Lucques

4.8
2164 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
Since opening in 1998 Lucques has garnered extraordinary accolades and is now recognized as one of the country’s best restaurants. It's California cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences is served in the warm and intimate setting of the rustic carriage house of the original Harold Lloyd estate.

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday &Tuesday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday- Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm.
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Phone number
(323) 655-6277
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Suzanne Goin
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Private party facilities
Dining at Lucques is a singular experience. It’s undoubtedly fine dining, but in a wonderfully comfortable environment. We are fully capable of bringing that identical experience to your private functions.

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.

For more information please call us.
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Private party contact
Matt Duggan: (323) 655-6277
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Catering
Lucques can cater anything from a small, intimate gathering, to a full scale gala event.

Past events and clients include the Screen Actors Guild Award Dinner, GQ Magazine, The UCLA Hammer Museum, Vanity Fair Magazine and many private individuals.

For more information please call us.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Cienega
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Parking details
Valet is located in front of the restaurant at 8474 Melrose Avenue.
On street also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2164 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lucques is a classic! Despite all the new trendy restaurants in LA, Lucques is still one of the best.
I specially like the Sunday evening Prix-Fix menu (that's what I had).
The food is solid and always fresh and creative (and a good wine list).
The outdoor patio is lovely during the summer nights.
Last but not least, it is also one of the few restaurants in LA that is reasonably quiet, that one can have an intimate conversation during dinner.
I would recommend Lucques to anyone anytime.

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CT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucques Sunday Suppers are one of life's great pleasures. Sitting in the cozy dining room with a yummy cocktail, then a delicious dinner with wine flights, and a rich dessert is the perfect way to get the holidays started!

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KM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful date night out at Lucques. The food was delish!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fab spot with posh preses

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g
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always we had a wonderful dinner @ lucques. the fresh swordfish was tender and well prepared as were their often on the menu beef ribs. the vegetarian entree was very well executed, a variety of vegetables and grains expertly coordinated. the service was excellent with the right amount of attention without hovering. it made a for a most enjoyable evening.

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SK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Classic restaurant with a fireplace, a lovely bar, and warm ambiance. Delicious treatment of traditional California cuisine rather than trendy or flashy dishes. Well trained, attentive staff.

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SM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice fire to sit by while waiting for our table. The food is always very good. But it’s also expensive.

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MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food by an amazing woman. Words cannot describe the dance of flavors enveloping my mouth.

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas luncheon. Food delicious, as always. Let us linger. Excellent.

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Bad service can ruin a good meal!

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RR
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lacques never disappoints. Food, service and ambiance is fantastic. We had the dumplings and they were delicious.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Lucques. We went for Sunday Supper. The food was perfect from start to finish. The service was fantastic from start to finish. To top
It off, Suzanne Goin was in the kitchen. We were interested in the preparation of one of the dishes we ate. She graciously came out to tell us how to make it. She was lovely - down to earth and accessible - nice for someone so famous and accomplished. Thanks to the whole staff for a great meal!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s been years since my last meal here, and it’s obvious every time why they continue their success. Food, service and atmosphere are all perfect.

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FO
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific...food, service, ambiance...all wonderful

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v
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went to Lucques after a hair appointment to meet some people for lunch. Food was great, ambiance lovely and the service was superb

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LM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! Food was delicious ! Lucques is both sexy and romantic. Perfect place to take someone you love.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The ambience was nice, but the back dining room was so loud it was very difficult to hear the person across the table from me. Table top is far too small. Waitress was not attentive - we waited for very long at every step.
Fish dish was delicious.
Meat items - pork and lamb were too dry.

I think it’s priced too high for the value.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful way to Celebrate our 40th Anniversary

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JN
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional meal at an exceptional restaurant. We’ll try to come back the next time we’re in LA.

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JL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

always solid upscale food. and never disappoints. Only comment for a newbie is that tables are very close so conversations will "blend". We don't mind but an fyi. The bar is a great place to dine as well. Such a cozy place.

