Luc
Luc

Luc

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thechefinthehat.com/
  • Phone: 2063286645x
  • 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 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Happy Hour: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • 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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Luc reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (87)fit for foodies (80)romantic (37)special occasion (35)great for outdoor dining (33)great for brunch (25)notable wine list (22)good for groups (18)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (3)Show More
  • A pleasant surprise
    Guzziguy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My daughter and I visited Luc this weekend on Saturday. The restaurant was energized but not wild. The service was extremely friendly. In fact, I had made a mistake about my reservation day and that was happily changed to Saturday night at a peak dining hour without a problem. The food was excellent. I would say that it was French Bistro with a Northwest touch, such as ceder plank Salmon. The menu is varied and my daughter and I had difficulty in making our choices because so many items looked too good to pass up. This means that we will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Luc would have it...
    RichardKelley
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I had never visited Luc, and when we came in at 6 PM we were surprised to find it mostly full and people spilling out onto the patio tables. We sat at the kitchen bar and absorbed a lesson in French cooking while we ate. The menu is remarkably large and diverse for a smallish place, and I saw several things I had seen in France but not in the U.S. (at least Seattle). My cassoulet came with house-made sausage and duck confit. The white beans were perfectly done, if few in number. My wife's seafood dish was excellent. All the portions are small, which I'm sure helps hold down the price. As is often the case, the Washington wines were well-chosen and a better value than the French. Our waiter seemed a little overworked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent Service and great food. Found us a nice quiet table as requested. Seated promptly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Maria13
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Every bite from starters to salad to dessert was wonderfully delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Visit -- All Good
    HappyEaterVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've dined at this restaurant three times in the past few months, and it has been consistently excellent. The frisee salad with lardons is decadently wonderful. I've had seafood on past visits (great salmon), but on this visit chose the chicken confit. I was delighted with my choice. For the outstanding quality of the food, the price is fairly reasonable. I would strongly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely fabulous!!! This is a
    Pammy
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    great neighborhood restaurant for fine dining or just the casual burger. I live in Madison Park and don't like to drive downtown late at night so this restaurant was perfect. The service was impeccable and the food was beyond delicious!! Their boeuf bourguignon was "melt in your mouth" heaven. We'll definitely be coming back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great dinner at Luc!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our whole family (including 3 teenagers) loves this place and we usually choose it for birthday dinners. The trout almondine was indescribably spectacular and I'm normally not a big trout fan. Also, not too much salt in the food, unlike other restaurants these days that feel the need to oversalt for some reason. I would highly recommend Luc!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luc's
    chopper
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    never fails, the food is amazing. sitting out side in the sun, what could be better, service , food AMAZING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience!
    Greatfood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had dinner Saturday night and had a wonderful time with outstanding food. A great value for the price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fanstastic
    CodyjenVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Everything about our meal was fantastic. Better french onion soup than we just had in France! Steak Frites perfect. Salad Lynoise amazing. Peanut butter smores dessert to die for. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    FeedMe
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Sure, Luc is two blocks from our house so it's really convenient. But it's the food and terrific service that keep us coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pjreichl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service is friendly and very knowledgeable. Food is expertly prepared and full of flavor. French twist on local ingredients. Upscale but still laid back vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at a good price .
    Bonappetit2
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Simply French bistro. Menu du jour set at a reasonable price with a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent French dining experience
    jsuther1974
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Luc is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle and is always good for an outstanding meal. If you particularly like French cuisine, you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork chop and Chicken - fabulous
    pansyollieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went late to Luc on A Friday. Lovely window booth. Shared as charred corn side as a started. Nice wines that were also reasonable. We both liked our entrees very much. Meat was prepared perfectly. Friendly service. Very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top-Shelf Food and Service
    BR549
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Luc is a vibrant French bistro-style restaurant in the Madison Valley. Service is top-notch as is the food. The most difficult aspect is deciding what to order when you know everything will be expertly prepared. The hamburger, probably the lowest priced item on the menu, is to die for and i regularly crave the frites. Reasonable prices for the type of restaurant. Limited, well-thought wine selections. If you're looking for quiet or an encyclopedic wine selection you might want to look elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weekend Brunch in Madison Valley
    sirilinneaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love LUC. Tried it out for brunch with 7 adults and 2 babies. Service was prompt and accommodating. Food was delicious as always. Beignets sell out quickly, so be sure to order yours right away, or risk having to wait. The patio is lovely, but too warm for us with the tiny ones with us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great casual bistro
    Tracidress
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Love the three course prix fixe menu. The food is wonderful and the service is relaxed and lovely
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special - not pretentious
    Note2self
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Luc gives us a perfect neighbourhood spot for classic French bistro fare in a space just big enough to hold it's warmth and elegance in balance. The gazpacho was to die for - tart, spicy, fresh. The steak frites with the precisely right amount of chimmichurri - I want it for every meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood find
    MWWW
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went here this week. I felt a little rushed from the service perspective which is why I gave it 3 stars. The food was good but the menu was a bit limited and slanted toward the heavy side or the casual dining side. I was surprised that there was only one seafood offering and that was the nightly special. It was salmon and I don't usually order that out because I eat enough of it at home. M y wife did get it and it was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, good service, a bit loud
    goodfood
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The bit too loud is coming from an older person who isn't crazy about the new acoustics in restaurants. We were in luck, since there were no parties larger than two in our area. I do like the food here and the service is always excellent as well. Luc's is one of my favorites (tho the Dahlia is my all-time favorite to put things in perspective). A bit high in the price arena, but against comparable restaurants. I like Luc's quite a lot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dinner!
