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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RG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still wonderful after all these years. Every time I have dinner at Lucques, I leave asking why I don't dine here more often. Everything is superb: Food, wine, service, setting. And always an eclectic mix of people.

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NB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal - went for the Bastille Day Sunday Supper and had some beautiful plates (tomato tartine, steak tartare, strawberry and ricotta creme crepe.) Even the bread was terrific. I highly recommend the Sunday Supper nights. The bar manager is magical, and knows how to complement any dish -- or simply make a tasty cocktail.

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LR
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always celebrate Bastille Day. Sadly, we don’t always get to do it in France. But the dinner this evening was quintessentially French in spirit. We had, as we always do, an excellent experience. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to enjoy yourself here. They will make whatever day it is a special occasion.

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O
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal was summer perfection. Every single morsel was perfectly prepared. And beautifully presented. There is a reason this restaurant has maintained its stature year after year.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great cocktails, and wonderful service!

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r
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails!
Beautiful wine!
Great food and service.
Quiet
Lovely patio
Perfect !
One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles
I felt like I was on really good vacay!

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SM
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for my husband’s 70th birthday. He lived in Paris for a couple of years when in his 20’s. The first time we came to Lucques, he said it was the best gastronomical experience he had had in Los Angeles. Since then, we have celebrated many special occasions here, although generally for the Sunday suppers. Every course is a delightful experience. The service is always friendly and professional. The atmosphere is elegant and comfortable. We can rely on Lucques to deliver the most creative and delicious meal every time.

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R
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best in the city!

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R
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a city with many great restaurants, this is one of the best. The food is always excellent and the menu choice are revised and creative, giving you multiple opportunities for repeat visits without exhausting menu selections. The service is friendly and accommodating. The wine list is more than sufficient to pair wines with food choices. Prices are on the high side but well worth it. When weather is warm, sit on the patio. When winter arrives, sit near the fireplace.

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g
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We find the Sunday dinners at Lucques quite amazing. The food is very flavorful without overwhelming and the menu is put together with great attention to detail. The staff are very knowledgeable about the particular dishes being served and the wine pairings are unique. The sommelier is extremely friendly and has interesting tidbits of information for each wine which add great to dimension to the service.

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PB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucques is THE best restaurant in Los Angeles. Prove me wrong.

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F
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very nice and the food was good. Thank you

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OT
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Fried chicken event was subpar compared to what we are used to at this great establishment

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JD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have dined at Lucques many, many times. The food is predictably, reliably delicious and inventive. The atmosphere, indoors and on the patio, is conducive to conversation, unlike so many restaurants in LA. If there's one thing I might quibble about on this most recent visit it was the service. Not the attentiveness but the level of familiarity with the food, wine and the high end dining experience, in general. I have been spoiled during my past visits by the wait staff who have been very familiar with each of the menu offerings and very willing to make helpful recommendations. Not so much on this past visit. The food was delivered politely, but there was none of the back and forth that has, in the past, enhanced our dining experience.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Los Zgatos

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100% perfection as always. My idea of a perfect dining experience. Would not change a thing.

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d
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The fish was not fresh. The side of califlower had to flavor one of the worst meals we've had for the $$$$

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g
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service matched with amazing food.

Only downside was the toddler in the adjacent booth, with the father mindlessly jostling his kid to elicit even more noise and squeals and squeaks. Very unthoughtful to others and should not be allowed in one of LAs top food destinations.

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TD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I have been to this restaurant. The first time was for the Sunday Supper and the second time was in the main dining room. The service and food were impeccable each time. This is a classic style restaurant with an ever changing seasonal menu, served course by course and not the “small plate sharing” nonsense that characterizes so many of the newer “best” restaurants that are plaguing the current American dining scene. I would definitely go back given another opportunity.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

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L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another memorable and delicious dinner at Lucques. Perfect combination of atmosphere, great food and drinks and yet not too formal or too casual. Used it for a business dinner and my client was so impressed and pleased!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing as usual. Starts faith 5 cheese plate. She had the short ribs and I had the black cod and scallops. Finished with chocolate mess and 3 ice cream plate w short bread dessert. Everything was perfect. Was very pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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CK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall nice restaurant but if you are a tourist, don't take car with you, valet fee was about $20 or so.

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DH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, great service. A group of us went early and were able to talk AND hear each other!

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BK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The patio in the back was fairly noisy. We came for lunch and in the future, we would choose to dine in the main dining room

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a restaurant that keeps you waiting for your reservation, serves innovative tall food on plates with irregular edges where one can't balance a knife, pushes trendy cocktails and a loud bar scene - don't come to Lucques.
Lucques seats you promptly and can make any drink you can name. Lucques serves delicious food that is fresh, global and familiar. At Lucques, one can hear the specials, one's tablemates and the background music.
OK - maybe it is a little dark to read the tab. Don't worry - overtip: the experience is worth it.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy (fireplace!), relaxed (never felt rushed), yet polished (white tablecloths, staff attn to detail) atmosphere and service. We felt cared for without being smothered and can’t wait to come back!

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g
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cookbook Sunday dinner was unique and very tasty. We enjoyed the time with the author, who visited each table and spoke of her focus on Mexican cooking. The prix fix menu was well created with many different textures and flavors working together. The staff, as always, was attentive and very informative about the meal.

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C
Los Angeles
243 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu for Sunday's Mexican Cookbook dinner was exciting but the food was even better than imagined. This was another terrific effort by Suzanne and her team to bring the best tastes of the world to her loyal following, among who we happily count ourselves.

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JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was disappointing. In the first course nothing tasted like an cerviche I have ever had. In the second course the shrimp were so small that by the time one removed the shell there was nothing left to eat. The pork was good but the cornbread was dry and tasteless and not a good accompaniment with potatoes. The desert was good. Overall the meal was very disappointing

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LA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Sunday Dinner program at Lucque!

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LP
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent, on its way to a Michelin star?

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R
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always everything was great....

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. Recommend Snapper ceviche

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LP
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 5

I marked “birthday” on the reservation and put in a note asking that you have the waiter acknowledge Justin’s birthday. It was never mentioned, as we watched the waiter acknowledge the couple sitting next to us who were also celebrating. Perhaps you should read the info in your Open Table requests or better communicate to your staff. As great as our meal was, missing this request left me disappointed overall.

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious! Beautiful flavor.
Our only issue was that the wine we ordered took a little time to get to our table. Perhaps the wine steward was at another table?? In any case, that was small potatoes. Food was great. Highly recommended!

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KA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect way to celebrate my birthday! Incredible food, knowledgeable/helpful staff. WILL be back!

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s
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lucques is and has been one of my favorite restaurants in LA for years now. My idea of a perfect dinner is to go there during the winter, sit by the fire or at the bar first having a drink and then sitting at one of the booths in the dining room for dinner with friends and family. (Don't get me wrong - the patio is lovely during the summer!) The food is always delicious and the recipes are continually creative. I enjoyed the Mother's Day prix fixe menu with my son this past Sunday. We both loved the food chosen for the menu that evening and, furthermore, the wine recommendation -- Failla 2017 pinot noir -- was excellent! We had a lovely time.

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CB
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is inventive, and amazing, yet very accessible for "non-foodies". We loved the grilled filet steak, and the sommelier's recommendations for a wine pairing were perfect! What I love best about Lucques is the environment and the staff is warm and welcoming, which is so very rare in upscale LA establishments. Lucques is my new "must go" every time I visit Los Angeles, thank you again for a wonderful Sunday Supper!

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