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Lucia's Restaurant and Wine Bar

4.5
626 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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About

For 31 years Lucia's Restaurant has offered a small menu that changes weekly. Working closely with local farmers and suppliers, we offer the best of each season. Dedicated cooks carefully and lovingly prepare meals based on seasonal appetites and flavors. We offer lunch, dinner, and weekend brunches.
Lucia's has received countless awards and has been recognized yearly as a ZAGAT Top 10 Minneapolis Restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, American, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation


Brunch: Saturday- Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
MONDAYS: Lucia's To Go 7-8pm
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Phone number
(612) 825-1572
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alan Bergo
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Private party facilities
Let the Cozy Elegance of Lucia's be the backdrop for your next special event. Our intimate atmosphere is perfect for your rehearsal dinner, corporate luncheon or celebration.
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Private party contact
John McDonald: (844) 529-7896
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Catering
We offer everything from boxed lunches and to-go items to cocktail parties and elegantly coursed meals. We can accommodate most requests and dietary needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hennepin and 31st
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Parking details
Lucia's offers FREE 15 minute parking at the 4 parking spots in front of Lucia's for all To Go needs.

We validate for the Calhoun Parking Ramp from 7AM - 3:30 PM with a $10 purchase.

Lucia's offers Valet Tuesday - Sunday from 5:30 - Close for $6
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Special events & promotions
Lucia's Harvest Week is coming up from September 27th to October 1st. Join us in celebrating our local farmers and this great harvest season.
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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding food and service! Excited to hear of the reopening!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Sadly it was the last day of service at Lucia’s. Claire my server was amazing. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this restaurant, but alas, it has now closed so this review is moot. We are sad they are closed, since we went every Sunday for brunch and it was amazing always. We will miss our brunch spot and our favorite server, Anne.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Delicious last meal at Lucia's which made it bittersweet. Thanks for the memories!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic meal on Lucia's final weekend before closing. Lots of memories....Despite the recent changes there, I'll miss that place.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Two friends who have dined together at Lucia's went for a last lunch the day before the restaurant closed permanently. As always, the food - beef short rib chili and mushroom stroganoff this time - were scrumptious, perfectly done, in our opinions. It is a Twin Cities tragedy that the restaurant has closed after 30 years of fine dining and memories.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We are losing lucia's because the arrogant office holders at City hall have decided that restaurant parking lots, apartment parking requirements and driving in general are not in the best interest of the City. Cristo's lost their parking lot for the same reason. How many others have been lost in the City's war against cars?

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2.0Dined on October 12, 2017

We wanted to go to Lucia's before it closed, so managed to get a table for early on a Thursday evening. Still not sure what happened, but after promptly getting a couple of glasses of wine, the service went to hell. There was a 15-20 minute wait for our share plate, then a 25-30 minute gap before a server brought our entrees - except we'd also ordered starters, but had never received them. When this was pointed out, the server asked if we still wanted the starters. We said yes. Our original waiter came to the table and apologized for the mix-up; then he went to the table behind us and apologized to those diners because they hadn't yet received part of their order. Thinking our starters would arrive in a few minutes, we were surprised to have another 15-20 minute wait (after having finished our entrees). We were disappointed that our waiter did not offer to compensate us for the confusion and/or long wait times. The food was OK but nothing I was excited about, so between that and the terrible service, I would not recommend Lucia's. Of course, it's now closed, so this is a moot point.

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2.0Dined on October 12, 2017

I've eaten at Lucia's for many years and have alway raved how fabulous the food was here, but this visit I was rather disappointed, I felt like they didn't really care anymore now that they are days away from closing. Three of us ordered the turkey sandwich, which did have a lot of turkey in the sandwich, but the condiments were sparse and it seemed lacking and the baguette style bread was so thick it was impossible to get a bite of the sandwich together. The only thing it came with was four small pieces of lettuce which was suppose to serve as a side salad I guess, but I've seen larger children's portions. While the wait person was alright, he seemed uninterested and never checked with to see if there was anything else we wanted etc. All in all pretty disappointed in my last visit to Lucia's. I will remember the old Lucia's when the restaurant was owned by her, then it was top notch and I always recommended it.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2017

So sad to see that Lucia's is closing. We decided to come one last time before it closes for good. Food and experience was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

So sad they are closing!

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

This was a farewell meal to an "old friend " cafe closing this month. Still lovely, though sadly suffered a bit from short timer syndrome. And the loss of its bakery.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

We love Lucia's. We're so sad that it is closing!!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

A bittersweet evening dining with friends as Lucia's prepares to close for good. Everything about the evening was perfect.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Last visit was a disappointment. In the last couple of years since it was bought by Stellas, the quality and consistency has slipped considerably. When Lucias first opened and for many years after, it was one of our favorite restaurants. It had creative cuisine, fresh ingredients and delightful meals.

