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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.
Seattle, WA 98112
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,
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
28th Ave E & Madison Street
$30 and under
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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 can be found along Madison Street and the surrounding neighborhood.
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
I like Luc and I'll be going back but the service was spotty. First the waiter didn't ask for drink or appetizer orders. He wanted to jump right into the dinner. He was abrupt. Then one of our party ordered Coq a vin which we were told must be ordered early. Maybe ten or 15 minutes later, the waiter came back to tell him they had run out and he'd need to order something else. It was all just a little irritating and less than smooth.
Excellent meal, as always. My only quibble this time was that service was a bit slow. And the delicious onion soup is not being made with veal stock any more. It's now chicken stock, so I'd have to reduce my rating on the onion soup from an A+ to an A. The Boeuf Bourgignon was magnificent. A generous enough portion that I took some home for dinner the next day. The flavors had ripened overnight and the dish was even more delicious the second time around.
The food was good except for two of the meat dishes we ordered. We had a steak dish that we ordered medium and it came out very rare. The quality of the meat was OK but If you aren't going to cook it the way we wanted it, then you shouldn't ask us how we would like it cooked. The quality of the lamb that i had was sub-par for the price. Too much gristle.
This was our second time dining at Luc. We lived in France for a few years and love French cuisine. Luc has all the elements of an authentic French bistro: great food, excellent service, ambience, and a prix fix menu w/wine pairings. Try it! You won’t be disappointed.
We've eaten here many times before and probably will in the future.
There were maybe 10 people in the restaurant at 7:30 and at least three of our party of four were looking forward to having the beef bourguinon. For some reason reason they said they were out of that dish.
The waiter kept pushing the special and some wines which we weren't interested in. Especially after he said they didn't have any beef bourguinon.
We ordered a salad and our entrees. The salad came and, before we were finished with it, the entrees showed up. My wife and I were sharing the salad so it isn't like it was too large to finish in a reasonable amount of time.
My wife ordered the mussels which were cooked with sausage . Except they weren't. They delivered the sausage a few minutes later and just set them on the table without any explanation.
Maybe we'll go back...
Friendly, competent and relaxed service. Overall well prepared, perfectly seasoned dishes. The mussels were huge and perfectly cooked. The beef Bourgogne was very rich, almost too much so, heavy. The risotto was surprisingly delicious as it was meatless and I prefer main courses with meat. The leg of lamb entree's Demi glacé was very fine though the meat was a bit overdone. Still the meat was fine, mild and not gamey. The burger was huge and good but we've had better, certainly for the price. The beet salad was excellent but overpriced. The souffléd potato crisps were also expensive but I'd pay for them over and over again as they were absolutely delicious.
For me, the main negative about Luc is the ambience. Our party of 5 sat in the open space and it's a little too dark and not very cozy feeling. The chairs are not very comfortable, hard. The booths look very cozy but with 5, too crowded.
Next time, I'd order the beet salad and souffled potato crisps and a glass of white wine!
Fabulous French bistro for lunch on Christmas Eve, the food was delicious as well as artfully plated. I had the foraged mushroom omelet which was melt in your mouth delicious. The starter was French onion soup which was hot and bubbly with melted cheese and the finish was chocolate pot de creme, and creme brûlée . Serve that all up with a nice bottle of red and you have a wonderful holiday meal. Oh, and did I forget to mention it started to snow, how perfect!
We three had a lovely meal at Luc. The burger was fabulous, my trout almandine was deliciously buttery and tender, and the chicken was delectable. Our waiter was very attentive. Sitting the quiet booth, enjoying our conversation, we vowed to return soon. In the summer there is some outdoor seating but the warm ambience in wintertime is welcoming.
Lovely bistro feel and open kitchen. Ambiance is very reminiscent of France. I love the pre set menu for a variety. Our only disappointment t was you could tell the server was stressed and not able to get to us in a timely manner. Which foreshadowed the amazing food; not sure I ever saw her smile. Hope next time is better.
Recently moved to Seattle . Luc has become our favorite. Food is excellent and consistent. We bring visiting family here for a special nite out, but love to come here just because it's so delicious! They were out of the potato puffs, which are wonderful, but it just became necessary to order another wonderful thing from the starter menu. Food was superb all the way around. Service was wonderful. Not a bad thing to report!
Excellent burgers (different than sister restaurant Loulay's burgers, but still great) and perhaps the best fries we've ever had. Good French bistro food overall, especially the beef bourguignon. The selection of French red Burgundy (our favorite wine) and Beaujolais (second best) is much inferior to French competitors Loulay or Campagne or Maximilien, with little or nothing available in the $40-$60 range. I don't recommend the $70 2013 Gamay Ceuillette, which was unpleasantly sour. Service downgraded one star for bringing us this wine instead of what I'd ordered (I should lose a star too for not noticing until too late).
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!
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!
I was in Seattle for a quick weekend trip and have been a fan of Chef Thierry Rautureau for a long time. We ordered the croque madame and eggs Benedict—both were excellent. The chef happened to be in that morning and he sat and had a quick chat with me and my dining partner. It was a fantastic brunch!
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.
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.
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.
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