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

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Dinner - $30

First Course (Choose one):

  • Fall Mushroom Soup
    with persian lime, fresh turmeric, peanut dukkah and green apple
    Arona, Sauvignon Blanc 
    Marlborough, New Zealand 2013
  • Lentil & Golden Beet Salad
    with burrata and green charmoula
    Arona, Sauvignon Blanc
    Marlborough, New Zealand 2013
  • Lobster “Panzanella” ($6 supplement)
    poached lobster & bread salad with fall vegetables, thyme and red wine vinegar
    Cristalino Cava Brut Rosé, Pinot Noir
    Penedés, Spain NV

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Arni Youvetsi
    stewed  lamb in tomatoes and greek spices baked with orzo and sheep's milk cheese
    Evodia, Garnacha
    Calatayud, Spain 2013
  • Eight Vegetable Couscous
    slow cooked vegetables with chickpeas, couscous and charmoula broth
    Urban, Riesling
    Mosel, Germany 2013
  • Braised Chicken & Prawn
    with smoked paprika, sherry, spinach and chickpeas
    Domaine Sainte Eugénie “Le Clos”, Merlot Blend 
    Languedoc, France 2012

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Pumpkin Bavarois
    with salted caramel, ras el hanout, sour cherries and green apples
    Graham’s 6 Grapes, “Reserve” Porto
    Portugal NV
  • Olive Oil Cake
    with arak poached pears, pistachio and sweet cheese
    Borgo Maragliano "La Caliera", Moscato d'Asti
    Piedmont, Italy 2014
*Optional wine pairings $15

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