Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.7
4607 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
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBent
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I had the chicken, got a tiny thigh for 30+ dollars. There was no Chardonnay under $65. My husband got pasta when he ordered salmon. They packed up the salmon and it will most likely die a sad refrigerator death.

Loved being outside though. The server was very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful setting. Very gracious and pleasant wait staff. Good, nice food and wine. Wonderful mini donuts

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vipwe2eat
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday meal.

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Himself1
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Cole, was outstanding!! Super solicitous and helpful.

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Thankful2dine
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful preparation of the sea bass and salmon. The cauliflower was incredible. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, staff was knowledgeable and attentive and the entire experience was enjoyable.

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vipUgurS
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Korean bbq salmon is a blissful dish
Props to the chef
Scallops are amazing wish it’s prepped without pork product in the same dish.
Thank you for the great experience.

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Vdubs
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only small issue we had was our table would wobble so it got a bit annoying. We had to keep our feet on it so it doesn’t wobble. Everything else was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can not say a negative thing about thus place. The waiter Noah was delightful, attentive friendly and helpful. We arrived early on Friday night at 5:15. It was a gorgeous, warm summer evening in Minneapolis across from Loring Park. We started with their featured drinks. They were refreshing and delicious. We then ordered a small plate of sliced warm focaccia bread with whipped butter and vinegar and balsamic dressing on the side. Noah was so attentive with the timing of our drinks, appetizers and entrees that our evening was easy, relaxing, fun and magical. The entrees were so delicious. I had the salmon with the ginger sauce on the side and it melted in my mouth. My partner had the beef filet which was tasty, tender and done to perfection! We shared the baby potatoes and roasted cauliflower. Both sides were fabulous. The potatoes were sweet and creamy inside and the cauliflower was roasted to a deep golden brown with clarified butter. Yum! Last but not least, we shared the vanilla Bundt cake with vanilla mousse on top with blackberries in the middle and candied pistachios sprinkled on top. Our glasses of Ice water were never empty. Our two hour dining experience was pure bliss. We absolutely will be returning.

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vipmidwestmarc14
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is one of the best Mpls has to offer. Consistently delicious. Main dining room was closed due to lack of staff which has been a ubiquitous problem this summer for all service industries. We loved sitting in the bar area however, at a great table by the windows overlooking the great outdoor patio and watching the beautiful sunset as we ate. The service was wonderful as always. Like most restaurants in the country today Lurcat has faced many obstacles to staying open and relevant. They have succeeded on both counts. My Korean BBQ Salmon was cooked to perfection. The miso black Cod was also amazing. The one comment we had from our California guests was the pricing was higher than similar restaurants in Los Angeles. Prices all over Twin Cities have been raised. This is no exception. Support local businesses and eat at Cafe Lurcat.

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DavidG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good experience last night. The food was delicious. Everyone loved the apple salad. One thought, would be nice to get bread, since the food is expensive, and that should be automatic.

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vipRafaelM
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had guests from Chicago and took them to Lurcat for restaurant week. Absolutely enjoyed the food and dining experience.

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tess
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Anniversary dinner

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ADRIANAG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We liked the place, but the atmosphere was kind of cold at the room in front of the show kitchen where we were seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and delicious food! Definitely plan to go again and recommend to others.

MB
vipMaggieB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I really feel like this place has changed since opening back up. I miss the old Lurcat.

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WendyS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lurcat was amazing. Everything about it. Wonderfully creative menu and fabulous wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely!

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SarahG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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BrittaneyB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance. Beautiful building and location. Chef made a special accommodation on our Amish chicken plate and substituted the croquette for zucchini noodles. We are so grateful keto diets are welcome here.

CJ
CactusJim
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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BillSvr
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

We love the place and were glad to get back for a happy hour post close down. The food and service was, as always, very good!! The issue is that you used to have a very attractive happy hour reduced price menu and drinks - now all gone!! With each of us having two drinks and some apps - bill was $145.00 - just over the top - can't and won't do that again. Part of this was the 22% service charge - most of which does not go to our server -not good and I bet you have or will loose many of the great staff you have. I want to tip my server! You need to figure out how to better compensate the back of the house staff - all of which are important - but current approach is not working well.
So bottom line, no happy hour specials, very expensive apps and plates, 22% fee, etc. We will unfortunately, not be back - very sad but that is the fact!

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LizzieC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seems silly to rate every aspect of Lurcat 5 stars, I tried to find one area I could rate 4 stars so it'd be believable, but am unable. Consistency across the board, I don't know how they do it, from friendly phone to warm greeting at the door, to delish cocktails, superior waitstaff, perfectly timed courses, attentive but not lurking water/busing service, gorgeous ambience and oh, the food. Everything I've ever had at Lurcat was out of the park. There, I said it. Fini.

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CathyM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a meet up to catch up

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around. Great patio area!

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vipMarkS
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wine by the glass very limited and rather low end. Otherwise a truly great place for a special dinner

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foodiephile
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely dinner outside at Cafe Lurcat. It has been a long time since we last were here, but it lived up to every expectation. The food was better than ever--especially the miso black cod! We took both my elderly parents and out 12 year old son and everyone enjoyed what they had as well as the evening overall.

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RolandA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the greatest restaurants in Minneapolis. The miso sea bass is gone but the miso black cod is every bit as good.

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Sammy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Enjoyed the quality of the food. Service was supreme.

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ZoeH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, wonderful food! Celebrated a birthday here and would absolutely do it again!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu will taste exceptionally wonderful! It is one of my favorite restaurants ever , food, ambiance , service, absolutely phenomenal! This time we had the octopus and fried rice for appetizers, salmon and beef for entrees, cocktails were great, the fries and mini doughnuts are a must. Beautiful restaurant and first class service and atmosphere!

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vipBrianD
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back. Food and service are as good as ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary! Exceptional experience - great food, great ambiance, great service. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The fish entrees were mediocre. Black cod very soft with weak structure. Salmon overcooked and dry. Cauliflower was ordinary.

Steak tartar was excellent.

Service professional.

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vipOrderthecod
Minneapolis
53 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great to be back to Lurcat. The food is fabulous - love the Miso Black Cod. Drinks are well done and good size. Happy to see the outdoor courtyard. Sorry to see how poorly people dress

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Sheri
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The restaurant was not like it was pre pandemic. The menu was very limited and food quality was just ok. They have now added a 22% service charge to apparently help their employees. Our server gave us donuts for dessert, saying they were complimentary, but then charged us for them! We pointed this out and she removed the charge saying it was a mistake. Really?!

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FoodforThought
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We went early for dinner. Seated indoors, by window. Food and service were great. Noise levels increased as more people got in, my only criticism. We were shouting by the end. Price reflects the quality of food. Risotto, chicken and fish were all great. Crab small plate fantastic!

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vipjen4
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Have been here many times and always been very satisfied. It was a different story last night. Food service was very very slow. Waiter was unremarkable in his attentiveness. I am sad to say I will have to think really hard about returning to a once favorite spot.

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WillM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location with thoughtful service. Food was outstanding as usual, as were the drinks.

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Zevanff
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re in the city of Minneapolis, looking for a romantic dining experience or just a nice elevated food outing with friends, The Cafe Lurçat is a must!!!

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Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis is rated 4.7 stars by 4607 OpenTable diners.

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