Luce - InterContinental San Francisco

4.6
1656 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Awarded a Michelin star nine years consecutively (2010-2018), Luce - InterContinental San Francisco features an urban setting that is modern and sophisticated, yet stunningly warm and inviting. The main dining room features floor-to-ceiling-windows adorned with sheer metallic gold curtains. Hand-blown Italian bubble-like lamps provide a flattering glow to the dark tropical wood accents and elegantly appointed tables. The globally inspired New American menu reflects the bounties from the surrounding farms of San Francisco and changes according to freshness and seasonality. Each dish is artistically created and highlights an inventive flair for marrying diverse flavors with natural organic ingredients into a gastronomic delight. The wine program offers a superb collection that inspires daring pairings at prices that encourage exploration, and has garnered the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2010 and the Best of Award of Excellence since 2015.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 6:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
tasting menu
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 616-6566
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Corey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Street
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Parking details
$15 for the first three hours of valet parking for all Luce guests based on availability.
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Public transit
BART and Muni Stations close by (Powell Street)
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Chef Daniel Corey will be preparing a special 3 Course Dinner for Christmas Eve starting at 5pm. $105 per person/ $50.00 children (4-12). 72 hour cancellation. If the reservation is cancelled within three days there will be a charge of $105 per person.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas day Brunch Buffet from 11am to 2pm: $95 per person/kids (4-12) $47.50. Christmas Day dinner (starting 5pm) Chef Corey will prepare a 3-course menu for $105 per person/kids (4-12) $50.00. There is a 3day cancellation policy. There will be a $95 per person charge if cancelled.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Chef Daniel Corey will be preparing a 5-course New Years Eve menu with 1 Glass of Champagne upon arrival per person. Price: $179 per person/kids (4-12) $89.50. Entertainment TBD. There is a three day cancellation policy. There will be a $150 per person charge if cancelled within three days.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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What 1656 People Are Saying
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Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and good food, great value for the money!

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AP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

So good! Never tasted steak like that before in my life.

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JH
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve ever had. Everything was excellent.

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HS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great burger and fries with a very good draft IPA. The Luce Business Lunch at $25.00 per person is a deal.

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b
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We opted for the tasting menu and quite frankly it was good tasting but very unexciting in approach,innovation,or flavor paringsWe expected a lot more than delivered Cheese plate extra was pedestrian at best with some very tired cheese selections Ambiance not great being a hotel lobby site with bar next door

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San Diego
78 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service here was phenomenal.
The service was far better than the value. For the price paid, the food was subpar....
The excellent service was the saving grace... if it weren’t for that, I would not recommend this establishment as the value would be disappointing if it were solely reliant on the food. Panna Cotta dessert was one of the most dismal I’ve had. Portions were awful too. The chicken consisted of two 1”x4” strips... really?!

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SF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our lunch at Luce was pleasant but not up to our expectations for a Michelin one-star restaurant. We had salad, risotto, red-quinoa-and-salmon bowl and fries. The green salad was the best course with very fresh lettuces and a light vinaigrette. The risotto was fairly bland. The quinoa and salmon bowl had excellently prepared salmon but the foundation grains were uninspired. The french fries were crisp and outstanding. The wine list was extensive and had a number of boutique winery listings. Unfortunately, our first wine choice was not available (which we found out 15 mins later.) After another 15 minutes, the waiter arrived to tell us that our second wine choice was being chilled and would take another 10 minutes. He suggested yet another wine which was available right away since our food was arriving imminently. Why have such an extensive list if the wines aren't available or not ready to drink? On the plus side, the ambiance was quiet and easy to hear conversations, which is not often the case in restaurants. It was also a good value, especially the lunch prix fixe menu. Luce would be a fine place to eat if you were staying in the area, but there are plenty of better restaurants available in San Francisco.

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DM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really fine food. The room is not inspired in its decor, but it's comfortable and it was quiet, which I love in a restaurant. Service was friendly without being intrusive or over-personal. They did kind of drop the ball at the end of the meal and we ended up waiting rather long for our check, but it was a minor glitch in an overall highly satisfactory dining experience.

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NM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic meal!! I've never been disappointed at Luce. The food is creative and delicious. Service was impeccable. It's on my list of favorite SF restaurants.

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VO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We may not have given Luce the best opportunity to shine as we opted for a later luncheon start, but our 12:45 PM reservation was intended to be a leisurely and fun way to kick off our weekend. Alas, the later start time seemed to throw them a curve, and at one point one of our table members had to get up to go a find someone who could help us after our server got lost (perhaps his shift ended?) Not the level of service we expected for the $$ price point, so I can’t recommend.

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c
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this restaurant. The service was amazing, and I appreciate how they accommodated my brother's allergy for the Fall Tasting Menu.

I will definitely want to come back again.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience.

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C
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No surprises, expectations delivered.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thanksgiving!

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OT
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I've been to Luce for lunch and dinner. The tasting menu was fine but definitely no wow factor. Frankly I don't think it lives up to the expectations of a Michelin Star restaurant. Everything seemed very average, including service. This is very consistent with the yelp and opentable reviews I saw and may help explain why the restaurant is never full.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dyer made the night fun!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Tasting menu had some dishes that were amazing and some that missed the mark. Service needed a bit more coordination. Overall good meal.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James was an excellent host and sommelier. We were two friends from the Basque Country visiting San Francisco. He made the effort to speak Spanish and made us feel a memmorable dining and drinking experience with a great selection of US wines. Thanks for your kindness.

