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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Lucques offers a cosy Christmas Eve Dinner with best in season from the weekly Farmers’ Market, prepared by Executive Chef Javier Espinoza and Chef de Cuisine Mercedes Rojas. Dishes include Duck Breast with Farro, Lamb Neck Ragoût, and Braised Beef Short Ribs. Pricing ranges from $14 – $42.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us New Year's Eve for a Night In Monte Carlo. Lucques transports you to the French Riviera with a five-course prix fixe menu featuring Eggs and Caviar à la Casino Royale, and Pumpkin Ravioli with Maine Lobster.
1st seating 5:30-6:30 is $110 per person, 2nd seating 8:15-9:30 is $150 per person.

Lucques Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (37)
Special Occasion (35)
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Good for a Date (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Local Ingredients (22)
Seasonal (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Cozy (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (7)
Casual (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

We had an amazing meal and spectacular service. Would definitely return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent meal and service. The Sunday supper is a great way to get an amazing meal at a very reasonable price.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is a city where "old favorites" disappear quickly because people want something new all the time time. I am delighted that Lucques is still with us. It is the first place I think of for a special occasion, or just a quiet meal. Food is always superb, service excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Service and food were superb!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Quite disappointed by this dinner experience at Lucques. We had been looking forward to some time and I had made a reservation a month in advance. But we felt stuck in a draft at a table that looked like an add-on; all the doors were open and we were chilly. We told all the waiters, but none suggested to seat us elsewhere or anything.
There seemed to be many waiters, actually, one of them so bored that he would lean on my chair: when I told him, he didn't seem to understand what he was doing wrong!
The food was okay, but it was so dark, some of the artistry was completely lost... Cleary this restaurant is just resting on a reputation earned a long time ago, and isn't trying anymore.
There are so many good restaurants in L.A. now: skip this one as it is completely overpriced.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was great

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 (Berlin)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wines selected for Sunday night prix fix were disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful Sunday Night Supper - food was excellent and service was impeccable.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food at Lucques is delicious, but the service is garbage. It took 1hr15 for our food and the server never asked if we wanted drink or water refills...the bread guy kept coming up and giving us more. Also, the service is odd where they won’t pick up empty plates until everyone is done eating. But of course, they don’t tell you. Instead, they have a bus boy pacing back and forth very intensely looking at your table and will grab empty glasses, but not an empty plate. I had to argue with the guy to take my plate! He reached over to my empty drink and water glasses and I offered him my plate as well— he exclaimed that “I don’t normally do that!” Confused, I sat there with no water, no drink, and waited until the rest of my party was finished. Was the food good? Yes. Would I be back? Maybe. Would I recommend it to someone who hasn’t been there before? Probably not; I don’t think it’s worth your money or time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall good. The drinks took a bit of time to arrive but the waitress was apologetic. The food was fine but not amazing. I do like this spot because of the ambiance and the cocktails are delish!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The setting is elegant, the service attentive, but not intrusive and the food was amazing. We had the Nantucket scallops appetizer that was delicious. The Portuguese style pork and clams was very flavorful. The ricotta dumplings with hazelnuts both homey and sophisticated. I'd been wanting to try Lucques for years and am happy that my husband agreed to go for my birthday. It was a memorable meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Celebrated a dear friend's birthday at Lucques. Everything was perfect: food, service, ambience. It is a go-to place for us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a simply wonderful multi-course meal. Good drinks. Great veggie dishes and steak(!).

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was just amazing, outstanding quality just like it was almost 20 years ago! Short ribs ! To die for !!!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The quality of Lucques food is undeniable. Its worth every penny. That said, despite an advance reservation wherein it was made abundantly clear that our dinner would be a special occassion and then later on a verbal confirmation as such, no accomdation was made for a table commensurate with that request. It was, it should be noted, a first seating booking on an evening when demand was low (plenty of empty tables). A fuss was made and a better table was procured. Never the less it tainted the experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food! Particularly loved the quail and swordfish dishes. Great cocktails by the fireplace while waiting for the rest of our party. Service was very attentive also. Will definitely return.

Tags: Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Year after year, the Sunday Supper at Lucques offers creative, high-quality, delicious meals at a reasonable price. Never the same twice, the prix fixe dinner -- starter, main, dessert -- gives one a sample of the high-caliber, cutting-edge cooking that Goin's crew turns out consistently and smoothly. A wine pairing is optional, or you can order off the by-the-glass list. This Sunday (Nov 19) was one of her cookbook dinners where she invotes a food professional who has written a book and cooks off his/her menu, so we got four courses for $75 instead of the usual three for $52. Delicate gougeres spiced up with paper-thin slices of speck on a bed of kabocha squash chunks, followed by ricotta dumplings -- much like gnocchi in their delicacy -- and lobster bits and mushrooms in a light creamy sauce, then spatchcocked whole quail, beautifully roasted and lying on a soubise of scallions decorated with roasted grapes (!!), and to finish the best tarte tatin I have ever had with almond ice cream -- think haute pie a la mode, and they must have a whole bunch of individual cast iron ramekins to make the tartes.

Informed, attentive-but-not-intrusive service, and a casually elegant setting complete the experience. You can't go wrong. Subscribe to the menu e-mail and you can decide, each week, if this week's menu speaks to you. And if it does, you won't be disappointed. Unless you're a vegetarian or vegan -- that might be tough.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I've eaten at Lucques many times and I'm never disappointed.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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