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Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.7
4.7
5126 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Café and Bar Lurcat, located next to Loring Park, is a hip, urban venue that boasts serious food and voguish design. Café Lurcat is a perfect blend of classic old world style with a Noveau twist. The expansive bar and lounge is ideal for casual cocktails and a la carte bites, while the romantic dining room creates the perfect ambiance for an exceptional foodie experience featuring sophisticated comfort food. We offer the perfect event venue for family celebrations, trendy parties, marriages, Bar Mitzvahs, showers, charity events, galas, graduations and black tie events. This iconic Minneapolis restaurant continues to age like a fine wine as it approaches its 20th year.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Bar Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (612) 486-5500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Sam Gilman
  • Private party facilities
    Cafe and Bar Lurcat offers many private and semi-private event spaces. For more information, call 612-238-4444 or email eventmanagers@damico.com
  • Private party contact
    D’Amico events team: (612) 238-4444
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Cross street
    Maple. Valet service is currently available Tuesday-Sunday
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking, MCTC Ramp on Hennepin- fee varies, Loop Lot on the corner of Maple and harmon $6.00 cash or app. Valet on Friday and Saturday only, $12.00 cash or credit.
  • Entertainment
    Ring in the New Year at Cafe and Bar Lurcat! Prefix $125 per person dinner menu 5:30pm-12:00am. Live music from The Andrew Walesch Trio and Mae Simpson Music 6:00pm-1:00am, complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Regular dinner menu NOT available. No bar menu, no happy hour. Credit card required for all reservations.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Pre Fixe

    $45.00 per person

    Mar 3 - Dec 29, 2024
    Cafe & Bar Lurcat will be offering a $45.00 pre fixe menu every Sunday, as well as our standard dinner menu.
    Sunday Pre Fixe Photo
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $50.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Cafe & Bar Lurcat will be offering a Family Style Mother's Day Brunch. $50.00 per person $18 for kids 12 and under.
    Mother's Day Brunch Photo

Offers

  • Bar Lurcat Happy Hour

    Apr 9 - Dec 31, 2024
    Tue - Fri - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Bar Lurcat will offer Happy Hour Tuesday-Friday 4:00-5:30. Bar Menu Available

    Bar Lurcat Happy Hour Photo

What 5,126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Romantic

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for fine wines

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Romantic

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    American

5,126 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday patio for apps and cocktails! Love the atmosphere and service! Bar menu is a big hit and I will be back asap.

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  2. ChrisD

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe Lurcat rarely disappoints for a nice dinner, but we appreciate their consistently good service. The Sunday prix fixe menu deal is a good deal. The only thing we miss is that they no longer serve their delicious warm bread and butter.

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  3. EdwardJ

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, attentive service, and a quiet atmosphere that was great for conversation.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing from the food to the staff. Highly recommend!

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  5. JaimeM

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    awesome food and service. Convenient valet parking,

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  6. Eliza

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great atmosphere! Will be back for sure!

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  7. NickC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and great food! My only complaint was that we had an early reservation so there wasn’t that many people in the restaurant and the hostess sat a group right next to us when the entire restaurant was empty. With barely anyone in the restaurant, we can hear every word spoken next to us and vise versa. Felt very exposed when I was trying to have an intimate date.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent, food was great! Great value.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for Easter brunch, which was delicious. Only real complaint was that it was served family style - and our 4-top table wasn’t really big enough for all those dishes. We felt cramped and needed to juggle things to make room from time to time, and had a couple mishaps with spilled drinks and dropped utensils that the wait staff didn’t notice until we asked for help. That said, we’ll be back - but maybe will request a bigger table next Easter.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter brunch was outstanding..and was served family style, a vast improvement from a buffet table..easier for them too, i would imagine. Everything was excellent. The only slight improvement i might suggest would be to bring the five course in two phases rather than all together: eggs/bacon and salad first,, the two meats and veggies second so they were a little warmer..but even the latter were still fine.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family of 10 had a lovely Easter brunch here last Sunday. The food was served family style, and everyone commented how delicious everything was. Service was excellent, prompt and friendly. We also really enjoyed the views of the Loring Park from the enormous windows. Great vibe!

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  12. April

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my favorite apple, cheese, chive salad and also discovered how special the caramelized cabbage is!!

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  13. JamesS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and wine. We enjoyed the environment and service. Thanks for everything.

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  14. NickiB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awesome! Food was very disappointing for the price point. The best part of the food was the side veggies with the steak and the doughnuts. I have had good food in the past at restaurant week, but all of our entrees were mediocre.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love coming to Lurcat. Always has great service and the menu changes enough but not to much to where I can’t find my old favorites. I tried the new scallops appetizer and the chicory salad. Both were out of this world. I Then had my old stand by, the seabass! It’s perfect every time. Can’t wait to come back.

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  16. RevC

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We used to love coming here to Cafe Lurcat. I love the setting of the building. The wonderful sofas and coffee table areas to eat at are sadly gone. The food was average. Not as good as before the pandemic. I hope they keep trying - maybe a new chef?

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  17. susanM

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a nice atmosphere and wonderful service. Can’t wait to come back

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  18. HeatherK

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful earlier dinner by the window. I recommend going an hour or so before sunset. Food was delicious and our service was perfect. We had a sitter for 3 hours and our server turned our meal into a 4-course so we could take our time. The support staff were also great. Felt well taken care of. Worth the spend; dinner for two was $250ish for four courses and drinks. Thanks.

