8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9006934.082375 -118.375417
Tue - Sat 12pm - 2:30pm;
Mon - Thu 6pm - 10pm;
Fri - Sat 6pm - 10:30pm;
Sun 5pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
Suzanne Goin's elegant, seminal LA restaurant dispenses the kind of impeccably sourced, seasonal, deceptively simple food once called "California Cuisine" and now understood as the way all the best chefs cook from coast to coast.
Good food, busy restaurant, but not too noisy – I recently moved to LA and a friend recommended this place on a shortlist of top places to eat in the West Hollywood area. I've gone back twice already. The place is pricey, and each time we spent about $100/head on moderate drinking, but the food is great and ambiance really good. The room is always busy, but you can have a conversation which is key. The garden in the back is lovely. The food is rich rich rich, and if you want a salad and a fish you've got precisely one choice of each. So go there on weekends when all (my) diet rules are null and void.
Very Good, AOC is better. – My husband and I went to Lucques, as we're avid fans of AOC. The food was good, quality excellent, very good service. However, if you like to have different tastes, AOC is better for that. We prefer AOC as the portions are smaller and you can have many different plates/tastes in one evening. Lucques was good, but after the appetizer and full entree we were very full. No complaints, just a personal choice of liking more to taste, hence the AOC preference. Very nice ambiance.
not worth it – We went for their Sunday Supper. Service was mediocre at best. You had the feeling they were doing you a favor. Food ingredients were of high quality. My pork chop was raw, not pink but raw. It was taken with a shrug and later returned without apology burned and still raw. Bill was delivered while we were still having dessert. We will not return, will rather go to Suzanne Goin's other restaurant A.O.C.
Underwhelmed – Friendly staff (Including Valet, Server, and Host). But reservation was lost.
Main courses delivered over 40 minutes after appetizers were cleared, and when they showed up, neither was hot.
Sweet Potato Beignets were excellent, but accompanied by a caramel sauce that came "out-of-the-refrigerator" cold.
Very unfortunate, as I could tell the ingredient quality was exceptional, but the execution really underwhelmed.
Might try again for Aunday Supper, but at $200+ for two, I absolutely didn't leave feeling like I'd received what I'd paid for.
I'd have to give it another chance Was Disappointed – The table and the service wasn't what we expected after hearing so much about Lucques. The place is really beautiful but the menu was very limited. I only liked the almonds and olives that we staretd with. We're open to going back and giving it a try on a different night other than Sat. Maybe Sunday dinner will be better. this first visit wasn't what it could have been
Cozy and Romantic – I loved the olives, and the almonds with the coarse salt. I could have had them for my entree...but thank goodness I saved room for the delectable dinner I had. The restaurant has a cozy feel, and it feels like you are in a Cabin in Colorado. Food was delicious, I definitely recommend going to this restaurant.
Really good food! – I and my girlfriend went here for my B-day and it was a really nice experience. very cozy atmosphere-- not stuffy at all and the food was great. A great rabbit dish and the wine choices were really good as well. The service was cordial and attentive. A must try if you've never been.
Excellent. – I went for a Sunday Supper and it was superb. The info above is incorrect though, it now costs $40 per person, but that is still a great bargain for the quality of food.
consistently good – The food is always delicious, the atmosphere lovely and comfortable, and it's a nice place to relax and catch up with friends. We love sitting at the bar or out on the patio, but on a cold night the fireplace and booths inside are great too. I always have the fish entrees and they are consistently delicious--not sure why the editorial review says to skip them but to each their own. Suzanne Goin has always had an amazing way with fish and delicious Mediterranean-style cooking, using olives, preserved lemons, tomatoes, and spices in a unique but accessible way. My only complaint is that their grilled cheese sandwiches (bar food) are not nearly as good as Campanile Grilled Cheese night, but other than that Lucques is fantastic.
Wonderful place, even for a big party – This is a great place, we had about 16 people and the dinner service did not miss a beat. It is often hard to find a good restaurant that will not disappoint when it comes to larger groups. The food was absolutely delicious and the wine selection was superb as well.
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