Best American Restaurants in Minneapolis
Best American Restaurants in Minneapolis
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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. MoreOpenTable Diner -
My boyfriend LOVES king crab legs so I treated him to the Monday night all-you-can-eat king crab dinner. When we arrived they informed us it would be a mix of king and snow crab which is a little disappointing as that was not what it said on our reservation but still completely understandable. Our first (and largest) round came out and it was all snow crab. We asked the server and he said it would be different on the next round, it was not. Then he informed us that they were all out of king. Again, disappointing as I wish he would have told us that at the beginning. At the end of the day our server was great, the drinks were very good as was the snow crab. But for a $220 dinner I wish that we could have gotten a few bits of the king crab we had come in for at the very beginning. MoreOpenTable Diner -
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The tasting menu is excellent. It is expensive ($62 per person for 4 courses) but you are given a wide variety of choices (5-6 options per course) and the food is fresh and perfectly prepared. Our server was attentive, very knowledgeable about the menu and quite funny. He made the dining experience even better. I would highly recommend this neighborhood gem as a place to celebrate a special occasion or just to enjoy an extremely well prepared meal. The restaurant is small - maybe 10-12 tables so a reservation is a must but it's worth planning ahead to dine here. MoreOpenTable Diner -
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Countless Minnesotans dream of having a place on a lake. Third Gear offers guests a comfortable place to kick back and relax.
Our owner, Eric Ernst opened Ernie’s Eatery in downtown Forest Lake in early 2017. When this property on the shore of Forest Lake became avaiable he had a vision of what it could become.
We welcome guests by land or water for lunch and dinner. Our menu specializes in high-quality food that is special without being overly fussy.
Our staff is passionate about providing you a memorable and relaxing experience. Our team includes a mixologist who serves signature cocktails and a pastry chef who creates over-the-top delicious desserts to ensure your meal is outstanding from start to finish.
The best patio on Forest Lake is yours to enjoy. More
Don Raul is the eccentric uncle you wish you had. Hardened by many years of hard work and worldwide travels, he always has an interesting story to tell and a great drink to share it over. He's traditional and old world. He can tell you about your ancestors, and be modern and fly. He knows what molecular gastronomy is and uber's on the weekend . He is the authority on a great plate of food. We want the restaurant to make you think of the Don Raul you've met, and if you haven't met Don Raul in your journey, come on in. The food will change, but the great experience is a constant.More
Guavas Cuban Cafe has established itself in Minneapolis as a place to encounter new foods and experience deeply rooted traditions through the delicious traditional dishes of Cuba. Inside our lively space, warmth and Caribbean motifs abound. Our guests can take their time and relax as they enjoy a refreshing michelada or mojito and indulge in a classic Cuban bite like our tostones, yuca fritas, pan con churrasco, or our undisputed favorite -- the Cubano sandwich. Come for a meal, come for a cocktail, and have an experience that’s as novel as it is nourishing.More
Welcome to Canterbury Park's Little Chicago Chophouse!
During the Prohibition era, Shakopee was a place where Twin Cities residents retreated for underground bars, widespread gambling and thick steaks. That reputation earned the city a nickname: Little Chicago.
Little Chicago Chophouse is your home for specialty cocktails and thick steaks, just steps from the Canterbury Card Casino floor.More
Hand-cut, perfectly aged Midwestern beef, trimmed to our specifications and cooked to yours. Deep booths and a deeper wine list. A bar that makes everything better. And the kind of service everyone deserves but hardly ever receives.
Welcome to Pittsburgh Blue. You’re about to eat very, very well.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.