Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis
Top NotchEach dish was uniquely excellent.
We tried several and shared and they were all excellent!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food.... Slooooow service7p reservation, 9p we finally got our food. If the food wasn't amazing I would have been more upset.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it as usual. Great EVERYTHINGLoved it as usual. Great EVERYTHING.......the place to go for good food and excellent service.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Lurcat never fails toCafe Lurcat never fails to satisfy and meet expectations! The food is excellent - salmon is yummy, miso seabass is exquisite, burgers are great quality, salads are very good, and the sugar snap peas and french fries are both out of this world. The wine list is excellent, as are the mixed drinks. In the summer, the patio is the place to eat. In the winter, the dining room is beautiful and has a New York vibe. We've been for New Year's Eve . . . and they even do that kind of festive occasion well!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spotQuality all around. Would go again. Service and food were amazing. Interesting space and pretty view of the park.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timerThe best chicken I've ever had. Cooked to perfection & the au jus/marinate was delectable. Fell in love with the raw oysters They even gave my 6-yr old a custom made dish. He wanted to order shrimp but it wasn't on the menu. The waitress asked me how many would he like and how he like to eat them - Wahla!! She brought out an order of cooked shrimp just the way he liked them (garlic butter sauce). They were excellent. Whenever I'm in Minnesota, I will definitely revisit Cafe & Bar Lurcat. A+++6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPricing on the high side,Pricing on the high side, but it is expertly prepared food served with attention to detail.
Beware: large groups can change the ambience of the room in an instant because of all the hard surfaces that bounce the sound of hearty laughter and animated conversation beyond the confines of the table(s) enjoying themselves loudly.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Fake ServicePork Tenderloin was great as was the lamb and egg noodles. The food really was tremendous and you pay for what you get ;)
The service wasn't bad but it seemed like the waitress was trying to turn tables and it was a slow night for them. She asked the right questions all too often and would barely finish a sentence and be two tables down.
We will go back but thought the service could use a little more passion.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMReal TreatIf you are looking for a special place to go whether it be an Anniversary, birthday or a graduation party, this tops the list. The food is excellent, great service and fun atmosphere5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent mealEnjoyed a delicious dinner here with colleagues while visiting Minneapolis on a business trip. We were recommended to Cafe Lurcat by a local and we were so glad we decided to try it out. The waiter was great with explaining the menu, helping us choose a wine and in making suggestions when asked. Every dish we ordered was really flavorful and prepared to perfection from the appetizers and salads to steaks and an order of profiteroles for dessert. The service was fantastic without being obtrusive and we walked out saying it was the best meal any of us had enjoyed in a while. Highly recommend!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService here is the best inService here is the best in the area. The staff is exceptional.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding FoodOur second experience at Lurcat was just as memorable as our first. Amazing food. Three of us each had appetizers, meals, desert, side dishes to share and a couple of cocktails and we paid less than $200. An amazing value for the quality of the food.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Mothers' Day BrunchCafe Lurcat only serves brunch twice a year--at Easter and Mothers' Day--and it's a special treat. The wonderful assortment of dishes are served family style, so you are not shuttling back and forth to a buffet to fill your plate. There is a craft table set up for the kids, just in case they get squirrelly. All around, a great place to take mom and the family for Mothers' Day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day BrunchWe visited Cafe Lurcat for the first time for Mothers Day Brunch. We had 7 in our group and had a great time. Service was friendly but a little scattered, but it was really busy in there at that time. Our food was served family style at the table, and everyone enjoyed it. The restaurant was beautiful, and they had a kids' area set up with coloring and balloons - great idea! They also have valet parking, which was great for family who met us there that weren't familiar with the area. Our server mentioned that Sunday night is "date night," so we are going back to check that out. I would love to see it at night!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding serviceOn mothers day, the restaurant was busy and very noisy. A guest in our party of six has hearing difficulties and was going to have to leave, since she couldn't participate in the conversations. The host very kindly found and set up a table for us in the blissfully quiet middle dining room (even though we had already been seated in the main dining room and service had started). It was a delightful evening for a group of out-of-towners; made me very proud of the home team. Thanks!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome dinner with friendsGreat choice for a group of five to include the food, ambience, wine and wait staff. We have eaten at their restaurant in Naples, Fl so we knew that it was likely a good choice but we were really impressed!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphereThis is a great place for date night. The food, service and atmosphere were top notch. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. The Chilean sea bass was excellent! We will definitely be back.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPhenominal meal, service andPhenominal meal, service and wine list. Ask for Loretta...remarkable server. Run, don't walk to this restaurant...a true gem!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLurcat continues to be ourLurcat continues to be our favorite! The food never disappoints us, it is delectable.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe whole experience was terrific.The whole experience was terrific. From the Excellent food to the outstanding service - friendly & they treated you as if you were their best customer.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA highlight in our visitGreat food and a very friendly service . Would recommend to a friend .5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative, well-presentedThe most remarkable thing about this remarkable evening was our waiter. His knowledge of the menu and detailed analysis of the preparations exceeded that of many chefs. He also was able to recommend wines with the expertise of a sommelier. We lingered over an outstanding meal for nearly three hours, and never felt rushed.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir date night can't beTheir date night can't be beat. Decent bottle of win included. I think the last two times it was Kenwood, which is an okay purchase retail at about 12 bucks. Having it included in the date night price is a true differeniator and will keep us coming back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, as always...I have only been here in the past for date nights, but decided to bring the family out for a graduation celebration. Our group of 9 was never left wanting, our server was the best I've had so far (a lovely gentleman from Canada). The food was great as always, we got some vegetables to share for the table, including morels with fiddle-heads, which were fabulous! Drinks arrived promptly and everyone had an excellent meal. Another great experience at Cafe Lurcat, thank you!