LeCulture Cafe

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$30 and under
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American
Le Culture Café is a laidback, casual restaurant with upscale food. Owners Drew Matthews and Dennis Irving partnered together to open the location right in the heart of Detroit’s black bottom. Le Culture offers a sense of comfortability with a small yet diverse menu of delicious, savory, foods.

Parking is available behind the restaurant.
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.3
food
3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was my first time there as well as my girlfriend... we had a good time. Tammy was our waitress, it was her first day and she did a great job. The Noise level was from 2 Parties and the service was quick . 👍🏾👍🏾

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 2 hours and still didn’t receive our food!

EH
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was awesome as usual

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Server was extremely slow, forgot requested items

D
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The ambiance was nice. The waitstaff was busy but knowledgeable. The food was very taste especially the lamb chops. I would recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food2service2ambience2

I had dinner reservations for 7:30, when I arrived a older lady was standing at the booth checking names for reservations and sitting people. The lady saw someone that also is employed there and they stood by the bar at least 10 minutes in a Hostile conversation, while myself and others stood their and watched, I asked a young lady that was standing by a sink behind the little booth can someone sit us, she said we had to wait on the lady, when we did get seated the area I was in had food on the floor, my wings wasn’t Hot ,my Lobster mac and cheese wasn’t the greatest and my rib eye steak bites was bland and tough. Let’s just say I will not be going back.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was My Birthday and I truly loved and enjoyed everything! Food’ Service’ Ambiance was Great! The Young Man Malike did an outstanding job!

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My second time at LeCulture and the food service was a bit slow but I was about to get sat immediately due to my reservation.

CD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, I enjoyed the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I had a 1:45 reservation and wasn’t seated until 2:50 be mindful that I had to get up and find the hostess to ask if there was a table available after I seen several guest leave. Overall our food was good but I don’t know what to say about the service we received intentionally.

RW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first time visiting LeCulture. Reservations are hard to come by so plan in advance. My husband and I were on a weekend getaway and could only get 1:30pm reservation on a Saturday. We were not aware that it was still brunch time as we had breakfast a few hours before. If you love seafood and soul food, this is a winning combination.

T
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got the seafood mac and cheese and there was so much meat in it I was in heaven. They are very generous with everything. What an amazing experience

AT
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, drinks, and everything else was great. The seafood overload Mac n cheese was crazy good. First time there, will definitely be back. Thanks!

TB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Literally everything took for ever(1.5 hours) to come out
Food was cold and not good like i imagined
We were told the cooks think the kitchen closes at nine which was weird because our reservation was at 9
Mash was sour , Brussels were nasty
Mac was ok. Bread and water was up to par
It was my sisters birthday she was pretty sad

A
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went for my birthday dinner with my mom. Seated right away, I ordered drinks that weren’t served in their right glasses for the price charged (Bartending basics). My mom’s first time their and menu errors were brought up when she ordered. Food took an hour to come out and when it did, it was not consistent with the other two people I seen ordered the and when we brought up the waiter said nothing can be done without a charge. Ask the host and she helped. My mom’s food wasn’t what was presented on the menu so returned it and asked for the menu to pick something else but waiter never came back to re-take her order. I also notice the other tables next to us (close seating) were experiencing issues with ordering food then told it’s sold out or waiters not following up. The food was delicious although!
I first dinned here when it was still reservation only and didn’t have this experience. Wondering if management needs to re-shift the front of the house with taking walk-ins and better communication with back of the house to front on what is still available as it’s getting low during the day. I would return because the food is good however if service was to be the same then I wouldn’t. I hope this is taking into consideration.

C
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was pretty good and the portions were huge. Great place to go as a group and share several plates. The service is a bit choppy - so be prepared to go with the flow with Servers and Hostesses.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food was absolutely Amazing! Amazing service! Delightful dining experience!

