Lucques

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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.
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L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor space. Savory salmon lunch. Attentive and friendly service. Quiet enough for a deep conversation. Fairly priced. I'll be back soon

I
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great except the tables are too close to each other. It’s hard to have a private conversation.

BT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a lovely restaurant with wonderful food but our experience this time was marred by sitting next to a table where the gentleman spoke loudly enough we couldn't help hearing the conversation which was all about the woman who left him. The back room is more spaciou and a better spot to dine.

KK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The problem with Lucques is that it is so extraordinary and such a special place I would like to dine there more
Regularly...but then I would be at a loss for the extra-special
Place to celebrate special occasions!

OB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Went last Friday for Valentines day special. Outside of the desert and caviar blinis as starter, food was ok but not at all where it should have been for that price. Service was particularly terrible. For exemple servers thought it could be normal to rush us and push next plate even when previous ones were not done. We took wine pairing and saw the somelier once (out of 6 different wines). All in all it felt that place is running on its reputation and it sounds to me now they don't deserve it. Very disapointed.

TW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always. It’s our “go to” when we are in Los Angeles

HG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t sleep on the Negroni!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

AP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All very delicious but especially the braised short ribs

HG
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

An excellent meal with the only downside being we were asked to sit on a sofa next to a drafty doorway until our entire party of five assembled. Three of us arrived a couple of minutes before the other two and instead of showing us to our seats, we were told to wait on the couch and once we settled there were hustled to buy drinks. I thought that extremely bad form for a fine, upscale restaurant. The meal itself was exquisite and the waiter was attentive and knowledgable. Curiously, we would have been much more likely to buy a drink while waiting had we been at our table. Balancing a wine glass while sitting on a couch is more of a challenge than having that same glass on a stable table in front of you.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meeting
Good food, good vibe, great waiter and somelier.

R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go for our anniversary and love it! We also love the Sunday suppers. Never a bad meal.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Restaurant seemed to be short staffed for lunch.

P
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience as usual, although the food was significantly over salted...

c
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gorgeous setting, we had a wonderful server and the food was - as always - incredibly delicious and beautifully presented. It's a special spot and a bit of a treat, but so worth it!

CM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. I have never been disappointed with the food or the service.

DI
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We (party of 4) all had the DineLA special. The starters were a nettles soup (excellent) and a vegetarian carpaccio (mostly white grapefruit), good. The entrees were a chorizo grilled cheese sandwich which was generously sized but quite greasy; and the accompanying salad was so over-salted, none of the four of us could eat it after tasting one bite. We have been to Lucques many times and this was definitely not their best day.

M
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good and creative food. Great place to dine. Always enjoy coming to this restaurant.

PM
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great version of Haggis for Robbie Burns day! Thanks

j
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific menu
Beautiful patio setting
Great food and service

T
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First table offered for the two of us in an otherwise virtually empty restaurant left something to be desired. We were seated a corner next to group. After asking we were moved to a better, quieter table but with a slight attitude by host. Otherwise food great and our server was delightful.

h
Seattle
69 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Although it is not new, in some sense, Lucques is the 'new' Campanile. The atmosphere is the new 'old Hollywood', that is, Hollywood denizens that came up in the 80's and 90's. No, thee atmosphere and food are both on the soothing side, in contrast to, say, Bavel. Lucques can no longer be considered 'cutting edge', which is OK, I would love to afford to be able to eat there weekly.
Everything was delicious except, oddly, the chocolate tart, which tasted like they forgot to add sugar to it?!?
We went for DineLA, and had duck and fish as mains. They were really good, but the way they were served in medium-sized shallow bowls meant that all the elements were mixed together and I couldn't really tell what was what, which I found a little disapointing. I think the place is just a tad too dark. The appetizers and great bread were about the best things.
If I went there again, I would order soup, pears, lamb kibbeh, and maybe suckling pick or short ribs.

MH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

z
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. We had a superb time and were so pleased to take advantage of the dual DineLA menu on a Sunday evening. Others in our party ordered the roasted beet I had the scallops which were perfect thin slices, tender and flavorful.

Two of us had the duck entree, and one ordered the fish (which I got to sample--delicious). The duck was juicy and practically falling off the bone, the bread pudding, dates and smoked bacon added wonderful accents.

While we enjoyed a small taste of the chocolate truffle tart, the two of us who selected the gingerbread coupe dessert were blown away by the balance of crunchy cookie/spiced pear/tangy cranberry sorbet/creamy egg nog ice cream. Wow!

Friendly and spot on service complemented the delicious food...this is absolutely one of the best DineLA bargains in town!

SH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and service.
They made all the people who arrived with reservations all wait before seating which was odd.

g
London
43 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday Prix Fixe Menu is a special treat and incredible bargin. The prawns or beef made for delicious choices as the main. Service is very individualized. It's worth getting the wine pairings just to learn the intimate details of each wine accompanying the course. Staff as always in gracious and creates a warm and caring environment in which to dine. We are repeat diners who find it an excellent way to spend Sunday evenings.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pear salad I’ve ever had in my life. The apple fritter is closer to a chewy donut but also the best apple and ice cream combo ever. It is a well orchestrated symphony of flavors and textures that makes you want to meet the chef to find out how he figured it all out.

b
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Music was too loud even after requesting that it be turned down. Had a veggie lasagna that was overpriced and just ok.

GE
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Exceptionally nice staff, prompt service.
I was there for New Year’s Eve.

N
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love Lucques, the room, the people, and usually the food. Perhaps my NYE expectations were too high. Love a prix fix for the holiday. I wanted a curated evening! We appreciated the flexibility to seat us in the main room rather than the garden, upon request. The scallop carpaccio didn’t send me. The start off with no ‘amuse buche’ (but yes, terrific bread and almonds and olives) after spending $200 per person plus drinks seemed chintzy. Same sense of not quite enough generosity with no start off of a complimentary wine or that the champagne complimentary toast was held only for midnight. (We missed it, and all the ‘fun’ and party favor — it was not offered to guests who departed early.) Just not quite enough grace for the event. The music was grand — loved it. We were four; we did not sit and kvetch about the food. (Even the dessert, which none of us particularly liked.) We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. (We did comment to one another the next morning about our minor disappointments.) But the place and the intent and our own company made it all work. Just sorry that it was not quite all I wanted it to be (with out of town guests)— even knowing that NYE comes with over-the -top expectations. Will we come again? Of course! For New Year’s? Not so sure.

O
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner I have had in years. Pear appetizer was light and perfectly dressed. The suckling pig was heavenly, and the short rib is what Lucques is rightfully known for. Lemon and pomegranate dessert was a terrific surprise. Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. And great hospitality.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st Wedding Anniversary - Experience was wonderful!

C
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall Great dining experience. The food was excellent, combined with the ourstanding service, we couldn't have had a better evening. Nice music in the background was most pleasing.

JA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Amazing food as always but the waiter forgot about us after we weren't initially ready to order, and my salad was overdressed and the dishes were not as interesting or creative as I have experienced previously.

MG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way!

g
London
44 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious Christmas Eve dinner with delicately flavored courses, great combinations of fresh local ingredients and wonderful service.

JH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places for a romantic meal with great food, warm atmosphere, and a friendly staff. Easy location, valet parking. Perfect. Then a short hop down to the Beverly Center for some shopping.

GG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Took friends who had never been there. Good value on Sunday supper menu.

JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant
Food is good service is good everything is perfect

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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