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7 Minneapolis restaurants you have to try

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Going out to dinner? In Minneapolis, the hard part is deciding where to eat. From award-winning fine dining restaurants to some of the best-loved neighborhood eateries, The Mini Apple has it all.

Here are some local restaurants to try:

  1. Spoon and Stable
    211 N 1st St.

    Catch up with friends and family over drinks and dinner at one of the city’s most celebrated restaurants. The acoustics allow for conversation, while the gorgeous interiors create an elegant but relaxed atmosphere. Designed by an award-winning chef, the menu consists of scrumptious dishes like roasted lamb leg, pot roast, and glazed pork chop – all delicious and all beautifully presented.

    The restaurant lets you choose between main dining room seating and front row seats at the chef’s counter. The former lets you enjoy an intimate dinner, while the latter gives you the opportunity to interact with an amazing team of chefs and cooks.

  2. Capital Grille
    801 Hennepin Ave

    Cozy booths, striking interiors, attentive staff, and delicious food make for a memorable dining experience on any given evening. Feast on delectable dishes like seared tenderloin with butter-poached lobster tails, herb-roasted chicken, and dry aged New York strip steak.

    The restaurant’s extensive wine list includes labels from some of the finest wineries in Argentina, Tuscany, and the Sonoma Coast. Celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and job promotions with a toast.

  3. 112 Eatery
    112 N Third St

    Widely regarded as one of Minneapolis’s top restaurants, 112 Eatery’s exciting menu consists of duck pate bánh mì, lamb ribs with nam pla caramel and togarashi crumble, blue prawns with rooster mayo, and other unique dishes. Pair your meal with sparkling wine or rosé for a truly sumptuous experience.

    The wine room and the main dining area can be booked exclusively for private events. The former can accommodate up to 16 guests, while the latter can seat as many as 34.

  4. Bar La Grassa
    800 North Washington Ave.

    Diners have nothing but good things to say about this top-rated restaurant. Courteous and highly competent staff, elegant interiors, and memorable food make it one of the city’s best dining spots. Tuck into linguine with lamb meatballs, smoked spaghetti alla chitarra, and seared sea scallops with black rice. Enjoy a glass of wine or a steaming cup of Intelligentsia coffee. Dessert includes salt butter panna cotta and dark chocolate pot de creme.

  5. Zelo
    831 Nicollet Mall

    Trendy décor and a hip crowd make Zelo the eatery to be in on a Friday or Saturday night. The restaurant’s menu is just as snazzy as the space it inhabits. Dishes like pesto-crusted sea bass, fettuccine with chicken, and herb-grilled organic salmon will make your mouth water.

    There’s a separate gluten-free menu that consists of chicken risotto, pork chops, and lavish desserts like crème brûlée and sea salt caramel custard.

  6. Hen House Eatery
    114 S 8th St

    Enjoy craft beers, cocktails, baked goods, and hearty meals prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Hen House Eatery serves breakfast all day, and its cozy interiors exude a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Dig into some chorizo omelet, cinnamon roll pancakes, and macaroni and cheese topped with spicy barbecue pulled pork.

  7. Cafe and Bar Lurcat
    1624 Harmon Pl

    This award-winning restaurant serves elevated comfort food made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Goan-spiced prawns, Korean barbecued salmon, and roasted Amish chicken are just some of the dishes on offer. Heavenly desserts like milk chocolate fudge bar and warm cinnamon-sugar doughnuts are hard to resist.

    Hailed as the Best Wine Bar by City Pages, Lurcat’s handcrafted cocktails and international wine selection should not be missed.

If you’re thinking of moving to Minneapolis,call Scott Haubrich at (612) 298-5400 or send an email to scott(at)buyrentsell(dotted)com for more information.