Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.7
4377 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 Recommended. Seating both inside and outside dining areas. Patio seated on a first come first serve basis with a reservation.
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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
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Ambiance is superb and it is always a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This very well may be the me of the best restaurants in the twin cities. It is not the cheapest place you’ll ever go. But everything is fantastic.

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StacyS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christina was o it server; a completely delightful human! The entire team was in point with safety and service. We can’t eat in for awhile so PLEASE get take out for now. Much love!

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NayeemA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a family birthday celebration. Although I must admit, my 11 and 14 year olds were the only young ones around.

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Carlsons18NOV
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are quite familiar with Cafe Lurcat from many visits over the years. They did a great job of adjusting to the COVID regality by reducing the number of tables in dining rooms, limiting staff visiting your table to one person, and changing meal presentations to minimize contact duration between staff and visitors. Our meals were fantastic, and our server was amazing. It was rather cold in the dining room, but they had portable heaters set up. That made things more comfortable for my wife. They now have a 22% charge on your ticket for labor or tips or something. I'd rather see them increase the price of our meals. We still left what I thought was a generous tip because our server was excellent. We'll be back as soon as they reopen from this latest round of COVID shutdowns.

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viprondmcd
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent place. We had various small plates to try it out. The Apple & Cheese salad was recommended and it top notch.

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DaNa
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing, romantic, clean, great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the food was sublime. Recommend the steak tartare.

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vipJeffW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy time at Lurcat!! So glad to see them open . . . let's do everything we can to support them through the winter!!

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DAVIDK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service--attentive without being over bearing. It's not a cheap place to eat, but it was a wonderful.

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LanaM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cozy venue and attentive staff. Menu has a wide variety of options.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, cool location, great date night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted one last delicious patio meal before the weather changes, and this was the perfect spot - beautiful patio, delicious food, and yummy cocktails and mocktails. This is one of the only restaurants I’ve been to during COVID where the experience wasn’t compromised in comparison to pre-pandemic times. Our server, Michael, was genuinely friendly and professional, and we were so impressed by him that we asked to speak with a manager to convey the compliment. Ross was great and shared very honestly about how dedicated he and his chef are to preserving the integrity of the food and experience at Lurcat while maintaining the safety of the staff and guests. Very highly recommended - we can’t wait to return.

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Cris
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I feel this place is overrated. When you sign up for a dinning experience at that price you expect the food to stand up from other place, but it does not. I tried other restaurants at similar reviews and prices and they definitely give you the food experience you’re expecting (St. Genevieve and Spoon and Table). Nothing we tried was considered something we could not prepare at home or even bought it at a good grocery store. I had the vegetarian risotto, the flavor was neutral, the oyster mushrooms too salty and over cook and the other mushrooms were common. The dish has nothing special. My friend tried the risotto with chicken and he complained that the chicken was dried. Definitely overrated for the price. It seems to be a popular place, but I won’t personally will come back.

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vipJaney
Minneapolis
73 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait person Leah is terrific! The experience at Lurcat is always the best.

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RandyF
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, old building tall ceilings. A bit confused wich door to use.

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vipMyOpinion
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful customer service. Would of been nice if the would of talked to the loud table next to us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great idea of taking down the old drapes that hung in the bar. Awesome view of Loring Park.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their burgers are amazing! Love this place!

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vipJaney
Minneapolis
73 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lurcat is always a great experience. It felt safe and the staff did everything to make our experience terrific.

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DavidI
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for the sea bass, but they changed from sea bass to cod. We ordered the cod, but they had just sold out. Those things happen, so we ordered the sea scallops, but couldn't taste anything but the dark sauce they were drenched in. This appeared to be the same sauce put on the chicken dish. The side dish of risotto was very good.

Service was touch-and-go despite the restaurant being only 40% full. We had to go to the bar once for drinks after failing to catch the attention of a server for 10 minutes.

That said, I hope they survive the pandemic and Minneapolis violence (we even witnessed a near violent road rage incident in front of the restaurant). Good luck.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Everything was perfect as always!!!!!

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Abby
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t rave about Cafe Lurcat enough. I dined during restaurant week (my second time as a guest) and truly wish I could dine there every day. The Apple, cheese and chive salad is impeccable. Our server, I wish I had caught her name, was incredibly kind and recommended the best wine and cocktails. The ambiance is perfect and I love being able to see the kitchen staff work their magic from my table. Such a great place to eat and enjoy the company of others. Bravo!

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vipRafaelM
Minneapolis
37 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there fir restaurant week but also supplemented the menu with the octopus tonnato. Fabulous as usual. Covid protocol was outstanding.

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MichelleW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent and we enjoyed the food. Will be going again

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JoshuaL
Montana
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favorite restaurant in the twin cities. So glad that they have been able to make it through all the lockdown. This is our second time back. Once for a birthday and once for restaurant week. Some of the staples have not made it back yet but the quality of the ingredients the preparation and the care are outstanding. The drinks are always great and the staff is super professional and personable.

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BenjaminN
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and very accommodating! She help me fine a great wine to go with dinner, which took a few tries and she was very friendly. The only downfall was they were insistent on wearing a mask, which I hate.

Great place - would definitely go again

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AmandaG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Feels like a little slice of Paris in Minneapolis. Loved the menu and the ambiance. Will definitely be returning.

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diehlio
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great ambience but poor quality desserts. Good for a wine date night.

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HaleYes
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything about my first time at Cafe Lucrat was outstanding except for our Server... she did not greet us, give us any information on the meal options, etc. She was not friendly nor polite... however all other contact with Restaurant staff was exceptional

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vipSunshine
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give a 6 for service, I would!! We had Ken.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for restaraunt week and absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was great. Service was excellent. We loved our server Mitch. The food was AMAZING! I got the salmon and my husband got a flat iron steak and they were phenomenal! We would definitely come back and recommend this place!!

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vipSheaW
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of restaurant week for our first time and it was truly magnificent. The building is gorgeous, the service was phenomenal and the food was delectable. It might’ve been our first visit but it won’t be our last!

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IsaacP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emma was an amazing waitress! Can’t wait to come back and request her once again.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing as ever. Service is outstanding! Lucrat is all around fantastic!!

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HalH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service! I would highly recommend for a nice night out with loved ones.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Perfect for a romantic date night!

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vipPhantomDiner
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the meal and service was fabulous!

MJ
MaryJoS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, awesome ambiance, creative food pairings

LW
LaurieW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish was juicy and flavorful. Our waitress was very good!

FAQs

Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 486-5500.

Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis is rated 4.7 stars by 4377 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://damicogiftcards.com/.

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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