I Love this little neighborhood
I Love this little neighborhood restaraunt! Always great food and very nice staff!!! I'll keep going back again and again!!!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birchs impresses us again!
Another great night at Birchs! It's our neighborhood Cheers! Friendly and gracious staff who pay special attention to detail! The chalkboard specials are always fabulous and fresh. The chef stays up on creating exciting memorable dishes. Restaurant small but cozy! Fresh oysters, Ahi Tuna, Cracker Crusted Walleye, and Fish Tacos were a few dishes our group chose! Don't miss out on the side of Brussels sprouts...amazing! Can't wait to go back!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. We were sitting
Great service. We were sitting by the door, and they asked us if we wanted to move to a better table.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had to alter our reservation
We had to alter our reservation time by 60 min. - it was not a problem. Great food, atmosphere, would go again !
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best burgers I've
One of the best burgers I've ever had! It was a filet and brisket burger topped with pork belly! Amazing! It was a special but they should put it on the menu stat! Our party of 4 all loved everything. Great service, fun vibe, and all different types and ages of people. You can tell Birchs appeals to younger, older, kids, date night, or quickie dinner! Their patio was opened and next time we will have to sit outside..nice atmosphere and burning gas fire pit. Thanks Birchs!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place - Hidden Gem
Menu is imagiantive and fresh. Food and service are terrific.
The value cannot be beat.
We keep coming back and can afford to go anywhere.We feel like family as do many of the regulars.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated a birthday with
Celebrated a birthday with a group of 7-- overall great experience. Food was delicious, service great and friendly.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great group dinner
Having a large party with children worked well here. Staff was knowledgable of the menu. Best event of the experience was receiving a call on our cell phone that our table was not going to be available right at our reservation time, but we could sit in the bar or arrive a few minutes late for our reservation. We were on our way so our party sat outside by the fire and chatted knowing the staff had us taken care of.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little restaurant
Menu is great. Good options and not over loaded. Had brussel sprouts as an app, and they were delicious. Food and service were very good overall. Small place, though, so make reservations. Highly recommended.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fourth time at Birchs. Great selection, quality and service!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
White table cloths, good food, reasonable prices and great service. Highly recommend Birchs. You can't go wrong with the back to basics "BuckHorn chicken", the seafood is also notable -- burgers are great.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Morel Mushroom Season!
Many dishes were highlighted with Morel Mushrooms!
Each dish was absolutely amazing!
We will go back and soon.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very intimate setting. Was there for my birthday with my husband. I had the fried chicken. The best I've had in a long time. Crispy & flavorful. Husband had a burger, said best burger he's had at a restaurant. Turns out they baste it with butter. It was a little pricey, but would go back on occasion.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Experience and Great Magic
My wife and I had a great time at Birch's. It was our first time to be there. The food was great and the atmosphere was romantic with the dim lights and candlelight. Suzanee the Magician really livened the place up. Every restaraunt should have a good magician like Suzanne. Although mife and I live in Texas whenever we come back to Minnesota I'm sure we will be sure to stop in and eat at Birch's. I would definately recommend them.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our fourth time at Birch's and it is so consistant that we decided to write a review. Birch's has a good atmosphere. It is loud at times. The quality and variety of the food is wonderful. The serve staff are friendly and attentitive! Definitely top notch!
We will be going back on a frequent basis and would recommend you go out of your way to try this place out at least one time. I think you will go back again. Great job Birch's!!!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the trip
Went there for our anniversary. Food was quite good. Had the roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, the grouper tacos, and the steak and eggs. All were delicious. Server was competent. The weather was perfect and we ate on the patio. We would go there again.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food In Long Lake
Dinned here quite a few times, never a disappointment.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go there often. It is the
We go there often. It is the best in our near location. Staff is friendly and service is excellent.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little spot
It looks underwhelming from the outside but don't let that sway you. We had a group of six dine on a Sat. night and it turned out great. Server was very attentive and knowledgeable, food was delicious (zucchini fries awesome!). You're not going to find molecular gastronomy here or oversized white plates with a tablespoon of an entree delicately placed in the center with a drizzle of some reduction dotting the plate. But you will find high quality, well prepared, great food. We lucked out as it was Saturday and Suzanne the magician (might recognize her from Gianni's) was there. For those skeptics who think it sounds cheesy, try it with a group. It was a lot of fun!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in Long Lake
I have been to Birchs a few times now. The food is consistently good and the specials keep getting better.
It's an amazing restaurant tucked in Long Lake. The fish tacos are delicious, the flatbread is wonderful and the veal bolognese is a family favorite. I would highly recommend Birch's to anyone.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food reasonably priced; great neighborhood gathering spot for drinks and dinner. Friendly staff.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Birchs several
We have been to Birchs several times.....first time for our friends and they loved it.....plan on returning many times in the future.
