Luce - InterContinental San Francisco

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Awarded a Michelin star ten years consecutively (2010-2019), 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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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truffle ravioli was wonderful, chicken breast as well. Impeccable service!

V
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Starter dishes blue shrimp and baby octopus were delicious!

Halibut was disappointing and would not recommend...

Snapper was great and recommended...

F
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding restaurant. Service and food impeccable.

c
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice food, service a little confusing, overall it was ok.

k
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good but it was nothing special. It felt like the restaurant is stuck in the 90’s. We were expecting more from a 1 Michelin star restaurant.

g
Edmonton
58 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu. Everything was delicious, especially the halibut . Try to get Samir's table. He is an amazing server. The wine selection is incredible.

MD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a wedding anniversary dinner so expectations were high. We were not disappointed. The dishes we had were exquisite, both in flavor and presentation. Also on the basis of less is more, we found the smaller- than- usual portions to be just right for the occasion. The wait staff, who were aware of the occasion, could not have been nicer or more attentive.

LL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasure to have dinner in a restaurant where one can actually hear the conversation at the table without shouting over the noise from all the other tables. The food was excellent as was the service...there when needed and not hovering. An eclectic wine list ...even by the glass. It was a very nice evening.

CK
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, quiet ambience, great service, excellent CP value👍👍👍

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Close but no cigar. At high expectations for as much as they bragged about being one star rated.
Service started off great but slowed as the dinner went on. We had to wait for 45mins to request our check. I almost stood up to ask for it. Unacceptable.

Food was OK but ultimately disappointing. I was surprised when the steak was delivered to only see two pieces for $50. They trimmed away the best parts of the steak and it was boiled vs. grilled. I had better steak at home. My friend paid $32 for small pieces of a sweet potato with garnish.

Hotel fire alarm went off while we were there. Not their doing but it reminded you that you were at a hotel restaurant paying $150 a person for a $60 a person meal.

Just OK. Save the money and go elsewhere.

E
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Honestly, overpriced. Good food but the service was average and the lunch menu was pretty basic. I would try somewhere else for lunch.

KC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great chef, excellent service, ambiance does its best to overcome street-level views in a construction zone.

EE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

I am a member of the IHG Loyalty Program and only stay at their hotels so I was so looking forward to this dinner, my husband and I were in The City to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. Shortly after our cocktails and appetizers arrived the hotel fire alarm went off and continued to sound loudly for about 5 minutes. Once it was silenced there were strobe lights in the ceiling that continued to blink and there was a taped announcement instructing us to leave the hotel for our safety. It was very disconcerting but the waiters assured us that we didn't have to move and that "this happens all the time, someone must be smoking in their room". As much as possible, we tried to relax and enjoy the dinner but we could not, the announcement went on for about 10 minutes then was silenced but the restaurant remained dimly lit except for several bright strobe lights that were flashing repeatedly. After about 15 minutes, someone from the SF Fire Department arrived and gave the "All Clear" and things returned to a semblance of normalcy. Sadly, by this point, we had little interest in finishing our meal or dessert, we left and took an Uber to Plouf on Belden Place and had a delightful, relaxing and tasty meal there instead. It is not the hotel or staff's fault, I know things happen, I just think it could have been handled better. To their credit though, when I complained about the experience at check out, the dinner tab was removed from my bill, that is why I remain so loyal to the IHG brand and why, in spite of what happened, I would still recommend Luce to a friend.

MS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I've ever had. Service was amazing.

A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we got there, power of the whole block and building was out and they weren't able to cook. However they tried their best to provide the best service. We had a cocktail, a beer, and olive bread and they were so good. We will definitely come back.

R
Miami
52 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner on the first day after reopening . It was a fantastic dinner. All is new in the restaurant very modern, sophisticated and cozy. We really like the style. Food was outstanding as always!!! Quality and preparing from the dishes was unbelievable good!!! Intercontinental hotel has to be proud to have such a genius chef!! We will come back!!

IO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff let us enjoy the meal and ambience for 4 hours. I felt like I was in a 3 Michelin star Paris restaurant, with their attention to detail and enthusiasm with sharing the knowledge of the dishes being served and making suggestions. One of the folks serving us , noticed my water glass was empty, based on how I was holding the glass. He immediately refilled. That’s attention to detail. I’ve enjoyed coming here for business dinners and personal dinners. Love the ambience of the RE-opening.

