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Barbette Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barbette.com
  • Phone: (612) 827-5710
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1030pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Sarah Master
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant manager if you'd like Barbette to cater your next event!
  • Entertainment: Barbette features late night music every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday night, starting at 10pm. Click HERE.
    for our music calendar!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irving Ave
  • Public Transit: Our intersection (Lake & Irving) is served by the 12, 17, and 114 bus lines. In addition, the Uptown Transit Station is located just 5 blocks away, servicing the following bus lines as well: 6, 21, 23, 53, 115.

    There is also a Nice Ride MN bike station located at Lake & Humbolt, just 2 blocks from Barbette!
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available behind the restaurant, with the parking lot entrance on Irving. If the lot is full, there is street parking available.
A word from Barbette
Named "Best French Restaurant, populist vote" by Mpls St. Paul Magazine (CLICK HERE to see our menus), Barbette has also received "best of's" from local press for its late night dining, desserts, wine list, date spot, music, and, of course, those French fries that accompany the steak frites. We use local and organic ingredients as often as possible, presenting beautiful food in a casual, eclectic, bistro atmosphere.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We both had the rack of lamb. Our wine was an Austrian red, Zweigeit. For desert, my wife had the tartlet, I, the cheese plate. Everything was excellent."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Absolutely perfect. The atmosphere. The food. The service. Everything about this place is simply wonderful."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Customer service was phenomenon! Love the outdoor setting with colorful tables. Didn't get the chance to enjoy the night scene but believe it would be great! Only wished that it had a more French feel to it and some French speaking workers as my wife is French."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food is delicious! From the truffled scrambled eggs to the waffle, can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My biggest concern, when my friend wanted to meet at Barbette, was the parking. As it turned out, it was not a problem. Both of us found on street parking within a block of the restaurant. Employees greeted me promptly and with a smile. Server was very good. I had the French toast with fruit compote. "Fruit compote" seemed to be limited to blueberries. The French toast was a diagonally siced bagette-i-artfully presented and tasty. There were several vegetarian options."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had to wait awhile for the host to acknowledge and seat us, but the food and wait staff was superb, as usual."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was excellent, simple French inspired dishes with local ingredients and much attention paid to the details. Atmosphere much more casual that similar French restaurants in the metro area but with prices similar to more upscale establishments. If I were going to spend nearly $100 for two with drinks i would prefer a more formal setting but if you want good food and are willing to pay the premium it's worth a try."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I love Barbettes & have gone there late night a few times. It is quirky & fun. This time however I was there with my book club & our gal wait staff wasn't very nice. She argued about whether or not the mussles were curry--even though we could taste the curry (we'd asked for wine, butter & garlic mussles) one is spicy the other sweet--we could tell the difference. We told her we wanted seperate checks up front but she put the bill all together because two of us shared the mussles. I just hope she settles into a nice friendly person who realizes customers know what they like."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The bloody's were great and dining outside was extremely enjoyable. I have to admit, the food was good, but not spectacular. Our service was awesome though, and I'd go back again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Mussels superb. The Sangria (called Frenchie something) was great. Steak frites, served with aioli & green beans, fantastic. Lobster risotto was delicious. Steak Helene, not great. Only problem was the waitperson; she had nothing to say about the menu even when asked about specific items and she came by the table only rarely. Very odd. Maybe she was having a terrible night. I've always had good service at Barbette in the past, even when it's very busy."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Simple twists on Classic menus choices done superbly. Perfect portions from apps entrees to dessert. Good wine and drink selections. Enjoyed the friendly staff and neighborhood location. Highly reccomend for a date night or dinner with friends who value well prepared and delicious meals."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "While the food was pleasant, the service was remarkable. Specifically, when I asked our waitstaff her opinion about a dish, she told me and then went on to explain exactly why she felt that way about it. I could then decide for myself if her thinking would correspond with my own. SO refreshing! Also, when we asked them to turn the volume of the ambient music down, they did so while explaining they were required to keep it at a certain level. It was still too noisy inside for easy conversation, however."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Green salad starter and chicken entree were good. Some outdoor tables just off busy Hennepin Ave. make this a pleasant place to dine outside. Parking lot is a plus in this busy area."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Wonderful food - we enjoyed the soba noodles, the fondue and especially enjoyed the key lime pie with white chocolate sauce! Excellent selection for vegetarians. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "while our waitress was pleasant and the food was good, this is not a restaurant that compels me to come back. The portions were rather small and the prices were rather large...our dessert of carrot cake was more than generous, had a dense cake and creamy frosting. The fact that our waitress served us caffeinated coffee when we ordered decaf made for a VERY long night for two of us who were awake until nearly 3 AM."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The goat cheese fondue my husband ordered was amazing, and they did their steak-frites well. I really enjoyed the celeriac cold soup. Good spicy mussel broth. Our server forgot to ask me how I wanted my steak; I guess I assumed I didn't get a choice since it was supposed to be a chef's tasting menu and therefore the chef would send things out however the chef wanted...? I'm sure it tasted fine, but I hate undercooked meat, so most of it went home to our dog. The dessert was barely there; usually my favorite part of a meal, it was delicious but hardly worth it. So, we'd go back, but I wouldn't do the prix fixe menu, and we'd get dessert elsewhere. We had an enjoyable evening, and their corkage fee was totally worth it!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Authentic French feel to food. I go to Paris every year"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was rated as the "Best French Restaurant" in town. For an 11 year old who loves France, there was little French to be found.l"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Traveled to Minneapolis with several leaders of my organizations and had to find a place on a Monday night. On top of that I am vegan....WOW was my food good and that was the response from everyone at my table. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We love Barbette for its mussels and creative entries. As to atmosphere, there was a foul smell that permeated the indoor restaurant. We have never noticed this before. It was enough to make us sit outside, Luckily, it was a beautiful summer afternoon and we got a curbside table. Had it been the middle of winter, we would have had to make other dining plans. Meaning: we would have left, the smell was that offensive. I would be reluctant to take out-of-town guests here."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Really great food, in a vibrant uptown neighborhood spot. Our server was nasty, and looked shocked when we asked for Béarnaise at a French restaurant. Upon asking again, she pouted "why would I lie?" That was a little odd, and it seemed she had too many tables, but then there were like five women hanging out by the kitchen occasionally bringing food out. Not very crazy about their poor management or this one server, but we really love the food. What should we do?"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Reservations were extremely limited on OpenTable but when we got there and for the 1.5 -2 hours that we were there multiple empty tables. Food was forgettable and service was awful. Waitress barely paid attention to us and when it came time to leave, we asked for the check to be split between 2 credit cards. She brought it back and our friend who was once a server always leaves a cash tip (full 20% each time), so he signed the receipt for the exact amount and slipped the cash tip under the receipt. When waitress came back she looked at both receipts and then turned to us and said "Oh, you must have made a mistake...." She then happened to catch sight of the cash under receipt and turned abruptly left. Cannot recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I went to Barbette to try out their fixed price 4 course meal on Monday night. It was not my lucky night as none of the four courses were that satisfying. If I had ordered off the menu, my dining experience would have been different. I watched the wait staff brought out beautiful dishes to diners sitting nearby me wishing that I had what they ordered! In particular, the other desserts that were served to the table next to mine, not only looked, but actually smelled heavenly."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The truffled scrambled eggs were exquisite and the lemon blueberry compote was the perfect compliment for our waffle. Our waiter was quite helpful with suggestions. Very glad that we made reservations as brunch became quite crowded as the morning went on. Tables are a little tight, but wasn't a problem until towards the end of the meal when the restaurant really filled in."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The entire meal, which was the grass feed ribeye, was wonderful. Everything on the plate was done perfectly. Service was spectacular. Only negative thing is how close you are sitting to the next table."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I met my friend for lunch. We both tried the veggie hash(not sure if that's what they called it)which was amazing! I wanted to lick the bowl! I made reservations which was wise. They were very busy at 12:30 on a Saturday afternoon. We enjoyed our food served by an attentive yet not hovering waitress. We talked over coffee after the meal and never felt hurried or pressured to leave."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A great atmosphere - trendy vibe. A fun small window allows the diners to catch glimpses of the celebrity chef (Sarah, a semi-finalist on "The Taste" season 2). We ordered a number of items, and all were superb! It is not the kind of place to penny-pinch, but you get what you pay for! Service was great and all of the other diners seemed happy and pleased with life - and isn't that the goal? Thank you Barbette, WE WILL RETURN!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went there on a first date and loved every bite from the perfectly concocted salad dressing (what was that, a vinaigrette with a touch of mustard?) covering every bite of fresh arugula, to the flavorful curry vegetables dish and the fresh seasonal fish. And the wine list, oh my! What a huge selection of wines. I braved the ice wine for the first time. I'm not usually into sweet wines, but at a place like this... you just have to GO FOR IT!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Barbette has an interesting menu, a nice ambience, and great service. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The music in the restaurant it was to loud, to talk to each other."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "I went for brunch and had to wait over an hour for the meal. I was very disappointed in the service and the waitress was quite nasty the entire service. If it wasn't for the great food I would not go back. I'm hoping it was just an off day."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We had a lovely time eating outside on a beautiful night. Steak Helene was delicious! Nice selections of wine. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Highly recommended! The succession of flavors and textures was wonderful for the season."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The oysters were blend. The trout was dry and one of us got lamb chops instead of rack of lamb. We were not impressed. We used to really like the food and service. But not anymore. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We sought a restaurant in uptown with predictably good food, not too much noise, and a good wine list for a Sunday fun day outing with the girls. Barbette provided l that and more! Along with beautifully prepared and presented meals, the wine list delivered a range of excellent selections. We had a plate of their perfect pomme frites to start - the definition of crisp potato heaven - then grilled to perfection. Vegetables and a great cut of steak Helene. If you are looking for a place where you can carry on a conversation with dear Reid a over excellent food, this is it. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Went to Cafe Barbette to celebrate a graduation - great service, great food. We came hungry & the wait was a little too long (about an hour) so next time we would defiantly opt for a quick appetizer first as we were starving once the food got there. Recommend for anyone looking for a semi casual dining experience in uptown - would be great for date night, small celebration, birthday dinner, etc."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • " Croque Madame was soggy, did not get the egg. But, the truffled potato/celeriac soup was delicious, after we asked them for a HOT bowl of soup. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I met some colleagues at Barbette for lunch and it was a perfect spot. Not too loud, great space, great food, and great service!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We took our mom here to celebrate Mother's Day, and all of us enjoyed our meals. I ordered the brisket benedict, which featured perfectly-cooked eggs. My only critique is that the brisket had a large piece of fat I had to trim away. Nice salad greens included with many of the dishes."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was a great experience. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was excellent. The meal was not rushed although Barbette's was quite busy. A wonderful dinner; quite enjoyable. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014