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Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis
MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT IN MINNESOTA: Yelp
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 and a captivating bar featuring 200+ wines make this venue a complete destination. Reservations Recommended. Seating both inside and outside dining areas. Patio seated on a first come first serve basis with a reservation.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Oyster Mushrooms, Chicken Jus, Herb Butter
Fish Sauce Vinaigrette, Fried Sunchoke, Black Garlic, Chili Oil
Apple, Cheese, Chive
I can’t rave about Cafe Lurcat enough. I dined during restaurant week (my second time as a guest) and truly wish I could dine there every day. The Apple, cheese and chive salad is impeccable. Our server, I wish I had caught her name, was incredibly kind and recommended the best wine and cocktails. The ambiance is perfect and I love being able to see the kitchen staff work their magic from my table. Such a great place to eat and enjoy the company of others. Bravo!
Went there fir restaurant week but also supplemented the menu with the octopus tonnato. Fabulous as usual. Covid protocol was outstanding.
Our waiter was excellent and we enjoyed the food. Will be going again
Still our favorite restaurant in the twin cities. So glad that they have been able to make it through all the lockdown. This is our second time back. Once for a birthday and once for restaurant week. Some of the staples have not made it back yet but the quality of the ingredients the preparation and the care are outstanding. The drinks are always great and the staff is super professional and personable.
Our server was amazing and very accommodating! She help me fine a great wine to go with dinner, which took a few tries and she was very friendly. The only downfall was they were insistent on wearing a mask, which I hate.
Great place - would definitely go again
Feels like a little slice of Paris in Minneapolis. Loved the menu and the ambiance. Will definitely be returning.
Great ambience but poor quality desserts. Good for a wine date night.
Everything about my first time at Cafe Lucrat was outstanding except for our Server... she did not greet us, give us any information on the meal options, etc. She was not friendly nor polite... however all other contact with Restaurant staff was exceptional
If I could give a 6 for service, I would!! We had Ken.
Went there for restaraunt week and absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was great. Service was excellent. We loved our server Mitch. The food was AMAZING! I got the salmon and my husband got a flat iron steak and they were phenomenal! We would definitely come back and recommend this place!!
We took advantage of restaurant week for our first time and it was truly magnificent. The building is gorgeous, the service was phenomenal and the food was delectable. It might’ve been our first visit but it won’t be our last!
Emma was an amazing waitress! Can’t wait to come back and request her once again.
Food is amazing as ever. Service is outstanding! Lucrat is all around fantastic!!
Amazing food & service! I would highly recommend for a nice night out with loved ones.
Never disappoints. Perfect for a romantic date night!
As always, the meal and service was fabulous!
Impeccable service, awesome ambiance, creative food pairings
The fish was juicy and flavorful. Our waitress was very good!
Great place to have a quite dinner. Restaurant week's food menu was excellant!
Fine restaurant, with a great ambience and great service. No tipping pricing/policy is ambiguous and makes it seem like they still want you to give your server an extra gratuity. Prices on entrees are high (e.g. $40 for 5 scallops) and then the 22% service charge is added and then tax is added on top of everything.
Service charge (and tax) is also added to the alcohol, so you are paying a very substantial "tip" on alcohol, which is not typical or expected in other establishments.
Lurcat has always been a favorite restaurant of ours. It is a place where we bring out of town guests and they always rave and remember their experience. I miss Sunday night date night. Always fun and delicious. Let's support these wonderful restaurants, so we don't get taken over by chains, who have all the same food. Lurcat is so special and the food is extraordinary, not to mention very nice employees!!
We went to Bat Lurcat for restaurant week. I was very disappointed with the meal. The soup was delicious. However the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto was terrible. The chicken was very dry and had not flavor. I have had boxed frozen chicken that tasted better than this. The risotto was also not
We celebrated our 40th anniversary this past weekend and were a bit nervous about dining inside since we had only been to one other restaurant since Covid began in March. We were greeted by the staff and instructed to use some hand sanitizer before being seated. Having been at the restaurant before we could see a noticeable difference in the dining room with less tables to allow for social distancing. All the staff had on masks (as did we). We were pleasantly surprised to hear a two-piece jazz combo playing for our listening pleasure! Our waitress was engaging and our food was exceptional as always. Thanks for making our anniversary extra special!
A lovely, normal feeling atmosphere, in spite of Covid precautions! The awesome food, service, and atmosphere, along with the live music were SO lovely, and perfect for a special night out!!
We needed a special birthday evening amid pandemic and Server Emma and the outdoor patio made us so happy even in chilly weather. Thank you!
Absolute wonderful evening!
Lurcat is my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities and I visit fairly often. My dining experience this time was no exception. However, I take issue with how the server described tipping. When I received the bill i didn’t look at it as I was wrapped up with my date and I simply asked If the tip was included. The server said no. So I tipped as normal. But I believe the server’s answer to be highly dishonest. The bill included a 22% charge. And when I got home I saw on the Lurcat website said the 22% charge replaced tipping. The website said a patron could tip more if they wanted but it was not expected. That was not how it was described to me by the waitperson and now I feel ripped off. I do not like to critical of my favorite restaurant, but I believe the waitperson behaved dishonestly to extract money from me. Now I am not sure I will return.
One of the best dining experiences I have had! The food was all outstanding, especially thr steak tartare and ginger fried rice. We also enjoyed a bottle of wine that was a perfect recommendation. The staff was all so knowledgeable and friendly and really gave my us a wonderfully special experience.
Food was good but not enough to eat!!! Spent $over $250.00 for 2 people!!! @ small dinners and wine.
The food was amazing!! Did not like the 22% gratuity that goes to the house and still needing to tip our waiter.. which says optional but they deserve to be paid for their service. Out of 165.00 total 48.00 it was gratuity for restaurant and server. Seems like a lot on a 116.00 tab.
Always an exceptional experience! We will return again and again....
Steak tartare and miso cod were stellar!
Great food and outstanding service. Everyone that works there are so nice!
It's always our first choice.
Every entree was spectacular. Service was delightful. Loved the ambiance. Will return.
One of my very favorite places! Always a lovely evening!
Wow, what a great experience. We started with the cheese board that was excellent. I ordered the Caprese salad, which was delightful. My guests ordered the Fried Chicken Sandwich. When we inquired about ranch, they did not have any available but instead, made a version from scratch. Not only was that going above and beyond but the ranch was DELICIOUS, as was everything else. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Our server was very attentive to our requests and he was very kind. The complimentary salad was phenomenal and the ambience was superb. This restaurant remains my best yet.
Saturday night ate dinner at Cafe Lurcat, all food and drinks were incredible. The server was exceptional along with the atmosphere of the restaurant. The beef lettuce wraps are a must for an appetizer.
Food was amazing, I got the miso black cod and it was the flakiest, most succulent dish I’ve ever had.
This was our first time eating indoors at a restaurant since COVID hit. Everyone at Lurcat did a great job of following protocols and we felt safe. It was a great experience and it was so incredible to taste fabulous food in a restaurant again. Thank you!
Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 486-5500.
Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis is rated 4.7 stars by 4355 OpenTable diners.
Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://damicogiftcards.com/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.