Luc

4.7
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$30 and under
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French
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.
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AB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Can't think what could really spoil a visit to Luc so this isn't it. I was quite disappointed, however, with the presentation of the trout amandine -- which I have enjoyed for years.

CH
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I always love Luc, but this time for the first time, the food was a bit off. The trout, which I've had many times was subpar, not as thick and juicy as usual and it was overwhelmed by the accompanying vegetables (although they were very good). We also ordered a side of Brussels sprouts and they were way undercooked (and I understand that veg should be undercooked). In retrospect I should have asked for them to go back to the kitchen for a bit more cooking, which I know they would have been glad to do.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

KG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal! Thank you!

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It’s a nice little neighborhood bistro so it’s handy for people living nearby to walk there. We live in Bellevue and decided to make the drive because we read that their French onion soup is wonderful. It was good, not amazing. And it should be amazing for a smallish bowl at $12 and nothing to accompany it. So we also ordered the beignets and for $12 you get three. So two people have to split a small beignet. It seemed silly to us.

TS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lived nearby forever, can't believe it took this long to go to Luc! Fantastic brunch - mimosas, lattes, omelettes, beignets. Love the booth seating. Food was so delicious! Will be back again soon!!

FF
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! I love the ambiance and decor. I’ve had dinner and brunch here and I’ve been impressed by both.

H
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Luc for restaurant week - an annual reminder that you need to dine out with your friends. The food was delicious (Leek soup, venison, and pear dessert with a French name that I couldn't pronounce. The wine pairing was perfectly enhanced the food.

1
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went as it was restaurant week and none of the three of us had ever been there and we had all wanted to go and we will all be back. It was awesome. The food, preparation, wine pairings including the dessert wine pairings and the desserts—OMG—we loved it!

CM
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal as part of restaurant week. We will be going back!

C
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed at brunch at the restaurant - but they were out of 3 different entrees when we arrived at 11:15 so they weren't close to being done with brunch. It was disappointing as two of the entrees were things we wanted to order. But the food we received was very good.

m
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Luc -- it is a neighborhood gem. And the best onion soup I know of. If only the seats weren't so uncomfortable!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The onion soup makes this place a destination! Simply delicious!

VG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful venison and trout! It's the perfect place for a great everyday dinner out. For the same reason, it's not perfect. Some things can be a little slow or the timing can be a bit mixed up. We ordered frites as a 3rd appetizer and they came with the entrees. The food is delicious every time, however. No matter how you go in, you'll come out feeling better.

ME
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited during Seattle Restaurant Week. Everything about the meal was amazing, every dish was perfect and the wine pairing for each course was spot on. I will never forget the meal.

a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I came here for restaurant week. We thought the food was delicious and the service was spot on— maybe even too attentive. :) we enjoyed our experience especially the sergeant fish.

JC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our second time at Luc. Both times the servers were outstanding. So warm and friendly. I've only had places be actually rude to me a couple of times; most are fine. But here they are above average. The food was delicious. I highly recommend their signature dish, the boeuf bourguiginon. Added bonus, the actual Chef in the Hat stopped in the night we were there and made rounds at the tables. He was so nice and thanked us for dining at his establishment.

n
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! Thank you to the chef for saying hello to my son on his birthday.

B
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great specialty cocktails and the bar tender is one of this cities best!

SD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family brunch was fantastic at Luc. Everything we had always great but we especially loved the smoke black code and spinach omelet (instead of smoked salmon as they didn’t have salmon).

s
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luc is always great; great food, great ambiance, great service.

OT
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Always a great experience.

JT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luc is great! My daughter and I had brunch there on a Saturday. The decor is quaint and comfortable. The food is priced very well and the portions are big. Both of us took food home. Parking isn’t too bad. Definitely better than downtown. I’ll definitely go back for dinner soon.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! A special place!

L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The Food was far better than the menu suggested. Restaurant is way too noisy. wine s are obscure and very expensive for modest quality.

MN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luc has been a long standing favorite of ours. Now, with some new menu items, it is even better!

KC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luc is our go-to restaurant for any celebration. The food is sublime and the service never disappoints. Your wait staff is exceptional and always willing to accommodate special requests. Luc is not in our neighborhood but well worth the drive in from West Seattle and Bellevue. After 10 years it is still in our top 3 places to enjoy an evening out with friends and family in Seattle.

N
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trout amandine was magic!!

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic and food was excellent! Highly recommend Luc.

KW
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service

P
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Fantastic wine list and bartenders.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No I won’t

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sadly, not a restaurant we will be tempted to return to. Quality of food and preparation was below par. Service was fine.

LR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant: authentic delicious food, great service and lovely ambiance. It’s a favorite!

JR
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Luc is an underappreciated gem. For those of us who miss Rover's, Luc provides solace. Hats off to the Chef in the Hat!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Service was a little lacking.

KW
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific, fantastic food and a great staff.

SF
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! The salmon had the most wonderful, smokey flavor to it and the pork chop was tender and juicy. A fabulous meal enjoyed by all!

KS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always delicious and under the radar for brunch because the Farmer's Breakfast is the best breakfast in town in my eyes.

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