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About Luce - InterContinental San Francisco
Awarded a Michelin star eight years consecutively (2010-2017), 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.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
$15 for the first three hours of valet parking for all Luce guests based on availability.
BART and Muni Stations close by (Powell Street)
Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Corey
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.
Luce - InterContinental San Francisco Ratings and Reviews
Let me start with the food, which was superb, as usual. I started with a salad of peaches and chicories and moved on to garganelle pasta with short ribs. Dessert was butterscotch pot de crème. My colleague had a burger, which he really enjoyed. The service, though, was abysmal. I have eaten here several times and this was a real aberration. The place was really crowded and the staff simply couldn't handle the pace, but this restaurant has a Michelin star, so it needs to do better. We weren't waited on for several minutes and then my iced tea was poured into a water glass. My appetizer and enter were delivered at the same time, a huge mistake. Moreover, the salad didn't have peaches, a problem that was quickly rectified, but for a restaurant of this caliber, it's inexcusable.
It has been a while since I have been to Luce and it did not disappoint. Friendly service, great food as always. Glanced at their wine list and saw some beautiful wines. The gem salad was just right followed by risotto and the short ribs were just perfect. The sparkling wine went well with our meal, ending with a chocolate dessert. A fine celebratory lunch.
We recommend this restaurant! The service was good, the overall food were good as well. Foid gras was amazing! And the shrimp! The steak was kinda over cooked tho, and the milk chocolate custard was too strong taste. And it was a little bit noisy that night. But overall, we will go again!
I had a simple lunch at Luce... I knew that the salad was going to be pricey but $24 for what was ultimately a pretty small, simple (and admittedly tasty) salad with some cold grilled chicken was crazy, especially with no bread service. It's a very nice space but construction noise from the hotel lobby was intense and left me just wanting to get out of there as fast as possible. On the upside, service was attentive and pleasant.
The menu is not extensive but there do not appear to be bad choices on it. The sweetbreads ravioli appetizer and duck, steak, and snapper appetizers all were unusually prepared, beautifully presented, and with few false notes despite great ambition. The chocolate dessert was the best of the three that we tried, although the others were delicious, as well.
Service was fine, with the waiter and assistants engaged and attentive. The dining room is a beautiful, uncrowded space and that rarest of San Francisco finds, i. e., a place where you easily can converse in normal tones as you eat.
On the other hand, portions are smallish or downright small. Think spa food when it comes to the quantity. At the same time, the smallish portions command prices that are among the highest in town. For a dinner with appetizer, entree, and dessert, figure on about $75 a head before beverages, tax, and the generous tip you will want to leave for the excellent service staff.
After all is said and done, I am giving Luce five stars here because the food is creative and delicious, the service is excellent, and the room is quiet enough for one to enjoy a lovely evening with your companions. Just know what to expect.
I booked this restaurant from OpenTable (they play a major hand in this review) due to their recommendation for Mothers Day Brunch. Booked it no issues. Get to Luce and they have a dismal breakfast buffet at a third of the cost. No clue why they would turnover a brunch buffet in the middle of brunch but this was simple a failure in my opinion. put a damper on an otherwise great Mothers Day.