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P
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We've eaten at Lucques many times over the last 20 years, usually for Sunday supper -- and this was one of the few disappointing dining experiences. While the menu sounded promising, each course was carb based, and with the exception of the oven-baked flatbread as a starter, were not notable. (The mussels in the arroz a la marinera were minuscule and the seasoning overpowering; the rice pudding for dessert was good, but more rice...)

And speaking of carbs, and this is a minor detail, the bread service used to be far better. The current variety seems to have come from a bread machine and left to sit for too long.

The service is spot on as usual and the wine pairing is great. We'll be back again...

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W
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed it..was quick cause we had somewhere to be

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J
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambiance . I just wish they would have a few more food choices, specially appetizers and salads. Overall great place and I would definitely come again and would recommend this restaurant to others.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was once again all to the top of the list of how a great restaurant experience should be! From the friendly, attentive and competent service to exceptionally good tasting menu - Lucques has got it all! Thank you!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant and will definitely be back already this weekend.

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EG
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday suppers are a great way to experience new dishes, and,on this particular night, the skills of excellent guest chefs. The menu is set, so the price is lower. Great food and a great way to experience this wonderful restaurant.

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife & I had a very enjoyable meal. Excellent surroundings. Highly recommended.

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i was at lucques the very first months and loved loved loved it, i have returned intermittently as i love the vibe the team and suzanne and her entire being, however i had not been to lucques in a 5 years and it is even better than when i was last there.. there is soul, style and timeless deliciousness that bucks the trend of creating new "dishes" just for novelty or instagram... i am still in love with the place, maybe even more

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PH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely quiet birthday celebration. Great food and service...effortlessly handled and served a cake which we brought with us. This restaurant defines elegance and great cuisine in a comfortable and gracious ambience.

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C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lucques is one of our favorite restaurants in LA. They recently created a new menu and we each had a vastly different entree. Each one of them were so unique and fantastic. Everyone raved (4)! We usually have Isabelle as our waitress, and she is fantastic. We didn't have her this time and the service suffered a bit. I am not sure I could even tell you who our waiter was this time. Everyone was sort of pitching in. I think this was an off incident but it was worth noting. If you want to have your taste buds dance.... definitely go to Lucques!

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PL
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adult, sophisticated, for third dates not first dates.

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b
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outdoor patio/garden area is lovely, would highly recommend sitting there.

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RS
Salt Lake City
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Luckes. Harold Lloyd was watching! Excellent service from Simone. Great menu from Suzanne Goin.

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish is incredible! Though the short ribs were good, I was craving the seasonal fish special so much the next day that we are definitely going back very soon. Unbelievably delicious.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The great LA restaurant.

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TJ
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lucques continues to turn out excellent food. Their creative use of local produce and their adherence to high standards ensures a meal that is both interesting and delicious. The Sunday prix fixe supper is a great institution that highlights chef Goin's creativity and skill.

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M
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and food. I love this restaurant.

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H
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant all around. One of the best in LA for sure. Jonathon Gold said it all in his reviews. Their attention to detail is fantastic.

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AH
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We have visited some of the finest restaurants in our city, courtesy of recommendations from a variety of foodie publications, and of course, the Food Network’s show “The best thing I ever ate”.
Tonight was our first real disappointment. The short ribs at this establishment had been recommended on the show, and we came with high expectations, since the past few restaurants we have visited have been truly exceptional. Our service was terrible. Eventually, the waitress admitted to us that she had completely forgotten our orders, even though it was the beginning of the evening and there were hardly any tables seated yet. The cocktail menu was very sparse - the results, when they finally arrived after almost half an hour wait, were not bad, but definitely not great. Although the table next to us received wine pairing recommendations from their waiter, our waitress knew absolutely nothing about wine. We were really surprised by her lack of knowledge, but we did fine on our own. The food was actually reasonably good, but by that point, our experience had already been dampened. Dessert was just OK.
I am very sorry that I cannot recommend this place to anyone. It’s a first. And I am sad.

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AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing service and sommelier ...................................................................................................................................

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