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing AmbianceCafe Lurcat was one of the most interesting, unique, and beautiful restaurants I've ever seen. It is in an old refurbished area of an urban area in Minneapolis. The food was outstanding. The only thing a little odd was the anise flavor in the lobster ravioli. The description on the menu said "herbs" but if a chef is going to put anise into a lobster pasta I thought it should have been disclosed. My daughter hated it but I didn't think it was too bad. The Baby beets, grapefruit and chicory salad was the most unbelievably delicious salad we've ever tasted!!! The Chilean sea bass with miso was excellent as was the apple/cheese and chive salad. The Triple Chocolate Cream cake was VERY tasty too. The waitress was young but attentive.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceWe had a great experience. Food was awesome. Service was great will visit soon.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience -Great dining experience - a celebration of our anniversary!Recommend the sea bass.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was some of the bestThe food was some of the best we've had in area restaurants recently. I ordered the hanger steak and tasted the ahi tuna and scallops. All were first rate. The service was slow. The server did provide some good info on some of the dishes offered, but seemed to lose touch with our table of 10 throughout the dinner. The restaurant acknowledged the long wait for dinner by providing unsolicited, complemenatary desserts for the table. I would recommend Cafe Lurcat for a special night out. The food and the view through the large windows are worth the trip.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious, lovelyThe food was delicious, lovely setting, but the service was a bit slow. Would definitely try again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Cafe Lurcat and we were extremely pleased. The food and service were exceptional. We will definately have dinner there again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous! Try the Date Night.FABULOUS! My son and I went for Sunday evening "date night". You get a bottle of wine to share, and each person gets an appetizer, entree and dessert. For $50. Seriously. Amazing! Everything was totally delicious. Service was wonderful. This is my favorite Twin Cities restaurant. Great atmosphere with a view of Loring Park. We'll be back during another of my visits to Minneapolis. I totally recommend this restaurant, and the date night special is almost too good to believe.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLurcat never fails to provideLurcat never fails to provide wonderful food and fantastic service!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing ExperienceThis restaurant was a huge surprise. I was taking business people out for dinner and they gave an A+ rating. Easy to talk, great food and over all an exceptional experience.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was great! FriendlyOur server was great! Friendly and just the right amount of contact with us. Food was fabulous and table right at the window was so nice!!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSea Bass is so wonderful!Sea Bass is so wonderful! My husband loves the pot roast!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWow. What a great experience.My wife and I celebrated our 22nd Anniversary. Never having heard of Lurcat, we went to the review section. It had very good reviews and we would have to agree with them. The food portions were perfect and the food was outstanding. Our server did a great job of explaning the menu and did a great job at allowing us our space and at the same time being there when needed. The price was a little spendy but it was well worth it.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGuests from Boston were impressed.If you want a special dinner with great atmosphere, exquisitely prepared food and great service, Lurcat is hard to beat. For better or worse, it is also nice that you don't need reservations 3 weeks in advance like some other mpls. hotspots.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding,The food was outstanding, the service was impeccable...attentive from the moment we arrived!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Lurcat...perfection :)The way dining is meant to be enjoyed. I am obsessed with this restaurant!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dining experience!Wonderful dining experience! The apple salad was a great starter. Scallops were delicious and our server was very knowledgeable.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely night. Great foodLovely night. Great food ---- liked the idea of different sized wine pours4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time atThis was my first time at Cafe Lurcat. I had heard good reviews but needed to confirm for myself. My GF has also been asking to go there so we made reservations through opentable. When we got there we got seated right away. It was much bigger than it looked. There are two sections the Cafe side and the bar side. We ate and sat in the Cafe side. Our hostess was very friendly and our Server was Excellent. I had the Sea bass and Brussel Sprouts while my GF had the Pot Roast and Crab Cake. All were excellent. I was very impressed with the Sea bass. If you have not had this dish I highly recommend you try it.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was amazing...veryOur meal was amazing...very memorable. Also, our server John was excellent, he helped make the night extra special. We will be back!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a person with a small appetiteAs a person with a small appetite dining with a person with a big appetite, the family style dishes is so appropriate. The setting is so beautiful and the individual attention is for our table was outstanding. I made a booking error and they graciously worked it out.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice atmosphere withA very nice atmosphere with great ambiance. Well staged. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. I would like to ask all waitstaff at various restaurants to not give so much information that you can't remember half of it before you place your order. Too many words to process. Lots of good things to say about this menu. The presentation of the food was fantastic. Really love the new couples deal on Sunday evenings.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster brunch menu was amazing!Easter brunch menu was amazing! The kids really enjoyed the egg hunt. Outstanding service and the entire staff was very attentive to make sure our visit was enjoyable.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDined with family everyoneDined with family everyone had excellent meals and service was outstanding, food all came out at same time, hot and well prepared. Lurcat never fails me. Most favorite resturaunt in twin cities ! We ordered scallops, sea bass, organic salmon . Loved everything !!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a group of 9 people andHad a group of 9 people and the service and the food was outstanding!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLurcat is one of the bestLurcat is one of the best restaurants in Minneapolis. It has great food and you can always rely on great service. We had an exceptional meal there and the waiter was outstanding.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Food was Fantastic andThe Food was Fantastic and Amazing! The Atmosphere was wonderful. The service was also amazing. This dinning experience made the celebration of my birthday as well as my brother's birthday really special. Highly recommend the organic salmon and apple, cheese, and chives salad. Perfect evening!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM