20*21 Restaurant & Bar
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Walker Art Center
Minneapolis, MN 55403Neighborhood:
Downtown / North Loop
AsianPrice: $31 to $50
20*21 Restaurant & Bar
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/
- Phone: 6122533410
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Asian
- Executive Chef: Asher MIller
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
- Catering: Full service catering available through Wolfgang Puck Catering.
- Private Party Facilities: 20.21 features an intimate dining experience with breathtaking views of downtown, Puck’s signature open-kitchen, and a bronze bar patinaed to a dark chocolaty brown.
- Private Party Contact: Ann Jacobson 6122533416
A word from 20*21 Restaurant & Bar
20.21 Restaurant & Bar by Wolfgang Puck – where modern dining meets contemporary taste. 20.21 features modern Asian cuisine and a breathtaking view. 20.21 is located in the newly renovated Walker Art Center designed by world renowned Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron.Continued
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20*21 Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
- Best restaurant in the TwinOpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 3/11/2011Best restaurant in the Twin Cities in my opinion. Quite a shame they are closing it down..Special Features:
- Excellent, as always!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/11/2011Excellent service and food as always! Please find another venue and return to Mpls soon!Special Features:
- Some of the best Asian-inspiredOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/11/2011Some of the best Asian-inspired food in the Twin Cities.Special Features:
- Such a shame they're closingOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 3/10/2011Such a shame they're closing tonight. We just do not understand why the Walker has chosen to go with a restaurant where you can go to at many other locations in town. It was always full when we were there. We hope Wolfgang will consider having a restaurant in the Twin Cities in some other location. We went there many times in the 6 years they were there. It was a sad night for us, but the service and food was excellent as usual.Special Features:
- There was an amazing bartender.OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/8/2011There was an amazing bartender. Female mid twenties blond. The food was delicious. However, it was the worst service I have ever had. I am a server, and was accompanied with 3 bartenders and 2 other servers who all go out to eat frequently. The server was rude, he was upset that one of the couples ordered lightly - all though we spent about $400 between 6 people. The host was rude and slow. A manager never came by. Just terrible service we will never go back.Special Features:
- 20-21 is Puckered out!OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 3/5/2011The whole experience was fun, especially since we finally got a table for two close to the window for night time viewing. The food choices, albeit very pricey, were excellent; the calamari was the best we've had, crispy, not rubbery tasting or undercooked; the chinese chicken salad was very good except it was lacking enough chicken for $14. My drink was supposed to be on the rocks, but came 'neat' which was not a problem. There was an up charge for the martini and the manhattan without ice cubes- a rip off. Plus our favorite brands of liquor weren't available, and happy hour prices were only at the bar which was filled up-only 6 seats available. The main duck entree was very good but over priced as was the dessert,-nice presentation though.Special Features:
- Food was outstanding, serviceTpntpnDined on 3/4/2011Food was outstanding, service excellent. Although the view is great, it can only be enjoyed by a few. Very cold by the window. Do not like the decor or ambiance of the restaurant, only good tables are by the window. Very sorry to see the restaurant go.Special Features:
- Soon to be replaced - I haveOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 3/2/2011Soon to be replaced - I have the sense that 20.21 didn't get the attention from Puck that might have made it a hit!Special Features:
- Last Chance for Puck Magic at WACOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 2/26/2011More often in life we regret what we don't do, rather than what we do. So it is with this review that I now regret I didn't write the many other times I have dined at this wonderful restaurant in the years since it opened in the Walker Art Center expansion. Consistently outstanding. Intriguingly artful and innovative. Careful service. Unique environment. Make a reservation quickly before they leave. I thought that in the last few weeks the staff might get careless; quite the opposite. A special opportunity to share superior wines at discount prices. There's still a little time remaining. Don’t delay.Special Features:
- We will miss you 20*21OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 2/25/201120*21 is one of our favorite resteraunts in the Twin Cities. We are extremely disappointed that it is going to be replaced by another boring D'mico's product. We are also dissopointed that evening dinning will be dissappearing from the Walker. It is frustrating that the working person will no longer be welcome at the Walker!!! Most of us work during your future open hours. This does not bode well for the reputation, that arts are only for the influential. We love the archeticture, the sculpture garden, and the art at the Walker, but unfortunately this may have been our last visit. We can not attend during daytime hours, and we will not go out of our way for a routine D'mico's chain experience.Special Features:
- Do not want this place toDrEeVIPDined on 2/25/2011Do not want this place to go anywhere!!! It has always been a great place to dine.Special Features:
- Everything was great. TooOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 2/24/2011Everything was great. Too bad this restaurant is closing in a month.Special Features:
- Don't bother!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/23/2011Arrived too early for our reservation and was greeted by a very crabby waitress. After a few of her crabby comments we left without even having dinner. Took our business to a fantastic Thai restaurant instead!
- Perfect!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/19/2011My wife and I are foodies, and have traveled to many countries for an unforgettable dining experience. This is a gem in the Twin Cities. The food was beyond exquisite, an absolute perfect dining experience. Didn't necessarily care for the small dining table, more bistro-like, but every other aspect of this experience was perfection! We're already planning our next visit.Special Features:
- The stunning outdoor viewsSandyBDined on 2/19/2011The stunning outdoor views set the stage for an enjoyable meal. Thomas did an excellent job guiding us through the menu and making solid recommendations based on our preferences. I enjoyed the Thai Green Curry, which was attractively presented and brimming with seafood, if the sauce was a tad sweet. The Black Cod special was just that and there were raves from others at the table about the eggplant. The Cosmo lovers at the table were enthusiastic about the 2021 and espresso martinis while the men thoroughly enjoyed the availability of 12- and 18-year scotchs. We will be sorry to see your restaurant go.Special Features:
- We love this restaurant andOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 2/18/2011We love this restaurant and were extremely disappointed to hear that Walker Art Center has elected to go in another direction come April 2011. 20.21 is a modern, forward-looking venue for lunch and dinner, and provided people with a great view of the city. The food was prepared and served in an impeccable manner. We are very sorry that 20.21 won't continue to be a part of the Walker Art Center.
- 20*21 needs an extreme make-overOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 2/17/2011The entree and dessert were just moderate in impressive taste, but the appetizers were better. One of our guests' entrees were "mis-fired" the first time, but we were not even told until well after the rest of the table received their food. Then when the recovered meal finally did show up, the side that was to accompany it was forgotten. So, from the time the food was ordered until the final portion of the ordered meal arrived, it was 40 minutes. Our waiter never was truthful with what was happening; he just kept saying it would be only 2 more minutes - they're plating it up right now. But 15 minutes later he would deliver. We started with one waiter, but that one was excused due to the "slow" nature of few guests - reflective of all.
- 2021 is closing in a month,OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 2/17/20112021 is closing in a month, which is a shame, because its food has been very good and its convenience before evening events at the Walker Art Center has been terrific.
- We're so sad 20:21 is leavingOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/15/2011We're so sad 20:21 is leaving in April. Our latest dinner there was outstanding, as usual. If you get a chance, eat there before they disappear.Special Features:
- Painfully slow, plodding serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/15/2011Painfully slow, plodding service by staff who acted as if they would rather be any place instead of there serving you. Tremendous food.Special Features:
- The food was very unique andOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 2/14/2011The food was very unique and perfect ---- definitely fit for foodies. Other reviews talk about the view but at night ---- it's just reflections on the glass and I wouldn't go to this restaraunt for the view anyway.Special Features:
- I thought the food was greatOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/14/2011I thought the food was great - a little overpriced but not too bad. I thought the portions were good, I left full but not stuffed.Special Features:
- Knowledgeable server, prettyOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/12/2011Knowledgeable server, pretty good service regarding drink refills, and good food. A little pricey but for a special occasion it's nice and I have no complaints.Special Features:
- 20.21 : Valentine's Day or ANY Day!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/12/2011Our "First Flavors" were wonderful. The calamari was light and crispy with a delightfully tangy mustard vinaigrette. The chicken dumplings, while good, would have been forgettable if not for the savory peanut sauce. Our main courses were exquisite! The roasted duck with plum sauce and lo mein noodle stir-fry was perfectly prepared. The scallops were fresh and delicious with the red curry sauce adding an exciting elevation of flavor to the dish. / The restaurant's decor is spartan without feeling cold. I faced the open kitchen while my partner faced the window overlooking Loring Park. We both enjoyed our views very much. / The service was excellent from start to finish. The staff of 20.21 function like a well-oiled machine!Special Features:
- All the food was OUTSTANDING!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/12/2011All the food was OUTSTANDING! Well worth it for a Valentines Day supper.Special Features:
- I had high expectations for 20.21OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 2/12/2011I had high expectations for 20.21. I went there to have Valentine's Dinner with my boyfriend. We requested a seat by the window, but we didn't get it, probably because the seats by the window require you to have about 6 people in your group. It was small & all you hear is the cooks cooking. Not romantic at all. I guess its a good place to go with a group or something, but the items on the menu are VERY over priced. I ordered the fried shrimp spring rolls ($10), the seafood green curry ($32?) (I don't remember what it was called exactly) and the calamari salad ($12?). They calamari was probably the best thing I ordered. The curry was good, but there were only two pieces of crab meat in there! All of items mentioned by server. Not going back.Special Features:
- Fabulous and unusual food.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 2/12/2011Fabulous and unusual food. A bit pricey but delicious.Special Features:
- Have enjoyed this restaurantStillhungryDined on 2/11/2011Have enjoyed this restaurant on several occasions. The most recent visit was good, but not quite up to the standards of food or service experienced in the past. The clientele appears to have become more casual, too, even by Minnesota standards.Special Features:
- Small portions and weak cocktails.OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 2/5/2011Very unfortunate that they have now decided to make the portions so incredibly small. Sad when you pay $345 for dinner for four and walk away hungry! This was once one of our favorite restaurants. Cocktails were also very weak. At least the desserts are amazing! We have dined when Wolfgang Puck was there and I don't think he would be pleased with the current situation. The spinach lobster was half the size it was a year ago. Very disappointing!
