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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Breakfast: Regular Hours - Regular Menu
Lunch: 11:30 AM-3 PM (3 course menu only)
Dinner: 4 PM-9 PM (3 course menu only) - $98.00 per person | Kids (4-12) $49.00

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Luce - InterContinental San Francisco with a special three-course Prix Fixe menu from 5:00pm - 9:00p. Please note that all cancellations made within 24 hours of your reservation time are subject to a $50 per person fee.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Breakfast: Regular Hours - Normal Breakfast
Lunch: Regular Hours - Normal Lunch
Dinner: 6 PM - 11 PM (Tasting Menu Only)

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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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4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Special Occasion (16)
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Tasting Menu (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Romantic (11)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was generally good. The savory madeleines were delicious. However, food was not exceptional. The octopus that came with the halibut dish appeared to have sand in it. In addition I did not appreciate the call I received from the restaurant earlier in the day telling me that that the kitchen would be breaking down at the time we booked our reservation for and so we would have to order quickly. In my opinion if the restaurant makes a reservation time available, it suggests to me that it will welcome diners arriving at that hour and will not rush them their orders or their dinner. To the credit of our server, he did not rush us during dinner, but the call from earlier in the day left me feeling a bit like we were inconveniencing them for coming. For that reason I would not recommend the restaurant to others.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent special occasion lunch at this restaurant. I had short ribs and it was clearly one of the best I've had if not the best. The chef here is amazing! Would recommend this place and look forward to coming back again. My only issue is that I had called to remind the restaurant as well as mention to my waiter that it was my wife's birthday. As is the case for every other restaurant, we get a complimentary desert, however there were no candles? Every birthday needs a cake with candles, don't get me wrong me wrong we appreciate the kind gesture for the cake, but it would of been 100% perfection if they provided the candles.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I️ tried multiple times to call in to change the reservation - also left message with reception at intercontinental but couldn’t make the change.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was very good

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Luce. The food was fresh, very creative and very tasty. Our waiter was attentive and fun. A lovely evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A well crafted menu to cater for all needs, staff welcoming and accomodating. Thank you

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our server James was second to non. Attentive and knowledgeable. Beautifully prepared meal and one unforgettable dining experience. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great place for a business meal. Close to transportation, Moscone Center.
Features Piero Patri's humanist architecture, and a mindful energy efficient plant.
Dominique Crenna's touch is not too heavy on the breakfast, brunch and lunch menu, which makes it more accessible to our international visitors. Recommend the staff particularly for an attentive but not obtrusive presence.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great server. The food was wonderful too. They didn't charge us for the dessert since we were celebrating a birthday! I'd definitely go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My son and I wanted to dine at a Michelin star restaurant and this was fantastic. We had the 9 course tasting menu paired with wines. Each course was simply remarkable and sublime. The service couldn’t have been any better. Truly a memorable dining experience. Price was ok too compared with other tasting menus at other Michelin star restaurants.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Absolutely amazing food, topped with top notch service. Our server James provided every piece of information we need without us asking for it. We were very well looked after, with the right amount of banter. We were left alone to enjoy our evening but not feel like we were forgotten. One of the best service we have ever experienced. Cannot fault the food either, we ordered from a la cart and every was delicious. I particularly like the beet starter and the duck main course. We highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A Michelin star restaurant, needs more that great food!
The meal was excellent, creative, beautiful presentation, but the ambiance was a turned off. Impersonal, too big,. I knew it was a hotel and by the pictures knew it was not sexy, but really, if you have a special occasion, you want to feel special. To have a beautiful glass of a sparkling wine, you want to be looking at a wonderful space... at the end of the night, the staff was setting the tables for breakfast for the next morning of the hotel guests ....in the same space I was having this wonderful meal....
I would love to see this chef someplace else...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

restaurant (quiet) and bar (vibrant) are both great

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great service, excellent recommendations from the staff, wonderful food and a nice way to celebrate our anniversary with a special meal at a reasonable price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was a birthday dinner for me and everything was perfect. I loved the interesting flavors, the beautiful presentation and obvious skill, creativity and thought that went into every dish and detail.

It is a part of the Intercontinental hotel which is also very impressive and parking was nearby in the 5th and mission street garage.

The duck and foo grad appetizer was a perfect meal for me eating according to a ketogenic diet, though I did indulge a little at the end with some dessert with the 3 cheese plate. It was all so good.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

They went out of their way to make my daughters engagement special. They had the tasting menu and absolutely loved it. Thanks everyone!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We came here for our anniversary and where curious about their tasting menu and their Michelin star status. We completely enjoyed our meal. There were fun cleansing palette surprises that weren't on the menu which were delightful. Compared to tasting menus prices for other Michelin restaurants in SFO, it was a good value. Our only critique is it took quite a while for our server to come by once our meal was complete in order for us to ask for our check. Besides that, everything was 5-star experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. We thoroughly our menu selections, especially the sweetbread ravioli!
Fantastic service and personable staff!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Perfect restaurant! Everything you want polite, great food, knowledgeable on wine and flexible with your timeline. Food was brought out at the perfect time, did not feel rush even though we took a while on the appetizer! Great place!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We arrived 2 minutes before the restaurant opened and were asked to sit until they opened. A party arrived after us, but then were seated right away - before we were seated.

I had let the restaurant know in advance that we were coming for a special occasion, but this was in no way actually recognized by the restaurant. (Not even so much as a "Thank you for spending your Anniversary with us" or "Happy anniversary".)

