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Luce - InterContinental San Francisco

1545 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Awarded a Michelin star eight 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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00am

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 11:00am-2:30pm (Special Brunch Menu)

Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

*Tasting Menu offered Tuesday - Saturday until 9:00pm
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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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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)
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Special events & promotions

Please join us for the Culinary Clash!
The popular student cooking competition and scholarship fundraiser returns to Luce, Sundays, March 11, 18, and 25, 2018.

Sundays, March 11, 18, and 25, 2018
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
3-Course Dinner » $40 per guest, $65 with with pairing

CHEF » Hannah Gomez :: Sous Chef » Molly Doster

CHEF » Ryan Thibert :: Sous Chef » Tila Toghavi

CHEF » Robert O'Donnell :: Sous Chef » Michael Zozobrado
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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For intimate gatherings between friends and family or a luncheon meeting with clients, our private dining room at Luce is the perfect place for any occasion.

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Sun 1:30PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:15AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:15AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Sat 1:30PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM

What 1545 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The duck was excellent, the sea bass unexceptional. Service was first-rate. One drawback: the restaurant is next to a very large bar area, and the hotel where the restaurant is naturally attracts large conventions. So, though the restaurant itself is pretty quiet, the ambient noise level isn’t all that peaceful.

2.0Dined 7 days ago

We stayed at intercontinental hotel for two nights, and were excited to dine in at a Michelin star restaurant. However, the experience was terrible. The food was nowhere near Michelin star quality, and the service was poor. For example, we asked the waitresses to bring out more yogurt parfaits, but she said they ran out and refused to make more. We will never dine at his place again.

4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

It was a milestone birthday which was noted in the open table reservation and the hostess was reminded. When dessert can’t the service totally forgot. The hostess did however acknowledge it. The server was polite but so corporate and cold.

3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was good, as was the service. We stayed at the Intercontinental hotel and had access to the club lounge throughout our stay. Most of our breakfasts were in the club lounge, but we decided to dine at Luce one morning for a change of scenery. We were disappointed to discover that about half of the brunch buffet items were the same as what was served in the club lounge. The club lounge’s breakfast was great, but significantly less expensive (when calculating the daily fee for the club) than the overpriced brunch buffet at Luce. We ended up ordering off the menu instead of eating the buffet because we felt that the added items on the buffet (beyond what was in the club lounge) did not justify the expensive cost of the buffet. The made-to-order items were good, but still not worth the cost. I doubt we’ll dine at Luce again. That said, the service was good.

4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great brunch
Service was very good
Eggs Benedict and omelette was tasty and cooked perfect

5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Surprisingly creative and wonderful tasting menu (and a good value). The dinner was made especially memorable by the stellar service by James Dyer. Ask for him!

5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Definitely a great surprise and wonderful
For our big group
Food was
Excellent and fresh, wonderful and kind service. Very happy with overall experience

5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Luce is a great San Francisco venue, especially if you are staying at the Intercontinental Hotel. It's great regardless of the effort it may take to get to the restaurant. The service, quality ingredients, and attention to the overall experience are the highlights of Luce. Everyone involved makes sure that this is a great choice for your dining experience.

4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

One of my favourites in San Francisco. Great tasting menu and wine selection, the service is spectacular and friendly.

5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We really enjoyed having our little get together at Luce!!

5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

It was the best food we had so far in San Francisco and Bay Area down up to San José.
The food was absolutely perfect, delicious, great presentation, perfect wine recommendation and just perfect service.
If you appreciate a very good cook, then we would really recommend Luce. I am still surprised and delighted to have found it. Actually I just went by the reviews from open table.

5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Back for our third visit at Luce, the service as always was fantastic.
The food was very good and elegant.

5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food/ service was great. Italian wines were great. Only downside was that we got 2 apps, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts and we were still pretty hungry afterwards. So if you want to be full I suggest getting their tasting menu but it is pricey.

