Going out to eat allows you to enjoy fine dining without having to procure exotic ingredients or build a sommelier out of an old computer. Lap up luxury with this Groupon.
- $11 for $20 worth of bar bites
- Click to see the bar menu. Lucé Nuovo is closed Mondays, and is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday–Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday–Saturday, and 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays; does not serve breakfast or lunch.
Food and wine, Italian and French, fine dining and casual bar snacks—Lucé Nuovo is a place of complementary dualities. Dishes such as fresh-tomato bisque and creamy shrimp risotto are united by their locally farmed ingredients ingredients, and their ephemerality: because executive chef Mason Conway relies on the freshest produce, his menu changes with the seasons. (His staff do make mozzarella and pasta in-house all year long.) In the bar, surrounded by beer taps and wine bottles, diners peruse more streamlined snacks such as mortadella-stuffed stromboli and roasted portobello sliders topped with caramelized onion and arugula.
If you really want to drink in an oenophilic atmosphere, there's the option of booking a private dinner in the wine cellar. The bottles filling the ceiling-high wine-storage system have all been selected with an eye toward complementing the food, never overwhelming it, and menus offer many seasonal pairing suggestions. Elsewhere in the sprawling villa-style buiilding, a stone fireplace dominates the main room amid earthenware floor tiles, exposed ceiling beams, and rustic wooden half-walls. Outdoor seating fills up during the warmer months, although Lucé Nuovo draws crowds indoors on Thursday evenings for live jazz performances.
“The bartender, China, gives awesome service and the food is always good.”
“Nice atmosphere, great food and service in bar area.”
“meatball sliders are really good!”
3499 Market St.
Powell, Ohio 43065