Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

Saffron Restaurant & Lounge
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

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Shared Items to Start Supplement — $10

  • A Selection of Traditional Spreads 
    hummus, yellow lentil, smokey eggplant and spicy feta, served with pita bread
  • Meat & Cheese 
    house cured beef ham, marinated manchego cheese, almonds and marinated olives

Dinner — $30

First Course (Choose one):

  • Watermelon & Feta Salad
    watercress, jalapeño, mint and dill
    Domaine du Tariquet, Sauvignon Blanc
    Gascony, France 2012
  • Zucchini & Spinach Soup 
    freekeh, coriander and yogurt 
    Domaine du Tariquet, Sauvignon Blanc 
    Gascony, France 2012

  • Crispy Soft-Shell Crab- $6 supplemental course
    sweet corn, heirloom tomato, basil and curry
    Sula, Chenin Blanc 
    Nashik, India 2012

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Roasted Lamb
    with lentil salad, smoked onions, roasted tomatoes and tahini sauce
    Lapostolle “Casa”, Carmenére 
    Rapel Valley, Chile 2012

  • Parisian Gnocchi
    with summer vegetables, soft herbs and taleggio-black truffle fondue 
    Vinge Regali L’Ardi, Dolcetto
    Piedmont 2011

  • Thyme Cream Poached Chicken 
    with peas & carrots farrotto
    Elk Cove, Pinot Gris
    Willamette Valley, Oregon 2013

Dessert (Choose one): 

  • Chocolate & Brioche Bread Pudding
    with salted caramel and hazelnuts
    Graham's 6 Grapes "Reserve" Porto, NV 
  • Vanilla Panna Cotta
    with strawberries, basil and phyllo 
    Astoria, Moscato, NV
    Veneto, Italy

Optional wine $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.