Lucques

4.7
2225 reviews
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Since opening in 1998 Lucques has garnered extraordinary accolades and is now recognized as one of the country’s best restaurants. It's California cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences is served in the warm and intimate setting of the rustic carriage house of the original Harold Lloyd estate.

One of the reasons for the all the acclaim is the Sunday Supper, the night that best exemplifies the original mission of owners Chef Suzanne Goin and Sommelier Caroline Styne, by offering seasonal prix fix menus that re-create the atmosphere of a relaxed family dinner.
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable dining area; quiet, and the staff was exemplary. And one of the best steaks I've had at a restaurant (And I'm a stack snob) !

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Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service attentive, but not cloying. Food cooked perfectly. Two nearby tables had males talking to impress....how does loud impress?

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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Don’t go on a cold night. The heaters were off and staff wouldn’t turn them on. Not only was it not pleasant eating in a down coat but I swear my meal cooled more quickly. Would otherwise be great as always.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had. We went for Sunday Supper and enjoyed the wine pairings. Loved the knowledgeable and unpretentious staff who made us feel like friends! Can’t wait to go back!

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JL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently excellent! Tried and true!
Great for a special evening

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had always wanted to try the Sunday suppers, and we went last Sunday to support our friend, Amelia, the farmer you celebrated that night. The meal was fabulous, Isabelle, our waitress was just delightful and so attentive, she really made our meal a wonderful experience.
All the staff, from Christian, and all who greeted us made us feel so welcome and like family. The ambiance was warm and romantic as well.
And to top it off, I was thrilled to be able to meet Suzanne and thank her and shake her hand! So exciting!

Kim and Pete Alvarez

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LA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Suppers should not be missed. Find one that suits your palate and enjoy a convivial meal with fellow Angelenos in the know. Travelers always welcome, too.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!

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TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I love the food at Lucques and haven't ever had a bad meal. But this time the falafel lunch entree was very dry.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A place with Perfect atmosphere and great foods! Love it!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Valentine’s Day dinner

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Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We have spent many birthdays and special occasions at Lucques and keep coming back because the food and service are terrific. I sad to say not so this time. The food in our prime fixe meal was not inspired and service was spotty. Sad.

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GM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Los Angeles!

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MT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Completely overpriced for a mediocre experience. $422 for veggies for 2 (just to reserve the evening) then an additional $100 plus for drinks.. and then they add a an employee health care charge to the bill?! Seriously, for what you charge for carrots; you should provide healthcare for your employees. That’s just embarrassing. At the end of a completely unimpressive meal, We go to retrieve our car from valet (the only option for parking) which was supposed to be 8,50, but if you don’t have cash, you have to walk inside to pay, where they inexplicably raise the valet price to $11. Seriously, the Up-charges are embarrassing. Charge what you want for the restaurant and let the sneaky up-charges go. It doesn’t look good on you.

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TW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in LA. Exquisite and always interesting food in a warm, friendly atmosphere.

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a 12 noon reservation. Five of us. We arrived five minutes early, and the door was locked. They kept us standing in the rain until 12 noon.

I doubt I will ever go back.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

While I greatly enjoyed my dinner at Lucques, I would give the overall experience a rating of 4/5 due to the setting. Our table was small, cramped against a wall as though it were an afterthought. The table next to us was incredibly loud, and the music overhead slightly too noisy. I chose this restaurant not only for it's fabulous food (of which I would give 5/5) but also because of the setting, as I hoped it would be a calm setting where I could catch up with an old family friend who was in town for Frieze (and had just arrived from Germany). Had the setting been quieter and our table better positioned I would give Lucques 5/5.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was OK but the server was sick, which made us very uneasy. Asked to lower the music a few times before they actually did it.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was slow and confused. Our main was luke warm and the apps were forgettable.

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BL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Original and high quality meals!
Exceptional meat with perfect cooking !!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal. Innovative touches to every dish. Overly generous portion sizes. Meats cooked exactly as requested. Service was well paced and attentive. Could not have asked for better all around dining experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! The food was delicious

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was really cold and food wasn’t hot either.

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RH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My experience over the last 5 years is that the food quality is uneven

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TH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucques is the gold standard for food, ambience, and experience. I apologize for not knowing how to rate the noise level. Should it be one bar for quiet or lots of bars for noisy? Whatever the scale, my experiences at Lucques are always perfect. There is a buzz in the air, but you can have a quiet conversation. Regarding noise on my latest visit, I will add a special note. Bagpipes! They are not part of the standard music, but it was a Robert Burns Dinner. How could there NOT be bagpipes. That kind of thing epitomizes dining at Lucques: Attention to detail.

