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Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.8
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4245 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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. Open Tue-Sat evenings. Reservations Recommended.

Support Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis during COVID-19

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 4245 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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davidk
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. This is easily my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities. The atmosphere is romantic, the food is amazing, the wine list Is huge with great prices, and the service is out of this world. The service is what really crushes it. I could easily name 20 things the waiter did to make the experience more enjoyable.

This is my go to spot for any first romantic dinner or to take a current gf somewhere special. You can’t miss.

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vipGaoV
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for a family get together! The sea bass was amazing! Very romantic with great wine list. Service was over the top. Thank you, thank you!!!

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PAME
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad about the homeless encampment across the street . I’m sure it is off putting for your guests. I feel bad for all down town restaurants. The tax on the bill seemed high.

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JayC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to get back in a restaurant and Lurcat is managing the environment well. Ample space between tables...much more than expected. Lurcat always has met our expectations with excellent service and well prepared and flavorful dishes. The price point is a little higher but the restaurant is in a tough position with limited seating because of the current environment. Lurcat has gone to a flat fee or service charge of 22% and eliminated tipping (although there still is an optional tipping line on the credit card bill?). I've always been a consistent 20% tipper so no real big change there. As long as the service remains at a high level I don't have an issue. The Sea Bass is off the menu and replaced with Black Cod but still has that wonderful miso/mirin glaze. Cooked perfectly! We split an order of the cod and enjoyed a small steak for a surf and turf meal. Finished with the mini doughnuts for desert just as an ode to missing the state fair this year.

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KerryR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lurcat continues to be one of the most reliably-fantastic dining experiences. If you want to KNOW that you are going to have amazing food, service, atmosphere, and an all-around incredible experience this is the place to go.

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Gina
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Lurcat WAS my favorite restaurant of all time...the ambiance, wine list, and miso sea bass are the best. However, I visited Lurcat with my husband this past weekend for the first time since COVID. They've raised all their prices, included a 22% service charge on all food, and got rid of the signature dish, the miso sea bass. They've replaced the sea bass with cod. This is a huge disappointment. I ordered the salmon and it was under cooked and came with a small scoop of watery black rice...for $34. The total meal was $326 total - $107 of it being a service charge and minneapolis taxes. Not to mention, the view was a homeless encampment in Loring Park. Sadly, we will not be returning.

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vipRick
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and delicious food! Thanks!

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vipmistake
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was always our favorite, and was so glad to have it reopen-even if it was on the patio(which was really nice). Once again-the service was fantastic. The food was delicious, with a menu that provided varying options. I highly recommend this restaurant-I know we will be back soon!

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KayH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff seemed very conscientious and the protocols made me feel safe.

I’m vegan and appreciated the fact that I had 2-3 things from which to choose. I had the falafel. Very tasty.

Lurcat has a nice, spacious patio area.

All in all, a pleasant ‘first time out’ for me and my companions.

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KrisJack
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our experience at Cafe Lurcat was excellent. Our servers were extraordinary and the food was delicious. This remains our favorite place to dine when we want a special night out!

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Harris
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food. We had a very.nice, relaxing dinner. Thanks Lurcat!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved my chicken! Steak wasn’t all that, undercooked 2x. But LOVED the service and ambience. Would of course come back!

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JosephA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is extremely high quality the dishes are marvelous and complex and the wait staff is very helpful and courteous. This should be considered a top restaurant in the twin cities and is a great destination if you're looking to treat someone to a fancy dinner. The steak and tuna tartar are incredible and the cocktail selection is choice. Highly recommend and a must-visit for food enthusiasts. I originally booked a reservation here out of curiosity because I saw that the place was very popular while I was exercising around the neighborhood. I now see that this popularity is well deserved.

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Savana
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a new place for my boyfriend and I to try and I’m glad we tried it. The food is incredible; very talented chefs. The waiters are so friendly and easy to talk to. Inside interior is absolutely gorgeous and their patio outside is comfy and cozy. I’d only recommend putting some sting lights above the patio for some more lighting but other than that, even the plastic chairs are actually pretty comfy. It started raining wile my bf and I were out on the patio and the waiters were quick to move the umbrellas over us all and invite us to come inside if we’d like. Overall DEFINITELY coming back again and again. Highly recommend this place <3

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Went for my birthday. They were so cold, not engaging whatsoever. I always get the sea bass and they don’t have it anymore.
I thought the food was just okay for the cod they suggested.
Overall I felt really dissatisfied and disappointed.

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vipLesF
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lurcat is always a wonderful experience. Even during this pandemic it was its usual self! It’s so nice to have it back.

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TamiD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible!! Drink is where great!! Wonderful for a special night out!

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DavidS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thrilled Cafe Lurcat is reopened. We had a lovely meal on the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great with taking measures for COVID safety! The menu was full with delicious options - everything was perfect.

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KatieP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is fantastic, service was top notch. For the price, I wish the restaurant would at least require business casual for the dress code, but that’s just a personal preference. Our server Sandy was so lovely and very knowledgeable about the menu.

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vipChristinaR
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Lurcat food, service, and atmosphere is top notch. Even after months of being closed from Covid, they didn’t skip a beat.

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vipdanabeth1
Minneapolis
327 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all the food was so good, we missed it while Lurcat was closed, followed COVID rules very well, great service, love it here, great appetizers and Miso Cod

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vipPeteM
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service

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vipMikeS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was as wonderful as the service - so glad they are back and open!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside on the gorgeous patio with Sandie as a our server. Everything was excellent!!!!!

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vipJMK2112
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First night back open and was fantastic. Great service and layout was comfortable social distancing.

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vipSearcemn
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at Lurcat after the shutdown in March. It’s always a favorite place for us to go. The outdoor patio is beautiful and there was plenty of space between tables. Service was great and very careful to observe correct protocols for safety.
Loved the green salad with peas and avocado cream. Fries are always amazing and everyone was happy with their meals.
Thank you Lurcat and D’Amico for braving this new world!

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vipfoodforthought
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the fried chicken

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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???