Lucques
Lucques

Lucques

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucques.com/
  • Phone: 3236556277x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Dinner:
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Monday &Tuesday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday- Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Executive Chef: Suzanne Goin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Lucques can cater anything from a small, intimate gathering, to a full scale gala event.

    Past events and clients include the Screen Actors Guild Award Dinner, GQ Magazine, The UCLA Hammer Museum, Vanity Fair Magazine and many private individuals.

    For more information please call us.
  • Private Party Facilities: Dining at Lucques is a singular experience. It’s undoubtedly fine dining, but in a wonderfully comfortable environment. We are fully capable of bringing that identical experience to your private functions.

    From the exposed brick and inviting hearth a the center of our main dining room to the all season garden area, the spaces we can offer your large group are equal for any occasion.

    Whether it's a cocktail reception or a seated dinner, our restaurant staff can create an event as special as Chef Goin's award winning cuisine and as unique as Caroline Styne's artisanal wine list.

    For more information please call us.
  • Private Party Contact: Matt Duggan 3236556277x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Cienega
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is located in front of the restaurant at 8474 Melrose Avenue.
    On street also available.
A word from Lucques
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Lucques reviews from OpenTable diners
262 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (172)special occasion (152)romantic (118)great for outdoor dining (113)neighborhood gem (78)notable wine list (77)great for lunch (37)hot spot (32)good for groups (27)great for brunch (16)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Special dinner
    ItalyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Dinner was especially creative and wonderful. I like the changes which were made in the seating in the outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pursued onto the street!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Have wanted to eat at Lucques for a while and went as a birthday treat. Charming ambiance, good (not exceptional) food. Should have been a good review, BUT: VERY expensive wine list. Our moderate bottle of Californian red was $290...on a total bill of $500. There are just two bathrooms. I stood in line for 10 minutes while my steak went cold. It took 15 minutes to process our credit card, so long that our Über driver left. As a result my husband reduced the tip. And the waiter chased us onto the street as we waited to know why we'd paid less than recommended. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't service charge discretional? Birthday dinner spoiled. We won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HealthyFoodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Incredible food and great service. Wine list was pricey to the point of being pretentious. Not enough moderately priced wines on the wine list. When dinner is $100.00, do I really need an $800.00 bottle of wine, or even a bunch of choices at over $300.00? I mean seriously! How about a selection of good wines from $50.00 to $100.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New World with Old World charm
    KarinaTable55
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A wonderful menu and atmosphere (indoor and outdoor space) and service...close to the Beverly Center, a restaurant that has survived and evolved over the years...an LA gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It's unaccetable that this kind of restaurant offers just a tasting menu and not a la carte on sunday dinner......!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Doug
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Their $45 Sunday night supper was an excellent opportunity to experience a first-class restaurant at a bargain price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    Wayney
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our party of four celebrated our wedding anniversary with the Sunday Suppers evening at Lucques. We arrived a few minutes early. The hostess was very cordial and gave us the choice of a few outside tables and a few tables inside. We chose inside as it was quite a warm evening. Our server, Sarah, was absolutely wonderful. She was skillful with pouring our wine and very knowledgeable about the menu. I would hope to have her serve us again. We had a difficult time deciding between the duck confit and the trout and finally went with the trout. She allowed us to order one of the duck confit dinners to share for a mid course, which turned out to be a great idea. We all got to taste it and still have the trout. We all loved our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect
    RmschreyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My very favorite place for Sunday evening supper in LA, its always perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed the service benchmarks.
    JeevieJaiHo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had been wanting to try Lucques for over a year now, but avoided during LA Restaurant Week because I heard the select menu was not very appealing. Finally went - unfortunately we were not offered to sit on the outside patio. It took a good 10 minutes before a waiter offered us a drink - I'm not sure if it was where we were sitting, but our server was not attentive & I needed to ask for a wine top-up more than once. The food was very good - I tried the short ribs & they were amazing. But I can't get past the poor service standards - especially for a restaurant that has added the 3% Healthcare levy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • classic
    reviewVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant came through with flying colors.. Food was tasty..aptmosphere was adult yet nice.. service polished.. not a bargain, but one of the best restaurants in the city!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Okay service. Pleasant staff. Excellent food. Shockingly expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    lindafromsfVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    What a great place to dine. Always fantastic service, delicious seasonal local food, wonderful wines and very comfortable ambience. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needed it
    HIfoodlover
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It has been a while since I was able to have a nice dinner with my wife after our first child and this was an excellent place to have it. The food was great, they were prepared to deal with my wife's food allergies, and attentive. Would recommend to anyone who is looking to enjoy a nice meal with a group or just you and that special someone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful, delicious food
    Abiller
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything from the decor to the service to the presentation were fabulous. Bread was divine and I would highly recommend the short ribs and vegetable pancakes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a standard for LA
    Leon
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Lucques has managed to remain successful in fickle LA and I can see why. The ambiance is nice, the service is terrific and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent service and terrific food. Suckling pig was outstanding. Interior table setting was a bit tight, which allowed us to get acquainted with the neighboring tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOOD & Bar
    RoBar
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was excellent, however the "starters" are not very creative nor special. The Bar has its limits...was not even able to provide an Apple Martini. Overall the restaurant was terrific...and with a little bit of tweeking, it can be over the top.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy and Lovely
    Jerome
