Roasted eggplant with tahini sauce, mint, and pomegranate at Saffron
Photo by Eliesa Johnson
The focus of chef Sameh Wadi's spot is Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare with contemporary twists. The menu includes a variety of interesting small plates and meze that run the gamut from earthy homemade sausage to foie gras.

Editor's Pick / Best of Twin Cities


Type: Middle Eastern

Price: $$$

Features: Late Night Dining, No Personal Checks, Wheelchair Accessible

Meals: Dinner

Neighborhood(s): Minneapolis, North Loop

Open Table: Reserve A Table

From Saffron

Make a reservation.

Shared Items to Start Supplement — $10

  • A Selection of Traditional Spreads
    Hummus, yellow lentil, smoky eggplant and spicy feta, served with pita bread

Dinner — $30

First Course (Choose one):

  • Burrata & Marinated Tomatoes 
    sourdough, soft herbs and fresh turmeric
    *Domaine du Tariquet, Sauvignon Blanc 
    Gascony, France 2014
  • Summer Squash Soup
    watercress, yogurt and hazelnuts
    *Giocato, Pinot Grigio
    Primorska, Slovenia 2012
  • Crispy Soft-Shell Crab ($6 supplement)
    sweet corn, tomato, basil and curry
    *Sula, Chenin Blanc 
    Nashik, India 2012

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Summer Lamb “Cassoulet”
    stewed lamb with white beans, summer vegetables and bread crumbs
    *Domaine Sainte Eugénie “Le Clos”, Merlot Blend
    Languedoc, France 2012
  • Summer Vegetable “Farrotto”
    with summer vegetables, soft herbs and taleggio cheese 
    *Vinge Regali L’Ardi, Dolcetto 
    Piedmont, Italy 2011
  • Greek Shellfish Youvetsi 
    shellfish cooked with ouzo, fennel, pickled peppers and orzo, garnished with dill and feta cheese. 
    *Terra Burdigala, Sauvignon Blanc/Sémillon
    Bordeaux, France 2011

Dessert (Choose one): 

  • Chocolate & Cherry Baklava
    with almonds and sea salt 
    *Graham’s 6 Grapes “Reserve” Porto
    Portugal NV
  • Fresh Bay Leaf Panna Cotta
    with strawberries, watermelon and lemon 
    *Borgo Maragliano 'La Caliera', Moscato d'Asti
    Piedmont, Italy 2014
*Optional wine pairings $15

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