    heatherb
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had a great celebration with family with amazing drinks, dinner and dessert! I cannot recommend Luc more - GO!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bastille Day dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner and the service immensely. We loved our British waiter - he was very attentive and was able to respond to our various questions with aplomb and wit. Yet, very respectful, knowledgeable and kind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Seattle must
    rickyb47
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We've been here twice and will be back again -- a regular stop when in Seattle. The food is extremely well prepared, and the prix fixe menu is right-on. The choices are excellent and the price is realistic. And the paired wine flight matches the entrees, no matter which you choose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • underwhelming french bistro fare
    discerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Never been to rovers and thought this would live up to expectations for traditional French bistro fare. Other than the souffle potato crisps and the chicken liver mousse (which had an amazing cherry gelee), the linguine duck confit, steak frites and pork chops were just average. Not worth a 2nd visit in my book as there are lots of other way better french bistro choices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent French food
    SteveZ723
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything we ordered was high quality and tasted wonderful. We've now been there twice, and will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    fionacoxVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    After all the hype about this being the restaurant that was opened as a response to the closure of Rover's, we were quite disappointed. The food was decent but the service left a lot to be desired. Would not visit again.
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  • Great Brunch location
    Lute
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I was very please with the atmosphere and service. I got a seat in the back that had a view of the kitchen and the delightful smells that accompanied it. Everything was delicious. I love the use of seasonal fruit and ingredients. To make it even better the Price was great as well. This little gem is worth the drive no matter where in the greater Seattle area you may reside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our favorite place
    Bella
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    While this is a neighborhood gem, we drive from our neighborhood just to come spend time at Lucs. The food is amazingly fresh and natural with tons of flavor. Our favorite part of our experience is the staff. From the second you walk in the door they make you feel like you are family. Warning... if you go to Lucs you will find that you want to go back again and again...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will not return
    likes2eat
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was fine. However, the service was very poor. Extremely slow and not even an apology.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Chef in the hat's best!
    Kari
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Ambience was perfect, and they have outdoor seating for warm evenings! Casual dining but with real farm to table feel! Really liked the beet salad, linguine and peanut butter ice cream dessert! If you get steak, be sure to order medium so as not to receive it over cooked! Overall, excellent choices with new twists for the season
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time guest
    travelguy
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Had a short business meeting on their patio. Loved the ambience, and the beef stew was outstanding. Bartender should know the difference between a lager and a belgian wheat, tho
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just what you need
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent food. Wonderful service. Our favorite place to go. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacificcool
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Two of us took the menu du jour - very good value for money- with the halibut as main dish. Tasty, but a bit dry and my friend,s portion had numerous bones in it. Which were hard to detect because of the pate feuilletee and made it difficult to eat. The waitress just acknowledged this information.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual and happy
    SHDine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Luc has a great energetic vibe, cheerful atmosphere and delicious food. Attentive service. Great place for a casual celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a winner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    One of my favorite places. Just was saying I wish I could live at Luc's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than ever
    dineoutseattleVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Luc used to be in the shadow of Rover's. Now it seems it's in the shadow of Loulay. Seattle has a very competitive food scene and it pays to look in the shadows... we've detected an uptick in the food at Luc (which was always very good.) There is something going on and we like it. Definitely worth a return visit to what is now a classic destination in a super neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great burgers
    mel2VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The noise level was not overbearing and we could actually hear each other without straining our voices. We all ordered burgers and they are delicious. It was a fun evening and perfect for what we wanted.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    EastsideFoodie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have heard about Luc for a long time and thought Father's Day would be a great time to treat my Dad and try it out. We walked in at 6:45 and the man (who ended up being our server) who greeted us looked flushed and flustered. I felt rushed from the moment we sat down. There was no real greeting or introduction to the food or any specials. The food was at best mediocre. From the soufflé fries that were just filled with grease to the overly sweet and salty French onion soup and then possibly the blandest steak frites I've ever tasted. My dad ordered the chicken breast and the waiter just said "it will take 30 minutes for that". Definitely not worth the wait. Blah service, blah atmosphere, blah food, blah.
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  • Simple, French and Easy.
    babybluebria
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went here for Father's Day and they were very kind and allowed us ten minutes in after out reservation. The fries were marvelous and our server even had someone run across the street to get us ketchup when we were out. I will say I was disappointed with the salmon crepe, it was a little bland for my taste, but the Benedict sliders were phenomenal. Overall positive experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.