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“This now is my # 1 place to dine!” 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 #5 of 1,422 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Bloomington, Minnesota
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“This now is my # 1 place to dine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

My daughter recommended this for our 30th wedding anniversary. OMG. This has the best food and service. Guess what else? The chairs are comfortable. You must get the hanger steak. Going back very soon.

Visited September 2013
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Everything excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Was here for a private reception. The servers were absolutely wonderful. Never had to wait for a request, and were present but not intrusive.
Food was absolutely wonderful. Wife had salmon, I had steak, daughter had chicken. All prepared perfectly.
Absolutely top notch in all aspects.

Visited September 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Some of the best cuisine in Minneapolis!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I currently live in Milwaukee but come to visit my family in the Twin Cities on occasion. I've dined out with the family downtown plenty of times but Cafe Lurcat really left a lasting impact on me. While the dining room was loud and crowded, our server was still attentive to our needs.I personally got the steak tartare, king salmon, and the crepe cake which were all phenomenal. Everyone in my group was satisfied with their meal and was happy with the restaurant recommendation.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spirit Lake, Idaho
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful place for an enjoyable evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile


Food and wine selections were very nice. A great staff and reasonably priced. Decor was
Very pleasant

Visited July 2013
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Gainesville, Georgia
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Very expensive, very big, very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We were surprised at the very large capacity of this restaurant, and the very large prices accompanying it. TripAdvisor indicates that the prices range from $21-30, but in reality they are much higher. I don't recall any entrees less than $28, and all of the signature entrees are $38 or more. And that is just the entree! All sides, vegetables, salads, etc. are not included so that's an additional $10-20. Add a glass of wine and you really can't get a complete meal here for less than $60-75 per person. Hmmm - that's a lot of money so is the food worth it?

The food is very good but not extraordinary. I have eaten in restaurants all over the world and have visited many restaurants that offer a much better value for the same or better quality. We sampled the steak, sea bass, and prawn entrees, as well as several other dishes. The apple and manchego cheese salad was a standout - really excellent.

So why is this place so popular? I'm guessing people come for the large outdoor patio and bar menu, which is more reasonably priced. No matter how you view it though, this place is not for people on a budget.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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