Lyric Kitchen Bar

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$30 and under
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Lyric Kitchen • Bar provides a fresh, new dining option for visitors and locals alike. The restaurant is located on the historic Lyric block in Duluth, which was once home to grand theaters and touring opera companies. Lyric Kitchen • Bar features a light-hearted dining experience that celebrates all things Duluth.
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Sandi
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Lyric is one of our favorite restaurants, burgers are always great, service is also great. It's a nice relaxed dinner.

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vipPickyeater89
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great prime rib! Service was attentive without being overbearing. Timing of food was also very good. It’s in a hotel so ambiance is a bit lacking but overall I’d definitely return

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Bree1234
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was burnt and awful but our server was great even though the experience wasn’t.

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JoDeanaP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

I love going to Lyric for the great location downtown and the validated parking but the food is hit or miss.

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MirandaH
Fargo
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lyric is a great location and I really enjoyed the look and ambience of the restaurant. We decided to check this place out for Sunday brunch! My companion ordered a burger with onion rings while I ordered the eggs benedict with a side pancake. I also ordered a mimosa, which was delicious. The pancake and syrup were delicious as well. I was full but couldn't stop eating it! Just a few small complaints - my poached eggs were less than consistent. One egg had a hard yolk with fully cooked white, while the other was completely undercooked, and the white was extremely gooey. The hollandaise wasn't very flavorful, but I will say the hashbrowns were great! The one thing I want to RAVE about is the onion rings! These must be homemade and breaded in-house because they were absolutely delicious!! They are like two inches white and were delicious with their ranch. Definitely would recommend those! Would love to check this place out again and try a few other things on the menu!

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JaimeS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Lyric Kitchen was incredible! The food, drinks were delicious and the staff so accomodating and friendly!

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Colleen
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lyric had a nice vibe to it...casual, urban with good food and several menu options. Enjoyed our food and our time! Thank you!

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John
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

the popover with my meal was poor. the rest of the meal was good

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JosephB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Breakfast was phenomenal, but dinner was a dissapointment.

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ConnieT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Have eaten at the Lyric Kitchen several times and have never been disappointed. They may have been short staffed at this most recent visit but still did well.

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LSAlexander
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good service. Good but not remarkable food. We enjoyed it and would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was our first visit to Lyric & our wedding anniversary! Our server made us feel extra special that evening, she was so attentive & even surprised us with complimentary dessert at the end of the meal!!

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LindaH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Lyric. Never had a meal we weren’t satisfied with and the service is always prompt & friendly

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vipUptownlover
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food...but it really feels more like a sports bar...

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GustavoM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience, primarily due to the wonderful service and delightful manner of our waitress Petra. She was knowledgeable about the menu and offered great suggestions, which we all enjoyed. She turned a good experience into a great one. Please pass along our many thanks to Petra and to management for providing us an experience we will no doubt try to replicate next time we are in town.

Sincerely,
A new and very loyal customer, Adam

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vipTomB
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good location in downtown Duluth with good food, reasonable prices, and excellent service. Our server, Benjamin, patiently answered our menu questions about draft beers and the Power Bowls. You cannot go wrong with any of the Power Bowls if you like vegetables and want a healthy entrée with an added protein. The Gooey Cake is a great end to the meal. Benjamin, thank you for your suggestions. They were spot on!

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. We eat here frequently & love eating here. Lots of variety on the menu & the staff is great.

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JodiD
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was very awesome! Thanks for making the night special!

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DianeT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service. Menu options are varied and suitable to all tastes. Lovely bar with top notch cocktails. A Duluth classic.

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Kimber
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Lyric is always fabulous! The manager visited our table and is fun to talk to. Our waitress was wonderful as well.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I went to Lyric for my 22nd birthday lunch with 7 friends, and our server was rude and unapologetic. She forgot our dipping sauces twice, which is fine but the way she reacted when we asked again was not friendly. She originally stated I get a free birthday desert, then proceeded after the meal to say I did not because my birthday was the next day. The food was delicious as always, but those who ate the chicken got sick a few hours later. The last time I was at Lyric our service and food was awesome, which is why I decided to spend my 22nd birthday here. However, this time I was let down and it definitely put a damper on my day. Overall, I will most likely not return and neither will my 7 friends (who all tip well and work in the restaurant industry so we know when things are bad).

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Lilcletus
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Reserving a table through this website was so easy, I'm going to do it everytime! We were seated in a room off of the main dining area, which was awesome. Our waiter was super friendly but not the most attentive. I've eaten here and had great food before, but the panini I ordered this time was lackluster. Still, I love the location and the ambiance here so I will be back!

