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2800 E. Madison St. (Martin Luther King Jr. Way) Send to Phone
206-328-6645 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A refined Paris-style bistro as only the French-born “Chef in the Hat” could create.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Business casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Luc, Seattle, WA

Luc Restaurant Review

: Chef Thierry Rautureau, known about town as “The Chef in the Hat” due to his ever-present fedora, brings his touch to this casual-chic French bistro, named to honor his father. The inviting dining room has an energetic vibe but still allows for conversation. The affordable, although not inexpensive, menu features a small selection of à la carte items, including a complex boeuf bourguignon and classic trout amandine in brown butter, accented with essence of lemon. Bistro favorites range from burgers, steaks and pork chops to Moroccan-spiced lamb sausage. Pizza and pasta selections (don't miss the linguine in a tarragon-fish sauce) change often. For a light supper, pair a salad with a rich smoked salmon tartine with capers and arugula. Luc’s souffléd potatoes are a signature dish. Should you choose the nightly special, which is large enough for a table to share, order the crispy whole roasted chicken, leg of lamb or duck. Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail, such as the Vesper, or select from the well-selected wine list. You can’t go wrong with Luc’s reasonably priced half-carafe of house wine. Reservations are recommended, but it's usually possible most evenings to find a table.


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