Luc
Luc

Luc

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thechefinthehat.com/
  • Phone: 2063286645x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday:4:30pm -11:00pm,
    Saturday 4:30pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday 4:30 - 10:00pm,
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Happy Hour: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Thierry Rautureau
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Thierry will travel, so remember Luc when planning a catered event, a private cooking demonstration in your home, or a luncheon at your office.

    For more information regarding catering events, please call the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 28th Ave E & Madison Street
  • Public Transit: #11, #8
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking can be found along Madison Street and the surrounding neighborhood.
A word from Luc
Luc is a French-American café and bar named after the owner Thierry Rautureau's father, Luc Rautureau.

Located at the intersection of Madison Street and 28th Avenue in the heart of Seattle's Madison Valley, Luc is a neighborhood spot with heartwarming food, fresh cocktails and a well-selected wine list including our own blend, Luc.

The menu highlights the Luc Burger, Boeuf Bourguignon, Trout Almandine, Chocolate Pot de Crème along with daily specials and a daily specialty dish to be shared family style.

Luc is a journey and a feast for the senses in a very casual atmosphere.

Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the bar, kitchen counter, and patio.
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Luc reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (78)romantic (36)special occasion (34)great for outdoor dining (33)great for brunch (25)notable wine list (21)good for groups (18)great for lunch (14)vibrant bar scene (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • no need to tip your hat
    gourdumonde
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    the chef in the hat has a real hit here at luc. just moved to the neighborhood. great french fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gourmet on Madison
    Juniper
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    As a visitor from Los Angeles I was impressed to find that the quality of the food, service and presentation at Luc was as good as or better than many high-end restaurants in LA. Both nights I ordered the salmon main course and just loved the presentation, the vegetables and "out-of-this-world salmon. The beet starter salad was also outstanding. Bravo Luc !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again, outstanding!
    LesmalchatgrisVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Highly recommend this little jewel! Great food, great ambience, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful date night
    Jweathe26
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    My fiance lives in Seattle, and I am working towards moving there myself. We had two days together on Memorial Day weekend, and dinner at Luc made for a wonderful evening. The wait staff were knowledgeable of the wine list and the menu. The atmosphere, especially on a rainy day, was so romantic. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    Nolagirl
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had just gotten off of a 7 day Alaskan cruise and found this local neighborhood restaurant. Everything was great from the service to the food. Everyone loved each course they got and we had no complaints at all. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone living or visiting Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    CSSeattleVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We like Lucs and go there often. The food, wine and service are always great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 463 reviews are from the Luc reviews archive.
  • Wonderful!
    FoodBea
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    All three generations at our table loved their dinner experience at Luc. Everything (food, service, ambiance) was wonderful! Our teenager said the pot d'creme alone was reason to return. Their cassoulet was the best we've had since Allards eons ago. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good times
    Finch
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have chosen as the place we celebrate good times in our family life, this time our son coming home from college. Food and and ambience reliably good. You were out of our favorite potato crisps otherwise everything was good
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Luc's
    sparky
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Luc's is serving brunch on weekends from 10-3. Go. Get the Luc's mimosa and the mushroom omelette. If you are really hungry get the Moules Frites as well. Outstanding food and service. Parking is tough but oh so worth it to dine at Luc's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude server mistreated my Mom.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took my family out for an early Mother's Day dinner at Luc this Saturday evening. We had a delicious meal and my mom was thrilled. That is until we were told to leave because another party was waiting for our table. I have worked in the food industry (specifically as a server) and know that turning tables is important but we were still drinking our coffee and the (pretty hefty) check had only just arrived. It seemed unnecessary and made us feel awkward, rushed and embarrassed. I've been to Luc a few times and was so excited to share it with my Mom (who always loved listening to Thierry Rautureau on KUOW). I wanted her to feel special but she left feeling like an inconvenience. I will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I got the cassoulet. It was edible, but I could have made better in my home kitchen. I had heard Rover's was outstanding, so my expectations were high for Luc. I was disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First exerience = Fabulous!
    LesmalchatgrisVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Could not have been happier with our first experience at Luc. Fantastic food, ambience, and service. Overall, an exceptional experience. We will be back!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Fedw3ll