5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was fantastic. We did the 9- course tasting menu, added the $15 cheese option, and ordered the sweetbread ravioli entree. All the dishes were great but one of my favorites were the pear soda and the Pacific blue prawn from the tasting menu. I found the price more reasonable than some other Michelin star restaurants I've been and believe it to be one of my favorites.

1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

If you're vegetarian, keep moving. There's one veg entree and no veg tasting menu at all!

4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Great ambiance, fantastic food and wine. Above average service. Other restaurants with tasting menus provide a the menu along with a small treat to take home. Would definitely go back.

5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary at Luce and were delighted with the complimentary Bouvet crémant upon our seating. Their menu offered an excellent selection of California cuisine. We started with the king salmon confit, beef tartar, and the foie gras - ALL SO DELICIOUS! My husband enjoyed the New York strip steak and I had the snapper with mussels and calamari. Both entrees were well proportioned and wonderfully presented. We ended with 2 desserts, the Pavlova and the Cardamom Panna Cotta. They were so yummy in my tummy and the perfect ending to our celebration. Service (by Jerry, I think) was impeccable. We will definitely return to this special restaurant. It's no surprise why Luce has been awarded the Michelin star for the past 9 consecutive years.

3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The dishes are very small portion. Three course menu for $65 is not Worth it. Especially the main dish it’s so small that you can eat it in one bite.

5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Risotto was one of a kind. Shrimp was also impressive. Overall excellent food.

5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Came here for our anniversary, foods were good and service were excellent! Will definitely come back

3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The Sunday lunch was a brunch with relatively few choices.

5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We were on our babymoon and the staff went over and beyond to make our evening special. They even had sparkling apple juice waiting for me when I arrived. The food was amazing and the portion sizes were perfect.

5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We also stayed at the hotel. Generally speaking all the staff was very responsive and friendly.
Here I include valet staff, check in and out staff, and Glenn who brought our things to the room.

Regarding Luce: Everything was fantastic and food was excellent. James, our waiter, was great,
very friendly and quite entertaining without being intrusive. We ordered the 9 course meal with
wine pairings. Our wine server was very knowledgeable and fully explained each pairing. It was
a hugely enjoyable experience. Lastly, we also had brunch the next morning and enjoyed it as

4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food, service and ambiance were very good. The table setting had much privacy so that you barely heard people talking next to you. The servers were very friendly with smile. The food ingredients they used were good quality, healthy. The restaurant's high ceiling and large space make you feel very comfortable. It's very good for friends' gathering and special occasions.

5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I follow Luce on Instagram (timmyinsf)!
I'm a big fan and will be coming back for more delicious and creative dishes!!

4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Came here for dinner during restaurant week 2018. The set meal (3 courses) was $65. The salmon appetizer and the amuse bouche was really good, but things started going downhill after that. The main course I got was the sea bass and it was not as tender as i expected it to be. Dessert was alright. I've had better. The environment, ambiance, and service was good. I would come back if it was a date night or if I'm not too hungry. The portions were quite small but since I don't eat much, it was just enough to fill me up/make me content. Not sure if it was worth the $65.

5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Lunch price was reasonable. Not only their food lives up to their one Michelin Star, I was especially impressed with their service!

Every staff was courteous and professional. Most important of all, they seems really enjoy their job and sincere to the customers! Looking forward to my next trip!

5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

I scheduled a business lunch here and could not have more thrilled with then entire experience. The food was amazing, but the service was even better. They knew it was a business meeting and were very attentive then entire time. We had one party who was late and they were very patient and checked in to see if we needed anything while we waited. Once we ordered the food came very quickly. The staff continued to be attentive, but were also very respectful of our conversation. I would recommend this to a friend or co-worker and will be back!

4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

While this spot isn't necessarily trending in the SF foodie scene. It should not be overlooked. The plates were exceptionally well prepared, so very delicious. The staff offered some of the very best service I have experienced in SF. If you are working your way through the Bay Area's Michelin stars, you will be happily surprised at Luce.

