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About Lucques

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.

8474 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, French

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.

Cross Street:
La Cienega

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 655-6277

Website:
http://www.lucques.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet is located in front of the restaurant at 8474 Melrose Avenue.
On street also available.

Executive Chef:
Suzanne Goin

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.

Private Party Contact:
Matt Duggan: (323) 655-6277

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

15 New Fall Cocktails at Lucques, A.O.C, & Tavern

Special valid Sep 26, 2017 - Jan 26, 2018 all week from 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Fall Bookfest with Peter Liem of Champagne

Sunday Nov 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

15 New Fall Cocktails at Lucques, A.O.C, & Tavern

Special valid Sep 26, 2017 - Jan 26, 2018 all week from 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Details

Market Fresh Seasonal Cocktails Crafted by Christiaan Röllich Now Available at Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne Restaurants. Specialty drinks include the Iron Wire, West Sunset, Drunken Elephant, Jack Skellington, Shangri-La, Two Rivers, to name a few. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 26, 2017 - Jan 26, 2018 all week from 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM.

Fall Bookfest with Peter Liem of Champagne

Sunday Nov 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Champagne, the book dinner with Peter Liem will showcase a prix fixe menu designed to enjoy with champagne selections curated by Caroline Styne and include a custom champagne cocktail created by Röllich. Excludes Tax and Tip. The author will be available for a meet and greet during the event. Special valid on Sunday Nov 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Lucques Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (46)
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Creative Cuisine (34)
Good for a Date (33)
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Neighborhood Gem (26)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Local Ingredients (22)
Cozy (19)
Seasonal (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Business Meals (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Healthy (12)
Authentic (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Casual (7)
Fun (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Organic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We go to sister restaurant AOC a lot but hadn't been in a quite a while and forgot what a jewel this restaurant is. Definitely won't let as much time pass till the next time.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful, except seating was next to bathrooms

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was rushed the entire meal. Not impressed at all.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Always good food and excellent service always worth the drive.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Lucques does the Cookbook meals every so often - they'll feature an author and make a meal from a specific new cookbook. We've been to several and they've all been fabulous, but Sunday's, with David Tanis, was extra-excellent. Great food, especially the Turkish Spoon Salad, which has inspired us to add it to our Christmas Dinner menu. The staff is just wonderful, and we've been there enough times that they're recognizing us and are stopping by to say hello and welcome us back. Which makes us want to go back even more!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Having been to Lucques several times over , say, 10 years. . . .it never disappoints.
Food is always in season, fresh, prepared uniquely. . . . .and always quite edible.
The service is superb; wait staff really aims to please and takes time to question and
provide / meet our needs.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went on a whim because we were in the area and were blown away. The food was excellent, the cocktails well balanced and the wine list was amazing. Our server was gracious, funny and knowledgeable. A great experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent food and good service. Their menu is diverse and their portions are generous.

We had a great meal and thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We celebrated my husband's birthday a week late, but Lucques was his choice for dinner. We enjoyed the quiet patio, which was cool but not uncomfortable after a hot day. The waiter was knowledgeable about the menu, so we went with the lobster and the pork chop. Both were delicious! The stone fruit appetizer (with pomegranate seeds & figs) was delicate and tasty -- not the kind of thing one could make at home. But I'll always remember the melt-in-my-mouth churros with chocolate! We'll be back, for sure!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great service, great food. The restaurant handled and allergy to onion and garlic with no trouble, guiding us in what could be served without those ingredients.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Nice place, seemed fairly traditional. Attentive service, good food.
Once again we were charged 3:5% for staff health care which is just not acceptable. This new trend needs to stop.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We love Lucques. The staff is attentive and generous. The food is great. My only compunction is not exactly related to the restaurant but to the fact that for the first third (even half) of our meal the table next to us was excessively loud. Why do diners at an otherwise refined restaurant need to be extra-loud? Otherwise all was incredible.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My all time favorite in Los angles.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great ingredients and tasy combinations, very good service, very recommendable.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Yosemite)·Dined on October 15, 2017

LOVE Lucques, “backyard” dining has always looked like a bad afterthought, though, and doesn’t feel or look as special as the food and service . And now in the era of great design, it’s time for an update.