K
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We made 10 pm reservations still had to wait 25 mins . We were seated and no one came to take the order , after 15 mins we managed to flag down what seemed to be the only waitress(She was working So Hard ) and ordered .
40 MINUTES LATER My food finally comes .. fries are old and the wings are beyond small no fire for my dish like everyone else’s and my dates food still hadn’t come.
15 MINUTES later my date food arrives .stuffed Mac and cheese which was awesome by the way .. the best part of the night
As WE ARE EATING , and conversing the MANAGER sat her self at our table to take the table next to ours order . I’m so irritated at this point but I’m trying to enjoy my night so I order a drink ... IT ARRIVED WITH A BUG IN THE ICE . I was done . I asked to speak with the manager , which got me no where .. SHE’s the problem If you asked me . When I first arrived she was sitting at the bar on her phone while the restaurant was over crowded taking up seats and managing NOTHING !!
She attempted to remake the drink and give me 20% off .. I was so angry I just wanted to LEAVE ASAP . I tipped the waitress( she’s the only positive about this place ) paid bill stormed out .. NEVER AGAIN !!!!

CL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Make a reservation, you will wait. But food is worth it

TB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time visiting for brunch and it was wonderful! The food was delicious! Betty (I think that's her name, Manager?) was so friendly, funny, and outgoing. I'd definitely come back! :-)

MB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LeCulture was a great dining experience! I recommend that everyone try it at least once, I can guarantee 95% of you will come back.. You always have to leave room for some outliers (lol).

KL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We never ordered because the service was non-existent. I wish I would have read the google reviews beforehand because lots of other people had the same experience. Came into no hostess, finally, someone shows up and seats us. Then we waited at our table for 20 minutes and no one ever showed up. There wasn't even a person that showed up to ask about drinks. We got up and walked right out because during those 20 minutes we saw the table next to us receive about 25% of their food while the rest of the table was waiting.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming and it was my birthday! Loved the atmosphere, the friendliness , and most of all the food!!

TR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Didn't have a lot of food items on the menu in-stock. The Mambo Pasta was Fettuccine Alfredo for $32. It was good, but not worth $32

d
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food at Le Culture Cafe was really good. They need to be more organized with check-in process when you have reservations. We waited a long time before we were acknowledged and served to check-in. Also, check in station is in middle of restaurant and not at front door so hard to decide where to actually check-in. Our waiter was outstanding and the food was good, so I will return just suggestions.

R
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Family luncheon everyone enjoyed their choice of food, but my wife had to re-order her dish and it came out half the size of the original order but still taste good. Just was lacking from the original order, so make sure the order is right the first time! Other than that we will be back next month for our family luncheon again!

TR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was amazing I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my daughter Birthday, and we enjoyed the food and the service. It was great, food came out hot and the staff was wonderful.

TL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lamb chops was great, broccoli was great, chicken wings was great, seafood mac & cheese was not. Horribly bland. Atmosphere was nice, and relaxing. Parking is horrible.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I visited for a brunch date & the service was awesome! Our server was very friendly & the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was very good. I really like the mamba pasta. the crab cake appetizer was ok but would not get again. service was poor and did not care for my waitress

K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food every single time management was amazing we truly enjoyed my moms 61st birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, laid back, chilled vibe. Amazing food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to LeCulture. Perfect for a date night, girls night, or no occasion.

K
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place Bria and Billie was great. I appreciate you ladies

CM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We waited an hour and our food never came. The waitress was negligent and gave ambiguous updates on the status of our meal. The staff was not at all apologetic about the inconvenience we experienced. My party felt underwhelmed at best and disrespected at worst. I am gravely disappointed to say that I will not be returning to this establishment.

LW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is always great I’m glad they extended the menu. The only negative would be the service the waiter was not attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Waiting time on the food was to long and my salad came out after my dinner..

DB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, amazing food, everything was perfect . My second time in and it was better than before & that time was amazing as well . Happy 1 yr Anniversary and wishing nothing but more success .

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very small. My bartender Rikki was the absolute best and saved my experience. When I arrived for my reservation they weren’t ready to seat me. My initial order came out with some parts hot and some sorts cold and Rikki had it replaced with no questions!! I will be going back but I will only sit at the bar from now on!!