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  19. MiguelB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Lurcat. I had not been there in a long time since I moved from Minneapolis during the pandemic. I found that the food, experience and service are as exquisite as ever. However, it has gotten very pricy.

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  20. Mike

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Cafe Lurcat. Place was very busy but not too loud. Food was excellent.

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  21. Tucker

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service, ambiance, outstanding food and r well managed

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great. The steak was very salty. The sweet potatos were great as well as the beet salad.

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  23. EDuncan

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently ranks as one of our favorites, whether treating out-of-towners, or just on a night when we don't feel like cooking.

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  24. chuckh

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. My only criticisms were that our appetizers came after our salads and the Sunday menu was not pointed out, which would have greatly reduced the amount. Otherwise, it was a great experience!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wait staff. The food is always amazing. Always a recommended restaurant in Mpls

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  26. lauriel

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The beet salad was delicious with complex and satisfying flavor throughout. The ambiance is upbeat, elegant and up lifting. Nick was very kind and helpful with menu and wine choices. Service was friendly and prompt both table side and after dinner at the bar. Thank you!!

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  27. MarkH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner here for our first anniversary. They couldn’t have been more wonderful and, of course, mon compliments aux chef. The oysters and the duck leg with fois gras were outstanding. Also, Ross is a killer sommelier. We shared a few of our favorites and he showed up with a very moderately-priced — but killer — red blend from Paso that made the evening perfect. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our first anniversary celebration. It was more than I could have hope for.

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  28. JayEtts

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an A+ experience here. The Sea Bass at Cafe Lurcat is my favorite menu item in the Twin Cities and the service was fantastic and on point as always. Can't wait to go back.

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  29. ElizabethS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal and wonderful service from Josephine. The seared scallops were absolutely amazing. We tried the Rainbow Trout Rillettes which was a dish we’d had before and it did not disappoint. All staff were kind and friendly. My French 75 was perfectly mixed as well!

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  30. PatK

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue for anniversary celebration. The sea bass and the pork chop special were both exceptional! And the desserts were very awesome too! Great service and recommendations from our server, Emily

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  31. VanessaJ

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon was amazing! I’m very picky about how salmon is done because I don’t enjoy it if it is cooked to where it is dry, but this was cooked perfectly. Our serving was outstanding, and we loved the beautiful ambiance. Highly recommend.

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  32. ChristineL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lurcat delivers as promised, consistently fabulous!

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  33. HopeW

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great old classic building and atmosphere. Always a good experience!

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  34. EboniK

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious from the very first sip of wine all the way through to the Key Lime sherbet! Excellent staff and our salmon was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back soon.

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  35. Jayl

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Two of us had the 3 course restaurant week sampler and Lurcat went 6 for 6. All of the plates were outstanding in presentation and flavor. What we had - 1st course: Steak Tartar Apple, Cheese and Chive salad Main Korean Barbecue Salmon 7oz Filet Mignon (upcharge but perfectly done and flavored) Desert Creme Brulee Donuts

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  36. SallyL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've hosted events for work here and just have always appreciate the venue, the food, and the service! Wonderful experience. Until next time! Thank you! Sally

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  37. Critter

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been coming here for 25 years and love it. The main dining area is quitter and more intimate. The wait staff is first class and the food was a little on the pricey side but is definitely worth it. All in all it is a great place for special occasion or casual dinner or drinks on the bar side,

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  38. EdnaM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit to Cafe Lurcat but it won’t be my last. During Restaurant week we like to try restaurants we haven’t been to before. We loved the Cafe. The location, the ambiance, the staff, the food, the drinks! Really everything was delightful. We ate in the Bar area which has a great vibe. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  39. ToniD

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to Café Lurcat for restaurant week. We thought the portions might be smaller, but they were all a good size except for the Panna cotta shortbread dessert. We started with Apple, Cheese, Chive & Chicory Salad Endive. Our entrées were Korabuta Pork Chop & Korean barbecue salmon. All were very tasty except the black rice with the salmon was not that great. The teeny tiny Panna cotta dessert was a tasty chocolate treat, although barely a bite. The watermelon sorbet was light and enjoyable. The servers were attentive and the atmosphere pleasant, although maybe a tad chilly because we were seated next to the window.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is best service we have experienced in years. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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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 5126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

1624 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Maple. Valet service is currently available Tuesday-Sunday
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Bar Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Metered street parking, MCTC Ramp on Hennepin- fee varies, Loop Lot on the corner of Maple and harmon $6.00 cash or app. Valet on Friday and Saturday only, $12.00 cash or credit.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sam Gilman
  • Entertainment
    Ring in the New Year at Cafe and Bar Lurcat! Prefix $125 per person dinner menu 5:30pm-12:00am. Live music from The Andrew Walesch Trio and Mae Simpson Music 6:00pm-1:00am, complimentary champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Regular dinner menu NOT available. No bar menu, no happy hour. Credit card required for all reservations.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (612) 486-5500
  • Private party facilities
    Cafe and Bar Lurcat offers many private and semi-private event spaces. For more information, call 612-238-4444 or email eventmanagers@damico.com
  • Private party contact
    D’Amico events team: (612) 238-4444
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