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!
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