Luce - InterContinental San Francisco

4.8
1812 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Contemporary American Fare - with artisanal international Flair

LUCE—meaning “light” in Italian—offers modern American cuisine in an elegant yet inviting setting. Chef Rogelio Garcia's dynamic menus reflect the bounty of San Francisco’s surrounding farms with regular updates according to freshness and seasonality, while our award-winning wine program offers a one-of-a-kind collection that encourages you to explore and enjoy new flavors.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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Daily 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Speisen waren hervorragend! Super Qualität und Perfekt abgeschmeckt! Service ausgezeichnet! Alles Top

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vipMWKM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service. Cost was 1/2 the price of a dinner that we enjoyed in Chicago and it was way better!

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JackSquat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year's Eve prix fixe dinner had several "wow" dishes. The A5 Wagyu was pure melt-in-your-mouth happiness. The white truffle supplement, the jamon Iberico soup, and lobster were amazing. Kudos and thanks to Chef Rogelio Garcia for an unforgettable culinary experience. Waitstaff were top-notch. Very good but not as impressive were the dinner wine pairing and the caviar supplement. Ambiance is unremarkable, but the food and service are Michelin worthy. Solid five stars.

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chih
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was top notch, the food was outstanding. I did not think we could enhance the Kobe beef but the Kobe beef was incredible with the added sauce. We had a memorable meal.

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RoyW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good restaurant, it’s pricey but it’s fine dining, but overall a very good experience for the price. Good for special occasions.

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AlexanderS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, portions are generous for a sampler menu. You will be not only impressed but also full and satisfied.

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HG8888
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the Christmas Day tasting menu. Amazing food. Excellent service. Outstanding value.

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vipdineNwhine
Hawaii
101 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelin worthy food by Chef Garcia, attentive service and classy ambiance. Six amazing courses plus three-part amuse for $140 was a steal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiters were absolutely amazing. We hope to come back again and again.

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AvaB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly an unforgettable meal. I could not have asked for a better experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

James was a great server.

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ChristopheL
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was amazing, wine pairing great.
Check in kinda clunky.
Awesome place, we loved it! We will be back!

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Angela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. We did the full tasting menu without wine tasting and left absolutely stuffed by the end (possibly because we also ate three pieces of bread each - the milk bread is sooo good).

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LindyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, spacious dining room with high ceiling and plenty of space between tables. We felt totally safe and comfortable. Service was attentive and friendly. We were well taken care of from beginning to end. The food is superb in quality, preparation, and presentation. It's expensive, but we knew that and still wanted to try it for my husband's 65th birthday. I wanted something special and something elegant. We were not disappointed. We did the eight course chef's tasting menu. Every dish was exquisite. We liked everything, so where to begin? Outstanding were the Cauliflower Veloute with Maine lobster, the ever so delicate, delicious blue fin tuna with avocado. and the pistachio crusted duck. Most memorable was the Hawaiian Kampachi, served with a light, bonito based broth, rice, and matsutake. The beautiful presentation and the complimentary tastes reminded me of some of the best dishes I've had in Japan. This is refined cuisine, brilliantly executed by Chef Rogelio Garcia. It's well worth the splurge. This is one of those rare restaurants where dinner is an event to be remembered.

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AudreyP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. We had the 8-course chef’s menu with wine pairings. Each dish was better than the last and the wine was just perfect with each dish. We were there for 3 hours and it truly flew by as we had a wonderful time.

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blackfridaydiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service in a warm environment! They took special care of us on our special occasion.

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HaroldB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Eight course tasting menu will please foodies. Chef Garcia is inventive and very
personable. Dining room could use a designer's touch to feel more special.

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Opentablefan
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely lovely Thanksgiving dinner at Luce. Delicious offerings, including butternut squash soup and beet and arugula salad. The turkey was magnificent, as were side dishes of stuffing, yams and mashed potatoes. Dessert was very good. Portions were plentiful. If you are not going to cook at home, this was a perfect alternative for a special holiday dinner.

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Concepcion
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lively Thanksgiving dinner in SF. Nice ambience and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beginning to end the experience was world class. The wait staff was exceptional the food was exceptional and the experience was everything that we had hoped for! I highly highly recommend this restaurant....

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant and delicious

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vipThierry
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great evening we had at Luce, we ordered the 8 courses tasting menu and every single dish was awesome, the service was exceptional Keith was very attentive and had a perfect timing throughout the evening,
To really enjoy a tasting menu everything has to be right the food, the service and the timing and it sure was!!
Thank You !!!

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vipRamasush
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tasting menu. Excellent service.

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BriC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We did the 8 course tasting menu, which was flavorful but you do need to budget some time for this. We were there for about 3.5 hours to get through all 8 courses. Most of the time was spent waiting in between each course. But it was quite good, though the one item we ordered from the vegetarian menu, to replace the beef course since we don't eat beef, just wasn't done as well as everything else.

