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

Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucias.com/
  • Email: info@lucia.com
  • Phone: (612) 825-1572
  • 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: French American, 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: Lucia/Heather (612) 725-1432

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Menu changes weekly! always fresh, imaginative cooking. ingredients used in unique ways. the day boat scallops are out of this world delicious. the dining area is modern, comfortable with fresh flower arrangements every week. a joy in which to dine!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "For nearly 30 years, Lucia Watson has reinvented her locally sourced menu items weekly. I have probably dined here around 100 times and have never had the same meal twice. The food and service are always excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The menu changes weekly and is based on local sources. The food is 5 star excellent as is the service. The aspect that stands out the most however is their consistency."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Fabulous restaurant. Beautiful food, menu changes each week depending on what's fresh. Restaurant has relationships with and buys from local farmers, and you can tell because the food is delicious and fresh. Setting feels like the nicest cafes in Europe. Gorgeous fresh flowers, linens, plates and cups have a nice feel. Service is gracious. Wines are wonderful and unusual, you won't see them elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was fabulous and service was very good, but it was a little cramped. My reservation was for 5 but they seated us at a table for 4 with an extra chair. It was also so noisy it was difficult to hear each other. I'll definitely go back, but maybe next time I'll try a table outside."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We love Lucia's and try to dine there whenever we (New Yorkers) are in Minneapolis."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The serenely beautiful decor, gentle burble of conversation, and light aroma of fresh bread immediately soothe senses so often overwhelmed with harsh, harried stimuli during the work week. The food is simply, lovingly and beautifully prepared from whatever fresh ingredients inspired the chef that week, and brought to you by waitstaff possessed of that elusive intuition regarding when to attend to you, and when to let you be. I will most certainly be returning...not to mention visiting the other 2/3 of Lucia's, to wit, the Wine Bar, and the To-Go Cafe!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "In the restaurant biz, if one can stay in business for three years, it's a feat. Three decades is a miracle! And still, the space appears fresh and new; and the commitment to organic, sustainable, fresh, creative, delicious, first-rate. Four courses for four people, four stars for Lucia's!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Lucia's is one of my top two restaurants for ANY meal. I was also very impressed with how accommodating they were for a toddler!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great service and food. One of our favorite places for a special lunch."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I took my Mom to Lucia's on Tuesday, knowing that we would have a great time! Our service was excellent (I wish I remembered her name!), and the food was spot-on. It can be hard to dine out with my Mom because she can be a bit picky but the menu is seasonal and we loved everything we tried. They also had my favorite seasonal beer on tap (Smitten), so that was a plus! Our favorite was the gnocci! The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. It's nice to have a place that you know will provide consistently fantastic meals- why go anywhere else?"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Very well prepared food for brunch in pleasant, neighborhood setting, but waiter disappeared after we arrived."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday at Lucia's and it was a wonderful evening. We love that we can get really beautiful food in a casual neighborhood restaurant. The steak was excellent and the chicken is always good. Our server was attentive and everything arrived at a nice pace. We didn't have dessert -the choices that night didn't excite us much."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We arrived a bit early, got seated right away, but near the back of the restaurant (lots of traffic by servers past our table). The service was spotty, time-wise (prompt sometimes, surprisingly slow other times). The food was excellent -- pricey, but worth the price. Next time we go, we'll ask for a better table, and see what happens."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Nrunch was, as always, wonderful.. The scrambled eggs with poached shrimp and spring veggies were delicious as we're the cornmeal pancakes with blackberry syrup. Knowing how great the desserts,can be, we,saved,room for the saffron panda cotta,and the maple cake with lemon ice cream. Good move on our part! The only hiccup was that after our our breakfast was,deliver, the host seated a few extra table in our server's section, who then went MIA for about twenty minutes...no coffe, no check, no asking if we wanted dessert. I finally had to flag down the host, who did take responsibility for the error..and our dessert order. See, all's well that ends well."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant. We go to Lucia's every year for our anniversary and have been going for the past 14 years. We also like taking others for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food and the service made this luncheon memorable….just what I wanted for an out of town guest whom I hadn't seen in many years. You never feel rushed there, and service is attentive, but unobtrusive…food never lets you down Guest could only eat certain things and waitress was so helpful…went out of her way This a restaurant that has never disappointed me, and I have come many times…and hope to go there many more"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was a lovely restaurant - we loved the ambiance and food, which we'd rate a 5. However, our waiter Brian was disinterested and unhelpful when we asked for his recommendations. Either he didn't know the menu or he didn't care. We'd rate him a 0. We'd definitely return and just hope we get a different waiter."