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for our first-year anniversary after reading wonderful reviews on various websites. I forgot the name of our waitress (we went about a week ago), but she was so wonderful. She was funny, sweet, and very helpful on informing us about the restaurant and recommending what we should order. The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely, and the food was better than expected. I'd definitely recommend Lucques.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Short ribs
    Tann2VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had the short ribs and my guest had salmon... Great meal and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    patolouco
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Though a little hard to find (for a tourist), it was worth the hunt as both the food and service was excellent. No wonder it is frequented by celebrities. Highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our new favorite restaurant
    MikeyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We've only been in LA for a year and a half since moving from NYC, and we've found LA restaurants have finally become really good. They're terrific compared with 20 years ago. But in all this good news, we hadn't still found our "go to" place; our favorite. Until now. We've been to Lucques twice in the past three weeks and all we can say is "we're home". It is simply the best restaurant in Los Angeles.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • paulandbrent
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant. Sunday supper is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rclyde
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Recommended by friends in LA area for recent visit. Went to Sunday Night Special Dinner. Loved place, service, food. Thought appetizer and dessert outstanding. Limited choice on entrees, but still very goodfish or chicken).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jccdallas
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Oustanding experience. The food was excellent. Everyone that worked at the restaurant was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for Lucques - Lucky You
    IndianHillJaguar
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you're looking for a pleasant place w/ amazing food to celebrate a life event, Lucques is just the place. We were lucky to be seated behind the chimney where we enjoyed the breeze from the outside patio. I ordered the steak w/ a nice glass of pinot noir after first munching on a soft-shell crab app. I've enjoyed coming to Lucques over the years and it never ceases to amaze me how good, organic, local food simply goes the distance and makes for a memorable meal. Do yourself a favor and stop avoiding luck. Get to Lucques and treat yourself to nature's bounty. If available, order the Santa Rosa plums dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining
    DaveMabe
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Loved the Summer Salad as well as the small steak. Had a wonderful Cabernet too. AOC, The Tavern and Lucques are all fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    seefood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was EXCELLENT. Starting with the bread and olives - appi's - and main course. We had crapes for dessert - also perfect. The service was immaculate, wait staff was amazing and so kind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened to Lucques?
    WayneVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Once one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, but now a total disappointment. Stopped going a couple of years ago because the quality was going down. Thought I'd try it again for lunch. It was not good. I was served something I did not order. Had to wait until my other guests were finished with their lunch before I received mine. The appetizer (corn soup) and the main course (grilled eggplant on ricotta cheese toast) were both bland and uninteresting. A total waste of time and money.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed feelings about the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Quality of ingredients were great but my steak come out cold.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We came for Sunday Supper for a friend's birthday, and had a truly wonderful experience. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was warm and inviting, and quiet enough to have a conversation. The service was fantastic. I'd definitely recommend and would definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    FoodieJr
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I went here based on Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in LA 2014, and my wife's request for bday dinner: "Somewhere with real portions, isn't loud, good lighting and service." In LA, that's actually harder to find than you would think. Lucques delivered in terms of food service. We did wine "by the glass" and were both very pleased. I would absolutely return. They also paid attention to my OpenTable request, writing out "Happy Birthday" on the plate and singing her Happy Birthday very quietly at triple speed. It was sweet. My only complaint was the size of the table - it was small for two people, and we were right on top of the people next to us. My recommendation - ask for one of the shared booth tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, cramped space
    cwheelieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    had the stone fruti salad with burrata & the suckling pig - which was oddly shaped in a large ball. Wife had the market lettuces and hanger steak. The starters & side dishes stole the show. Oh & basil panne cotta w/ melon sorbet for desert
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucques Gains a Groupie
    NOLAfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Every menu presented to you is mouth-watering from the cocktails to the starters, main course all the way to dessert. And everything we ordered was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    maggiehk
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Lucques, until now, has always been one of my favorite restaurants. But since Suzanne Goin has gone on to open many other restaurants, she has lost her concentration on Lucques, and the quality of the food has completely slipped. Our starters, mostly salads, were fine, but then again they weren't anything complicated. But all of our entrees were not near the standard of preparation and quality I have come to expect from her food. I won't go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • upscale bistro
    tarlaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Lucques has a great ambiance, very relaxing and pleasant making dining a joy. Food is very creative and seasonal so the menu changes often. Unlike most restaurants nowadays lucques offers delicious toasted almonds and olives along with the warm crusty bread -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • After All These Years...
    Solo57VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Lucques is still one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. I had my engagement party at Lucques in 2001. It was great then. And it is even better now. The food, the service, and the decor make this an overall sublime eating experience. Need I say more? GO GO GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    Quedius
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was excellent but there was a few tables at 9 around 9:30 we were the last table. :(
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a very nice bbq meal at their one-a-year bbq event. Our table for six didn't have enough room for all the plates and we were quite crowded. The food was delicious and there was lots of it though the corn on the cob was just room temperature. All in all a lovely meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rib Roundup Once Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Delicious, delicious, delicious! Pork ribs, beef ribs, lamb ribs and spicy chicken wings. All well prepared and accompanied by a refreshing watermelon and arugula salad, not too sweet baked beans, sweet corn on the cob, collard greens (hubby enjoyed), cornbread (hubby enjoyed), coleslaw with a light non-mayo dressing and strawberry-peach cobbler with buttermilk ice cream. Takes place every August and should be tried at least once. You will not be sorry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • billchinVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    food was good but it was saturday night at 630 and service was not as attentive for a high end restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate