LeCulture Cafe

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1617 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.2
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4.0
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3.9
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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fastest service I’ve gotten there

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FoodieBae
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

15-20 min wait despite reservations. Service was good, Food was great! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Really really small space! Table really really close together. Service takes a while. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Good food, slow service, tight space!

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SaritaT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Lamp chops were good
Mac & cheese noodles were over cooked with little seasoning
Brussel sprouts the sauce was over bearing. And lastly the tables are extremely small: wasn't accommodating to place our food on.

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AlexisL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food & Atmosphere! A new stable in my sister's favorite spots.

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QuayK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly environment. Good food and drinks. Affordable pricing. Very small inside. Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Service and food were good. Restaurant was not even close to full and yet the only reservation I could secure was 4:30pm which was a little early,

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Treetop
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience2

Waitress very friendly and provided great service. Didn't really enjoy my food.

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RoslynS
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our waitress, Sam, provided excellent customer service, the food was delectable, and the ambience could be improved with more space/privacy between patrons.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food1service1ambience3

Waited nearly 2 hours for our food.

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AmaleK
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great vibe, cool ambience, excellent service and more importantly the food is phenomenal! I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food, once we received it, was very good. We all ordered the cafe burger with the truffle fries. The fries were cold so they had to be reordered. The waitress quickly came back with hot delicious fries. Recommend making reservations especially during peak times. Parking lots are in rear of building and it’s free.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

I treated my friend for her birthday. The food was good, but they ran out of a lot of things that were on the menu that she wanted. The service makes up for the food they lack in the kitchen. Jas was very pleasant before her shift was over and handing us over to another server (I can’t remember her name). She (Jas) was able to get us a rush on everything before they ran out. I would definitely come back for the service because it was just that AMAZING! I now know to set my reservation early in order to get a chance to try something different on the menu. The Culture wings were a nice appetizer, the Mac n cheese was nice and creamy, the Mamba pasta was very filling, and I had no room for dessert. You really get your money’s worth, but I would change the attire for the price.

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Sadies
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Food was good but service was not acceptable. Our waiter was Bomb but we waited almost 2 hours for food and drinks. They were out of lamb chops, salmon and then Alfredo and potato’s . I traveled all the way from Farmington hills for my bday dinner and wasn’t able to even get what I came for. 😕

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sequoiaw
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It's a one time only restaurant. Took a while for a server to see us. Someone else had to bring water. Water had black specs. Took a while to get another glass. Ordered spinach dip for appetizer, wasnt enough chips paid $2 for extra. Order steak medium well and got a well done steak. Food is okay. Not fabulous that I'll have to go back. Prices are outrageous. Wait is long. It's a hit or miss.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We came early for are reservation, was made aware that the cafe needed 15mins to catch up. Finally get seated 20mins later. Order are food immediately just to watch everyone who comes in after us receive food. Still being understanding we talk to the manager they comp 20% of the meal and give us free dessert. Well my wife got ill from eating the food and the peach cobbler they served us looked like something that had already been eaten. We had high expectations and none of them were met. Might be because they are in the process of moving to a bigger location . We wish them the best . But we probably won’t ever come back.

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LadyBug
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere with outstanding food!! Definitely a place for friends and loved ones to enjoy a filling meal together.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful but was disappointed special request was not done as listed

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VICKI
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of food and service is well worth the reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Wait staff was awesome!! The music was playing way to loud and seating was uncomfortable. Our meals took way too long and come and it was out cold. The food wasn’t nothing to brag about, sloppy plating. I won’t patronize again, money wasn’t.

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JayM37
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service was Great! And the restaurant wasn’t crowded.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

flawless food. some of the best you will ever have. beautiful presentation. service is not that great. long waits (even with a reservation)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

It’s a bit cramped in there but you have to make the most of the space you have. they were out of a lot of the foods but i kind of went at the end of the night.

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vipBrinetteC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went here for my birthday and when we got there no one told us that they did not have the seafood overload mac & cheese until I tried to order it. The seafood overload mac & cheese was the reason why I came to the restaurant but they said that the oven was broken so they could not make it. So I ordered the mamba chicken pasta, it was good but it lacked flavor. The service was great my only complaint was not having the mac & cheese.

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EarlP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. I loved the brussel sprouts, and normally I've never eaten brussel sprouts before that night. Thank you again for date night for me and my wife.

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ToyaP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant is very small. It was very smoky which caused my eyes to but , but the food was really good and service was as well

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ElizabethT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a small yet very good place to enjoy good food and drinks. I really liked our server Summer, she was attentive and friendly. I would love to dine here again.

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TraceeR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always.

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Nakya
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Customer service was everything , my servers was quiet but my food was not that great . Everything was too sweet. The lamb chops sauce was too sweet and a little dry and the steak as well . I may have went on a bad day because I hear wonderful things about this place. I just wasn’t too please about the food unfortunately

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

White piece of Plastic found in my macaroni and cheese. Also stated crab in it there was no crab. This was my second time after a bad first experience so I was really hoping for a better time second time around. Super disappointed. I won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall Experience was good not great. I think my expectations were to high, you have to remember that it is a cafe, with the menu of a higher end restaurant. We had reservations for 7pm and were seated about 25 minutes later, we were literally about to walk out when they came and sat us. Glad we didn't and were able to give them a try. The food was good, but I wouldn't go as far as great. I would eat here again and would recommend them, with the understanding that this is a cafe style restaurant. They definitely need to move to a larger location. I hope they continue to grow and do well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We waited 30 minutes with a reservation. We were seated against the wall, near the air vent & my husband was in the middle of all the traffic. He was constantly being bumped into, plates carried over his head and knives. I felt like the food ideas were ambitious but under executed. My $19 seafood grilled cheese was soggy on one side. It tasted better once I took it home and placed it in my air fryer. The restaurant is pretty and I loved the old wood modern details.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

When I went there this time the food was not as good as the first time. My peach in the peach cobbler I order was very rubbery did not have the freshness like the last time and my noodles in my Mac n cheese was under cooked to much to the point some was stuck in my teeth. The waitress was trying her best. But forgetting to put orders in when told almost

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience3

Lisa was amazing!!!!

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Great food, parking sucked, a better location with better parking and they'll blowup.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was our 26th wedding Anniversary and I did input that information when I scheduled the reservation and I would’ve thought that a shared desert would have been given or that our server would’ve even said happy anniversary. Our server also did not tell us that there was specials available because I definitely would have gotten the surf and turf instead of my Luke warm seafood tower!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Belated birthday

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LeCulture Cafe is rated 4 stars by 1617 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.