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  • Address:
    2800 East Madison Street
    Seattle, WA 98112
    Leschi / Madrona / Madison Park
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Luc Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thechefinthehat.com/
  • Email: info@thechefinthehat.com
  • Phone: (206) 328-6645
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday:4:30pm -11:00pm,
    Saturday 4:30pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday 4:30 - 10:00pm,
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Happy Hour: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Thierry Rautureau
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Thierry will travel, so remember Luc when planning a catered event, a private cooking demonstration in your home, or a luncheon at your office.

    For more information regarding catering events, please call the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 28th Ave E & Madison Street
  • Public Transit: #11, #8
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking can be found along Madison Street and the surrounding neighborhood.
A word from Luc
Luc is a French-American café and bar named after the owner Thierry Rautureau's father, Luc Rautureau.

Located at the intersection of Madison Street and 28th Avenue in the heart of Seattle's Madison Valley, Luc is a neighborhood spot with heartwarming food, fresh cocktails and a well-selected wine list including our own blend, Luc.

The menu highlights the Luc Burger, Boeuf Bourguignon, Trout Almandine, Chocolate Pot de Crème along with daily specials and a daily specialty dish to be shared family style.

Luc is a journey and a feast for the senses in a very casual atmosphere.

Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the bar, kitchen counter, and patio.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a good time. The crowd really died down past 8PM on Sunday night. The cocktails are great and tasty. The food is alright. I liked my salad and entrée, which is halibut. My friends got the pork chop and we're surprised that it's just pork chop and fries..that's diner food. Dessert is pretty good."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "so good and the servers are great. gets very crowded and noisy, but after a couple of Lucatinis you won't care."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was great, server was nice, will definitely go back there!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I think how a restaurant does their restaurant week menu says a lot about a place. I've been to places that "cheap out" and for me this is a sign not to return. The restaurant week dinner at Lucs consisted of selections from their regular menu and was excellent. I know I can count on Luc's for a lovely French Bistro dinner."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We visited Luc during Restaurant Week and had a great experience. It is a great space with as many tables laid out to accommodate the maximum number of people. Despite this, we felt very comfortable. The food is the reason to come here though. Everything was great. We started with a couple of complimentary small dishes - a great touch - followed by a great carrot/ginger soup and a wonderful beet salad. I then had the pork chop which was just about perfect and so big I had some to take home. My partner had halibut which was beautifully presented and very tasty. Desserts were equally good. This was as good a meal as I have had in a ver long time and everything was presented beatifully."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I had the carrot ginger soup, pork chop, French fries, and fabulous tangy flan with apple compote for dessert. Exceptional were the soup and dessert but the chop was very good. My friend had the beet salad, and halibut. She is a fine cook and gave her dinner 4 spoons. We arrived at 5:30 which was perfect because the place was hopping by 6:00. Lively but not too noisy. The service was pleasant and appropriately solicitous. Wonderful evening. The dessert was like nothing I've had--kind of a yogurty flan. Great texture and creaminess."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Every morsel was delicious! Can't wait to go back to try everything on the menu!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Went to Luc on a Sunday night, excellent service. Started with the cheese plate, and signature cocktail, the blue cheese was very smooth and the Luctini was smooth too. Beet salad with quinoe was light and refreshing. The beets were sweet and perfectly roasted. My entree was the White Bean Cassoulet, three meats and white beans made for a very hearty meal. No room for dessert, maybe next time."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our first dining experience at Luc. Different from Rover's; will refrain from comparing. The service was welcoming, attentive; and knowledgeable. The menu is enticing; our choices were terrific. I love that Chef has continued the tradition of "Amuse Bouche." as the beginning ot the dining experience. From an ambience standpoint, I wish it were a little more brightly lit - older eyes had some difficulty reading the menu."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Last minute get-together with a long time friend. We loved that it was not too noisey. We could actually hear each other and have a good visit. Excellent food! Attentive but not annoyingly bothersome service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food with a fun, cozy ambiance that let's you enjoy the experience at your own pace."