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Best Restaurants 2012: Readers Poll

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Best Restaurants 2012: Readers Poll

Top 5 Minneapolis

1. Bar La Grassa
2. 112 Eatery
3. Manny's
4. La Belle Vie
5. Restaurant Alma

Top 5 St.Paul

1. Meritage
2. St. Paul Grill
3. Heartland Restaurant
4. Pazzaluna
5. W.A. Frost

New

1. Tilia
2. The Bachelor Farmer
3. Masu Sushi & Robata

Chef of the Year

1. Isaac Becker
2. Steven Brown
3. Russell Klein

Service

1. St. Paul Grill
2. Meritage
3. La Belle Vie

Special Occasion

1. La Belle Vie
2. Manny's
3. Meritage

TC Institution

1. Murray's
2. Manny's
3. St. Paul Grill

Neighborhood Café

1. Tilia
2. Birchwood Cafe
3. Victory 44

Day Trip

1. New Scenic Café
2. Harbor View Café
3. AtoZ Produce & Bakery

Farm To Table

1. Heartland Restaurant
2. Corner Table
3. Wise Acre Eatery

Bar Dining

1. La Belle Vie
2. Bulldog
3. Bar Lurcat
    Barrio (tie)

Beer Selection

1. Happy Gnome
2. Muddy Pig
3. Bulldog

British/Irish

1. Brit’s
2. The Local
3. Kieran’s

Creative Cocktails

1. Marvel Bar
2. Bradstreet Craftshouse
3. La Belle Vie

Happy Hour Scene

1. Crave
2. Fuji Ya
3. Chino Latino (tie)

Late-Night Eats

1. 112 Eatery
2. Pizza Lucé
3. Mickey's Diner

Live Music

1. Dakota
2. Aster Cafe
3. Famous Dave’s

Wine Bar

1. Bin Wine Bar
2. Toast Wine Bar & Café
3. Kings Wine Bar

Kids Place

1. Chatterbox Pub
2. Punch
3. Pizzeria Lola
    Tilia (tie)

BBQ

1. Famous Dave’s
2. Ted Cook’s 19th Hole BBQ
3. Rudolphs

Burger

1. Casper & Runyon’s Nook
2. Blue Door Pub
3. Matt’s Bar

Comfort Food

1. The Modern Café
2. Brasa
    Keys Café & Bakery (tie)
3. HauteDish

Pizza

1. Punch
2. Pizza Lucé
3. Black Sheep
    Pizzeria Lola (tie)

Seafood

1. Oceanaire
2. Sea Change
3. Sea Salt Eatery

Steak

1. Manny's
2. Murray's
3. Strip Club

Chinese

1. Rainbow Chinese
2. Tea House
3. Little Szechuan

French

1. Meritage
2. Vincent A Restaurant
3. La Belle Vie

German

1. Black Forest Inn
2. Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit
3. Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter

Greek

1. Christos
2. It’s Greek to Me
3. Gardens of Salonica

Italian

1. Bar La Grassa
2. Broders’ Cucina Italiana
Pazzaluna

Indian

1. Gandhi Mahal
2. India Palace
3. Taste of India

Japanese

1. Fuji Ya
2. Origami Restaurant
3. Masu Sushi & Robata

Mexican

1. Boca Chica
2. Barrio
3. Masa

Middle Eastern

1. Saffron
2. Holy Land Bakery & Deli
3. Emily’s Lebanese Deli

African

1. Fasika
2. Blue Nile
3. Safari Express

Thai

1. True Thai
2. Sawatdee
3. King & I Thai

Vietnamese

1. Quang
2. Ngon Bistro
3. Mai Village

Vegetarian Friendly

1. Spoonriver
2. Birchwood Cafe
3. French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

Outdoor Dining

1. W.A. Frost
2. Stella’s Fish Cafe
3. Crave Downtown

Breakfast

1. Keys Café & Bakery
2. Hell’s Kitchen
3. Al’s Breakfast
    Good Day Café (tie)

Brunch

1. Lake Elmo Inn
2. Hell’s Kitchen
3. Grand Café

Bakery Café

1. Patisserie 46
2. Café Latte
    French Meadow Bakery & Cafe (tie)
3. Rustica Bakery

Wild Card

1. Travail
2. Smack Shack
3. Cecil’s Delicatessen

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