Monte Carlo

Retro, old-school steakhouse with a sunny patio.

Side Bar at Surdyk’s

Wine and cocktail bar attached to Surdyk’s liquor store with small plates and outdoor seating.


Straightforward restaurant in Uptown with a good bottomless deal.

Lowertown Bakehouse

Bakery with delicious breads, bagels, and other sweet and savory baked goods.


Italian spot located inside Hotel Ivy.

Crepe and Spoon

Ice cream and creperie with several vegan and gluten-free options.

Italian Eatery

Italian restaurant with craft cocktails and a pretty interior.

Kiku Bistro

Japanese restaurant with a good happy hour.

Hewing Hotel Rooftop

Year-round rooftop at Hewing Hotel with great views of the Minneapolis skyline.

Amore Uptown

Decent Italian food with a great rooftop and an even better bottomless mimosa deal.


Family-owned Italian restaurant with large portions and fresh ingredients.

Smith (Eden Prairie)

Coffee shop with a rustic atmosphere that turns into a great happy hour spot in the evening.


Mexican restaurant serving tacos, oysters, and draft cocktails.