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We came to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was absolutely spot on with great service, terrific food and wine and great to have a prix fixe option that made it affordable, as well. We will definitely come back to enjoy it again!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "started with our server questioning us whether we could sit where the hostess had seated us. it went down hill from there. she was unattentive, unknowledgeable, served us well after 3 other tables that sat down after us, insisted no pouring the wine after i asked her not to, filled the wine glasses about 3/4 of the way. this is was i would expect at the IHOP. i purchased a $45 bottle of white rhone that tasted almost as good as 2-buck chuck. not a food friendly wine in the least. it doesn't seem like a Thierry choice. he must have turned over ops to soemone else. the food was OK, not great. just OK. this was my third visit to Luc and the other 2 times were much better."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent experience. We had a booth that would have fit 4 comfortably but there were just 2 of us. If you get a table, you may feel a little cramped. We swear the server was watching us on video b/c his timing was impeccable. The food was perfect. Absolutely perfect. Try the fixed price menu."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We've never had a disappointing moment at Luc in all the years we've been going there. Sometimes it's a weeknight burger at the bar, sometimes it's a late night cocktail, sometimes it's a special occasion dinner. Luc always makes us feel like we're getting a warm hug and an outstanding meal from a good friend. What a gem."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We dined at the restaurant on Friday.Service was good, friendly and timely.Room had good energy. But.....the food was so average it was unbelieveable. House salad lettuce was wet so it had zero flavour, salt cod fritters were blah. The exception was the chicken liver mousse, it was delicious. The entrees both cassoulets were bland , duck confit not crisp and the lamb sausage was salty. Trout, the almonds were burnt sides were good. The pork shoulder special tasted good but was way over cooked. After all the good things I had heard I was perplexed that I had recommended the restaurant to our friends. We dine out frequently and I would rate this experience a two out of ten. Possibly the Chef is spending his time at his new restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had a great time connecting with old friends at Luc's. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. We were provided a corner table in a nook-like space near the door, providing our table of 4 some nice intimacy. Want to impress someone with a nice French meal? Choose Luc's."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went to Luc after Pedis down the street for my friend's birthday. I'd made a reservation so they greeted us w/ "Happy Birthday" and seated us at a nice booth in the back. Even at 7pm the place was packed! Our waiter was excellent as was all the service. I had the 3-course set menu and my friend the moules frittes. The pork chop was delicious as was the carrot-ginger soup. We ordered a 1/2 carafe of the house red which was very nice and reasonably priced. Luc is definitely a hot spot and my friend commented she felt like a hipster having dined there. While I like good food I don't dine out a lot which made Luc such a nice treat. The great service on top of the delicious food was icing on the cake! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The perfect green salad ever lightly dressed with Tarragon dressing. This was coupled with remarkably subtle and ideal chicken. Savory satisfaction!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The ambience of this place was very nice - dim lighting, but not too dark. Music wasn't too loud, so I could talk to my friends across the table without shouting. I love to see the cooks in the kitchen - from my table you could see them. The food was very good. Good amount of flavor in my beouf bourginoun, and the leek soup was a great starter. We ordered a yogurt type dessert. Not usually what I go for, my standard is chocolate. I'm glad I tried it - it was delicious and very refreshing."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I've been to Luc multiple times and each time something is not quite right. This time two of us ordered off the tasting menu and both ordered the pork shoulder. Mine was tender and delicious and my dinner companion's was tough but tasty. The potatoes were flavorful but felt like they just came out of the refrigerator. Dessert, pot de creme, was quite good. I ordered the 10 oz "carafe" of wine. The waitress poured the first taste and after that I had to pour my own. I can't understand why a server cannot see an empty glass and pour. But I do enjoy Luc. I just wish I could have a complete dining experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Have visited Luc several times since its opening, our name is even on the wall as a financial backer. Food has depth in taste, reasonable serving sizes, good service. Recently we had margarita pizza - good, cassoulet -good and enough for 2, and linguine - okay, too rich especially when duck confit was added. Salad with tarragon dressing - good. Dessert of chocolate cake with caramel was good. House white wine had a light fizz to it. Wish menu had more variety over time. The kitchen has talent. They produce good food, but they produce the same good food with little new added, menu is a bit stale. We come to use up our gift cards from investment since Rovers closed. Very Madison Park crowd."