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.
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday &Tuesday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday- Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm.
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.
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Past events and clients include the Screen Actors Guild Award Dinner, GQ Magazine, The UCLA Hammer Museum, Vanity Fair Magazine and many private individuals.
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On street also available.
I’ve been coming here for years, always great food
So disappointed. This used to be my favorite restaurant. I tried the two specials - a charred deconstructed ratatouille dish with lemon yoghurt sauce and halibut with onion soubise, green beens and a sauce of some kind. I should have stuck with the soup and short ribs.... The char was a bit much, and the individual vegetables had no unity into one dish. As to the fish dish, instead of the brilliant green and perfectly cooked green beans being on the side of the fish, it was blended into the soubise and covered with the sauce which was also on the fish, served on a stack. I at least order fish for health reasons and because it's lighter than meats, but the rich sauce mixed with the soubise made most of the dish way too rich and inedible for me at least. And I didn't like having to pick out the green beans from the soubise and the sauce. Then the ice-cream was melting before it got to my table.
We went for the special dinner to celebrate the 20th anniversary. A friend of mine was one of the special guest chefs and I was really looking forward to seeing him and tasting his food. The food was amazing but service was really off. We had three people offer us water when we sat down, our first course arrived before our champagne (we were celebrating our engagement), and the service was stilted and awkward at best. I had contacted the restaurant three times to inform them that my fiancée only ate fish, yet they still managed to serve her the duck for the main course. They fixed the error and the manager was very apologetic but at the end of the meal we still received a bill for the three drinks we had (the dinner was a prepaid affair). When I called the manager over, he apologized and took away our bill.
I really wanted to enjoy this meal, especially as it was a special night for us, but the service mishaps overshadowed the quality of the space and the food. While the service team was very lovely and sweet, there was a level of polish lacking that I would have expected in restaurant of this caliber.
Another excellent meal, this time from Guest Chefs Chris Bianco and Russell Moore. The only downgrade is from a value perspective of this ~$200 (after service and tax) five course prix fixe menu. Ordinarily expect to spend half that or less.
Great Californian food, excellent wine list and very helpful and friendly staff
Lucques is always impeccable and delicious.
The food and the service was great.
This is a real hidden gem on busy Melrose. Love their menu of farm to table deliciousness. I particularly enjoy their Sunday night prix fixe family style dinner experience. It is always a real treat! Wonderful service, great food. Don't miss it.
We have been to Lucques several times over the years--Sunday dinners and special occasions. We are never disappointed. We always leave happy. Lucque's flavors always suggest a subtle and delightful North African influence, but without spiciness, with sauces more influenced by onion than garlic. Following an appetizer of roasted vegetables, my wife had lamb and I had Halibut. Her preparation was flavored much like the appetizer, so if you order the lamb you might try a different appetizer for variety. Mine was super, though perhaps the subise was a bit too rich--if that is possible. A great experience.
My group of 3 ordered appetizers and entrees. All 6 dishes were under seasoned. I found the service to be inattentive, never checking back on our plates as we dined, but I was able to flag our server for some salt. Given all the accolades, I was really looking forward to the dinner being in town for only a few nights, so I was disappointed that the food and service did not meet expectations.
On a positive note, the menu does provide excellent options for a variety of diets. The rear dining room with the retractable roof made for a wonderful atmosphere. The wine menu was also notable.
This was an anniverary special for the resteraunt, Spanish Night. The menu was prepared by their friends that they had spent time with in Spain, each chef choosing a course.
The meal was wonderful with lots of different items and flavors. We've been to Lucques for dinner before and it's always been terrific.
We go to Sunday Supper every month or two, but the food was especially nice this past Sunday. Melon with shaved fennel, goat cheese, and mint, and something yummy in the dressing--maybe just lemon, but maybe orange or yuzu or something? I came home wondering why I never thought of this particular combination of ingredients. The salmon was melt-in-your-mouth silky and luscious; the chicken saltimbocca was lovely and not insanely salty. And let's not go into the blueberry and passion fruit tart! The suggested wines for the chicken and the dessert were perfect (my husband thought). I suppose my one complaint was the fig leaves wrapping my salmon--a little fuzzy and tough.
I was very impressed with food here. I came here for lunch on a recommendation of a friend, and was blown away. Lunch time on a Saturday was nice and quiet, valet was very friendly. Definitely recommend the burrata appetizer!
The service was friendly and attentive, and the food was top notch. My friend and I had the short ribs and the preparation was the best I ever had.
My ladies-who-lunch buddy and I went to eat and toast Jonathan Gold, and chose Lucques since it's always on his 101 Best Restaurant lists. We also went during dineLA so it was quite reasonable. (Of course $19 for the glass of Sancerre brought it up some!)
The food was very good except for the falafel burger, which was dry and left a funky after-taste. The stone fruit salad with peaches had a delicious dressing, and the halibut was excellent. In retrospect, we should have each had the fish rather than splitting the two entrees.
