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An Award-Winning San Francisco Restaurant
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Contemporary Mediterranean Cuisine with European Influences

Fine dining restaurant Luce at InterContinental SF Hotel in downtown San Francisco has a luxurious new six-course tasting menu designed by Chef de Cuisine Dennis Efthymiou. Chef Dennis curates a modern Mediterranean and European-influenced tasting menu with a focus on sourcing ingredients from small-production Californian purveyors.

Luce (meaning “light” in Italian, which naturally pours through the tall windows into the beautiful dining room of Luce) is a contemporary Mediterranean cuisine mecca with an indelible reputation for serving exquisite dishes. Luce presents an idiosyncratic wine program carrying the prestige of the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine. Certified Italian Sommelier, Marco Buffa is Wine Director and Dinner Service Manager for Luce.

Open for private dining events 

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Experience the Decadence

Introducing a special Caviar course of Smoked Sturgeon Pate, Confit Egg Yolk, Pistachio, Chives, Royal White Sturgeon Caviar, and Sunflower. Enjoy Luce’s premium caviar as an addition to the dinner tasting menu.

  • The wine pours with the tasting menu were superb

    The food was delicious. The server was great and explained every nuance to each dish. The wine pours with the tasting menu were superb in quality, pairing, and volume. The wine pairing is a great value. All 4 people at the dinner loved the food.
    — TomS, Open Table
  • Service was amazing

    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.
    — Sliderwally, OpenTable
  • One of the best restaurants in San Francisco

    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.
    — Steven, Open Table
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Artisanal Cocktails, Anyone?

Bar 888 offers seasonal and classic cocktails, craft beer, wine, premium spirits, and delicious menu items from the Luce kitchen. Bar 888 is open seven days a week.

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Private Dining

Elevated Events

From business luncheons to family celebrations, our private dining room is the perfect place for any occasion.

Book your 'Behind the Gold Curtain' private event today!

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