Café and Bar Lurcat
Cafe & Bar Lurcat cuisine reflects the New American food movement. Each chef reinterprets classics and creates fresh, honest preparations from seasonal, artisanal ingredients.
Bar Lurcat offers an a la carte "small plates" menu available for dinner and late night dining where guests can relax, socialize and enjoy serious wine and great food.
Café Lurcat has always been a special place for us to celebrate milestones within our family for many years. So when the time came to find the perfect venue to have our daughter’s wedding (July 2017) we knew exactly where to begin looking. We have always had delicious food and outstanding service at Café Lurcat and the ambiance was exactly what our daughter was looking to create for her wedding. From the moment we met Michelle Jensen, General Manager, we knew we were at the right place! Michelle put us to ease right away with her knowledge, confidence and charming personality. Her ability to guide you through the planning process and help create a dream come true wedding experience was second to none. Once the big day arrived, Michelle and her team had everything taken care of down to the smallest detail. My husband and I, and the newly married couple were able to simply enjoy the extraordinary day from start to finish knowing that we were in good hands with Michelle and her amazing team. The venue was absolutely perfect from the wedding ceremony set up to the stunning reception area. The food and drinks were fantastic. The wait staff and bartenders truly added to the magic of the evening. To this day, we still hear from family and friends about the spectacular time they had at the wedding. I can truly say that planning a wedding with Café Lurcat was as stress-free as wedding planning could be. I would recommend to anyone the venue of Café Lurcat. Many thanks to Michelle and her team! Debra Scheid- Zopfi
We could not be more pleased with our decision to have our wedding ceremony and reception at Cafe Lurcat. From the moment we began conversations through to the planning meetings, tasting, rehearsal, and day off help, the staff at Lurcat were welcoming, gracious, responsive, and completely on top of their game. Not a single detail was overlooked. Michelle leads a fantastic team of professionals who genuinely care that your day exceeds your expectations.
Lurcat was the perfect wedding venue for us. The space was large enough for our guests to enjoy themselves comfortably but small enough to keep the sense of intimacy we wanted. We toured many venues throughout Minneapolis, but Lurcat stood out above the rest. The furniture and decor are classic and high end and the food is nothing short of spectacular. With Lurcat being a successful restaurant every other night of the year, they know how to cook and serve for large numbers and it shows. Everything tasted as though it were made specifically for you and the service was that of a high end restaurant, something that did not go unnoticed by our guests.
From compliments on the food or the location all the way down to how well the event was run from start to finish, the feedback we have received from our friends and families has been overwhelmingly positive. We are so thrilled to have Lurcat as part of our family and look forward to coming back and celebrating for years to come.
Thank you again for making our wedding so special!
Scott & Berrett
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding over Memorial Day Weekend at Café Lurcat perfect! Cafe Lurcat holds a very special place in our hearts and even more so now. You and your staff were absolutely wonderful to work with. We cannot tell you how much we appreciated all of your hard work, your advice, your recommendations and your attention to detail to make our day so memorable. You made it easy and fun for us from the beginning of our planning to the very end of the wedding night! It could not have gone more smoothly. We knew we didn’t have to stress because we were in such great hands and you guys have this down! You took care of everything, and even more than we had expected.
We could not have picked a better venue or General Manager and staff to work with for our big day. Our whole experience from the venue, your staff, the customer service, and the food was truly impeccable. Everything was timed perfect. The food was delicious and well executed. You and your staff’s customer service is best in class and hands down the best we have experienced! Your staff was attentive, friendly, and respectful and went above and beyond for our guests and us. Even when we closed out at the end of the night, they really took care of us from waters, to picking out the wines and packing everything up to loading our car. You exceeded our expectations (we have high expectations) in all aspects and we were very impressed. We received many positive compliments from our guests about you (Tom’s a huge fan), their experience, your food and the amazing service from your staff! We will highly recommend Café Lurcat!
Greg and I could not stop talking all week about how happy we were with everything and how perfect it was for us!
We will be in to visit soon. And we will send some pics when we get them back from the photographer!
Helen & Greg
Recently, my husband and I worked with Michelle Jensen to plan our son’s Rehearsal dinner for October 9, 2015. Michelle made it fun, exciting and perfect. Her enthusiastic attention to our questions, and careful guidance made it a memorable celebration. From start to finish, everything was first class and professional.
Michelle’s warmth was contagious. I don’t ever remember hugging anyone like I hugged her. It was as if we were family and our event was as important to her as it was to us. She guided us and said the room would sparkle and sparkle it did. She invited us to a tasting to help with our selection of menu and wines. She offered us different spaces for the happy hour and was so flexible. She helped us plan the menu, toasts, and suggested how to move through the evening. The service was outstanding. Staff moved quietly and discreetly. The menu selections were well received—rave reviews. The happy hour service was great and Michelle had gluten-free appetizers for the bride. She displayed our little gluten free cake on a sideboard as it was a surprise. What special attention to detail.
She was unflappable. Two guests arrived that I had not expected. No problem. She quickly added table settings. I had no extra name cards, and she said tell me what they are wearing and I will escort them to the table. She didn’t miss a beat.
Michelle is worth her weight in gold! You are fortunate to have such a dedicated employee in your service. My husband and I were thrilled to host our event at Café Lurcat. Hats off to the staff!
Lorraine and Michael Boyle
“When I walked into the bar last Sunday, it literally took my breath away! You did such an incredible job setting up everything, including fixing things that we botched (like the short count on the menus, etc.) and you transformed the space into my dream wedding venue for both the ceremony and the reception. I must have said four dozen times that night how excited I was with how it all came together, and how blessed I felt that we got to be there for OUR wedding! Heck, I would have felt lucky even to be there as a guest -- haha! You and your whole staff did an amazing job not only setting things up, but making sure things ran smoothly all night, and I heard from multiple guests how impressed they were with the great food and wonderful service they received all night.”