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
266 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (170)special occasion (153)romantic (124)great for outdoor dining (115)notable wine list (73)neighborhood gem (70)great for lunch (36)hot spot (33)good for groups (25)great for brunch (17)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOOD & Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short ribs
    Tann2VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had the short ribs and my guest had salmon... Great meal and service
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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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
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant. Sunday supper is outstanding.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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
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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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    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
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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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  • 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.
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    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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    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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  • 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
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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!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Perfect for Anniversaries
    alindenbVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went to celebrate two anniversaries. The food was varied and was all excellent. The service was outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful. Great flavors.
    tjbeaches
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our first time here and we can't say enough good things. We loved the set-up. Indoor and covered rear patio dining. We chose indoor for the booth and the rustic European look. Great mixology drinks with layered flavoring in them. The menu was not extensive, which guarantees great cooking. We were not disappointed in our choices. Excellent!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • very nice food and atmosphere
    cst87
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I highly recomend this place.It is a very nice place for dinner,adequate lighting.the food is very good.If you are two people I recomend to order one main course for each one and share a dessert or a salad to start with. the only negative thing i would say is that is a little bit noisy and you cannot listen the person you are talking with or the waiters.the tables for two are a little bit small. however I think is worth it to go,very good food experience
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I had been to this restaurant numerous times in previous years, but had not been in the past 18 months or so until recently. The quality of the food has gone down; the presentation has gone down; the innovation seems to be nonexistent. I don't know what happened to the place but it is kind of sad. One of my favorite places has gone off my list completely now!
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  • Angel
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Lucques is always wonderful but our dining experience on 8-4-14 was absolutely amazing. Our server Sarah was so friendly and had great suggestions for us, the weather outside on the patio was lovely, and the food was perfection. So fresh, so beautifully prepared, so colorful and pleasing to both the palate and the eye, and we are so happy that we had our birthday celebration at Lucques. We love that the menu changes all the time but we still miss the beignet for dessert. Thank you so much for our beautiful meal.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • amazing food
    ChristineIsPinkVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The Sunday Supper here was amazing. Amazingly balanced flavors in the salad. The lamb was cooked to perfection and the housemade gnocchi was a perfect al dente. The breadcrumbs on the gnocchi also show a sense of texture and understanding the various tensions you need in a dish to take it to "the next level". The service was so professional and also pleasant (sometimes you don't get both). And I loved the relaxed timing of the courses but my friend got antsy (FYI). Would definitely make this a must-go on my trips to LA.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be coming back
    Yucky
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our first time was great and that's why we came back the 2nd time. This time they forgot about my wife b-day so we never got our free dessert. The pork I ordered was very salty and I couldn't even finish it. I needed to drink two bottles of water before going to bed. The corn soup was just ok; bland. I had better soup when I ate at the Souplantation the next day. The eggplant salad was pretty good, and the salmon dish was good. They charged for refills. I had a diet coke in the smallest cup I have ever seen. The opening at the top of about 2" on the 6" tall glass. It was $5 for the first glass and another $5 for each refill. It was the worst $160 dinner I have ever had. 2 stars because of the eggplant salad and salmon entree.
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    romantic
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  • Great food, service & ambience
    nd2eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Our server made excellent suggestions both for menu items and wine list. The staff is really attentive. I love the atmosphere. I live right up the street and haven't been for awhile, but plan to be a more frequent patron now.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doublepunk
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The setting was perfect for our wedding lunch for seven. Summer heat kept us from eating on the patio but we enjoyed the view from our table and the delicious Luquitos (The Lucques signature Mojito) kept us cool and refreshed. The burgers were delicious -- the balsamic aioli and grilled onions the perfect counterpoint to the succulent lean beef. Heirloom tomato salad and sweet corn soup were outstanding starters. Service was top-notch and made the whole party feel special on our special day.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lovely place
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We sat "outdoors" which consisted of a high walled-in patio with an open roof = sort of outside; not exactly what was expected. That said, both the food and the service were very good.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Routine
    MDenny
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sorry to be critical, but we felt like a number at this restaurant. There was nothing special about our experience--nothing bad, just not excellent. Service was efficient but indifferent, food was good (overly seasoned for my taste) but pretty ordinary, and price, even on Dine LA event ($45 per peson), was excessive for what we received. For Dine LA, the choice was farmed "Scottish" salmon or chicken paillard -- ho hum. I would think the restaurant would want to use this opportunity to parade its stuff. We probably would not return anytime soon, given better choices for restaurants in L.A. at this price point.
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  • FrequentDiner
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    In LA for a w/e concert and food - Lucques was a treat at the end of the w/e. It was a great restaurant experience - food, service, and environment were perfectly done, especially, professionally managed and served. Highly recommend Lucques!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Outdoor seating is charming
    YasmineVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was good & service was excellent. Although we didn't take advantage of your dineLA menu, we had a great lunch!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Service lacking, food average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The wait staff was very kind but in serious need of training. Plates were auctioned at our table of two guests (vs. the waitstaff remembering the positions of each meal) and unfinished drinks were cleared while empty ones sat empty. I brought a friend here for a birthday dinner and had prepared in advance for a desert and candle to be delivered to the table. It never was, even though I re-confirmed the plan with the front desk just before dining. I can't say enough about the kindness of the staff, from front of house to waiters. Very nice people. However, nice personalities and only average menu/flavor was just not worth the inconveniences mentioned above.
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    romantic, notable wine list
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  • excellent food and service
    mho4you
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My food was bursting with flavor, from beginning to end. Dessert was so delicious. Our waitress and the other staff were great. We dined out in the patio.Very quaint and relaxing. Food is pricey but worth it.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucques Did Not Disappoint
    Alina
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Everything I had at Lucques was delicious, from the start to finish. The heirloom salad, salmon and hazelnut/chocolate dessert was amazing. Great service and a simple beautiful restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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