LeCulture Cafe

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$30 and under
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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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Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good!

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Detroit
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were Celebrating my fiancé birthday. All the food was delicious. The drinks were made perfectly! I was surprised to see that the bill was just over $100 after ordering 2 lobster entrees, a seafood appetizer, 4 premium cocktails and dessert. This is our new spot.

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LA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Our food wasn't hot and several items that are on the website were not on the menu. Our waitress was good but it was so busy we had to ask for items like silverware, small plate and drinks several times

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Definitely will make another reservation soon.

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KW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful
The appetizer came out pretty fast
Service was great
Perfect place for a great date

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my fourth visit to LeCulture. Each time I go I try a different entree. I remain pleased with the food, service and ambiance. It's nice to have such a great gem in Detroit that is African American owned, reasonably priced, delicious food and a great ambiance. I'm already looking forward to my next visit.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in. We were greeted by an awesome hostess. Our server very kind , energetic and engaging. Food was on point. Flavorful great presentation and timely. I booked this reservation about 3 weeks ago. Worth the wait 👍🏿

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LD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food I cannot wait to go back l had the lobster crab and rib eye

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was a joy. Our server was a sweetheart. The food was ok but it took about an hour after ordering to receive our meals.

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J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, cant wait to go back and try other menu items and get more wings! That sauce "WOW"

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere were amazing. We traveled from Toledo and are already ready to set up our next reservation.

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AT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! Everyone loved their dish. I had the Seafood Overload Mac and Cheese. My husband
LOVED the steak. He said it was better than one that we had at a much more expensive steakhouse downtown. The portions are huge and the drinks were strong. Service was quicker than expected. We will definitely be back!

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A option of sitting at a lower table should be available I was with someone who has joint issues and they were uncomfortable on the high stools .The server was sweet and polite but you could tell she was very busy luckily I didn’t need anything cause it was long periods of time the table wasn’t checked on. The food was ok the portions are very big so worth the price

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AG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food, atmosphere, and ambiance overall was good. Our service was well below our expectations. They neglected to provide us with silverware when we were sat down. We had to ask for our beverages three times before we got them. The waitress did not make menu suggestions or go over any specials. She attempted to take our four orders by memory, which was failed attempt once half of our food orders came to the table incorrect. I do understand it was busy, but when you’re spending $300 on a date night (and we don’t even drink) you expect a level of service comparable to an Eddie Merlot, Hyde Park, or even J Alexander’s for that matter.

I don’t believe it’s a reflection of the restaurant overall, so we have another reservation in the near future.

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CC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good but it was warm not hot (I ate the Salmon Tower). The music, lights, and set up was nice and kind of a tight space. We sat by the door and it slammed close (very loud) every time someone came in/left out (May need a door closure). Our waitress (I think her name was Michelle, older lady) approached us on her cell phone and didn’t come back to check on us until it was time for us to pay the bill. People were talking loud so it drained out the music. Maybe we went too late to eat. Probably would have a different view if we went earlier in the day. Will try again but not soon.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

It was nice! The food was good, however the seafood overload was to cheesy and rich but seasoned very well. The wings was very delicious and whatever was on the croissant was delicious. Will return for the salmon tower! My friend ordered and she let me taste and it was delicious! FYI that meal is $42 and it does come with a side.

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first time at this restaurant. Overall the dining experience was good, I look forward to trying them again in the future.

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YW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Was disappointed at the minimal choices on the menu. Drinks were great, ambiance was on point...our food was served cold in the middle, had to send it back. The salmon tower was dramatically overpriced. Was worth about $32, not $42. Overall I enjoyed the dining experience....

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TR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great & you get a lot for your money. Nice ambiance.

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TW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Upon arrival we were not greeted and there were workers standing in front of us, not working or acknowledging us, leaving me to assume we were to sit ourself. After we are sorted we did not receive any attention, let alone water for 45 mins. It took another 30 mins for us to meet our server, we waved employees down and asked for help but they just looked and walked away. Finally after getting there at 8:30 we got our food at 10:20, I ordered the lamb chops medium well but appeared medium rare. Was given a butter knife to cut through. The seafood Mac and cheese was ok, lobster looked a little over cooked. I enjoyed the music and the mashed potatoes. Customer service is beyond important and this place just didn’t have it. Maybe it was the wrong night, but it sucked.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I did not get to enjoy a meal, i was turned around because they stated i did not have s reservation after showing them numerous notifications and was told that theyre seems to be a glitch btw their restaurant and your application

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The customer service was HORRIBLE waited over 30ins before we even received a greeting or a glass of water 😩😩 food was decent but service needs to be worked on!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was some of the BEST food I’ve ever had at a restaurant! The ambiance is nice and the service is pretty good. I also love the decor. It’s worth the wait to reserve a table. I will definitely be back soon!

