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8474 Melrose Ave. (West Hollywood)
Los Angeles, CA
(1) 323-655-6277 | www.lucques.com
HOURSMon.: 6:00pm-10:00pm; Tue.-Thurs.: 12:00pm-2:30pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm; Fri.-Sat.: 12:00pm-2:30pm, 6:00pm-10:30pm; Sun.: 5:00pm-10:00pm
BEST FORLunch; dinner
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)USD 12-21; USD 28-44
FAMOUS PLATESBraised beef short ribs; citrus and avocado salad; Sunday supper
DRINKS AND WINESophisticated wine list
# OF SEATS100-150
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
Elegantly unpretentious. Housed in an old brick carriage house which used to belong to silent film star Harold Lloyd, this gem of a restaurant keeps things laidback with earthy exposed brick walls, a warm stone fireplace, soft leather sofas, and a wide, inviting patio. Chef Suzanne Goin’s menu is short, simple, and carefully constructed–a perfect match with the pared-down yet sophisticated ambiance.
Well-heeled but laid back bunch–mix of foodies, professionals, and couples on romantic dates.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Just like the menu, something simple but well-tailored.
GO HERE WITH
A date; friends; family; clients or colleagues; a group for Sunday supper
WHY WE LIKE IT
Simple and elegant–the vibe, food, and service are all unpretentious yet perfectly done. Lovely spot for a conversation over dinner, be it with an important colleague or an old friend.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The tables are too close together, especially on the patio.
GOOD TO KNOW
Lucques is famous for its three-course Sunday Supper, definitely worth checking out. (It’s USD 45 per person, and the set menu is posted online in advance.) A bar menu is available Mon.-Thurs. 9:00pm-10:00pm and Fri.-Sat. 9:30pm-10:30pm. Lucques is the sister restaurant to wine bar AOC.
Fraiche (Los Angeles)
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