Luce - InterContinental San Francisco

4.8
1800 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Contemporary American Fare - with artisanal international Flair

LUCE—meaning “light” in Italian—offers modern American cuisine in an elegant yet inviting setting. Chef Rogelio Garcia's dynamic menus reflect the bounty of San Francisco’s surrounding farms with regular updates according to freshness and seasonality, while our award-winning wine program offers a one-of-a-kind collection that encourages you to explore and enjoy new flavors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 1800 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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vipLHVL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Staff and chef were very friendly. Food was great, best duck!

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vipRobinL
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was an incredible meal. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious.

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vipHiromoch
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! One of the most memorable dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Luce is back and better than before. Chef Garcia thoughtfully composed an ode to the bounty of California. The courses are creative, decadent, and well paced. The dishes are clearly designed to bring highlights to the impeccably fresh produce. An unforgettable meal, this was truly a feast for the palate.

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FuTungC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Impeccable dining. A culinary delight from start to finish. We loved it so much the first visit for our anniversary, that we brought four friends for a reunion to share with them this exquisite dining experience. Chef Rogelio Garcia is a artist and completely deserving of his Michelin Star rating. Each plate was a such an aesthetic pleasure to admire and then turn over to the palette to delight in the subtle, sophisticated flavors and surprising textures. Not to be missed!

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vipRAH205
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Five plus stars given to Executive Chef Rogilio and staff for delivering a spot on culinary adventure at Luce which is inside the InterContinental Hotel in SF. Open arriving we noted that COVID policy was is in place and all employees were masked. Luce is an elegantly decorated space with tables comfortably placed. There is a welcoming ambiance immediately noted. Staff, especially the two James that were attending to us, were professional, personable and everyone was impeccably dressed. Excellent suggestions were made and all our questions answered. We started off with a glass of Champaign sent from Chef to accompany our Amuse-Bushe of Osetra Caviar with Buck-Wheat Buttermilk blini. Such delicate and elegant flavors were delivered with this course. It was clear that we were on our way to a culinary journey that would be full of explosive flavor profiles accompanied by the perfect dinnerware to compliment each offering. We selected the Chefs tasting menu. Were were not disappointed as each course served was visually pleasing, truly art work paired with the perfect serving wear Not only was each dish a flavor bomb but was clearly created with such precision. If I had to pick my favorite was the Norwegian King Crab so tender and well put together.Chef Rogilio came out and visited a few tables. We were fortunate that he stopped by ours. He is a humble man that immediately gave praise to his staff. He shared his farmers market adventure in selecting fresh ingredients for our offering this evening. In talking with Chef you could tell his passion for perfection and it certainly translated to the meal we were served. There is good food everywhere to be found. What we are looking for is a complete dining experience that involves all aspects of culinary service. We definitely found it at Luce with Chef Rogilio and Staff. Simply put it is elegance, passion, commitment and vision for locating and creating the best ingredients out there. Bravo Chef

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vipFoodie
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing experience. James along with the rest of the serving staff were just wonderful. Probably one of the best dining experiences I have ever had…and that is saying alot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Every single bite was outstanding. The progression was perfection. Make sure to get the wine pairing…it elevates the experience even more. Our server was truly there to make sure that we enjoyed ourselves. We felt completely taken care of throughout the entire experience. Just amazing.

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vipBryanG
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals we've ever had. The service was extraordinary and the food truly something special. Can't wait to come back in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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Wizz
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Did the tasting menu and each course and wine pairing was outstanding. Our server James was extremely knowledgeable and took great care us! The chef came out to check on us and that was a wonderful end to the evening! Awesome variety of flavors and the cuisine was superb. We will definitely be back! Thanks to everyone at Luce!

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jenw
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Covid precautions! We celebrated our sons birthday & the food was amazing! Service was excellent & everything was perfect!

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AmyK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish the tasting menu was delicious. The wine pairings were delightful and made the dining experience complete.

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MinaA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is a tad bit slow to come out but excellent and was a lovely evening overall.

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CaitMartin
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best meal of my life. From the service to the quality of good, this experience will last us a lifetime. Only great things to Come for chef Rogelio Garcia, and we cannot wait to return.

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vipJamesY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

cold without heating and slow service. Food quality was also poor.

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Erin
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared that we were celebrating our anniversary and the host promptly brought over two glasses of bubbly for us to start our celebration! Seating was socially distanced, which also resulted in a more intimate dining experience. The drinks and food was 5 star, and we will absolutely be going back.

Highly recommend!

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vipHKPHD
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I like this restaurant. We enjoyed the dinner so much again. The service and food are the first class. cfg

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sheilay
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food, will happily return.

