Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage
Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage

Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/ctcnew/programs/culinary/lucy-cuddy-dining.cfm
  • Phone: (907) 786-1122
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm (last seating at 12:30pm)
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seawolf Dr
  • Public Transit: People Mover bus line 36, 3 and 102
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking vouchers available for off-campus guests. Please notify server
A word from Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage
The meals here are produced and served by the students of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The bakery, kitchen and dining room are instructional laboratories. Our curriculum and facilities blend to support students in achieving our goal excellence in fine dining.
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Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.9
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (17)special occasion (10)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (8)romantic (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Limited menu not a problem
    Cindi
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Menu was limited, but everything we tried was wonderful. Ostrich appetizer, soup, entrees elk shop and duck & mushroom crepes. Unfortunately had no room for dessert. They look yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • continuous high standards
    foodie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I'm a regular at Lucy's because the overall experience is so very pleasant. The menu is innovative and interesting, always living up to my expectations. The "student-team" tries so hard, and is so humble about being learners. Their youth makes even their mistakes o.k.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Star Plus!
    Happyeats
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The menu choices and food quality are top notch in Lucy's. The students of the UAA culinary program have developed a diverse menu of internationally inspired cuisine and deliver a delicious well plated meal that coupled with the outstanding service and quiet elegant setting makes for a memorable midday treat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch spot
    SFstudent
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This place is the perfect lunch spot, I had an amazing time on a lunch date and the soups, salads, and entrees are all very tasty and very reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best deal on campus
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food is reasonably priced and options are great. Best place to eat on campus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucy's is always a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Love the room, food and the waiters in training. It is always a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best Alaska Restaurants
    Susan
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This restaurant is really a hidden gem. Food is prepared by the UAA culinary arts students and is both delicious and beautifully presented. Every dessert is well crafted and elegantly finished. I'm part of two couples who tend to go there for every special occasion we have (or can make up). These culinary students are truly gifted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • best kept secret
    foodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    don't tell anyone............. they only serve lunch, but it's the best in town and for moderate prices! It's run entirely by the students in the culinary arts program so the service is always slow, but who cares?! Food is fresh, innovative, and absolutely glorious in its presentation. The room is large but the tables are far apart so there's privacy and it's easy to talk to your lunch companions. I've been going there for years and the quality never lags. Used to be my best kept secret!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 115 reviews are from the Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage reviews archive.
  • Farewell lunch at Lucy's
    alaskafile
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    It had been more than 10 years since my last visit to Lucy's and I was pleasantly surprised that it had managed to maintain the same high standard. There were 4 of us at the table. 2 were delighted at their selection of main course (swordfish); 1 wished she had selected the swordfish as her menu item was only ok (rather messy and too much rice); and 1 was unable to eat hers but that may have had nothing to do with the quality of the food. The dessert table, as always, was magnificent. Overall, a most pleasant experience, and I shall be back. If only Lucy's were open for longer than just the spring semester. It is one of the best-kept secrets in the U-Med District. A speedier service would be helpful.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew?
    UAAStudent
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    In the middle of UAA campus is a little known dining experience. The culinary arts students work to improve their skills while providing a great meal. I recommend enjoy take the opportunity to try Lucy's at least once a semester and the menu changes, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lucy's- great for visiting
    Pixie
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I always enjoy Lucy's because it is relaxed, great food, and not noisy. I often go with friends, neighbors or people I want to catch up with. People who haven't been there before are always pleasantly surprised at the food variety, quality, and prices.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Respite from work
    chezz
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Dining at Lucy's was a delightful experience. Our party of four looked forward to it after reviewing the menu. Our gluten free and mushroom and shell fish sensitive parties appreciated the extra effort made by our server (Chase) in finding out the ingredients in the dishes and helping them select an appropriate entre. Everyone enjoyed their choice. The Tomato Leek soup had a delightful spicy surprise. The flavors of the dishes were subtle but distinct. The quiet atmosphere was a great respite from work and the usual hubbub of lunch hour dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucy's - Anchorage's Gem
    mommazomma
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I have had the pleasure of dining at Lucy's on two occasions. Both times the food was inventive and interesting, well-presented, and the service was exemplary. The ambience at Lucy's is low-key but friendly. The tables are always beautifully set with clean linens, shining table and glassware and fresh flowers. All in all, Lucy's is a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another successful culinary year!