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a
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scottish night - what fun! Obviously this is a fav restaurant for many people with means. This was a special treat outing for us and it was a treat. It was a Sunday night and a prix fixe menu with a Scottish theme. We were greeted by a friendly wait staff, there was a bagpipe player, a lively group celebrating a birthday in the bar, and a simple yet elegant dining room. We decided to put our dinner in the hands of the chef. We ate things we wouldn't normally choose and enjoyed every minute of it. From fish soup to haggis, (a modified version from the traditional recipe) we loved every bite and every dish went back clean. The wine pairings were lovely and unique (I know nothing about wine except for what I like and don't.) The sommelier was knowledgeable and friendly, sharing tidbits that were interesting and fun, despite my lack of viticultural expertise. All in all it was a great night. It was a splurge, mostly funded as a gift from my parents, but an experience that will be remembered as delightful. I highly recommend!

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TB
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are the most outstanding in LA! wonderful quality of cooking. Service staff is cordial, knowledgeable and non-intrusive. My favorite restaurant in LA. Never fails to amaze me.

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service level did not match the price. Waiter was ok, but not as good as other fine dining restaurants.

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took our 21 year old son and his girlfriend here to celebrate my birthday. It is a cozy and beautiful spot, elegant, not too loud. Cocktails were delicious. We each ordered a different entree and were universally pleased. We shared two desserts among the four of us and - again - cleaned our plates. We highly recommend Lucques for a special night out. Every restaurant should serve food this good.

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LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was very salty. The cocktails were overly sweet. We sat in a booth and the overhead lights were glaring into my eyes. The space was seemed aggressively under-decorated. Pretty disappointing experience.

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g
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a special Sunday Dinner @ Lucques that featured amazing cheeses in each course. The cheese proprietor was on hand to share the delicacies of each cheese, where it was made and from goats or cows. The menu was built around the cheeses and demonstrated a sophisticated and subtle approach to bringing out the best of each cheese.

As always the Matt and the staff were very attentive and friendly. The sommelier picked great wines to accompany each course and came by the table to explain his reasons for the choice and the history of the particular wine.

It was a rare evening of wonderful flavors all working together and presented by a very dedicated staff who clearly were enjoying the evening themselves.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lovely dinner except for long wait between courses and main course when it eventually came out was tepid warm not hot with plates being cold We were a party of four. Our server was excellent. Problem lay in the kitchen

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C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Dine LA menu. Very good food and service and drinks. Cozy and warm! Would highly recommend!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lucques doesn’t need my review; it’s a first class restaurant, as good today as it was when Suzanne Goins first started cooking. We were seated in the “patio” room—a bit chilly in January and dark—but our outstanding server made up for any atmospheric shortcomings.

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ES
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This restaurant has a nice setting, very hip. Also VERY laud and has some odd policies, they add 3% to pay for the staffs medical benifits. I found that to be odd and uncomfortable.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was well prepared food and excellent service.

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RH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend for his birthday after not having been to Lucques for awhile and now I regret waiting so long to come back. There is a reason why this restaurant has been around for so long, it should be a model for the way all restaurants should be run. From the food (which was absolutely delicious-I am still thinking about mine) to the staff to the atmosphere everything was absolutely wonderful. . Our server was very knowledgable and funny and the perfect amount of present without swarming over us. We could hear each other talk, our water glasses were immediately refilled and the wine suggestion was fantastic, We went on a pouring rainy day and it was cozy and warm and i know when it is nice out the back patio is amazing. This was my favorite dining experience in a really long time and I dine out very often.

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been meaning to try Lucques for years. This month, Dine LA and a nearby appointment made this the perfect stop. The food was delicious, service was attentive. The prices were not outrageous, as a matter of fact, they were quite reasonable for the portions and quality of the food we received. They do have that annoying little health insurance surcharge noted on their bills (just raise the prices of the dishes 50 cents and stop the demonstrable political correctness, for goodness sakes! Cover your costs.), but that being said, I would gladly come here again and again.

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S
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

DineLA lunch choices were limited but all good. Salad or soup, then veggie sandwich or fresh fish.

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DJ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was dine in LA night and I did not realize it. I think it is much better all the way around when its on a regular schedule. Its a good restaurant.

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