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Luc

4.5
4.5
1479 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

Luc is now open for indoor and patio service. Due to the limited seating at 50%, we request that your dining experience not exceed 2 hours.

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.

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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 328-6645

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Thierry Rautureau

  • Catering

    Chef Thierry will travel, so remember Luc when planning a catered event, a private cooking demonstration in your home, or a luncheon at your office. For more information regarding catering events, please call the restaurant.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer either partial buyouts for parties of 20-38 and full buyouts for parties 39-75.

  • Private party contact

    Lucas Grobe: (206) 328-6645

  • Neighborhood

    Madison Valley

  • Cross street

    28th Ave E & Madison Street

  • Parking details

    Parking can be found along Madison Street, 28th Street, Mercer, and the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Public transit

    #11, #8

  • Entertainment

    Live music featuring accordionist Maggie Kim every Monday night.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,479 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. CS

    ConradSeattle

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy this wonderful restaurant! Feels like we are in Europe on holiday - a nice break from downtown!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bittersweet meal tonite. The food was great as always and the service was wonderful as expected. Sadly tonight was the last night for Luc.

  3. M

    Mint

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last meal before they close for good. Sad to see them go. Food was wonderful as always.

  4. KN

    KemiN

    Seattle

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the last dinner (sadly) at Luc before it closes on August 28, with careful attention to Covid protocols, for our outdoor seating reservation. The food was exemplary, finished off with the surprisingly light yet rich chocolate torte. Thank you, Chef Thierry for being your gracious self and even opening and serving the wine selection. Best wishes to you and your staff in your future endeavors.

  5. BC

    BrittneyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best salmon I've ever had in my life, and I've had a lot of salmon. Highly recommend.

  6. F

    Foodie

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and great service. Sad to see this restaurant close its doors but at least I got to taste food from the chef in the hat!

  7. WW

    WildWilly

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We wanted to experience Luc one last time before it closes. We had a wonderful meal and really pleasant conversations with Chef Thierry! The occasion was our 49th wedding anniversary. We’re really going to miss Loulay and Luc, but know Chef Thierry will do well in his retirement.

  8. EN

    EmilyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was one of the most lovely meals I've ever had! Delicious from top to bottom and Mr Thierry Rautureau himself stopped by to say hello in the most kind and entertaining manner!

  9. s

    slowemilie

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great meal. We will miss this place!

  10. MS

    MichaelS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Well, let's just say that the closing of our beloved Luc Restaurant is a HUGE loss to Seattle. Incomparable in fact! Lus is--was-- one of only two restaurants in Seattle that always pleased us 110%. The food is exquisite, the wines perfectly complimentary, service excellent and very friendly, and Monsieur "Chef in the Hat" a total delight to meet. We shall miss Luc and its gentile owner for the rest of our lives in Seattle. We walked out of Luc last night at 10:00 with very heavy hearts, but also with joy that we were able to celebrate our anniversary dinner (# 53) once more in its lively and engaging atmosphere. Ave atque vale!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sad to see this lovely seattle institution go. And glad we were able to say farewell. 💔

  12. F

    Fidget

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. I had the beef bourginon and I wanted to scrape the bowl clean. My server was very good and often checked in to see if there was anything I needed. So sad this was my last visit since they are closing soon. What a loss!

  13. VF

    VickiF

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best wishes for your next chapter. We appreciate what you have created and shared with us over the years.

  14. GF

    GoodFood

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Luc is an outstanding french restaurant. It has amazing food and service. It is very sad that it will be closing.

  15. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Luc. It’s been one of our top go to special event places to sit and have stunningly good food and drink. We’re very very sorry you’ll be closing. Thank you so much for all the great meals over the years.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Had a reservation at 8:30pm so definitely later in the night. Food was great and ambiance was cozy, but they were of the initial wine and entree we wanted to order

  17. HP

    HollisP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our entire neighborhood is heartbroken that Luc is reaching its final days. It has always been a great local resource, with outstanding food and service and a wonderful vibe. Thank you Thierry and Kathy and crew!

