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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Luc will be offering a special preset menu ($59) & Cotes de Boeuf ($110), a 32 oz bone-in ribeye with salad and sides, please make a note in your reservation if you'd like to reserve an order in advance. For those that are interested, the bar and kitchen counter are available for reservations.

Luc Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Cozy (21)
Casual (21)
Authentic (20)
Romantic (20)
Special Occasion (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Seasonal (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. It was a wonderful place to catch up with friends. The staff was very kind and the service was awesome.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely neighborhood French restaurant, with a pleasant ambience and excellent service. The food is always fresh and delicious here!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Great neighborhood place to eat, I've worked my way around the menu and the service is always great. I had a friend in from out of town and wanted their opinion. They loved the place and can't wait to visit again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love Luc! Service is great and wonderful food, ambience and setting.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We live in the neighborhood and always love a visit to Luc!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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...

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve at Luc...great food (fixed price menu) with wine pairings. Wonderful service. Luc continues to be my favorite restaurant in Seattle.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always- great restaurant from top to bottom. Food, service, atmosphere and staff all wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was amazing! I would not hesitate to go there again, and again, and again!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Mediocre food not necessarily fresh. Indifferent service. Yuk.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We selected Luc to celebrate a very special occasion, and they really stepped up. Great food, attentive service, and they threw in a couple off complimentary touches. We we very pleased with our experience! :-)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Book club Christmas party. We all loved our meals ... excellent meals ... lamb, pork chop and steelhead ! Warm, cozy and intimate vibe plus great food! Service a little inattentive but that is unusual ❤️

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We have celebrated our anniversary each year at Luc. It did not feel special this time.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely perfect! We will definitely be back. The risotto is one of the best things I have ever eaten, and my husband loved his trout. It’s a great place to have a special meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Luv has the best trout in the city. Staff are attentive but not intrusive. This is a gem

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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).

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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