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.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/19/2012|
The Olive Garden is nice. Close to home too.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/19/2010|
Hell's Kitchen is the bomb. Great for breakfast, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/19/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/19/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/19/2010|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/19/2010|
Thanks but I've no desire to see a hipster, just to eat some good meals.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/19/2010|
"local hipsters out and about"%0D %0D I like Minneapolis but "hipster" and "Minneapolis" do not belong in the same sentence.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/19/2010|
So other than watching hip no one has any personal places they like?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/19/2010|
Lucia's on or near Randolph Ave. in St. Paul is excellent.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/19/2010|
Italian - 112 Eatery%0D %0D Chinese - Shuang Cheng or Mandarin Kitchen (it's in Bloomington a suburb but they have great dim sum)%0D %0D Thai - Bangkok Thai Deli (in St Paul)%0D %0D Mexican - I'm not a huge fan of Mexican but I like Taco Morelos and Guayaquil (actually Equadorian)
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/19/2010|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/19/2010|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/19/2010|
Haven't been there in a long time but I used to really like Cocolezzone.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/19/2010|
the bank, %0D %0D cosmo%0D %0D both excellent and expensive
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/19/2010|
Hells kitchen is very impressed with itself for a diner.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/11/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/11/2012|
It's not a great food city.
It's an excellent theater city.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/11/2012|
Who the hell is bumping up 2 year old Minneapolis threads out of the blue?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/11/2012|
I've enjoyed Zelo's Italian Restaurant the two times I've been to Minneapolis.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/12/2012|
I liked hells kitchen but very touristy.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/19/2012|