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 casual atmosphere.

Happy Hour is daily from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the bar, kitchen counter, and patio.
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Tangletown4
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Staff were nice, knowledgeable and not snobby. Everyone wore masks and kept distance but it didn’t feel awkward.

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Seatbelle
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is tasty, not too salted, not over spicy, prepared with elegance (a flower as a decoration on the top of the entree I chose). We really enjoyed everything. The beef bourguignon was delicious, the duck breast was perfectly cooked and the sauce was stunning. The duck confit was delicious too. We appreciated the real freshness of the ingredients. The waiter was very pleasant. And the safe distancing well respected. We had a great dinner. We even had the pleasure to talk with the Chef!

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CRAJ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a top notch restaurant from top to bottom: location, service, professional wait staff, decor and of course the food. Special experience: the boss was cooking!

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vipdelicious
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just fun to go out Herbal months of not eating in a restaurant. A real pleasure

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vipEncee
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

First time back since last fall. Chef Rautureau was in the kitchen, so we knew food would be as it should. Duck confit did not disappoint, and the pheasant special got raves. Martinis similarly earned high marks. Negroni glass was so packed with ice it was nearly impossible to drink; and contained about a thimble-full of actual cocktail. Frustrating. service was embarrassingly remiss: we sat for an unreasonably long time before even being acknowledged by our server, he hastened off before we could order drinks, and left us for long periods, entirely forgot my side order...you get the picture. Perhaps another staff called in sick that evening, but still: not ok. We will of course be back, but this was not what we hoped for on one of our first "Covid outings".

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SoniaP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great good & service! Feels safe during Covid too. A+

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vipfoodie
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Luc is in a great location. Everything was ok, but nothing as great as it has been before

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DeliaF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What delight to have a dinner with friends where the food, service and ambiance were perfect, and almost seemed like a pre-Covid times.

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Rojo
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luc is one of my husband and my favorite restaurants in Seattle. The owners and staff are amazing as is the food and ambiance! Always a lovely experience- thank you so much Luc!

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vipMaggie
Seattle
53 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another delicious dinner in the lovely patio at Luc

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Gacey
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Dinner was delicious. the food is mostly overpriced for what it is. The $140.00 of wine was past its prime and there was cork in the bottle. So, not ideal to serve.

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JeremyE
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy coming to Luc and so grateful to the staff there who made it possible. Wonderful burger and fries!!

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ErinA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special place for a late summer dinner. Food and ambience were perfection!

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GeorginaW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service plus the availability of outdoor seating!

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KGarton
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luc has consistently delivered on a quality dining experience. I have eaten there for both brunch and dinner. Can't wait for them to commence serving brunch again!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.

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HollisP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a perfect (birthday) evening in every way. In this time of COVID, Luc was doing everything right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always and Jonathan gave great service!

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ErinB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and great service on Friday 7/24. Chef Thierry Rautureau cooked for us, took the time to talk with us and personally thank us for coming. I loved my meal. I had a grapefruit vodka with elderflower, French 75, app was cherry fennel and burrata salad, and main was duck confit with couscous. Dessert was amazing also. Please go support our local restaurants!! It is clean, spaced out and safe.

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DrDave
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Luc! They have wonderful food and staff. Excellent value for a quality Bastille Day menu. Charming Wife thought the actual cost was double what we paid. Show these folks some love and support one of best local restaurants in the area.

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loveItalianFood
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved Luc! Our first time there and we will be back. The atmosphere was great and the food was delicious. We have been looking for a great French restaurant to frequent and I think we have found our future spot!

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GlobalFoodie1
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful Bastille Day celebration, on the patio, with great food and welcome, uplifting spirit, on a welcome experience out of the house.

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vipDoug595
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined in the restaurant for the first time in many months. I felt very safe because restaurant staff and other patrons were practicing social distancing. (I did have a takeout meal from Luc about a month ago, and it was among the best things I had during the entire Covid lockdown.) On this recent dine-in visit, I had the quiche appetizer and beef bourguignon for my main, and my dining companion had the cherry gazpacho and duck confit. All four of our dishes were excellent. Martinis were also very good. Staff was friendly and seemed genuinely appreciative to be receiving guests. This is one of our absolute favorite neighborhood restaurants in Madison Park / Madison Valley; our experience a couple of days ago was -- as usual -- excellent.

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vipMelissaS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic French bistro food. Outstanding service. Great cocktails and wonderful snacks and small plates for those eating lightly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to eat at my favorite local bistro. The staff is outstanding and it feels like coming home. The food was a delight as always and I cannot wait form my next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Had better meals here maybe it was Covid

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt safe and that staff were taking all the necessary precautions to open responsibly. Enjoy great cocktails and food at Luc in a safe, socially distanced way!

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SoniaP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service ambient is always amazing. Though due to Covid we sat outside. They have great spacing that feels very safe in today climate.

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AllisonA
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by Kathy Rautureau with kindness and gratefulness. Limited menu at the moment as it was the 1st day of Phase 2. But everything we ordered was of the highest quality. Also a visit from Chef Thierry who thanked us for coming in. Great choice for 1st meal out.

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SoniaP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place with amazing food, service and space.

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SteveR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always quality food and service, despite the Covid restrictions. Viva la Luc!

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MarkOwen
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have had the opportunity to visit a restaurant after so long. And this was great place to eat! Nice patio, great weather, and a good ambiance. The chef was very conversational, as was the rest of the staff. We split the duck confit, which was cooked perfectly. Also had a Gem Salad, house made humus with wonderful roasted garlic, and Polluck crustini. Super yummy!Everything was great! Would definitely eat here again.

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AlexisR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owner stopped by our table three times! He was as happy to see us as we were to be out of the house. While the menu is currently covid limited, the food was delicious and not a bite was left on any of our plates. Dessert was great and the service was awesome.

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James
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, wonderful service. It was my wife's birthday and the server brought out the dessert with a candle, a nice touch. Luc is a fun, entertaining place to visit and enjoy the superbly prepared food.

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vipGaryJ
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graciously welcomed by owners who expressed their appreciation of our business. Luc is a neighborhood gem. Great cocktail and wine list.

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justme
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our lunch very much. The service was excellent. we loved the beignets and my crepe was delicious.

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Chuck
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was outstanding!!

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TerryN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a gem of a restaurant. The cocktails and Hamma Hamma oysters were divine. The French onion soup is the best ever. Diver scallops on little beds of polenta....yum.

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DorseyG
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I love Luc! It is our go to restaurant for celebrations. That said, I was disappointed in the French onion soup which is usually one of my favorite dishes. The soup seemed to be thickened with something that I hadn’t had before and detracted from the consistency and flavor. The bread on top was burned. The cheese at the bottom was, as usual, yummy. The scallops and pot de creme were delicious.

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Luc is rated 4.7 stars by 1408 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.

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