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Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.7
3391 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Steak
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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

Cafe and Bar Lurcat books reservations in all four dining rooms, including the bar and lounge. Our floor to ceiling windows overlook Loring Park on all sides of the property. We will do our best to honor your seating preferences. We look forward to serving you.


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Phone number
(612) 486-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jordan Swiler
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Cross street
Maple
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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
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Entertainment
Join Cafe and Bar Lurcat for Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Enjoy our three course Family Style brunch $35.00 per adult, 12 per child 12 and under (only menu available- no regular dinner or bar menu). Serving 9:00am-3:00pm. The Easter bunny will join the kids at our amazing craft station too! Credit card required for reservations. Seating all 4 dining rooms. Credit card required for all reservations.
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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.
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

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.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother's Day with Cafe and Bar Lurcat on May 13, 2018 9:00am-3:00pm, Kids Craft Table, $35 per adult and $12 per child (12 and under). Featuring a 3-course family style brunch. Credit card required for reservations. Firm confirmation due 5/11/2018 5:00pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 3391 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Love Sunday night date nights at Cafe Lurcat! Such a great value for a wonderful meal!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

New menu being introduced this week. A couple of favorites were missing but so many new dishes to try. Food is always prepared well and is tasty!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Gosh, we loved this experience. It is a spendy restaurant, but we were wowed by everything. My favorite was the Pavlova with wine soaked berries. It was sheer perfection. Our waiter was lovely. Next time we would probably aim for the happy hour/bar menu.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything about the night was exceptional. From the moment we walked in the door 45 minutes before our reservation, they promptly sat us, and we were greeted by a server who was not only extremely nice, but also knowledgeable regarding the restaurant and menu. Suggestions were spot on, the food was to die for. We had a couple apps/starters, 3 meals, and 2 desserts, and trying to choose the best would be like choosing your favorite child.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating 75th and 70th birthday with family. The food all around was excellent especially the sea bass. We love the miso flavoring. Our survey was attentive even though he had a lot of tables. We appreciated the mini donuts with candles for the birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a great experience

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Good food and drinks. Nice location. Excellent main plates and sides.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We had dinner at Cafe Lurcat before my son's confirmation at the Basilica. The prices are high for quick "grab a bite to eat" meal, but there aren't many options near the Basilica so we chose Cafe Lurcat in order to be close. We told the staff that we were a bit rushed and they were phenomenal with quick service both ordering and being ready to bring our bill when we were done. My teenager wanted a burger so they were also gracious about letting him order from the bar menu. The food were delicious. We had the sea bass, brussels sprouts, apple salad and crab cake. And the burgers and fries from the bar. :) My son said they were the best fries he'd ever had. I only regret that we were in a hurry and I would love to come back when we have time to really enjoy it.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As always,the staff was welcoming and accommodating.Our server(Loretta)was absolutely lovely!I appreciated her attention to my table!Thank You!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Top restaurant for cuisine, ambience and service!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Sunday Date Night deal was a great value! I highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Entres & drinks were good but pricey. Sides were ok & a bit overpriced for just basic veggies. Bar area seemed more lively & bright than dining area. Will return for HH in bar or bar menu but probably not for dinner. Loretta was great for service.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The service was knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt. The food was excellent! We took advantage of the Easter dinner for two special so the value could not be better! Also the cinnamon doughnuts for desert are to die for! I would recommend this establishment to anyone looking for a charming quite date venue with excellent food.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food, ambiance and service are outstanding but you pay for it. It’s a special occasion place for dining although the “ date night” special is a bargain.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing value. Will definitely come back!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was for a special occasion: my birthday and Easter Sunday. We had to wait outside for a short while as they were cleaning up from an earlier setting? Then were treated so politely and attentively. And surprised me with a lovely chocolate birthday cake since it was also my birthday! What a lovely surprise.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Poor reception to start with host telling us to come back at our time because we were early vs telling us they would come get us at the bar when the table was r day. Food was rushed with no communication on how the brunch worked so started off with small portions for the entire table to serve ourselves. After first course, all of the food was delivered at once with not much room on the table. I understand the rush and nature of an Easter brunch but this was not done well. Food was fine but restaurant cleared out due to our late timing (only reservation time available) but it felt like we needed to leave as no one was left in our room. Trying to get coat out of coat check from more hosts who only seemed interested in the calls they were both on. Valet couldn’t figure out if someone was going to get the car. All in all, not worth going back again if service is going to be this poor.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter bunch was awesome!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everyone was very nice. It was a really great environment to have a good meal

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I don’t write 5 star reviews very often. But this place was one of the better restaurants I’ve been to. The server was very knowledgeable about wines and gave great recommendations. Service was excellent and the sea bass was world class. Will definitely return next time I’m in Minneapolis.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great place! Amazing fresh food.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Loved the looks of the bar as we entered. The dining room was very open and airy. Even though we didn't have a window seat, we had a great view of Loring Park. Service was top notch. Menu selections were nice and varied. 3 of us had a crab and shrimp pasta dish and cleaned our plates. The 4th had a tenderloin and enjoyed that as well. The apple slaw salad was a nice change of pace. One friend had the liver pate and raved about it. Not being a liver person, I did not try it. Presentation from the servers was fun. When the food came out from the kitchen, 4 servers came with one for each of us. It made it look well rehearsed and special.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

John was our server, he was sweet, funny and really made the experience exceptional!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had dinner on Sunday evening after evening mass at Basilica. We had the Date Night Special 3 picks for a couple for $50. It was a very nice evening. Have told Friends about it and will do it again.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very good to excellent!
Loring Park near the Basilica.
Minneapolis MN and Naples FL.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

They accommodated a special request to sit by a window which was very nice across from the park. Of the meals, the Crab Cake Appetizer was amazing as well as the Salmon. Our food did take a long time to come out, but the manager made it right by covering our tab without any complaining from us, so certainly kept us happy.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is the 2nd time we've eaten here. The first time was mediocre so we thought we should give it one more shot. We did - and now we know for sure we will not be going back. Service was very good - and that's the only thing we can say positive. The remainder was horrible - especially the food.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was magnificent. Our server Ken was a real highlight of our night as well. Overall, this is a must try restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We had a great business dinner at Cafe Lurcat. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. They anticipated business conversations and were appropriately on hand when needed. All around great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everyone raves about the sea bass. The noise level, spacing, and ambience are great for tables of 6 or more. All food items were fantastic. Only issue was some inconsistency with the cocktails. In the end, his is a great dinner spot.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Best date night dinner around. Amazing service, best food I have ever had. Definitely will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Fabulous experience and a great value. We came here on a Sunday with another couple and we found out that they have a date night special in Sundays. It was an outstanding value and the portions were quite large. We’ll definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We love bar Lurcat. But I will say that the service was very slow that evening which was surprising based on the fact the restaurant was not that busy.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing Sunday evening experience for date night. Outstanding service from all of the many team members.
Food was delicious with great choice
Our first time at the restaurant and great view of Loring Park.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Lurcat was great
your new website update is very difficult to navigate.
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I really wish this would get fixed. it is very frustrating

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great meal at Café Lurcat for our anniversary. The sea bass was excellent and my wife loved the pork tenderloin.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Enjoyed the beef tartare, Brie/apple salad, and steaks. Very well done meal, wonderful food. The steaks melted in your mouth! Overall wonderful experience!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

There's just nothing to complain about at bar lurcat, the food is perfect and inventive and special and the service is always excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food.

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