Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.7
4561 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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 4561 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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joshh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, they never let us down. We go there for special events and they make us feel very special. Can’t recommend them enough!

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vipmkp10
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful evening. We love it there!

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Nanc
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Great food. Excellent service

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SharonB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lurcat is a beautiful restaurant in a large open space with big windows overlooking a pretty park at the edge of downtown Minneapolis. It is a terrific restaurant for a special occasion as it is expensive. The food is upscale American--a small menu but a wide variety of options. I had miso glazed cod with slaw on the side and a bread basket with delicious variety of Foccacia and French bread. My meal was great---a perfect amount of food with the half-sized option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its going to be hardpressed to try other things on the menu when the cod was so amazing and best octopus ever!!

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EDuncan
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding and entertaining service ; excellent food and drink; great for pre-Walker event

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Jeri
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here. We had a great night and a fabulous server

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SusanH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, we had an enjoyable evening.

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vipRaya
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I've been heret several times before & liked it for special occasions. but this time it was disappointing. I reserved it this time for my mom's 60th birthday and indicated birthday as the reason for reservation. We were greeted with a happy birthday, but it was never mentioned again or asked whether we would like to have a candle on the dessert we ordered. Our experience started with the waiter spilling water on a quarter of the table. Instead of offering to change the table or the tablecloth, just a cloth napkin was placed over it. Our red wine order came in the wrong white wine glass (you just don't expect that from such a place). Our food orders all came fairly late, including "bread service", which should never take long. We ordered the full order of Cod (7 oz) but I'm sure we got the half order (3.5 oz) by mistake. To be fair, it tasted good. The lamb sausage pasta I ordered was so salty I had to return it (I have never done that in my life).Everyone had to wait for my food to arrive again. The second time it was only slightly better and I ate just half of it. Other orders in our party was hanger steak, which tasted good, but I've had better at other restaurants. Our dessert, as I mentioned didn't come with even one candle. The restaurant has added 22% gratuity on all checks (not the price of items individually, but it gets added at the end) to avoid having to tip. But I would prefer that number to be closer to 18% so I have some room to actually show whether I am satisfied with the experience. The dinner for 4 cost $420 (and that didn’t include the pasta), which I think is super expensive for what we got. I anticipated it to be expensive, but I also anticipated a better experience. It was not worth it.
I think Cafe Lurcat needs to work harder to stay relevant to the younger population and not take their patronage for granted, with so many great restaurants in the Twin Cities. Soon there will only be people who go there for the nostalgia.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is always excellent. I rated the service good because I am sure they are currently understaffed and things took longer than they had before. Great people watching.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Save for 1 dish, the food was great. The service was excellent. A wonderful spot beside the park!

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vipElizabethB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for our End of school family dinner! Great food, great service— especially for our daughter with celiac disease who needed gluten free food. Fantastic all around!

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vipTravelingDuo
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Be aware that “management “ does not permit any outside wine to be brought into the restaurant unless as a gift for others. They have prohibited their waitstaff from opening any outside wine. This surprise disappointment was hard to understand since they would have made considerably more money if they had charged a corkage fee like other restaurants. We will not dine here again.

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vipRobertAStrommen
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always.... miss you in Naples

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chezbow
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One in our party had the 1/2 portion of Black Cod which was tiny and not that good. Wish they would bring the Sea Bass back in place of that. Other than that, a 5 star for sure. Great service and atmosphere!

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vipmspdiners
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal. Cafe Lurcat always rises to the occasion.

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PatriceJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect evening. The service was exceptional, the food was perfect. Thank you for a beautiful meal.

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namaste
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

They have the best French in town! The service of exceptional.

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CindyG
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first official post-vaccination dinner inside a restaurant and this was the perfect choice! The restaurant is in a beautiful old building and is quite large and airy. Tables were spaced out nicely (They do have some seating outside, but we decided to dine inside). Our table had the crab soufflé with a mustard sauce and grapes for a starter. Really good. Apple salad is fantastic (it is enough for a couple of people). Our table had the hamburger (two sliders, really), the beef tenderloin, and the cod along with a side of roasted cauliflower. All really exceptional along with great service. We had wanted to come to this restaurant for some time and were not disappointed! We definitely plan to go back. Love, a very satisfied customer!

