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“Lovely Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Lurcat

Cafe Lurcat
1624 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1916
612-486-5500
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Ranked #4 of 1,596 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Minneapolis
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We took clients here after dinner and it is a lovely place to grab drinks. You get to sit on comfy couches. I love the architecture of the building as well.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“$50 date night Sunday!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Can't go wrong on Sunday nights --- $50 for a bottle of wine, 2 appetizers, entrees, and dessert! What a bargain for some really good food! Ask for Kenneth, he's a great server. Thanks Cafe Lurcat!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Iowa
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great food in a really pretty setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

A group from work had a great dinner here this week. it is in an older building that has managed to retain a lot of the original character with large windows overlooking Loring Park. The food and service lived up to the ambiance. We had several different appetizers and salds - my favorites were the ahi spring rolls and the beet salad. Skip the salmon entree - the lamb, hanger steak and udon noodle dishes were all great.

Nice place, great food, good service. I'd definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woodbury, MN
Top Contributor
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75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Special Occasion Visit to Cafe Lurcat in Minneapolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was our 36th anniversary, and we wanted to eat at a place which was special. Cafe Lurcat's Sunday date night menu fit the bill perfectly. This menu is more limited than the regular one, but the food is fabulous and the price ($ 50 per couple) made this special meal worth it. My husband had the hanger steak with roasted garlic, and I had the pork loin with roasted onion and fig sauce. Both were excellent. The food is fresh and made on site by chefs who know what they are doing. We opted for a bottle of Christian Regale pomegranite drink, but could have had a choce from two other wines. Both of us chose to have the Honey Crisp apple, cheese, and chive salad to begin our meal, and we weren't disappointed. I also ordered winter squash with maple syrup and roasted walnuts (which cost $9 + extra) and was to die for! My husband had the French fries for which Cafe Lurcat is well known, which came with both ketchup and the in-house made Bernaise sauce and was about $ 9 + extra. He said he has never had better. Dessert comes with this meal, and he opted for the cinnamon/sugar donuts, while I chose the Triple Chocolate Cream Cake with a dark chocolate Freuilletine Crunch (a stick-shaped cookie). Both were amazing!

Cafe Lurcat has a separate bar menu of small dishes more reasonably priced and a full bar. They take reservations, and because we choose to eat around 5: 30 PM, we had no trouble finding parking nearby. My heart went out to the young lads standing out front of this restaurant who do valet parking (which we didn't need to use). It was well below zero that night. They were uncomplaining and dressed warmly. Our waiter, John, was attentive, friendly, and kind. We can't say enough good about this place, and will certainly want to go back on another special occasion. While Cafe Lurcat is in a very old building, it has been modernized in the best way it could have been. I managed to climb the steps leading to the front door with the help of a good banister that is there. I don't know if there is a handicapped entrance or not. The dinning room is quite beauiful, lined with big windows and soft lighting. The chairs at the tables were more comfortable than I've ever encountered in a restaurant, and the tables were clothed in white clothes with cloth napkins. It's modern, stylish, and inviting. One sees Loring Park and a lighted church spire emerging through the trees. How great is that!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Apple Cheese and Chive Salad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Cafe Lurcat is one of my favorite places to have a meal in Minneapolis. It is located off of Loring Park and is a bit out of the downtown area. They have a wonderful menu, my favorite item being the simple Apple Cheese and Chive Salad.
It is on the pricey side but it is worth it if you are celebrating a special event. They have wonderful service as well.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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