LuLu
LuLu

LuLu

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantlulu.com/
  • Phone: 4154955775x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday- Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - close, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - close, Light Menu: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, French
  • Executive Chef: John Hennigan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site, full service catering is available. Call the 415-495-5775 ext. 203 for more information or email catering@restaurantlulu.com.
  • Special Events: Contact LuLu to plan for your next special event or private dining at 415-495-5775 ext.203 or email party@restaurantlulu.com.
    Finders Keepers promo-50% off select wines daily.
    Happy Hour Promo-50% off spirits, beer & wines by glass at bar 3-7pm daily.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th & 5th Sts.
  • Public Transit: Powell St. BART; MUNI, SamTrans at 4th & King
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is temporary unavailable.
A word from LuLu
Lulu offers a seasonal Provencal menu featuring wood fired oven, rotisserie and grilled specialties. The 'family-style' cuisine is served in an impressive warehouse dining space. LuLu features an award-winning wine list and a wine bar offering over 40 wines-by-the-glass. Located in the SOMA district, just one block from the Moscone Convention Center, Lulu is the ideal spot for lunch, cocktails or a festive dinner.
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LuLu reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (49)fit for foodies (39)neighborhood gem (31)notable wine list (23)special occasion (22)great for lunch (15)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (6)romantic (6)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Lulu has a great menu with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Lulu has a great menu with something for everybody Lively pleasant family style dining with dishes to share
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner as usual. Our
    Harry
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    Great dinner as usual. Our guests enjoyed sharing the variety of appetizers and large platter entrees. The wait staff was very smooth, pleasant and completely professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiter was sarcastic and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The waiter was sarcastic and rude. Didn't listen to what we said. We repeated the same thing when he came back to the table 5 minutes later. We were about to leave but the hostess convinced us to stay and seated us at another table with a new server. The new server was nice but service was slow between courses. Never got a coffee refill. We frequent Lulu's and have recommended to friends and family. This was quite disappointing. May think twice before going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm beginning to wonder if
    diner99VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    I'm beginning to wonder if the entire waitstaff at Lulu's is trained to be dour, to avoid eye contact and to lurk at the back of the room. If it weren't for the busboys and the duck, we wouldn't go back. At least this time, the greeter was pleasant and professional.
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  • My husband and I dined at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    My husband and I dined at LuLu last week and brought our 6 week old baby with us. Everyone was very accommodating and helped us find a comfortable table out of the way that would fit the carseat. Gina, the hostess, was very welcoming. Sam, the general manager, came to our table to introduce herself and welcome us to the restaurant. I can't remember our server's name, but she was also very pleasant and knowledgeable. The food and wine were delicious! We'll definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to Lulu many times.
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    I have been to Lulu many times. They have a few very good things on the menu & a few that just don't work. It's an OK standby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maybe it was just our choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Maybe it was just our choices for the evening, but everything was off. The apperitzers were huge (too big), but the entrees were shockingly small. The service was nice and friendly, but overall, it was very disappointing. I probably will not go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ordered small plates and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    We ordered small plates and appetizers and they call came out at once. We would have preferred to have been asked and had them staggered. Some were cold by the time we got to them. Otherwise the service was fine.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and portion size
    Tia99
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    Good food and portion size - came quickly - we all enjoyed it and will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waitress was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    The waitress was very good. The support for her wasn't as good. Clearing plates took awhile and we had to ask at times for them to clear away plates that we were done with. For a wine spectator award restaurant the wine service was poor. Our group had to poor our own wines which actually was ok but if I were with a smaller group I would expect more. At the end the waitress was with another large table and we felt alittle forgotten. They should have had someone else pick up the slack for her.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE FOOD WAS GREAT, BUT OUR
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    THE FOOD WAS GREAT, BUT OUR WAITER WASN'T VERY HELPFUL.
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  • I love LuLu. And, 2 comments
    NancePHVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    I love LuLu. And, 2 comments for the chef: the salads are always dressed very heavily which is a draw back. I try to remember to ask for light dressing but do not always remember to. Also, the pork loin was very tasty but a tad overcooked. I still give the place very high marks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a fabulous experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Always a fabulous experience. The mussels are to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We chose Zulu because we were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    We chose Zulu because we were pleased with our dining experience at Azie. The food was good, but not special. The ambience and space was very nice. I would want to come back and hang at the bar. I think they could have picked artwork that reflected their space better. Our waitress was very nice but recommended us a French wine that was not as she described. For a night cap, we went back next door to Azie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night's pork special
    dineoftenVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    Friday night's pork special was great. All the service was really good and the best thing was that I'd mistakenly made the reservation for the wrong night and the hostess figured out how to fit us into a section that was not really meant to be open.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has really gone down hill.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/13/2008
    Has really gone down hill. Wine bar was empty, dirty and service almost non existant- bartender has no knowledge of what he was pouring - and didn't even check the labels. Food was good but not great like it used to be. And certainly not for the price. For example- mashed potatoes tasted good but were surrounded by watery liquid (sitting too long?). Won't be back.
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  • Overall impression is good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/11/2008
    Overall impression is good and I'm a heavy user of LuLu. I would like to say one thing, it takes little bit too long for taking orders. I prefer they may take our order more quickly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went for a lunch during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2008
    I went for a lunch during the work day. I've been here on a number of other occassions. The service was extremely slow. I ended up having to carry my main course with me. This was at 1pm so not the main peak of lunch hour. At any rate, I had hoped to host a business dinner here for 8 persons, but based on this lunch experience, I decided it would be best to not. Food is good. But I had to eat my lunch at my desk cold.
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  • The food was solid. We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    The food was solid. We were disappointed by the braised beef short ribs, but the duck and pasta were delicious. Service was very friendly, we liked the ability to eat family style, and the ambience was very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well, this place used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2008
    Well, this place used to be on my Top 10 List, no longer. Food is mediocre, service a bit careless and they need to work on the decor. They need to work on getting "hot" food to the table and do some actual training of the waitstaff so that they appreciate their guests. Also, if a guest brings their own wine, don't try and charge corkage to open the wine and never pour it, bad taste.
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  • It was good for lunch. Its
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/16/2008
    It was good for lunch. Its hard to get a cab to get back to work though.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good to be seen there but not eat
    Bongomauka
    Dined on 9/29/2007
    Went here for brunch one while at the convention at Moscone center. Was not impressed with the food though the baked goods were delicious. Of course the prices were very high but you're paying for the location, ambiance and style. I wouldn't come back for brunch but if someone were paying for dinner, I'd go again. If I had to pay, I'd pass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic