Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar
Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar

Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucias.com/
  • Phone: 6128251572x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Brunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Lund
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer everything from boxed lunches and to-go items to cocktail parties and elegantly coursed meals. We can accommodate most requests and dietary needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Lucia's offers several spaces for private booking. The Bakery is an intimate and magical setting and is capable of seating up to 35, The Wine Bar has a Swanky Uptown feel and can seat up 20, and the Restaurant is simple elegance and has several options for rental.
    Please contact us with any questions or assistance with booking your space.
  • Private Party Contact: Heather 6128251572x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hennepin and 31st
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Lucia's offers a private lot that is available to park in free of charge during the day. we have several side streets that offer free parking as well as metered parking directly in front of our restaurant.
    In the evening we offer valet parking for 6.00
A word from Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar
For 28 years Lucia's Restaurant has offered a small menu that changes weekly. Working closely with local farmers and suppliers, we offer the best of each season. Dedicated cooks carefully and lovingly prepare meals based on seasonal appetites and flavors. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunches.
Lucia's has received countless awards and has been recognized yearly as a ZAGAT Top 10 Minneapolis Restaurant.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
174 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (131)neighborhood gem (129)special occasion (89)romantic (70)great for outdoor dining (70)great for lunch (66)great for brunch (58)notable wine list (47)hot spot (26)late-night find (13)good for groups (12)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Lucia's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A mainstay for fine dining in Uptown for 29 years and deservedly so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NY2MN
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food delivers each and every time. When the city focuses on whatever restaurant is the latest craze, remember that Lucia's has always served seasonal, farm to table food with pitch perfect flavor and true style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to detail
    Teresa21
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not fussy food but simply delicious. Everything was impeccable; the kitchen pays attention to the details and gets it right. A very satisfying place to spend an anniversary evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My all-time favorite restaurant
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Always familiar, yet fresh, because the dinner menu changes weekly. Always exceptional food and flavors. Sauce on the tenderloin was mouth-watering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I love eating at Lucia's because you can eat healthy food that tastes great. Creative cooking with fresh ingredients!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Nutritious!
    louiseinMSPVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant that kept a lot of the old features of the building while updating for current needs. For example, with high pressed-metal ceilings, the interior could have been very noisy, but the panels suspended from it keeps conversations quieter. The food is delicious and nicely presented. We tried the vegetarian option, because it sounded delicious, and the bison entree. Great flavors and textures. The leek soup was SOOOO good! Our server was on his game, attentive, friendly and fun. And he knew the menu and gave great suggestions. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    ImpresarioVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Totally seasonal, a roasted corn fritata that I am still thinking about. My guest enjoyed the BLT and said it was equally delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TimeoutFromTheKitchen
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The staff were attentive and knowledgable. I was there with someone I had not seen in a few years, and they were respectful of our conversation, and not intrusive in any way. Nice atmosphere. Our meal was delicious and represented what is in season!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Macoop
    MACOOP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Yesterday was my first visit in a few years. Every dining experience is positively remarkable. The preparation & choices of dishes never falter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My honest favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Lucias is my favorite restaurant ever, I've never been disapointed. Every meal has been a gem. It changes weekly, so I can't recommend anything, but everything is great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality, creativity, reliability
    lacosechaVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Another excellent meal for five with high quality ingredients and creativity that we have become accustomed to expect here. The portions are just right. The sparkling wine was very good as well. The service was (again) just ok - one wrong dessert (which we ate anyway, because it was very good) and frequent reminders to refill water and coffee. (The last time we ate brunch, the server spilled the sparkling wine on one of the quests:)). These are small inconveniences compared with the central focus around the food and pleasant atmosphere. We'll definitely be back:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok
    theatreguyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Although nothing was wrong with this place, nothing about it makes it particularly special either. I was surprised it is so highly rated by Zagat.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ordinary food prepared well
    2fordinner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was well-prepared, but not exceptional. Very high quality ingredients, but assembled in what seemed a very ordinary fashion.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    aaron731
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food options here are amazing. All local and organic. Terrific date night for me and my wife. Go... You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great meal
    jtf1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Lucia's has a limited menu. That's what makes it great: something new, something innovative, something memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For anyday or a special day
    teacherhansen
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Been around forever and still keeps it neighborhoody, creative, fresh. It's the only place in the city where I've gone to celebrate special occasions and also stopped to grab a bite in my sweaty bike clothes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm to table
    Nxtdrguy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was excellent, creative and innovative. Great local farm fresh ingredients used to create perfect dishes of good to appreciate. The food is savory!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazingly for a foodie!!!
    GmanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Each and every bite was off the chart!! The freshness in combination with the preparation and then the service made this one of the best meals EVER! I have the fortunes of eating in big cities all over the world and this ranks top 5..... a mix of outstanding on all fronts... will go again on my next visit to MPS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another excellent dinner
    josh
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Each time a friend of mine comes to town he makes a point of going to Lucia's. The food is great, the service is excellent, and the ambiance is great for small groups or couples. Desserts are fantastic too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful as always
    shecooks
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've been having lunch with a friend at Lucia's regularly for many years. How many places maintain their fabulous food, pleasant atmosphere, and personal service over 20+ years? The menu changes weekly providing interest for regulars and their dessert tray is always beautiful, creative, and tempting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Consistently very good food with a frequently refreshed menu. Charming, relaxed ambience. Always a reliable, excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been to Lucias many times and they always manage to impress me.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    TL123VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent quality ingredients and thoughtfully prepared food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    Sureshot
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Although the tables for four are small, the menu small and the noise level usually very high one can always depend on getting a good meal here. This time, perhaps because there were quite a few diners out of doors and was early on a weekday evening, the noise level was low enough that we could hear each other talk across the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brunchandlunchanytime
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    parking is always a problem. Sidewalk Tables are on top of each other...not comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average service
    luvfood
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Overall it was a good experience with the 2 exceptions. Service was a but slow and parking was a bear. Had to wait a very long time for a spot and hard to get in and out of lot
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our dinner experience was absolutely perfect...the wine, salads, entrees and dessert were perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time, not bad
    DddbVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    first time there and although not a lot of selections, the choices were excellent and it is easy to find something great. Only issue, don't like to pay for bread and olive oil. Work it into the price somehow - probably won't go back becuase of that. for $200 bux for a 4 top, you should get your bread included!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miss representation
    Golfer1234
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were under the impression that this restaurant was participating in restaurant week. Our email confirmation even told us they were participating. When we got there they had no idea what we were talking about and were told they were not participating in the restaurant week. The manager was rude and would not help us out in anyway or give us any special break. We walked out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner!
    GreatDinner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The roasted tomato soup is one of the best dishes I've ever had. The waitress's recommendation on wine was perfect. It was a lovely dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lucia's is a winner
    suburbaniteluvsscene
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had one of the best meals we've had in a long time at Lucia's. Both the Chicken and fish entrees were delish and the salads were great-the kitchen split our meals as we like to share everything and they did so happily and with no attitude! Dessert was yummmy. 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent!
    Barry
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I always enjoy my experience at Lucia's. I made reservations for dinner for myself and three out of town guests. We shared the featured flat bread and charcuterie small plates which were delicious. The Halibut, Chicken, and Zucchini pancake entrees were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch is always a delight
    Kenneth
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We always wonder why we wait so long to go back to Lucia's for lunch. We have never been disappointed and always delighted by the menu choices, the service and especially the food. We took an out-of-town foodie friend, and she also raved about Lucia's.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant food and wine
    neuro14VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Good deal on Sunday -- $15 on select wine bottles. Also get happy hour deals after 9PM which gets some food so can do quite well for under $50 for two. They also have large plates which looked good but I stuck with the tapas.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bistro never fails to pease
    MSRK1937
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have been to Lucia's every time we have been in Minneapolis, and it never fails. One time, we went there instead of a restaurant on the other side of the river. We would have been on the I-35 bridge just as it fell; so Lucia's will always be special to us. The clientele helps make it special too, full of life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food, Service
    CRFoodie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Everything, from the bread to the desserts, was excellent. The bread is so good that it's worth a visit by itself. I had the most delicious steak I've ever eaten. My dining companions enjoyed the asparagus tart and the chicken with nectarines. The chocolate semifreddo and rhubarb cake were wonderful. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lucia's satisfies
    Mamo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Fresh food, inspiring and creative dishes for foodies ...great wine and excellent service. Truly a gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucia's
    Roger
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food quality needs attention. Group of 6, no one raved about their dinner. Two in group broke teeth on the bread, no kidding! Seared tuna was not the quality of tuna that I recently had at Oceanaire, as Lucia's was tough to cut, I had to ask for a steak knife! Will delete this place from my favorite list.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A rarity.
    TravnMartisse
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Loved the menu, ambiance, authenticity. Randomly selected based on Open Table reviews for anniversary dinner. The weekly changing menu is a fabulous concept, as is the fluid wine list. Locally sourced, they prepare perhaps the best steak I've ever had. Others say it they can make it melt in your mouth. This is the only place that's actually achieved the feat. And the Yellow tail was fabulous too. Would've recommended it yesterday if I could have. But I didn't know of Lucia's awesomeness until them. Wow. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calm oasis
    philinmplsVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We made reservations for a Sundat evening, unaware that the Uptown area was clogged with a "food-truck rally" of some sort. Despite the crowds on the streets (and the parking made especially challenging, Lucia's was relaxing and rewarding. The food is consistently good and the service friendly, as always. I'm happy that there are dependably excellent places, like Lucia's, in the Twin Cities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate