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Luce

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888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3011 (5th Street)
+1 415-616-6566
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17:30 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Walnut Creek, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous. I've increasingly become sensitive to the high cost of dining in The City, but between the service, the high quality of the food, this is one tasting menu that I feel is worth the cost. The service was impeccable and the food sublime and imaginative without being trendy. Our waiter got us a special menu autographed by the Chef... More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There for a birthday celebration. Accommodated my food allergies without any issues. Food was excellent and wine was wonderful. Unfortunately ran out of the fantastic Merry Edwards SB but the Clos du Val Chardonnay was very nice. Everything you would expect from a top tier San Francisco restaurant.

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Thank James B
San Francisco, California
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1,586 reviews
794 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,217 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here when staying at the adjoining hotel, purely out of convenience. When I started writing this review I was surprised to see it had a Michelin star, I certainly did not expect that! Service was great, very attentive and friendly. However food was average. Nothing special and tasted quite bland. Not an word I would expect to use... More 

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Central Coast California
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131 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We began our day with a leisurely breakfast with delicious coffee, a nice window seat and a quality breakfast buffet. The service was very good and our main server-Enrique was especially pleasant and made sure our coffee cups did not go empty-extremely important to us!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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315 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Was meeting up with a group of friends. The food was good, but I'm not sure it's Michelin star good. Would recommend that any one go there, but it was not amazing. Nice wine list. Ended up bringing our own wine and the restaurant was very accommodating (with corkage fee).

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Had one day in San Francisco and decided to try out this Michelin Star restaurant and what a dissappointment. I have ate in quite a few Michelin star restaurants all over but this one is really dissappointing. As in my usual review, I will present the good, the bad and the ugly The Good:- no reservation needed..can just walk in... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This venue has a Michelin star which says a lot. It's pricey but I wasn't amazed with my meal. Portions are moderately sized. Will have to try again in hopes that it's better the 2nd time.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Good food. Very well prepared. Portions are a tad small for the price. Flavor was good. The bread offerings were interesting and very good. Decent wine selection. Wait staff was attentive, but not overly so. We had to pour own wine from table bottle. We had a business dinner, and stayed a few mins past dinner, but all offerings of... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed Luce Tasting Menu for 3 people Good conversation and food It's eight small courses but quite filling when combined.. If not hungry, I suggest ordering a la carte.. Best Courses: Salmon with Persimmon, Local Black Cod with Potato Purée, Duck Breast Poached & Roasted, Chocolate Hazelnut & Orange Dessert and Coffee In addition 3 bread varieties with... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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204 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had a very nice meal here with excellent tasting food and quality service. However, it was overpriced for what we got in terms or overall food. They also have exceptional bread and are willing to bring more around. Given all the places to eat in San Fran, while we found the dinner enjoyable, it is not quite up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
06:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3011
    (5th Street)
  • Public Transportation: BART and Muni Stations close by (Powell Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighbourhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-616-6566
Description
Awarded a Michelin star three years consecutively, Luce features an urban setting that is modern and sophisticated, yet stunningly warm and inviting. The main dining room features floor-to-ceiling-windows adorned with sheer metallic gold curtains. Hand-blown Italian bubble-like lamps provide a flattering glow to the dark tropical wood accents and elegantly appointed tables. The globally inspired New American menu reflects the bounties from the surrounding farms of San Francisco and changes according to freshness and seasonality. Each dish is artistically created and highlights an inventive flair for marrying diverse flavors with natural organic ingredients into a gastronomic delight. An award-winning wine program, designed by Wine Steward John Wight offers a superb collection that inspires daring pairings at prices that encourage exploration.

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SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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