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Lucques Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lucques.com/
  • Phone: (323) 655-6277
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    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 (323) 655-6277

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "We sat in the lovely back area;you'd never know that you were near busy Melrose Ave. I was disappointed that the menu is so limited. We are fish eaters and there were only 2 fish dishes and 1 shellfish dish. We don't eat salmon (the market fish of the day) in restaurants because my husband makes it better than any restaurant, so my husband ordered the hake and I had the diver scallops with beluga lentils, wild mushrooms, braised duck and red wine. The hake was bland and boring and the scallop dish was ill-conceived. Creativity is nice, but only if it makes sense. In this case, the lentils overpowered the delicate taste of the scallops. It was also too salty. I had a glass of Chardonnay and I didn't think that it was very good either."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This has to be one of the great restaurants of LA. We never miss it when we are in LA. The suckling pig is to die for."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is my second time at Lucques. I just had to take my good friend there (she also lives out of town)!! It's an experience! Such creativity! Such combinations of flavors! Yet the dishes are not so far-out that the food loses the sense of a homey, satisfying meal. The service was professional--a nice presentation of warm friendliness without being pestering. It's such a treat eating at Lucques! Now on the not so positive side: the desserts were a bit disappointing. I couldn't quire figure this out. We ordered the ricotta fritters and the orange blossom panna cotta. The fritters were REALLY heavy, particularly after a full meal. And there seemed to be way too much going on with the panna cotta. Still a GREAT experience! I'll go back!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We had a most wonderful meal at Lucques which was typical of its usual quality. For the first time, the service was really poor. The waiter was rude and the timing between courses was way beyond what we had come to expect at this restaurant. I hope this was just an off-night."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great food, but you sit right on top of the people next to you so having a private conversation is impossible. Good if you just want good food, but not if you want conversation (unless it is with the people seated 10 inches from you)"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food greatly. As Other people have said, they have good cocktails. Only complaint is that the tables are pretty close together"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The good news: Lucques's food is still tops. Sunday supper was delicious -- starting with extremely fresh gazpacho, to perfectly cooked fish, and ending with fruit and brioche pudding. Fantastic. Memorable. The bad news: Service was mediocre to non-existent once we were seated (hostess was great). First, we never felt welcomed. It took forever to order drinks and the order came out wrong. Then forever to order our entrees, which is remarkable since it's a prix fixe menu where the only choice is which of 2 entrees to have. Then the gazpacho came without spoons. For most of the rest of the meal, no server was to be seen. Then, at the end, no one ever offered coffee or an after-dinner drink. All in all mediocre service."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Christian is always so wonderful! As is Walter - who always is a gentleman and so gracious. The evening was wonderful. Highly recommend Sunday Supper to anyone - a true treat! Thanks Lucques!! Victor"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Limited lunch menu. You can't really experience this restaurant at lunch I feel."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food done to perfection. Best beef short rib I have ever eaten. Service was attentive but not overly so as to be annoying. Waitstaff made solid recommendations when asked. Pre-dinner cocktails (kumquat with arugula simple syrup and gin) were superb. I will be back!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Lucques was one of the best dining experiences we have had in quite some time. We both ordered fish, ling cod and white sea bass. They were cooked to perfection and the accompanying vegetables were a compliment to the fish. Salad dressing was outstanding and it was obvious that this was made to compliment our salads. Our dessert also was outstanding. I recommend Lucques for a special occasion or just a wonderful evening meal. We will return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is an amazing restaurant. I usually don't go by reviews but had no choice this time as we attended a convention. We were so lucky. Everything was perfect. Amazing food, service . An over all great dining experience"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Wonderful, casual, highest-quality cooking with professional, friendly service. Booked an early table on purpose and it was nearly empty, and we were made to feel like we were part of the prime-time crowd (in a good way). Other early guests (a very young couple on a date, a small family with infant, senior couple on anniversary night, reunion of college friends, a large party out in the back open-ceilinged room) were likewise welcomed and treated very cordially as special guests. The suckling pig was awesome - perfectly pulled, packed, crisped, with the correct balance of accompaniments in texture, taste, volume; desserts also awesome. This was our second time here from out of town and we were very happy that it's still a top-notch place."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great food, service, and dining room. Most recently we went for Sunday dinner - amazing value."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My wife and I truly enjoyed our dinner at Lucques. It was the perfect start to a romantic night out on the town. Have told several friends about out experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food, great service. Soft shell crab and short ribs were amazing. Martinis we're delicious, as we're olives and almonds they were served with. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking for a romantic outdoor night of dining I had been to lLuques for lunch only and this was his first time . He was very impressed with everything ,the service,food and ambience was excellent. We will definitely go back"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "NOBODY came to our table so we just waited for 10 minutes. I grabbed one waitress and asked whether we can order our food. The waitress told me she is not the server for our table but she just took our order. The waitress who was not entitled to our table friendly served, cleaned and checked upon us with the food throughout the night. However, there was one WAITER who asked us whether our food is good 3 times. I could easily assume that he was the ONE for our table. He did not do anything for our table except asking us questions 3 times. Even for our desserts, the waitress got our order and served them for us. YET, the WAITER gave us the check and took the check in the end, which was annoying and not understandable."