Atmosphere was absolutely lovely! Ingredients were fresh and interesting. The dishes were
creative and in a class by themselves.
I had a surprising side salad today at lunch. There was a light and tasty dressing on the leafy greens that came with my grilled cheese. It was so good I had to ask what the contents were. My entire lunch experience was delightful. Everything was delicious and flavorful.
Wonderful meal celebrating Luques 20th! Love everything about this restaurant and Suzanne's food.
Suzanne is the best chef. Lucques is our favorite. Never disappointed. Here’s to another 20 years!
always a pleasure at Lucques. The only issues were the hostess wanting to seat us outside (too warm) when there were two booths available inside. I had to ask to have our table cleaned off (crumbed).
Appetizer and dessert were good. The main course was poor though
Fresh tomato Caprese salad bursting with sweet juicy tomatoes started off our meal, along with the fire roasted trumpet mushrooms: meaty, and umami. Then the three of us shared the ribeye for two with mashed potatoes and arugula. The meat was incredibly flavorful, charred bits on the crust and perfectly tender medium rare on inside. Amazing meal!
Service was great. Short ribs are still the best on the west coast. Crab BLT was not that good.
Lucques is my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. This time enjoyed stone fruit salad with a nice cheese and dressing. Second course was bluefish wrapped in pancetta. Thank you for another fine meal.
Had a terrific lunch at Lucques! Look forward to the next visit!
We LOVE going to Lucque’s! Staff and ambience are wonderful.
I wish I could eat there everyday. That’s how good it is.
Service was really bad. A two course dinner lasted over two hours mainly due to the fact that our server would disappear for 15 minutes at a time before we had even ordered.
As usual the food was excellent. Due to several large parties seated in the patio area, service was a little slow but friendly as always.
Seeing a long time friend who introduced me to Lucques when I lived in LA
Cherry and apricot app was replaced with plums. Cherries were dark and sweet, not tart as you would expect in a salad. The dish was more of a dessert. Good, but cloyingly sweet.
Black cod main was a disappointment. Although the fish was fresh and perfectly cooked, the tomato sauce was undercooked, and the grains tasted of rancid oil. Overall, an insult to the fish.
Service was pleasant and prompt. Staff were lovely. Atmosphere was elegant, yet pleasantly relaxed.
Although the temperatures were soaring, the wonderful staff at Lucques did a fantastic job of looking after everyone and making it look effortless. There is plenty of choice on the menu and all of the dishes we tried were excellent. Definitely going to be back next time we are in LA
The service was excellent. The starters : corn soup and scallops were very salty. Entree's were:
lamb and halibut. These were also salty. We didn't say anything until after. They were sorry we
hadn't said anything. They would have offered to remake the meal. The cheesecake was amazing. We had mentioned the salt problem to the server and she had notified the kitchen. It must have worked because the table next to us one person had the halibut and said it was
fine. The manager was very kind to take a little off of the bill. We will go back.
Food was average at best. The service turned really bad when there was a billing issue at the end when the sales tax was way above 10% (LA sales tax is 9.5). Took them 25 minutes to sort out. Won’t come back.
Most everything we had was excellent, but my wife had the Alaskan cod special. She should have returned it, was totally unbalanced. Came in a bowl like it was bouillabaisse, and tomatoes overwhelmed the delicate fish and everything else. Very acidic and tomatoes tasted undercooked. Fish was described as cooked with crispy skin but skin was in the bottom under tomato sauce.
We helped celebrate Lucques’ 20th anniversary with special chefs. The meal was excellent. Suzanne’s tomato ricotta toast was simply delicious. We also both were impressed with the perfectly cooked black cod and porchetta. The plums with the fish was inspired. The wine pairings also worked well. I particularly liked the Vermintino. Service was up to it usual professional yet cordial level including the hell from Suzanne’s children! Congratulations to Suzanne and Caroline on their well deserved success.
We had a wonderful time. It was our wedding anniversary and we wanted to do something special. The price was astronomical ($530 for two people), but having decided to bite the bullet, we loved every minute of it. There was only one dish that was less than perfect--the porchetta, and only because the turnips were undercooked and were attached to their greens which were stringy and very difficult to cut with the butter knife we'd been given. All the other dishes, however, were totally delicious, as were the cocktails and wine pairings, and the service was the best. All the front-of-house people were amazingly attentive without appearing to hover. I wish I could afford to go back more often.
We were visiting from Atlanta and were celebrating.
Everything was wonderful but we were all very disappointed with the dessert course.
We sat on the patio and had a comfortable table with padded bench seats and plenty of pillows for back support. Our server, Sarah, was knowledgeable, friendly and appropriately attentive. The food (as always) was delicious! The soft-shell crab BLT was made with fresh, flavorful ingredients and served while the toast was still warm and crisp. The cod was served medium-rare (per our request) on a tasty bed of green beans; yum!