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8474 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood , CA , United States http://www.lucques.com
(323) 655-6277

Open since 1998, this West Hollywood restaurant is a Los Angeles classic, for chef Suzanne Goin’s superfresh, market-driven Cal-Med cooking (lots of roasted fish and vegetables, herb- and citrus-inflected salads and her signature braised beef short ribs with sautéed greens) and the mood of laid-back luxury. It’s tough to score a table, much less one of the few, highly coveted ones on the patio beneath the olive trees. The family-style Sunday night suppers are especially wonderful—even though Goin owns several restaurants, she’s often in Lucques’s kitchen overseeing the set $45 three-course menus.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

Chef Scot Woods, who impressed Toronto’s food community during his short stint at Habitat, has resurfaced at this instantly popular new bistro near the St. Lawrence Market—an emerging restaurant area that’s also home to <strong>Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar</strong> and Colborne Lane. Here, he reworks classics—like making fried chicken by cooking the breast sous-vide and sizzling the skin to a crisp.

We loved: Roast Ontario red deer with celery root and peppered fruits.

Last updated 2013-09-19 19:12:51 UTC
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