Crowded and sparsely decorated, this is like a noisy upscale mess hall. Sometimes noisiness has its charms and here, it is quite captivating. The short menu features Italian antipasti, salads, pastas, appetizers and main courses. Start with a Scampi, then move on to the spaghetti or Grilled Berkshire pork. Top off your meal with lip-smacking desserts. The wine list is mostly Italian and very extensive. Beer and soft drinks are also available.
Although inside fabulous Saks Fifth Avenue, Cafe SFA is not a particularly glitzy or glamorous spot, but it fills a niche as an ideal place for a quick, low-key lunch. The menu features an array of creamy soups, deli-style sandwiches and crispy salads. Smoked turkey breast piled high on pumpernickel and smothered with Swiss cheese and cucumbers goes great with a cup of rich cream of broccoli soup. Desserts include carrot cake, double fudge brownies and New York style cheesecake. Soft drinks, coffee, tea (hot or iced) and bottled water are also served.
Twenty years ago, this European-style restaurant was filled with the warehouse workers from the area. Today, The Monte is still packed, but the clientele has more white collars than blue. The copper bar is 50 feet long; it is worth the visit just to see it. The menu is big on American fare, with burgers, salads and deli-style sandwiches. The steak sandwich is consistently voted the best in town. Steak, seafood and pasta round out the menu. The appetizers are a meal in themselves, and the desserts are yummy. Compliment your meal with beer, wine, a cocktail or a soft drink.
The Local has become the place to meet and greet friends and business associates in downtown Minneapolis. The high ceilings, huge carved bar and large windows give the feel of being in an Old Irish castle. Choose to eat in the white linen dining room or the less expensive adjoining pub. The dinner menu features delights such as braised lamb, beef tenderloin, roasted quail and salmon. The pub serves burgers, sandwiches and deep-fried fish and chips along with Irish stew and salads. The wine selection includes more than 300 vintages; beer and cocktails are also served.
This classy bar and grill has been a pioneer among local restaurants by offering regional, home-produced food. This casually chic establishment has evolved into the best place to hear local and national jazz acts. An intimate stage separates the bar from the dining room. The acoustics are considered some of the best in the Upper Midwest. The trout comes from a Wisconsin farm and local game fowl, mushrooms, and wild rice are featured. It is all put together with the utmost care and a lot of imagination. The wine (including some by local wineries) beer and liquor selection are impeccable.
Located at the southern end of downtown Minneapolis' Nicollet Mall, this is the home of the world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra. The hall was built in 1974 with the goal of providing as nearly perfect acoustics as technologically possible at the time. Visitors will notice the huge cubes hanging from the ceiling, which were designed and placed to deflect sound to all 2,450 seats. More than 225 orchestral and community concerts are presented here each year. One of city's most popular series, the Viennese Sommerfest, takes place in July with performances, food and refreshments spilling out onto Peavey Plaza.
2400 3rd Avenue South Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minneapolis, MN 55404 +1 612 870 3180
ArtsCafe is a simple cafe in the world-class Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The menu here is rotated daily, but it always features a fine selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Roast pork loin, vegetarian items and chicken salad are favorites. Starbucks coffees, juices, soft drinks and a small selection of beer and wine are available.
212 Third Avenue North Warehouse District Minneapolis, MN 55401 +1 612 371 0464
This Warehouse District favorite gets its name from the photos adorning the walls depicting a cute little girl with a very large dog. A variety of hot brews are forever perking and pastries are always fresh. Get a mid morning or afternoon jolt with a latte, espresso or cappuccino. If it's too warm for a hot beverage, try an iced tea, iced coffee, soft drink or juice. Sandwiches and chips, soups and salads round out the menu. On warm days, patrons are welcome to take their beverage and food out to the expansive sidewalk patio.
A favorite haunt of after-work crowds, Eli's Food & Cocktails is a comfortable restaurant that serves wholesome food and lots of beer. Grab a table by the sidewalk or sink into the luxurious booths and get ready to indulge your taste buds in some delectable fare. The pasta, crab cakes, burritos and sandwiches make for a great meal while conversing with friends or just plain people watching. Apart from a good selection of beer and whiskey, the restaurant also has irresistible cocktails that are created by master mixers.
One of the originals and a mainstay of the Downtown Warehouse District, this is a popular bar, day or night. Singles of all ages, the business crowd and sports fans fill the group-size tables and comfortable booths. Nicely decorated with brass, wood and sports memorabilia, this trendy bar caters to an enthusiastic, somewhat noisy, but polite crowd. The menu is highlighted with delicious, crispy salads, overstuffed sandwiches, cottage fries and thick award-winning chili. The appetizers are billed for two but can easily satisfy four. Imported or domestic beer, wine, cocktails or soft drinks will complement any eats ordered.
This pub is in the Uptown area of Minneapolis and
is a little sportier than its artsy neighbors. A cross between a sports bar and local hangout, this is a fun place to meet friends, converse and play a ...
Always a line outside, Bar Fly is the newest club
for the young and lively in Minneapolis. Sophisticated with a laid back atmosphere, enjoy the live entertainment, the original drink mixes, and the stylish people. Take advantage of the ...
From the wrought iron gates to the lightly textured walls,
this smoke free establishment is like your own private villa. The high backed chairs are very favorable to conversation or the acoustic folk music featured on Saturday evenings. Granitas ...