1.0Dined on January 18, 2018

I was allowed to make an appointment for 2:15, but they let us know that their kitchen closes at 2:20p. I enjoyed my coffee, but they really shouldn’t have allowed me to reserve a spot for late lunch. Odd.

4.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was as expected, good. James was a very good server, just friendly enough, very professional and did everything to accomodate our special allergy requests. He made the evening special and very enjoyable.

5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Been here a few times, Great place. Wonderful service and servers.

5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

The food is great : high quality ingredients, outstanding taste!
Our server was exceptional! His passion about great cuisine was influential and his introduction of the food was poetic.

3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Was looking forward to Michelin star dining but found it a good not memorable meal which was disappointing. Situated on main floor in the Intercontinental, the room is spacious and tables/booths large and reasonably spaced.
Nice amuse bouche, main course was good but ordinary and even dessert did not overwhelm. Nice touch of macaroon at end.
It's a restaurant to be recommended as good solid place to eat - just a Michelin star - definitely not that night!

5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great father & son dining experience at this Michelin Star restaurant. The food was amazing, our favorites were the sweetbread ravioli in truffle emulsion for an appetizer, duck breast cooked sous vide for an entree, and pavlova for dessert.

1.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very disappointed by the brunch on Christmas Day. 95 $ bubbling formula with not even real Champagne and a very limited choice at the buffet. Much too expensive for what we had.

4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall the Christmas brunch was good --however I did not feel that it lived up to it's $95 per person price tag. We've paid similar prices for Cliff House and found the selection of food for Christmas brunch to be limited. We expected something more 'special' or seasonal. While the bottomless mimosas are nice, the food itself was good but not great. Omlette bar, beef tenderloin, a little bit of shrimp and salmon, some dim sum, dessert bar. For the cost, there should have been something more spectacular that showed off the Michelin ratings. Instead we felt that we just had an overpriced meal.

3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

To be honest, my husband and I were pretty disappointed. For a 100$/person Christmas brunch, I expected more than beef tenderloin, shrimp and an omelette station. The unlimited bubbly was great though, don’t get me wrong, I just wasn’t as blown away as I have been in the past while just simply visiting the lounge on the 6th floor. At the minimum, from a menu perspective, I expected at least smoked salmon, perhaps some Christmas cocktails like eggnog and/or baileys on the house, a pianist playing Christmas music etc. We arrived at 10:55 am, 5 min early yet waited until 11:20am (for our 11am reservation) to be seated, no drinks or updates were offered. Being that we were the first seating, we expected the dining room to be ready at least 15min prior to the expected seating time so shouldn’t have had to wait or at least have been offered a glass of champagne while we waited. The salmon was very, very fishy and some were even undercooked. We didn’t mention that fact but a server pointed it out and brought it to the back to the chef on their own accord. We really wanted to like it, especially after visiting friends while they stayed in the hotel and experienced the service and value they received for their money but I can’t honestly say we were blown away for the 240$ we spent on Christmas Day for just 2 people.

1.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We went there for Christmas brunch. It was advertised as having an omelette station and dim sum station. It had neither. There were 3 omelette options on the menu, but you could not create your own (as advertised). Way over priced. The eggs were the consistency of quinoa and the french toast was dry. We were there for less than 20 minutes. Horrible experience.

2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We had reserved a table for dinner on Christmas Eve and we’re aware that the restaurant was serving a ‘special’ 3 course menu for $115 + taxes and tips. Although this seemed expensive, we were aware that Luce had a Michelin Star so we’re looking forward to an excellent meal.

Unfortunately the restaurant did not at all meet our expectations. We were effectively seated in the lobby, outside the main restaurant. The service was very average and the food very ordinary and not at all up to Michelin Star standards. I cannot understand how Luce has a Michelin Star when the food they serve is very average and certainly no better than we experienced in other restaurants in San Francisco. I have eaten in many restaurants in London and other cities that have been awarded a Michelin Star and they were all far superior.

Overall an extremely disappointing experience and a $300 bill for two with the least expensive bottle of wine.

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.