We could not participate in the tasting menu due to another event in the evening limiting our dining time, but we asked about ordering a single course from that menu as a supplement to the entrees we ordered. The restaurant said no. I've dined at countless restaurants and this was the first time a restaurant refused to find a way to make it work. Other restaurants have always figured out a way to come up with an appropriate charge and serve the course.

Overall, the service was unimpressive and I won't return. There are many options in San Francisco, you can have much better experiences for the same price.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was amazing! I had a signature cocktail that was yummy 😋. Our server was really helpful and quite attentive!
Would definitely go back!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Very good food and service. Had an excellent dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Was a great and relatively affordable way to experience a Michelin Star restaurant! I would suggest this to anyone.

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 (Portugal)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Amazing dinning experience!!! We loved all dishes and the wine!!! Top!!! Well deserved Michelin rating.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The service at luce was outstanding. Our waiter waa polite, funny, and had in depth knowledge about the food. Furthermore he knew all the details of providing great service which is very rare these days - timing, never interrupting, putting napkin folded back when someone gets up, getting chair, serving and removing plates from the proper side and position, never reaching over someone, making personal exceptional recommendations when asked, and Keeping water glass filled even after the dessert is over. It was all about our dining experience. The rest of San Francisco has a lot to learn from luce.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I should have believed the reviews -- this restaurant is a solid 3 stars, but somehow has recieved a michelin star for the past 7 years in a row. God only knows why. The layout and food service (my boyfriend and I got the 9 course tasting menu) felt what what I'd get/eat on a business trip. Nothing special or personalized, nothing overly stuffy or comforting, nothing memorable about this except for the fact that we both left feeling underwhelmed and questioning why/how we just both dropped $170 each on a bland meal. The food: not inventive. The ambiance: sterile and trying to feel modern but felt outdated. The waiter: frusterated/angry that we didn't get the $65 wine pairing. I won't be back and would recommend you try a different Michelin star restaurant when in SF.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Phenomenal service. James was beyond amazing, we were thoroughly blown away. Thank you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food is outstanding. We became "foodies light' after our daughter worked as a cook and sous chef in Los Angeles, so we have had our share of excellent meals at a number of restaurants with michelin stars and this meal in US and Europe and this meal was right at the top of our experiences. The sorrel granita with blackberry sorbet was one of the best dishes I have ever had, but others were excellent as well. We had the tasting menu and my husband had the accompanying wine selection. He can be a bit picky about his wines and he loved every one. I had a sip of several and was particularly impressed with how well paired they were with the food. They were all California wines, a wonderful range and we were unfamiliar with all but one.

Great experience that I would recommend to anyone for a special occasion. It was a bit strange that the restaurant was quite empty for a Saturday night. Perhaps they have extra seats for their brunch that they don't sell for the more complex dinners - or perhaps it is just a overlooked treasure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went to Luce for Michilin 1 star, and it turned out to be a delightful Sat brunch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed tasting menu med 7-8 dishes and everything tasted very well. But there was a lot of noise most from the bar. Service was very impersonal end cold.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Met up with some industry colleagues for drinks and a few appetizers. Great wait staff, knowledgeable about choices, as one of our party had food allergies. Great time, great drinks, great food.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Even though the prices of the meals were expensive and the servings are small, the food was delicious. Service was top notch and it was a perfect location for our business meal, with the location right next to Moscone West. Would go back for sure.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

My wife and I came to dinner at Luce for our first anniversary. The restaurant is elegant, well design, comfortable and welcoming as is the staff. We ordered the tasting menu with matched wines and that was really delicious. We really appreciated our dinner there, everything was perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

One of the best in the city. Innovative preparations with locally sourced ingredients, great wine list and professional and friendly wait staff.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This restaurant showcases upscale dining in a modern setting. The service is prompt and knowledgeable, friendly and courteous.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We were greated by the hostess and escorted to our table. Service throughout the meal was very attentive.
The food was seasonnal , corn soup, burrata, risotto, but kind of flat.
The risotto was not seasonned at all and the dishes were somewhat "boaring". Otherwise simply presented, but elegant.
Dessert (pannacotta) could have used less gelatin , little more strawberries and more originality in the presentation.
Our servers were very friendly and made us feel welcome.
Was expecting a little more from a 1star michelin.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Absolutely incredible! The food was beautiful and the service excellent. Definitely a restaurant worth visiting. The steak was cooked to perfection.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Quite a classy restaurant with professional and assiduous staff - started off with the elderflower cocktail; the amuse bouche was zesty with cucumber; was not too impressed with the bread; chose seasonal dishes from the summer menu - the appetizer was grilled blue prawns in bisque-like foam and sauce with pistachio nuts that whetted one's appetite; then duck breast with stir fry vegetables and onions - the duck was tender and juicy despite the long hours of preparation put into it and matched well with the sides; tried a moscato from local vineyards as a dessert wine to pair with the pavlova with berries and raspberry sorbet - a fruity choice and totally spoke "summer". All that for $126 (gratuity not included) - really very reasonable and was like half of what other Michelin star eateries may charge. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Came here for extra points for a weekend brunch. The service was impeccable and food delicious. We ordered the grilled salmon and short rib hash. They brought some nice warm and butter came too. There aren't many restaurants in SF that do this anymore. Beer selection is good, even some local craft beer is available, and their cocktails are delectable. Very much recommended, especially for a celebration or special occasion. It was a little pricey for a simple brunch but you can always be assured of good quality. It wasn't busy either - bonus! Thank you Luce.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Simply one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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