Mission American Kitchen & Bar
Mission American Kitchen & Bar

Mission American Kitchen & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.missionamerican.com/
  • Phone: 6123391000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed on Sundays (Private Event Bookings Available: Private dining rooms and the crystal court banquet facilities can accommodate parties from 15 to 100, and ample parking is available.)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy LaFond
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Mission American Kitchen & Bar offers 2 private dining rooms. One accommodating up to 15 guests, the other up to 60 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Samantha Menezes 6128753939
  • Special Events: Thank you for considering Mission American Kitchen and Bar for your next event. Mission offers private dining during lunch and dinner for all business and social occasions. Contact Samantha Menezes at 612-875-3939

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th & Marquette
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available 24 hours a day. Valet prices start at $11. IDS Center Ramp parking validated after 5pm.
A word from Mission American Kitchen & Bar
Urban energy meets style and comfort at Mission American Kitchen & Bar. This contemporary American Restaurant is located in the beautiful IDS Center in Downtown Minneapolis. New York Times hails Mission “Top choice for contemporary American comfort food, as well as the power lunch capital of Downtown Minneapolis.“

Floor to ceiling windows, intimate plush seating, exceptional service and an extensive wine collection make Mission the perfect dining locale. Destination diners, business travelers and guests will experience a fresh approach to cooking. Well-crafted flavor combinations break the mold of traditional restaurants. Fresh seafood, flavorful salads and all-natural meats are just a glimpse of what you can expect at this award-winning restaurant.
Half off bottles of wine on Tuesdays & Saturdays.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Mission American Kitchen & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (42)good for groups (24)fit for foodies (22)special occasion (19)notable wine list (11)romantic (9)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Best reasturant in town.
    MNatureboy
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great downtown restaurant! Vibrant atmosphere, amazing cuisine, awesome staff and very supportive of our wonderful community.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fairly Decent
    Kenz
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a group of 11 with 3 kids under the age of 3. The place is nice, the food was fine - but not over the top great or memorable. However our waitress was WONDERFUL. Attentive, friendly and very good with the little ones. We really appreciated that.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oops to Aahh
    Debra
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    After being seated promptly, we sat waiting for a server too long. A really nice and knowledgeable waiter rescued us (even though we were not officially in his service area). From then on, the evening was great... great wine suggestion from him and recommendations for food were spot-on. Food was artful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great business lunch
    ILikeFood
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Popular spot for business lunches for folks in the IDS Center, Wells Fargo building and surrounding buildings. Prompt service, attentive to water glasses, very friendly. My dining partner had been there many times, and said the kitchen staff has been willing to accommodate any food allergy or substitution she requested.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    In town for a family event and our hotel. Had a great meal, excellent service. Will go back next time in town.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    Codymh
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great and they were able to accommodate a good of 10 easily. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Food with a Twist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a great server; relaxed but informative and helpful. Food was good all around and the apps were unusual. Good selection of wines by the glass. Turns out that bottles of wine are 1/2 off on T & Sat. night and they can cork the bottle for you to take home. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I've been to Mission many times, and it's always been an enjoyable experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for business dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The walleye was delicious and the sea scallops were cooked exactly as ordered. Service was prompt.
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  • Needs work on service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My server, although very nice, was late with orders and food, forgot about a side order, and was absent for the most part. The intended one-hour lunch was delayed to about one and a half hours. With busy work schedules, Mission's service needs to be more quick and responsive.
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  • Excellent food/wine, great mood
    JL510
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We really enjoyed Mission American Kitchen & Bar! It was our first time to this restaurant. We had a group of 5 and made reservations easily for Saturday night that morning. We wanted something within walking distance of the Orpheum, great location. Food was excellent! They have 50% off wine bottles on Wed and Sat nights and great wine list too! Food was priced well, tasted fresh. Great relaxing environment but also nice for a smaller group as well. We would definitely recommend Mission and will go back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty!
    ImpresarioVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great jicama grilled fruit salad. I added shrimp. Tables were close but still a lot of privacy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Minneapolis restaurant
    MikeS
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is mostly a business lunch place, which is a shame because the food is excellent for romantic dining and even family friendly. I eat here whenever I am in town. The menu varies, but I have never gone wrong. One of my favorites is the gazpacho soup. Fish dishes are excellent, particularly blackened salmon. Prime rib is always done perfectly, and you have never had such excellent pork chops. Try the bacon mac and cheese - great for the kids too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Ahi Tuna Special
    Prince
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our server recommended the ahi tuna special as being incredibly memorable - like butter! And she was right. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Delicious. Very generous portion - exactly as described.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service, Limited Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We chose this spot because of the menu linked on Open Table and walking distance to an 8:00 concert. We waited 45 minutes to have our order taken and for our wine to arrive. We were not in the mood for a multi-course, extravagant, a la carte style dinner which was the only offering. We were seriously misled by the posted menu which showed great choices for a group sharing pre-show appetizers and drinks. We decided to order simple salads and 2 bottles of wine thinking that couldn't possibly take as long as full entrees. We were wrong. The inattentive service and excruciatingly slow kitchen caused us to miss Paul McCartney's opening song. We specifically mentioned we had a hard stop. If you're going to charge 5 star prices, GET IT TOGETHER.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambiance, ok food.
    Mcjohnson
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was great, ambiance was welcoming, but the food was extremely salty - literally the only flavor we could taste. For a higher priced American style fair, we expected the food to be much better. There are other spots in downtown that deliver a lot better food for the same price.
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  • Where was everyone?
    TulsaTraveler
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    For a Saturday night there must not have been more than 2 or 3 tables of diners. We were the only people sitting outside that evening at a table on the street on a beautiful summer night. My husband enjoyed his prime rib but my Walleye was definitely on the fishy side. Our server was delightful and I did not mention the problem with the fish. For there to be so few people eating there really made us wonder what the problem was.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • great lunch spot
    tomgVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Mission consistently hits the mark, delivering good food and delightful service. A great go-to spot for business and social lunches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 590 reviews are from the Mission American Kitchen & Bar reviews archive.
  • Great food, strange atmosphere
    Lize217
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Randomly ended up here on date night after driving from the suburbs. Walked in and felt like I was in a hotel restaurant. The decor and atmosphere was lacking and we almost didn't order. Just seems a bit outdated. I'm glad we did order though because the food was all wonderful. It is very pricey although the portions are good sized. Would recommend for a romantic dinner or work function. Again, everything was delicious and we were overall pleased with the service and selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not bring clients
    cleakateVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I made a reservation for three people--this was a business lunch and they sat us in a semi-circle bench that resulted in 3 adults' knees bumping. I requested something else but it was not until 20 minutes into our lunch did they give us an option to move. There were multiple 4 tops with two people in front of us too. I will not return here. They get business because they are downtown and in the skyway but not worth it. I will find better places.
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  • Meh
    HungrybobVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food good but not great. Most offerings too heavy for my taste. Very good wine recommended by wait staff. Wait staff indifferent and inattentive, despite the place being nearly empty (weekday evening 7PM table) Wait staff couldn't find a manager to validate my parking.
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  • Love 1/2 Price Wine on Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It's the only place I know in the Twin Cities where you can get half-price wine on a Saturday. Great to split small plates with friends, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food & Service was disappointing...
    kayleew
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We brought clients, and our food was cold, the service was very slow and one of our guests did not receive what she ordered. It was very disappointing, especially as Mission is expensive.
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  • We were visiting from CT
    JohnMicheleCT
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    A relative recommended Mission and we went for apps and wine early Saturday evening. Our server was helpful and attentive with that Midwest friendliness. Crab Bonaparte and cold seafood saffron salad were especially good and the truffle wontons with malt vinegar dipping sauce is a great flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I became violently ill.
    NeverAgainVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    After eating the walleye I became violently ill at work. When I reported the situation to the restaurant, the person I spoke to refused to believe it was from their restaurant.
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  • Get more than you pay for
    jkirk1626
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Every item I saw on the lunch menu was less than $20. I got more value than I paid for in terms of the quality of food, the amount of food, the service, decor, and location in the middle of downtown a mere 2 blocks from Minneapolis' one and only train. Especially from the staff, you're getting your money's worth. The staff was welcoming and accommodating. Our waitress struck the perfect balance between attentiveness and discretion. The decor, service and clientele were professional. If you're dressed professionally, you'll blend in better than wearing a backpack, jeans, shorts or sneakers. That was my experience on a Monday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not too happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I had eaten here once before for lunch and really liked it. But this time...I had a 1 pm lunch reservation with a friend whom I hadn't seen for a while, so we had a lot of catching up to do. We ordered appetizer, entree and dessert. By about 1:30, we started feeling rushed because the staff was moving tables around us and putting them against the wall. We were staring at an empty space. When we asked, they said they were preparing for an Ameritrade private party that evening. Well, we were there at that moment, at a reasonable time for lunch, and the restaurant should have considered the ambiance that we had too.
