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About Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

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, a captivating bar featuring 200+ wines with 30 by the glass make this venue a complete destination. Open every evening. Reservations Recommended.

1624 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Café Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday- 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Bar: Sunday-4:30pm-10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Maple

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 486-5500

Website:
http://www.cafelurcat.com/

Entertainment:
Ring in the New Year at Cafe and Bar Lurcat. Enjoy our 4-Course Pre-fix Chef Menu $100.00 per person. Live Music from 6:00pm-10:30pm, DJ 10:30pm-1:30am, Balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Seating all 4 dining rooms. Credit card required for all reservations.

Parking Details:
Lurcat Valet $9.00 cash at curb, metered street parking, MCTC Ramp on Hennepin- fee varies, Loop Lot on the corner of Maple and harmon $6.00 cash available

Executive Chef:
Jordan Swiler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Ring in the New Year at Cafe and Bar Lurcat. Enjoy our 4-Course Pre-fix Chef Menu $90.00 per person. Live Music from 6:00pm-10:30pm, DJ 10:30pm-1:30am, Balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Seating all 4 dining rooms. Credit card required for all reservations.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at Cafe and Bar Lurcat. Enjoy our 4-Course Pre-fix Chef Menu $100.00 per person. Live Music from 6:00pm-10:30pm, DJ 10:30pm-1:30am, Balloon drop and complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Seating all 4 dining rooms. Credit card required for all reservations.

Private Dining

Cafe and Bar Lurcat offers many private dining spaces and both the Cafe and Bar are available for private functions. Space for groups of over 10 can also be reserved in the bar area. Please take the 360 virtual tour at www.cafelurcat.com to view these beautiful eclectic spaces.

Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (83)
Good for a Date (82)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
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Romantic (70)
Fit for Foodies (69)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Good for Birthdays (50)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Notable Wine List (42)
Scenic View (42)
Pre/post Theatre (41)
Worth the Drive (37)
Fun (35)
Business Meals (34)
Hot Spot (32)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for Groups (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
People Watching (25)
Cozy (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Authentic (16)
Casual (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Healthy (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Late-night Find (14)
Seasonal (13)
Great for Lunch (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I were coming from NW Suburbs looking for somewhere new. We are self proclaimed foodies that follow a paleo lifestyle and Café Lurcat was exactly the menu we were looking for. From the Oyseters to the AMAZING Sea Bass all the way to our dessert. We received top notch service with top notch meals. We will be back again with friends!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Probably the best meal I’ve had since moving to Minneapolis. Slightly pricey, but food is good, service was great, and we weren’t rushed. Great experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Cafe Lurcat was everything I hoped for: quiet, charming, top-notch food and drink, and excellent service. I highly recommend this fantastic restaurant for a great dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience. We were in a side room which was very quiet, peaceful, and had a good view. Outstanding service and delicious over the top comfort food-pot roast with lots of puréed potatoes and gravy. Birthday guests were eat given tiny donuts to die for and share with the table. Couldn’t have been better! Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The service, food and ambiance predictably exceptional, I knew this was the right place to bring my college roommates from around the U.S. to have just the right vibe of fun, beauty and boho chic!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Seasonal, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Cafe Lurcat is always a solid place for date night; great food, great service and great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Fabulous all around! I have never been disappointed and everyone we have brought for dinner has love it!
Food is fantastic, service is great... "Date Night" is a gem!
Planning on our next night!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing food and wonderful service. We took advantage of the 2 for $50 Sunday special and we will be going back asap for another wonderful dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Fantastic service and five star food.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service. Neat building and restaurant space. Beef tenderloin was excellent. Scallops were good. Carrot side was good. Crab cake was good. Mini donuts were better than the fair, less grease. Drinks were decent. We will go back. Downside was that if you go see a show or event downtown you really have to drive here. Parking was easy around the corner at the $6 lot though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food at Lurcat never disappoints! Hangar steak and the salmon were delicious! Apple salad and of course the irresistible fries!
The large windows make for a beautiful setting to watch the snow falling in Loring Park.
So beautiful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Perfect place to take someone from out of town. Excellent food and wine. In the shadow of the Basilica, you can easily slip over to the Walker sculpture garden afterwards.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Disappointing. Over the last 10 years I have eaten at Lurcat I have been satisfied.
This last meal was not. The sea bass still tasted good, but for $40 it is no longer a good value.
The Sauvignon Blanc was decent, but not At $55. It was also not chilled and need to be put on ice delaying the enjoyment. The rest of the dishes we OK.
Two of my guest ordered a salad and apertiser. The bill for 3 with tip was over $200.
Cafe Lurcat is a beautiful restaurant. Very comfortable with a view of Loring Park.
This was a Monday night and the restaurant was not busy so why the service was slow?
I do not plan on returning until I hear things have improved.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

