This cozy place feels like an old trattoria with exposed brick and rich mahogany woodwork. The vast menu includes specialty pastas such as scampi alla diavola, plus pizzas and salads.
This lively Bohemian bistro may be best known for its simple French fare, including, of course, its salade Niçoise. But it's also great for after-work cocktails or late-night eats. The hip atmosphere fits right in with its Uptown location. Brightly colored decorations and framed photos of old circus acts reflect the reason behind the restaurant's name (Barbette was a famous circus aerialist in the early 1900s). A young, stylish crowd gathers for happy hour weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m., and again Sundays through Thursdays from 10 p.m. to close. An extensive wine list is available (and easily paired with Barbette's fabulous fare), plus a full bar. Come early on Wednesdays to grab a seat for the free late-night music series.
Bryant-Lake Bowl isn't just a bowling alley (and serious gamers who come to roll strikes and spares may find themselves disappointed). But if a forty-three-bottle globetrotting wine list that includes Minnesota wines, a contemporary American menu served past midnight, or the adjacent theater-cum-performance space appeals to you, this might be a fit. And if you just want to fling ten-pound balls down the rough and tumble lanes with a knowing irony, or at least hyper self-awareness, that's okay, too. Where else can you enjoy a Belgian Trappist ale and ill-fitting rental shoes?
D'Amico Kitchen in the Chambers offers a more modern approach to its signature Italian ingredients. Pizzas, small plates, and pastas play with a new energy while rustic bigger plates seem comforting and familiar. The setting couldn't be cooler, with modern art touches and a stylish outdoor lounge called Eden.
This Victorian Grande Dame has a seasonal New American menu focused on lighter and bolder recipes. The roofdeck patio is lovely, and the bar area offers a casual pub menu.
Kincaid's is the boomer and senior set's special-occasion headquarters, specializing in accommodating service and a lively bar scene. Traditional meat, fish, potato menu.
This wildly popular northeast metro tradition is known for extravagant brunches and as an oasis of personal attention in a sea of chain dining.
This lakeside tradition serves a range of steaks and seafood, including an acclaimed walleye dinner, but it's more about the setting than the food. Good wine list. Dine at the casual Wharf or in the stately Old Lake Lodge. No lunch during winter.
In a new space with new owners, this Oceanaire by Landry's is bluer and serves lunch.
D'Amico opened this Italian restaurant with a huge, stellar patio that includes two fireplaces. Look for classic Italian recipes from chef Mike Dalton, formerly of Campiello.
Kim Bartmann has 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.
It feels like a baronial dining room in Scotland and is not like 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.
Senor Wong's menu offers both traditional Asian and Latin dishes, as well as some fusion items that blend both cultures. Snacky items such as black bean croquettes, lemongrass chicken wings, and wonton poppers fuel the hospitality-industry patrons who love the daily late-night hours.
This Minneapolis hot spot features more than 40 kinds of tapas and a stupendous selection of Spanish wines. Don’t miss the paella or the rooftop deck.
Relax in our contemporary dining room while indulging in a delicious gourmet meal prepared by Le Cordon Bleu students under the guidance of an on-site chef instructor. Enjoy your meal at Technique and the special opportunity to taste the work of our future culinary professionals.
All-fondue menu of four-course feasts, as well as other items, including filet mignon, shrimp, sirloin, lobster tails and a vegetarian option. Also cheese and chocolate fondues.
This 40's style steak house offers steak, chops, and seafood, plus a special gluten-free menu. Extensive wine and martini selections.
Lastly a Timberlodge Steakhouse, this woodsy space is now St. Louis Park Woodfire Grill, offering a family-friendly dining option to the craziness of West End.
One of the better suburban steak houses, Woolley's offers traditional steaks and chops along with a nice wine list.