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Lucques

Mediterranean Restaurant and French Restaurant
8474 Melrose Ave (at Clinton St), Los Angeles, CA 90069, United States
Hours:
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–9:30 PM
  • Tue
    • Noon–2:30 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:30 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • Noon–2:30 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • Noon–2:30 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 5:00 PM–9:30 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.8/10

Based on 140 votes

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    Alex's Lemonade
    "Chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques be a Chef"(4 Tips)
    LA Weekly
    "comforting fireplace that greets"(4 Tips)
    AMW
    "Try the short ribs or suckling pig."(8 Tips)
    Andrew G.
    "Sunday suppers are wonderful prix fixe meals!"(4 Tips)
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  • suzanne goin
  • short ribs
  • outdoor seating
  • fireplaces
  • carriage house
  • seafood
  • romantic
  • prix fixe menu
  • wine
  • cozy
  • fancy
  • steak
  • trendy
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  • good for groups
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  • TripExpert
    Inventive Mediterranean-French, curated creatively. "Dishes like grilled chicken with risotto carbonara and wild mushrooms; and endive with Dungeness crab..." -Travel + Leisure on TripExpert Read more
    TripExpert · May 16, 2015
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  • LA Weekly
    Local albacore tuna served over braised leeks and potatoes with Dijon mustard and salsa verde seems like a warm, Californian riff on Niçoise salad, minus the anchovies and olives. Read more
    LA Weekly · November 6, 2015
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  • ThePurplePassport.com
    Lucques is famous for its three-course Sunday Supper (It’s $45 per person- the set menu is posted online in advance.) A bar menu is available Mon.-Thurs. 9:00pm-10:00pm and Fri.-Sat. 9:30pm-10:30pm. Read more
    ThePurplePassport.com · September 9, 2011
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Suzanne Goin’s resinous herbs and precise splashes of acidity make vegetables dance and bring out the deep, fleshy resonances in braised pork cheeks and her notorious short ribs. Read more
    Los Angeles Times · June 6, 2013
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  • Joel C.
    I order the steak dinner and the short rib here and I must tell you it was delicious! The servers are beyond nice and the atmosphere is very home like. Great place for dates and social gatherings.
    Joel Colin · March 28, 2015
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  • Los Angeles Times
    If you have cooked from Goin's "Sunday Suppers at Lucques", you know that behind her simplicity lies not just the expected California farmers market fixation but also patience and extraordinary rigor. Read more
    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
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  • LA Weekly
    From the comforting fireplace that greets you upon arrival, to the back patio with its vine-covered walls, everything about the place oozes calm and refinement. Read more
    LA Weekly · November 6, 2015
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  • Epicurious
    The luscious Mediterranean food is crafted with unusual ingredients to bring out the best in each dish. Try the braised veal cheeks with faro and chestnuts for a fireside delight.
    Epicurious · August 23, 2010
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  • Bravo
    A relaxed setting with great food. Must sit in the enclosed patio, where the breeze fills the walls. The Alaskan cod or lamb are great picks. -Julie Kwon, Launch My Line
    Bravo · January 27, 2010
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  • LA Weekly
    Boudin blanc is served here over an almost Alsatian setup of cabbage, butter and dried fruit, with nods to France, Germany and Louisiana all on one plate. Read more
    LA Weekly · November 6, 2015
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  • Robert V.
    Order any one of speciality drinks at the bar, take a seat by the fireplace, and get ready for a culinary joyride along the Mediterranean. Let Suzanne do the driving and order the tasting menu.
    Robert Vallejos · January 2, 2010
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  • Sarah P.
    It's elegant and the food is comforting and delicious. If you go on Sunday night, they have a Sunday supper/set menu that's really fun to do. (from a friend)
    Sarah Phares · July 16, 2015
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  • LA Weekly
    Here is a restaurant for special occasions and romance, for quiet conversation and a fine bottle of wine — it’s a dying breed, but none the less thrilling for being so. Read more
    LA Weekly · November 6, 2015
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  • TJ T.
    Pricey. But service was great. Lobster pasta was good but may go with the steak for 2 next time ( you'll know what I mean if you go). (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
    TJ Taylor · March 25, 2012
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  • LA Weekly
    Lucques, named for a vivid green variety of French olive, is located in Harold Lloyd's old carriage house. Sunday family dinners are legendary. Prix fixe dinners. Read more
    LA Weekly · October 5, 2011
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  • LA Weekly
    Goin teases out the flavor from a tomato with the precision of a sushi master, making textural contrasts dance and playing with bursts of acidity and the resinous flavors of fresh herbs. Read more
    LA Weekly · August 4, 2014
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  • Reserve
    Set in a refined carriage house, intimate brick-walled Lucques features comfy, pillow-lined wood banquettes and an ivy-covered patio. Read more
    Reserve · March 17
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  • Landis S.
    The kabocha squash salad, though odd on menu, is one of the best things I've eaten in ages. This place is constant and divine. DIVINE.
    Landis Smithers · November 2, 2010
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  • Rockie T.
    Frank Bruni's "Best Thing I Ever Ate" is the braised short ribs with horseradish cream. Also, Sunday Suppers is the "best bargain."
    Rockie T · August 22, 2013
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  • J F.
    Nothing I ordered was standout (porkchop & split ricotta dumplings) both nice but not amazing. Think I ordered wrong, spare ribs were stars
    J Fox · 2 weeks ago
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  • AMW
