About Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage
The meals here are produced and served by the students of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The bakery, kitchen and dining room are instructional laboratories. Our curriculum and facilities blend to support students in achieving our goal excellence in fine dining. Lucy's Restaurant is open when students are in session spring and fall semester. Please see our web page at http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/lucys/ for dates.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm (last seating at 12:30pm). Lucy's Restaurant is open when students are in session spring and fall semester.
$30 and under
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Lucy's no longer validates parking. We apologize for any inconvenience. There is a kiosk to pay for parking in the lot or you can download the Passport parking app to access payment via smartphone. Visit m.ppprk.com for details.
People Mover bus line 36, 3 and 102
Cafe, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
Lucy's - University of Alaska Anchorage Ratings and Reviews
I enjoyed the experience of having students preparing and serving food. As a parent of a student at UAA I must say I love this school and think everything about it has been excellent and this is his second year. The food prepared by the culinary students was delightful. The salad was loaded with a variety of tasty veggies. The meat was cooked to perfection. The risotto was also perfectly cooked. The server was very attentive. The dessert bar at the end was an amazing touch. Prices are half that of a regular restaurant. My girlfriend and I were tickled. The only request I have is vegan options, gluten free options and nut free options too.
Overall a great lunch spot with friendly efficient service. The vegetation entree was more like an appetizer size dish. The dessert bar is a great deal and delicious. We like coming here for special occasions. The food is creative and well prepared and the quiet ambience is ideal for conservation and relaxation. Take your time here.
Lucy's is, as other people noted, a hidden gem. Nestled in Cuddy Hall on the UAA campus, the food is prepared and served by the Culinary Arts students. Our server was friendly, efficient and knowledgable. The food was both beautiful and delicious. The prices were extremely reasonable and the offerings surprisingly varied and plentiful. The complimentary amuse bouche and the truffles at the end of the meal were a bonus. I'll be back!
As always, Lucy's food is it's star. The students who run Lucy's have a knack for coming up with fresh, creative combinations that make your taste buds pop with flavor.
My only concern would be the rate of service. If you are expecting to go and get in and out in less than an hour with a full meal (appetizer, entree, dessert), you actually need to plan a minimum of 2 hours. Our reservation was for 11:45 and we were seated right away but we did not get out of the restaurant until 1:45 and, even then, it meant we had to take our dessert in boxes.
Had an exceptional business lunch here. This is a restaurant operated by a culinary school. So, the menu, the food and even the servers are all students. It was fun, creative and the price can't be beat. The menu changes so you can come back again for something new.....................and I will! Parking at UAA is tight..............but they did provide us with a parking voucher. It was good food and fun and the students are also fun to interact with. Who knew UAA had a Culinary Program.
The overall experience was great. Everything was as expected for the most part. At first it gave an intimidating feel because the restaurant is wide open and you could see everyone in there. The overall service was as good as it could be. I would go eat here often. Especially because the price is pretty decent for what you're getting.
My friends and I had a lovely luncheon. The service by Adrian was great and the food was excellent. The atmosphere is very pleasant and I love the decor and the new chairs. The menu offered is always different than what you would get in a regular restaurant. Thank you
Our student server was sensitive to our allergies when we mentioned them and remembered them throughout the meal. When one late-arriving guest mentioned she needed to stay away from fish, the server gave her the complimentary appetizer sans the fish.
Sometimes the meat dishes aren't always cooked well enough and the tea bag is too small for the large pot they use--so a larger or different tea is needed. However, I still love Lucy's and enjoy their creative menu.
Lucy's is a fine dining room run by the University of Alaska-Anchorage culinary program. It is staffed by students in the program who are learning aspects of the restaurant biz, but the students are well trained and enthusiastic, hoping to provide a good customer experience. And they succeeded! The food was first-rate, from the fresh rolls to the outstanding desserts. Service was leisurely, the ambience relaxed, the value was very good. Check out Lucy's web site for the menu. Hours are limited but if you want a nice lunch experience in midtown Anchorage, consider going to Lucy's!
This was a wonderful experience. Our server was very nervous, but did a great job and was obviously very new to serving. The food was prepared correctly, although the flavors weren't quite there on the appetizers. The lamb was excellent! It was the beginning of the semester so it stands to reason that in a couple of months the flavors would be as on-the-money as the preparations were. I recommend this to all. Come support our future gastronomes!
I have been lunching at Lucy's on and off for 15 years. The quality and value never varies--it is always excellent. I started going when I was a student, and now I take my own students as well as co-workers. It's always a treat, and the food and service are always excellent.
Went to Lucy's for lunch on a Tuesday. I had the prosciutto wrapped pork loin and my partner had the African braised chicken. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dishes. Our server was also very nice and knowledgeable.
We also lucked out that (maybe since it was the end of the semester?) they were having their "All you can eat" dessert buffet. It had about twelve items. I had a chocolate apricot tort, a raspberry cheesecake cupcake, and cinnamon ice cream. They were also very good, but by then I was too full to go back for more! Maybe next time I'll start with dessert? (although then I would have missed out on the entree, so ?)
In any case, we both really enjoyed it, and will definitely go back (in the fall semester, since they're closed in the summer!)
We've been here before... and we'll be here again! Everything about this place says quality. Outstanding service, great bread, fantastic food. The presentation is also top-notch. The only downside is that it is so popular that one must make reservations, sometimes up to a week in advance.
On a vacation from Texas for Fur Rendevous, we were looking for interesting venues. We had never experienced a culinary school's "product" and thought this would be fun. It was....A bit challenging to find and park, but the food was great...The shaved beet and carrot salad with
chevre and pickled quail eggs was delicious ...We were there on a day where they had an
"all you can eat" dessert table which showcased individual chefs. The lavender panacotta topped with fresh pineapple compote and chia seeds was fabulous. The girl who made it actually came out and gave me the basic recipe and I will definitely try it. She called it
a "relatively healthy dessert"...based on coconut milk & honey..My husband had the Bombay
sliders which he said were great....they were accompanied by breaded and fried asparagus spears which I tasted ...WOW!
Great place to meet with colleagues over lunch. Students-in-training are attentive and well- versed on the menu items. My mahi- kabobs were tasty and done perfectly. Others enjoyed the shrimp appetizers. We all couldn't resist sampling the Valentines-themed desserts!
We try to visit Lucy's a couple times every year and are never disappointed. The Culinary Arts students prepare (under strict supervision of a renowned chef) and serve the meals. The menu is diverse and has something for everyone, including a vegetarian option.
The lunch menu offered so many different, appealing selections that my friends and I had a difficult time making a decision. I selected the lamb chops and they were cooked to perfection. Both my friends ordered the skirt steak with pesto and it was scrumptious. We ordered as a group the red velvet cheese cake and apple crisp. I could have eaten two of the cheesecake. The students are doing an excellent job of cooking and serving. Keep Lucy Cuddy's in mind for lunch.
Once again Lucy's has presented an innovative menu that proves to be excellent. Every item at our table received high praise, and we're a group not easy to please. Just when we think they can't possibly equal or exceed our last visit there, they come up with "more good."
I have eaten here on a number of occasions. The food is high quality and different but not always perfect, this is a learning institution. Service is usually good, but again, they are learning. If you are looking for upper end with medium cost and interesting choices, this is the place. Wish they served wine.
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