Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.8
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4217 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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Sweeping views of Loring Park, innovative American food, a captivating bar featuring 200+ wines with 30 by the glass make this venue a complete destination. Open every evening. Reservations Recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing. The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding. You just can’t beat the ambiance at Lurcat.

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etchaskesher
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Cafe Lurcat. They never disappoint. Even in the strange days leading to restaurants closing due to COVID-19, they showed their professionalism by going out of their way to take precautions. We had hesitated going out, but decided to do so with some reservations. The server was upbeat and very attentive and helped us forget, for while, the state of the world—at least for a while.

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GJMjr
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific food and noise level was very reasonable.

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vipMMMgood
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected food was fantastic, great service and total experience exceeded our expectations

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vipQuequemonkey
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely dinner with my coworkers the service and food were both fabulous. As always!

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KelsyG
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The apple chive salad, French fries and brussel sprouts were delicious as always. The service was great as always. We tried the sea bass the time and the flavor was incredible.

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vipfrankie
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal perfectly cooked attentive pleasant service and beautiful ambiance (not to mention half priced bottles of wine) what’s not to like???

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Open tables everywhere in the dining room however twice within one month of making a reservation for 2, we were placed at the same table, a table that squeezed within the original entryway and the non-functioning door. Really? I can forgive that 1 time but not 2 times.

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AnneC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional... All food was delicious and beautifully plated. Very well-coordinated and highly-professional service. (My only suggestion would be to make sure side cars are made with cognac and Cointreau... Wine with dinner was very tasty though.) Overall a GREAT evening... We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fabulous and knowledgeable. Food was awesome. Beautiful restaurant

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MusicalCourses
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Second time eating here. Both times I've wanted to love the place. Both times, the food didn't quite hit the mark. For example, the he server and water boys were attentive despite slow delivery times in the kitchen. That was appreciated. Bottom line, though, I think the food elsewhere for the price point is better.

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KelseyC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in the twin cities. The food is incredible and the staff are amazing.

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Larry
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The amount of food for the price is fairly expensive. The taste was good, just small portions. Beautiful room with nice views. Definitely go back for a drink.

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D726
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here, and I chose to sit in the bar this time, still great top-notch service, and great food and wine!

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AlanW
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy going to Bar Lurcat for a happy hour drink for fun or dining in the excellent restaurant for a great dinner. Service and food is constantly great.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went on date night and had a pleasant evening. The food was good but was very meat based with limited vegetables and no vegetarian entree option. Service was excellent and so was dessert.

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Restaurantweeknightout
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In one word - Awesome. Delicious food, excellent service, good atmosphere.

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ACole
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pork chop was a little disappointing - we thought it was overdone. Everything else was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Café Lurcat is usually our go-to spot. This time our experience was very disappointing. The hostess was very curt and impatient. Our waiter was very dismissive and kept leaving the table when we tried to order. He never brought my husband’s cocktail, he brought my friend the wrong glass of wine (and did not believe her, so left to ask the bartender what he poured), snatched a glass out of my hand, acted very out-upon when mistakes were pointed out. He was very rude.
In hindsight, I should have asked to see the manager.
I ordered the hanger steak, which was quite bland, though the sauce was good. Everyone else like theirs (pot roast and salmon- which was &42!). The donuts, which I normally love, tasted as if they were fried in burnt oil.
And they add a “wellness charge” to the bill. What, exactly, am I paying for?

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JayN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been in the hospitality business for 30 plus years, and I can honestly say this was one of my top 5 dining experiences. The atmosphere, the vibe were outstanding ; classic with enough eclecticism to make the space feel hip. I absolutely loved the lamps mounted on the bar. The service was second to none in the twin cities. The food was outstanding, only questionable point was the pork chop that was slightly over cooked. Excellently balanced wine selection that had Cabernet Franc, one of my favorites, that is not a normal place holder on a wine list.

Service these days is the way to differentiate yourself in a world of generification. Cafe Lurcat, certainly understands this. Our experience, that started at the host stand with an offer to check our coats set the tone. The engagement, attentiveness, and salesmanship of the bar staff was outstanding. The communication to us as to table availability and which table he would recommend for views and comfort, the offer to tray deliver our partial beverages, and then to find out he had discussed our selections with our server, was a welcome surprise in today’s marketplace. The experience only continued to be great, as the level of service continued table side as well. The menu knowledge, the reading of the level of diner, the attentiveness, and the team work of the entire dining staff made this an experience to talk about.

I will recommend this establishment to anyone willing to listen.

Thank You for being one of the best around

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night spot! Went for restaurant week second year in a row. Will be back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Honestly, it was restaurant week and Lurcat seemed to be begrudgingly participating. We were rushed, our server was ambivalent and the constant pacing by tables by the managers made the evening disappointing.

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KimV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a GREAT time. Service, food, everything was GREAT!

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vipPhantomDiner
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never miss a restaurant week experience at Lurcat. The Korean BBQ Salmon is so delicious! Always great service throughout the restaurant. If you haven’t been to Lurcat, you’re missing out.

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Annie
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, terrific service by Ken and service team, and friendly staff. Will definitely be back!

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vipMakeba
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

GREAT restaurant with EXCELENT customer service.

Thank you for a great meal and wonderful dinning experience :-)

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ChristiK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for Restaurant week, but tried the brussels sprouts and mussels from the main menu as well. The food was good, but inconsistent. While the salmon was amazing, the pork chop with blue cheese butter was dressed so heavily I couldn't taste anything but the blue cheese. The brussels were okay, but nothing special. The mussels were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant week. Food was good but only tasting portions.

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vipdawnwstar
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed a dinner during Restaurant Week. The Salmon entree was amazing. So much flavor and it was cooked to perfection. The salad with the butternut squash on it was very tasteful too. It was busy and the server was okay but nothing over the top. It was quite a bit louder than I expected but the overall experience was great!

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Hannah
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous service, good food and nice atmosphere. Sunday Date Night is a great deal! We plan to go back.

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vipRickC
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six couples had dinner together Sunday night and everyone said their meal was excellent.

Staff went out of their way to ensure an memorable experience. We will return.

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MaryS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot if you’re looking for a more upscale dinner in Minneapolis. I usually prefer a more casual setting but brought guests here for a special occasion. Was glad to feel like it was high quality without being pretentious. Everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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vipJrRyan
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth the price and we had great service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night!

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vipOutstanding
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and recommendations, food was excellent. We had a great girls night out! The sea bass is outstanding - give that a try when you go!

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vipGinnyG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service, will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and even more amazing service!!

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vipJillianW
New York Area
4 reviews