January 17, 2022

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Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Restaurant Week July 2021

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    Photo by Caitlin Abrams

    6Smith

    294 Grove Ln. E., Wayzata, Minnesota 55391

    A swanky urban restaurant took up the old Boatworks building on Lake Minnetonka. There’s a serious selection of beef and lobster dishes on the menu, plus some of the best cocktails west of 494.

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    All Saints

    All Saints

    222 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

    Veggie-forward, Meat friendly.
    Wood-fired cuisine and clever cocktails in the heart of NE Minneapolis.

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    Baja Haus

    830 E. Lake St., Wayzata, Minnesota 55391

    Baja Haus is providing beachy waves of tacos to the Wayzata lakeside set.

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    Baldamar

    1642 County Road B2 W, Roseville, Minnesota 55113

    Feel on top of the food chain at Baldamar, an innovative steakhouse. Located in Roseville, next to Rosedale Center, it keeps old-school craft at its center for the modern meat eater. Every steak is aged for 40 days for peak flavor.

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    Barbette

    1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

    This bohemian spot consistently cranks out thoughtful French bistro food, great late-night nosh, and some of the best frites around. Check out the extensive list of wine and bubblies.

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    Buckhorn Chicken at Birch's

    Birch’s on the Lake

    1310 Wayzata Blvd. W., Long Lake, Minnesota 55356

    Birch’s combines classic recipes with modern ingredients. Familiar yet fresh, the menu offers crispy flatbreads, generous sandwiches, and signature “Buckhorn” fried chicken.

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    Book Club

    5411 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

    In the Armatage neighborhood space known as Book Club, the team serves up fried chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese, and weekend brunch.

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    A dish at Borough in Minneapolis

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    Borough

    730 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

    The hot spot in the North Loop, Borough is a modern small-plates restaurant on the main floor with a plush, swank cocktail den called Parlour in the basement.

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    Bull & Wren

    200 Water St., Excelsior, Minnesota 55331

    The soul of a true Irish pub lives on, even with new owners. The old Jake O’Connor’s spot has new life, plenty of flowing Guinness, and a menu full of tavern fare with a few Irish mainstays, such as Scotch eggs and shepherd’s pie.

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    Café Lurcat

    Café Lurcat

    1624 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

    Lurcat remains a sophisticated and stylish place to eat off Loring Park. The bar menu’s small plates are perfect for the cocktail set, and the cafe menu stays current yet accessible with modern preparations and fresh ingredients.

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    Campiello

    6411 City West Pkwy., Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

    This D’Amico trattoria is phenomenally refined for the moderate prices. People love its often superb regional Italian fare and relaxed, warm environment.

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    The bar at Cast & Cru in Greenwood, Minnesota | Photo by Caitlin Abrams

    Photo by Caitlin Abrams

    Cast & Cru

    5185 Meadville St., Greenwood, Minnesota 55331

    In the freshly revamped Old Log Theatre, this dining spot features meaty, modern American plates whether you’re seeing a show or not.

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    Central NE

    700 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

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    Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen in Minneapolis | Photo by Caitlin Abrams

    Photo by Caitlin Abrams

    Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen

    2515 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404

    A cute little bakery and café on Eat Street with all the farm-to-table chic you can handle: chunky beams, mason jars, chalkboard flourishes. Best gluten-free cupcake in town, a fantastic burger, and a new round of cocktails to bring you back.

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    Estelle Restaurant

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    Estelle

    1806 St. Clair Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55105

    This neighborhood cafe in Mac-Groveland brings flavors from Portugal, Spain, and Italy. Comfortable and casual space with elegant plates.

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    Gigi’s Cafe

    824 W. 36th St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

    A neighborhood coffee shop that turns into a full-service restaurant at night, serving dishes full of ingredients with local ties, right down to the coffee it brews.

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    Giulia

    215 S. 4th St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

    Giulia serves elevated Northern Italian dishes from within its lush interior space, an atmosphere accentuated with marble and plants. Don’t miss out on the tableside mozzarella cart!

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    Hammer & Sickle

    Hammer & Sickle

    1300 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

    Uptown’s vodka bar has a light Soviet theme. The menu includes a round of pierogis, small-plate zakuski offerings, and even caviar.

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    A display of lamb chops at It's Greek to Me in Minneapolis

    It’s Greek to Me Taverna E Parea

    626 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

    Family-owned and a LynLake landmark for more than 25 years, It’s Greek to Me offers moussaka, spanakopita, kebabs, appetizers, and lamb dishes, plus seafood and vegetarian specialties.

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    Jimmy's Kitchen & Bar

    Jimmy’s Kitchen and Bar

    11000 Red Circle Dr., Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343

    Jimmy’s is a modern supper club run by a family with deep supper club roots. The Opus Park set crowds the place for lunch, lured by a huge menu that plays up the classics with an eye toward modern preparations.

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    Kona Grill Surf and Turf

    Kona Grill – Eden Prairie

    11997 Singletree Ln., Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55344

    This national chain is focused on making your whole family happy, or at least canceling out the veto. If someone wants sushi, another wants meatloaf, and still another is craving pad Thai, they can all find what they want at Kona.

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    Kona Grill Surf and Turf

    Kona Grill – Minnetonka

    12235 Wayzata Blvd., Space 1068, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305

    This national chain is focused on making your whole family happy, or at least canceling out the veto. If someone wants sushi, another wants meatloaf, and still another is craving pad Thai, they can all find what they want at Kona.

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    Salmon at Lake & Irving in Uptown Minneapolis

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    Lake & Irving

    1513 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

    In this Uptown spot, Asian meets Mediterranean meets Minnesotan. Surprisingly, it all works in a cozy pub-like atmosphere.

