LeCulture Cafe

4.2
639 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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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Brothers birthday! Was a very nice dinner at LeCulture Cafe. Good music, service was wonderful, restaurant was clean, food was delicious! 👍🏽👍🏽

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

Getting bumped by other people tight space the harsh and offensive language from people doesn't match with the ambiance of the restaurant the food was really good for what it cost.

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A
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, service and food was impeccable. Everything was plated beautifully. We didn't wait to be seated, our server was attentive and courteous. Our drinks from the bar were amazing. We will definitely be back.

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EG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and presentation! The service was great as well.

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

It would be nice if the offered free refill lbs on soda drinks and don’t charge for extra croissants. The wait for food was very long. That’s the least they could do

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

Nice restaurant with very good food and friendly atmosphere. The service was slow but the waitress was very attentive. The restaurant has only been open for 6 months so hopefully scheduling orders will become more efficient. People were enjoying the food though, it was still very busy! We'll return.

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

Food was amazing! The wait was not very long and the music kept us entertained. The ambiance wasnt as romantic or upscale as I had hoped but we enjoyed ourselves.

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

I enjoyed my experience. Good music and good food! Service was good although we never received any bread.

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ES
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was ok. A bit overrated if you ask me. Menu was limited and the drinks weren’t that great. The spacing of the restaurant is tight also.

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

Service was prompt and checked on us regularly. Food was outstanding we will be going back. We have found a new favorite place in the heart of Detroit

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

The food was really good. High priced but worth it! I enjoyed it all & will be back!

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

Fantastic food and at a very reasonable cost for what you get. We had a table of four and we ordered one roasted vegetable salad (vegan) with a delicious creamy, spicy avocado dressing on the side for three of us. It was plenty of starter salad for what was about to go down next. I was eager to try the Seafood Overload, and it certainly did not disappoint. Three of us split that (it is rich, but oh so wonderful) and also the lamb chops as well. Fortunately, three chops comes with one order, so there was one chop for the three of us. Outstanding zip sauce and roasted vegetables with the perfectly cooked, medium rare lamb chops. We ordered a side of broccolini and it was also perfectly cooked and paired well with the zip sauce from the lamb chops. The fourth person had the chicken pasta dish and said it was really good. It came in a large bowl, and it looked incredibly tasty. You would have to be hungry to finish it; it’s a huge portion! We decided to decline dessert, seeing as we had been there nearly two hours already. The food is outstanding, but it doesn’t come out very fast. We figured “good food comes to those who wait.” The service was very friendly, however we noticed they were slow getting drinks and food out to us and the tables around us, but could be that the kitchen was behind. I loved the ambiance and the music. Not too loud, not too soft. Just right. Just like the food. Not too much, not too little. Not too crazy spicy, but never in a million years bland. I have been to other trendy restaurants in the city and I was extremely pleased with the value and quality of food here at LeCulture. The food could not have been any better. I can’t wait to go back and try the flaming chicken wings! Next time!

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

I made reservations for my birthday hoping that I could get an earlier dinner than 10:00 at night but the food was outstanding the service could have been a little faster love the ambiance parking needs some improvement. Overall I had a good time they're a small black business it's going take time to work out the kinks

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

My dining experience was exceptional and everything i hoped it would be! The food was PHENOMENAL, the ambiance was beautiful and the service was great. I would definitely recommend and i will be back

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

Food and ambience were great. Only thing is we waited an hour for drinks and they gave us the wrong drinks.

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

My whole experience was great. From the service to the food. The food is amazing! All I can say is delicious..delicious...delicious. I will be returning real soon.

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

Great experience! Great food! Friendly service! I will be back!

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

From start to finish, it was amazing! Will be back multiple times a month. Great job guys!!

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

S/O to my waitress Lisa for making my solo dining experience enjoyable.

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

My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. The food was great and the waitress was good, it did get busy and our server got a little lost in the crowd. Overall, wonderful!!!

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LJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall my experience was nice. The only issue I had was being charged 2x (once for my actual meal and another for someone else’s bill). I was told that I was a speedy refund and I should see it within 24 hours...it’s now day 3 and still no refund! Overall, I had a good experience.

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GG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Slow service, it was a bit cramped the tables are to close together, my husband couldn't cut his steak without the table rocking back an fourth, cook didnt know the difference between a medium well steak was brought out a rare steak

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

I was impressed with the speed of service, and the food.

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

Great place! Great food!! Off to a great start!!!!!!

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B
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience at le Culture Cafe. The food was good, had generous portions.

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K
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was good service was bad waited a hour on a drink ...staff is very nice ...I would go back

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K
Detroit
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a weekday evening to celebrate a birthday. It wasn’t packed at all. Food came out promptly and hot. Everything was good and this will become a regular spot.

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M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was some of the best food I ever had definitely will be back

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DB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the experience. The food was wonderful. The service was friendly and kind. I will be back.

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LS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent great birthday gift for my friend

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M
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was top notched! However, to be considered fine dining, the service needs to be improved. I was sat immediately, but it took the server over 15 minutes just to bring water! Then another 15 to take our order. Although I didn’t say anything, my face said it all and another server/manager came over it assist, which was much appreciated. Some servers were wearing jeans and others all black. There should be a consistent look across the serving staff. The noise level was way too high. Again, something that doesn’t go with fine dining. It would be nice to have at least one drink refillable other than water.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great. The seating at the bar was very tight. No refills on the canned sodas. Overall the food was delicious, but I would’ve liked more than a tablespoon of vegetables with my lamb chops. I enjoyed myself. I would give this place another try.

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The wait time to get an reservation was well worth it! The customer service was great! The atmosphere was chill and the food so delicious! I’ll definitely visit again.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I came in for our anniversary, the food was amazing! We loved the music and cozy feeling of the restaurant. We just expected something a little more personal. No big, still enjoyed ourselves and will be a returning customer.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the environment, food was great, service was excellent I would recommend this restaurant

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NB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

This was my first dining experience at this restaurant. The service was horrible. Waited 20 minutes for a waitress to take our order. I was told that there is no written drink menu. Order a cocktail and never received it. After waiting 30 minutes for our order, only to receive it and the food was cold

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TR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, great environment, service was good I would recommend this restaurant to friends & family

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was salty and the kitchen messed up our orders..Food was ok at best..Nothing to write home about..

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Contrary to many reviews, I really enjoyed it. We were seated within 10 mins of arrival and the appetizer came out within 5 mins of ordering. The main course took about 45 mins but it didn’t actually seem that long. Food was delicious and our waitress was courteous. I’ll be returning.

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