  18. DW

    DonW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A Great French Bistro, that we will miss, Its closing in Aug 28th 2021

  19. PS

    PaulS

    Exclusive

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Dinner with our friends. The same friends who we had dinner with when Luc first opened.

  20. JN

    JessicaN

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was so lovely to be able dine at Luc one last time. Such a lovely environment with excellent service and exquisite food.

  21. Q

    Quietplease

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a wonderful bistro! So sad it is a victim of COVID and closing in two weeks😢

  22. SR

    SuzanneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We will miss this restaurant so much! Go while you still can!

  23. PB

    PamelaB

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of, if not, my very favorite restaurant in Seattle. Been going there with family and friends since they opened 11 years ago. The service is always gracious, the food so good you want to order a second. Shared a lovely dressed burrata tomato salad. I had a salmon dish last night that was delicious from first to last bite. My partner ordered the Beef Bourguignon, always his favorite, he did offer me a taste of its silken sauce, amazing. Rounded off with a warm chocolate torte with caramel mousse. Always a pleasure to be in this restaurant.

  24. AT

    AmyT

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful.. love the owners working and socializing with patrons. Outstanding!

  25. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So sad that Luc’s is closing. Best of everything to Kathy and Thierry. Your food has sustained me for the past 33 years. Many many thanks for so many wonderful memories.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our swan song with them…heartbreaking to see them go…

  27. CS

    ConradSeattle

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dinner. Attentive waitstaff. Able to easily talk with table guests, but restaurant had a nice vibe of activity. Head Chef came by and spoke with us. Wonderful evening!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff! Will miss this neighborhood gem.

  30. M

    Mint

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have never had a bad experience or meal at Luc. Sad to hear this is their final month. They will be missed.

  31. HM

    HowardM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and the Chef in the Hat were over the top. I brought some friends that had never experienced high end food and were blown away by the flavors that just popped. It was a different level of dining to them. The prices of the food freaked them out, but once they tried it they realized how good it was and worth it! I will miss it when they close down in a few weeks. I have been a fan of the Chef since 1990

  32. T

    Tucker2

    Seattle

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Sorry to see them closing.

  33. P

    Patrick

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding meal. The lamb was truly extraordinary. Service was excellent and the outdoor seating was appreciated.

  34. MW

    MarciW

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The experience was lovely. I will be sorry to see them close.

  35. LR

    LoriR

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Sadly this restaurant is closing in a few weeks and we may have seen the last of the Chef in the Hat here in Seattle. I am hoping he will pop up somewhere else as a restauranteur--I will definitely keep an eye out for his next step.

  36. CE

    ChristmasEveRevelers

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ll miss you! Everything was delicious!

  37. NL

    NatalieL

    Miami

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Saturday night out with my partner. Saw Chef on an old episode of Top Chef Masters. Dinner was wonderful. Shared an appetizer of burrata. Then I had the halibut fish special and my partner had the cassoulet. Both dishes were exquisite. We finished with a Greek yogurt dessert. Only criticism is no bottles available of sparkling available on the wine list. Lovely ambiance and delicious food - life is beautiful.

  38. BM

    BobM

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Luc is always a reliable, wonderful neighborhood place. We'll miss it.

  39. C

    Cobbie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect in every way - as always. Please don't close....

  40. C

    Caddisfly

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great service and food. Special place for sure. The white chocolate pot de creme was simply amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Luc offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 328-6645.

Luc is rated 4.5 stars by 1479 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    28th Ave E & Madison Street

  • Neighborhood

    Madison Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking can be found along Madison Street, 28th Street, Mercer, and the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Public transit

    #11, #8

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Thierry Rautureau

  • Entertainment

    Live music featuring accordionist Maggie Kim every Monday night.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 328-6645

  • Catering

    Chef Thierry will travel, so remember Luc when planning a catered event, a private cooking demonstration in your home, or a luncheon at your office. For more information regarding catering events, please call the restaurant.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer either partial buyouts for parties of 20-38 and full buyouts for parties 39-75.

  • Private party contact

    Lucas Grobe: (206) 328-6645

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