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

Open Table: Reserve A Table

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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.

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Make a reservation online.

Shared Items to Start Supplement — $10

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

Dinner — $30

First Course (Choose one):

  • Farro & Beat Salad
    with curry, goat's milk yogurt and hazelnuts
    Arona, Sauvignon Blanc
    Malborough, New Zealand 2013
  • Chickpea Soup 
    with smoked almond romesco, pickled peppers, parsley and crispy chickpeas
    Broadbent, Vinho Verde Rosé
    Portugal NV

  • Lobster "Panzanella"- $6 supplemental course
    Poached lobster & bread salad with fall vegetables, thyme and red wine vinegar
    Cune, Monopole
    Rioja, Spain 2010

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Arni Youvetsi
    stewed lamb in tomatoes and greek spices baked with orzo and sheep's milk cheese
    Domaine Sainte Eugénie "Le Clos," Merlot Blend
    Languedoc, France 2012

  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes
    with lentils, poached black figs, tahini and pomegranate
    Urban, Riesling
    Mosel, Germany 2012

  • Chicken Tagine
    with chickpeas, piquillo peppers, green olives and green charmula broth
    Giocato, Pinot Grigio
    Primorska, Slovenia 2012

Dessert (Choose one): 

  • Pumpkin Bavarois
    with salted caramel, ras el hanout and apples
    Graham's 6 Grapes "Reserve" Porto, NV 
  • Chocolate & Almond Baklava
    with sour cherry sauce
    Graham's 6 Grapes "Reserve" Porto, NV 
Optional wine $15

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