Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

The bar at Saffron Restaurant & Lounge
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, Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Accessible

Meals: Dinner

Neighborhood(s): Minneapolis, Warehouse District

Open Table: Reserve A Table

From Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

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):

  • Parsnip Soup
    With apple, date, orange and hazelnut butter
    *Domaine du Tariquet, Sauvignon Blanc
    Gascony, France 2012  
  • Heirloom Carrot Salad
    With house made yogurt, dill and North African spices
    *Domaine du Tariquet, Sauvignon Blanc
    Gascony, France 2012  
  • Poached Lobster Salad ($6 supplement)
    With soft cooked egg, frisee, watercress, fingerling potatoes and tarragon/champagne dressing
    *La Marca, Prosecco
    Veneto, Italy NV

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Greek Lamb Cassoulet
    Lamb sausage, confit, bacon, smoked ham with giant beans and oregano breadcrumbs
    *Evodia, Garnacha
    Calatayud, Spain 2012
  • Eight Vegetable Couscous
    Slow cooked vegetables with chickpeas, couscous and charmoula
    *Urban, Riesling
    Mosel, Germany 2013
  • Braised Chicken & Prawn
    With smoked paprika, sherry and chickpeas
    *Domaine Sainte Eugénie “Le Clos”, Merlot Blend
    Languedoc, France 2012

Dessert (Choose one): 

  • Chocolate & Turkish Coffee
    Milk chocolate pudding, coffee granita, cardamom cake and coffee brittle
    *Graham’s 6 Grapes “Reserve” Porto, NV
  • Mascarpone Panna Cotta
    With grapes, pistachio and caramel
    *Borgo Maragliano "La Caliera", Moscato d'Asti
    Piedmont, Italy 2013
*Optional wine pairings $15

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From Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

Since 2007, we have been featuring seasonal menus that highlight the cuisine of the beautiful Mediterranean. The delicacy of our cuisine is in the details of the craft; curing meats, making yogurt & cheese, grinding aromatic spices and making ice creams and sorbets daily is what we take pride in.

The bar follows the same ideals as the cuisine from hand-crafted cocktails to a perfectly adapted wine list with selections from around the world.

We hope to see you soon.