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Luce Restaurant & Bar

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First Ward
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214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078 (North Tryon & 5th)
+1 704-344-9222
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there this evening with my wife and daughter. We started with cocktails, Manhattan for me, lemon drop martinis for the ladies. I had carbonara, my wife had veal piccata, and my daughter had salmon. All was excellent. Only downside was the lobster bisque I had as a starter. It was good, not great. The table bread with white beans... More 

1 Thank Dave G
Charlotte, North Carolina
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunched while uptown during the week before Christmas. There were 3 in our party, 2 ordered the grouper w/ fregola, and 1 ordered the gnocchi. (the "1" was my daughter, so I got to also sample the gnocchi). All I can say is, "WOW", the grouper was out of this world delicious. Moist, delightfully tasty.... and it had a fregola... More 

Thank jim r
Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This place, the food, the owner, the staff, the atmosphere is what I likely consider the most upscale and opulent in center city Charlotte. That said, the food is NOT as pricey as expected. When my boyfriend has taken me, we've often had apps and then split an entree, then had dessert. The owner drives this place to stay so... More 

Thank Uptown G
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went here on a business dinner last night Great ambience and the home made pasta (linginue with clam sauce) was phenomenal. Plenty of garlic (large cloves) to boot. Service was friendly and prompt. Highly recommend.

Thank marjoryrobertson
Matthews, North Carolina
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The lighting, as the name of the restaurant suggests, sets the stage for a beautiful setting. This was our second time here, this time with family (older and younger) in tow. Excellent gluten-free options and a staff that will go out of their way to help you. I enjoyed the Buttera with gluten free pasta. Nice place to take family... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth C
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Went here two nights during a business trip from NYC. Starters included bruschetta, beet salad and ravioli. Mains included Lasagna which was great and filetto (steak) which was outstanding. Chicken parmigan and several pasta dishes were also top notch. Deserts included creme brulee, cheesecake and cannoli all superb. Top ambience and service thoroughly fine meal and very recommended.

1 Thank mwoodgate
Riverside, Iowa
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Best restaurant in Charlotte. Manuela was the waiter. I think he is the owner but not sure. I had buttera pasta and they spiced it up for me (I like spicy food), casa salad, and chocolate cake. Usually, I have Italian red wine but I could not pass up a pinot noir especially from Oregon. Service was outstanding. Everything was... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Recemtly visited the place for a business dinner on a Monday night. The food was great, service very prompt and attentive, decent wine list. What not to like. We shared a few plates of appetizers and for the main course i had the veal chop. It was nice. Definitely will try the osso buco if i am back there again.... More 

Thank pragueresident
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We love Luce's menu, cocktails and wine list and the service is outstanding!!! Ask for Cesar, he is very knowledgeable! The atmosphere is amazing too!

Thank Jessica A
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Luce is a hidden gem in Charlotte. The service is always friendly, and the food is consistently great. They also have a very good, reasonably priced wine list. We always order the same entrees, and we have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is quiet and romantic -- unlike many restaurants, you can actually hear your dining companions. Our local favorite!

Thank Kristab818

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-1078
    (North Tryon & 5th)
  • Public Transportation: You can use the LYNX Light Rail Blue Line and get off on the CTC/Arena station and walk towards 5th street. Walk west on 5th, one block, to the Hearst Tower located on the corner of 5th and College. Luce in located on the Tryon level of the Hearst Tower in the courtyard.
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-344-9222

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?