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1291 reviews
American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Great service and our bartender was excellent. He assisted in getting us seated in a private dining room as we had two birthdays to celebrate! the attention to our group was just right..... and the food and service were excellent. We will be back! More

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Cedar + Stone, Urban TableCedar + Stone, Urban Table
727 reviews
Contemporary American | Bloomington, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

The 3-6:00 Happy Hour is a really good opportunity to enjoy wonderful food for reasonable cost. We the split an entree. They are very flexible and excellent service. More

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Kincaid's - BloomingtonKincaid's - Bloomington
4189 reviews
Steak | Bloomington, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Did not like the meatloaf dinner. Everything else was superb. More

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Punch Bowl Social MinneapolisPunch Bowl Social Minneapolis
226 reviews
American | St. Louis Park, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

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Jacques Restaurant and BarJacques Restaurant and Bar
48 reviews
Mediterranean | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Outstanding service and food, as always. More

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Prairie Kitchen & BarPrairie Kitchen & Bar
24 reviews
American | Downtown / Loring Park, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Going to a concert at Orchestra Place, we booked the Hyatt Regency for its close proximity to the venue. On a very wintry February weekend, the massive fireplace in the lobby area was a cheery welcome, complete with cozy spots to repose while waiting on friends, a town car, or with a drink from the nearby restaurant/bar. The staff was equally welcoming, making check-in a breeze and even presenting guests with roses (it was Valentine's weekend). Though they were quite busy with people coming and going to dinner and shows, the valet staff was prompt and efficient. We elected to dine on site at the Prairie Kitchen & Bar, having checked it out online ahead of time. The restaurant was making some menu changes and operating on a more limited menu than featured online, but they went to the trouble of preparing an appetizer we wanted to order, even though it was now off menu. And while other menu items we anticipated ordering were also absent, the dishes we experienced were wonderful, and our server Jessica was a delight as well. We would dine there again even if we weren't guests. Our room was well-appointed with fridge, coffee maker, etc. We especially liked that the bath had a separate vanity area next to the sink for applying makeup. We opted for the city view, which gave us some distance from the elevators, and we slept uninterrupted from 1:00am to 9:00am. Thank you very much! The front of the property is a little tricky to get to, but that's not uncommon in downtown Minneapolis with the buses, commuter trains, one-ways, etc. All-in-all, we felt the entire staff at the Hyatt Regency went the extra mile to make certain we had a great stay. We will definitely return and highly recommend this hotel to others. More

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Mercy Bar & Dining RoomMercy Bar & Dining Room
604 reviews
Comfort Food | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Food was outstanding! Best crab cake ever. Loved the SeaBass and Shrimp & Grits! Service was excellent! A very enjoyable evening to celebrate our anniversary More

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Fhima's MinneapolisFhima's Minneapolis
164 reviews
French American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

The ambiance, food & service were excellent. We enjoyed the evening very much. Jody in Mpls More

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1291 reviews
American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Great service and our bartender was excellent. He assisted in getting us seated in a private dining room as we had two birthdays to celebrate! the attention to our group was just right..... and the food and service were excellent. We will be back! More

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Cafe AlmaCafe Alma
325 reviews
Contemporary American | Downtown / Mill District, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Love the ambiance in this cafe. Food and coffee are always excellent and will keep me coming back. Server wasn't overly friendly but did her job just fine. More

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Tutto Bene1. Tutto Bene
77 reviews
Italian | Bemidji, Northwest Minnesota

We love the intimate atmosphere here! Our service was incredible-our waiter explained things to us very well and was very professional & kind. The bruschetta was our favorite-but all the food exceeded our expectations. We will be coming back soon to try more! More

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Kaiseki Furukawa2. Kaiseki Furukawa
69 reviews
Kaiseki | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

The food, presentation and service were outstanding. I highly recommend the optional pairing versus ordering beverages a la carte. It greatly enhances the experience. More

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joan's in the Park3. joan's in the Park
1890 reviews
American | St. Paul, Twin Cities / St. Paul