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DontWant2Cook
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was excellent. Some very well done flavor and texture combinations. The paired wines worked perfectly with their courses and were also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I met in San Francisco and were fortunate to get a reservation at Luce. The amuse-bouche just exploded and blossomed, changing flavors in my mouth. It was delightful! And the courses did not disappoint! Literally, every new bite was absolutely amazing! Finishing with the most amazing desserts was a wonderful way to complete our dining experience. The icing on the cake was when Chef Rogelio came to our table and chatted with us before we departed. Overall, the experience was a treat. Do not miss out on Luce when traveling to San Francisco!

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MonicaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The servers and the chef were amazing!!!

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vipPOBLANO
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THE INCREDIBLE FOOD AND THE PERFECT PAIRING WITH THE WINES, MY CONGRATULATIONS FOR EVERYTHING

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KathrynB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. From the moment you walk in the staff makes you feel special. The wait staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The food & wine paring was divine.

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NathanH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience for a special occasion. Hope to visit again soon.

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vipPatrickG
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happened into Luce out last night in San Francisco and were pleasantly surprised. The space was very upscale and elegant. The food was superb. And the service was top notch. Will definitely be going back when next in San Francisco.

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smiehe
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We did the 8 course tasting menu with an added course of pasta + truffle.

First course was caviar on banana bread. The sauce really lifted this dish
Second course was crab in a cauliflower soup which was fabulous.
Third dish was toro tuna with avocado. The dish was incredibly well balanced
Forth dish was cod with rice. The broth this came in was phenomenal and so was the fish. Crispy skin. Probably the best dish
Fifth course was poached fish and it was like butter
Sixth course was the pasta course we added. It was okay but underwhelming. The pasta was well cooked and the sauce did a good job not drowning out the truffle but there was not enough truffle flavour
Seventh course was duck. Mine was perfect but my partner’s was chewy. I finished hers and can confirm it was chewy.
Eighth course was venison which was beautiful
Ninth course was an apple pie panna cotta. The jelly in the bottom was heavy on gelatine but the rest was great
Tenth course was a chocolate caramel dessert. The different textures in this really made it. The flavours were well rounded and worked together
Eleventh course were two small sweets. One was a pomegranate tart and the other a chocolate hazelnut cake. Both had great flavour

Overall the food was 4/5. The reason we found this place to be 5/5 was because of the service James provided. He lives and breaths customer service. He was incredibly attentive and took great care in sharing the background of the chef and restaurant as well as all the food we were eating. His level of service is what I like to see in Michelin star restaurants as it elevates the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, service were amazing! The interior gives off the perfect ambience for a nice dinner date and the service makes you feel welcomed

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vipLHVL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Staff and chef were very friendly. Food was great, best duck!

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vipRobinL
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an incredible meal. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious.

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vipHiromoch
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! One of the most memorable dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luce is back and better than before. Chef Garcia thoughtfully composed an ode to the bounty of California. The courses are creative, decadent, and well paced. The dishes are clearly designed to bring highlights to the impeccably fresh produce. An unforgettable meal, this was truly a feast for the palate.

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FuTungC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Impeccable dining. A culinary delight from start to finish. We loved it so much the first visit for our anniversary, that we brought four friends for a reunion to share with them this exquisite dining experience. Chef Rogelio Garcia is a artist and completely deserving of his Michelin Star rating. Each plate was a such an aesthetic pleasure to admire and then turn over to the palette to delight in the subtle, sophisticated flavors and surprising textures. Not to be missed!

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vipRAH205
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five plus stars given to Executive Chef Rogilio and staff for delivering a spot on culinary adventure at Luce which is inside the InterContinental Hotel in SF. Open arriving we noted that COVID policy was is in place and all employees were masked. Luce is an elegantly decorated space with tables comfortably placed. There is a welcoming ambiance immediately noted. Staff, especially the two James that were attending to us, were professional, personable and everyone was impeccably dressed. Excellent suggestions were made and all our questions answered. We started off with a glass of Champaign sent from Chef to accompany our Amuse-Bushe of Osetra Caviar with Buck-Wheat Buttermilk blini. Such delicate and elegant flavors were delivered with this course. It was clear that we were on our way to a culinary journey that would be full of explosive flavor profiles accompanied by the perfect dinnerware to compliment each offering. We selected the Chefs tasting menu. Were were not disappointed as each course served was visually pleasing, truly art work paired with the perfect serving wear Not only was each dish a flavor bomb but was clearly created with such precision. If I had to pick my favorite was the Norwegian King Crab so tender and well put together.Chef Rogilio came out and visited a few tables. We were fortunate that he stopped by ours. He is a humble man that immediately gave praise to his staff. He shared his farmers market adventure in selecting fresh ingredients for our offering this evening. In talking with Chef you could tell his passion for perfection and it certainly translated to the meal we were served. There is good food everywhere to be found. What we are looking for is a complete dining experience that involves all aspects of culinary service. We definitely found it at Luce with Chef Rogilio and Staff. Simply put it is elegance, passion, commitment and vision for locating and creating the best ingredients out there. Bravo Chef

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vipFoodie
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. James along with the rest of the serving staff were just wonderful. Probably one of the best dining experiences I have ever had…and that is saying alot

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Luce - InterContinental San Francisco is rated 4.8 stars by 1812 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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