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Lucques

4.7
1989 reviews
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$50 and over
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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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, 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1989 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great lunch and business meeting. I knew the food & service were great from previous dinner visits, but this was really great for lunch.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Celebrating a birthday we had the Sunday supper and they happily accommodate our vegetarian diet. The food is always delicious and seasonal and the service outstanding. And the wine pairings are an easy way to try great wines you might not know.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Lucques NEVER NEVER fails. In addition to our own visits, this is the fourth or fifth time my husband and I have taken friends here for dinner -- they always walk away loving the atmosphere, enjoying the food, and thinking that it's one of the best places in LA that they've been. We've never had a single item from the menu that isn't great -- all of the starters are delicious, the main courses are solid and filling, and the specials are usually very interesting as well. Also, it's not super expensive -- with starter cocktails, a bottle of wine, two split salads, four entrees, and a cookie/confection board for dessert it was about $100/person. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Some of the staff were unsympathetic, others were sympathetic.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Both the duck breast and the halibut were outstanding. We enjoyed both on their beautiful, outside patio.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great food and great wine list in an environment where I can actually HEAR my dining guests. Thanks for being sensitive to the aural experience of dining and not just the gastronomic.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The staff was a little tired at the end of the week.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I've always enjoyed Lucques, but this time we weren't that enamored of the main dish we each had. It was Sunday Supper, so we chose the shrimp dish. We both felt it was very mediocre--the flavors were not that tasty. Thankfully, the salad and dessert were excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Everything was wonderful! What a gorgeous place! I live the ambience, the people and the food was outstanding!!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The citrus and avocado salad is summer on a plate. Delicious. Perfect short ribs. Lovely time

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing, delicious, fabulous service!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Lucques always out does itself with premiere food combinations and discreet and excellent service. Matt is always gracious and welcoming, insuring that we are pleased with our evening and Isabel provides excellent wait service. The food always represents a seasonal focus with great details to subtle qualities. It's a great place to celebrate any special occasion. The Sunday evening prix fix menu is very reasonable and changes weekly.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

service and food were impeccable. The French / middle eastern menu was as delicious as it sounds.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best meal ever there.
Halibut was awesome. Nice sized portion. Perfect temperature and crust. Perfect sauce above and vegetables below. Scallop appetizer also great.
Service efficient and unobtrusive. Professionals. Typically at a restaurant you are lucky to be served by people who are well trained. Service was like a Michelin ***. Over ?7 years (visiting from Boston ) have been fond of the club steak which has been up and down.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were a group of 5 in town for the weekend. Loved our dining experience here! Everyone had something different on the menu and everyone was impressed with the quality of the food. Creative but not overly complicated. Felt like a neighborhood restaurant that you would visit time and time again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful service, food and ambience. Matt thoroughly spoiled us and we thank him for it.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This first visit did not disappoint. We were thrilled to try many of the items we've been cooking from the cookbooks. The lunchtime atmosphere is sublime, great music, attentive and friendly service :)

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Warm, friendly service without being overly/intrusively attentive. Outstanding food (we enjoyed every bite) and loved the delicious and creative cocktails. The option to dine outside under a retractable canopy was a lovely setting. Dining room felt very intimate and loved the seating by the fireplace for cocktails before dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Lucques has been my favorite restaurant for years and I remember why every time I eat there. Had the lamb with chorizo and it was simply divine. And you can have a quiet conversation which is a rarity in Los Angeles where restaurants tend to be extremely noisy. I always feel like I am in NYC at a West Village hideaway when I eat at Lucques.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

great food. great location. great service. lovely atmosphere. not cheap, but worth it.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very, very enjoyable. Can't wait to go back. Really delicious. Great wine service too.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Absolutely amazing flavors. Explosive taste in every bite. Service was exceptional. Will definitely come back! The cod was perfectly cooked and the salad with beet purée was spectacular with all the different textures and contrast.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful experience. The manager was very attuned to my allergies and everything came out perfectly.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always terrific, though portions seem to have become smaller and prices seem to have become larger!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Eat regularly at the bar (ask for the bar menu too ;))) Drinks are far above average and always meet new folks with great stories and love of LA! Bartenders are great too! cheers

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Lucques is a real grownup restaurant with always consistent good food, good service, and zero attitude despite the fact that showbiz types often frequent it -- some famous people were seated nearby the other night. I have been here numerous times and never had a bad meal. The service is terrific and the food simply yummy and satisfying. The price tag can be on the high side but it is definitely worth it, especially for special occasions (they spelled out Happy Birthday in chocolate on my friend's super chocolate-y dessert).

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I have been dining at Lucques for many years and have never been disappointed. The food is
so creative and delicious; the servers are friendly and knowledgeable and the cocktails and
wines are first rate. A real Southern California treasure!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Lucques has been and remains one of my favorite restaurants. I typically go for Sunday Supper, and have never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Sarah our server made the night! I always say bad service can ruin a meal, but her great service was the high point of the Sunday supper. The bread was our favorite thing, and the little dish of olives and almonds. The potato tart was good, and so was the salmon. The cappuccino with the desert was a delight even though it took a long while to get. Ambiance was great. I’d ask for booth table next time because the two person table had no room for my clutch.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Outstanding

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was impossible to hear at the middle tables :( Portuguese pork and clams needed more seasoning as well, but scallops appetizer was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Incredible food.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fun night, great waiter and staff. Food was very good.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Although usually one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, Lucque was very disappointing this evening. The food was thrown on the plate with much too much sauce covering it and Although it was only half-full in the restaurant, our server rarely came to the table. I hope this is just an operation and Lucque returns to its former excellence.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

In the back corner of the large dining room were exceptionally loud and made the evening less than stellar which was disappointing in at the service and food were excellent

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Perfection

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food and service were absolutely excellent. We had a tasting with wine pairings. Can hardly wait to return.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The service was amazing! The food was perfect, the flavors were very well paired. The cod was exquisite! Excellent restaurant!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My son said his steak was was his best meal ever. Very friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

One of my favorites in LA. Consistently delicious food and excellent service.

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