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SD
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LeCultures Cafe was wonderful. The atmosphere was so chilled and relaxing. I loved it and I’ll definitely be back soon!

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O
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food and ambiance of the restaurant was amazing. I love what it represents and the food choice. Only complain I have it that it took more than a hour for our food to come out. We did not receive our drinks during, nor did we receive our waters until 15 minutes after we asked our waitress. Plus it took 15 minutes for our waitress to initially greet us. Yet, because of the ambiance of the restaurant and the people I was with, it did not destroy the dining experience completely. You guys are a new and thriving restaurant, understandable. Best of luck!

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A
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing! I have found my new favorite restaurant and I will be back!!!

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was beyond expectation. The food the atmosphere and the service.

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KG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

LeCulture Cafe was an ‘eh’ experience for us. When dining, it’s importent to take care of the little things and I think they dropped the ball on this. Common sense things like napkins, silverware, condiments, and water refills was lacking. My husband and I had to ask for silverware and so did 2 other tables...the lackadaisicalness of the waitress we had made me question if she thought she was too good to help. She put me in the mind of someone who was ‘doing way to much’ but way too less when it came to customer services and creating great eating experiences. I would like to go back and check out other items on the overly priced menu but I’d prefer not to have such a waitress who hasn’t mastered the art of multitasking yet. The food was okay the burger was dense and the crab cakes were....salty and overly flavored and not in a good way. LeCulture will get there...one day hopefully soon. On a more positive note. 💁🏽‍♀️ LeCulture have a full bar so drinks are always nice... the layout has clean modern lines and a back splash invites the customer in... the overall ambiance is nice and I’m happy to see so many fine black folks dining at an ethnically owned restaurant.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed everything that we tryed there . The margaritas that I ordered need work . But the bluerita was good will definitely be back to try more things on the menu.

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TD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After waiting 2 month for a reservation only to arrive be seated waited 30 minutes no even came to our table to bring us a glass of water. We told the waitress that was waiting on the table next to us that we had not been waited on she said oh I will go get your waitress. After waiting another 15 minutes we left. I did post on their facebook page about the poor customer service no one has reached out to me yet. I will NEVER go back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I had my reservation. Was asked twice about reservations. No big deal. But to by given three dishes and two of them were dirty. only to be told that we had to wait for clean dishes was unbelievable. The waitress seemed overworked . She and the other waitresses. I stood up twice to attempt to get her attention to no avail. My sister took the dirty dishes to the bar. The lady there seemed annoyed. Where is customer friendly help.
The ladies at the table next to ours left no one ever came to wait on them.
Mac and cheese over cooked. On a Sunday. We only waited over a month to get reservations. Very disappointed,
I asked for the manager.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The hostess sat us and had to take our order because the waitress never came. The honey croissants are not good, the Mac'n cheese only has cheese on top and is not cheesy, the salmon tower i could have made at home. Overall I'm disappointed!

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was absolutely awesome! I got the Salmon Tower and an Apple Martini. The drinks were not good and the service was very slow and unorganized. The quality of the food makes up for a lot of the shortcomings. If service and seating was better this restaurant would be at 2000% awesome. I will still go back.

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KD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Food is terrific! Ambiance is great. However, service is extremely slow. Bring your patience. Food is worth the wait.

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CC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awsome food and service. I really enjoy my salmon tower and crab cakes

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KB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MMMMMMMM. LOVED IT! Must try and a must return. So good.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were seated quickly which was good. Food took about a hour the. I asked for Mac and cheese with my meal instead the waitress gave me broccoli. After waiting a hour I didn’t want to wait longer for Mac and cheese. Food was okay. I would go back but not a place where I need to go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall good food and staff super nice. Service a bit slow but food was good. Would go again.

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SR
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was exceptional. However, the service was a little slow. But the waitress was very kind and personable. The only strong recommendation I would have is to lower the volume of the music played overhead. It makes it difficult to hold a conversation or hear your dinning partner.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was excellent can't wait to go again my husband had a difficult time getting a table for 2 weeks, when i tryed the very first time after my husband had been trying i got us a table, it was well worth the wait

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