It was a Monday night at 7:30 and we were a party of 4. We were seated right away but it took a while for our waiter to stop by. Not incredibly long, but enough that we started wondering if we'd been forgotten. We were then treated to what seemed like an actor's audition selling us on the restaurant’s merits. That was fine, I suppose, but we were hungry and needed drinks. Two ordered wine from the very nice, extensive list. I ordered a martini and the other person had a coke. The drinks arrived 10-15 minutes later, which did not meet my expectations. Next, the waiter (still auditioning) told us about the menu. I didn't necessarily follow what he was saying, partially due to his dramatic delivery. He made a point to mention the portion sizes weren't small, but they definitely weren't the standard American “large” portions. Totally fine. We got it. But just FYI: They ARE small. Again, that’s okay, but don't go on about how they're not so small, when they really are. After we placed our orders, the waiter vanished and the clock began to tick. After 10 to 15 minutes our drinks were empty but nobody stopped by to see if we needed another round. Eventually I flagged an attendant and asked about the waiter, but then just said I wanted a beer. This appeared to cause an alarm or confusion (I suspect it wasn't her job), but she relayed the message to one or two others and ultimately I got the beer. No one asked if my friends wanted another, of course. The food arrived after another 10 minutes (an hour after we arrived). It was exquisite, so no complaints there. However, we were running late at this point because two of us had to catch a plane. Given the large spans of time between interacting with the waiter, we feared additional delays might make us late, so we asked for the check. Presto! Waiter reappears and is very apologetic. Overall, my friends seemed to have a good time. Personally, while the food was astounding, I was not satisfied with the level of service.
Our dinner here was an awesome experience. We chose the tasting menu and were delighted with the taste and presentation of each course. The staff here were so friendly and helpful - we lacked for nothing. The sommelier was excellent and gave us some wonderful tips for our trip to Napa. They also handled a difficult food allergy very professionally.
The service is superb but not perfect, which prevents me from giving it a 5. The wait staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. The food is nearly perfect. I started with a salad of little gem lettuce, dates, pumpkin seeds and cheese. My entree consisted of pasta with beef short ribs in a wine reduction. Dessert was chocolate pot de crème. All were spectacular.
My first experience at Luce - fantastic. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. Super interesting, creative and delicious with interesting mix of local wines. Worth mentioning is our excellent waitstaff. Present without hoovering, responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. This was a business dinner and I have already booked a return dinner with friends.
I had the food & wine pairing. Unbelievable. I knew Luce was a highly rated Michelin Award winner, but they still exceeded my expectations! The staff was super friendly & knowledgeable and the service was exemplary. What a great chef in Daniel Corey. The guy's a genius.
It's a nice place . The waiter/waitress there is very nice and friendly. Also, the food there is great! very creative and tasty. Fresh ingredients. I would recommend this place for a date night or for some special event. Not super serious place. Don't have to dress up.
We went to celebrate our anniversary prior to going to Hamilton. One appetizer was outstanding, the other was not at all. The entrees were good, but not what I'd expect at a Michelin rated restaurant. The service was on par with a Michelin one star though.
Hamilton was amazing.
This is one of the finest restaurants in San Francisco. The food is outstanding: creative, beautifully presented and incredibly yummy. The hotel ambiance is not the most charming but on the plus side it's quiet enough to have a conversation, which is rare these days. The service is exceptional. Although it makes for a pricey evening out, every time I've dined here I've decided it's well worth it.
Everything was satisfactory except we reserved the last seating (at 2:30) for Easter brunch which I regret because no sooner we started to eat we felt pressured to finish our food. The omelet station closed down soon enough that I missed out (this brunch cost the two of us $185). The food, including the cakes, very high quality however.
I used to love this place. The Easter Brunch was fantastic and the dining room is beautiful. I suppose I'd return for a buffet-style brunch, but never again for table service.
The last two times I've come here for table service brunch, I've ordered a bowl of meusli. And both times the bowl was presented to me without a spoon. My table setting didn't have a spoon either and in both cases the waiter dropped the food and ran off so quickly that I couldn't timely call him over to ask for a spoon. I sat there for close to five minutes unable to eat my food. My companions let their food get cold out of politeness to me.
Once, I can see, maybe wait staff is having an off day. But twice? Not the fine dining service one can expect in restaurants of the same price point.
It's too bad because I love the interior ambiance of the space and the food is good. But a spoon isn't too much to ask, is it?
Was a guest in the hotel and made a lunch reservation via Open Table indicating it was a celebratory birthday lunch. Nothing was mentioned and service was lacking. It took quite a while for a server to approach us in a near empty restaurant and only after inquiring about one. Drinks were never refilled. Food was cold, obviously sitting for some time.
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