Lucques

4.6
2250 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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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Disappointed with the Corned Beef. Wine pairings and wine service EXCELLENT.

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IT
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Lucques many times, but this was our first with our teen age daughters who are 16 & 18. We all loved the experience, from the delicious and creative food including the desserts (we tried three of them) to the attentive service everything was excellent. We enjoyed our time as a family and the whole experience, and we strongly recommend this wonderful establishment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all around. It was a slow midweek night, so nice and quiet dining experience.

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F
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service. This was “Sunday Supper”.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I have always loved Lucques, but was extremely disappointed has with our experience last Sunday.

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ON
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was great but felt very overpriced for what it was. Service was OK but not great.

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V
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I'd give it 5 stars but mushrooms with gremolata side was absurdly rubbery and tasted very basic. And the cheesecake dessert was far shy of a piece of cheesecake. And ridiculously priced.

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GS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food prepared and served by true professionals who are knowledgeable, warm and personable.

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JK
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attended the annual cassoulet night and per usual it was three courses of ridiculousness... a delicious salad and dessert book-ending the main event: a giant pot of heaven. Great restaurant that I need to visit more often.

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AK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Lucque's annual Cassoulet Night for the 6th time in the last 7 years. A truly great experience as it is any time you visit this classic farm to table restaurant.

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MP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is about our 10th Cassoulet Night. Love it - everything is perfectly done. And I just finished the leftovers.

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MT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous.

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The cassoulet was tasty but incredibly small portion. Also rather dry. Compare to Republique!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did the Cassoulet to Go and it was amazing. Definitely worth the money.

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MM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lucques is an upscale restaurant with excellent food and service. It is esthetically very attractive. The wine list has many good selections of both red and white.
The prices are commensurate with the food and wine but well worth it. Curbside valet parking is available and a glance at the adjacent parking lot, usually filled with Rolls, Bentleys and Ferraris, will tell you as much about Lucques as any review.

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j
Los Angeles
132 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

As always Lucques is a welcoming environment...with a well trained and considerate staff. And once you’ve passed through the scrum of guests waiting to be seated a delightful dining experience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to be in this beautiful space with outstanding food. I have celiac disease and they were very helpful and accommodating.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Very overpriced, food was indistinguishable, and the restaurant was so noisy that we had to yell to hear each other.

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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to Lucques is always a wonderful experience. This time I was taking my sister, who lives in Northern California. She has heard me rave about Lucques for so many years that she wanted to try it. We were both delighted with our meal. The short ribs were succulent, and the onions, mashed potatoes and horseradish cream were the perfect accompaniment. I will add that I'm usually more of a fish person so I've never ordered the short ribs from Lucques before, but I know it is one of the restaurant's signature dishes so finally after many years I decided to try it. The ricotta dumplings were also excellent. My sister ordered the same dishes that I did, and she liked them a lot, too. Lucques is such a comfortable restaurant to go to. Even waiting in the front by the fire for your fellow diner to come is comforting. The patio is lovely, and this is one of the few restaurants in L.A. that is not too noisy. I've been coming here from time to time since it opened twenty years ago, and it has never disappointed. Oh, yes, the Santa Barbara Pinot Noir was also excellent.

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G
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Front of house looked nice but we were in the covered outdoor area. Siberia. Rushed service. Mediocre food. Wouldn’t return.

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

terrible experience — valet keyed my husband’s car and the restaurant did nothing despite promises to resolve it. menu is tired. service is mediocre at best. everything costs 25% more than it should.

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G
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I always take my out of town guest to Lucques. They never disappoint.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Family in town

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BK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite L.A. restaurants that I don't visit enough....Lucques was unbelievably quiet during this lunchtime reservation I had made for a friend's birthday....think we were one of maybe three tables during lunch hour. How can this be? Lucques' food is DIVINE, atmosphere is heavenly.....our waiter was pleasant and not over-bearing or hovering....plus it snowed for three seconds outside that day - unusual in L.A.!
All around, a great experience. I will be back sooner rather than later.

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m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
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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E
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
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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DC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
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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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 on February 17, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 14, 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 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Valentine’s Day dinner

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L
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Los Angeles!

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MT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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
7 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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H
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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