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THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen

212 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5803
+1 212-405-4399
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
8 Jan 2018
“Call it what it is - a hotel bar”
13 Dec 2017
“One Bad Egg”
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
212 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5803
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a basic hotel bar, and a disappointing one. I've been in more charming bars in airports. The drinks were miserly and overpriced, and one of the two of us was sick with stomach cramps and diarrhea in the night after their meal. One waitress...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Enjoyed this bar a lot on my recent visit. Great drinks and very friendly staff. Always with a smile. The wifi was free too so people staying the hotel know you can come and have a drink and check your phone (If visiting from the...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Basically think of it as a hotel restaurant/bar. Nothing is going to be bad, just limited, overpriced food selection with slow service. I was just there to stay warm, drink, and find my next destination. I had a Makers Old-Fashion ($17) and a Jezibelle ($16),...More

Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Whoever was working the register on the morning of December 11th should not be working with customers. What a jerk! He not only managed to be rude to me but also my wife who went down for a second round of coffee. I gave her...More

Thank GodfatherSRQ
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Got breakfast at the LCL when checking out before catching a train out of the city. Showed up just after it opened and placed an order relatively quickly as we didn't have too much time before having to leave for the train. It took about...More

Thank Ankiseth
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Food was OK, not great. Worthwhile to venture out to a different restaurant though and just save LCL for a drink.

Thank Susan M. B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Unless you desperately need a bite to eat and cant walk 2 blocks up. Do Not Waste Your Time or Money. Restaurants in hotels are expected to be pricey. But high prices and bad service is unacceptable. We were seated and after 15min no one...More

Thank Akilah G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We went here for dinner as we were staying in the Westin Hotel. It has a pleasant atmosphere and the staff were very pleasant. It is a good bar, but has a limited food menu, though what we had was well cooked. The wine was...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Really nice food & drinks, but in my opinion a little expensive for what it is. The kids menu is ok, but I would of liked a bit more choice.

Thank jackblackCoventry
Reviewed 7 May 2017

stayed in this hotel, used the bar for a nightcap. friendly staff, good service. Good selection of drinks if a little expensive

Thank wheelies09
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23 July 2015|
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Response from Sigrid K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a nice breakfast menu for a leisurely sit down breakfast with all the "classic" NY breakfast options (eggs all styles, pancakes, bagels etc.).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
6:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5803
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-405-4399
  • E-mail
Located on the ground floor of The Westin New York Grand Central, THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen offers creative cocktails and a seasonal menu in a contemporary setting inspired by nature. Designed by STEPHANIEGOTO, the 2,600 sq. Ft. Space features an alluring curtain wall composed of vertical natural walnut planks, a palette of soft colored reflective glass and an illuminated "forest wall" which transitions from day to night. The LCL features an expansive collection of small-batch spirits, regionally brewed craft beers, global wine offerings and a rotating selection of Gerber Group's classic and modern cocktails that highlight market fresh ingredients and cold pressed juices. The kicked up comfort food menu is available from sunrise to well after sunset, and features favorites such as Deviled Organic Eggs, LCL LaFrieda Burger and Kale Salad. THE LCL also serves Starbucks Coffee, Organic Avenue juices and fresh grab-and-go options in the morning for guests on the move.
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