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Minneapolis Restaurants

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 Anonymousreply 2311/19/2012

The Olive Garden is nice. Close to home too.

by Anonymousreply 108/19/2010


Are you my Mother?

by Anonymousreply 208/19/2010

Hell's Kitchen is the bomb. Great for breakfast, too.

by Anonymousreply 308/19/2010

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 Anonymousreply 408/19/2010

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 Anonymousreply 508/19/2010

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 Anonymousreply 608/19/2010


Thanks but I've no desire to see a hipster, just to eat some good meals.

by Anonymousreply 708/19/2010

"local hipsters out and about"%0D %0D I like Minneapolis but "hipster" and "Minneapolis" do not belong in the same sentence.

by Anonymousreply 808/19/2010

So other than watching hip no one has any personal places they like?

by Anonymousreply 908/19/2010

Lucia's on or near Randolph Ave. in St. Paul is excellent.

by Anonymousreply 1008/19/2010

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 Anonymousreply 1108/19/2010

Thanks Cheekster....

I adore dim sum.

by Anonymousreply 1208/19/2010

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 Anonymousreply 1308/19/2010

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 Anonymousreply 1408/19/2010

Haven't been there in a long time but I used to really like Cocolezzone.

by Anonymousreply 1508/19/2010

the bank, %0D %0D cosmo%0D %0D both excellent and expensive

by Anonymousreply 1608/19/2010

Hells kitchen is very impressed with itself for a diner.

by Anonymousreply 1709/11/2012

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 Anonymousreply 1809/11/2012

It's not a great food city.

It's an excellent theater city.

by Anonymousreply 1909/11/2012

Who the hell is bumping up 2 year old Minneapolis threads out of the blue?

by Anonymousreply 2009/11/2012


by Anonymousreply 2109/11/2012

I've enjoyed Zelo's Italian Restaurant the two times I've been to Minneapolis.

by Anonymousreply 2209/11/2012

I liked hells kitchen but very touristy.

by Anonymousreply 2311/19/2012
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