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner to celebrate my son's graduation from UCLA. He did the research when we asked him to pick the restaurant and we were not disappointed. The setting was a beautiful indoor/outdoor seating area and the server was excellent and they even decorated his dessert plate. The food was amazing. Seasoning on everything was perfect. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent main course, dessert too sweet, tables too close, nice wines by the glass, too dark for my taste."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "It has been a year or so since I visited and I was surprised how much less everything was. The food was less delicious and less well prepared, the wait staff was VERY MUCH less able. Wow. It seems as if the best of the staff were shifted to AOC. My daughter and I both agree that Tavern is better than Lucques now. Just an absolute surprise. Still good food but now where near what it was. I do not plan to return anytime soon."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Excellent service, food, ambiance and a great place to bring out of town guests"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a nice dinner at Lucques to celebrate our anniversary. The ambiance was lovely and the noise level was moderate which made for nice conversation. While my spare ribs were fantastic my wife's lingcod was rather bland and disappointing. That being said we would definitely go back and try it again."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I had eaten here once many years ago and was pleasantly surprised at the ongoing quality of the food, service, wine list and ambiance. I'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I guess I am too much of a heath addict these days. The dinner was beautifully presented. The service was good. The table most comfortable. Everything was starting out good. The fish was fried and a bit greasy, salty, and too much sauce. The couscous was shrieking w/garlic. So I guess I wouldn't want to pay that price and leave a lot of leftovers."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We were celebrating our anniversary and were disappointed with the picnic menu. This was totally my fault for not reading the menu description in the email reservation. Granted, it was the best, most delicious fried chicken and the desert was amazing, but overall the menu was heavy. The service was excellent as always, and I love the patio for a summer evening. Again, I take full responsibility for my mistake in not reading the menu before our visit. We have had the most memorable meals at Lucques and I'm sure there will be many more."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Exceptional food, lovely small restaurant, quant atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great for special occasions, lunch, dinner."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Each meal was delicious, elegantly plated, cooked to perfection. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had been a favorite, but menu items were suprisingly over-prepared - too many supporting ingredients overshadowed primary, heavy for spring. Waited an exceptionally long time for service and a kind of snobby waiter. The fresh asparagus salad was pleasant and well balanced with speck, but avoid the scallops and whitefish. Cannot go wrong with the sourdough, butter and sea salt round. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Delicious first courses - soft shell crab was yummy, asparagus salad great, raw limb kibbe super. Main courses were great too… the short ribs, the rush on beans,,, too much food!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The cocktails were fantastic, Kentucky Cola and special of the night Mezcal were the high point of our meal. The service was very slow, to the point we passed on dessert. The food was good, not as flavorful as our experience at Tavern, but good. The hanger steak wasn't the best cut or maybe poor quality, it was a little tough. I'm not sure if this was an off night or not, but it just didn't live up to what we expected based on all the good reviews. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "After only having enjoyed Lucques once before, for their annual Rib Fest, my wife and I decided a dinner was in order. I'm so glad we did! The cocktails were unique and delicious. Every aspect of the meal was executed beautifully, from the well-balanced onion soup to the fresh ricotta dumplings, and finally the panna cotta, which we devoured even though we swore we couldn't possibly. Suzanne Goin has a gem of a restaurant here, and it runs as effortlessly as you could ever hope. The atmosphere is intimate and idyllic. We will be back soon! "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It's a pleasure to go to this restaurant on a Sunday evening. The menu is set, except for 2 choices, for entree. Burrata and veggies was lovely, cod was well prepared and dessert tart was delicious. Service was great and we were not rushed. The patio is the place to sit since it is quiet and lovely."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The initial disappointment to only have a fixed menu on Sunday's turned out to be unnecessary: The 3 course menu was well chosen, very tasty, a visual and taste butt pleasure. A wonderful experience."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Went for a birthday luncheon - we were treated like special guests! The cocktails and lunch were excellent - all enjoyed very much. Intimate dining, lovely atmosphere, quiet and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food and atmosphere were exceptional! Service could be improved."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I took my best friend for a birthday lunch. The food was outstanding ,the service exceptional , and the patio just beautiful. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will definitely go back"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Been there many times. Food and ambience wonderful, as always"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my wife out for her first Mothers' day. We took our 3 month old who was fast asleep. The staff at Lucques was very accommodating and gave us a seat for our baby's carseat. The meal was quite tasty and came out very quickly. I would recommend Sunday Supper to anybody."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food at Lucques is incredible. I had Sunday Supper for Mothers' Day, and it was lovely experience. Initially, though, the service was terrible. We were not greeted by our server until we had been sitting at the table for 10 min. Then, we waited over 30 min between our first and second courses, although this perhaps was not the fault of our server. The dessert and remainder of our evening was great. Salad was delicious with hazelnuts and banyuls cherry vinaigrette. Both entrees (hand cut pasta with lobster and a lamb crepinette with lentils and favas) were divine. I will definitely return to Lucques whenever I am in LA. I am a fan of Suzanne Goin, and my high expectations were met completely. Just absolutely amazing, heavenly food!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014