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pammyj
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food and service with fantastic decor

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vipSteven
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Michelin starred Luce is known as one of the best restaurants in San Francisco where it is relatively easy to get a reservation. We were looking for a last minute celebratory dinner and Luce turned out to be perfect. If you don't choose the Tasting Menu (which my wife won't do) they have a wonderfully tight a la carte menu, with just 6 appetizers and 4 mains. Having few choices means that they take great care and pride in each course, and of the 6 courses we had, all were very good. Service was very friendly and not at all stuffy. It was also pretty quiet, which is unusual in a SF restaurant, so if you like conversation, this is an especially good choice. Lots of wines by the glass and even half-bottles for moderate drinkers. Nice dessert choices as well. Would like to come back to try their tasting menu. For what you get, prices are reasonable, though not cheap.

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Nava
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is beyond me why Luce was not full and why people we spoke with in SF did not know about this restaurant. What an excellent decision to visit and dine there. To clarify, we did not stay at the InterContinental hotel but chose to eat at Luce. Although they are in between chefs, the quality, taste, and presentation were worthy of Michelin stars. Service and ambiance were equally fantastic. A rare find!

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GregT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

Extremely poor value. $68.51 for a bowl of oatmeal, a side of wheat toast, a ham and cheese omelet, and two cups of coffee is hugely disappointing. Next time I will take my meeting elsewhere and save my money.

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vipHKPHD
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Food and service were outstanding. We enjoyed the dinner so much!

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vipOscar
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food - newly remodeled with result of lovely ambience. Wonderful service.

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ChristopherA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is simply the best in San Francisco

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vipSF2103
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was excellent. My server, Keith, was very nice and friendly. We had tasting menu and it was delicious. Thank you

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misscarlito
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, fantastic service, beautiful space, and easy to talk shop over our meal.

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ChrisY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The lunch menu is not very exciting. Although my meal of Organic Grain bowl was very tasty, it was surprisingly the most exciting looking thing on the lunch menu.

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vipHankS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The business lunch is a great deal and the room looks wonderful at daytime.

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vipDavidandrose
Dallas
165 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very quiet Sunday night. Really mixed meal as some of the food items were exquisitely well prepared but the service Dash while always friendly Dash didn’t match the Michelin star experience of matching A guest with the food.

We were surprised at first to discover that the tasting experience was not available on Sunday, but understood. My wife’s proclaimed her ravioli Appetizer to be the best she had ever eaten anywhere, and she is a chef instructor. Was a bit more work to convince the restaurant to make an entrée a scallop appetizer into an appetizer portion. My wife later mentioned that the menu explicitly states that no substitutions are allowed. Is it really a Michelin star experience if you can’t customize your meal to some extent?

We both ordered the strip steak entrée which was well prepared and beautifully presented. And the onion jam was particularly enjoyable.

I was disappointed however that with only five diners in the restaurant I had to ask multiple times if an entrée could be served as a smaller appetizer portion.

While this was an extremely slow Sunday night, it seemed that the staff was more attuned to following kitchen instructions then to providing a guest experience. Again, the staff was extremely cordial and friendly, but their training didn’t give them the leeway to work with a guest rather than follow direction. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to learn when offered a glass of wine. I view this completely as a training/directional issue from management that can be improved.

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vipsliderwally
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We did the chef's tasting table with wine pairing. Amazing. The portions were in the right size - i.e. small enough so you could enjoy each course from start to finish. Each course was served with nice explanations of how the dish was prepared.

Service was amazing.

It would be a tad nicer if it was a view restaurant, but the food more than made up for this. We had an enjoyable two and a half hour dinner and loved just talking and enjoying the amazing food.

Service was exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience here, nice staffs and service.

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EKjoo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I liked the food and service although it was pricey.

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TingY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food is pretty good. Unfortunate it does not have restaurant week menu, we were hoping to get that with this reservation. Service and excellent, environment is great! Suitable for dating, special occasion or business dining.

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NancyO
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time here, came for my friend’s birthday. Breakfast was really good. We chose to order off the menu instead of the buffet, although the buffet looked pretty amazing! We had Shakshouka and Smoked salmon Benedict. The hollandaise sauce was the best I ever tasted! Would come again.

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Japlai
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly an amazing service and of course delicious food and outstanding desserts ! We celebrate my birthday and received free champagne for all crew and an amazing kind stuff , the wine list is superb!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

There’s no restaurant week dinner though. Be careful

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PatrickK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I treat myself to fine dining once a year...you did not disappoint!

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Luce - InterContinental San Francisco is rated 4.8 stars by 1800 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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