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Always good food and service. wine list OK. Tables too close together and noise levels too high to be romantic, but a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I took my wife here for our Anniversary and had a wonderful meal. We chose the Menu Du Jour along with the Wine Pairings. Everything was awesome. Service was great. The wine complemented the meal, and we thought it was a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dining experience!
    Bree
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday. We were blown away by every aspect of this restraunt. Wonderful food, great service & the ambiance was romantic & quiet. I will definitely be returning. Thank you so much for a beautiful dinner!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expectations meet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We arrived at LUC for a quiet date-night dinner we were promptly greeted and seated. The server's welcome and introduction was a bit uninspired but adequate. The food timing and quality were both good - maybe even slightly above average for a restaurant in this price range. Overall, a good experience.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, as always
    FoodieGirl
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was our first visit to Luc for brunch. We love Thierry's restaurants, and the food here is great. It's relaxed and we often bring our 3 girls, who love the Soufflé Fries. The girls are 6, 10, and 12. Luc is accommodating of families, but I wouldn't say the restaurant targets young families. Great French food in a more informal setting, great cocktails, and responsive service. If your children often go out to eat, they'll be fine here too.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    Mac0208
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went to Luc's for Easter Brunch. We all tried something different. It was very good but nothing special. Hostess was very friendly!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Debbie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My companion & I ecpected to be dazzled. Instead, we were just adequately fed. Very middle-of-the-road
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, fine atmosphere
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The ambiance was fabulous: dark colored decor but lots of candle lighting and ambiance through lamps. The food was tasty but not "blow my mind out of the water" good, I will tell people it's a neighborhood gem, but won't call all my friends recommending it to them immediately. The service was extremely friendly, but slow. The place was pretty full, but they seemed fairly well-staffed, so we were puzzled when it seemed to take our waitress a long time to get us our food between courses. Definitely worth the $30 menu for Seattle Restaurant week!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Excellent on every level. What a treat. We had a terrific evening. Great service, great presentation, great food, great ambiance. We look forward to the next visit. :-) Incredible menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great drinks. Food is not bad.
    action
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We had a good time. The crowd really died down past 8PM on Sunday night. The cocktails are great and tasty. The food is alright. I liked my salad and entrée, which is halibut. My friends got the pork chop and we're surprised that it's just pork chop and fries..that's diner food. Dessert is pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it!
    lvan206
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was great, server was nice, will definitely go back there!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love it here
    tyrion
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    so good and the servers are great. gets very crowded and noisy, but after a couple of Lucatinis you won't care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    Duckish53
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We visited Luc during Restaurant Week and had a great experience. It is a great space with as many tables laid out to accommodate the maximum number of people. Despite this, we felt very comfortable. The food is the reason to come here though. Everything was great. We started with a couple of complimentary small dishes - a great touch - followed by a great carrot/ginger soup and a wonderful beet salad. I then had the pork chop which was just about perfect and so big I had some to take home. My partner had halibut which was beautifully presented and very tasty. Desserts were equally good. This was as good a meal as I have had in a ver long time and everything was presented beatifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another lovely dinner at Luc!
    CassiecatVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I think how a restaurant does their restaurant week menu says a lot about a place. I've been to places that "cheap out" and for me this is a sign not to return. The restaurant week dinner at Lucs consisted of selections from their regular menu and was excellent. I know I can count on Luc's for a lovely French Bistro dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't wait to go back
    Connerjo
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I had the carrot ginger soup, pork chop, French fries, and fabulous tangy flan with apple compote for dessert. Exceptional were the soup and dessert but the chop was very good. My friend had the beet salad, and halibut. She is a fine cook and gave her dinner 4 spoons. We arrived at 5:30 which was perfect because the place was hopping by 6:00. Lively but not too noisy. The service was pleasant and appropriately solicitous. Wonderful evening. The dessert was like nothing I've had--kind of a yogurty flan. Great texture and creaminess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    Datenight
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Every morsel was delicious! Can't wait to go back to try everything on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef does great food,
    bonbon
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Really enjoyed our first dining experience at Luc. Different from Rover's; will refrain from comparing. The service was welcoming, attentive; and knowledgeable. The menu is enticing; our choices were terrific. I love that Chef has continued the tradition of "Amuse Bouche." as the beginning ot the dining experience. From an ambience standpoint, I wish it were a little more brightly lit - older eyes had some difficulty reading the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hearty and Flavorful
