LeCulture Cafe

4.1
756 reviews
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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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DA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious and the presentation was great as well. Nice staff and decor! We waited a little too long for our entrees but it was worth it in the end!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here I absolutely loved it the food was amazing

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

It was my Sister’s Birthday...

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

Last evening we went for the first time on a Pre 6th Wedding anniversary date. Food and staff are top notch. I love supporting those who care about customers. You must make a reservation months in advance because they stay booked and now we know why. They surprised us with dessert for our anniversary and it was just as delicious as the food. Just heated up some of my leftover loaded seafood Mac and cheese and it’s just as delicious as it was yesterday. The lobster, OMG...phenomenal. Job well done! Two thumbs up 👍🏾

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

Food was good and atmosphere was great, although is was kind of loud and not much space and server seemed kind of annoyed and rushed.

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

We had a great time and will definitely return. Parking is an issue due to the "zone" in front of the restaurant, but overall I recommend everyone visit.

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l
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and atmosphere

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

I had the salmon tower and it was so much, I only ate half. Will be Returning to try another dish

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

I surprised my husband with a night out for our 8th Anniversary... the service was impressive and our waitress was very friendly and she SMILED!!! Not to mention she had only been there a week!
Food: Was GREAT! I will be back again... thank LeCulture for an exceptional night!

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

We had a reservation at 6:30, were seated by 6:35, The food was out pretty quickly and everything tasted good (salmon burger, truffle fries, lamb chops, Mac & cheese, wings). With two drinks, the bill was rather affordable. Definitely no complaints. Very pleasantly surprised by the service. The waiter was very nice. I want to say his name was Marcus, but I’m not quite sure (sorry!).

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TJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I really enjoyed myself at LeCulture, the food was amazing, music was on point , my only complaint was our waitress 😔 she was very nice but she kept disappearing she stayed gone for most of the time the lady at the door was the one who helped us the most other than that I would recommend it .

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w
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good!

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

It was overall nice.

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

Food was Great also the wait was short and great service over all

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Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 5 days 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 on April 14, 2019
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 on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
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 on April 14, 2019
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 on April 14, 2019
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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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very delicious and the service was excellent!!!!!!

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LD
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 13, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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 on April 12, 2019
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 on April 11, 2019
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 on April 11, 2019
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 on April 11, 2019
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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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 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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AW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was very good. Service was great. Small and quaint spot.

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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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