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LuLu Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantlulu.com
  • Email: lulu@restaurantlulu.com
  • Phone: (415) 495-5775
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - close, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - close, Light Menu: Monday - Friday: 2:30pm - 5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
  • 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, 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 & Promotions: 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 available from 5:30pm Monday to Friday and from 5pm Saturday to Sunday.
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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "the food server was horrible and not attentive. It is not worth the food to endure bad service, she was so noticeably bad people at a near table even commented on her."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Loved the food and the recommendations from the waiter. He was really helpful. The pork dish was very flavourful. I could definitively visit again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Eight of us including an 8 year old for an early dinner on a Saturday. Seated quickly, cocktails ordered, accommodating late arrivals with ease. Pork loin, rosemary chicken, duck, mac and cheese, calamari, steamed mussels, and a dozen oysters. Everything was excellent! We had plenty of time for dessert and cocktails...no rushing, no fussing, just great food. Because of the family style service, which was thoughtfully explained before we ordered, everyone got to try a little of everything...a great group experience!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant but the big issue was no parking. The sign said they have valet service but when we got there at 5:45 I guess they hadn't started yet. Valet should start as soon as the restaurant opens. Be prepared for a long walk otherwise."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My first time in there. The food was great and so was the service. Had some co-workers that went there a couple of other nights and they loved it as well."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, especially the sauces, and the portions were generous. We enjoyed our meal with flights of wine for variety. It was a warm and friendly place all around. Great choice!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I've gone to LuLu for years and almost every visit has been has been winner with guests. A great menu for any occasion from birthdays, visitors from out of town, or because it's Tuesday. Staff is trained well, accommodating, and friendly without being cloying."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went to this open hearth restaurant with a group of friends: vegetarians and omnivores alike. Everyone found food they enjoyed and shared as this food is served " family style". Environment was lively. Service quick and friendly. We will return. And my nickname is Lulu (no relation)."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "brought some friends from out of town to LuLu's for the first time and had an amazing experience. every dish was delicious and we really loved the family style sharing at LuLu's because we all got to taste everything! from the delicious prosciutto pizza, to the appetizer clams, to the tender and savory rotisserie chicken, to the scrumptious and decadent warm chocolate and bread pudding desserts ... delicious to the last bite. the wine selection is also expansive, and the cocktails creative. can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I walked in expecting a nice meal because the decor is impressive, but the food was not good. I ordered pork cooked over a spit. It was dry to the point of being crunchy and hard to eat. My fiance ordered sherry at the end of the meal and it had turned sour. I will not return unless I accidentally walk in on a trip to zero zero."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great service. Wonderfully tolerate to people sitting and chatting for hours."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Lulu's used to be fantastic food. What happened? The quality of the food was poor and the service was poor. Too bad"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Lulu is always a satisfying experience... The space is good looking, the food is good and the service is fine."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Really fun food experience. Love the room. Spacious. Noise level is nice for listening and talking. We will go back again.."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The Area of Folsom in the 6th - 4th Street strip is jammed with new bars and restaurants, but LuLu's is still a favorite. Knowledgeable staff, excellent food and a great wine list, especially when you want to try something different. Convenient for anything in the Moscone-Yerba Buena area."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I went with a girl friend of mine, and we ordered 2 pizzas: one with pear, honey, and arugula and the other spicy prawn with pesto. The pizzas sounded unique and interesting, but the taste was even more fabulous. The food was amazing and we ate to our stomache's content. We had 4 pieces to take home, but the portion was perfect for us two hungry girls."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a lunch reserveation for a party of 6 that grew to 9 when we arrived at the restaurant, and LuLu's was able to accommodate us even though it was packed during a busy conference week. Considering how busy they were, we were astonished on how fast they delivered our food to us, piping hot and tasty!!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 for a business dinner. The food was very, very good! Ideal place near the Moscone center to take customers or guests. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The large dining room ensures that you can hold a conversation over lunch without yelling at one another or without having to whisper. The staff always seems to understand the pace required at each table and the cadence of visits is perfectly timed. The menu never disappoints and the Roasted Chicken and warm potato salad were as consistent as ever. The portion was so generous that there were leftovers. The Tomato/Basil soup appetizer could have been the primary meal and my lunch mate had diner's remorse for not joining me in the Meyer Lemon soda."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We had six in our party plus three were children. They offer enough selection that we all ate well. Two had the prime rib and several of us had the vegetable entrée plus salmon. We started with the great oysters. Shared a bottle of Margaux and ended with a flourless chocolate torte."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Never a bad meal have I eaten at LuLu and I have tasted from every section listed. They have a special of the day (go on suckling pig day if you're into pork). The wood fire oven produces amazing flavors and smells. Raw bar is great. The bar menu is awesome with knowledgeable staff and great wine selections. . There is a back room for larger parties. Family owned, they are also wonderful supporters of the neighborhood. Service is always spectacular."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We've been place in the quiet romantic room, so it was pretty good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Moms choice for her bday. Great service and good food. Hake could you mad at? We definitely weren't."