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THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen

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Midtown
American, Bar, Pub
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212 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5803
+1 212-405-4399
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06:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 06:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 06:00 - 04:00
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Bermuda Run, North Carolina
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124 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nobody knows what they are doing. It was hectic and the food took forever. It's in the Westin but not managed by the hotel. My understanding is that it is outsourced. A lot of staff just stamding around and not taking care of the customers. Not worth it. I can spend $6 for coffee elsewhere.

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Thank jimhgil
Columbus, Ohio
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How can a NYC restaurant serve bagels that are as generic as Lenders frozen? Beyond overpriced--there are lots of options within a few doors of the hotel--wait staff seemed to go out of their way to act like rude NY waiters.

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Thank lsfcmh
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Good service, reasonable prices and lovely food. What more could you want? I recommend the burger, it is so good!

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Thank Ruth H
Lindale, Texas
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The vegetables were great! Steak not so much for $27.00! I asked to get the meal to go and they were very nice. Suggested I go up to my room and they would call when it was ready.

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Thank Patti M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is the default option if you are staying at The Westin Grand Central. Good food and good service and many sports to watch while you enjoy your meal

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Thank Jordi M
Southport, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I would recommend this place . Particularly with staying at the Westin next door it's so close and a lot better prices . The sandwiches were divine and Di was breakfast . Ample choice and open from 0600 .

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Thank tomsam
San Clemente
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Westin New York Grand Central is a wonderful hotel, and one would think a first-rate hotel would have at least a decent restaurant. Well, think again. In central Manhattan even moderately priced restaurants are expensive. Hotel restaurants are also noted for being overpriced, but $80 for a grilled cheese sandwich, French onion soup and a midget piece of tough... More 

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Thank gdbill
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We had a nice specialty cocktail at the bar, and some delicious bar snacks, included deviled eggs and tuna tartare. We also had a nice breakfast.

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Thank John W
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice place to unwind with friends in the evenings.The food and drinks are good here. The staff were very friendly, helpful and lively.

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Thank Manju S
Roseville, California
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We arrived hungry at the Westin Grand Central just 30 minutes before they closed the lobby coffee shop named the LCL. We had just stepped off our flight and wanted a simple burger. Two diners, two burgers with fries, two ice teas and a little club soda for a stain: $65 with tip. The burgers were good, kinda of like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 02:00
Monday
06:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 02:00
Thursday
06:00 - 04:00
Friday
06:00 - 04:00
Saturday
06:00 - 04:00
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
Description
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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