Find classic American dishes, international treats and first-class cuisine around every corner.
Minnesotans know how to make the most out of nice weather and good food. When the weather is warm, dining al fresco is the top choice. Head to the rooftop of Britâ€™s Pub in Minneapolis in the summer and enjoy watching lawn bowling on their beautiful rooftop while munching on traditional British cuisine. Or, walk over to enjoy the view from the rooftops of Solera and Crave in the heart of the Hennepin Theatre District. Saint Paulâ€™s WA Frost and The Liffey also top the list of patio and rooftop dining experiences.
Minneapolis Saint Paul is filled to the brim with farm-fresh fare and scrumptious dishes that will leave you hankering for more. Taste the best from our James Beard award-winning chefs like Isaac Becker of 112 Eatery, Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma and Tim McKee of La Belle Vie and Masu Sushi & Robata. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Gather in the Walker Art Center. Grab a pie at numerous local pizza joints like Pizzeria Lola or The Black Sheep. Enjoy Mediterranean dishes at Iron Chef contender Sameh Wadiâ€™s Saffron. Head over to Saint Paulâ€™s Lowertown where thrice James Beard-nominated Chef Lenny Russo uses locally-grown, farm fresh ingredients at the popular Heartland, while Meritage, which USA Today named a top place for oysters, serves up French American plates and scrumptious oysters.
Taste from around the world at many top-notch ethnic eateries. Flavors from different countries and continents, including Scandinavia (of course), South America, Africa, India and Asia, can all be found. From the south end of Minneapolis to 29th Street, Nicollet Avenue becomes Eat Streetâ€”filled with blocks upon blocks of local eateries serving up everything from Greek to Vietnamese. Try some Thai at Jasmine 26, Caribbean at Harry Singhâ€™s and Malaysian at Peninsula. Or you can always hit up the Midtown Global Market for a little bit of everything.
To celebrate our growing Mexican and Latino communities, Saint Paulâ€™s District del Sol (located across the Mississippi from downtown) offers up some of the most authentic burritos at El Burrito Mercado or delicious enchiladas at Boca Chica. At the intersection of Snelling and University in Saint Paul youâ€™ll find even more, including Ethiopian and Vietnamese flavors.
With so many options to choose from, youâ€™ll begin to wish you had more time and more room in your stomach.
Iâ€™m here. Now what?
Years ago, Polish, German and Scandinavian immigrants settled in this section of Minneapolis, located across the Mississippi from downtown. While still holding onto its roots, this neighborhood has become a go-to spot for patio dining, boutique shopping and a little nightlife.
: Order a delicious cocktail served in a shrunken head at Psycho Suziâ€™s Motor Lounge
, a tiki-themed restaurant. Experience the culture of Eastern Europe at Kramarczukâ€™s
. Order a brat or sausage with a side of cabbage rolls and wash it down with a cold beer. Dine on the divine small plates of Aster CafĂ©
and enjoy live music from the tree-lined patio.
: Northeast Minneapolis is full of independent boutiques and local shops. Take a look around Melrose Antiques
for an eclectic variety of antiques and vintage items. Swing by The Bibelot Shop
for cute souvenirs, home accents and Minnesota-themed gifts. Or, drop by the trendy Parc Boutique
for a small shop feel and the latest fashions for women.
Take a walk across the iconic Stone Arch Bridge
and savor a scenic view of the Mississippi River. Or, head for a night filled with good beer, good company and a mean polka band at Nyeâ€™s Polonaise Room
. Hop on the Pedal Pub
for a tour around historic Northeast Minneapolis, which allows you to bike, explore, socialize and have a few drinks simultaneously.
: Take a free tour of the historic Ard Godfrey House
, Minneapolisâ€™ oldest remaining frame residence. Tours are available summer weekends (special group tours available year-round upon request).
Dine Like A Local
JASMINE 26: Located on Eat Street, the section of Minneapolis filled with worldly eateries, this restaurant is known for its contemporary spin on traditional Vietnamese food. Try the coconut cream cheese wontons or lemongrass ribs and
pair it with a spiked bubble tea. 8 E. 26th Street, Minneapolis, 612-870-3800,jasmine26.com
MURRAYâ€™S: The Murray family has been serving food for more than 70 years, making this restaurant an area staple. The newly renovated steakhouse serves only the finest aged beef, including the famous 28-ounce silver butter-knife steak.
26 S. Sixth Street, Minneapolis, 612-339-0909,murraysrestaurant.com
HAUTE DISH: Found in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, Haute Dish serves up reinvented Midwestern cuisine, with unique items like tater tot hautedish, complete with braised short ribs, green beans, porcini bĂ©chamel and potato croquets, or steak and eggs with steak tartare, an egg in a hole and a Bloody Mary oyster shooter. 119 Washington Avenue N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8484,haute-dish.com
MANCINIâ€™S CHAR HOUSE: A classic supper club (think family owned, accordion music, fireplaces and more), Manciniâ€™s in Saint Paul offers the great food and personal service for which to feel nostalgic. 531 W. Seventh Street, Saint Paul, 651-224-7345,mancinis.com
FRENCH MEADOW BAKERY & CAFĂ‰: As the first certified organic bakery in the U.S., you can bet youâ€™ll find plenty of fresh, natural and dietary conscious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner here. 2610 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis, 612-870-7855,frenchmeadowcafe.com
PSYCHO SUZIâ€™S MOTOR LOUNGE: This tiki-themed lounge serves creative bar foods like potluck pickle rollups and bacon wrapped smokies in a bourbon brown sugar glaze, as well as giant cocktails that range from not naughty to medium to strong. When the weatherâ€™s nice, take your rum-spiked cocktail onto the riverfront patio. 1900 Marshall Street N.E., Minneapolis, 612-788-9069,psychosuzis.com