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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.

888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Sunday - Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00am

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

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

*Tasting Menu offered Tuesday - Saturday until 9:00pm

Cross Street:
5th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 616-6566

Website:
http://www.lucewinerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
$15 for the first three hours of valet parking for all Luce guests based on availability.

Public Transit:
BART and Muni Stations close by (Powell Street)

Executive Chef:
Chef de Cuisine, Daniel Corey

Additional:
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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Details
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

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Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Special Occasion (14)
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Romantic (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Business Meals (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Casual (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Organic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Authentic (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Perfect evening with die for food! Foie gras was just divine! The best I've ever had. Poached Halibut with grilled Octopus left us breathless, We asked our waiter if we could lick the plates ;)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The deguststion menu us the best in SF. Every visit is a culinary experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great service. Amazing food and the waiter was wonderful.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The food and service was outstanding. We dine out a lot, this is one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. A little known gem.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great attention to detail, amazing service and the food is just incredible along with beautiful local wines...Thanks Luce :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Lovely venue in my hotel. Superb service.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on June 16, 2017

James was our main server. He did a great job!!! He was very attentive to my wife's gluten allergy. He knows the menu very well and made excellent recommendations. Thanks!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2017

The care and craft for food was there. Their Halibut was the best fish I've ever had (cooked) Their NY steak was more of a miss for me. Subdued flavor and not the best fit for me. Service was top notch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The atmosphere was excellent - quiet and cozy. The waiters were pretty attentive. Their introduction and recommendation for the food options on the menu was excellent. Really enjoyable experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent service in an upscale bistro style atmosphere. Perfectly poached eggs for eggs benedict.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 18, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2017

We had a great dinner here - our first time at Luce. Some really nice flavors artfully presented. The salmon was a beautiful plate with a nice mix of colors and flavors. We've recommended Luce to others several times already.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good food, but way too expensive for what it was, even by SF standards.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 8, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Food was well executed and tasty; service was exceptional, made you feel special. Appetizer list is creative, but would be lovely to see an addition of salad on that list.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on May 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Great service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food off the charts and the service is great waiters are very attentive seem to know what you need before you ask .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The three of us thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu. Each dish complemented the others for a complete experience. Nicely done, Chef!! The wait staff identified each offering and answered questions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 25, 2017

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.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on April 24, 2017

The chef at Luce is solid. The halibut was good but the octopus even better. Stellar wine list. Knowledgeable waiter. Portions are small but tasty. A bit on the pricey side but the customer is truly paying for the expertise of the chef.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Luce is an underappreciated gem. The food is innovative, but not over the top. The service was impeccable, and the ambiance, while not exactly intimate, does lend itself to quiet conversation. All in all, we felt we received value for our money.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Would have been 5 stars except we went for Easter brunch with 11:00 reservations and they were not ready to seat anyone until 11:20. Was this their first rodeo? Good was very tasty and mimosas and service were wonderful.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The food was terrific. Sending a glass of bubbles for my husband's 50th was a very nice touch. Service was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

The food was fine but the wait staff just made the whole experience tense. It might have been a few off key jokes or just lingering a little too long around the table but we weren't able to relax

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at Luce! The service was spectacular - James was knowledgable and entertaining. The appetizers were the star of the meal. We would definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was exceptional and the staff was as good. It surpassed our expectations!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

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?

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

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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