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888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3011
+1 415-616-6566
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
“pavlova” (4 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (11 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
888 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3011
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is my second time in Luce. We ordered the foie gras, tartare, duck, risotto and pavlova for dessert. My favorite is the foie gras - the serving of course is tiny . The tartare was crunchy in a good way. The pavlova was very...More

Thank BPenuliar2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff is so kind,and generous. Servings on time and wonderful distribution on the plate. All so good tasting and well served

Thank Arianna A
Max P, Manager at Luce, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Arianna, Thank you for dining with us here at Luce. We appreciate your review and hope to welcome you back.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were guests to Luce during a recent business trip to San Francisco. I enjoyed pacific amberjack in yuzu, which was understated but clean in taste. My main was seared gulf snapper, which although enjoyable, was not memorable. The meal was rather expensive, which I...More

Thank Moses H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a choice between degustation and a-la-carte menu.Good quality food, pretty good wine list with wines from the both old and new world. Tartare needed a bit more flavours and spices, for my palette, duck breast was very good, fish was excellent. Very nice...More

Thank unhappycustomer151
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Returned to San Francisco after visiting in 2014 and had to come back to the Intercontinental and Luce. Although we did not stay here this visit, we did have dinner at Luce. Once again, the staff were awesome and made us feel real special. Big...More

Thank John D
Max P, Manager at Luce, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hello John, Thank you for your review. We will share your feedback with Keith and the team. We are looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 May 2018

Without a doubt the best lunch we had in our 5 days in San Francisco. Service was friendly and attentive. Our burgers were cooked to perfection, and the fries were seasoned very well, truly a gourmet lunch experience in an upscale location.

Thank Jim B
Max P, Manager at Luce, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hello Jim, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We will be happy to share your kind words with the chef and the team. Kind regards Max

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Was a private function and it was very well serviced. The food was beautiful displayed and packed full of fresh flavours. The chicken sandwich was by no means just a sandwich it was lightly toasted with a modicum of sauce and layer of cheese that...More

Thank D P
Max P, Manager at Luce, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hello D P, Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience. We appreciate the feedback and will share it with the team. We hope you will join us again on another occasion. Regards

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We found Luce on a recco-and it didn’t disappoint! Excellent service, amazing menu. Fabulous flavors-we tried the sweetbread ravioli , beet salad, duck, chicken, halibut

Thank Margaret G
Max P, Manager at Luce, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Hello Margaret, Thank you for dining with us here at LUCE. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience. We hope you will join us again. Greetings from the LUCE team

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I went for lunch and sat at the bar. The bartender--Jose--was friendly and attentive. The lunch waa fantastic. Lots of flavors. Their bread is delicious. I would highly recommend this Michelin Star restaurant.

Thank K0414
Max P, Manager at Luce, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for dining with us. We will be happy to share your feedback with Jose. I hope we will see you again.

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We came here to celebrate hubby’s birthday with our three children. Service was amazing! As soon as we sat down, our wonderful waiter James came to give 3 glasses of champagne and two glasses of apple cider for our underage children for a chance to...More

Thank Rowena L
Max P, Manager at Luce, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hello Rowena, Thank you for dining with us here at LUCE and celebrating this special occasion in our restaurant. We appreciate the feedback and we will share your kind words with James your server. We hope to see you again. Regards Max

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
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Tim L
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Response from mb52015 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend for gentlemen what some call business professional (coat at minimum) and “Sunday best” for the ladies. Cocktail is not necessary but would not stand out either. No jeans, T-shirt or “Vegas” wear.
14 November 2017|
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Response from 687val | Reviewed this property |
yes we had breakfast included was lovely
Donna M
8 September 2016|
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Response from ALAIN D | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, except if they offer dedicaded rooms for groups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
While Luce offers breakfast, brunch, and lunch, it is the dinner experience that illustrates the true talent of the Michelin-starred culinary team. The approachable menu reflects the surrounding farms of San Francisco and changes according to freshness and seasonality. Pastas, breads and all desserts are made in-house allowing for a truly distinctive dining experience. In addition to the à la carte dinner menu, Luce offers a tasting menu showcasing the best of the season, allowing guests to explore the full range of cuisine at the restaurant. Luce has been awarded one Michelin star 9 years consecutively, and the Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence".
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