The hipster clientele wandered down the block to Nick and Eddie, leaving the groups of ladies from the Hills and the Lakes to gossip and giggle among the foodies and downtowners who mingle around the curved bar—there for the edgy comfort food and Italian–rustic-meets-Italian–contemporary décor. While the bar still attracts plenty of groups, the wall of windows and view of Loring Park makes for one of the most romantic settings in town.
Prime time: Early evening provides the most divine view, and we’re hard-pressed to find a vista in the Cities that captures the sunset like Lurcat’s does.
Try the: Wine list, characteristically D’Amico.
Crowd: As close as we’ve come to a café society—beautiful people and bright young things in artfully arranged duds—both designer and thrift.
Late-night bite: The wine-infused sliders are superb.
Don’t be surprised if . . . you stay for more than one bottle of wine.