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Butcher & the Boar
Butcher & the Boar

Butcher & the Boar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.butcherandtheboar.com
  • Phone: (612) 238-8888
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close


    Beer Garden: 3pm - Close (daily)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Beer Garden, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Peter Botcher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have live music, tapping and other events in our Beer Garden on occasion. Check Butcherandtheboar.com for the latest.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Street
  • Public Transit: Direct line stops on the #4 and #6 routes along Hennepin.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is found in the lot on the 12th St. side of our building.
A word from Butcher & the Boar
American craft food, beer, and bourbon
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "I know this place's goal is being a meat haven - and it is, don't get me wrong - but the side dishes cannot be ignored. The Red Hot Brussels Sprouts, Blackened Cauliflower, Skillet Cornbread and Fulton Beer-Battered Fries were all mind-blowing. I have resolved to never go here with less than four people because I simply couldn't live with myself if I didn't get to eat ALL of the things."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The Butcher & the Boar is AMAZING and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! I travel to Minneapolis for business purposes once or twice a year. My colleagues and I make it a must to have dinner here while in town. The Jalapeño poppers (made with peanut butter) are a must try! I also recommend the Sausage Sampler Platter and the Hot Sauce Brussels Sprouts. The wait staff is friendly and tentative. I have never been disappointed. You will not go wrong choosing the Butcher & the Boar!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "If you like meqt, But her and the Boar cannot be missed. The sausage sampler, which could easily feed 2 for dinner it is so big, is a great started for a large group. The cheddar sausage is a pleasant surprise. The long bone, which the restaurant is known for, is dynamite. Be warned, it has some spice from the tobacco in the rub, but the perfectly carmalized meat cannot be missed. Sides are good, not great, but you will be too filled up on meat to care."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The long rib and pork chop are a must! Delicious sides and tasty cocktails make this a special occasion favorite!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was very good, but over-salted. Very cool interior and patio, but noise level made it difficult to hear in the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A great place to go if you enjoy good food and a more upscale dining experience. Really great feel to the place and worth every dollar. The servers were amazing as well!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food here is PHENOMENAL!! The food is a bit pricey, but this place is perfect for a special occasion! The meat was cooked perfectly, seasoned just the right amount, absolutely delicious!! I highly recommend trying the sausage sampler to get a little taste of three of their different sausages. I also got the pork spare ribs and I cannot even say enough about how delicious they were!! Definitely will be going back!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Went to b&b for my sons 20th bday with 25 yr old daughter, wife & I. Seated in bar with reservations. Sort of disappointed in that. We had the sausage app with broccoli side. That was very good. Kids had the long bone, I had short ribs and wife had ribeye. The steak was pretty unremarkable. The long bone was quite a presentation and the meat was very good. It is spiced pretty heavily with a rub. I don't want to say it was too spicy we just didn't care for that mixture of spice. The short ribs had a sweet sauce with a bite on the palate. It was very good I recommend it heartily. Assortment of beers is good. The desert menu is pretty limited. It's a pretty casual place. Jeans are very appropriate. We enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The beef long rib was AMAZING!!! It comes with a sweet and spicy sauce that is a wonderful surprise. The executive chef even came to our table to describe how they prepare it. Highly recommend B&B!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our second time at Butcher and the Boar and the food was just as good as the first time. Our favorites remain the Berkshire sausage, which is cheesy and savory, prepared with just a bit of cider, which adds the right touch of acidity, and the Texas Long Bone, which is a sinfully huge rib, prepared with a delicious sauce, and it melts in your mouth. The Texas Long bone is big enough for two to share. We loved it; our only complaint was that it felt a bit rushed; no time to just linger and enjoy. Other than, we will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great service, attentive staff. The food was flavorful and great presentation. Value is questionable- pricey for what you get ($9.00 sweet potato and they charged an additional $3.00 for extra bread which constituted the equivalent of one pita bread on an appetizer that was $12)."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food and wine choices were good. The noise level is well beyond the safe zone. I should think the wait service needs ear protection. For me, it ruins an otherwise good experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The menu has some great options, and many that you don't find very often. Of course, that means that some things require a little more "adventurous" palate. Of course, there was steak and ribs, but the foie gras, headcheese, and roe-topped lamb brains were not really an option for my 6yo or 69yo. :) That narrowed the options. Lobster grilled cheese was good, ribs were tasty but a little overcooked, and my son's hot dog was very, very good - but not for a 6yo. It was too "spicy" for him. The service issues that are in other reviews seem to have been fixed. There were two gaps where I waited a little longer than I would have liked (for our first drinks and after we had finished eating), but otherwise, the service was very good."