NT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I ate things I normally wouldn’t and really enjoyed them! The food was impeccable as was the service!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Total Experience!!

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KJ
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food. Lunch menu had few options than I expected. I want to go back to try their dinner menu.

OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

El lugar, la comida y la atención son excepcionales

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P
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is outstanding, esp. the steak. Ambiance is modern and fine. The service is good. The only problem is the food prep. takes a long time. The menu is a bit limited as well.

DP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although pricey ... this may be the best brunch I've ever had. The quality and variety of offerings was truly exceptional. The service was extremely attentive without being intrusive. And while the setting was sophisticated, it was also very comfortable. It was the perfect destination for Mother's Day brunch.

E
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for the 9 course tasting menu. Three people at our table requested that the duck be switched for another dish. Unfortunately, instead of offering a red meat, the chef proposed a fish which considering that the menu included prawns, diver scallops and salmon (and oysters as amuse-bouche) was a bit too much. Otherwise, good.

b
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An eminently reasonable price for a tasting menu in which virtually all dishes were imaginately conceived and absolutely delicious. (My only quibbles: the salmon confit could have had more taste, and it would probably have been better to serve the more delicate dish of scallops before the sphagetti with uni, which have a stronger taste and lead up better to the fabulous magret dish.) Friendly, attentive (on the whole) service; clean, refined decor; and remarkable food, well worthy of its Michelin star. Memories of this meal will linger for a long time.

SS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This is a nice restaurant with a good ambiance. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dinner menus is a bit limited but the food is generally good. Service however could be improved. It is rushed and a bit inattentive.

OT
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m so glad I found Luce. I’m visiting San Francisco for the first time and I wanted to try local restaurants. The service was amazing (thanks, Keith!) and every bite of each dish was perfect. I had the butternut squash appetizer and the truffle ravioli — make sure you have a piece of their bread to soak up the truffle sauce! I also had the elderflower dessert. The cocktails were delicious and refreshing. They’ve definitely earned their Michelin.

CS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we left beyond impressed w the service and the food. Our waiter was so attentive and accommodating to my garlic allergy and Miguel tried every single time to make sure our plates were removed and our table was clean. We would def recommend this place to our friends and family. We are planning to bring family for dads birthday celebration.

EL
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner for birthday celebration. Food was incredible and the service of the chef was very good. The chef introduced every dishes very clearly and he was so enthusiastic!

JH
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finest meal we’ve ever had. Wine pairing the best, too. Fantastic meal!

JR
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Experience was OK. Service was excellent, but food choices could have been better. The dessert table was especially lacking. Nothing special about it - just some cakes and sorry looking miniature cupcakes.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The quality of the food for the Easter brunch buffet was excellent. I appreciated the variety of food and it’s presentation. My only complaint as I compare this Michelin star restaurant to other Michelin star restaurants I have dined at I would say this service was not as attentive. By that we had to make multiple request for drink refills. Dirty plates remained on the table for several minutes.

OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent.

s
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Came for Easter Brunch... food variety was mediocre for $90/pp (no carving station, no oysters or seafood other than prawns). I found pieces of rubberband in my food... we are always missing a glass, or a coffee cup or a fork.... would not expect that to be a michelin star rated restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I expected higher quality food given the price and Michelin star, but other than that the breakfast of brioche french toast, bacon, and eggs tasted good

PO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting / intriguing menu and imaginative pairings, but may not be children friendly depending on their ability to be open to new things

OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed in this restaurant. Went for the Prix fixe menu. The food started off pretty good then through the 9 courses became mediocre at best. The biggest let down was the service. Very unprofessional and overly familiar server could not pace the meal correctly or even keep the water glass full. Finally, I am shocked they have a Michelin Star considering the overall cleanliness of the establishment. From minor like stains on the tablecloth to the major reason I would not recommend Luce the bathroom was basically little better than a rural gas station and remained so throughout the evening. Skip this much better dining in San Francisco

HL
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had lunch with my family two days ago at LUCE. There wasn't too many choices on the menu. We ordered the king salmon, chicken breast and short rib. The food quality is above average . Derserts are great.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff, food was great and on time. Price is also not crazy high for Michelin grade food. Would definitely come here again.

PG
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James is a rock star whatever you are paying him it's not enough

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