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About Luc

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.

2800 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,
Friday:4:30pm -10:00pm,
Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday 4:30 - 9:00pm,
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Happy Hour: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Cross Street:
28th Ave E & Madison Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 328-6645

Website:
http://thechefinthehat.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Parking can be found along Madison Street and the surrounding neighborhood.

Public Transit:
#11, #8

Executive Chef:
Thierry Rautureau

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please email Jason Appleton at Jason@luc-seattle.com for details.

Luc Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for a Date (26)
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Casual (20)
Authentic (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Cozy (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Romantic (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Business Meals (6)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Luc is one of those divine neighborhood gems that never disappoints. Wonderful food, wine, and cocktails. Comfortable and cozy and you can hear yourself and your friends. We love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Luc continues to be my favorite Seattle restaurant, in the sea of wonderful places to eat in this city. Our meal was perfect: I had the cod special, so yummy, and my companion ordered the boeuf borgignon (which he almost always does—he’s hooked). We shared a gem salad and as an indulgence we shared an espresso martini for our dessert. Everything was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive without being distracting. This is a marvelous restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food. I wish our server, while not rude, had been more personable. He just seemed very uncomfortable with his job and questions we asked him about the food. This certainly wouldn’t keep us from going back, however, because the food is always spot on! Wish they still had their pizza oven, though!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great spot. Beautiful country French cuisine. Visit and chat with owner a big plus. Great story.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

A perfect spot for a Sunday brunch - it was very relaxed and the food was very good.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friend's lamb was so tough that she had to send it back. Had to order something else as replacemnent which caused delay. Beef bourguignon was okay, though very light on the beef! Once filled, space was noisy. Service was perfunctory. Sat on hard wooden benches with straight backs.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We arrived at Luc for brunch with friends, the restaurant wasn’t very full. Mimosas were tasty, beignets were fresh and perfectly made. Brunch arrived and the toast accompanying the farmer’s breakfast was burned, as were the muffins on my companion’s Eggs Benedict. Unfortunately it took nearly ten minutes to get replacement breads. Otherwise the dishes - including the quiche du jour - were perfectly prepared and excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, wonderful service, warm and welcoming spot.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went here for restaurant week. Food and service were great! Big problem I had is when my bill was split someone in our party forgot to sign their bill and we all found out later the restaurant gave themselves a large tip on that unsigned bill.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was very flavorful but, unfortunately, it was lukewarm. Both the soup and the entree for two of us and the entree for the third person in our party. All three of the wine pairings arrived after the courses were delivered. Substantially.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Friendly and knowledgeable waiting staff, good food presentation and plating. Food are cooked as ordered. Prompt services, flexible, attention to detail. Interior setting is inviting and relaxing, but lighting is too dim to read the menu clearly. Overall, the entire place is clean, pleasant, and open.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This is my husbands favorite place. He loves the food and the cocktails. Definitely, try the lucatini

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Seattle Restaurant Week visit with $33 three course menu. Excellent food, price and atmosphere. Could almost have been in Paris - in August of course when the Parisians are all gone and everyone is American.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Crème brulee was outstanding. Excellent meal and service

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We enjoyed our first visit to Luc. We had the restaurant week menu (appetizers tried were butternut squash soup and duck tartin; main courses were salmon and grilled lamb) and the wine pairing. The food seemed to be of high quality and was perfectly prepared, flavorful, and generous. The desserts were wonderful, especially the chocolate pot de creme. Although the vanilla ice cream dessert may have seemed too simple, served with the honey based sauce and poached pear, it was delicious and elegant. The wine pairing was fun and tasty. It was also a good value, 3 drinks for $21.
The hostess was very accommodating when we asked for a different table and the waitstaff was efficient as well as pleasant, friendly.
The decor was lovely but the table and chairs are rather plain. It was busy that night so too noisy for me.
Overall, we had a fine meal and a fine time and will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Hair in the Trout Almonde spoilt things big time.
The waitress did offer to make another but confidence was seriously undermined.
Poor choices for vegetarians.
Seating too close especially when people on next table are pompous and talking to be noticed rather than to have conversation with each other.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Cudos to the chefs and staff for making our last evening in Seattle memorable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We love Luc, but this was not our best experience. We ordered steak frites, and we both found our portions to be small four of five bites of steak, and somewhat tough, relative to what we generally get at Luc - it was restaurant week - and the place was full, and not sure if it was inattention, or trying to stretch portions or marginal meat.