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BM
San Francisco
328 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Space between the tables so you can actually talk and not be overheard. Attentive server. Strong wine list. Some value options. The amuse was oddly sweet but the rest was good. I’d skip the ravioli next time.

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RF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Not worth the money. I have been in many Michelin Restaurants and I’m still trying to figure out, why Luce deserves a Michelin Star. Food was not excellent or even that good.

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SP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and wonderfull experience!!!
Excellent and wonderfull experience!!!
Excellent and wonderfull experience!!!

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Doesn’t deserve the Michelin star. Service was abysmal, glassware chipped, bread stale, servers untrained etc etc
Some ingredients- the rock shrimp in the ‘sandwich’ were delicious, but brought down my a giant plain white bread roll - worked, but overall not Michelin quality.
I would say it should be downgraded to a guide entry only, at best

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EO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the atmosphere of Luce - it's where I have my business meals everytime I'm in San Francisco.

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BF
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for dinner! Servers were extremely helpful, food was fresh and extremely tasty
Definitely will return

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is very good , but the restaurant feels like a big upscale dining hall. Service is ok but could be a bit friendlier.

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excelente comida y atención. Buena relación precio- calidad. Sin embargo la decoración del lugar es un tanto frío y poco acogedor

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MB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere & service were outstanding. I had the halibut that was cooked perfectly. My son had the duck & it was the best we have ever had.
Wine list is also outstanding.

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AC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I've enjoyed dinner at Luce several times in the past, but lunch is an altogether different story.

Today's burrata salad was mostly greens, little burrata, no discernible olive oil, and way too much vinegar. This upset my stomach so much that It was difficult to enjoy the rest of the meal; I certainly couldn't drink any more of the wine.

The short ribs that followed turned out to be pasta with a short-rib sauce, which was not made clear on the menu. There was very little meat. I asked for more sauce; the dish came back with just slightly more.

Needing more protein, I ordered a cheese platter, which was fine.

Luce might still justify a Michelin star for dinner. For lunch it's just an overpriced hotel restaurant with poorly-prepared, pretentiously-small portions.

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G
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch and the short ribs was fantastic!

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w
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were looking for a restaurant before the theater. This place was perfect. Close the to the theater, had validated parking and amazing food. The service was excellent. Certainly recommend this to anyone. While the wine is expensive, the food is reasonably priced for the quality and flavor.

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JP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chose Luce for my Birthday dinner and it did. It did not disappoint! The food was good and the service was good. I’m definitely going back!

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MA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the staff were extremely professional, friendly, accommodating and competent. Great teamwork and outstanding cuisine made for a memorable experience. Thank you to all of you!

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CS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I would highly recommend it for a special occasion. I can’t wait to come back and try again

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TS
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really, really amazing food. The burger’s fanstastic, along with the salmon and quinoa bowl. Thanks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Despite the poor reviews, we went ahead with our reservation. We were optimizing for proximity to moscone since our dinner guest was coming from a conference.

The service was horrendous - truly. Our server was very pushy about when we ordered and when things came out. For example, wouldn’t let us order wine until we ordered food which of course we pushed back on. I understand the value of ordering food to pair with wine but we wanted to start with a glass...very reasonable.

The food was good - appetizers far better than entrees.

Needless to say, we will not be coming back.

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Z
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Luce was very good for a hotel restaurant. The creativeness of the menu was great. The Halibut was light, wonderfully cooked and paired well with the veggies. Small bites before and after the meal were brought to the table and they were yummy. The bread rolls and having a choice was wonderful. Parking in the garage on 5th and Mina provides for a short walk to Luce. Also in walking distance to the Golden Gate Theatre. Recommend and will go back.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was particularly amazing. The food exceptional.

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LB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We should have been skeptical when we walked in at 7pm on a Saturday night. The restaurant was nearly vacant except for a very loud foursome seated next to us. We were very disappointed by Luce for several reasons.

We were celebrating three 13 year old birthdays, so it was a special occasion. We could barely hear/understand the waiter. He did not have much any knowledge about 'what dark rum' they offered and didn't understand what I meant by rum and diet coke with a lime.

We were asked if we wanted sparkling or still water. We opted for 'still', assuming there was no charge. We were charged $40 FOR WATER?!

The recommendations were NOT appropriate for 13 year olds..sweetbread ravioli's and duck breast?
They would not or could not honor a request for a 'green salad' of any kind. The amuse bouche tasted like soap.

The halibut was less than impressive, essentially flavorless. The steak was amazing, but tiny portion (7oz). The strawberry mascarpone was flavorless. The chocolate hazelnut dessert was fabulous but recommended by the waiter, only if you like chocolate?

The Michelin Star rating should be re-evaluated. Very disappointing.

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CS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bar staff who greeted us took care of us by allowing us to sample the Pinot Noir from Napa and a Cab. Once seated, our server made the experience fantastic despite some tough conversations happening at the table. Overall a fantastic experience, and the food really stole the show. We had pescetarians at the table, and the server made recommendations accordingly that we were fully happy with. I will say this restaurant won't be a good fit for a Vegan or Vegetarian due to the limited non-animal product options on the menu. Just something to be aware of in San Francisco where I'm used to having vegan and vegetarian friendly options almost everywhere.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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