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Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave. (La Cienega Blvd.) Send to Phone
Chef Suzanne Goin's original restaurant offers interesting rustic Mediterranean cuisine in an idyllic setting.


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Lunch Tues.-Sat. noon-2:30 p.m., Dinner Mon.-Tues. 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Wed.-Thurs. 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Sunday Supper 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
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Lucques, West Hollywood, CA

Lucques Restaurant Review

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Editor’s Note: You will have until May 6, 2020, to enjoy Lucques. Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne have announced the restaurant will be closing its doors on that day. We suggest indulging in the classics: bluefish wrapped in pancetta, suckling pig, chorizo-stuffed lamb leg and churros y chocolat.

About the restaurant: 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.

Food & Drinks: 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 cauliflower soup or citrus salad with montealva cheese, arugula, black olives and almonds. Among the dinner entrées, you may find braised beef short ribs with sautéed greens, roasted cippolinis and horseradish cream, while the bar menu may offer steak frites with béarnaise. Conclude your meal with a fine finale like a chocolate cremeaux tart with espresso hazelnut and cardamom ice cream. House-made liqueurs and bitters are featured in classic cocktails. Goin's business partner Caroline Styne is a wine aficionado, who consistently impresses with intriguing vino options. Their Los Angeles restaurant portfolio also includes a.o.c., The Larder and Tavern.





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