Luce
Luce

Luce

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucewinerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4156166566x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 11:00am

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 6:00am-2:30pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Corey
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Happy hour at Bar 888 is here Monday - Friday 4-8 pm. Cocktails and bar bites!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street
  • Public Transit: BART and Muni Stations close by (Powell Street)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $15 for the first three hours of valet parking for all Luce guests
A word from Luce
Awarded a Michelin star five years consecutively, Luce features an urban setting that is modern and sophisticated, yet stunningly warm and inviting. The main dining room features floor-to-ceiling-windows adorned with sheer metallic gold curtains. Hand-blown Italian bubble-like lamps provide a flattering glow to the dark tropical wood accents and elegantly appointed tables. The globally inspired New American menu reflects the bounties from the surrounding farms of San Francisco and changes according to freshness and seasonality. Each dish is artistically created and highlights an inventive flair for marrying diverse flavors with natural organic ingredients into a gastronomic delight. An award-winning wine program offers a superb collection that inspires daring pairings at prices that encourage exploration. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence four years running.
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Luce reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
65% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)fit for foodies (37)romantic (29)notable wine list (27)good for groups (12)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (7)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (3)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • It is expensive, as you would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    It is expensive, as you would expect inside this kind of hotel. Appetizers are microscopic but very good, however the dinner portions are larger than you would guess from the size of the appetizers. We nearly spoiled our appetites eating bread thinking the main course would be similarly sized - save the bread until afterwards. The scallops and rib-eye were both impeccable. Dinner also came with baked polenta (complimentary?) which was excellent, little surprise to us after the tasty appetizers and drinks. I am not exactly a big eater but I was completely stuffed after an appetizer, main course, unexpected polenta and dessert. I didn't look at the wine list but the specialty cocktails were also quite good. Foodies should be very happy her
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We arrived very early, 5:30,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    We arrived very early, 5:30, for our dinner reservations and ended up staying until after 10 pm. Great food, interesting wine list, attentive service, a wait staff who knew what experience we wanted and provided it. Lovely list of after dinner grappas and dessert wines. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very ordinary,but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    The food was very ordinary,but the prices did not reflect that. The waiter, who meant well, tried way too hard. This made me feel uncomfortable.He was trying to sell the restaurant which I am sure he was trained to do, but there was too much push. Unfortunately the valet parking was too expensive (15.00 plus tip) For me, lunch for 3 with no alcohol, no dessert etc at 100.00 dollars for sandwiches in a so so dining room (that was emnpty) did not make me want to return. mmm@michaelmerrill.net
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was choppy and interruptive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    Service was choppy and interruptive. Waitress seemed unable to time her service to the rhythm of our dinner despite the fact that there were not many tables at all that night. She seemed more keen to get us moving along with our dinner than waiting till we were ready. She should learn to be attentive but discrete, not intrusive! Overall the place seemed very new, with everyone still learning the ropes....
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • our server at lunch really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 3/12/2008
    our server at lunch really did not know what he was doing. he was very nice and trying but more training is in order for him to be successful.
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  • Overall, it had a nice atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    Overall, it had a nice atmosphere, but the food was a little too over-the-top to win me over. The ambiance was clean and elegant -- loved the tiny dark blue tiles on the divider separating the bar from the restaurant, the large open room, and the beautiful tiled floor. The staff were very friendly, attentive, and professional. The food was indeed very tasty and unique, but almost too much so for my taste. (Also, it was misclassified on Open Table as under $30 -- it was definitely more expensive.) Didn't seem right to order a standby like a caesar salad or a steak, but some of the other choices were a little too unfamiliar to be satisfying (ink squid pasta, pork belly). If you're up for something adventurous, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting & ambiance.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    Beautiful setting & ambiance. The booth table was a little uncomfortable for us & we're only 110 lbs. I wsh I would have take the regular table, would be more comfortable. The food was great & the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding food brought to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    outstanding food brought to you by an excellent kitchen line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our waitress Marie (from Michigan)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/8/2008
    Our waitress Marie (from Michigan) was fantastic! This was one of the first dining experiences I have had in 8 years living in SF where the service was sincerely friendly and accomodating. The food was good and the ambiance inviting and different, but the service by far stood out. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate