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Table at Red Sauce Rebellion

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Looking for good Italian just steps from the Lake Minnetonka docks? No need for miracles. more

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Dishes at Hai Hai

Photo by Eliesa Johnson

With so many great plates in the Twin Cities, where to start? Let our critics help you pick, with our annual selection of the Twin Cities' 50 best restaurants. more

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banana blossom salad at hai hai

Photo by Matt Lien

Chef Christina Nguyen finds her way to the Vietnamese table of her childhood—by way of Venezuela, Hola Arepa, and a good walkabout. more

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Octo Fishbar in Market House Collaborative

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Is Minnesota ready for a fish restaurant as revolutionary as St. Paul's Octo Fishbar? more

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Second act illustration

Illustration by Jeremy Booth/Artistique International

Diners don’t mind when a restaurant changes its menu with the seasons. But what if it changes the chef? more

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Octo Fishbar

Photograph by Ackerman + Gruber

This new restaurant, in the former Heartland space, feels casual and relaxed while it puts out refined and creative seafood plates. more

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Beef at StormKing

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Minnesota looks into the fire for our essential barbecue food. Here's where to find the best brisket in town. more

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Soft egg with boquerones at Bardo

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

A rising chef brings a great Minneapolis dining room back from oblivion. more

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The bar at 510 Lounge and Private Dining

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The 510 Lounge and Private Dining takes over the most historic restaurant space in Minneapolis with a restaurant for the times. more

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The pizza king loves barbecue—so now he's making it himself. more

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Some of the best Minneapolis skyway sushi is tucked away in the Baker Center. more

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Vegan burger at J. Selby's

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

What if you can give up meat, but still indulge in a “double-beaf cheeseburger” and walk away feeling like you’re part of new club? That’s how they get you. more

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The old Marquette hotel got a $24 million upgrade—and downtown happy hour lovers will be thrilled. more

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Pastrami sandwich at Mercy

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Here it is: your next great pastrami sandwich obsession. more

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Bar Brigade

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

JD Fratzke and Matty O’Reilly bring a buzzy, French-inspired tavern to St. Paul. more

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Bellecour

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

New Bellecour in Wayzata is the restaurant of Gavin Kaysen’s French history. It’s truly historic. more

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Barman Robb Jones teamed up with a legendary bourbon maker to create a custom whiskey for buzzy new Bellecour. more

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The lounge at the Lexington

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Breathe easy, St. Paul—The Lexington is better than ever. more

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Bottle Rocket restaurant

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Bottle Rocket pops with great cocktails and twists on North American classics. more

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Lovers of Greek food, get ready: there's a great new gyro in town! more

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