Lucques

Row 1

Details
8474 Melrose Ave (at Clinton St)
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(323) 655-6277
Mediterranean, French
$ $ $
Hours
Mon: 6:00 PM–9:30 PM Tue: Noon–2:30 PM Wed–Thu: Noon–2:30 PM Fri–Sat: Noon–2:30 PM Sun: 5:00 PM–9:30 PM

Chef Suzanne Goin was nominated for the Outstanding Chef of the Year James Beard Award every year from 2008 to 2011 for her first endeavor, which opened in 1998 and remains as good as ever. The restaurant shines with a warm dining room, an enchanting patio, and a menu of bright, full-flavored food (chickpea soup with ditalini pasta, bloomsdale spinach, and ricotta salata; Cape Cod clams with pancetta, turnip greens, vermouth, white beans, and aioli toast), based on raw materials from sources "guided by principles of sustainability." 

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Foursquare Tips

  • 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.
  • Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • A trip to LA is not complete without a delicious dinner at Lucques. Chef Anne Thornton, Dessert First
  • Suzanne Goins 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.
  • The much-lauded Sunday Suppers ($45 per head) are still the best bargain here.
  • 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
  • Inventive Mediterranean-French, curated creatively. "Dishes like grilled chicken with risotto carbonara and wild mushrooms; and endive with Dungeness crab..." -Travel + Leisure on TripExpert
  • Try their panna cotta!
  • Entourage happened here. Could this be where Eric and Sloan first fell in love? Could you blame them with this ambience?
  • Rib Fest 2013
  • Suzanne Goin's Sunday Supper is not to be missed - a superb value for the price.
  • 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.
  • Big wine list. Try the short ribs or suckling pig. Indoor and covered patio seating. $5.50 valet parking.
  • Hanger Steak with ricotta is to die for
  • Try the Braised Beef Short Ribs - Tender and melt in your mouth short ribs
  • A chic LA classic and a fave of Robert Duffy's. Order the short ribs!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Beef Carpaccio
  • Oh the almonds and olives they give in the beginning are delicious