Luc

4.6
1233 reviews
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Luc is a French-American café and bar named after the owner Thierry Rautureau's father, Luc Rautureau.

Located at the intersection of Madison Street and 28th Avenue in the heart of Seattle's Madison Valley, Luc is a neighborhood spot with heartwarming food, fresh cocktails and a well-selected wine list including our own blend, Luc.

The menu highlights the Luc Burger, Boeuf Bourguignon, Trout Almandine, Chocolate Pot de Crème along with daily specials and a daily specialty dish to be shared family style.

Luc is a journey and a feast for the senses in a very casual atmosphere.

Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the bar, kitchen counter, and patio.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Special of the Day is a Poached Egg Benedict with Dungeness Crab, Eastern Washington Asparagus on a Brioche Bun Topped Hollandaise

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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DM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Luc's. It is like a neighborhood hangout because everyone is so friendly and the food fabulous.

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LB
Fayetteville
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered Luc last year during restaurant week. A neighborhood jewel. We love the ambience. The entrees are delicious. Sunday brunch is also good. The wait staff is attentive. The wine prices are reasonable. I highly recommend.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef In The Hat is always so friendly and entertaining!

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JC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very pleasant dining experience. Our server was excellent. And the halibut was outstanding. Also the crepe brûlée was the best I’ve had in some time. Smooth and silky with just the right amount of crunchy top. The wine pairings were perfect.

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LM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Luc is a charming neighborhood restaurant that surpassed my expectations in every way. I decided last minute to find a place in Seattle for dinner and Luc had a few tables available, so I figured why not give it a try. I loved the neighborhood feel of the restaurant. It reminded me of the type of restaurant you might find tucked away on a pretty little street in France or Italy. The food was superb. I ordered the trout and my husband ordered the Boeuf Bourguignon - both were amazing. We will definitely make this a part of our regular rotation.

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f
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great meal and delicious drinks!! Forget about this little gem sometimes and it's very good!

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AM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just one perfect little French cafe. I'd eat there every night if I could.

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

Restaurant week menu and prices made this a really great experience

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IL
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Seattle Restaurant Week brought us here to try Thierry Rautureau’s little place in celebration of our trip to Paris exactly a year ago. Food was great though just slightly imperfect. Appetizers: Local Spring Bitter Greens, Shaved Agour Sheep Cheese, Lardons, Roasted Shallot, Red Wine Vinaigrette was great. Seattle Borscht Soup, Watercress, Goat Cheese, Roasted Walnut was fresh, bright and sweet with a welcome hit of goat cheese. Entrée: Pan fried halibut, Wheat Berries, Thumbelina Carrots, Spinach, Finger Lime Beurre Blanc was delicious though maybe a pinch less salt and more of the finger lime butter would have been welcome. The Confit Rabbit Hind-Quarter, Braised Greens, Whipped Potato, Luc’s Béarnaise was overdone and slightly dry, but still delicious. Dessert: Spot on! Butterscotch crème brûlée pleased my husband and the rhubarb yogurt bravois with almond streusel put me in a happy spring mood! Friendly, efficient, helpful service just like the bistros in Paris 😊.

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A
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Luc and always enjoy our dining experiences there. This time was no exception. My only slightly negative comment is that the rabbit dish I ordered was way overcooked and the meat was very dry. An unusual circumstance at Luc but thought I should mention it.
Otherwise, everything was wonderful, especially the service!

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JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The potato puff appetizer is so delicious.. a must have!
Dinner was so good, great vibe, fun neighborhood place. Try to go every time we’re in Seattle!

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

A solid French-style bistro. Excellent brunch. Dinner okay. Terrific ambiance & you can have a conversation.

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A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the duck breast and it was amazing. Five stars for that. Unfortunately, my husband was disappointed with his boeuf bourguignon. It was too soupy; served with mashed potatoes that disintegrated into the soupyness, and the amount of meat was skimpy. Other than that, we were pleased with the experience. There was an accordion player, which added lovely ambiance.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

THE BRUNCH WAS REALLY GOOD, BUT A LITTLE EXPENSIVE.

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ME
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My first visit and chose brunch. Menu selection was small to medium but something for everyone. Mushroom omelet was delicious. Will be going back for a dinner some evening. Got very busy around 11 am so book earlier if you want some real quiet.

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L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was outstanding, the food was too salty and heavy (even the fish). The restaurant was very noisy in general and the table close to use was extremely loud and they keep drinking which made them louder.

