Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage
Balck cod -- the best AK Fish!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.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best undiscoveredThis 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.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dishes are experimentalThe 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.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLeisurely Fine Dining SpotUAA 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.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMany of the 'special features'Many of the 'special features' do not apply to Lucy's because it is a Culinary Arts restaurant with very limited hours and does not serve alcohol.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMfood always first rate - innovativefood always first rate - innovative and beautifully presented. Service also just what you'd want. I requested a substitution on my meal, and the waitress made it happen and was very graceful about it. Can't ask for more than that. It's my favorite place to eat altho it's spendy!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMfood always innovative andfood always innovative and presentation borders on artistic!2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFix your reservation systemThe restaurant was excellent, I had a an excellent meal there and service was very coridial, the server was a tad shy and needed more experience (it IS a school after all).
BUT, when I tried to change my reservation from one to three people, OPEN TABLE said there weren't any tables left. When I got there, more than half the tables were empty. OpenTable screwed me and this restaurant. I talked to the hostess about this and she said I should have called. If I should have called then why are they using Open Table at all? And how many other people were denied a reservation on Open Table without knowing they should have called. Why have Open Table if it is not a reliable way to make a reservation?!2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service, beautifulExcellent service, beautiful facility, fantastic food, great, affordable food.2/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu seemed a little lighterThe menu seemed a little lighter this year. I mean that in a good way. In the past, we avoided going because the food could be a little too rich. It was really very good.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM