Marin
Marin

Marin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marinrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6122527000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Rakun
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Marin now offers Boxed Lunches ... visit our www.marinrestaurant.com for additional information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Marin's private dining room is the perfect setting for your next business breakfast, lunch or dinner, birthday party, rehearsal dinner or any special occasion. We offer two private dining rooms, one accommodating up to 24 people for a sit down event and the other ideal for groups up to 28 people.

    Marin also offers our Library Bar for cocktail reception for groups up to 125 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Tara Heisler marinprivatedining@gmail.com 9524571220x
  • Entertainment: The Library

    Live DJ Friday and Saturday 9pm- close
  • Special Events: Happy Hour
    Monday-Saturday 3pm- 6pm
    $7 Martinis
    $6 Select Wine
    $5 Call Cocktails
    $3 Draft Beer
    $5 Flatbreads

    1/2 Price Bottles of Wine All Day Sunday *On all bottles $100 and under

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Street and Hennepin Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet is available for $8 at the Le Meridien Chambers on the corner of 9th Street and Hennepin Avenue.

    Marin offers complimentary parking during lunch hours from 11 am to 3 pm

A word from Marin
Marin Restaurant & Bar is an inviting combination of Northern California and Minnesota influences. It’s a showcase for inventive, health-conscious cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients served in a beautiful and refined urban setting.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Marin reviews from OpenTable diners
209 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (136)special occasion (103)romantic (58)great for outdoor dining (57)good for groups (50)notable wine list (50)hot spot (26)great for lunch (22)vibrant bar scene (20)neighborhood gem (17)late-night find (16)great for brunch (11)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My friend and I celebrated her birthday in Minneapolis, a girls-only getaway. We made brunch reservations. Our waiter was TERRIFIC, and suggested the crab eggs Benedict, which he promised would be "Life changing!" Well, Wilson was not unlike other enthusiastic waiters that I have encountered, so I took that with a grain of salt...BUT HE WAS RIGHT! The crab was abundant and sweet (he mentioned that they strive to use local purveyors whenever possible, so I don't know where they found crab on the Mississippi, but it was GOOD!), and the eggs were cooked PERFECTLY. He brought carrot cake to celebrate, and the whole morning was a success! We will be BACK!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another awesome experiance
    DrEeVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Tried some new dishes and found more fantastic food. Thank you for the great time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week Find
    SteakandScallopsFan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Found Marin during MSP's restaurant week. We loved the food and would definitely return in the future. Fantastic service from the front greeting staff to our server and others. Enjoyed our experience overall. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    Dave
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Specializing in Northern California cuisine, Marin cooks their food without adding any butters or fats so you can taste the freshness of their entrees. Highly recommended. During restaurant week, they offer select bottles of wine for only $30.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time this month - Great
    Marcy
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    First was for dinner - a birthday celebration. Food was wonderful, service great/knowledgable, quite a delay in getting the desserts out but then they compensated us for the delay. Second time was for lunch during restaurant week. Food again was great but fish tacos were served cold. They were great but it was unexpected since the menu didn't mention that so it took a minute to get used to the idea. Once again it took forever to get the entree out which seemed wierd since there was a limited menu for restaurant week. Both delays did not seem to be because of the server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go only for wine & dessert
    Anniversary
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We met for girls night Monday to try a healthy restaurant. Marin has nice space - the Library bar in the lower level is a great for cocktails - the dining room is clean & contemporary with lots of windows. Our server was attentive (not annoying) however, I asked him about a few items on the menu including wine. He had a hard time providing more than a quick overview of the wine list and when I asked about flavors/seasoning he completely missed the mark. I hated the salad and could only eat one bite. When I told our server he apologized and took it away but did not offer to get me a different salad. When our entrees arrived my steak was slightly overcooked - very disappointing. The dessert is very good but the meal was overpriced.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Soup was delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The star of the meal was the soup! Fresh ingredients. Attention to detail. And the warm chocolate chip cookies are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was ok. Salad too salty. Beef tips a bit tough. Our prices were ok since it was restaurant week. But looking over the standard menu we would not go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Visit
    DrEeVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We branched out of our comfort zone and tried another establishment. I have a difficult diet to accommodate and we always are fair on rating all aspects of an encounter. the food was spectacular; accommodating my diet was not an issue. The ambiance is very clean and comfortable. the service was sensational; our server has a great attitude, wonderful character and has wonder social skills. We already booked two more reservations. ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for pre theatre dining!
    Rarelyinmpls
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We sat outside and enjoyed happy hour prices since we had to eat early in order to make it to the orpheum on time...it was a lovely evening and the great dinne was just the beginning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    GeorgiagirlVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Always wonderful food, great service, multiple scenes, great library bar with mixologist Chad, and all this with healthy tasty out of this world food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner and Service
    Maisong
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Really appreciated the excellent dining experience myself and friends had. The roasted eggplant ravioli on seasonal vegetables was excellent, as well as the cocktails and desert (we had the tapioca). Our Server was just as excellent and extremely knowledeable of the menu and offered excellent suggestions on making a decision and sides to match. Thank you, will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, just too salty this time
    MrDineAlotVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We ordered the Apple and beet salad and the scallops entre. Both were good but unfortunately over-salted this time. Honestly, we were a little disappointed as We had a wonderful food experience on our last visit to Marin. Our server was excellent and very attentive. Will probably wait a while before returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding find
    comleader
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Stellar food and service. A very fresh menu with many unique and delicious plates. Make sure you try the pear martini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr Jackson
    Jackball
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Bottom line...the food was fair and the service was terrible!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely slow service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Our server showed up promptly; however, things slowed down after that. Drinks took about 20 minutes to be delivered; salads took another 20. Entrees took 30 minutes. Sides were completely forgotten and then showed up after we finished dinner. We had a 6:00 reservation and were attending an 8:00 show. We got to the show 15 minutes late.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belle
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The service sucked - we had to wolf our food down in order to make it to the show at the State Theater - even though our waiter asked when we sat down whether we were seeing a show that evening. Very small wine pours for $13/glass. Food was cold when we got it, like it had been sitting out for awhile. Way too expensive for the quality of the food and experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service,food had problems
    SmoothVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had a great server and the setting is nice. Unfortunately the beet salad and a side of Brussels sprouts were heavily treated with ? Lemon juice. A touch would have been nice but there was so much that it over rode any flavor subtlety. The meat dishes were excellent, desserts ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fabulous
    minimac
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My family loved the patio for Sunday morning brunch. The food, service & ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good
    Steveofoto1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Not sure why I had modest expectations. Perhaps because this restaurant is located in a hotel (Le Meridien). Sophisticated ambience, excellent service. Goose liver pate was great as was my 5 oz tenderloin. Inventive drinks, great desserts. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic menu
    downtowndiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    You can take you pick, and from the duck to the bison, to the ahi they don't miss a beat when it comes to new takes on standard proteins. Nice find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrated 17th Anniversary
    celebrating17
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We made a reservation that wasn't necessary because the restaurant was not busy when we arrived. We had informed them of our celebration and I was disappointed that it was not acknowledged by the staff. We sat on the patio, which was beautiful, but over tables because of a party smoking. I'm grateful we moved because later a group of teen girls from the hotel balcony were throwing food onto the restaurant patio, which was gross. Our food was pretty good. The baby kale salad was too vinegary for my taste, the spring rolls were bland, and the prawns were interesting. In hindsight, I would have skipped the salad and appetizers to order 2 plates of lamb chops. They were F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S!! We also had wine and dessert, which was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marin's
    DorothyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was great! Also, I appreciated the attentiveness of the waiter, Chase. The management at Marin's is great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NIce Outdoor patio
    Robert
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We sat out on the patio. This is a great outdoor location for summer dining. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    JiMBaLaYa
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Had a wonderful experience ... service was fantastic ... atmosphere was, as well ... the food was absolutely outstanding ... the next time we are in Minneapolis, we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved our server James!
    StPstylist
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Six of us had dinner at 4:30 on a Sunday to be able to be at the Orphium by 6:30 for a show. The atmosphere is beautiful! Our server James was very friendly, prompt, very knowledgeable and honest with his favorites on the menu. We all LOVED our food! (and James!) We loved it so much that we came back for dessert and wine after the show! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marin worth every penny
    100Years
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We chose Marin for a special occasion. We looked at the menu, and were highly intrigued. I liked the health information as well as concept of allowing the food to shine through naturally. We went in with high expectations and have to say Marin surpassed them. The Asparagus salad was absolutely amazing. Sturgeon was the special and one of our selections as well as the Salmon. Again, amazing flavors, beautifully plated! Portions were just right. We were satisfied, not stuffed, so had room for dessert. We recieved a great sample of pistachio ice cream along with the fudge, it just exploded with flavor. Service was pleasant, perfectly attentive and informative. We plan to return. Now... to find an excuse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Happyeater
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a fabulous meal. An extra benefit was this restaurant is located just across the street from the Orpheum. Perfect when attending a performance but worth going to eat here just for the great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    wowbadger
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Like fine dining should be. Presentation of items outstanding, wait staff very professional and made the experience memorable
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Marin was incredible. We had a large group with a pretty demanding set of requests. Marin did not disappoint. It exceeded our expectations. The service was exceptional and the food was great. The staff and the management are pros.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome food, place was dead
    LoveFood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went to Marin at 12:15PM on a weekday - the food and service were outstanding, but it's a big restaurant and was awkwardly quiet. I hope more people go there so Marin stays in business - the ambiance is cool and the food is awesome and I have always had great service...
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  • longest lunch ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Took two new clients for lunch. Food was fine but the server was inexperienced. I had to send back my first beverage order as it was horrid. Clients ordered desert and it took 30 minutes to come out. I liked the concept, but the food and serviced was not on par with the cost .
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  • Pre-Show dinner
    kegger
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife and I ordered a bottle of wine. The wrong wine was poured but our server was very apologetic and gracious about getting the correct bottle. The error did allow us to have a good comparison. The Kale salad was a bit acidic. the olive and artichoke flat bread and Ahi tuna were exceptional. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised by our first trip to Marin. Quite busy when we arrived due to the Theater traffic. The restaurant nearly emptied out just before. A good time for a reservation would be 7:30 or later. The food was excellent. We has 4 small plates and 4 entrees. Everyone like their food! I am astounding based upon the quality of food that this place was not busy all night! The Ramen, Snapper, Scallops and Duck were great! The Duck Steamed Buns and the Ahi Lettuce Wraps were also very good. My only complaint is the drink pricing comprised of over $100 of our bill. Why do specialty drinks have to cost so much in Minneapolis?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mary
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was excellent, server was excellent- I love the healthy food options! Happy hour prices for wine and beer were very inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before the theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We were a group of seven. Everything was outstanding except my fish the feature for the evening. It was so overcooked it was dry and hard but I had no time for it to be re-ordered and get to the play on time. I suspect they kept my dish warm while the other dishes were being cooked as the tuna and scallops others were having were cooked perfectly! Either get new heat lamps or undercook fish and let it "cook" under the heat lamps.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Nice try at authentic Nor Cal /MSP Fusion but left a lot to be desired. Lifeless plating Trader Joes flatbread dough. Humbolt Fog, Its Its they are trying but needs some pizzazz!
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  • Pre-theatre dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great small plates: tuna tartar & prawns. The scallops & Ahi tuna entrées were beautiful and melt-in-mouth excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marin on the patio
    3eateroutVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Our 2nd dining experience at Marin was on the patio, which is a great spot. Service was a bit off, as we had a nice but unknowledgeable bartender waiting on us. The food was basically good but a little overly concocted. The prices may have gone up since our initial time eating at Marin & seemed quite expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was our first time at Marin. Loved the small plate of salmon belly and pita with hummus. The flat breads and entries are also excellent. If you are in good sushi or fish in general, order ahi tuna.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate