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“Very good fish and friendly service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Lucente

Ristorante Lucente
Ranked #74 of 730 Restaurants in Essen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The kitchen offers classics, but also international inspired self creations.Also you will find a large selection on exclusive Italian wines.The culinary proposal is modern, but not modish, traditional, but not conservative, always fresh and natural.Simple, noble and with warm elegance does the ambient satisfy.The friendly and young service team care at the business lunch, at the lunch break or in the evening with family and friends for a relaxing stay.
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good fish and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

We went by chance to this restaurant with 3 colleagues to have a quick lunch before leaving the city: The menu was in German but the waitress was very patient and kindly translated all the terms we did not understand and even described visually the type of fish named "Steinbutt" (confirmed later that it is turbot). We had only a main course and 3 of us had this turbot: Mine was perfectly grilled and served with a vegetables rissoto. My colleagues enjoyed as well their turbot ( one with herbs and the other one with a light mustard sauce) and ravioli filled with mushrooms.
Lunch was not cheap however the quality of the food was worth it and in addition the service was very kind and efficient.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food but be careful about the bill !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

Last week I had a business dinner for 2 in Lucente. This restaurant was recommended by the owner of another restaturant (my favorite in Essen, Tablo). This is a small well decorated nice looking restaurant. The food and the service was close to perfect but when we asked for the bill, we felt we were cheated.

We ordered a fixed menu for 2 person. In the menu kart it was written that Menu für Zwei Personen- 47€ . We also wanted to have a soup and the handsome and very polite waiter told us that he will put it also in the menu for 2. When we finished and asked for the bill, we were expecting a bill like 47€ + drinks. What we received was 47 + 47 + 16 + 16 + drinks. So they charged 47x2 plus the soups (16x2) as an addition. So double of what we were expecting. We had a small discussion and they claimed that 47€ was the price of a Menu for 2 person but per person !!!! What a stupid pricing! This was cheating...We asked for a discount at least but they didn't change anything, wanted to give us free drinks instead...

This attitude ruined all the nice food and ambiance...Never again..

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SFK_BJK
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