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c
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our anniversary and our friends as well. We had a terrific time...the food was very good and our server was very thoughtful and attentive. We will all continue to go back for more. Happy hour is also
a lot of fun and the food selections are wonderful.

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DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! The blending of flavors and the presentation are both a visual and taste delight.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming - the neighborhood, the staff, the atmosphere were all absolutely charming. The food was delicious.The Chicken Pate with a pear gelee was the perfect start. I had the Trout Almondine & as silly as it sounds the almonds made that dish perfect! They were the perfect toasty-est, crispy-est, yummiest almonds I have ever had. The duck was truly enjoyed by our guest. A few of our party also loved the steak & frites. The Peanute Butter Smores was impossible to resist & was worth every calorie. The cocktails were great too. The Bacon Old Fashioned was a favorite of ours.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

More French BREAD should be provided on baguette appetizer too small, in my opinion, complimentary large baguette should be provided with meal, not as priced side dish

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HD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner with old friends in a great place!

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M
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Luc, and tonight was no exception.

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JJ
Seattle
106 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite place! Great service and friendly staff. To us like dining at home without the work!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant

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DA
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Other than the seating being a bit cramped. - the evening was wonderful. Staff were attentive and friendly, the food and wine were perfect! My wife had the set meal (trout), I had the beef stew... we both started with an endive and crispy lardon salad, and finished our meal with three fabulous cheeses and a scrumptious port. We’ll be back soon.

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C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!!

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The table/chairs could have been slightly more comfortable and/or intimate. It was a bit chilly near the door.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Classic seasonal Haute cuisine.

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CV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We like the place though I have to say service wasn't as good this time. Also, I'd love to see a change in the menu, with maybe some of the staples staying the same, but new options.

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ER
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both the food and the service was excellent. We have always had a good experience at Luc.

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DK
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We love Luc and have had many excellent dining experiences there. This last outing was good but not great, service was below expectations and lacked any warmth or personality. I think we’ve also learned that it’s best to get an earlier reservation so they don’t run out of some dishes. We’ll be back and are hopeful that it will be a great experience next time.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luc has become a staple for me...even though I don’t get here as often as I’d like. Have NEVER had a bad experience. It’s the place I bring my godson (freshman in college) and has turned into our “regular place.”

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BA
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The meal was very pleasant but the service was unusually slow. Totally get that it’s Valentine’s Day but when you’re offering a pre-fix menu, I wasn’t expecting such a long wait between courses.

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B
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the Valentines Day dinner. It was excellent. We had not been there before so we were very pleased. Unfortunately we got a parking ticket! So park carefully, hard to do in the snow.

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S
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always so wonderfully presented and wine pairings spot on.

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

Great service, great food, amazing value and ambiance. Really happy with the quality of the food.

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d
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luc remains our favorite Seattle restaurant. For Valentine's Day, Luc had a special menu, and it did not disappoint. The starter--a dungeness crab salad, was bright and tasty. For the entree, I had venison medallions and my partner had steelhead--both wonderful. We had the almond cake for dessert--yum! (For us, the only slightly off note was the wine pairing for the dessert--not sure what it was, but it was incredibly sweet--too sweet for me to drink. But that's a matter of personal preference I think.) I love the comfortable ambiance of Luc.

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CD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was just ok- ordered the steak frits, and the bevette steak just wasn’t edible....it was probably cut incorrectly, but you just couldn’t chew it. The waiter was very nice in taking it off our bill. With 2 bottle of house wine, 2 salads, 2 inexpensive entrees, and just a few other items this was an expensive dinner! Over $400 including tip. Won’t be returning.

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s
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Luc has some of the best steak frittes in town. We had a nice group of friends to dinner here and the service was TERRIBLE!! (It was a Wednesday and the restaurant was 1/2 full). It took our waiter 45 minutes to take our drink order and then another 40 (!) minutes before he returned to take our dinner order. My order came out wrong. In addition, I ordered soda water and after my first glass he brought me a large bottle of sparking water at an attempt to upsell me. I didn't drink it or like it - I just wanted soda water - and he charged me anyway. Service was terrible. I'd be nervous to bring anyone else here based on my experience. We literally had to raise our hand and flag him over every time.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Actually I was very disappointed. At a French restaurant I expect a lot from beef bourguignon and theirs tasted like it was from a can. Service was so so. The frisse salad was pretty good as were the cocktails but all in all I just don't think I'll go back. You're better off across the street at Voila.

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