    Alwayssurprised
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Went to Luc on a Sunday night, excellent service. Started with the cheese plate, and signature cocktail, the blue cheese was very smooth and the Luctini was smooth too. Beet salad with quinoe was light and refreshing. The beets were sweet and perfectly roasted. My entree was the White Bean Cassoulet, three meats and white beans made for a very hearty meal. No room for dessert, maybe next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with a fun, cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great food with a fun, cozy ambiance that let's you enjoy the experience at your own pace.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last minute get-together with
    longbeach642
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Last minute get-together with a long time friend. We loved that it was not too noisey. We could actually hear each other and have a good visit. Excellent food! Attentive but not annoyingly bothersome service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    Crisy
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We came to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was absolutely spot on with great service, terrific food and wine and great to have a prix fixe option that made it affordable, as well. We will definitely come back to enjoy it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible dining experience
    buoncibo
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    started with our server questioning us whether we could sit where the hostess had seated us. it went down hill from there. she was unattentive, unknowledgeable, served us well after 3 other tables that sat down after us, insisted no pouring the wine after i asked her not to, filled the wine glasses about 3/4 of the way. this is was i would expect at the IHOP. i purchased a $45 bottle of white rhone that tasted almost as good as 2-buck chuck. not a food friendly wine in the least. it doesn't seem like a Thierry choice. he must have turned over ops to soemone else. the food was OK, not great. just OK. this was my third visit to Luc and the other 2 times were much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luc Does It Right
    foodelicious
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We've never had a disappointing moment at Luc in all the years we've been going there. Sometimes it's a weeknight burger at the bar, sometimes it's a late night cocktail, sometimes it's a special occasion dinner. Luc always makes us feel like we're getting a warm hug and an outstanding meal from a good friend. What a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • average would be a compliment
    luigi
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We dined at the restaurant on Friday.Service was good, friendly and timely.Room had good energy. But.....the food was so average it was unbelieveable. House salad lettuce was wet so it had zero flavour, salt cod fritters were blah. The exception was the chicken liver mousse, it was delicious. The entrees both cassoulets were bland , duck confit not crisp and the lamb sausage was salty. Trout, the almonds were burnt sides were good. The pork shoulder special tasted good but was way over cooked. After all the good things I had heard I was perplexed that I had recommended the restaurant to our friends. We dine out frequently and I would rate this experience a two out of ten. Possibly the Chef is spending his time at his new restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Pleasant
    anakelea
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Had a great time connecting with old friends at Luc's. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. We were provided a corner table in a nook-like space near the door, providing our table of 4 some nice intimacy. Want to impress someone with a nice French meal? Choose Luc's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girl's Birthday night out
    madisonvalleygirl
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Went to Luc after Pedis down the street for my friend's birthday. I'd made a reservation so they greeted us w/ "Happy Birthday" and seated us at a nice booth in the back. Even at 7pm the place was packed! Our waiter was excellent as was all the service. I had the 3-course set menu and my friend the moules frittes. The pork chop was delicious as was the carrot-ginger soup. We ordered a 1/2 carafe of the house red which was very nice and reasonably priced. Luc is definitely a hot spot and my friend commented she felt like a hipster having dined there. While I like good food I don't dine out a lot which made Luc such a nice treat. The great service on top of the delicious food was icing on the cake! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, nice vibe
    Keiko
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The ambience of this place was very nice - dim lighting, but not too dark. Music wasn't too loud, so I could talk to my friends across the table without shouting. I love to see the cooks in the kitchen - from my table you could see them. The food was very good. Good amount of flavor in my beouf bourginoun, and the leek soup was a great starter. We ordered a yogurt type dessert. Not usually what I go for, my standard is chocolate. I'm glad I tried it - it was delicious and very refreshing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to be a good restaurant
    appreciategoodrestaurants
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Have visited Luc several times since its opening, our name is even on the wall as a financial backer. Food has depth in taste, reasonable serving sizes, good service. Recently we had margarita pizza - good, cassoulet -good and enough for 2, and linguine - okay, too rich especially when duck confit was added. Salad with tarragon dressing - good. Dessert of chocolate cake with caramel was good. House white wine had a light fizz to it. Wish menu had more variety over time. The kitchen has talent. They produce good food, but they produce the same good food with little new added, menu is a bit stale. We come to use up our gift cards from investment since Rovers closed. Very Madison Park crowd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.