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About Luce - InterContinental San Francisco
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.
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
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$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
Special Events & Promotions:
-Kesseler Wine Dinner- Explore some of Germany’s most renowned rieslings and unique pinot noir when Luce welcomes August Kesseler of Kesseler Winery on February 13 for a tasting and dinner. Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00 pm » reception ::: 6:30 pm » dinner 4-Course Dinner paired with August Kesseler Wines - $115++ per person.
-Valentine's Day- Join us for a beautiful evening as we will be offering our a la carte menu and 9-corurse tasting menu.
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Overall the Christmas brunch was good --however I did not feel that it lived up to it's $95 per person price tag. We've paid similar prices for Cliff House and found the selection of food for Christmas brunch to be limited. We expected something more 'special' or seasonal. While the bottomless mimosas are nice, the food itself was good but not great. Omlette bar, beef tenderloin, a little bit of shrimp and salmon, some dim sum, dessert bar. For the cost, there should have been something more spectacular that showed off the Michelin ratings. Instead we felt that we just had an overpriced meal.
To be honest, my husband and I were pretty disappointed. For a 100$/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.
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.
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.
Came here with multi gen family— teens to grandparents. I was trying to find a festive place close to SFMOMA with great food & service. The food &service were excellent and everyone who worked there from waiter to coat checker were professional and friendly A+ for that. The food was yummy and creative although small portions if you were looking to eat hearty -we were not. The atmosphere is elegant albeit a bit on the cold and sterile side. It is in a hotel lobby. Nothing festive regarding the holidays to make it stand out out. However pretty nonetheless. Note Very cool black water glasses.
Perhaps I don’t quite understand the hype about Michelin starred restaurants. The food was ok but not great — a nice simple green salad, very good halibut, and a slow cooked New York strip that was underwhelming. The service was off — like what you’d expect in a hotel restaurant — and the restaurant’s location on the hotel’s main floor makes for a noisy experience from people at the nearby lobby bar watching sports on TV or the car and pedestrian traffic right on the street outside the restaurant. I love this hotel and will stay here again and again, but should have known better than to eat in a hotel restaurant — even one that has earned a Michelin star — in a fabulous food city like San Francisco.
Restaurant is quiet and pleasant. The menu is rather limited, maybe 6-7 main entrees. The presentation of the food is way better than the actual flavors, as a salmon appetizer, green salad and halibut dishes were lovely to look at but although very fresh, rather ordinary in their flavorings. I guess if you like food prepared VERY simply you might like this. I appreciate smaller portion sizes, but for $35+ the halibut portion could practically be eaten in 3 bites. I've had far better meals for half the price.
I love LUCE. I have now dined there 4 or 5 times and the food is always outstanding -- interesting and creative without being "fussy" with excellent ingredients and wine pairings. And the service is over-the-top: We were going on to the opera on a Saturday night and unfortunately couldn't spend the time that dinner deserved. Our waitperson alerted the kitchen and managed to get us our food in a timely fashion without us feeling rushed -- we even got to get dessert and coffee! And by the time we left it seemed everyone in the restaurant had been informed that we were going to the opera and they needed to facilitate our getting there on time. Which we did.
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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