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luc's cafe

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$$ - $$$
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3 Big Shop Ln, Ridgefield, CT
+1 203-894-8522
11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really best in warm weather, when the doors are open between the bar and the patio, actu cozy and open simul. BUT, in winter move inside for duck, where even the old walls are warm. French cooking, ex wines. Very congenial, and evid. KRichards top spot.

Thank Lisa F
New York City, New York
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83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went back twice in one week to Luc's for lunch - and I had two delicious meals. The menu is typical French bistro. I selected different dishes from the menu - and everything was wonderful. Their escargot were better than those I have had in Paris and try the steak frites. You won't be disappointed;

Thank C L
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Luc's since it opened in 2001. Every time we go something on the menu surprises us. Lunch or dinner, Harve makes the place interesting and the food is "off the charts." I travel all over the world, and Lic's is the one place i can always count for a superb meal. We just went for... More 

Thank mdktraveler
Westport, Connecticut
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a busy French café that looks, feels and tastes like a French café (picked out of a small suburban town in France and dropped in Ridgefield). The low ceilings give it a warm and cozy vibe that isn't straining to become a Michelin restaurant, but a happy and confident representation of French cuisine. I typically find myself at... More 

Thank NateWD
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is the first time EVER I have been asked to leave a table (and it was only in the bar section) and go to the bar immediately after I paid my dinner bill of well over $100 because you had another customer that you wanted to seat ...absolutely unacceptable ...so disappointed know that that is your policy...so crass and... More 

Thank Dot P
Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The place is located in the back of a shopping mall in the basement of another restaurant, so duck if you are really tall. Inside, it felt as if you are back in France with friendlier wait service. The food was fantastic! The wine list is extensive, and better if purchased by the bottle.

Thank eamorgan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I love coming to this restaurant. I have been a handful of times on different occasions such as my birthday, my anniversary, etc. It is very romantic and lovely. I have never eaten anything here that was not delicious! The staff is very help and accommodating. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank SooMi_RatKa22
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9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to have dinner at Luc's last night for our wedding anniversary and had our 9 y/o daughter with us. Because we were only a party of 3 we could not make reservations in advance. When we walked in the host (possibly owner?) seemed a little put off we were not local clientele, and could only... More 

Thank CTSaintsfan
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I am a regular at Luc's and love this place. Never disappointed. Wine specials are special. The frisee salad... the chevre salad... the mussels... the chicken... the staff is full of long-termers and it's always a good time.

Thank Bill M
Finchampstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I loved this bistro in Ridgefield for the atmosphere, food and general feel of the place. The guy at front of house can be a bit "moody" but otherwise staff generally are fine. It is a very busy place and best to book. Very French menu and some expensive wines to match. Small bar at front and if the weather... More 

Thank victhegeordie6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Big Shop Ln, Ridgefield, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-894-8522

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?