Lavender’s Dining Guide

By Lavender February 21, 2013

Categories: Featured - Home Page, Food & Dining, Our Scene

$ Less than $15,  $$ $15-$25,  $$$ more than $25

 

3 Squares Restaurant $
12690 Arbor Lakes Pkwy. • Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-425-3330
www.3squaresrestaurant.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Description: Suburban version of the urban diner. Comfort food, craft beer, stylish atmosphere & family-friendly vibes.

Angel Food Bakery + Coffee Bar
86 S. 9th St. (above Hell’s Kitchen)
Minneapolis, MN 55402 • 612-238-1435
www.angelfoodmn.com
Type of Cuisine: Cakes, Cupcakes, Sweets
Description: Grab a coveted counter stool and watch the Pastry Chefs in action right before your eyes.

Bar Louie Uptown $$
1348 Lagoon Ave. • Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-824-1529
www.barlouieamerica.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Bar Louie is an eclectic urban bar made famous for our signature martinis, cocktails and dynamic beer selection.

Blackbird Café $$
3800 Nicollet Ave. • Minneapolis, MN
612-823-4790
www.blackbirdmpls.com
Type of Cuisine: New American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon & Late Night Happy Hour
Description: Casually classic comfort foods, thoughtful beer & wine list.

Bradstreet Crafthouse $
601 1st Ave. N. • Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-312-1821
www.bradstreetcrafthouse.com
Type of Cuisine: Innovative Plates to Share
Meals Served: Dinner
Description: Cuisine is unique and served in a style perfect for sampling and sharing. Featuring classic mixology cocktails.

Burger Moe’s $
242 W. 7th St. • St. Paul, MN 55102
651-222-3100
www.burgermoes.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: A fun neighborhood restaurant offering great burgers, over 85 beers, and a large outdoor patio.

Café Maude $$
5411 Penn Ave. S. • Minneapolis, MN 55419
612-822-5411
www.cafemaude.com
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean American Bistro
Meals Served: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Lively neighborhood bistro featuring live music & craft cocktails.

Café Maude at Loring $$
1612 Harmon Pl. • Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-767-9080
www.cafemaudeatloring.com
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean American Bistro
Meals Served: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Lively bistro on Loring Park featuring craft cocktails.

Cecil’s Deli $
651 Cleveland Ave. • St. Paul, MN 55116
651-698-0334
www.cecilsdeli.com
Type of Cuisine: Deli
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Delicatessen, Bakery, Restaurant. Home & Office Catering. We deliver! Call us!

Citizen Café $$
2403 E. 38th St. • Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-729-1122
www.citizen-café.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Serving a wide variety of dishes created in a scratch kitchen. Beer & wine too!

Cosmos Restaurant $$$
601 1st Ave. N. • Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-312-1168
www.cosmosrestaurant.com
Type of Cuisine: Contemporary American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Cosmos provides the perfect atmosphere, cuisine and location for a night on the town.

Downtowner Woodfire Grill $$
253 W. 7th St. • St. Paul, MN 55102
651-228-9500
www.downtownerwoodfire.com
Type of Cuisine: American with a Persian touch
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: A diverse menu that is sure to please every palate. Specializing in fire roasted meat.

eagleBoltbar $
515 Washington Ave. S. • Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-338-4214
www.eagleboltbar.com
Type of Cuisine: Bar Food
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: A full array of appetizers, soups, salads, pizzas, burger and chicken baskets, and much more.

Edina Grill $
5028 France Ave. S. • Edina, MN 55424
952-927-7933
www.edinagrill.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Description: The first choice for your second kitchen. Only with better French fries.

French Meadow Bakery & Café $
2610 Lyndale Ave. S. • Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-870-7855
www.frenchmeadowcafe.com
Meals Served: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Organic, gluten-free, vegan & classic comfort food. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Housemade pasta, Napa featured wines, tap beer.

Gay 90’s $
408 Hennepin Ave. • Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-333-7755
www.gay90s.com
Type of Cuisine: Bar Food
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: A nightclub with a great menu. Enjoy dinner with your show.

Grandview Grill $$
Grand Ave. and Fairview • St. Paul, MN 55105
651-698-2346
www.newgrandviewgrill.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Mon-Fri: 6:30am – 2:30pm. Sat: 6:30am – 3:00pm. Sun: 8:00am – 3:00pm.

Groveland Tap $
1834 St. Clair Ave. • St. Paul, MN 55105
651-699-5058
www.grovelandtap.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Friendly neighborhood beer and burger joint featuring the Juicy Lucy and over 40 beers on tap.

The Happy Gnome $$
498 Selby Ave. • St. Paul, MN 55102
651-287-2018
www.thehappygnome.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Locally-sourced, chef-driven menu, with 76 craft beers on draft, unique wines, and 200 whiskies.

Hell’s Kitchen $$$
80 S. 9th St. • Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-332-470
www.hellskitcheninc.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Nite Menu, Weekend Brunch
Description: In a one-of-a-kind underground lair, this fiercely independent Twin Cities gem shines with damn good food morning, noon and night.

Highland Grill $
771 Cleveland Ave. • St. Paul, MN 55116
651-690-1173
www.highlandgrill.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Description: The first choice for your second kitchen. Only with better French fries.

Holy Land Bakery & Deli $
2513 Central Ave. NE • Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-781-2627
www.holylandbrand.com
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Come enjoy the flavors of “old world cuisine”, rich, authentic flavor perfected over 25 years.

