Nicollet Island Inn

Boutique Inn with a quality restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Birchwood Cafe

Neighborhood café with dynamic dishes using fresh and local ingredients.

Book Club

Cozy restaurant serving salads, soups, and sandwiches alongside draft beer, wines, and craft cocktails.

Punch Bowl Social (West End)

I always thought Punch Bowl Social was just for games and drinks. However, I had the chance to try their food for the first time this winter and was pleasantly surprised. They do comfort food right – no frills and lots of flavor. The place is massive, and they have areas and rooms you can […]

Bryant Lake Bowl

Funky, old-school bowling alley with simple and delicious American food.

Coalition (Excelsior)

(Excelsior) Elevated American food and craft cocktails served in a simplistic atmosphere.

Tongue in Cheek

Quirky, delicious New American restaurant with an awesome brunch.

World Street Kitchen

Fast-casual restaurant offering an eclectic menu with meals from all over the world.


(NOTE: Upton 43 closed in South Minneapolis and will be opening a new location in North Loop.)   Well-known Chef Erick Harcey makes Swedish food cool. Honestly everything I ate here was fantastic, especially the Swedish Meatballs. The service might be the best I’ve experienced in a long time, and the cocktails were fabulous. The […]


Warm, cozy restaurant serving American dishes and solid brunch.

St. Genevieve

Sunny, chic bistro famous for its champagne and French classics.

Spoon and Stable

Gorgeous restaurant serving French-inspired dishes (with a twist) and offering the highest-quality service.

Smack Shack

Seafood bar with solid oysters, lobster, and cocktails.

Sea Salt Eatery

(Minnehaha Falls) Busy, classic outdoor eatery right next to Minnehaha Falls.

Saint Dinette

American eatery with an eclectic menu and a famous cheeseburger.