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Kimber
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Feels cozy and can hear companions at the table. Food and service was great! Love this place!

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ConnieT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been to the Lyric Kitchen once before for lunch and our party of seven was very pleased. Yesterday, a group of six of us went there for breakfast and were every bit as happy with our experience. Great food and service with reasonable prices! Would definitely recommend Lyric Kitchen to others.

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EvaB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT evening at Lyric. Made reservation online & had a table waiyong for us during very busy pre-hockey game time. Waitstaff provided excellent service & dinner recs - chicken tenders with a variety of sauces were a big hit!

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ConnieT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first-time experience at the Lyric Kitchen for all seven of us in our party. We all agreed that it was a great experience and plan on coming back!

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BAPW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was ok but the all over service was poor. Took forever to get drinks. Server didn’t stop back often or fill water glasses without us asking.

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Downtown
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Came in for brunch for a friends birthday. Was way too quiet, needs music and a livelier atmosphere. Felt that we had to whisper and were eager to leave. Drinks and food were also kind of expensive.

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BaileyOrose
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service! Prime rib was delicious. we would order the chocolate cake and lemon cake deserts again

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BarbaraS
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group was celebrating a Birthday at the Lyric. Cassie, our server, could not have been warmer, more personable, more efficient or more professional; she was a delight. We loved her. If I owned a business, I would outright steal her from the Lyric. The manager that evening was the best. He accommodated a few requests, which we typically do not do, and made sure we were comfortable. That rarely happens! It was so refreshing to have a server and manager who did not possess attitude and airs. Kudos to Lyric Kitchen Bar.
My husband and I ordered the Popover and Prime Rib Special. The meal was one of the best we have ever had. Truly.
One of our friends commented that his burger was also one of the tastiest he had ever eaten. I love the atmosphere and decor. Comfortable, classy and well done. The Lyric just might be my new favorite restaurant!

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FrankP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for a birthday party, and wanted to try someplace we hadn't been. I requested the "quiet table" I heard about, which is a large round table in a separate area, and would be beneficial for my group. Not because of the bar noise (which was minor, because this was a Monday) but because I have some loud friends and didn't want to disturb others. We all had wildly varied food issues, from high level foodies, to heart healthy, to vegetarian, to allergies, etc. The online menu looked promising.
I was absolutely sure I had thought of everything, and yet I still expected the quiet table to not be available and some menu item that looked harmless might have cayenne in it or something would show up with bacon on it for one of the vegetarians.
So, when I walked in the door, prepared for tragedy, but hopeful, we were greeted by the manager and seated with our party (already arrived), and treated to an evening with one of the finest servers downtown Duluth has ever seen. Odd requests? No problem. Have a drink remixed? No problem. Spill the water because we spun the lazy Susan too fast? No problem. Spend two hours because we're loud and won't shut up? No problem.
Seriously, this place is a gem. Great atmosphere, cool decor, great layout, super inviting (once inside, because the outside is unassuming), amazing service, and the food is outstanding. Walleye tacos are a huge wow. Wild Mushroom Ravioli is a major win. Totchos are handmade and stellar. Mac and Cheese tots were raved over. Cobb salads were uncommonly impressive. And that flatbread was the size of a raft, with a complex blend of flavor profiles that did not disappoint.
Every single diner in my party (including myself) is rarely quiet if something is even slightly amiss, and the only issue anyone had was with a cocktail (wrong ingredient) which was swiftly remixed and delivered.
I cannot wait to come back to Lyric Kitchen for another fun evening. This was a home run!

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PaulO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and was given a private space without asking.

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ToddG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, but it seems ever other visit I am having to tell them that they forgot to put my reward points from my previous visit. It gets tiring always having to remind them to add my points.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The app indicating GF came with bread on the plate. When asked about it the server then brought out a bowl of disgusting GF crackers and then finally some tortilla chips. The checks were all wrong and it took a long time and a lot of explaining to get it right. Disappointing GF menu and service.

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Ettajets
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Nice atmosphere excellent service and the food was great! Very reasonable prices too. We had a group of eight, everyone loved their food. I would easily recommend this restaurant !

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Jeworley
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 8 grew to 10 and we were happy the restaurant could happily accommodate us. Service was fantastic and everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. We will be back!

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Thursevecrew
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We go out as a group (7) about once a week, this was the second time at the Lyric Kitchen. Both times the food was excellent. This time we had a small room to ourselves and this was perfect because the dining area was very busy/loud. Keep up the good work, we like it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time at The Lyric and was very impressed considering they've only been open for a short time. Usually with new restaurants you expect a few glitches and everything was great. Will definitely be one of our go-to places.

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