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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.
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Profoundly disappointing. This is easily the worst one-star Michelin dining experience I've ever had (and I've had many). If I would sum up the experience in one word: BLAND. The amuse bouche was a pickled cauliflower and it was bland. The bread service was weak - the sourdough was reheated and completely lacked the tang of a san francisco sourdough. The appetizer was the foie gras, which was OK but underwhelming. It was a hold and cold dish - a hot seared foie gras and a cold foie gras ganache. Neat concept, but didnt hold up. The seared foie gras was lukewarm and lacked the right kind of sauce to counterbalance, while the cold ganache was overpowered by a jelly so you could barely taste the liver. The main course was the worst of all - a sous vide steak. It was lukewarm, dry, completely devoid of flavor, and chewy. Shockingly bad, in fact. Dessert I had the semolina cake. Interesting concept - but incredibly bland and I only got it down with the assistance of the cherry sauce it came with. Stay away from this place, my foodie friends.
Post IMAX - wanted something upscale mainly based on a strong wine list and this was just right. While the list is a bit more on the higher priced end, there were a few great value choices. The meal was great - from the breads, to the fish/avocado app, to the steak. Great grappa bar as well. Servers were all attentive. Only comment - is that the tables are a bit close together - so not the ideal choice if you're there for private conversations.
With all the competition of 5 star restaurants in San Francisco, it is easy to pass up a restaurant in a hotel south of Market. That is the only reason we can imagine that Luce was not fully packed and with a line out the door. Every single dish was amazing, inventive and beautifully presented. Every staff person was on point, from the person who served the delicious breads to the charming waiter to the gentleman bringing the amuse bouche (3 times as we devoured the first two) to the servers who whisked away the dishes. Our amuse bouche friend even stepped out onto the sidewalk to welcome us back another time as we waited for our Uber to the theater.
Let me start with the food, which was superb, as usual. I started with a salad of peaches and chicories and moved on to garganelle pasta with short ribs. Dessert was butterscotch pot de crème. My colleague had a burger, which he really enjoyed. The service, though, was abysmal. I have eaten here several times and this was a real aberration. The place was really crowded and the staff simply couldn't handle the pace, but this restaurant has a Michelin star, so it needs to do better. We weren't waited on for several minutes and then my iced tea was poured into a water glass. My appetizer and enter were delivered at the same time, a huge mistake. Moreover, the salad didn't have peaches, a problem that was quickly rectified, but for a restaurant of this caliber, it's inexcusable.
It has been a while since I have been to Luce and it did not disappoint. Friendly service, great food as always. Glanced at their wine list and saw some beautiful wines. The gem salad was just right followed by risotto and the short ribs were just perfect. The sparkling wine went well with our meal, ending with a chocolate dessert. A fine celebratory lunch.
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