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    Legends Club Grill

    8670 Credit River Blvd., Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372

    Take in the views of the golf course from Legends Club Grill, the upscale casual American eatery at Legends Golf Club.

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    Lela

    5601 W. 78th St., Bloomington, Minnesota 55439

    A vibrant hotel-adjacent restaurant that plays sophisticated and modern with fresh crudos, house-made pasta, and some enormous steaks.

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    Monello

    1115 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

    Hotel Ivy’s restaurant is a slice of coastal Italy in the hands of chef Mike DeCamp, from the menu full of fresh crudo to the gilded interior. Head to the basement for the darkly cool cocktail bar, Constantine.

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    Nico’s Taco & Tequila Bar

    2516 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405

    Nico’s is serving up affordable and casual tacos with fresh salsas and tequila drinks in a friendly and bright space.

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    Nico's St.Paul

    Nico’s Taco & Tequila Bar – St. Paul

    2260 Como Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108

    With locations on Hennepin and Como, Nico’s is serving up affordable and casual tacos with fresh salsas and tequila drinks.

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    Nouvelle Brewing

    Nouvelle Brewing by Travail

    4124 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, Minnesota 55422

    Family-friendly craft brewery and kitchen in downtown Robbinsdale, MN. We serve beer, wine, and cocktails plus small plates, shareables, and desserts.

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    O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co

    O’Shaughnessy Distilling Co.

    600 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

    Enjoy delicious hand-crafted spirits and cocktails expertly made by Pip Hanson and his team as well as a small shared plates menu made with fresh local ingredients and pairing perfectly with our spirits.

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    PLate

    16323 Main Ave. SE, Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372

    PLate is an upscale neighborhood eatery in downtown Prior Lake producing distinctive, high-quality American food and beverages.

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    Pat’s Tap

    3510 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

    Kim Bartmann turned a crusty old dive bar into a shiny new dive bar with Pat’s Tap. It’s a gastropub with Skee-Ball in the back, beers and bourbon at the bar, and burgers and charcuterie from the kitchen.

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    Pau Hana

    Pau Hana

    14435 State Hwy 13, Savage, Minnesota 55378

    The Minneapolis suburb of Savage is roughly 4,000 miles from Hawaii, but you wouldn’t know it when you step into this big, breezy, island-themed place from chef-restaurateur Chris Ikeda (Lake & Irving).

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    Red Stag Supperclub

    509 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

    It feels like a baronial dining room in Scotland and is unlike any supper club you know. The menu is long on local game and regional specialties, but it’s ambitious and creative fare, not steak and potatoes.

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    Ruth's Chris Steak House

    Ruth’s Chris Steak House

    920 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

    Ruth’s is perhaps the least flashy of the local high-ticket steakhouses. Generous portions, super sides, and great service are its hallmarks.

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    Smack Shack

    3801 Minnesota Dr., Bloomington, Minnesota 55435

    Smack Shack is the best fish shack in town. Josh Thoma’s lobster truck has evolved into a rocking full-service restaurant in the North Loop and now in Bloomington, with lobster boils, po’boys, two bars, and a giant patio.

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    Smack Shack

    603 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

    Smack Shack is the best fish shack in town. Josh Thoma’s lobster truck has evolved into a rocking full-service North Loop restaurant with lobster boils, po’boys, two bars, and a giant patio, with more locations popping up around town.

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    Stella's Fish Cafe

    Stella’s Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar

    1400 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

    Casual seafood specialties such as peel-and-eat shrimp and raw oysters are served in this Uptown restaurant with a rooftop bar.

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    The Brooklyn

    8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55443

    This contemporary American bistro-style restaurant on the Edinburgh USA championship golf course offers a variety of dining options with locally sourced ingredients for a quick lunch or a savory dinner.

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    The St. Paul Grill

    350 Market St., Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

    There’s no denying the appeal of downtown St. Paul’s clubby home for power lunches, decadent brunches, and winning pre-theater dinners. The food is classic American, the simpler the better.

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    Tiny Diner

    1024 E. 38th St., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407

    A true collaboration between farm and chef has resulted in a fresh and ever-changing menu at this Powderhorn diner. On-site gardens and beehives bring a new meaning to local eats.

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    Tria Restaurant

    5959 Centerville Rd., North Oaks, Minnesota 55127

    This attractive north suburban restaurant feels like a European country house and is popular for gatherings. The food is similarly influenced, hearty, and comforting.

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    Twin Cities 400 Tavern

    1330 Industrial Blvd. NE, Ste. 400, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

    This is an all-day, independent restaurant with contemporary tavern snacks like fish-and-chips, a brunch burger, and even some fried chicken with honey drizzle.

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    Yumi's Sushi Bar

    Yumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar

    400 Selby Ave., Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

    Yumi is a gem packed with locals who are loyal to the fresh and generous sushi rolls. The lady of the house is always welcoming and ready to offer an Asahi beer.

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    Yumi Japanese Restaurant & Bar – Southdale

    Southdale Center, Edina, Minnesota 55435

    The newest Yumi Sushi Bar is now located at the Southdale Mall. Yumi is a gem packed with locals who are loyal to the fresh and generous rolls. The lady of the house is always welcoming and ready to offer an Asahi beer.

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    Diners at moto-i

    moto-i

    2940 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

    Besides being the first sake brewpub outside of Japan, moto-i has really come into its own as a Japanese izakaya with ramen, steamed buns, a crazy brunch menu, and one of the more zen rooftops in town.

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    ninetwentyfive

    925 E. Lake St., Wayzata, Minnesota 55391

    Ninetwentyfive, in the Hotel Landing, serves an upscale-local menu with plates that will knock you into the lake. In a good way.