MICHELIN Guide California


  • 888 Howard St., San Francisco, 94130, United States
  • 25 - 120 USD • Contemporary
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MICHELIN Guide California


  • 888 Howard St., San Francisco, 94130, United States
  • 25 - 120 USD • Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Know that the ambience is pleasant, the space is elegant, the service team is quick and polite and the food is consistently excellent. Also know that you probably won’t have a hard time getting a reservation at this InterContinental Hotel restaurant—Luce is often inexplicably empty. Let its lack of popularity be your reminder to come here when looking for a little privacy—think date night.

Soaring ceilings, dark and dramatic spherical lights, a transparent wall of wine bordering the kitchen and shiny cushioned banquettes give the dining room a sumptuous, airy feel that promises the high level of luxury echoed in the cuisine. This may be one of the city’s more venerable mainstays, but a contemporary sensibility is clear throughout the décor and menu.

Luce serves breakfast, lunch and brunch, but dinner is when the serious diner arrives for an altogether stellar experience. Highlights include a generous portion of perfectly white halibut poached in California olive oil and placed on a colorful bed of fresh shelling beans with artichokes and clams. Desserts may combine the wonderfully light flavors of sweet corn panna cotta with kernels of honey-caramel popped corn and huckleberry compote.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ô Very comfortable restaurant
  • Blue Prawn with roasted brown butter, espelette chili and Pistachio
  • Poached chicken with brussel sprouts, dates and pomegranate
  • Maple panna cotta with roasted squash, buttermilk sherbet and pecan crumble

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • K Valet parking
  • With bedrooms
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • { Private dining room
  • ˆ Brunch
  • 5 Small plates
  • S Breakfast
  • R Lift
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted


+1 415-616-6566

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