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  • Hot spot for "the suits"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Mission is a popular attraction for lawyers and business people, especially during the lunch hour. But it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Lunch
    Blondie
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I have a client whose office is in the IDS Center. Mission is a nice location for business lunches. I do wish, and this is not just at Mission, that the menu was a little more balanced with some good old favorites, made the way they were 20 years ago.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, gorgeous space
    Kat14
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Had a great romanitc dinner for two iat the beautiful resturant. We were seated in a cozy round booth -- the perfect spot for a romantic evening. I had the halibut. It was prepared perfectly with just the right amount of crust on the edges. The service size was HUGE. I couln't finish it. The risotto was creamy and the mango salsa fresh and tangy. My husband loved the short rib simmered in Guiness. Our server was attentive but not bothersome. Wine list was good, most of the options were pricy, but plenty of good lower priced items as well.
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    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Ordinarily excellent, this time the brisket for lunch was very bad.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service makes the difference
    lovechicago
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had an excellent server who led us through the menu and we had a perfect meal. Pairing the perfect wine with well prepared food made the experience perfect. The short ribs, chili infused muscles, and salmon were enjoyed by everyone at the table. One larger group with a very loud woman was the only distraction to the overall experience. Highly recommend this restaurant if you enjoy well prepared, high grade food.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Discovery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We booked a table here for dinner with International students. We had never been there, but chose it because it was walking distance from the hotel and the menu seemed to have enough options. We were all delighted with the choice. The appetizer portions were very large - we ordered the ceviche, shrimp and Brie, which was more than enough for the 6 of us. It was nice that sides were part of the entrees and not something we needed to order separately. Everyone enjoyed their fish and the sides complemented each. The only disappointment was the gnocchi that accompanied the pork shops. Neither of the two students that ordered it felt that it added anything to the dish. Desserts were also very large and could be shared. We will return.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I ordered the Red Velet cake
    MalGal
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    I ordered the Red Velet cake for dessert. It wasn't very good, but the waitress comped the cake, so that was nice. The bread was amazing. And my steak was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two of us got the open face
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Two of us got the open face brisket sand which and it was completely flavorless and dry. We told the server and he was apologetic and took both off the menu. The house salad dressing was also totally flavorless. The appetizer, truffle cream cheese wontons, were tasty but had little to no cream cheese inside, which was peculiar. The red velvet cake was dry. We maybe were there on a bad day, but so many of the things our party ordered were bland. The service was very good and courteous, though, on the bright side. However, I doubt we willbe back.
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  • Good food and great price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Good food and great price for business lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had the meatloaf and it
    JMGK
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I had the meatloaf and it was terrible. Dry, dull, so bad it was rather shocking at a restaurant of this type and price range. My business companion had the salmon and it seemed ok.
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  • Great downtown lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I like salads for lunch and they always have really good salads in plentiful portions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience,Gluten free option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My husband and I had planned a date night away from our son and we're looking for a place with great steaks, seafood, and other options. This place was wonderful! We had put on our reservation that we needed GF options and they had so many options to choose from! They had lamb, steak, salmon, and many other meat options along with mashed potatoes, polenta, and other options and sides that were GF. I was not used to having so many options to choose from. Food, wine and service was great. I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Experience
    Harmsie
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Appetizers tried were the truffle baked brie with a honey glazed arugula and the seafood ceviche. The brie was absolutely the creamiest and tastiest I've had--loved the truffle oil crust. My husband had the ceviche and thought it wasn't as spicy as he normally likes, but enjoyed the mix of flavors anyway. The entrees, recommended by our server, were also delicious. The plum braised lamb shank was fall-off-the-bone tender and tasty. Hubby had the roasted halibut which he felt was as good as the fresh ones he's had in Alaska! The bacon macaroni and cheese and the chinese green beans were tasty as well. Topped it all off with the creme brulee and salted caramel coffee. YUM! Service: OUTSTANDING!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.