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was absolutely amazing! I will be returning shortly!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Service was attentive, and the bourbon and beer lists among the best. The food, however, was salty and overpriced. Even the small basket of crackers, for which we were charged $3, was over-salted--as were the 4 small oysters for $16. Much of the food was spicy, which we like, but there was little on the menu to offset it. On the sweet side, even the cornbread was soaked in sorghum. Overall, very disappointing."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We received a gift certificate from friends so needed to try this! You can see chefs cooking food and it all looks so good! My wife and I split the ribs and two sides and had a sausage for an appetizer. It was plenty of food and very tasty. We ordered the caramelized broccoli and the baked sweet potato. The broccoli sounded really good, but was just ok. The rest was really good!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was my first visit to the Butcher and the Boar and I will definitely be back. The server we had was very knowledgeable, made great recommendations, and was very attentive. The food was amazing. Everything had fantastic flavor, was cooked perfectly and had wonderful presentation. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice upscale dinner."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed a housemade sausage as an appetizer- it had cheddar and broccoli- delicious! We splurged on the long rib and it was so worth it. Probably one of the best pieces of meat you will ever have. We paired it with grilled asparagus and the beer battered fries. Everything was incredible!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant a few times but will not return in the future. While the food is still good, some things were not particularly so. The brussel sprouts were small and bitter. The worst part of the evening was the service. The waiter took too long to come to our table when we sat down - we finally had to ask another waitstaff to send him over. Throughout the meal things were late getting to us or forgotten. Also, the noise level in the restaurant is deafening. We couldn't wait to get out of there and onto the street so we could have a normal conversation."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was our first visit. It certainly won't be our last. It was our 40th anniversary. The food portions are very generous. Had we not had a gift certificate, we would have split much of our meal and still have been stuffed! Everything was beyond delicious. Our children are foodies and insisted we try your restaurant. Great choice!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great place for groups. We had 6 people - split a few apps, 3 main courses and a few sides. Great cocktails and awesome s'mores!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have eaten at B&B several times-have always recommended to everyone. Food is still good! Service was horrible. Servers have gotten lazy and the quality of service has diminished exponentially. The care and attitude of servers when B&B opened no longer exists and has gone down overtime. Reasons for this review after my last visit: Dinner reservations for 6:15 Saturday night No waiter for 15 minutes after we sat Seemed annoyed that my guests had questions about menu and ingredients***Their first time at B&B Drinks took for ever...even Ice tea and sweetener Empty plates and glasses sat on table until I literally handed them to waiter***As you know large plates for great meat, but ran out of table room. Forgot a dessert and blamed us"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "For how booked this place is and being a James Beard award winner, I guess we expected more. The cocktails were great but the food was not impressive. The turkey braunschweiger was honestly our favorite food item. If we returned it would be for that and cocktails. I'd rather eat at many other places downtown for dinner"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Friday night - packed restaurant at 8:30 pm and when we left at 11 pm. We ate in the lounge (bar) as it was "quieter" than the main dining room. Excellent service, very large portions - all fit for sharing. Pickled veggies as a starter were great, spicey Brussel sprouts were a flavorless soggy mess. We had the oxtail terrine - very good, and the more than impressive, excellent fall-off-the-bone long rib. massive amount for 2 people. Excellent food, excellent people watching, a happening place. Not the place for quiet, romantic conversations."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We chose a selection of small plates which seemed to throw off service. Much of the food was lovely, although the lamb sausage was nearly too tough to chew and everything was so highly salted it was clear why every table is provided a water bottle. This spot is likely a fabulous place to enjoy the beer garden, but as a dinner spot fell a bit flat."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was my first time at Butcher & Boar. I made a reservation, but should have requested outdoor seating. Had to sit inside and really missed the ambience of the outside patio and even the beer garden. Food was fabulous and unusual. The beer, wine and liquor menu really can't be beat."