Lucques

4.7
2316 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
3 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
33 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
241 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
18 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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MW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Lucques for 20 years. Its our favorite restaurant in L.A. (which, I guess, means it's our favorite restaurant in the world). The food is great, the servers are always friendly, knowledgeable and outgoing and Matt, the GM, always greets us with a smile (also, he's just plain fun to talk too -- as is the rest of the staff). I hope to hell you're around for at least another 20 years. My wife and I feel very lucky to have this place in our lives.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant and we are in the biz!

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S
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was the first time back to Lucques for Sunday supper in a long time...last time was about 4 years ago. Was so pleased nothing has changed...the restaurant is still CA casual with the right level of formality and the food is still top quality.

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S
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, creative menu. Nice wine lust, fun desserts.

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p
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucques was lovely and we will return again, as we've done many times before.

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AR
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous double birthday celebration at Lucques. We always love the Sunday Supper Menu, and this time it was a delicious Greek Easter-themed meal. Our server was delightful and made the evening even more special. Lucques is the perfect location for a very special time!

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OT
San Francisco
256 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remains one of the nicest and best dining experiences in LA. Food, service and ambiance are all wonderful. It never misses a beat.

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J
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great choice, the menu is creative, the service impeccable and a little pricey but worth it.

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EV
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing.

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G
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always take guests from out of town to Lucques. It never disappoints !

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LB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner and everything was perfect. The corner booth was special and the waiter was superb, as was the food. One of us had an allergy and the manager came over to check in which was confidence inspiring.

This was a long awaited meal and it surpassed our expectations!

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m
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great foods and terrific servers in a casually elegant atmosphere. Great.

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EF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I chose Lucques for my birthday based on previous experiences which had been outstanding. The choices for the Sunday night supper were okay. It was fine but not memorable. Perhaps a rich chocolate dessert is not the best choice to follow fish or lamb; it's a dangerous combination for anyone who has allergies (even if mild).

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M
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter pre-fixe Sunday supper at 5:30. Almost empty when we started and almost full when we left. A brilliant meal.

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w
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place especially for weekend lunch when you don’t want Brunch but a real lunch menu.

Will definitely go back to check it out in the evening.

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e
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively atmosphere, food, wine, wait staff—could not have been better. Table for 2 a bit small, making food delivery a bit cumbersome, but not critical.

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MT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a fantastic birthday dinner, with superb food and stellar service by Simone. The Sunday Supper menu featured appealing spring dishes that were perfectly executed by the kitchen, including a memorable side of salmon—and while I did not expect a substitute for the meat course I declined, a delicious one was provided at the server’s initiative. The scrumptious but not too sweet berry shortcake for dessert arrived complete with a special birthday message.

The ambiance would have been perfect if it were not for the noisy toddler in the corner who launched his sippy cup across the table, requiring the server to clean up the resulting mess. A few years ago during our anniversary dinner on the patio, we were disturbed by a crying infant. We continue to return, hoping to catch a child-free evening, so it clearly hasn’t deterred us. The food and service are certainly among the best in the city.

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JW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. I always have good experience there.

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F
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another nice Sunday Supper at Lucques. This one was pricier than normal but it did come with an extra course. A special shout out to our server Simone and our host Tony who are always friendly and professional as well as the wine guy James who got the night off but was still at the restaurant. A very special shout out to the pastry chef. The food is always good, but the dessert items have consistently been extraordinary. This was a cocktail oriented event which may explain a much louder than usual crowd but even so, not as noisy as some downtown restaurants.

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e
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful and fun night. We love the cocktails Christiaan Rollich makes and were excited to attend the event and also get his new book. He makes the most amazing cocktails and we loved the pairings done with the meal. Can't wait to try out recipes in his book! Lucques always has superb dishes and we were happy we didn't miss out on this evening.

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