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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

Lucques Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (42)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Special Occasion (38)
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Romantic (34)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Notable Wine List (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Seasonal (26)
Local Ingredients (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Cozy (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (10)
Healthy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Casual (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 19 hours ago

Excellent dinner. Fine food and cocktails. Great place for dates.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Great staff. Great food and Great wine cellar ! Great ambience

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

The food at best was...decent. The atmosphere was a total snoozefest. And food too overpriced for what we got- we didn't see the value in it. Waitress and service was great. Regardless- last time at this joint.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful meal! Timeless decor and lovely vibe. The service was consistent and friendly. The food was all delicious and perfectly cooked. I had the duck breast and my party had the halibut, steak and the ragu. Will definitely be back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

The wait staff was personable, patient, knowledgeable and efficient. The food was creatively prepared and delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My fav place.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was nicely prepared and presented. I wish there had been more choice in the dishes provided. We were there for a weekday lunch and there were only about 4 or 5 choices. I have always like the food at Lucques, so it was a bit disappointing that there weren't more dishes to select from.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

The Sunday suppers at Lucques are a longstanding tradition, and feature a prix fixe menu that naturally limits one’s choices, but is a great value. They offer a terrific wine pairing service as well.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Lovely service was the best part
Impeccable steak and fried oysters
Dessert was lovely

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

A lovely space and nice staff.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Vastly overrated and overpriced. Appetizers were non-descript (scallop dish was all potatoes and too oily, salad was meager). Entrees were not good (my wife had the short rib, which was mostly fat and gristle (too fatty even for short rib). I had the fish, overcooked and nothing special. Also, the 3.5% charge for employee health care is just plain tacky, especially given the price of the meal, and the reasons posted on their website (we can't make money otherwise) are unpersuasive. 99% of the restaurants in LA can make a profit without charging their customers for health care. If Lucques can't do the same, they should not be in business.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Incredible!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I Love this place. It's one of my "sure thing" restaurants

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

So awesome! The service was great. Drinks were boozy and delicious. The food was amazing. One of the owners was there and came over to check on us. Just a great time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Phenomenal! In every way

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Sat at the bar! It was my second time to visit. I had been there 6 months ago. Mark the bartender remember me and what I had to drink. Excellent service and the food is outstanding! I will be back again when I visit the area in 6 months!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Special birthday dinner. Delicious food and really nice ambience...also great service.
All in all, very successful evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

60th birthday celebration!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was fantastic! Best swordfish I have ever had. Fabulous wine pairings. The only little issue for me was the lightning made reading the menu difficult. Will return and have made many recommendations.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We had a delicious meal and enjoyed every bite. It was our first time at the restaurant and we look forward to returning.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent food!!! Wine is on the expensive side. Our waitperson Sarah was awesome!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This place is never less than wonderful. Great food, comfortable but very nice ambience, personable, caring service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

As always, fabulous experience as beautiful as my girlfriend, very romantic.

Service is outstanding, as great as the meal.

Prices are ridiculously inexpensive for the value.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for Dine LA. An absolutely wonderful menu
I had the steak tartar that was beyond flavorful. The Lamb neckbones, rarely seen on a menu were a standout. All finished with a tarte tatin. I highly recommend this restaurant during and after Dine L A

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for our anniversary and they took such good care of us! From a welcome glass of champagne to nice conversations with the manager, and ending with a sweet wish of “Happy Anniversary” written in icing on our dessert plate, our visit was a delight from start to finish. The food was superb, complex flavors in bold combinations - for example the steak tartare was served on a tiny slice of potato. Just imaginative and divine. We’ll be back.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was lovely.

My one negative comment is if you have a 6 PM reservation, & you arrive a little early they keep you waiting outside even if it’s cold and the maître d’ is a little rude. Also the windows are black so it almost appears as though the restaurant is closed. My husband thought it was closed.
Rather than seating us, the maître d’ herded us towards the waiting area or the bar, even when I said I preferred to be seated. (Our friends had not yet arrived.) He explained incongruously that our table would be needed at 8:15.
It was an unpleasant start to a very pleasant evening.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday. When we walked in the maitre'de told us at seating, he
hoped we would be out by 8:00, our reservation was 6:30. The service was good as they
were trying to rush us through. the food was just adequate, my fish was overcooked, and
the ice cream was melting at service. The bathroom was dirty. For the prices they charge,
I will never go back or recommend to a friend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Spectacular as always! Such a special place. Strongly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

It is always such a great restaurant!fabulous and creative food!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinela was a fantastic tasting menu!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Never disappoints and the short rib is a true classic probably the best in LA!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food is very good and worth going to on a rainy Monday. Options are excellent. Staff is welcoming and knowledgeable

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great appetizers 5*. Great wine selection 5*. Above average main course 4*. Good dessert 4*. $125/person.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

booked this place for a nice dinner an it was great. service staff perfect, delicious food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent as usual. We dined as a family. The service was fantastic. We love the food, the people and the place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Never disappoints. Excellent as usual. Fantastic food and best cocktails in town. A favorite.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Lucques for the first time on New Year's Eve. We were at the first seating, however we never felt rushed. The service and the food were outstanding. The wine pairing was the way to go and each wine went perfectly with each course. It was a special evening made more special by the expert staff in the front and back of the restaurant. Lucques was the perfect choice for NYE. We definitely want to return and are also interested in their Sunday Suppers.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food in a lovely setting.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I rarely publish details of my meal experience at restaurants - I tend to just fill out the major points. However, I feel compelled to forewarn folks this time. Like most of the bad reviews on OpenTable, the major issue we had with Lucques was the service. We were seated promptly. However, we sat for 30 mins. with no one approaching us if we were ready to order. Trust me, we timed it and made sure everyone noticed how we kept checking our watches. I ended up flagging someone just so we can at least order something to drink. Meanwhile, there was a female server taking care of the 3 tables that surrounded us. The couple next to us were seated 5 mins. before us, and the server had already taken their order. Through the course of our meal, we had to keep flagging someone to get any assistance or to place additional orders. We ended up being helped by various different people as opposed to having a designated server. We are of Asian descent but more American than the folks sitting next to us. We could not help but think that our race may have been a factor of how inattentive the server was of our table - as opposed to the couple next to us who were visiting from Texas where the server went as far as to make sure their food allergies were addressed. We found the food to be delicious, but they definitely failed on customer service. It saddens us that we will never return to this place. We've received better treatment at more prestigious restaurants than this place.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Lucques offers excellent food, with local produce and seasonal choices. The food is always scrumptious, thoughtfully prepared and presented with care and attention to detail. All of the staff work hard to make the meal a pleasant experience, quickly remembering preferences. They are responsive to questions and work hard to manage any food allergies that may need attention.

The special cocktail menu evolves and is always tasty, too.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic
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