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have been wanting to try this place for a long time and finally went for our anniversary! I suggest getting a reservation long before you want to go if you don't want to eat in the middle of the night. We made ours 2 weeks prior. The food is absolutely amazing. Our waiter suggested splitting the long bone and getting some sides and it was the best decision! We still were only able to finish 3/4 of the longbone! I personally don't really like sausages so we didn't try those and can't review any of that. The only thing I found as a downside is that tables are very close together and not private at all and the noise level is a bit much. If you are looking for good food though this is the place! We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I was very impressed by this restaurant's bourbon selection and very reasonable pricing. The options to explore for bourbon fans is immense...very hard to leave without inducing a hangover! I found the food excellent. Our group tried the sausage sampler, the filets, the roasted cauliflower, flat iron steak, ribs, and a few other things - left behind clean plates."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We came on our honeymoon and left feeling really disappointed. The waiter messed up my husband's order and was unapologetic when he got the wrong thing. He later ordered a beer and, we clocked it, didn't receive his beer until fifteen minutes later. At that point he didn't even want it but the waiter just dropped it on the table and kept going. I understand that it's a busy place but when you're paying that much for a meal you expect a certain level of professionalism. Considering we came on a special, once-in-a-lifetime occasion, it was really disappointing to have a bad memory associated. However, the food WAS good. We greatly enjoyed the charcuterie and my lamb sausage was delicious. The service kind of overshadowed everything, though."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was my second time visiting The Butcher and the Boar, and it did not disappoint. The wood grilled oysters were unbelievable and the skillet corn bread was out of this world. The sausages and meat were just excellent. The beer list was full of local craft beers that were all superb. Next time I go to Minneapolis I will dine here again and bring as many friends as possible."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The menu is innovative, creative and offers robust flavors. The seasoning and sauces are aggressive; we found the "build up" of heat to be overwhelming by the end of the meal. We couldn't finish the fries because of the heat. The turkey braunschweiger was creamy and flavorful but extremely salty; the flat bread was excellent. The Wedge Salad was one of the best I've had. I'd try again to see if the overseasoning is consistent across the menu. Pecan tart was enormous and rich; slight scorched aftertaste."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food was really wonderful. Unique menu offerings and preparation. Great service and good drink options. Will be returning soon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Butcher and the Boar was among the most outstanding meals I have ever had in the Twin Cities. Our entrees included a double cut smoked pork chop, bacon wrapped beef tenderloin - cooked to perfection - and green chorizo with black beam mole and cumin creme fraiche - to die for. Everything was perfectly presented with a variety of sides to choose from. We had the corn bread and carmelized broccoli which were both excellent. It would be easy to find sides and a salad to make a great meal for non carnivores. The deconstructed s'mores with home made marshmallows and graham crisps were a perfect ending to it all. Oh, did I mention the wine pairing and bourbon flights? Best of all, we scored a table outside on the lovely patio."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and went for our anniversary. Very helpful waiter, attentive to needs and requests. Excellent main dish (Smoked beef long rib), probably the best I have experienced."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very high noise level detracted from an otherwise excellent experience...seems to be really geared for group dining. Cocktails are quite pricey. Portions are very generous. Attentive wait staff."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I would go back every night if we could! We loved the decor and ambiance. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us recommendations based on what we said we liked and he was spot on. The food was AMAZING. (You have to try the pork chop!) We were impressed by the bourbon selection and had a few cocktails and a sampler as well. We left very full and very happy."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great experience again. The food portions are generous and easily shared between 3 couples. Service was attentive and informative without being intrusive. If you love meat, you've got to go."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We heard a lot about this restaurant and decided to try it out for our wedding anniversary. We went around dinner time and the noise level in there was extremely loud. My husband and I had to shout at each other even though we were sitting across from each other. The people next to me were close enough that we could have been dining together. Trying to get up and to bathroom is like a maze because of how small the place is. The food was amazing and that's why people keep coming back otherwise ambiance wise go when it's not dinner time."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great food, great beverage choices, and great service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The duck, sausages and steak were great. The 3 sides we ordered (cauliflower, brussel sprouts and dirty rice) were too salty to eat. The lobster grilled cheese was a disappointment. All bread, almost no lobster. We enjoyed the appetizer that had different pates very much."
    Dined on 6/16/2014