Restaurant Reviews

The dining room at Tullibee

Photograph by Rau+Barber/Hewing Hotel

Should you go to would-be North Loop hotspot Tullibee? It’s complicated. more

Mar 21, 2017 3:05 PM Eat & Drink 31 Comments

Bourbon Butcher Kitchen and Bar bartender pours a glass of whiskey

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Escape to Bourbon Butcher Kitchen and Bar in Farmington. more

Mar 20, 2017 11:09 AM Eat & Drink

Chicken Parmesan at Red Rabbit

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

This cheesy statement dish is as pure as a dairy princess. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:27 PM Eat & Drink

Clams and a salad with cocktails at Esker Grove

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

New Esker Grove at the Walker might be the best museum restaurant in the country. It’s also a big dose of déjà vu for Minneapolis. more

Feb 23, 2017 2:48 PM Eat & Drink 2 Comments

The bar at the Lexington

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Now that it’s back, what is it about that giant, square, windowless box on the corner of Grand and Lexington that makes people so excited? more

Feb 22, 2017 1:32 PM Eat & Drink

Chilaquiles at Pajarito

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Pair this dish with the Brazilian Mule and you're winning. more

Jan 25, 2017 9:28 AM Eat & Drink

Minneapolis’s venerable fine-dining institution Alma closed down and reopened as three things: a café, hotel, and restaurant. It’s the transformation of the year. more

Jan 23, 2017 9:37 AM Eat & Drink 1 Comments

A party table at Young Joni

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Ann Kim’s buzzy new Northeast spot, Young Joni, surprises with small details and big flavors. more

Jan 20, 2017 11:18 AM Eat & Drink 1 Comments

Alma: Cafe, Hotel, and Restaurant

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

These three Minneapolis hotel bars are definitely worth checking out. more

Jan 4, 2017 11:18 AM Eat & Drink 1 Comments

Salads at Crisp & Green

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

’Tis the season to rein it in and eat healthy again. Find these fresh spots that focus on great ingredients without sacrificing flavor. more

Dec 28, 2016 11:16 AM Eat & Drink

Fitzgerald's croquettes and Mercury Dining Room and Rail's burger

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Two formerly upscale concepts reopen as casual spots (but that doesn’t mean fine dining is dead). more

Dec 20, 2016 1:27 PM Eat & Drink 1 Comments

Chicken from Town Talk Diner and grilled cheese sandwich from Stewart's

Photography by Ashley Sullivan

New Stewart's in St. Paul and Town Talk in Minneapolis prove it's a good time for neighborhood mom-and-pop shops. more

Nov 22, 2016 4:20 PM Eat & Drink 2 Comments

Mercury Dining Room and Rail

Photo by Ashley Sullivan

Rescuing the old Brasserie Zentral spot in Downtown Minneapolis, Mercury Dining Room and Rail is a bright space that serves up comfort food. more

Nov 21, 2016 2:12 PM Eat & Drink

Best New Restaurants 2016

Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki, Caitlin Abrams, Ashley Sullivan, and Eliesa Johnson

Our annual critics' picks of the hottest new restaurants in the Twin Cities, plus the 30-plus dishes, drinks, and desserts you should try at these spots when you go. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:19 PM , Eat & Drink


Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

How St. Paul's food scene is heating up. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:18 PM , Eat & Drink

Milkjam Creamery ice cream

Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Sometimes, it's the small yet mighty twists that make our old favorites new again. more

Oct 31, 2016 1:18 PM , Eat & Drink 1 Comments

Ann Kim

Photograph by Kevin J. Miyazaki

What happens after we name a restaurant one of the best? So many things. more

Oct 26, 2016 11:16 AM Eat & Drink

The former Heidi's chef is showing the bright side of his cooking at Lela in Bloomington. more

Oct 24, 2016 4:17 PM Eat & Drink

Hmongtown Market

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

An insider’s guide to St. Paul’s Hmong Village and Hmongtown. more

Oct 3, 2016 10:40 AM Eat & Drink

Crispy chicken

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

Xavi shines with a tight menu and an intimate space. more

Sep 21, 2016 1:42 PM Eat & Drink

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