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About Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

TOP 50 RESTAURANTS, TOP 10 FOOD: Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine
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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (79)
Special Occasion (76)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
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Fit for Foodies (61)
Romantic (59)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Pre/post Theatre (40)
Scenic View (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Notable Wine List (34)
Hot Spot (34)
Fun (32)
Business Meals (31)
Good for Groups (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Bar Seating (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Cozy (22)
People Watching (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Casual (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Authentic (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Healthy (14)
Seasonal (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Great for Lunch (5)
Organic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our first time there and was more than pleasantly suprised. Vibrant crowd, excellent food (probably the best salmon I have had) and top notch service. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Always the best!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

We stopped by for a light meal before the Arrow Awards at the Walker. Our waiter was helpful in getting our food and drinks in a timely manner. The ambience was lively and fun. The food was delicious and, as we were there during happy hour, was a great value for the money.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great dinner before the Arrow awards at the Walker. Beautifully decorated for the holidays!

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Cafe Lurcat is a nice place but way too expensive. We were sitting next to the window and it felt cold. Our waiter was somewhat chaotic. The sea bass alone was $40. I find that a ridiculous amount. Overall for two people and not even a bottle of wine we spent over $160. These are high prices also for California or NYC, I would not recommend it.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Took our friends out for their anniversary. Cafe Lurcat is always a hit. Great staff, friendly, part of the neighborhood and ambience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

AMAZING!!!!!!! Ken, our server, gave us excellent recommendations and was a lot of fun!!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Your staff is great. Not over attentive and knew when to visit the table. Kitchen preparation is top notch. Salmon was incredible.

We look forward to many returns.

Tags: Fun, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My experience at Café Lurcat was excellent. Great food, great service, and great drinks too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was AMAZING. I ordered the lamb shank, which was a very out-there pick for my reserved palate, but it was delicious!! Pricey ($42 for just the meal), but so good. Cocktails were very well mixed.

Unfortunately, service was lack-luster. We had an hour and half for dinner and still had to flag someone to get our bill AND I didn’t get to take my leftovers since I couldn’t find my server to get me a box. Came back after our concert for another round and service at the bar was equally inattentive and disappointing. It was very busy, so I will still give them another chance some other time!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I love going to this place. Good vibe. Next time i would eat on the bar side. Funkier and i think a better value. Food in the restaurant low on value and impact. Tuna tarta was almost flavorless. No boom.
But we had a good time. Our server was Awesome! Thanks Ashley!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This place is was wonderful. My girlfriend and I loved the decor, ambience, service, and food! All of the staff we interacted with were so fun to talk to and were very attentive in a genuine way. Our waitress was so knowledgeable of the menu, it was amazing!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent service, many delicious offerings including the sea bass (outstanding) and the Lurcat burgers. Decorated for the holidays and very festive. Desserts are a must!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

My wife and I truly enjoyed are experience , the food was Luke warm but tasty, service was great from all staff member
Keep up the good work

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food is great but we’re seated in the bar part with res which I have never done before and just isn’t the same. They should tell you if they are going to seat in bar when you book.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food over all was very good, my steak was served cold but the server took care of it right away with no real disruption to the meal. Otherwise service was excellent and food was very tasty.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was the second birthday we celebrated at Cafe Lurcat. Everything was wonderful, like the last time, except for the steaks. Three of us ordered steaks and they were all overcooked. Our server agreed with us and sent someone else over to the table. As compensation, they provided us with three free desserts. The desserts were very good, but I feel like we should have been comped fora at least one of the three steaks. Mine was so well done, I did not even finish it. For the price we pay, I expect a little more "customer service." Our server was awesome!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our server was wonderful, as usual. The food was superb. We love dining at Lurcat for special occasions.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and service. Great view of the park. We got to watch fireworks from Holidazzle as we ate.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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