This intimate neighbor restaurant delivers a superior dining experience: ambiance, tasting menu selection, highly trained wait staff - and, of course, outstanding food. Our reservation was for 7:30 but the party before us did not leave in a timely basis. We were offered a glass of prosecco for our wait. Everyone in our party chose a difference selection for each course so that we could taste virtually everything on the menu. Each selection was better than the next, including specific physical dishes that best displayed the beautifully plated food. The waiter had explained to us that since it was designed as a tasting menu, the portions would not be large. Each of us was quite full at the end of evening - so the portion size was appropriate for the experience. More

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318 Cafe4. 318 Cafe
197 reviews
American | Excelsior, Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

It is great informal place to grab a bit. There is a bar and several tables that look out to Waters Street. The good was very good. More

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Christos - Minneapolis5. Christos - Minneapolis
140 reviews
Greek | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

I’m originally from Greece, so I think I can judge on Greek food. So it’s definitely a “go” from my side. Great place, food was very good. Lot’s of choices price is reasonable. More

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Dining Car #423Dining Car #423
American | Ottertail, Western Minnesota

Dining Car #423 and Steel Wheels are a part of a refurbished Train Depot built in 1920 with a Speakeasy, Irish Pub Feel. Has 30+ Craft Brews with 13 on tap, an extensive Wine & Whiskey selection, Martini's and Prohibition Era Cocktails. During the summer we offer outdoor seating. We have private seating for larger groups and Event Space to rent.
Menu consists of appetizers, salads, soup of the moment, sandwiches, gryo, homemade desserts. Chef's Specials on the weekends with homemade pasta, steak, beef wellington, seafood and tasting menu. Some favorites are the greek spring rolls, stuff mushrooms and fried calamari. More

Gold Nugget Tavern & GrilleGold Nugget Tavern & Grille
Grill | Minnetonka, Twin Cities / Western Suburbs

Welcome to Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille!

The Gold Nugget is home to the best burger in the Twin Cities and so say the people at the 2014 Twin Cities Burger Battle. We also feature handcrafted sandwiches, soups and salads, made from scratch in our kitchen. Our beer menu focused on local craft beers and outstanding national selections, we always have something new from our neighborhood brew masters.

Everyone in your family, on your team, or from you company can find something to please their palate. We also have a great kid’s menu and gluten-sensitive offerings.More

Iron RangerIron Ranger
American | St. Paul, Twin Cities / St. Paul

Iron Ranger is a St Paul neighborhood pub that is a continuation of a family business that began over 100 years ago in the Northern Minnesota mining town of Hibbing. We are here to share with you the story of "The Range" with authentic food and quality service. We want you to be happy, comfortable and satisfied with every visit. Our goal is for this to be your place to come alone, with family, to meet old or new friends, to enjoy good service, and quality food at a fair price. We look forward to seeing you!More

Lolo American Kitchen - HudsonLolo American Kitchen - Hudson
American | Hudson, Twin Cities / Eastern Suburbs

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The LynhallThe Lynhall
Modern European | Uptown, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

The Lynhall is a counter-service, fine casual, market-inspired restaurant, event space, TV Kitchen Studio, and Incubator Kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

We are inspired by good food and the richness of time spent together around a table. We serve delicious coffee, beer, wine, cocktails, small and large plates to share, pastries, breads, and desserts.

We are pleased to announce we are now accepting reservations for our dinner service. Let us take the hassle out of dinner by providing you with a reserved table and the flexibility to order counter service. All with an attentive touch that includes our warm hospitality with table side wine service.

We specialize in reservations for parties of 6 - 16 but offer seating for smaller parties as well. All parties of 16 or more, please contact for more information on having a Private Dining Event at The Lynhall. More

Discover The Twin Cities

Yes—a frigid Minneapolis winter evokes stews and soups and hearty, gut-warming fare, but the food scene in this formerly industrial city has gained steam in recent years, with a burgeoning community of excellent chefs, craft coffee and beer, and Nordic style to accompany the culinary traditions of the region’s immigrant community. You’ll find lefse—a traditional Norwegian flatbread made with flour, potatoes, milk, and cream, akin to a latke of a sort—creatively topped and, while meat is central (this is the midwest, after all), river fish and ingredients foraged from surrounding wooded areas lend diversity to the new Minneapolis menus. A number of new but now iconic restaurants have set the tone for how the twin cities’ keep up with the trends, though the two are more fraternal than identical these days, St. Paul taking a slightly more classic, mom and pop shop vibe.