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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:
Join Cafe and Bar Lurcat for Valentine's Day 2/14/2018. Enjoy our 4 course pre-fix dinner $90.00 per person (only menu available- no regular dinner or bar menu). Live music from the Andrew Walesch trio 6:00-10:30. Credit card required for reservations. 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:
Join Cafe and Bar Lurcat for Valentine's Day 2/14/2018. Enjoy our 4 course pre-fix dinner $90.00 per person (only menu available- no regular dinner or bar menu). Live music from the Andrew Walesch trio 6:00-10:30. Credit card required for reservations. Seating all 4 dining rooms. Credit card required for all reservations.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join Cafe and Bar Lurcat for Valentine's Day 2/14/2018. Enjoy our 4 course pre-fix dinner $90.00 per person (only menu available- no regular dinner or bar menu). Live music from the Andrew Walesch trio 6:00-10:30. Credit card required for 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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Good for a Date (69)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
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Creative Cuisine (60)
Romantic (57)
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Fun (38)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Scenic View (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Notable Wine List (35)
Neighborhood Gem (35)
Hot Spot (33)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Bar Seating (26)
Cozy (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
People Watching (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Authentic (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Casual (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Late-night Find (16)
Tasting Menu (14)
Healthy (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Seasonal (10)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

One of my favorites in Minneapolis! Food & Service are consistently good. Always enjoy my experience there.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We had an absolutely fantastic evening! Friendly waitress, great food and fun

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our server john gave excellent recommendations on food and wine. The whole staff was really attentive - they brought me a space heater so I didn’t have to wear my coat when I got chilly at dinner. Super fun night all around. Food was outstanding.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

I think if I went back, I would prefer to be in the bar. I like the ambiance in there better than in the back room. Food and service were excellent. It was a little spendy when you order drinks, apps, salad, and entree but for a special occasion, it was a fun night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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·Dined 6 days ago

We have usually had superb service. Last Saturday, we sat in the main dining area. Our server was not very attentive. We had to keep asking for her. She never did check back. We were in table 67. Thanks for listening.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Incredible meal

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The ginger, shrimp rice dish was tasty. Could benefit from even more ginger. The presentation for the chicken dish was attractive and the meat moist, but lacking seasoning. Consider adding more sauce to the plate allowing the diner to coat the chicken with it. Service as a bit slow and the noice levels were high making it difficult to hear the conversation at our table. It would be nice if the restaurant offered quieter locations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Though we have enjoyed the food drink and ambiance at Lurcat for several years, the NOISE IN THE CAFE SECTION was such that we had to lean forward and speak face to face. Very discouraging for a celebration of spouse's birthday. Choosing a time earlier or later than 6.30, or perhaps a table in the Bar should avoid such experiences.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Sunday Date night menu and service is excellent.
Plus half price bottles of wine. Winner.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a wonderful time and great food. The sea bass was delicious. Our server Ashley was terrific and made our night special. We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Consistently great food and service. The miso glazed sea bass is outstanding.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Thank you so much for a memorable night! The tenderloin filet was a little on the small side, and the seats by the window were pretty cold. But other than those two small nags, it was a great experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Overall a wonderful place and a go to first date spot for me!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is normally our favorite go-to for special occasions. I think the prix-fix menu was highly over priced for what was served. Our server was terrible which tends to happen when you're not ordering alcohol. We were seated in the room with no heat which just added to our disappointment. We will probably visit again but never on a busy night like New Years.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We made reservations for New Years Eve, it was a prefix menu so I was a little concerned at first but all the food was fantastic and the service was extremely good and made the evening very fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to a New Year concert at Orchestra Hall, and looked for a nearby place to have dinner. I found Café Lurcat not too far away, and liked what I read about the special New Year menu and entertainment. I'm very happy with the choice. The restaurant looks classy, nicely decorated for the event (but not overwhelming). The jazz band was very entertaining, yet again, not overwhelming. Everything seemed to be just right. There was a mix of table reservations and bar walk-ins, and the place could handle both crowds nicely. The food was excellent, and the staff genuinely friendly, yet quite professional. They even went beyond expectations and, while enjoying dinner, helped us straighten up a problem with our concert ticket. . Everything one would expect from a classy place.
They also made sure that each course would be served on time, to ensure we would not miss the concert. It looked like they were prepared to party on, but we had to leave after the meal do continue our schedule.
I received a call a couple of days before to confirm my reservation. I understand that having empty tables one a big day is a big hit, so they had to double-check. The call was friendly and helpful too - I found out they offered valet parking, which, on a cold Minnesota winter day, is quite appreciated.
I would highly recommend Café Lurcat for a special event, or when you feel like you deserve a treat. We'll likely be back when we have family visiting. I wish we had a place like this closer to home, but it's worth the drive to the Cities for a special evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a fantastic evening for New Year's Eve. Would highly recommend. The food was wonderful and the service very attentive. We will be back!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sea bass continues to be best option, veering from their specialty may give you a less than exceptional entree. Dessert of donuts and the milk chocolate were impeccable. Sides were average.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was slow, and they gave us the wrong bill at the end. The food and steak was alright but it was almost cold. The bathrooms are small and aren’t very clean either, need an upgrade.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were seated in the bar area when we arrived for our reservation. It was too cold where we were seated to enjoy our meal.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The BLT salad and crab cakes were excellent and the Pot Roast is as good as you'll find in the city!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We come here every year for a special Christmas/New Years celebration for my husband and myself and it is always amazing! We love everything this restaurant and always look forward to coming back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Amount of time it took to receive food was a bit long, but was a very busy night. Would go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

