La Belle Vie
Excellent romantic spot!I brought my girlfriend to La Belle Vie for a birthday dinner and proposed to her as well. (She said yes!) It was a perfect place to do it. The food was excellent and the service was top notch.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsWe had yet another superb degustation meal at La Belle Vie. It was made all the more enjoyable by having Jim as our main server. All 8 courses and the wine accompaniments worked very well together.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is an experience, notThis is an experience, not just a dinner. Fabulous, interesting, beautiful food and top notch service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for anniversaries.Celebrated 20th here and had a great time just the two of us. Splurged and got the 13 coarse meal with wine flight. Excellent food, wonderful service, good presentation, ambiance perfect. Would highly recommend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Family Dinner!We had a fantastic family dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was exemplary. The service (with Seth and the other waiters) was wonderful -- they were informative and very attentive. The wine selection was great.
La Belle Vie is the best restaurant in the Twin Cities. If you are looking for a great dining experience for a special occasion, you should go to La Belle Vie!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, service andFantastic food, service and atmosphere! We were celebrating an anniversary and count down to a wedding and could not have had a better night. The servers were very knowledgeable AND friendly. I can't think of anything that was only ok. Thank you for an amazing evening!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is very expensive. A placeIt is very expensive. A place to go for a special occasion.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent. The head waiter was extremely knowledgeable and personable. An excellent experience. The price is $$$$$.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining room was beautiful,The dining room was beautiful, our waiter answered all of our questions, the food was fantastic and the portions were perfect. Be willing to spend some money to do it right.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHoly cow it is expensive. IfHoly cow it is expensive.
If you love food, this is just too good to pass up.
It has to be an occasion but it is worth it.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFood Was Good But TastingFood Was Good But Tasting Menus Not My Preference. Menu Difficult Comparison To Food Served.
Expensive For Food Served.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb!Each plate on the tasting menu offers a savory combination of flavor elements, each in harmony and balance with the others.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our one-yearWe celebrated our one-year anniveresary at La Belle Vie and are still talking about it! The food was excellent as was the service. It was a great total experience and we will go back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you like great food andIf you like great food and perfectly paired wine, this is the only place you should consider.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMJust superb in everyway.We had the 5 course tasting menu. Neither of us could decide on a favorite because each plate was so good, from the uniquely well prepared proteins, terrific combinations of flavors, and beautiful presentations.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best in the Twin CitiesLa Belle Vie showed us once again why they are the best restaurant in the Twin Cities. The atmosphere, with tables far apart, is quiet and relaxing. The décor is elegant. The servers are there when you need them but do not intrude into your privacy. Ah the food! Our group of 4 had the shortest tasting menu, and we don't know how anybody can make it through the two larger tasting menus. We were completely full after 5 courses: sea bass, sturgeon, young chicken, beef, and citrus flan. Each was a work of art; each was a mouthful of wonderful flavors. LBV is at the top of its game. Another nice touch is, despite a very expensive wine list, the wines by the glass are sold by the bottle, as low as $28!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but very expensive.Great experience. Very romantic. Service I great. Brought my wife here for her birthday. Great choice but!!!!!!!!!! VERY EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went to LaMy husband and I went to La Belle Vie for our anniversary. We had the 8 course Chef's Tasting menu. Everything was exceptional- from the service to the meal presentation- just spectacular. We did not leave hungry! Yes, it is expensive but we would go back for the A La Carte menu or to the bar/lounge for a less expensive visit.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, a superlative mealAs always, a superlative meal and experience. The 5-course tasting menu was full of flavors and just the right proportions for each serving (although our table thought the chicken entree was the weakest one - good, but not great). Our server was nice, but thought she seemed a bit stiff or uncomfortable. We appreciate being in a room with settings that allow quiet table conversation without having to compete with nearby, loud tables or blaring music.
La Belle Vie remains the best restaurant overall in the Twin Cities and one that should make all of us who enjoy fine dining proud.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMdid the tasting and flightdid the tasting and flight for wine. as seniors we split both and we left very satisfied.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWaited over 10 minutes beforeWaited over 10 minutes before any server even knew we had been seated and came over to greet us, bring water, etc., but once they found us, the food and wine were fabulous and service slowly improved. Some of the problem might have been how dead the place was on a Sunday evening, so maybe the staff were bored/inattentive.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat special occasion spot.Great food. Thoroughly enjoyed everything we ate. Even though we did the 8 course tasting, we were still a little hungry. Just wish the portions given were just a bit larger and more than just 2 or 3 bites. You should not pay $80 for dinner and not be full. The head chef came out and talked to the diners which was nice.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCocktails were interestingCocktails were interesting and incredibly well executed. Chet's tasting menu was delicious. There was not a miss in the bunch.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing preparation, platingAmazing preparation, plating and pairings. Exceptional service. We will gladly return for another special occasion!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Birthday!Everything on the menu is exquisite. Would happily return any time.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tasting menu is beyondThe tasting menu is beyond compare if you are looking for a wonderful culinary treat. The flavors are extraordinary, and the service is exceptional. This is one of the most romantic spots in the Midwest, and a must-stop for anyone seriously looking to indulge.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth every penny! NeverWell worth every penny! Never had such a wonderful pairing of food and wine.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visit.This was our second visit. We were not impressed the first time and decided to give this another try. Glad we did. The food was truly outstanding. The portions were perfect and we left feeling very satisfied and comfortable - we actually like leaving with the feeling we can't wait to return for "more." The only criticism is that we were seated next to the kitchen door and that was a bit distracting. Otherwise we had a wonderful experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food quality was amazing,The food quality was amazing, quantity not so much. My husband and I opted for the tasting menu with wine pairings, it really was a tasting menu. Most often when we have a dinner date we choose chef's choice as it allows us to sample many offerings, usually I am overwhelmed by large servings. As for $400 tab, for us that is often the case, we just expected a bit more food. Don't think we'll be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a perfectly delightfulWe had a perfectly delightful time. The chef let us do an abbreviated set of courses as neither of us was up to a five course meal (you can order a la carte but this seemed like more fun and it was fun). The food was wonderful--creative and delicious. The portions were small but that was exactly what we wanted. That way we got to try more dishes. The service was excellent. We had a very enjoyable evening.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe took friends who were visitingWe took friends who were visiting from Los Angeles. They are true "foodies" who have taken us to some amazing restaurants all over the world and they raved about the food. Every flavor worked together perfectly! We will definitely be returning to La Belle Vie.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time atWe had a wonderful time at La Belle Vie. My wife and I both had the Chef's tasting menu with the wine pairings.Food and service very good. I thought it was just the right amount of food where my wife thought she could have had a little more. Nothing to complain about. A little expensive but we would definitely go back!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for a Special NightVery nice ambiance, but expect to pay for it. The food was quite unique, interesting flavors and textures. The wait staff were friendly and very knowledgeable. They made several accommodations for my girlfriend who is sensitive to dairy which was much appreciated.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTwin cities gastonomieNot sure how a place in the coldest part of the country can get such amazing produce and seafood. What a great meal.1/20/2013 12:00:00 AM