Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2014: Readers Poll

Who got the top spots? We tallied your votes to find the best eatery in every category.

Interior of Birchwood Cafe
Photo by Eliesa Johnson
Birchwood Cafe

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Top Five Restaurants—Minneapolis

1. Bar La Grassa
2. Butcher & The Boar
3. 112 Eatery
4. La Belle Vie
5. Borough

Top Five Restaurants—St. Paul

1. Meritage
2. Heartland
3. The Strip Club Meat & Fish
4. The St. Paul Grill
5. W.A. Frost & Company

Best New

1. Borough
2. Burch Steak
3. Smack Shack

Best Chef

1. Isaac Becker
2. Russell Klein
3. Thomas Boemer

Best Service

1. La Belle Vie
2. Meritage
3. Manny’s Steakhouse

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La Belle Vie

Special Occasion

1. La Belle Vie
2. Meritage
3. Manny’s Steakhouse

Institution

1. Murray’s Restaurant
2. Manny’s Steakhouse
3. The St. Paul Grill

Neighborhood Restaurant

1. Tilia
2. Birchwood Cafe
3. Corner Table

Day-trip

1. New Scenic Café
2. Angry Trout
3. Harbor View

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Heartland

Farm-to-Table

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

Best Beer List

1. The Happy Gnome
2. Republic
3. The Bulldog

Best Pub

1. The Happy Gnome
2. Brit’s Pub
3. The Local/Pat’s Tap

Best Cocktails

1. The Bachelor Farmer/Marvel Bar
2. Borough
3. Eat Street Social

Best Happy Hour

1. Pazzaluna Urban Italian
2. Republic
3. Smack Shack

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112 Eatery


Best Late Night

1. 112 Eatery
2. Pizza Luce
3. Masu Sushi & Robata

Best Place for Music

1. Dakota Jazz Club
2. Icehouse
3. Aster Café

Best Wine Bar

1. Spill the Wine
2. Terzo
3. Kings Wine Bar

Outdoor Dining

1. W.A. Frost & Company
2. Psycho Suzi’s
3. Stella’s Fish Café

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Brasa

Best Place for Kids

1. Brasa
2. Chatterbox Pub
3. Tilia

Best BBQ

1. Famous Dave’s
2. Ted Cook’s BBQ
3. Brasa

Best Burger

1. Blue Door Pub
2. 5-8 Tavern
3. Matt’s Bar

Best Pizza

1. Pizzeria Lola
2. Punch Neapolitan Pizza
3. Pizza Luce

Best Seafood

1. The Oceanaire Seafood Room
2. Sea Change
3. Sea Salt Eatery/Smack Shack

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Burch Steak

Steak

1. Manny’s Steakhouse
2. Burch Steak
3. The Strip Club Meat & Fish

Deli

1. Cecils Delicatessen
2. Be’wiched
3. Rye Delicatessen

Cheap Eats

1. Quang Restaurant
2. World Street Kitchen
3. Sonora Grill

Coffee

1. Caribou Coffee
2. Spyhouse
3. Dunn Bros Coffee

Chinese

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

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Meritage

French

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

German

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

Greek

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

Italian

1. Bar La Grassa
2. Broders’ Pasta Bar
3. Pazzaluna Urban Italian

Indian

1. Gandhi Mahal
2. India Palace
3. Dancing Ganesha

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Fuji Ya

Japanese

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

Mexican

1. El Burrito Mercado
2. Barrio
3. Masa

Middle Eastern

1. Saffron Restaurant & Lounge
2. Holy Land
3. Emily’s Lebanese

African

1. Fasika
2. Blue Nile
3. Safari

Thai

1. Chiang Mai Thai
2. Sen Yai Sen Lek
3. Sawatdee

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Quang Restaurant

Vietnamese

1. Quang Restaurant
2. Ngon Bistro
3. Lotus

Vegetarian

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

Breakfast

1. Keys Café
2. Hell’s Kitchen
3. Al’s Breakfast

Brunch

1. Hell’s Kitchen
2. The Bachelor Farmer
3. HauteDish/Meritage

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Patisserie 46

Bakery

1. Patisserie 46
2. Rustica
3. French Meadow Bakery & Cafe

Food Truck—Minneapolis

1. Hola Arepa
2. Smack Shack
3. World Street Kitchen

Food Truck—St. Paul

1. Foxy Falafel
2. Potter’s Pasties
3. GastroTruck

Most Anticipated

1. The Rookery
2. Brasserie Zentral
3. Coup d’État/Heyday

Most Overrated Food Trend

1. Food trucks
2. Bacon
3. Kale

Restaurant We Need More Of

1. Local restaurants
2. Mexican
3. Authentic anything/ Farm-to-table

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