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vip
 (México)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding food !!!! Wonderful service. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

An enjoyable Melrose experience. Great wine list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I’ve dined here several times. Food and service was great, as always. My only disappointment this time was that I ordered a nice $17 glass of Pinot, and it was served in a tiny, thick wine glass like when you order a cheap wine at a family restaurant. Was not able to enjoy the wine. I was really surprised.
But otherwise fantastic.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in LA!! Amazing food and service! I went for my birthday.
Love it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Lucques is an old standby that continually delivers in terms of excellent food and ambience. It is a rare gem in that it is a 'quiet' restaurant where one can easily conduct a conversation without yelling; you can actually hear the person seated across the table!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We went for Sunday Supper. The food was delicious. Bright fresh intense flavors and beautiful presentations. Very cozy and romantic room. It's pricey but worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lucques is authentic in ambiance and food, so if you are looking for an authentic French experience Lucques is the place. My friend had the potato gnocchi and it was a simply dish superbly cooked and presented. I had stomach trouble so the chef cooked up a vegetarian dish that was tasty but not overly seasoned. I can't wait to return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I made it to the Lucques for the first time and expected to have a very good dinner that night. I sat in the patio area adjacent to the dining room inside. Diners were pretty full in the area at 6:30pm. I ordered a glass of Cabernet. A waitress took my order for dinner. I picked a first plate of baby Romaine, cherry tomatoes, avocados and vignette dressing and a second plate of Salmon, rice, pakley, and plain yogurt. The first one looked large leaves but you need to chop them into pieces of them. The taste was fairly OK. It costed $16.00. I don't think the price is right because any meat doesn't include. The second one looked a creative art of Salmon on rice and plain yogurt. The taste was pretty good. This fish was a small portion of meat. It costed $38.00. I don't think the small size of Salmon is right for $38. Overall, I give this one star. If you want to eat at the Lucques, you would have to spend a lot of money on the bill. This restaurant demands that the money is no object!!!

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Adore this place! Everything is fabulous & perfect. The food is outstanding & the service is 5 star. Wonderful cozy dining room & chic bar w fireplace. One of my fav places in LA.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I have been eating at Lucques for many years and the food is always excellent. However, the restaurant itself has gotten shabby over the years and could really benefit from a make over. In particular, the dead vine all over the patio is simple unacceptable. The hanging light fixture over the seating area for those waiting for a table is dirty on the bottom and needs to be cleaned I would imagine the same is true for the similar fixtures over the booths. Please upgrade the restaurant's milieu to the level of the food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Superb dinner. Excellent service. A treat for all of us. (As always.)

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We always enjoy our time here! Great food, great drinks and beautiful!!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was impeccable. The service is really lacking. A real shame that their service does not match the quality of the chef.

Saying that, I would go back, I just wouldn't expect service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Superb food in a beautiful setting. What could be better? We came here for a special occasion and loved it all. Great Manhattan and Gimlet, good wine list, and lovely, lovely food.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Lucques is our go-to restaurant for everything from a 'non-cooking' lunch or dinner, a meal out with friends or family, a celebratory birthday party using the whole restaurant, or a catering assist from Lucques or their Larder for any holiday or special event at home. To me the food is beyond good restaurant fare. It is fresh, seasonal, unique and delicious -- a new taste every time. For our dinner last Wednesday, the duck crostini were a great new take on chopped chicken liver on toast, and the braised brisket was meltingly good in its complex, vegetable-laden gravy. The patio was the place to be with the shadows of the trees in the early evening.
The flight of wines was shared by the three of us - all were good. The 2015 Roar Chardonnay was a great match with the chicken soup and ricotta dumplings We also shared a bottle of Samsara as well. Then, expresso with dessert, and no one has ever made us a honey cake with roasted apples and cinnamon ice cream before, not even my grandma! Yum!

Lucques, thank you all.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was fabulous, short ribs and salmon; service was annoyingly slow. And we were there on the late side when their kitchen shouldn't have been that busy.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Why is the restaurant charging Health Care fee?? And why it is a percentage of your dinner and drinks? Such a rip off! They should be prohibited to do such a thing. The health care fee ruins your whole experience. Shame on you Lucques!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place for romantic date

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A perfect dining experience. Food was delicious. Service. Lovely. And the vibe very cool

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Extraordinary severs and hostess. Food presentation was perfect. Able to enjoy texture and taste of each ingredient in each dish. Delicious bread. Olives and seasoned almonds were a great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We came early around 6:30 on a Thursday evening. We were surprised that we were the second couple eating. The atmosphere is lovely. The service was great. We enjoyed the food immensely. We would definitely come back for more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Delicious food, such warm & friendly service, wonderful ambiance in the patio. Will definitely be my go to restaurant in LA.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

As it has been for two decades, LUCQUES remains a sublime dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Simple and straightforward, well prepared food In a cozy atmosphere (we sat in the patio).

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We haven't been to Lucques for a bit but it's still great, consistent, elegant, good service and great looking. A serene space inside and out is very appreciated in the new trend of clattering resto where you can't converse with your companions. Lucques is back on our list

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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