Saturday, July 19, 2008


For Saturday's breakfast, we returned to a familiar place, L’Express. L'Express is a Lyonnaise bouchon and its foods celebrate that region. It is homey type of restaurant, with a bar on one wall and many French themed decorations, such as posters, on the walls. They are open 24/7 so you can always stop by for a bite to eat.

I come for their Croque Madame ($10.95), a large, grilled ham and cheese sandwich topped by two eggs over easy. The bread is obviously homemade and has a perfect crust and moist interior. The ham and cheese certainly seem of high quality and the ham was not fatty at all. The cheese was Swiss and had a superb taste. The eggs on top, when the yolks break and drizzle over the sandwich, completes an excellent sandwich. The sandwich is accompanied by some roasted red potatoes. Simple, but absolutely delicious.

I have been here a few times in recent years and it has maintained consistent quality. Service was good. They have plenty of other items for breakfast, prices ranging from about $6-10. Very reasonable prices for a good breakfast. A spot I highly recommend.

249 Park Ave. South
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 254-5858

L'Express in New York

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