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: (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: 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
167 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (134)fit for foodies (130)special occasion (83)romantic (67)great for lunch (58)great for brunch (49)notable wine list (46)great for outdoor dining (45)hot spot (16)good for groups (15)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Must go
    timetodine
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It had been years since we enjoyed ourselves at Lucias -- so happy to see it is still delivering top notch food options and service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tarnished Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We have always had very special feelings towards Lucia's and always a great experience there, but last Saturday was a complete disappointment. My soup was very bland - I added salt and I never add salt, my brussel spouts were not cooked though and my entree was just okay. My husband said the exact same things.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    Heyman
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Never disappoints. Simply fresh food, prepared and served perfectly, always a sure bet for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a treat
    Lisa
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have been coming here for years and years for special occasions - anniversaries, birth days. Every meal has been a delight. The restaurant is intimate and cozy, the food delicious, and all reasonable. Living in south Minneapolis, it is a treat to not have to venture too far for a memorable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, not great
    PeepsVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I have been here many times over the years, and this time it was very plain. Food was uninspired and noise was over-the-top. I think this restaurant may be resting on it's laurels.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodiegirl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    As usual, we had a wonderful meal served by well-trained servers. And the flowers on the bar were seasonal and brilliant in hue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really nice family dinner
    SouthWestMPLS
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had an early reservation and brought grandma and our young girls (5 &7). It was perfect! Great service, really good food, and family friendly at that early hour!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Why do we go anywhere else?
    deedee
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    LOVED the way Lucia's does brunch (ordering as much or as little as you like). And of course, everything was divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Crabcake Benedict was phenominal as was the horseradish bloody mary. Mmmm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    mazeville
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed Lucia's. While the menu changes weekly, we really loved the food, and the ambiance was great. I'd strongly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for out anniversary.
    MikeC
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This place went out of there way to express their gratitude and congratulations on my wife and I's choice of dining for our 10th anniversary. They had a special table set aside, and greeted us with a congratulations upon arrival for our reservation. The menu is limited, but very thoughtful in is composition, using local ingredients where appropriate and paying innovative homage to great classics such as Arctic Char (serving with mustard infused wild rice) and really playful pork loin with attached pork belly finished with seasonal root vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Entertained my friend from the great restaurant town of San Francisco. She said it was great- food, service, wine That 's a great compliment because she is real foodie. I agree with her entirely. Lucia's is a great neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful!
    kindapicky
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We've been going to Lucia's faithfully since moving here from Los Angeles, and it's never disappointed - with one caveat: the menu is limited, so sometimes my husband has a hard time finding a main course that he wants. But everything is well-prepared, interesting, tasty, and very graciously served. Highly recommend! It's our go-to restaurant for special meals and occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • couscous
    couscous
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    the evening at lucias was perfection as always - jammed with guests but they make you always feel very special and food was heavenly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    MmMmVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food is always superb! Lucia's is my favorite for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
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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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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