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Best Restaurants 2014

The inside story of the 50 Best Restaurants in the Twin Cities right now.

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Copper Pot Indian Grill

10 S. 5th St., Mpls., 612-331-5577

$ | Indian |

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Copper River Fish and Chop House

17516 Dodd Blvd., Lakeville, 952-432-2722

The gleaming copper behemoth that was once Copper Bleu is now a seafood house. The menu promises fresh catch, signature specialties such as "angry" lobster tail, and newer ideas like salmon BLT and jalapeno crab dip. Continue Reading

$$$ | Seafood, Steak |

Corner Table

Corner Table

4537 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls., 612-823-0011

Corner Table has evolved into one of the best neighborhood eateries in town. Under the ownership and reign of Thomas Boemer and Nick Rancone, it has become refined but humble and satisfying. A true find. Continue Reading

$$$ | American |

Sweet potato agnolotti with squash blossoms at Cosmos

Cosmos

Graves 601 Hotel, 601 1st Ave. N., Mpls., 612-312-1168

The fine dining restaurant in the Graves, Cosmos is a staggeringly beautiful room with a sophisticated vibe. The menu offers chef-driven dishes and tasting menus that are spot-on. Continue Reading

$$$ | American |

Cossetta

Cossetta Alimentari

211 W. 7th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3476

After the remodel, it's still loud, rollicking, and homey in an Italian-American sort of way. It serves up some mean red-sauce standards from the pizzeria/cafeteria and now has a full service rooftop dining room called Louis. Continue Reading

$$ | Italian, Pizza |

Coup d'Etat Minneapolis

Coup d'Etat

2923 Girard Ave. S., Mpls., 612-354-3575

The same rising star cooking team that lead Borough to citywide acclaim ventures to Uptown with a giant space and comfortable menu. A standout cocktail program led by Jesse Held shines. Continue Reading

$$$ | American |

CoV Wayzata

700 Lake St. E., Wayzata, 952-473-5253

Seafood plates that draw inspiration from traditional eastern seaboard dishes, Cov takes on the former Sunsets on Lake Minnetonka with upscale aplomb. Continue Reading

$$$ | American, Seafood |

Crave

Crave

825 Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-332-1133

The stylish and well-heeled love Crave for its vibe and broad menu. It serves everything, from wood-oven pizzas to roasted meats to sushi to pastas. It's all smartly plated and served in a warm, buzzy space with lots of stone and water and fire. Continue Reading

$$$ | American, Japanese |

Crave

Crave

1603 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-933-6500

The stylish and well-heeled love Crave for its vibe and broad menu. It serves everything, from wood-oven pizzas to roasted meats to sushi to pastas. It's all smartly plated and served in a warm, buzzy space with lots of stone and water and fire. Continue Reading

$$$ | American, Japanese |

Crave

Crave

Mall of America, Bloomington, 952-854-5000

The stylish and well-heeled love Crave for its vibe and broad menu. It serves everything, from wood-oven pizzas to roasted meats to sushi to pastas. It's all smartly plated and served in a warm, buzzy space with lots of stone and water and fire. Continue Reading

$$$ | American, Japanese |

Crave

Crave

Galleria, Edina, 952-697-6000

The stylish and well-heeled love Crave for its vibe and broad menu. It serves everything, from wood-oven pizzas to roasted meats to sushi to pastas. It's all smartly plated and served in a warm, buzzy space with lots of stone and water and fire. Continue Reading

$$$ | American, Japanese |

Cravings Wine Bar & Grille

755 Bielenberg Dr., Woodbury, 651-528-6828

From the same family that brought Cravings Cafe to White Bear Lake. This location is more sophisticated with a large wine list and a focus on local and organic foods. Continue Reading

$$$ | Wine Bar |

Crema Café

3403 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-824-3868

More than a stop for homemade Sonny's ice cream, Crema serves simple Italian street food, made from many local and organic ingredients. Seasonal hours. Continue Reading

$$ | American, Italian |

Crescent Moon Bakery

2339 Central Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-782-0169

Featuring courtyard ambience with murals and Persian rugs, this bakery offers marinated shami kebabs, tikka kebabs, and gyros. Continue Reading

$ | Middle Eastern |

Crescent Moon Pizza

1517 Como Ave. SE, Mpls., 612-767-3313

Crescent Moon, the well-known bakery in Nordeast, opened this pizza shop offshoot in the U of M area. The specialty of the house is Afghan football pizza, which comes in an oblong shape and topped with bright and flavorful ingredients, such as Afghan beef, spinach, even gyros. Continue Reading

$$ | Middle Eastern, Pizza |

Crooked Pint Ale House

501 Washington Ave. S., Mpls., 612-877-6900

Boasting one of the biggest screens in town and a popping live-music stage, this joint plays to sports fans, movie clubs, and groups looking for a decent burger, a nice list of beer, and a good time. Continue Reading

$$ | American |

Crossroads Delicatessen

2795 Hedberg Dr., Minnetonka, 952-546-6595

In a please-all-the-people effort, Crossroads offers deli favorites, all-day breakfast, fresh-baked breads, a Sunday brunch buffet, burgers, quesadillas, steaks, ribs, and seafood. Continue Reading

$$ | Deli |

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Cupcake

Mall of America, Bloomington, 612-378-4818

Before cupcakes went all crazy trendy, Cupcake was around with fun little cakes (try the chocolatey Clair Huxtable) and a solid cafe menu. Continue Reading

$ | American, Bakery |

Cupcake

181 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-528-8278

$ | American, Bakery |

Cupcake

1565 Cliff Rd., Eagan, 651-340-6214

$ | American, Bakery |

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Cupcake

3338 University Ave. SE, Mpls., 612-378-4818

Before cupcakes went all crazy trendy, Cupcake was around with fun little cakes (try the chocolatey Clair Huxtable) and a solid cafe menu. Continue Reading

$ | American, Bakery |

Curran's

4201 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., 612-822-5327

Since 1948, Curran's has occupied the corner of Nicollet and 42nd. The family dining icon serves all-day breakfasts and a bevy of comfortable favorites such as meatloaf, pork chops, giant burgers, and fried chicken. Continue Reading

$ | American |

Dakota

Dakota

1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010

The Dakota is the landmark jazz club that also serves a mean meal. A power lunch spot during the music-free moments, the menu is contemporary and fun in the hands of the two chefs currently running the kitchen. Continue Reading

$$$ | American |

D'Amico and Sons

Several metro locations,

These budget-conscious, quick-service, kid-friendly spots from the D'Amicos make fast food good food. The under-$10 fare�such as the pizzas, salads, pastas, and homemade pastries�are a cut above. Continue Reading

$$ | American, Italian |

Dancing Ganesha

Dancing Ganesha

1100 Harmon Place, Mpls., 612-338-1877

Dancing Ganesha is a contemporary Indian restaurant. The menu includes traditional favorites as well as new dishes, such as the Portuguese-inspired lobster peri-peri. L buffet during the week. Continue Reading

$$ | Indian |