In the past I have always been unhappy with the offerings suggested by my family in MN when I got to visit. \
I know a lot of you are foodies and things change, even in the midwest. \
Are there any great Italian, Chinese, Thai, or Mexican places. \
Just to give an idea of my taste I think the touted Green Mill (do I have that name correct?) pizza is largely vile.
The Olive Garden is nice. Close to home too.
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Hell''s Kitchen is the bomb. Great for breakfast, too.
I visited a friend there a few years ago. There was a particularly fine restaurant in an old bank. Also, one of the art Museums has an amazing restaurant by a celebrity chef. I cannot think of who though.
I haven''t been in the Twin Cities in a long time, but I do remember that there was a very big Hmong community and the Viet Namese restaurants were quite good.
Hilarious. I googled and found "The Melting Pot," a national fondue chain was the third highest rated restaurant by customer reviews after Hell''s Kitchen and Nicollet Island Inn. If I were you I''d try Solera, a tapas place at 900 Hennepin near the bars. It''s not "top drawer" I''m sure, rather casual I suspect, but at least you''d see the local hipsters out and about.%0D
Thanks but I''ve no desire to see a hipster, just to eat some good meals.
"local hipsters out and about"%0D\
I like Minneapolis but "hipster" and "Minneapolis" do not belong in the same sentence.
So other than watching hip no one has any personal places they like?
Lucia''s on or near Randolph Ave. in St. Paul is excellent.
Italian - 112 Eatery%0D\
Chinese - Shuang Cheng or Mandarin Kitchen (it''s in Bloomington a suburb but they have great dim sum)%0D\
Thai - Bangkok Thai Deli (in St Paul)%0D\
Mexican - I''m not a huge fan of Mexican but I like Taco Morelos and Guayaquil (actually Equadorian)
I adore dim sum.
For pizza I like Pizza Luce. They use a wheat crust so don''t expect it to be a New York or Chicago style pizza. I like Davanni''s for Chicago. I''ve heard good things about Punch! I assume they''re do some sort of thin crust.
If I did a pizza I would try Punch. In the past I have never liked any of the pizza I have had in Minnesota. \
Do you live there Cheekster?
Haven''t been there in a long time but I used to really like Cocolezzone.
the bank, %0D\
both excellent and expensive
Hells kitchen is very impressed with itself for a diner.
Bachelor Farmer for high end. They also have an amazing bar in the basement, $9-$14 drinks plus a weekly punch that goes for $5.
Origami for sushi, they've been around forever.
Red Stag is a hipster take on the supper club.
Emily's Lebanese Deli is great.
Kramarcyks for great lunch - cabbage rolls are divine.
Bryant Lake Bowl has good food and is a lot of fun.
Moto-I has good Japanese and great housemade saki
W.A. Frost is lovely for a weekend late lunch.
The Anchor has the best fish and chips I've had anywhere. And amazing mashed peas.
It's not a great food city.
It's an excellent theater city.
Who the hell is bumping up 2 year old Minneapolis threads out of the blue?
I've enjoyed Zelo's Italian Restaurant the two times I've been to Minneapolis.