Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.7
4445 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 4445 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HaleYes
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always I live Cafe Lucrat!! If you haven’t tried it... GO!

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vipScottK
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I found the entire dining experience to be extremely enjoyable. The food is delectable and waitstaff are professional & attentive. The spacing between tables allows for conversation without needing to raise one’s voice.

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vipRafaelM
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for restaurant week and the dining experience was fabulous as usual. I like the fact that their restaurant week menu gives you choices for the 3 course dinner. The pork chop entree was sublime.

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vipJeanmpls
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate here to celebrate my 50th birthday. Cafe Lurcat is one of my favorite restaurants and I have been coming here since it was the Loring Bar/Cafe. Everything was great except there was no recognition of my birthday. It seemed strange as I had noted it in the reservation comments.

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Lana
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As usual, my favorite Twin Cities restaurant did not disappoint. My first dinner out since last March so was highly anticipated. We were celebrating a belated birthday.

I did not have an issue with the service charge being automatically charged to our bill, HOWEVER, when the tip is guaranteed, I felt that the service and friendly atmosphere was definitely lacking.

The host was most welcoming and acknowledged the fact that a birthday was being celebrated and did provide the requested window table. There was no acknowledgement of the occasion at the table - once again those little things are important to your clients and definitely usually a part of your quality service and atmosphere.

The meal was exquisite and can’t wait to return again soon....

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Natalie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during Restaurant Week and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and cocktails! We will be back!

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John
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The wait staff and the food were very very good. It was quiet also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our appetizer, to our main course to the desert, everything was spectacular! Even the wine was out of this world. We will definitely go back to this restaurant. Even the wait staff was awesome! It was a great experience

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JeffreyW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go-to spot for special events. You can count on a flawless execution and a great experience.

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Memorable
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks did not have much taste. Service was excellent. Pork chop was dry, recommend you order it on more moderate rare side.

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LCC612
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Came for restaurant week. Food and service was good, however when the bill came they had added a 21% covid surcharge to the bill. When we asked the waiter, he said it goes to all of the staff to be split equally. So we ended up tipping our server more money since the surcharge didn't go directly to him. I have never seen a covid surcharge that high. I will NEVER go there again!

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GastonP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was nice .. everyone was just nice .. they made very easy

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SaraV
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and food were both amazing- we visited for restaurant week!

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Maria
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Perfectly distanced and great food. Will be going back.

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Erika
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Thanks for a great night out!

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JayC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lurcat is one of my favorite restaurants in Minneapolis. The food is amazing, the Loring park views are fun and the vibe is super cool.

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vipLateNightDiner
Minneapolis
87 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for better! We had a great Restaurant Week experience. Lurcat is doing everything right during COVID (and their food and service is outstanding, to boot). We enjoyed featured cocktails, well curated wine offerings and great menu options. Thanks for making our re-entry to the Mpls food scene so tasty and comfortable!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at the Lurcat and I was very impressed. The staff was amazing and so accommodating. Our waiter was patient with us and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was perfect as well! There was nothing to complain about. I’ll definitely be back again!

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vipPhantomDiner
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service never disappoint at Cafe Lurcat! We had a wonderful Restaurant Week dinner....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We made a reservation for restaurant week for 745 on a Tuesday. We didn’t sit at our table until 815pm... what was the point of a timed reservation? I had to ask for our meal to be rushed due to other engagements or I don’t think we would have started to eat until close to 9pm. I love you cafe lurcat but wow was service bad this night. I get we are all coming out of quarantine but restaurants have been open for a bit and restaurant week is always busy... we almost just walked out.

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MarthaB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing date night spot if you need a nice night out!

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MarioP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great salmon fun place to be would go back for this salmon otherwise price are moderate for location

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vipAmyStPaul
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night restaurant with terrific views of Loring Park!

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PerduAuMinnesota
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The quality of the food and the level of service are enjoyable. The French inspiration offers a distinct set of tastes. A bit more French-specific details could be added, such as included baskets of French bread, and a more diverse choice of wines (AOCs and VDQS for example). Additional menu items may also expand the level of immersion.

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JMarie
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am impressed every time we dine at Lurcat. Fabulous food, sensible safety precautions, excellent service, and beautiful ambiance. Can't wait to go back.

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vipChelseaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Overpriced

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JoeB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Doing a great job while implementing good Covid related measures. Would certainly go back. We had fantastic service.

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T0NY
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance. I had the BBQ salmon: great texture, taste, and presentation. My wife had the cod, which was outstanding taste, texture, and presentation. The apple, cheese and chive salad was also fantastic. They gave us a free desert for our anniversary. They were cinnamon doughnuts, which were fantastic, but they didn't contribute to the romantic vibe I was going for. We will definitely visit again.

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVEEEEEEE THIS PLACE. The service was astonishing and the place was even better.

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DavidH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, simply perfect. I recommend the miso black cod.

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ThomasR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing Valentine's day dinner at Café Lurcat. Our server Ken was charming, helpful, and fun. Ken also made some excellent drink suggestions. They put on 90's romance songs (Kiss from a Rose, Boyz to Men, etc.) which was a ton of fun for a couple of millennials. The food is amazing!!! The Chef came out to talk with us twice and made us the most delicious desserts. That really made the night special. Truly the best restaurant in all of Minneapolis. It's pricey, but totally worth it.

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KennedyS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious + fantastic meal, friendly attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience

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CeSunshine
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ok food for the price. I have try several times but have had same experience, I thought maybe since it was a special menu it would be better but just ok food, very well prepared and good quality but not at pair of other restaurants at the same price range or cheaper

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s date

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Turftime
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my Girlfriend here for Valentine’s Day. The ambiance was very nice and a very romantic restaurant. The service was excellent!! The food experience is amazing! This was a magnificent experience! I will definitely be dining here again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Been going here for years. Great spot. Get it’s covid time but.
Dirty windows. Dirty drum lights full of debris. Ratty carpets. Generally looking very tired. And long standing issue with exhaust in main dining room.
Going at some point D’amico clan spruces this great place up.

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vipqueenvee
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

it was so cold that we had to keep our winter puffers on during the whole time. we asked for the temperature to be turned up, but the waiter said that nothing could be done about it. it was also extremely dark, and we could barely see our food. we asked for a candle or some more light, and the waiter again said that nothing could be done about the darkness. we asked for bread, but the waiter said that they weren’t serving any bread due to the pandemic. the food was delicious, but the atmosphere was seriously subpar for a supposedly fine dining existence!

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TerryB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been in the dining room since Covid hit. Although it was 10 below zero the room was warm and it was encouraging to see so many people out celebrating their valentines. Lurcat has done a great job separating tables making it feel very safe. Of course the food was fantastic, the service excellent and we had a wonderful evening

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TamrahO
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

To say we were looking forward to our Feb. 12 Friday pre-Valentine’s dinner with my sister and husband is an understatement. We arrived 10 min early to join them at the bar. When checking in we were discouraged to join our guests at the bar “ because they were keeping on a tight schedule” and we needed to be at our table in 7 min. Fine. We didn’t order at the bar. We sat down at our table and waited some time before our busy waiter appeared. Food was great! Service was fine. It was -17 outside and the room as cold. Our feet froze. We put our coats over our shoulders. 22% tip was part of our $700 bill, no one sat at our table after us. A different greeting and letting us order and enjoy the bar for 20 entire min would have set a very different tone. Seemed uptight and a bit snobby.
Too bad as it’s our go to restaurant. Oh well.

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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 4445 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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