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The Best Restaurants in Minneapolis

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We were floored by how Minneapolis was inspiring excitement about Midwestern food the way Nashville was Southern food,” reads a glowing review from the food and travel magazine,

With the publication naming Minneapolis as “America’s next great food city,” the following restaurants should give you clear idea why:

  • Betty Danger’s Country Club
    2501 Marshall St. North East

    Betty Danger’s is more an experience than a dining destination. On top of fantastic Tex-Mex dishes and more than a handful margaritas and cocktail mixes, this concept “country club” is all about weird and wacky fun – a giant “Mechanical Tree” (pretty much a Ferris wheel you can eat on), 8 1/2-hole mini-golf course, and a delightfully insane promotional video on their website.

  • Tilia
    2726 West 43rd Street

    Tilia defines dining in the city’s Linden Hills neighborhood. Renowned local chef Steven Brown takes familiar favorites and, through the signature stylings his expert culinary team, serves them up as brand new masterpieces. For instance, an order of downhome grilled chicken thighs comes with chorizo, pickled pineapple, and a black bean-Oaxaca cheese fondue. Whether you’re there for a family lunch or a special night out, Tilia is sure to satisfy.

  • Grand Café
    3804 Grand Avenue South

    With Midwestern culinary power couple Erik Anderson and Jamie Malone running the show, Grand Café’s May 2017 reopening was largely celebrated not only in Minneapolis, but across the country. Launching the latest chapter in its 70-year history, the revitalized bistro along Grand Avenue South offers classic French cuisine as rendered through Anderson and Malone’s modern vision.

  • Spoon & Stable
    211 North 1st Street

    As hot as restaurants can get, Spoon & Stable is so in-demand these days that reservations are hard to make. Blame Gavin Kaysen’s sterling reputation for making this restaurant – which just opened in late 2016 – an instant classic. Here, the New York-honed Minneapolis native takes traditional Midwestern dining and adds a pinch of his French cuisine expertise to create modern gastronomic classics.

  • Brit’s Pub
    1110 Nicollet Mall

    It’s hard to say no to an invitation to dine at Brit’s Pub, a rooftop bar and restaurant with a 10,000-square foot grass bowling green. Calling itself “Minneapolis’s own little corner of the UK,” this place surely delivers on your fish and chips and English ale fixes. It’s also a great spot to catch the biggest live football and rugby matches.

  • Heyday
    2700 Lyndale Avenue South

    One of the hippest restaurants in the City of Lakes, Heyday features Food & Wine’s 2015 Best New Chef Jim Christiansen at the helm. It’s a place that subverts expectations in every way. Its diverse brunch, dinner, and cocktail menus reinvent beloved Minneapolis fare, while the laidback, rock & roll feel of the physical space defies the gourmet quality of the restaurant’s culinary selection.

  • The Bachelor Farmer
    50 North 2nd Avenue

    A must-visit destination for food and drinks in the North Loop neighborhood, The Bachelor Farmer can be found in a brick-and-timber warehouse that dates back to 1881. It’s the perfect place to celebrate Minnesota’s Nordic heritage, with the menu served using local and organic produce. The Bachelor Farmer recently added a daytime café and bakery that’s also worth checking out.

To find out more about what makes Minneapolis a great city to live in, call Scott Haubrich at (612) 298-5400 or send an email to scott(at)buyrentsell(dotted)com.