We will return, but probably go for the burger next time!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I LOVE THIS PLACE. It feels like home. I am never disappoointed, just happy.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vegan, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The server was not sensitive to interrupting our conversation. We tasted the house white wine and it was tepid and syrupy ( it was supposed to be a Pinot Gris). The server alleged that room temperature was the correct temperature for that wine since it is from a cask...? Although the Boeuf Bourguignon was delicious, it too was tepid. We expected much more from "The Chef in the Hat". Very disappointed, will not return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Disappointing. I was a big fan of Luc: the cassoulet, the wine selection and the ambience.
Last time the cocktails were not good, the food was average and when dessert time comes: the dessert we preordered are no longer available: would you like some ice cream instead ??? !!! Nooooooo

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We went during Seattle's Restaurant Week... 3 wonderful courses for $33... and an equally wonderful wine pairing for only $20 more. Our server was super helpful with recommendations. All in all a perfect first visit - we'll definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Unfortunately our recent visit to Luc was disappointing. Food was so-so which is so out of character for this place. A real bummer.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The place is too loud. The lamb was too fatty and chewy.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Five of us went to Luc for dinner on a Monday evening. The restaurant was busy and they did not have any problems feeding us promptly. The food was excellent. I'm told that this restaurant has the same chef as Loulay. I can believe it. Both had excellent food and service and I look forward to my next visit at Luc.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The set menu for Seattle Restaurant Week was wonderful. We were a little disappointed with the steak dish off the main menu. It was tough and chewy and when we mentioned it to the host, were told that it's meant to be chewy. That was odd and the only negative from our experience there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

They always have a very special menu for Restaurant Week that we will not miss. This time is no exception. We may go back for the same menu during Restaurant week!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2017

French-influenced comfort food - 4 course menu left us feeling full and sleepy - and that's a good thing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Fabulous food. Even better care and service. Our party of five had five separate entree, shared and enjoyed each. Great starters and desserts too. What wonderful, celebratory evening. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Loved the table by the window. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Food was beautifully-prepared as well as delicious

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This is a neighborhood "go to" spot. Wonderful, friendly service; nice ambience; food that is consistently good. Most recently had the Sunday evening coq au vin, which was very good. (I do wish they would bring back the Salade Lyonnaise; it is outstanding! They tend to change things out seasonally, so I'm optimistic.) When they're available, the Pork Chop and the Cassoulet are also favorites. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

My husband's mother was Parisian so I try to find a good French Restaurant every now and then to go out to. Luc fit the bill. The menu made selecting a choice difficult, but once we settled on our choices, we were thoroughly pleased. The trout almondine and beef were wonderful. Topped with a delicious dessert and coffee, we had a great evening and I scored a few points for selecting Luc.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Luc has the wonderful French bistro food that we seek out both here and in France: coq-a-vin, beef bourguignon, a really interesting pear-walnut-blue cheese salad, good french wine. Well-prepared classic dishes and great service. We need to go here more often

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

as always, food was delicious. We had boeuf bourginon (yummy), gem lettuce salad (always a favorite) and onion soup (delicious).

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was good. Value for money was low. I spent $170 with tip, for two dinners, 1 appetizer, one salad, two non-alcoholic drinks, 10 oz pour of house wine (better than some of their wines by the glass, wine list was over priced), and two desserts.

The worst part was they let in a a table full of children with non-attentive parents. The girls kept screaming, making for a noisy anniversary dinner. The hostess didn't have enough sense to ask them to stop.

The ambiance, other than that is good. I think I'll sit at the bar, if I ever go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Fun atmosphere. A good neighborhood "go to" spot. Food hit or miss but service excellent.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

I love Luc and come here often. The wine list is great which is a very important draw for me.
I would suggest a few more veggie oriented options. Also a cheese plate even though so many places have that.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Now our favorite restaurant in Seattle.
Casual dining, good ambiance, reasonable prices and excellent food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Luc never fails to please./ It is one of our favorites in Seattle. Always good, always fresh. The salmon was done to perfections.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 1, 2017

LUC never disappoints. Authentic French with PNW seasonal fresh. The service is great, the wine list leans to French and the dinner choices were perfect...tre bien! There was sidewalk dining but we went for the inside ambience. Our birthday boy was happy with his candle on the dessert too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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