No one has better service. It’s all in the subtle way they do things.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great experience!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I made a dinner reservation for four to celebrate my husband's birthday. The hostess sat us in the bar and told me that because I made the reservation online and didn't specify that we wanted to be seated in the cafe/restaurant, they could seat us anywhere there was an open table. There were no tables available in the cafe, only the bar. My husband and I were both disappointed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great dinner. Ordered and shared some of their specialities: sea bass, tenderloin and roasted cauliflower. Everything was wonderful.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This was our first visit to Cafe Lurcat. John, our waiter, was fantastic, very attentive, knowledgeable and engaging. The food was very good, the vibe was cool, and it was a really special night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had an enjoyable time celebrating our anniversary. Our waitress was amazing and very personable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Good food and even better service!!! We were there to celebrate our 14th anniversary. After we finished our dinner, we left but forgot our camera bag for about a week!?!?! Amazingly, someone found it and left it with the Manager until we remembered what happened to it!? We would to thank the staff, managers, cooks, and great customers who found our missing camera that had all off anniversary pictures. Date Night at Cafe Lurcat never disappoints!! Thank you Cafe Lurcat for being awesome!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Hadn't been to Cafe Lurcat in a long time--so good to be back. Great service. Loved sitting by the windows, watching the weather. Started with the apple, cheese, chives salad which was delicious--great combination. Hangar steak was outstanding as were the scallops. Also had cauliflower which we really enjoyed. Delightful dining experience-we won't wait so long to go back!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I love Lurcat - a mainstay in Minneapolis. The ambiance is unparalleled, the food and drinks awesome, and service on point. I will say that two dishes we ordered were definitely too heavily salted: the Hangar Steak and the Scallop dish. We did give the feedback to the manager circling tables, and she mentioned she would share with the chef.

In addition, we shared with the server that there were some specific dietary restrictions, and he didn't seem as accommodating or concerned as we would have hoped, leaving us to navigate menu choices more than I would have liked. Then, after previously sharing no sugar in my diet, he still pressured me on dessert until I reminded him of that.

Other than this, the service was great, glasses always filled and checking in just enough. Price-wise I would say it is expensive for what you get, but it's Lurcat.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic food. Never fails to provide top quality, creative food and service. Newer menu in the last year that improved dining options but the Sea Bass and Pot Roast still are excellent choices.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The fries are amazing. We ordered them as an app for four of us and they were dangerously good. They are definitely on the more fried size but you never have to worry about a soggy fry. Yes, my whole review is about fries.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been to Cafe Lurcat on at least 4 previous occasions and each dining experience was better and better. Unfortunately, however, last Saturday's experience was as bad as the others were good. The server was inattentive and disinterested. Worse yet, management's attempt at rectifying the problem only made the situation worse. While I will give it another shot, I was very disappointed with the entire experience.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We visited during Restaurant Week; we had excellent service and delicious dinners and cocktails. My husband is still raving about his Old Fashioned! Thank you for a wonderful evening. We can't wait to return!

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As others have stated, a perfectly marvelous experience. This restaurant probably does or should rank in the Twin Cities’ top 10. Great ambience (a bit on the noisy side), perfect and attentive service. Hangar Steak amdSalmon we’re both top notch. A surprising star: roasted and broiled cauliflower basted with clarified butter. Don’t miss it. Prices: high but you get full value in the overall experience.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Wedding anniversary. Never mentioned by server. Went for restaurant week and were given 3 small portions for $35. Not a good value. Positives: Team of servers were efficient, food was good, and place was clean.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service and perfectly prepared food

Setting reminds me of Paris

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent food and service. We will be back...again!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The Apple Chive salad was so good along with the Korean Salmon. Great first experience. Our server was also really wonderful and had a great personality.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 20, 2017

the interior was absolutely beautiful-lots of exposed brick and very romantic setting. We were there to try the restaurant week menu, and I fully understand how busy restaurant week can be and don't have high expectations going in. However, this experience was the worst restaurant week experience we've had. :( hopefully that's not the normal because the building is beautiful!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a reservation and were seated right when we arrived. The food was fabulous, atmosphere was great, and we had a wonderful server. Looking forward to returning there in the future.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Beautiful room. Excellent food. Great service. Expensive, but the restaurant week menu helped with that. The waiter said that they have a Sunday menu that is $50 for dinner for two. The wine was expensive, but really good!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Overall it was really great, food was amazing and service was exemplary. We went during restaurant week, and the wait time between courses was really long, but I suppose that it’s expected ☺️

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Always great. It’s our go-to restaurant can’t go wrong always great food. The happy hour is amazing- been going for years never participated in Happy Hour so worth the drive !!! Love Lurcat.
Ask for a Stacy champagne— it’s champagne w a splash of Cointreau (sugar rim optional). And champagne is on the Happy Hour menu!! Score!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching, Quick Bite, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service from Michael! Awesome menu, food made with LOVE.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Restaurant week. Excellent food. Enjoyed our meal thoroughly.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Got the tasting menu for Restaurant Week. Apparently they have the same deal every sunday night for 50$ for 2 people which is 20 dollars better then the restaurant week deal. The Hangar Steak was unbelievably tender and delicious. The Pavlova desert was amazing gave me the taste memory of the best jelly donut I've ever had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My girlfriend and I loved the atmosphere in this establishment. We both ordered off the restaurant menu which did not disappoint. The steak tartar was mouth watering and just melted in your taste buds. The hanger steak was cooked rare as requested and the sauce was definitely the winner of the dish. The pork did not disappoint either but the winner was the hanger steak.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal
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