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RachelJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO delicious! Great recommendations from the waiter as well.

RJ
vipRJWH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both great. One of my favorite places to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lurcat is the best in the business!

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vipDavidS
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It had been a while since our last visit to Cafe Lurcat. It will be another while until we return.

Our waiter was awesome and I left him a $66 tip to reflect that.

Otherwise our $400 meal for two people was simply not worth it.

The patio where we sat was nice but the extremely loud motorcycles and other vehicles going by periodically were ruinous to the ambiance. At times our waiter had to simply stop talking and wait for traffic noise to abate to communicate with us. I recommend not being seated in the patio.

The food and drink delivery were very slow, and we as a result spent 2.5 hours having dinner, causing concern that our 2 hour parking meter limit would end up in a ticket.

In addition, several times food was delivered to our table that wasn’t for our table. Of course the interruption to our private conversation was additionally extended as others had to come by and ask us if the items was ours then figure out who it really was for then come back again and apologize for the mix up. This happened at least three times.

When my entree was brought to the table, it was incorrect. I had placed a full order of the Miso cod (which was quite good). I was brought a half order which was a piece of cod approximately 1.5” square. I just sat there and looked at it trying not to laugh and could hear our waiter talking to the person who brought it out telling them I had ordered the full version. After a little bit a second half order piece of cod was delivered.

As far as value goes, not a lot there. Our total order for dinner was:

Bread service
Burrata and tomato salad
Apple cheese & chive salad
Miso Cod
Tenderloin
Chocolate tart
$98 bottle of Marion Valpolicella, not bad, not great.

That all added up to $333 and with the tip came to $400 and change. I can get a better meal at ie (Italian eatery) for half the price and spend the same $98 for a bottle of Amarone della Valpolicella, which is a far, far better wine.

All in all don’t plan to return anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

S Butler

Great place for a romantic birthday celebration! We hadn’t dined out in quite a while so Lurcat was the obvious choice. The Apple Cheddar Salad, Lurcat Burger, and birthday doughnuts never disappoint.

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MANUT
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience5

Went to this place to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The restaurant is nice however, the service could have been better. I did not like the manner in which the anger Ross approach us about taking a picture in a part of the the restaurant. He was rude and inconsiderate. After dinner, there was a nice lady that was able to capture a pic of us after telling us that we could not take pictures in the restaurant.

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ThomasR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. Great place for an anniversary. Special thanks to some wonderful servers Lindsey and Ken!!

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vipSearcemn
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant for many many years. So happy to be able to e joy the wonderful food , great service and gorgeous outdoor patio again!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nothing special and not worth the price point IMO - we ate outside because it was so loud inside. My fiancée and I got the chicken, scallops, cheese tray and broccolini. Honestly I thought the cheese tray (4 cheeses and 4 sauces to go with each cheese) and the Brussel sprout salad that came with the scallops were the best parts. Nothing wow’d me or was overly impressive. I like simple food cooked well, but everything was just plain or ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

La comida muy buena! Es un poco caro pero lo vale, todo lo que pedimos desde el pan hasta el postre excelente.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with friends from out of town, can’t wait to go back! So good!

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vipAlbarinoWineGreat
Minneapolis
98 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Pricey for the amount of food given in each entree.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service ALWAYS, the best food in MPLS, and an all-together perfect experience

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LeatriceB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! 2nd time there and loved it more than the 1st time!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife said it was the best fish she’s ever had. My steak was perfect as well. A little loud with exposed kitchen and louder than expected music but that was part of the experience.great views of the park and city. We will be back for another date night.

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Jodee
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating out in over a year and the 'wait' was worth it. Amazing food, great service, and a good time with friends.

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Mhutch
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 20 years of going to this great place.

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ColinW
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The miso cod was the best thing I can remember eating in a long time. Beautiful restaurant

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Fragrantflower
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding. Waiter could have been a little less like an automaton.

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vipSheriC
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kiley was amazing! She was very attentive & friendly!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mothers day

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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 4561 OpenTable diners.

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