    Big wine list. Try the short ribs or suckling pig. Indoor and covered patio seating. $5.50 valet parking.
    AMW · August 19, 2014
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  • Bravo
    I love Lucques! I think it's the best restaurant in the country. Go on Sundays and have the great Sunday Supper! -Ryan Scott, Top Chef
    Bravo · January 27, 2010
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  • Rachelle C.
    Wonderful food. Great service. Lovely wine pairing. Great ambience.
    Rachelle C · February 19
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  • Epicurious
    Dine on the bucolic patio or in the cozy converted carriage house—it even has the rare L.A. fireplace. Read more
    Epicurious · February 26, 2015
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  • Amelie B.
    Best scallops I have had in a long time (and I eat out a lot). Really nice bar staff.
    Amelie B · July 12, 2014
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  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Limited but well selected dishes. Very nice interior to spend time over glasses of wine.
    Johnnie Skywalking · May 10, 2015
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  • Alex's Lemonade
    We are honored to have Chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques be a Chef at our L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Event on 11/6. Join us: http://bit.ly/LALovesAlexsLem
    Alex's Lemonade · October 5, 2011
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  • Richard R.
    Great food and great service and the seating in the patio was the perfect place for meeting others.
    Richard R · July 25, 2013
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  • Bravo
    The colorful neighborhood is part of the charm - and it's the best Jewish food in the city. -Amanda Baungarten, Top Chef
    Bravo · November 19, 2010
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  • E P.
    Warm salad with duck confit is the best dish I've had in the past few years.
    E P · January 26, 2014
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  • Mucho C.
    Haven't eaten here and probably won't looking at the menu. Good place to grab a drink while walking to/from ink. Enjoy.
    Mucho Comida™ · March 12, 2013
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  • Bill L.
    Just amazing- its that simple- Get there early before they get crowded for dinner- Read more
    Bill Lublin · September 12, 2011
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  • ZAGAT
    The much-lauded Sunday Suppers ($45 per head) are still the best bargain here.
    ZAGAT · April 26, 2010
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  • Mary
    Try the Braised Beef Short Ribs - Tender and melt in your mouth short ribs
    Mary · July 27, 2013
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  • Vanity Fair
    The Mediterranean spot served Sir Ian McKellen shrimp salad and the hake.
    Vanity Fair · November 30, 2012
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  • Marc Jacobs Intl
    A chic LA classic and a fave of Robert Duffy's. Order the short ribs!
    Marc Jacobs Intl · February 22, 2010
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  • TheYumYumFoodie
    Hanger Steak with ricotta is to die for Read more
    TheYumYumFoodie · July 11, 2014
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  • @JaumePrimero
    Suzanne Goin's latest masterpiece, legendary mediterranean cuisine, be sure to sit on the patio!
    @JaumePrimero · November 5, 2011
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  • Sohayl Z.
    Sunday's taster menu is affordable and gives you a full 3 course meal.
    Sohayl Zoughi · November 20, 2009
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  • HBO
    Entourage happened here. Could this be where Eric and Sloan first fell in love? Could you blame them with this ambience?
    HBO · September 3, 2011
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  • Albie H.
    Most incredible Short Ribs I have Ever Had!
    Albie Hamilton · August 19, 2014
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  • Andrew G.
    Great food. Sunday suppers are wonderful prix fixe meals!
    Andrew Galdi · March 2, 2015
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  • RTWgirl A.
    Delicious dinner during restaurant week. May have even spotted Meryl Streep
    RTWgirl Arnette · June 28, 2015
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  • Jonathan H.
    Try the Lang & Reed Cabernet Franc - Hard to find, worth ordering
    Jonathan Hutter · August 16, 2012
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  • Bob G.
    Awesome food. As Hollywood as West Hollywood gets.
    Bob George · October 17, 2014
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  • GAYOT P.
    Dine inside at a booth by the fireplace, or out on the lovely patio. Read more
    GAYOT Publications · October 9, 2013
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  • Vic Z.
    Still solid great food. Superb cocktails.
    Vic Zaud · October 18, 2015
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  • The Daily Meal
    Suzanne Goin's Sunday Supper is not to be missed - a superb value for the price. Read more
    The Daily Meal · February 22, 2011
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  • Natalise ..
    Cornbread pudding dessert is pretty amazing
    Natalise . · October 16, 2010
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  • Food Network
    A trip to LA is not complete without a delicious dinner at Lucques. – Chef Anne Thornton, Dessert First
    Food Network · March 30, 2011
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  • Paula C.
    Love the decor. Like the food but service is not up to par.
    Paula Campos · September 23, 2012
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  • LA Weekly
    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
    LA Weekly · December 30, 2010
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  • TV Food Maps
    Check out Lucques as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
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  • L' 🌴🌞
    Cozy place with light food
    L' 🌴🌞 · December 27, 2015
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  • Georgia M.
    Rib Fest 2013
    Georgia McKay · August 19, 2013
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  • Go Find Alice
    Try their panna cotta!
    Go Find Alice · January 21, 2014
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  • Travis S.
    Sunday Supper is amazing
    Travis Sowders · December 30, 2013
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  • Nina M.
    Lamb tartare!
    Nina Mo · December 13, 2011
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  • Mario I.
    Wireless: tomato11
    Mario Iozzi · September 11, 2013
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