Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.7
4629 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
TOP 50 MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRY: Yelp
MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT IN MINNESOTA: Yelp
TOP 50 RESTAURANTS, TOP 10 FOOD: Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine
TOP TEN RESTAURANTS / Mpls St Paul Magazine
BEST SUMMER PATIOS / City Pages Summer Guide
BEST BURGERS / Mpls St Paul Magazine
BEST WINE BAR / City Pages “Best of the Twin Cities”
TOP TEN WINE LISTS / Food and Wine
WINE ENTHUSIAST / Award of Distinction
BEST BURGERS / Silver Spoon Award, Minnesota Monthly
THE HOT FIVE: PATIOS / Star Tribune
WHERE TO EAT / New York Magazine
BEST IN REAL ESTATE / Business Journal
DINER'S CHOICE / Mpls St Paul
BEST OF THE TWINCITIES / City Pages
TOP 50 RESTAURANTS: TOP 10 FOR FOOD / Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine

Sweeping views of Loring Park, innovative American food and a captivating bar featuring 200+ wines make this venue a complete destination. Reservations Required.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 4629 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

They put raw garlic in the spaghetti squash which was jarring and uncomfortable. Other than that everything was amazing.

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MikefromMN
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never been disappointed. Always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food still excellent, service great. But we watched several drug deals go down across the street.

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vipMarkandIvy
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service, love the apple-cheese-chive salad!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great as usual except for the huge service charge. And if you don’t notice it, you will tip 40% which I did more than once.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pre-fixe meal. Steak was cold. Spent almost $400 on two for New Years with only two beers and a glass of wine. Server was great, very nice. Ginger rice was delicious. Overall, ok experience. Have been here before and it was great but will not go back for special occasions like NYE.

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vipbubba3
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New Year Eve’s menu offered unique and flavorful selections. Great job by the chef and team! Server was helpful and timely. Excellent choice for this NYE evening!

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Eater
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The setting is beautiful and relaxing whether with friends or a romantic night out. Beware there is a 22% surcharge in lieu of tipping. We had the New Year's Eve set price. The lamb chops were uneven and overcooked. The rest of the food was great.

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Natalie
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for the New Year’s Eve meal. It was lovely. Great food & service. One hickup - tbr

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PratikC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great ambience, service was good. Food was okay and bit overpriced.

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LarryS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal in an unrushed, quiet atmosphere- great all around!

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DeanW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always excellent. We come down from Fargo just to go to Lurcat.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and ambiance! A wonderful long standing local staple!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

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DoreenT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve supper. Our server Emily was kindly attentive, food and drink were wonderful and the ambience a lovely setting. Only disappointment was Loring Park wasn’t lit up in winter as in years past

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JayneH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time on Christmas Eve. Great atmosphere, great service. Good food! Beautiful

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TimK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a lovely evening, but the food is expensive for what you get in return. The staff were very pleasant and we didn’t have to wait for our reserved table. The food came out quickly and was delicious. Overall it was a good experience with a high price tag.

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AlexanderD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently moved to the Loring Park area and wanted to check out Lurcat since it was just around the other side. Excellent service who clearly knew the menu and were happy to give recommendations. Food was outstanding, especially the steak tartare.

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Marie
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Good service snd very good food. Loved the chandeliers.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food! But it was so cold in there!! Brrr!

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vipNancy
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I’m sure it was a staffing problem but we had the worst service. Server never really checked in with us and we finally had to catch her to order. It just wasn’t great.

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LilaT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the bar area and love the ambiance and energy. The food is always magnificent and our server was attentive and friendly. It was a birthday celebration and we were given the Yummy donuts for desert. We were not rushed. A wonderful evening. The only negative is the 21% service fee added to the bill. The evening gets very expensive when you add the tip on to that.

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vipEricaW
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, incredible. Service was great, every bite was amazing (starters, salads, entrees, dessert…) just perfect. It’s expensive but so worth it. Even got a fireworks show in Loring Park for our view. Loved every minute.

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Artep
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish! Cozy, friendly, professional!

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vipCarterR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas family get together.

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ShawnM
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. Not sure I understand the 22% service fee. Can’t tell if the server gets any of that or not.

Like everything these days, it is a very expensive night out. I would save it for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink enhanced by fantastic service. Thank you!

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Susie
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Bar Lurcat!! Impeccable service and amazing bartenders!

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EMREMR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

felt too cold in the big dining room.
otherwise - a most enjoyable evening.

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DavidS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love this place but $65 of tax and service charge on a $179 bill will make us think twice next time

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DanielV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gem! If you've been looking for a great date place, don't hesitate to make a reservation at Cafe Lurcat. There are plenty of small plates that are top-notch that make it perfect for sharing. Make sure to order the Apple, Cheese, and Chive salad. Top it off with a delectable dessert. We tried the Chocolate Forest dessert and it was to die for. We only saw Dinner Plates come out from the kitchen, but they looked VERY good. Cafe Lurcat has several things of note: Mocktails (drinking is so socially ingrained, but for those that don't imbibe this is a nice addition), Vegetarian-friendly (Our small plate extravaganza only included only seafood and shellfish! Everything else was meat-free. We're not vegetarian, but have plenty of friends and family who are), and most importantly, they replaced tipping with a flat service charge. I like supporting businesses that support their employees. And if you are worried that the service is subpar because they don't depend on tips...simply not true here. The wait staff was excellent. Everyone that interacted with our table knew something about the food and beverages being served. Our waiter was absolutely fantastic.

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Linda
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable evening preceding the concert with wonderful food, service, and ambience. And we appreciate the no tipping so staff are better supported equitably.

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BevL
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lurcat already has many rave reviews, so let me just say that this is a classy place, with a fabulous view, sophisticated ambiance and great food. A place to impress.

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JohnC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking forward to having a romantic dinner with my love prior to going to the orchestra. Lurcat nailed it.
The food was beautiful and delicious, the ambience was elegant, and our server was very considerate and knowledgeable.
We will be back in a few weeks before the next orchestra concert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a romantic fine dining experience. The octopus appetizer, pear salad, cod, venison and found were all exceptional!! Our waitress, Amanda, was very attentive. Overall, I had a excellent birthday celebration!!!

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vipTedE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful table overlooking the park during a snowstorm, very romantic. Best octopus appetizer we’ve ever had accompanied by excellent martinis. Great service,

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vipPatD
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good! The pear salad is awesome!!

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MelindaS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb- from the ambience, the food and the waitstaff. Will definitely be coming back!

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Nurjahan
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and so on were excellent. My only complaint is that I did not realize q 22% service charge was put on the bill (it is too dark to see anything in there) and so I double tipped.

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mnglamgal
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lurcat never disappoints. The service and food quality are some of the best in the Twin Cities. Love the fried rice and apple cheese and chive salad.

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You can order delivery directly from Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis using the Order Online button. Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 486-5500.

Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis is rated 4.7 stars by 4629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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