Luce InterContinental San Francisco Luce
InterContinental San Francisco
888 Howard St. (Fifth St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Cuisine: New American
Consistently creative fare in an equally impressive SoMa setting.
Openings: Dinner Thurs.-Sat.


Luce, San Francisco, CA

Luce Restaurant Review:

Located at lobby level in the InterContinental San Francisco, Luce inherits the cathedral-height ceilings affordable only to an ultra-premium hotel. (The restaurant’s logo and name are also inherited, in this case from a joint venture between the Frescobaldi wine family and California winemakers, the Mondavis.) An eight-course tasting menu is available for dinner. Clean, fresh flavors persist across an eclectic set. Dishes have included Wagyu beef tartare with tonnato sauce and truffle; and olive oil-poached Pacific halibut, shelling beans and duck consommé. Dessert does not disappoint. Wine pairings are thoughtful, and selections tend to span the globe far more than one might expect given the restaurant’s dual-family winemaking origins.