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10 Amazing Restaurants in Minneapolis You Need to Visit

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Justin Kerby
Written by Justin Kerby

One of the two “Twin Cities”, Minneapolis is a true original when it comes to innovative and delicious restaurants, with menus that stand out from the crowd for being both comforting yet classy. So if you’re wondering where to make a reservation for dinner tonight, check out this list of the ten best restaurants in Minneapolis.

10. Manny’s Steakhouse

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Manny’s Steakhouse is considered to be one of the greatest steakhouses in the United States. If that doesn’t convince you to make a reservation, their menu boasts the likes of oysters Rockefeller, New York strip steak, shrimp scampi, Nova Scotia lobster tails, and bone-in tenderloin.

9. 112 Eatery

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Cozy and candlelit 112 Eatery is a beloved date spot, a popular place to bring visiting relatives, and a great hangout when you and your friends are looking for top-notch food and drinks. Aside from an extensive wine list, their menu includes frog legs, ricotta dumplings, and house made waffles.

8. Bar LaGrassa

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Bar LaGrassa is a chic eatery with a menu that you won’t be able to stop talking about for days, with dishes like white anchovy and avocado bruschetta, gnocchi with cauliflower and orange, market fish, roasted carrots with mint yogurt and sesame, and linguini with lamb meatballs.

7. Restaurant Alma


Restaurant Alma boasts a seasonally changing prix fixe three-course menu, meaning every dining experience is new and exciting. Past dishes include roasted beef striploin, a buckwheat crepe with oyster mushrooms, turmeric marinated halibut, poached prawns, and a lemon almond tea cake with rosemary sorbet.

6. Brass Premium Rotisserie


Thankfully the menu at Brass Premium Rotisserie is designed to share and sample, because you’ll have a hard time deciding what to order. Dishes include gumbo fried rice, curried chicken, organic farm eggs, a vegetarian bean fritter sandwich, and spicy masa corn cakes with roasted yams.

5. Murray’s

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Since 1946, Murray’s has been mixing the old with the new, putting an original twist on classic dishes. Their menu features house made spaghetti and meatballs, broiled salmon with a champagne poppy seed dressed baby kale and spinach salad, and a creole shrimp po-boy sandwich.

4. Hola Arepa


Hola Arepa is the best of both worlds; a restaurant and a food truck, doing Latin cuisine like no other place in town. Their menu includes fried brussel sprouts with house made chorizo sausage, caramelized onion jam, and watermelon radish, and chipotle chicken with sweet corn salsa and arugula.

3. Corner Table


Corner Table is featured in the press time and time again thanks to delicious dishes like braised lamb neck pasta, ramp crusted halibut with black truffle, king trumpet mushroom crudo, country ham wrapped asparagus, and a bologna sandwich with a fried egg and mustard aioli.  

2. Butcher & The Boar


Restaurant Butcher & The Boar is focusing on communal dining, craft food, bourbon, and beer. Their dishes are meant to be shared, including poached Maine lobster tail, Kentucky crab salad, double smoked eye of ribeye, and fried green tomatoes. Not to mention peanut butter stuffed jalapeños.

1. Heyday


The atmosphere at hotspot Heyday is casual, but their food is anything but. With dishes like bison tartare, butter poached asparagus, quail, grilled lamb, roasted duck, chilled blue mussels, and a chicken liver tart, you’ll be blown away at the chef’s inventive menu and artistic skill.

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Justin Kerby

Justin Kerby

Justin is a real estate junkie and writes about everything from investment opportunities to marketing strategy. When not writing, you can find him cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers or Vancouver Canucks.

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