From the appetizer to the salad, dinner, desert, and after dinner drinks, everything was outstanding and unique. The wait staff was attentive. It was a special experience that everyone in our party thought we should do again soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was excellent but the service was slow- it took some time for us to place our order (30 minutes) and then when the server picked up our credit cards at the end of the meal she disappeared for another 25 minutes. I had to go chase her down and she hadn't realized she hadn't closed out our table. So- not great, but the food was good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A very classy elegant place. The food is very tasty. However, it is very expensive. My fish for 40 dollars did not include a vegetable, which I bought for another 12 dollars; that is getting kind of ridiculous pricing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wait for food was a bit long but ultimately worth it. Menu is great and I had a hard time choosing. The lamb shank was awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best Sea Bass I have ever had. Pasta dish was also good. I found it slightly overpriced. We were seated in the bar area on plastic furniture typically found on a low end patio. It might have been temporary seating. They were not overly busy. This was an anniversary dinner so it detracted from the occasion. I mentioned it was an anniversary dinner when making the reservation. My experience has been that restaurants usually acknowledge the special occasion with a pleasant greeting or a dessert. Nothing here.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our server, Ken, was awesome. We started at the bar. The bartender was extremely friendly and quick. The food was amazing, the service was top notch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a phenomenal meal with great service. Our table for 10 was ready when we got there. Service was flawless and s creative menu. Fungi salad was incredible!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

They sat us next to the windows overlooking the park, very romantic!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A perfect date night for 2 couples, each married for over 40 years. Lurcat is our “go-to” spot when we want to have a great meal with friends, and Sunday date night makes it even better.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great service, food and fun atmosphere. Our server was awesome.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Way too noisy. We could not carry on a decent conversation across the table.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a great time and overall dining experience at Cafe Lurcat this past weekend. I had the best miso swordfish of my life. The food overall was fantastic and really just an incredibly enjoyable evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was awesome, recommendations were really great, menu isn’t too large!

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a lovely time. The round table worked well for our group of 6. The staff were all very friendly. The food was tasty and the presentations were pleasing. Loved the mushroom salad and the mixed baby greens. The desserts were beautiful and sharable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Cafe Lucrat is a must. Great food and ambience. Have been wanting to go to the restaurant with my wife for a while, and it did not disappoint.

Service and waitstaff were great. Excellent recommendations by our server. The building is historic with lots of character. Excellent food and beverage selection.

Overall, a wonderful evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The staff including the hosts, bartender, and the servers in the bar and dining room were fantastic. We were visiting from out of town and I have always wanted to dine here. We had the sea bass, scallops and pot roast with a beautiful dry rose wine. Excellent! The next time we are in the area I would love to return sit at the bar, relax a little, and enjoy another lovely cocktail. My compliments to the chef and his/her team. A beautiful dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent meal and service. I would highly recommend

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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