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Luce
MICHELIN Guide 2017
888 Howard St., San Francisco 94103
Contemporary
From $50 to $74

MICHELIN Guide

Know that the ambience is pleasant, the space is elegant, the service team is quick and polite, and the food is consistently excellent. Also, know that you probably won't have a hard time getting a reservation at this InterContinental Hotel restaurant-Luce is often inexplicably empty. Let its lack of popularity be your reminder to come here when looking for a little privacy-think date night. Soaring ceilings, dark and dramatic spherical lights, a transparent wall of wine bordering the kitchen, and shiny cushioned banquettes give the dining room a sumptuous, airy feel that promises the high level of luxury echoed in the cuisine. This may be one of the city's more venerable mainstays, but a contemporary sensibility is clear throughout the décor and menu. Luce serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch, but dinner is when the serious diner arrives for an entirely different experience. Highlights include a generous portion of perfectly white halibut poached in California olive oil and placed on a colorful bed of fresh shelling beans with artichoke and clams. Desserts may combine the wonderfully light flavors of sweet corn panna cotta with kernels of honey-caramel popped corn and huckleberry compote.

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One MICHELIN Star : High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.
Very good standard.

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Valet parking
  • Private dining rooms

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