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Lucia's was wonderful. We had a delightful server, which always helps. My husband had the steak, which was excellent. I had the halibut, served with farro and arugula and it was outstanding. I like that they offer 1/2 glasses of some of their wines. Wish more restaurants did that. Shared a slice of chocolate pecan pie which was delicious as well. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Lucia's is one our favorite restaurants - we have dined there a number of times and have always had a delightful experience - regardless of the time of day we have gone. The food is delicious and creatively prepared (in a very good way) and the service is excellent - attentive and accommodating. I highly recommend Lucia's!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Went here for brunch. I had the frittata and a salad. There was nothing at all special about the food, and it was very expensive. I heard wonderful things about this restaurant but I won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had a party of six for a Saturday brunch. The food was delicious, and we had great service. Lucia's never disappoints!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I wasn't impressed with Lucia's. The food was good but, not great. The service I was expecting to be over the top. It was good. Not anything out of the ordinary. Maybe I need to try a different night? Nice ambience, friendly staff just wasn't a memorable visit."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Lucia's is one of the best kept secrets in Minneapolis. We rate this one among the very best!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Excellently prepared food that was made all the more enjoyable by the unprenetious and accomodating staff."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went to Lucia's for my birthday dinner. Very accommodating for my group of 6-7. Everything that came out of the kitchen was phenomenal. One of the best steaks I've ever tried. Everything was cooked to perfection. Would definitely recommend!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been coming to Lucia's for Brunch for years, but have never made the trip for dinner. I made dinner reservations for my wife's birthday as a surprise since she'd never been for dinner either. We shared their arctic char and bacon wrapped chicken entree with some brussels on the side. We started with their charcuterie plate which featured some amazing goat cheese and a spectacular pork pate. Closing out the dinner was a peanut butter and chocolate pie with pretzels. Everything we had was amazing. It's a shame we hadn't come here for dinner sooner."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "First time here to celebrate my birthday. The overall experience was pleasant, except for the crowded tables. You couldn't move without bumping someone behind you. It's a very small setting but feels warm and cozy. Service was well done and we never felt rushed. Parking is pretty scarce,but there is valet right behind Lucia's for $6."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Lucia's is always a "go to" place for good food and good ambiance and Sunday brunch. Best of all, they take reservations. The only issue this winter has been the parking situation with Minneapolis' one side of the street parking."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "With its wonderful dinners and its new addition of small plates, Lucias remains a restaurant that is our "go to" place."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Driving on icy streets in heavy traffic was rattling the winter evening we last made our way to Lucia's, but we stepped inside and felt the tension drift away. Love her homemade gnocchi and agnolotti, and the winter salad was inspired. Whenever I go to Lucia's, I think how lucky we are to live in a city with such a warm and inviting restaurant with consistently high quality, thoughtful, and inventive cuisine. This place would be a find in Paris. An evening at Lucia's makes our Minnesota winters bearable, but I recommend it in any and every season. Thank you, Lucia!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Lucia's is consistently good. IMHO the best restaurant of any kind in the Twin Cities."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Tried small plates, tasty. Bread is to die for. Ambience candlelit and quiet. Service is excellent. This is a manhattan restaurant in mpls."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We have enjoyed every meal except on Feb 22, when we took my in-laws for the first time. The service was great as always but the chicken was dry and boring and the steak was like chewing gum."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Lucia's is so pretty and romantic! I just love the ambiance of the restaurant with the beautiful orchids, flowers, soft candles…it seemed especially beautiful on Saturday night with the snow outside and twinkling lights."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Lucia's never disappoints us with their food and service. Excellent each time we have been there and worth driving thru snow and ice to get to!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities. It never disappoints."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant where the food is always par excellent. The atmosphere is rather yuppie and nice. There is a cute little wine bat and the service is attentive and gracious This leaves. really very little room for improvement. 4.5 stars"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The brussels sprouts were perfectly prepared, tender and so flavorful! The basil aioli for the frites was amazing! The steak,substituting for the braised ribs, was the most mouth watering succulent piece of beef I've ever had! There were also some fabulous bottles of wine for $15. Simply amazing!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The ambiance and service were excellent when I was there for Sunday brunch. I ordered the frittata but it was very disappointing. I didn't realize it would be served cold. I assumed I was getting something that was just cooked for me. It didn't have much taste. Also, presentation was dull. Between the frittata and the lettuce (salad) there was no color. Something red and fun (e.g., grape tomatoes, radish slices, or a few raspberries) would have been appreciated. After all, it was valentine's weekend. The "freshly squeezed" orange juice didn't taste like it was freshly squeezed and my pot of tea was lukewarm. On a positive note, my dining companion loved his cornmeal pancakes (w/raspberries) and side of bacon."
    Dined on 2/16/2014