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Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage
Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Address:
    3211 Providence Drive
    Cuddy Hall
    Anchorage, AK 99508
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage Details

  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 11/4/2014
  • "Food is reasonably priced and options are great. Best place to eat on campus."
    Dined on 10/23/2014
  • "Love the room, food and the waiters in training. It is always a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 10/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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"."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "another semester begins, new menu, new faces. and first rate as always. Imaginative food choices and lots of variety - something for everyone."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Lucy's should notify diners about the tip policy. Not recommended? Acceptable??"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "The food at Lucy's, chosen by the culinary arts students, is always fantastic and this time was no different!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "The menu selection was wonderful. Our dining experience was top notch. Loved all the new dessert options and creativity."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 4/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/9/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/3/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/2/2013
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