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Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave. (La Cienega Blvd.) Send to Phone
323-655-6277 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Chef Suzanne Goin's original restaurant offers interesting rustic Mediterranean cuisine in an idyllic setting.  For details on the dinner served by Lucques chef Suzanne Goin at the 2011 SAG awards, read GAYOT.com's blog.
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4.5 rating over 8 reviews
Dining room at Lucques, West Hollywood, CA

Lucques Restaurant Review

: Named after a coveted variety of French olive, Lucques offers inspired rustic Mediterranean cuisine with strong California influences. And it's served in an idyllic setting: the former carriage house --- transformed by designer Barbara Barry --- of silent film star Harold Lloyd. Dine inside in one of the booths near the fireplace, or outside, on a lovely patio where the walls are covered with climbing vines. Chef Suzanne Goin, who clearly picked up some valuable knowledge working at places like Campanile and Chez Panisse, consistently offers interesting, comforting dishes made with fresh ingredients. Some representative starters from Goin's regularly-changing menu include chickpea soup or market lettuces with green goddess dressing, avocado and grapefruit. Among the dinner entrées, you may find steelhead salmon with couscous, squash, nasturtiums and green harissa yogurt or braised beef short ribs with sautéed greens, roasted cippolinis and horseradish cream, while the bar menu may offer Niman Ranch steak frites with béarnaise. Conclude your meal with a fine finale like warm chocolate cake. Goin's business partner Caroline Styne is a wine aficionado, who consistently impresses with intriguing vino options.

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