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


Dinner — $35

Appetizer (Choose one):

  • Burrata & Marinated Tomatoes
    with sourdough, soft herbs and fresh turmeric
  • Summer Squash Soup
    with watercress, yogurt and hazelnuts
  • Poached Lobster Salad
    ($5 supplement) with soft cooked egg, frisee, watercress, fingerling potatoes and tarragon/champagne dressing

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Roasted Lamb
    with smoked sweet corn farina, roasted tomatoes and black olives
  • Parisian Gnocchi
    with summer vegetables, soft herbs and taleggio-black truffle fondue
  • Greek Shellfish Youvetsi
    Shellfish cooked with ouzo, fennel, pickled peppers and orzo, garnished with dill and feta cheese

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Caramelized Honey Custard
    with peach butter, salted polenta crumb and sherry blueberries
  • Dark Chocolate Clafoutis
    with black pepper mascarpone, raspberry granita and tarragon streusel

Additional Add-Ons

  • Optional wine pairing $18
  • Shared Items to Start ($10 supplement)
    A Selection of Traditional Spreads hummus, yellow lentil, smoky eggplant and spicy feta, served with pita bread 

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