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "First of all, there is nothing like window shopping your meal. The Chef is fun and the whole crew are really great and consistent! Food was tasty. House wine also hit the spot."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We just celebrated a birthday at Luc and what an extraordinary meal. We both elected the fixed price meal and the delicacies kept coming. The food was a as good as Rovers (one of Tierrys' previous restaurants in the neighborhood but with out the hype and price.The service was top notch and even the house wine was very palatable. We will be back! Mark and Patricia"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our experience this time was mediocre. The chicken liver mousse and the salad lyonnaise were excellent! All three of us had the trout almandine and it was just not executed right. The trout was dry (maybe a little over cooked) and the sauce just did not seem right! The first time I had this dish at Luc it was superb. Service was a little off this evening too; our server was nice but her communication skills seemed off and lacked a warmth that is usually typical for Luc! Definitely an off night for our experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We always enjoy Luc. The food ranges from elegant to lusciously informal (the burger is spectacular), and the specials are always a great deal. Two of our party had the pork chop special on a recent visit, and both proclaimed it the best they had ever had. Even something as simple as vanilla ice cream was memorable. We will most definitely come here again."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great chefs! Everything was done perfectly. We started with the Pork belly sliders and oh my gosh! They just melted in our mouths. A great evening with wonderful staff. We will recommend this restaurant to all our friends and family."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a fantastic time. The service was perfect. We were taken care of without the service feeling invasive. The food was amazing. Overall the experience was beyond what I had hoped for."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I enjoy the food at Luc and it's a hopping social spot nearly every night. Sometimes the noise level is quite high, especially near the kitchen or when the bar is packed. The mixed drinks are large, and strong (!), and the wine selection is usually excellent. It's a nice spot for brunch as well."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Very good, but just not memorable enough to justify a return trip. Service and food was fine, but the food scene in Seattle is so competitive that unless food/service/setting stands out, there's no reason to go back. That was the case here."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Rustic, hardy with a light touch. Crispy pork belly that was not overpowering. Assaults with the creepiest duck config. Excellent service."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The food and service were amazing. This was my third visit and it was just as enjoyable as my first."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went along for the Happy Weekend menu. Appetizers, small plates and large plates were well priced. Pork belly and also quiche of the day were lovely. No cheese plate on the happy hour menu but not a problem for the kitchen to make one up."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Took my gf here for valentine's day. We got the 4 course dinner special. Food was okay maybe because we came on Valentine's day normal dinner menu food may be better. However our server was a French lady with short hair and was outstanding! Very friendly and attentive even though the restaurant was packed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The service was excellent and very attentive. We had the 4 course prix fix with wine pairings. Every course was served timely and was fantastic. The wine pairings were excellent and complemented the meal very well. We will definitely return in the future."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was amazing as always, and the atmosphere was great for a Valentine's dinner!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This bistro, sometimes referred to as "Son of Rovers," has very good food, very good service. They have an a la carte menu as well as a prix fix menu each evening. The food was cooked perfectly, sauced and spiced well. We had a lovely dinner. One thing to be aware of is that like bistros in Paris, seating is very tight."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went to Luc for our Valentine's dinner. The service was great, we were happy without table; we ordered the 4 course dinner with wine pairings. Each course was delicious and the accompanying wines matched wonderfully. We will be back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good, and service was respectable for a busy holiday evening (Valentine's Day). But the place was a little hectic and frenzied, so it didn't feel all that special. I suspect Luc feels more intimate and relaxing when the dining room has fewer tables of diners stacked in there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We weren't expecting Rover's quality, especially at Luc's relatively reasonable prices, but the overall quality of the food was very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/11/2014