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great warm setting setting. Food was excellent. A San Francisco staple"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our Valentine's dinner was very special. Cream of squash soup was very flavorful. Roasted mussel small plate was equally good. My wife and I shared everything. The grilled salmon was perfectly cooked and very tasty. We shared the aromatic whites wine flight, which is a 2 oz taste of each of four very nice wines, from Napa, France, Italy, and Austria, a wonderful contrast of flavors. The desserts were perhaps the most memorable part of the meal. My chocolate croissant bread pudding with bourbon was spectacular. While the meal was memorable, the service was less than that, with our attendant surprisingly remote with long wait times for each stage of our meal. Perhaps Valentines Day was a stress, but they were still not full."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been to Lulu's before and enjoyed the ambiance of the regular dining room. When we arrived on Valentines day with a reservation, of course, they lead us toward their "extra" room which has NO ambiance. We asked to be seated in the regular dining room and we were, but with some attidude and reluctance. On your reservations ask to be seated in the regular dining room. The Calamari appetizer should have been called stewed tomatoes and peppers as their really wasn't much calamari.. The drink menu was outstanding as were the drinks. Wine flights we feel are a bargain- had the bordeaux but they all came from california - but were very good. Duck Pizza was outstanding. Rosemary Chicken was a bit dissapointing. Bread pudding is excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We received bad service from a waitress with serios attitude problems."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "orders were wrong, bus boys rude, food not great, lemon soda way too sweet"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I've been coming to Restaurant LuLu for probably a good 15 years now. From the very first day I had their mussels appetizer, I was hooked. The service has never failed me, and they've been consistent with their food for so very long, it's impressive in a city like San Francisco. To see their dinner service full on a nightly basis, including week nights, shows you how great LuLu is. Great service, great food, great value, great ambience.. there's nothing I don't like about LuLu!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I was searching for places to celebrate my birthday and found Lulu on Yelp. It had good ratings and allowed me to reserve a table for 8. I was not disappointed. Walking in the first thing I noticed was the smell of deliciousness coming from the rotisserie and wood burning stove. I started with oysters, which were delicious, and had the pork and potatos for dinner. OMG it was so yummy! I nearly licked my plate clean. I finished with the chocolate cake, which was a little dry for my preference, and very rich, but still good. The service was good and there appeared to be a wide selection of alcohol from the bar. I would definitely recommend this place and intend to go back myself."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Sad service, pricey for ok food. Staff slings out main meal before salads are finished. No one pays attention to detail. Save your money and try somewhere else. Never again..."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Well,...., we went back to Lulu after years of staying away. I had great memories from the wonderful food and service. Unfortunately it was nothing like it was before. We had a total of 7 dishes for our table. I can easily tell you that not even one dish was anything good. Too bad."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Having eaten at Lulu several times years ago, the memory of their delicious and juicy roasted chicken was urging me to walk faster to the restaurant! Though the skin was crunchy and delicious, the chicken itself was disappointingly dry and relatively flavorless so we left most of it. My husband was underwhelmed by the short ribs entree, saying my home-cooked version is tastier, but I enjoyed them. The best dish was the chicken gruyere croquettes appetizer. Now, if we could have just had a big plate of those as an entree instead of three itty, bitty ones, we would have been happy campers!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Front door staff isn't trained well on how to greet, take coats, seat guests, but valet parking was superb... artisanal cheese plate was blah, but the roasted chicken plate will keep customers coming back... wait staff needed a pep talk, but the bus boys and bartenders were smart, cool and quick."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It was the first time at this restaurant. Our server was great! Friendly, knowledgable, attentive (but not too much). Really enjoyed the food. Nice wine list. I would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Seemed tired to me, after all these years. Laughably small expensive "watercress" salad with tiny bit of watercress. One of three appetizers also laughably small: tiny "faro salad." I actually laughed. Noise level pleasant. Not at all "hip,' which was a plus for me. Lots of big parties, but not obtrusive."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Hadn't been to Lulu in a very long time. Went back with my college aged kids and it was 8 thumbs up. We liked everything we ordered - squash gnocchi and creamy polenta, truffle fries and pork were all delicious. It was very reliable comfort food. Our waiter was super friendly too. The atmosphere was really pleasant - not too crowded or noisy."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We loved the elegant yet casual feel of LuLu - like dining in a cozy wine cellar. Our waitress was attentive, explained the specials, told us that all the food was served family style and served our drinks quickly. My Moscow mule, served in a brass cup, was delicious. We ordered the trio appetizer and chose the faro/cous cows salad, pate and gruyere tart. All were tasty but the tart's flaky crust was outstanding. We shared the swordfish special, served on a bed of greens. The fish was moist and seasoned with just the right amount of cumin. The portion was fine for two, which left enough room for lemon cream brulee topped with berries — refreshing. My only complaint was the choice of music — too loud rock music, which seemed out-of-place."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Seated immediately, with opentable reservation. Waiter came by after 5 mins and asked for drink order/waters. 10 mins later, hostess came by and took our food order. after another 15, snagged the water/bread guy to get some bread, no one ever asked us. Another 30 to get our food. Didn't see waiter until food was nearly gone. Food was good, bit pricey for what it was. Felt like we didn't have a waiter or anyone that cared we were there. Not going back."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I had lunch at LuLu on Friday and it was just OK. It has been a few years since I've been there and I was disappointed. It was nothing special. The food was just OK. The service was fine and it was quiet but largely because there were so few diners. LuLu's needs to shake-up it's menu!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014