    foodie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Once again I had several memorable meals this year at Lucy's. Food was imaginative, beautifully presented and oh-so-tasty.The dinner rolls are in the same "boat" even though I think we tend to underappreciate them. Looking forward to next fall!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What!?! You've never been to Cuddy?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I've been to the Cuddy on many occasions, mostly when I want to celebrate a personal event. The experience is always one of high quality...like the finest restaurants in town, only more affordable. When I found out that a co-worker had never been to the Cuddy for lunch, I immediately made a reservation for us. We bumped into another co-worker there and proceeded to have the most delightful meal, and felt as though we were the most important people in the room. The food was top notch, service was exquisitely attentive and our waiter was both delightful and informational. (I asked many questions about the culinary program) :-) My co-worker was impressed that we had such a high quality restaurant on campus. We decided to "do this more often".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the variety and unique
    even
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I love the variety and unique dishes at Lucy's. Their food will tantalize your palate, all the way from the tasty appetizer to the decadent dessert. Do yourself a favor and visit them for a fabulous lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Get Away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Eating at Lucy's is like being on a cruise ship without leaving town. The dishes are innovative as well as delicious. The desserts are extraordinary and are priced affordably. I have another reservation booked for April!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Nice campus lunch spot
    UAAProf
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Lucy's is run by the culinary students at UAA - they cook and do the service. It's a great restaurant for a fantastic price. I had a thai soft shell crab salad and a berry torte for dessert. It was fantastic! It's also a good place to give students feedback on their cooking skills. I love this place. I just wish they were open more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not a good menu this semester
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Desserts are great, but otherwise the food was bland, had no crunch or pizazz, the crab salad thing was inedible and strange. Salads ok, needed more crunch. Overall, I suggest some herbs or flavorings, spices, food just had no character, although it looked good. Problem is with the menu, service is great.
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  • oh so good
    foodie
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    another semester begins, new menu, new faces. and first rate as always. Imaginative food choices and lots of variety - something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine dining
    ChouChou
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    This restaurant is fine dining without the price of famous, upscale restaurants. The atmosphere is very pleasant and relaxing. The service is great. Definitely call for reservations. It is a popular location for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The selections were varied
    alaska
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    The selections were varied to cover everyone's preference. I liked that it was quiet and my party and I could easily hear one another during our time there. The food overall was great. (I did not partake in dessert as the entrée filled me up, but it looked good). I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    What a great place to have lunch. Culinary arts students are having first hand experience serving the public with high class service. Food was good and served promptly. Service was definitely a 5 star. Will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sooooooooooo good!
    foodie
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    as usual, the food was excellent, imaginative and beautifully presented. Unfortunately the service was unacceptably slow, and one of our party had to leave without eating. Waiting over an hour from ordering to eating was too long, and all of the diners except one was served, leaving the last person without food for 10 minutes. We expect service to be somewhat slow since these are students, but this recent experience speaks to something not going well in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch among friends
    DonM
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Three of us with long-time inside connections with UAA dined sumptuously on three different menu items, a salad, shrimp and lamb chops, all of which were elegantly prepared and presented. Lucy's has always been very good, but the experience was even elegant this time! And dessert was out of this world!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tippy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Lucy's should notify diners about the tip policy. Not recommended? Acceptable??
