Another DimensionA wonderful dining experience made special by Amanda, our waitress. She has a great personality and was just terrific in explaining the dishes. You can tell she loves what she does. The dinner gave us all a new culinary experience. The flavors were intense and stimulating. Overall, a dinner to remember. Will back again.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my partner for hisI took my partner for his birthday and I think I have made a good decision we both enjoyed the food very much and we surprised the restaurant also have a pre-set 3 course menu and it was awesome. The service and atmosphere was great I will recommend to my friends and family it was a great dinning experience.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMdine around town weekwe went for dinner during dine about town week and had a three course tasting menu for under $40 a person. I was worried because of the occasion and special pricing the quality of the food wouldn't stand up to the level of items on the regular menu, but i was amazed. the portions were generous and the attention to detail was the same a regular dining experience at Luce. If anything I would complain about the service, we had three different people serve us over the course of our meal, and our designated waiter was less attentive than he could have been.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLuce is SuperbFrom the moment we entered the restaurant to being seated and served ... we were treated with so much respect and kindness. Never thought a distinguished restaurant could have such great staff all the way around. We were so lucky to go there when SF was having its Dining about Town because the 3-course menu was fantastic. Our server Keith was delightful and his assistants Farog and Enrique were equally well-trained and efficient. The entire meal was like a grand symphony, food was so fresh and delectable, and service was so spot on. All in all ... a wonderful celebration of our 40th!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprisingly SensualI expected the freshest, most select ingredients and preparation from this Michelin starred restaurant, but each one of my three courses went beyond good tasting. Each plate was eye candy, so artfully presented that I wanted to look at it and study it before starting to eat. Once on my palette, the textures were so intriguing that I sometimes yearned to touch the food with more than my tongue. The blend of ingredients was not only imaginative and artful, but delicious. Textures of chocolate and olive oil. A touch of pistachio granola juxtaposed with tender, silky baby lettuce. A basel scent wafting from the panna cotta. Luce was a standout dining experience.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellenceFlawless service and food! A surprising find in a downtown hotel but will definitely return!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy palette is still dancingIt is hard for to figure out why this perpetual Michelin Star awarded eatery isn't packed. Perhaps being located in a hotel casts a stigma upon it. I too may have taken a pass if I didn't see the congratulatory ad in the elevator ...very glad I saw it.
The experience overall was very good, the food from the amuse bouche onward was excellent. Luce is a foodie-worthy destination. We will return while in San Francisco.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWonderful food delicious gourmet cutting edge fresh ingredients. Great service very accommodating servers. Too bad location is in a hotel, ambiance needs improving5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLuce is a pleasant surpriseLuce, located in the Intercontinental Hotel, proved to be a pleasant surprise. The food was very fresh and delicious. The Branzino was flavorful and cooked to the right temperature giving it a very tender texture. The chicken was a bit dry as in most restaurants but still flavorful. My only complaint is that no "sides" or starches came with the dish, only vegetable garnishes. The service was excellent as the waiter checked on us often. The decor is beautifully modern with high glass walls and tall ceilings. A bit overpriced but a great place to visit for a special occasion!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThe food was outstanding. I went on Tuesday and the restruant was not busy.
The prices were reasonable, the service was friendly and well timed..
I also met the chef.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticLuce has the best burgers around. Always cooked to perfection. Portions are just right! Love taking friends and family there.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!We went for their tasting menu using a Gilt City coupon. The meal was an absolute delight from start the finish. The wines were paired perfectly with each course and detailed explanations were given by the friendly and professional staff. I am sincerely incapable of finding even 1 flaw. This was even better than the 1st time we went there.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMInnovative menu and friendly,Innovative menu and friendly, attentive service.. Likely overlooked simply because of its location indide a hotel, it's perfect for a quiet, romantic dinner.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Gem in the cityThe service was excellent and the staff was attentive and very friendly. The staff explained each of the dishes that we ordered and explain the preparation of each dish.
The chef was excellent with fantastic flavoring and the presentation was beautiful. Excellent for special occasions and the ambiance is superb. Highly recommend and a gem in San Francisco.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHopped over to Luce from theHopped over to Luce from the convention center for a quick business lunch. The atmosphere was perfect, the staff were attentive in the right way, and the food did not disappoint. Definitely will keep this in mind when in San Francisco on business in the future.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest value and tasting meal in SanOleo ably the best meal we had in San Francisco. Wonderful ingredients, exciting menu, delicious wines and excellent service. Really well informed and charming staff. VERY good value for money. Much better than the Big Four restaurant, which was formulaic and tired. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. It was rather noisy, but perhaps that was to be expected on Friday night, near the bar. Otherwise 10/10. Thanks4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service this time.Excellent service this time. Asparagus goat cheese omelet a bit bland, gluten free toast delightful and very appreciated. Invisible waitstaff effortless, perfectly supporting our needs.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique, delicious, and amazingI went on the last night for the culinary clash (Brennan Price) and never have I not been able to choose a favorite dish out of the three courses. Each course was filled with extremely unique flavors that all blended together in the most perfect way. The wine pairing was elegant and delicious. The service was perfectly timed and attentive and the restaurant was simple yet elegant provided the perfect surroundings. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better meal, night, and experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant- my girlfriendFantastic restaurant- my girlfriend and I like to find a nice restaurant to go out to every 3 months or so and we chose Luce. It was very large and open, and we were attended to very well by our server, Joe. He even took the time to learn our names and had some meaningful conversation with us.
We had appetizer, 2 entrees, and dessert. Also had the Pinot Noir- fabulous. Huge selection, high quality food that was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. We were encouraged to take our time, not rushed out.
Such a wonderful and romantic evening- and very close to Powell BART station.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMClean, hight quality foodClean, hight quality food with excellent presebtatio, while the service just could not get any better!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the tasting menu.I got the set tasting menu with the wine pairing. The food was interesting and original. I had been to the restaurant before and just ordered menu items, the tasting menu is for sure the way to get the best and freshest items.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe salmon with potato chiveThe salmon with potato chive pancake, tomato confit, wild arugula and lemon beurre blanc was cooked perfectly with the skin crispy. My husband had the steak frites and the fries were good!12/22/2012 12:00:00 AM