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Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

4.7
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4303 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
TOP 50 MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRY: Yelp
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4303 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJasonC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We were seated immediately, but were there for 2 hours bc it took an hour for our food to arrive with no apologies. Our waitress never asked if we wanted another drink or more water although our cocktails were gone. She also never offered us dessert. We were basically ignored once we ordered our food bc she never came by again. I feel like we’d still be sitting there if we hadn’t requested the check. Very disappointing when they include a 22% tip onto your bill. The food was very good and the ambience is always lovely there. Just had a bad experience this time.

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vipmplsroberts
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Cafe Lurcat was magnificent! The ambiance of the courtyard has a European feel and so peaceful. Our server, Michael was very conscientious of making our experience a pleasant one. The food is outstanding! No wonder we love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food, atmosphere.

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JacobA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the cheese plate and runs tartar. Then moved to the Apple cheese and chive salad. Entrees were the sirloin and the cod. Everything was perfection and decadent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my top 5 patios in Minneapolis!

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Allisonian1
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - amazing food and service as always. It's a go to for me

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely courtyard and distanced tables. A reasonable selection of menu items. Great service - friendly and professional. Glad they’re open again!!

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Jeeper
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Cafe Lurcat remains one of our favorite spots for dinner. We did wait for 1 1/2 hours for our food, but it didn’t disappoint and we had a great evening.

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MichelleB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful service from our Server Cole.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect...slow to clear empties. Only complaint.

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MatLu
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lurcat never disappoints! We always ask for Ken to be our server - he is fabulous and is attentive without being intrusive. The food was better than we remembered it (pre-Covid, when restaurants had to close temporarily.) We had Octopus Tonnato for an appetizer, along with the Apple, Cheese, Chive Salad. For entrees, we had the Filet Mignon and Miso Black Cod. Everything was delicious and we had a great evening.

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JLB21
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was the perfect place for a special night out for a romantic anniversary dinner. The service was very good, ambiance and music was perfect, food was all very delicious and they make a fantastic Old Fashioned.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, elegant restaurant overlooking Loring Park. Great food, first class service. A little pricey (large steak $70) average entrée $45 and they now include a 22% fee on all checks to help give there servers a living wage. You are invited to add more for good service. We had excellent service, but I'm never a fan of mandatory service fees.

Drinks were top notch, yum!

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SamR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Amazing food and fantastic service.

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Edward
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cafe Lurcat provided an excellent dining experience - ambience (one of best patios!), service and of course, the food. It's a bit pricey but worth it.

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AprilD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ben made our experience fun and light in spite of there being a pandemic. The food was superb as was the service. Definitely recommend the octopus tonnato, tuna tartare and labneh custard for dessert. We had a truly memorable date night.

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kmn2015
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music (piano & bass jazz duo), beautiful surroundings, the food was incredible too.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining was a pleasure! There was live background music, the service was great and the food was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining with exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable staff! Romantic atmosphere with plenty of space.

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vipBradP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and have been going for 15 years! They have added a 22% service charge which I have no problem with as the service is always exceptional but I wish they would disclose it. It feels like they are trying to hide it by not telling you and the time before this one I tipped on top of it because I did not notice and therefore ended up leaving a gratuity over 40%!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is phenomenal. Food was great "I ordered the Korean BBQ Salmon" and the desert was a 10/10. Also let me not forget the cocktail, The Old Fashion was just perfect.

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MariaW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly delicious food, great drinks, and excellent service!

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SarahK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Cafe Lurcat every single year for my birthday and order the Labneh. It never disappoints! This time we did a couple small plates and fell in love with a few new dishes. This is also my go-to spot when we have guests in town! 10/10 would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long wait time for food but very good otherwise!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining inside the brick buildings ambience was outstanding. Food was delicious. A special occasion for us, it was worth the upcharge due to covif factors.

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samantha
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an overall pleasant experience! Definitely a fun place to go for a nice, quiet dinner for two!

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vipKimR
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Cafe Lurcat but it will not be the last. We went there for my birthday. I had the burrata salad and roasted cauliflower and Miso Prepared Cod. They were all winners! The service was impeccable and the atmosphere quiet and social distancing was practiced, which made it a comfortable space to have dinner in.

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KellyE
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in a beautiful outside space, felt like an alley in europe with lovely lighting and flowers. Food was phenomenal. The apple chevre salad is always a fave!

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vipdanabeth1
Minneapolis
332 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful meal as always, great patio, followed COVID rules well and felt comfortable, love the cod, fries, burgers, doughnuts, and everything

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular family dinner at outdoor courtyard! Delicious cuisine & fantastic staff!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! This was our first experience but it won’t be our last. Highly recommended!

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RebeccaS
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very well taken care of and felt safe. That is the first priority these days. On top of the great service the food was amazingly good. Thanks to everyone

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Adamo
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - Always is. we had been waiting the re-opening and the patio as well as the spacing of the tables inside was great.

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AJJJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Be aware of the 22% surcharge that is added. Other than that, the food is excellent. The staff is great. Loved the experience and view.

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briannam
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They add 22% Service charge which is high. I understand restaurants are struggling but so is the rest if America.

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They
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lurcat has been a longtime favorite dining destination for my husband and me for over 10 years. We were thrilled when the restaurant reopened. As always, the food was outstanding! Although I was disappointed the sea bass was no longer on the menu, the blackened cod was fabulous (just as good, if not better)! Leeah, our server, was absolutely amazing. She provided great recommendations. She was extremely knowledgeable, polite and timely with her service. I highly recommend Cafe Lurcat. Thank you!

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MichaelM
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Despite reservation, we were at a dark and dingy table on mezzanine. Nice servers but infrequent appearances. Red wine selection had only a few unrecognized vineyards below $70 per bottle. Food was good. We were surprised to find that Lurcat now adds a mandatory 22% service fee to which additional optional tip can be added. Not well disclosed up front.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance! Great pick for a very special night out!

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AvaJ
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So awesome to be back, food and service was phenomenal. Great summer evening.

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KateM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best place in the cities for dessert! labnah is my all time favorite

FAQs

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 4303 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.

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