I just love this place.
Hey, any restaurant I’ve deigned give a second look at must be pretty groovy, no?
It’s been around 14 years (forever in LA restaurant terms) and has never disappointed.
Not too pretentious. Well, maybe just a smidgen so you feel like you’re getting a little sumthin for your dough.
We pay good money to be subjected to that obligatory, awkward half minute while the waiter de-crumbs your table.
WE WANT THAT!
The best part of Lucques (besides those awesome cocktails) are their Sunday Suppers.
I don’t know why more restaurants don’t have theme nights, but Lucques is abiding by the number #1 cardinal restaurant rule – BE KNOWN FOR SOMETHING.
You want people to be saying the following about your restaurant:
“Oh, they have an amazing grilled cheese night!”
“They have the largest selection of Courvoirsier in all of LA!”
“The bathrooms are zero gravity and they have an off-the-menu burger made completely of the endangered mammal of your choice rolled in edible gold.”
Here are the facts:
FRIED CHICKEN: Perfect crispiness, the brine provided a very unique flavor and there was more meat on the leg and thigh than I had anticipated.
PULLED PORK SUNDAES: Very tasty and very fun. Traditional flavors going on.
SUCCOTASH: A nice veggie break during the meaty meat fest. Very simple, nothing terribly special.
BANANA CREAM PIE: Very rich and delicious. We could have easily shared one serving. Oh well, I’m a pig and I finished the whole thing.
BTW, we sat next to a fabulous mother and daughter duo who entertained us most of the night. Great meeting you guys, if my blog hasn’t completely turned you off!
Lucques isn’t going anywhere. It’s a solid, exciting restaurant still able to retain a familiar but fresh approach to cuisine and I think I’m a Sunday Supper fan for life.
Gee, don’t I sound all professional??
8474 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069