Luc

4.9
1513 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

About

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.

Support Luc during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
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vipConradSeattle
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 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.

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Mint
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKemiN
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on August 26, 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.

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BrittneyC
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.

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vipFoodie
Seattle
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!

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WildWilly
Seattle
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.

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EmilyN
1 review
Dined on August 25, 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!

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slowemilie
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal. We will miss this place!

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MichaelS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Fidget
Seattle
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!

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VickiF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GoodFood
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 19, 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

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HollisP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 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!

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DonW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PaulS
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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JessicaN
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 14, 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.

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Quietplease
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SuzanneR
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPamelaB
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 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.

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vipAmyT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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SusanC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipConradSeattle
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff! Will miss this neighborhood gem.

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Mint
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HowardM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 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

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vipTucker2
Seattle
72 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Sorry to see them closing.

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vipPatrick
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarciW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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LoriR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 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.

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ChristmasEveRevelers
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll miss you! Everything was delicious!

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NatalieL
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 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.

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BobM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Cobbie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Caddisfly
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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

Luc is rated 4.9 stars by 1513 OpenTable diners.

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