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2017

I am going to miss Lucia’s. The location, the warmth of the room, and the quality of the food. An institution that is no longer valued as demographics and food scene changes.

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Had heard so many good things but had never been. Learned if it's closing and rushed to experience it, and it did not disappoint. Sad to lose this restaurant so soon after finding it!

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Last supper

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4.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Have loved Lucia's for many years!! Will miss this amazing restaurant!!

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was delicious. Had the short ribs and they were so tender and just coming apart. The mashed potatoes and kale were a great compliment to the ribs. Excellent meal, sorry to find out that they will be closing in 11 days.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

always splendid food , service and ambiance. have never in 30 years been disappointed

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Great to be back after a couple years! Menu was simple but diverse. We enjoyed 4 courses and we were pleased that everything was fresh and flavourful. We said at least twice with the "small plates" that they were not that small. Thoroughly enjoyed our time, and joe our server was kind and attentive.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Very enjoyable meal, friendly, efficient staff. Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Lucia's never disappoints! Exceptional food -- so fresh and so good! We took my sister in law from Seattle and she loved the food, the wine and the feel of Lucia's.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Usually this is a great experience. But this last time was not as good as usual. The cucumber salad sounded way better on the menu than it actually was. Tasted like just cucumbers and mayonnaise. The main meals were wonderful. The deserts were so late we took them to go, and they were not super when we ate them. We will give them another chance, but we were a little disappointed this time.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Very limited for lunch on weekends as they only have 1 non brunch item, but I will say, it was fantastic. Salad with the chicken is very delicious.

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1.0Dined on September 22, 2017

I have been a "regular " at Lucia's for many years. About a year ago I had a couple bad dining expieriences and have not been back. I missed Lucias, took a look at the menu and decided to give it another chance. What a mistake ! We started out by ordering a glass of wine and asked for bread. The waiter told us they had NO bread ! I pointed out a couple sandwiches on the menu and asked how they would make them with no bread and he told me they were saving the bread for sandwiches. It was 1:00 and people sitting at only 3 tables. The menu posted on line was not at all the menu we received. The menu was so limited I decided to order the quiche of the day. When it came it was COLD in the middle and the crust was soggy. ObviousIy old and part way reheated. My side salad was about 3 tablespoons of soaked arugula and nothing else. My friend had the pasta which was tasteless and about 5 bites. One of the ladies at the table next to us sent her food back twice . I am so very sad about the new owners of Lucias driving such a wonderful restaurant into the ground. They should be ashamed of themselves ! I am an OpenTable VIP member and have never before used the "poor" rating in a review prior to today.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Going to Lucia's makes me want to visit Minneapolis more so that I can go back! We started at the wine bar and stayed for dinner. The rosemary nuts are addictive and the hash browns shouldn't be missed. We split all of the dishes between 3 of us so that we could try more options, and would recommend doing that rather than having to choose. The zucchini pancake with salmon tartare is also a delight. Excellent wines by the glass selection and helpful, friendly staff. All around a great evening and experience.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

John, our most capable and knowledgable waiter enhanced our dining experience!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Our family of four (parents and two teenage daughters) came for an early dinner before theater. Had a reservation, but sat in the bar area first, then just decided to stay there for our meal. We had an appetizer plate for the table, then adults shared a starter and an entree, girls shared a starter and an entree, and we all shared two desserts. Some wine and homemade lemonade all made for a perfect amount of food. Waiter was friendly and helpful, food was delicious.

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3.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Uneven food quality. Duck egg pasta fabulous. Salad inedible. Steak mediocre.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Excruciatingly slow service. Yes, it was very busy on a Friday night, and the food, when it finally came, was worth the wait. But it was mostly the server who lingered with some customers and ignore us. We would have ordered dessert but by that time there was no point. Meal spoiled by her inattention. The food was outstanding, but the kitchen needs to get it together and get more efficient. And the wait staff needs to get more professional.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Lucias is an upscale somewhat casual restaurant that excels at food and service while maintaining good value. The breads from their bakery are outstanding, but the desserts were a little disappointing. We will definitely return for another dinner at Lucia's!

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

The menu is somewhat limited though the items offered are delicious. We had the Sausage & Peppers, flat bread, soup, Mixed greens, and the beef, pool and chicken dishes -all outstanding!!!

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4.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Have always loved the food at Lucia's. The service felt indifferent, which was a shame.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Lucia's has been around for years. Although Lucia is no longer running the restaurant I feel it is staying true to her vision of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. The food is delicious and the staff friendly and helpful. Still one of my favorites in the Uptown area. I have yet to be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Very good service. Menu is not broad, but choices were good enough.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful seasonal food, great service, and a vintage, unpretentious atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2017

As always, our meal was terrific as was the service. It's such a pleasure to dine at a restaurant that focuses on fresh, local produce and supports local producers!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was fantastic, food was even better!

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