- I always enjoy dining at aOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/3/2011I always enjoy dining at a restaurant in a museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Neue Galerie, and MoMA in New York. The Musée d'Orsay in Paris. The experience at 20.21 is definitely on par with these amazing museums. I find that eating amidst all the artwork makes me feel like I could be breaking bread with the artists themselves or being welcomed into the homes of the collectors and offered some refreshments. I wouldn't think of eating anywhere else when visiting the Walker. Whenever I have out of town guests I always take then to the Walker and 20.21, it's a given, and the weekend brunch is fantastic. Be sure to look around at your fellow diners, they'll be as interesting and arty as the artwork. Food, service, all great.Special Features:
- Flawless - I've been waitingOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 1/29/2011Flawless - I've been waiting for a meal as perfect as this one for awhile. Try the duck, the lobster curry risotto at the very least. Most restaurants with a view are about the scenery and nothing else; 20*21 has food that surpasses its beautiful window seats.Special Features:
- I brought my girlfriend toOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 1/26/2011I brought my girlfriend to 20.21 for her birthday. it was her first time in a fancy restaurant. I left a note when I made the reservation that it was her birthday. when we got there the host wished her a happy birthday. I was pleased with that. We had the whole restaurant to our selves. the service was great and the food was delicious. it was as perfect as one could hope to ask for.Special Features:
- Don't Miss it....GrouchoDined on 1/21/2011Outstanding food and presentation, service to a "T", all in a setting overlooking the busy Mpls scene while you dine and enjoy great " Puck" food and wine! Go for it...! TRS.Special Features:
- My husband and I went thereOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 1/15/2011My husband and I went there for our 20th wedding anniversary and we were quite disappointed. We had read reviews that named it a top romantic spot, it is not. It is noisy and the ambiance radiates cheap. The bar is made out of laminated wood that is quite worn through on some spots on the bar and the tables and chairs feel like they found them at a bargain basement store. The food was good, not great, and I would have expected more from Wolfgang Puck. The wine list was ordinary. We said in our reservation that it was our 20th anniversary and thought that maybe we would get a better seat to enjoy our evening, but ended up sitting right next to the bar where the waitstaff come in and out of the kitchen, so it was chaotic. C- at best.Special Features:
- Black cod was outstanding!WWSSVIPDined on 1/15/2011Black cod was outstanding! Service was not great, however. Our server forgot to put in our appetizer order.Special Features:
- The 20:21 is always outstandingOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 1/15/2011The 20:21 is always outstanding in every way! We love going there...know we will have great service, exquisite food, and great wine. Thanks 20:21!!!
- Went to 20*21 for our 10thOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 1/15/2011Went to 20*21 for our 10th anniversary. Very impressed with the unique menu choices - our food was delicious! I had the "angry lobster" and my wife had a curry dish with scallops, prawns, lobster and mushrooms. The presentation was perfect too! Our waiter was prompt & courteous and had a nice sense of humor without being too intrusive. The interior design was interesting with lots of funky angles. An entire wall of the restaurant is floor to ceiling windows. The view of Minneapolis and the Basilica was beautiful. In regards to ambience, the only thing I would change is the addition of background music. I think there was background music playing, but it was so low that when more people arrived it was impercievable.Special Features:
- It is a special kind of placejglnVIPDined on 1/14/2011It is a special kind of place with an unusual menu and every item is delicious. It is a bit over priced, but I suppose we pay for the name and location as much as anything. (ie: it is in the Walker Museum and is a Wolfgang Puck venue) I was surprised at how cool (read cold in temperature) it was by the window. You would think there would be heat in place to avoid that for the sought after spot by the glass. Other than this, it was fine. A great placeto take out of towners for a unique dining experience.Special Features:
- Outstanding food and exceptionalOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 1/13/2011Outstanding food and exceptional service. Wine by the glass a little pricey.Special Features:
- If the service hadn't beenOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 1/11/2011If the service hadn't been so glacially slow we would have really enjoyed our lunch. Our server spent more time looking at flatware setups on the bar than seeing whether our table was in need of anything. Never once were we asked if our food was satisfactory (it was), or if there was anything else we needed beyond what we had ordered. It was a huge disappointment for us, especially since the buzz had been so positive about 20*21 in the past. Perhaps a good reflection of the level of customer interest in 20*21 was that there were only five tables seated for lunch at 12:30. The servers didn't seem overly interested in taking care of their customers, and that is likely what will be the undoing of such a great opportunity.