Holy Land Midtown $
920 E. Lake St., Ste. 145 • Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-870-6104
www.holylandbrand.com
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Come enjoy the flavors of “old world cuisine”, rich, authentic flavor perfected over 25 years.

It’s Greek To Me $$
626 W. Lake St. • Minneapolis, MN
(612) 825-9922
www.itsgreektomemn.com
Type of Cuisine: Greek
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: A touch of Greece in the heart of Minneapolis. Full bar.

Jakeeno’s Pizza & Pasta $$
3555 Chicago Ave. S. • Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-825-6827
www.jakeenos.com
Type of Cuisine: Italian
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Traditional red sauce pastas, thin crust pizza, home-made sauces. Beer and wine.

Longfellow Grill $
2990 West River Pkwy. • Minneapolis, MN 55406
612- 721-2711
www.longfellowgrill.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Description: The first choice for your second kitchen. Only with a better view.

Loring Kitchen & Bar $$
1359 Willow St. • Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-843-0400
www.loringkitchen.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: A neighborhood kitchen with destination appeal, featuring contemporary cuisine in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.

Louisiana Café $$
613 Selby Ave. • St. Paul, MN 55102
651-221-9140
www.newlouisianacafe.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Mon-Fri: 6:30 am – 2:30pm. Sat: 6:30am – 3:00pm. Sun: 8:00am – 3:00pm.

The Lowry $
2112 Hennepin Ave. S. • Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-341-2112
www.thelowryuptown.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Description: Burgers • Whiskey • Oysters • Eggs

LUSH $
990 Central Ave. NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413
www.lushfoodbar.com
Type of Cuisine: American Cuisine
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: The hottest spot in NE Mpls with sleek, modern décor, exuberant entertainment and eclectic food.

Marla’s Caribbean Cuisine $
3761 Bloomington Ave. S. • Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-724-3088
www.marlascuisine.com
Type of Cuisine: Caribbean Cuisine
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: A unique cuisine created from Indian, creole, and Asian influence. Homecooked, flavorful, and authentic Caribbean cuisine.

The Melting Pot $$
80 S. 9th St. • Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-338-9900
www.meltingpot.com
Type of Cuisine: Fondue
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Fondue is a memorable four-course dining experience where guests can dip into something different.

Mona Restaurant & Bar $
333 S. 7th St., Ste. 190 • Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-259-8636
www.monarestaurant.com
Type of Cuisine: American (new)
Meals Served: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner
Description: A chef-driven small plates restaurant with a full bar, open kitchen, patio, and validated parking.

Nonna Rosa’s $$
4168 W. Broadway Ave. • Robbinsdale, MN 55422
763-537-3700
www.nonnarosaswinebar.com
Type of Cuisine: Italian
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Charming neighborhood Italian restaurant. Happy hour, half-price wine, pasta bar lunch, Venetian inspired banquet room.

Origami Restaurant $$
30 N. 1st St. • Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-333-8430
www.origamirestaurant.com
Type of Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Awarded the best sushi restaurant year after year. Daily happy hour 5 – 6:30 PM

Rudolphs Ribs $$
1933 Lyndale Ave. S. • Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-871-8969
www.rudolphsribs.com
Type of Cuisine: American/Bar-b-que
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Old school cooking of American classics: family recipes and a bar-b-que soul.

Saloon Grill @ Saloon $
830 Hennepin Ave. • Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-332-0835
www.saloonmn.com
Type of Cuisine: Bar Food
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: The search for a place that offers great food, cocktails and atmosphere is over!

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Minneapolis $
607 Washington Ave. S. • Minneapolis, MN 55415
612-338-6451
www.sawatdee.com
Type of Cuisine: Thai
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Serving award-winning Thai cuisine for 30 years. Offering delivery, catering lunch buffet & more.

Sawatdee and Zushiya of Maple Grove $
7885 Main St. N. • Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-494-5708
www.sawatdee.com
Type of Cuisine: Thai and Japanese
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Serving authentic Thai and Japanese cuisine. Enjoy daily happy hour and live music 3 nights/week.

Scusi $$
1806 St. Clair Ave. • St. Paul, MN 55105
651-789-7007
www.scusistpaul.com
Type of Cuisine: Italian
Meals Served: Dinner, Sunday brunch
Description: Pizza • Wine Bar • Kitchen Delicious, authentic; never stuffy or pretentious.

Toast Wine Bar & Café $$$
415 N. 1st St. • Minneapolis, MN
612-333-4305
www.toastwinebarandcafe.com
Type of Cuisine: Wine Bar
Meals Served: Dinner
Description: Voted by Lavender’s readers as the Fab 50 Best Wine Bar. Patio welcomes DOGS!

Uptown Diner $$
2548 Hennepin Ave. • Minneapolis, MN 55125
612-874-0481
www.uptown-diner.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Mon-Wed: 6 am-3:00 pm. Thurs-Sun: open 24 hours until close at 6:00 pm Sun.

Wilde Roast Café $$
65 Main St. SE • Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-331-4544
www.wilderoastcafe.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Beverage bites and temptations. Serving hearty meals, tasty desserts and now with a FULL bar. Set in a warm, rich décor.

Woodbury Café $$
803 Bielenberg Dr. • Woodbury, MN 55125
651-209-8081
www.newwoodburycafe.com
Type of Cuisine: American
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Mon-Sat: 6:30am – 3:00pm. Sun: 7:00am – 3:00pm.

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