LeCulture Cafe

4.3
449 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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Detroit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A different dining experience. Brittney served us well. Food was worth every penny. We will be back very soon!

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T
Detroit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I can “Just Because”. She had the Seafood Overload and I had the chicken pasta with salmon added. Our food was ABSOLUTELY Devine!!!!

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

Love it very professional and great service I will be going back

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KD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Croissants delicious!
Strawberry lemonade delish!
Tables a little tiny utensils kept falling off table.
Crab cakes delicious!
Macaroni and cheese wasn’t the best.
Brocollini was ok.
French fries were ok...but wayyyy too many.
Water cup was dirty and didn’t want to bug my waitress.
Temperature was a little too hot.
Loved seeing that it may have been family run!
Enjoyed having the other waitresses tag team to help one another.

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FL
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nicely decorated, comfortable building. Service was exceptional. Food was well seasoned, tasteful, large serving & hot. Only annoying thing was the table next to us, one young lady was overly loud.

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

It was a very good first impression and I will definitely be back. The food was excellent and music was wonderful. Hats off to the chef and management as the manager walked around to check on all patrons. Wonderful trip to black bottom.

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

The food was amazing and I loved the ambiance and the music selection they had. Will definitely be returning soon!

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

All food should come out at the same time. I had salmon burger with broccolini. Waitress brought out one plate of food and my broccoli while I waited on my salmon burger. When I got my salmon burger my broccoli was cold. I didn’t notify anyone at the time. Instead I boxed it and reheated it at home.

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

I loved it I would go back the food is excellent

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

Great atmosphere and great food. I will definitely be going back.

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

LeCulture is very welcoming upon arrival. The waiting area is nice and I absolutely love the decor, the revamped industrial look they have going on is unique. We were seated promptly but then there was almost a 30 minute wait for our server, Jacob, to come and take our drink orders. Our food all came out separately within another 30 minute window but still no drinks. The food is decent and instagrammable but the service takes away from everything. We traveled 150 miles one way just to eat here and I hate to say the experience was a far cry from what we hoped for. We’ll try it again in the summer, maybe there will be more experienced people on the team.

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

Taylor was a great waitress and the food was amazing!!!!!

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

My husband and I were looking forward to celebrating valentine’s day at Le Culture. The service was rushed and the food was nothing to write home about. We really wanted to like this place.

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

No one came to greet my table. I waited for 45 minutes before I finally got up and asked a manager for assistance. The people that sat next to us got served first. We never received the complimentary biscuits. The area my table was in was horrible and you could see in the basement where the boilers were. After an hour our food came and when I asked for to go boxes the waitress sat our boxes on the people that sat next to us table. When receiving my bill it was incorrect. Then I noticed that the bill I received did not belong to me. Needless to say I was unhappy. I booked for this experience an entire month in advance and was hoping for the experience that was everyone else experience. Especially since it was Valentines Day weekend!

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

Food was amazing. Great experience. Definitely will be back soon

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

Everything was good but the salmon burger it doesn’t have any spices to it it’s jus take jus like straight fish no seasons on it but everything else was good

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TI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So happy to see a BLACK owned restaurant in DETROIT! The hot honey butter croissants were a highlight of the meal! The wings and the Salmon Tower was AMAZING! The decor is so chic and the 90s R and B music playing was perfect accompaniment to our meal! I was in town visiting family and look forward to coming back next time I am in town!

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MB
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

We arrived for a 830pm reservation. Ordered right away and food didnt arrive until 10pm. No return by waiter for more drinks or explanation for wait . The steak and pasta was excellent. Need to work on service time.

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

The food was worth the wait and price . my bartender was professional and nice I enjoyed my drink food and music

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

My husband and I were celebrating our Anniversary and also his birthday. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great with good music. The only area that I would say needs attention was the service. Our waiter was very pleasant however, seemed to be preoccupied with so many other tasks that I had to ask on a few occasions to have water. Typically, this would be the very first thing to occur before even taking the order. But nonetheless, this one occurrence won’t keep me from dining here!

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

I was extremely disappointed in the service. Made a reservation a month in advance, seated right away and given appetizer fairly quickly. Then waited an hour for entrees which were never received. The waiter was inattentive and only promised our dishes were on the way after we flagged him down repeatedly. Several tables were served the same dishes we ordered even though they arrived after us. Management made no attempts to rectify the issue. Left hungry and highly aggravated. Ruined Valentine's day for my husband and I.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ordered lamb chops well done. Received medium well 2 times

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

We arrive a little early for our reservation. The host set us promptly. I didn’t really care for being seated by the door but it being Valentine’s Day and I know it’s busy i didn’t complain. Our waiter came prompt and took our order. Food came out pretty fast. I didn’t really care for the strawberry margarita. The food came out quick and it was delicious and hot. Overall experience I would give 3 1/2 stars because of the seating options. One entire side is right by the door and windows which could be chilly.

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JD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience great food and even better music. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

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AM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went the day before Valentines Day, food was great and our service was great also! Definitely will be back

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Definitely will be back. My husband and I was in love with everything. The scenery was the best.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME!!! I can't wait to come back :) Our server, Nikki, was the absolute best!!!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Mashed potatoes were a little too salty for me, but everything was delicious!
The only thing I didn’t like that it was too cold inside. I ate my food with my coat on.
I will definitely eat here again 😀

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GC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was super good. The waitress, I believe her name was Brittney customer service was great. The only thing i didn’t care for is the set up.. it’s super closed in, not intimate at all. Outside of that i give this place a 10/10.

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VE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there with friends for my Birthday dinner Jas the server was excellent I will be back soon

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DV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was delicious! Service was great! Will definitely be back!

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N
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ! I enjoyed the food and the services! Everything was fresh and hot

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I truly enjoy LeCulture Café on my birthday. I recommend reserving during simply because it avoids the weekend crowd. My server was awesome. . I ordered the Oscar De LeCulture. It was pricey but I got nothing less of what I paid for. The food (goodness gracious ) was simply delicious I'm new to the Detroit area and this was the first restaurant where I said I will definitely be back. I expressed my satisfaction with one of the owners and I consider myself a pretty tough cookie to impress. Two Thumbs Up ( The entire hand) Lol.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service and the food is Delicious!! Shout out to the Chef!!

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Server was not attentive, what saved the service is team work from the greeters.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The experience at Le Culture was great

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything’s was amazing definitely coming back

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BB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about the restaurant! It feels like I’m home when I dine here and the food is absolutely perfect; everything is always seasoned to perfection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Came in with my boyfriend for a celebratory date. We both remarked on how we loved the ambiance and the vibe of the entire place. Very soothing and relaxing. I am assuming it was reservation only (we had one) because the first thing the hostess asked was for my last name. The menu was smaller but that is usually a good thing. I had the seafood Mac and my bf had crab legs. He loved his food. I loved my dish except for the fried lobster- frying lobster changes the texted to like a chewy chicken breast and that is never ok. The rest of the dish was awesome though. Crab cakes were also amazing. Service was OK- our server was nice but she seemed preoccupied. I did notice that she had a large party so it’s understandable, just wish our plates would have been cleared off our already small table. However, we plan to definitely come again. Maybe even bring some friends and family. Meals ended up being about 115. I feel like it was well worth it.

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