Customer Testimonials

We have incredible private events and weddings at Cafe Lurcat through out the year. It’s a beautiful modern event space with a wonderful event staff and exciting cuisine options. Don’t believe us, take it from our customers!

THE UNIVERSAL FEEDBACK WAS, "BEST COMPANY PARTY EVER,"

“We were fortunate to hold our December 2018 company holiday party at Bar Lurcat for ~200 employees and guests. My admin worked with the Lurcat staff to plan and execute the event based on my own recommendation, having personal experience as a regular diner at Lurcat. The universal feedback was, “Best company party EVER,” thanks to the beautiful venue, wonderful food and drink and especially the amazing service from the Lurcat team. We knew that Lurcat was hosting another event immediately prior to ours and that we would have a limited window to transition the space. We marshaled our own team to help out with that work but ended up not needing to do anything – the staff sprang into action and had everything turned around perfectly – including setting up staging and audio for two separate musical performances — with time to spare. All we had to do was show up and enjoy.

We had worried a bit about the staff’s ability to handle our capacity crowd, but Lurcat provided an ample team of seasoned pros who ensured that food and drink were always readily available – no waits, no waste. The professionalism and grace of the service staff was unparalleled, and the food drew raves from our staff and guests.”

—CORPORATE PARTY / DAVE M.
YOU TRANSFORMED THE PLACE FOR MY DREAM WEDDING VENUE

“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.”

—Wedding / Andrews-McGillie
ALWAYS KNOW OUR GROUP WILL HAVE GREAT SERVICE, ATMOSPHERE AND FOOD AT LURCAT.

“Thank you for the receipt and a successful event!  I had 2 compliments on the dinner….CEO said ‘perfect’ and Board member said ‘exceptional’.  They raved about the sea bass, the chicken and the donuts of course too! Always know our group will have great service, atmosphere and food at Lurcat.

—Corporate Event / Theresa
A LOVELY AND MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BAR LURCAT

“I wanted to thank you for a lovely and memorable birthday celebration at Bar Lurcat. The setting was perfect–we so appreciated having the far end of the bar space designated for our group, and the thoughtful touch of the candelabras on the tables. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, and the service was outstanding. Many of our guests commented on the great food, service, and setting. Really, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer experience. Thank you, and please pass on our thanks to everyone who helped make this a great experience.”

—Birthday Celebration / Jacqueline & Nicholas
CAFE LURCAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SPECIAL PLACE FOR FAMILY MILESTONES

“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 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!”

—Wedding / Samantha and Matt
THE STAFF - BARTENDERS, WAIT STAFF, VALET – SO PROFESSIONAL & ATTENTIVE!

“I can not tell you enough what an amazing wedding Meghan & Igor had because of YOU!  You and your staff were so easy to work with and made the event run more smoothly than we could have imagined.  From the early days of planning to the actual day you made us all feel calm and confident that the day would be perfect – and it was!  The food was amazing!  The staff  – from the bartenders, to the wait staff, to the valet – were so professional & attentive!  I have attached some photos in case you might want to use them.  I would recommend Bar Lurcat to anyone!”

—Wedding / Amy
LURCAT WAS THE PERFECT WEDDING VENUE FOR US

“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.”

—Wedding / Scott & Berrett
MY HUSBAND AND I WERE THRILLED TO HOST OUR EVENT AT CAFE LURCAT

“Recently, my husband and I worked with Michelle Jensen to plan our son’s Rehearsal dinner.  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!”

—Rehersal Dinner / Lorraine and Michael
THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING DAY THE MOST SPECIAL AND AMAZING DAY OF OUR LIVES!!

“Thank you for making our wedding day the most special and amazing day of our lives!! We appreciate all of your hard work and organization that went into our wedding day at Café and Bar Lurcat. Thank you!”

—Wedding / Krista & Antoine
TAHNK YOU FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING RECEPTION EVERYTHING WE DREAMED OF AND MORE!

“Thank you so much for hosting our special day.  Words cannot explain how delighted we were with the service, amazing food and wonderful drinks and desserts.  Our guests were so complimentary the whole evening!  Our expectations were thoroughly exceeded.  Thank you again for making our wedding reception everything we dreamed of and more.”

—Wedding / Roland & Taylor
THE LOVELY SEATING IN THE RESTAURANT MADE OUR CEREMONY SO SPECIAL

“Eddie and I will never be able to thank you enough for our beautiful wedding at Lurcat. From the lovely seating in the restaurant that made the ceremony so special to the drinks and appetizers served outside, the impeccable setting and delicious food and service, the delicious desserts that I wish I still had and the kindness of your staff, you made our wedding better than we could have ever imagined. We have the happiest memories to savor. I can’t imagine ever having an event again that doesn’t have you involved! And by the way, I still want to stay friends!”

—Wedding / Cathy & Eddie
THE PLACE WAS BEAUTIFUL...FOOD WAS DELICIOUS...SERVICE PURE PERFECTION

“Thank you so much for the wonderful dinner for our wedding! The place was beyond beautiful, the food was delicious, the service was pure perfection and everybody, including us of course, had the time of their lives! We couldn’t have asked for a better venue!”

—Wedding / Audrey & Joe
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WENT WRONG, NOTHING. AND IF IT DID, I DIDN'T KNOW.

Last Saturday, my now husband and I held our wedding reception at Cafe Lurcat. Michelle Jensen made our wedding day truly the best day. Two months ago, I called Michelle in pure panic, the venue we had previously chosen was now on round 5 of wedding coordinators and I was throwing money at a bad situation. Michelle quickly gave me two solutions, hold the wedding at Lurcat or use her as a wedding coordinator, I chose the first option and it was the right decision.

Absolutely nothing went wrong, nothing. And if something did go wrong, I didn’t know because Michelle and her team took care of it…Thank you for coaching and mentoring your team to be amazing people.

—Wedding / Kristina
THE EVENING...MAGICAL, IMPECCABLE, TASTY, AND LOVING

“It’s incredibly hard to know where to start with this email because you and the Lurcat team were beyond anything we could have imagined. Words to describe the evening include, magical, impeccable, tasty and loving. We knew that the day would be one to remember, but your crew blew our minds. And we weren’t the only two. Our guests told us that they were beyond impressed by the team. Thank you for making us feel so loved and comfortable.”

—Wedding / Kyle & Max
THIS IS THE 4TH TIME WE HAVE USED D'AMICO TO CATER OUR FAMILY'S MILESTONES!

“This is the 4th time we have used D’Amico to cater our family’s milestones, 2 Bat Mitzvahs and 2 weddings. As you will see by my letter, we could have never dreamt of receiving such a fantastic experience. The entire staff involved with our wedding went way beyond our expectations and I wanted you to know how special they were. I can’t remember the name of the waiter, John?, is an incredible employee who treated me with loving care and of course I can’t say enough about Michelle, she is an exceptional person and  a truly amazing employee.”

—Wedding / Cathy & Eddie
YOUR STAFF WAS ATTENTIVE, FRIENDLY AND RESPECTFUL AND WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND!

“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!”

—Wedding / Helen & Greg