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UAA Sanctuary
    FancyTastebuds
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    My colleagues and I went to lunch to celebrate my new permanent job. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was the perfect temperature and taste. I was able to step away from the office for a bit and feel like I was a world away. It was a relaxing atmosphere and the perfect combination of flavors. I will come back time and again. Thank you for such a fabulous dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always first rate
    foodie
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    I'm a long-time customer at Lucy's, and this time the food was excellent as we've come to expect I had the scallop entree since they always cook scallops perfectly. The menu was imaginative , the choices showed great variety, and our wait-person was friendly and efficient. It was quiet enough to talk with friends and the prices reasonable. Guess I'm their best fan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • inventive lunchtime fare
    Nifty
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    The meals at Lucy's are innovative and very good. I had the seared scallops and they were very tasty. The dessert, pumpkin pie with an eggnog topping, was decadent and delicious. It had great texture. Even though I'm sure there will many calories in there, it felt light on the palate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food at Lucy's, chosen
    JewelsVerneMei
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    The food at Lucy's, chosen by the culinary arts students, is always fantastic and this time was no different!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Bad Parking
    LoveToLunch
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Lunch was great. I had the scallop dish and the scallops were cooked perfectly. Everyone in my party really enjoyed the food but 2 people got parking tickets. Although Lucy's provides parking vouchers, the tickets require extra postage which you only find out about once they are returned by the Post Office. This isn't Lucy's fault but just a hassle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unknown spot with great food
    enjoygoodfood
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    This is a restaurant staffed with UAA Culinary Arts students. The food is inexpensive and very creative. It is as good as anything you might get at Orso, Ginger, Captain Cook etc for half the price. The service was great and food arrived quickly. My only complaint is the lighting.............but it is a school -run restaurant so I understand. I wish they were open for dinner as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu selection was wonderful.
    even
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    The menu selection was wonderful. Our dining experience was top notch. Loved all the new dessert options and creativity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Food! :-)
    DDarby
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Had lunch here on the 25th. The foie Gras mousse stuffed Deviled eggs, pumpkin spice vinaigrette salad, the best Sandwich ever, and the apple dumpling. Very good presentation, service was timely. Food could have a came a little sooner(long lunch). I will come back later this semester to try the venison sausage. The apple dumpling is very delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a regular customer there
    foodie
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    I'm a regular customer there and a great fan of theirs. Unfortunately , this time the food was fair to poor, all the way around. Bright spot was their excellent coffee and one of the selections from the dessert buffet - chocolate tart. But they're just learning, and mistakes are part of that process. I'll be back in the fall as the dining experience there has been outstanding for many years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food presentation is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Food presentation is excellent . taste very good. The "free" crab cakes were a nice surprise, crunchy , sauce very tasty. Desert overall not memorable, except for the chocolate tart Coffee very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Balck cod -- the best AK Fish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    I was thrilled to see wild Alaskan Black cod on the menu at Lucy's. I am the wife of a Black cod fisherman so I have a freezer full of it home and I know that over the years, we have become quite the fish chefs. At the same time, I enjoy trying fish when I am out and about because I am always hoping to get new recipe ideas. Lucy's did a wonderful job with the fish -- it was cooked to perfection. The reason that I gave them a 4/5 is that the pasta that the fish was served over was a tab bit oily and for a succulent rich fish like Black cod, that was a little much. However, it was very tasty and I will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the best undiscovered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    This is the best undiscovered place in Anchorage to have a great meal and equally great service, at bargain prices. The menu is ambitious and the food lives up to it. My black cod was so fresh and perfectly done it almost swam off the plate. The service is flawless. The only drawback (and the reason it isn't better known) is the difficulty of parking nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The dishes are experimental
    ChrisfromAnchorage
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    The dishes are experimental on the part of the culinary arts students, and they are sometimes fabulous, always interesting. Although service is good, the food is slower than it would be at a commercial restaurant, so order appetizers and only come if you have time for a nice, long, relaxing lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Leisurely Fine Dining Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    UAA Student prepared food and service overseen by UAA Chef and Instuctors...a nice culinary experience for a leisurely lunch - reminded me a bit of having lunch on a cruise ship. Second Time to use OpenTable for a reservation. Worked GREAT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet