Bar, Restaurant
2800 E Madison St

Kelly O

Thierry Rautureau—aka the Chef in the Hat (what is under there, anyway?) of the defunct, superspendy Rover's and downtown's Loulay—runs Luc, a "French-American" bistro. The decor is fairly basic: dark red and yellow walls, dark wood booths and tables, a narrow bar area, some odd colorized-looking paintings of the Chef in the Hat as a child and his parents in their youth. The menu has lots of traditional favorites, but the food often errs on the overrich side, and the cooking can be hit-and-miss. Overall, Luc fails to knock the socks off.


2800 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112
Hours: Daily 4 pm-midnight

Restaurant Details
  • Features Family Friendly, Late-Night Dining
  • Cuisine Cafe, French, Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus
Bar Details
  • Features Full Menu, Happy Hour
  • Scene Neighborhood Joint
Read Reviews (4)

Great food, great price

More affordable than Rover - but still great food. The menu is fairly well-rounded with ALMOST something for everyone. We really enjoyed our meal and enjoyed the bill just as much!
Posted by adkirk25 on July 22, 2010 at 9:48 AM · Report this

Such a needed addition to the city

My first meal there: bib lettuce salad, pot au feu for two, a carafe of Luc's house red from just down the road, pomme souffles, grilled asparagus with champagne mousseline and peach melba for dessert. And the check was under $100. It was a feast fit for kings (or at least for very well-fed French farmers). I've been back three times since and have loved everything--including the burger!
Posted by eastlakeguy on July 13, 2010 at 11:41 AM · Report this

Tasty morel / potato soup!

I had my first dinner at Luc about a week ago. The morel / potato soup was soooooo good! I could have another serving for my entree and would have been perfectly content. The rest of the meal was good, but not nearly as memorable as the soup. I can't wait to go back and try more of the menu. Oh... and Theirry was charming as usual.
Posted by Jgirl on July 8, 2010 at 11:08 PM · Report this

great place to hang out, eat and drink

have eaten at Luc twice, so far.

Lucatini cocktail is great. Beautiful, tasty, and not too sweet. You could drink a lot of them all too easily.

Lucious chilled asparagus soup and chicken liver mousse with rhubarb gelee were very tasty appetizers.

Pork chop is succulent, as was the pork loin special (Sunday). The onglet steak-frites came with savory jus that tasted even better when you dipped the fries in that and the harissa aioli (the meat was cooked perfectly and very tasty as well).

desserts: peach melba hit the spot with a nice addition of toasted almonds, and the butterscotch creme brulee was rich and satisfying.

It will take a while to get through the rest of the menu, but I'm looking forward to it! (Wednesday's special is tongue!). yum.
Posted by slugbiker on May 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM · Report this
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