Food was delicious.......service was friendly and timely.....a good crowd is always present and adds to the experience....while we
did not eat outside on the patio, we think it would have been very enjoyable.....everyone enjoyed their wine and entrees .....we
all shared the double dipped french fries......out of this world tasty!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birch's...a quaint foodie joint
Birch's has become one of our favorite places to dine. A fun, chef driven menu that does not disappoint. Quaint, romantic, just love the vibe here. Although the wine list is small and moderate-expensive in price, there are a few good selections to be had.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first visit
I live in Wayzata. Work in Orono. I drive by everyday but have never been in Birch's. really enjoyed the lobster perusal. I forget the dessert name, banana cake, Caramel sauce and pieces of banana. Absolutely wonderful.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birch's was a little small. Easy to find. In a bit of an odd spot which is in a mall like setting. Good experience.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
OK, I suppose it's really Long Lake, right? But this is easily one of the best restaurants, if not THE best, in the Lake Minnetonka area. From the delicious flavorful food, to the helpful, humorous, happy servers, it's great. We have been renting lake houses in this area for the past few summers, and ALWAYS make sure to have several meals at Birch's. The breakfast is great (we'll be there Friday!) but even my picky-eater grandson enjoyed his custom-made pizza. My coho salmon special with sweet potato and fennel hash was delicate and savory. I need to try the chicken special, which always looks delicious, but I keep taking the special (they always sound so good, and live up to every expectation). You should go. Now. No, I mean it. Just go.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
They always come up with new specials that are great.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate outside. It was a little
We ate outside. It was a little crowded but it was a beautiful night so it was very enjoyable.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time I've had dinner at Birch's and it was just as good as the first. My friend and I shared the zucchini fries to start which were just as delicious as the first time. I had the Buckhorn special while my friend ordered the Walleye. Both were piping hot and fantastic. The portions are also very generous and we both had enough leftovers for lunch the following day. I love the neighborhood feel of the restaurant and intimate setting unlike the similarly named Burch in Uptown that is somewhat impersonal. I highly recommend this restaurant and intend to make it one of my go to spot's anytime I'm in the mood for great food!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Birchs. Wait staff is ALWAYS good and have never had a bad meal. We love the size and coziness of the restaurant
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Small Town Bistro
Dinner at Birch's was a pleasant surprise, with a nice line-up of draft beers along with a suitable variety of well-prepared dishes. We started with the Golden Beet Carpaccio for an appetizer, which looked great and tasted great with 3 types of thinly sliced beets. My date was very interested in their walleye, while I went with the short rib special over mashed potatoes that was very nicely prepared.
Service was prompt and efficient, and the propietor was quite attentive. We had a lovely evening and will return!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful First Experience
Heard that this place, Birchs in Long Lake, was good and decided to try it on the spur of the moment. Try it. The menu isn't huge but has something for everyone, excellent food, great service and value. We've added it to our list of where to go.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
First but not last
This was our first time to Birch's. It was great and we will definitely return. The atmosphere was inviting, intimate and very comfortable. The service was really friendly and knowledgeable. Food was excellent. The menu has straight forward combinations of flavors prepared extremely well and trending toward comfort food with a kick. Can't wait to tell friends.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff and food perfection, interesting takes on comfort foods, no architecture or chemistry, just competent yet imaginative results.
9/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, as always. Weather
Great food, as always. Weather was wonderful that evening so we sat outside on the patio. After dinner we moved to Adirondack chairs around the fire and had an additional glass of wine. Oftentimes the service there is subpar, to say the least. This trip we had a very nice, attentive staff team. Great improvement.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday half-priced bottle night!
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner and took advantage of a couple of great wine deals from the half-priced bottle list. The food was expertly prepared - shrimp casserole, popcorn chicken, salmon and scallops. WOW! All were a hit. I've never had such a delicious oven-made pasta dish as the shrimp. It had a great texture combo and wonderful, rich flavor. Outstanding all around, and the atmosphere was such a great break from the drizzle outside.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprise, surprise, surprise
We had never been to Birch's before. We took friends, who had been recently married, as a wedding gift. I was a little skeptical when we arrived to a small strip mall where the restaurant was located. The lot was packed which was.a good sign. Cute bar area that appears to be a local haunt. Cloth tops, and terry napkins made the place enhanced the look of the small establishment.
The food was excellent and the overall evening a hit. The newly marrieds enjoyed it too!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistency is such an important aspect of a good restaurant. I always have the meal that I was expecting when I go to Birchs. That statement doesn't sound exciting but there are too many times when I go to other restaurants that I leave feeling underwhelmed. Not at Birchs. What I love about their menu is that it fits many moods. If I want to have a higher end dinner, I can do that. If I want a burger and fries or fried chicken, I can do that too. Thank you Birchs for being a great restaurant and paying attention to the important details.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and atmosphere. The people who work at Birch's truly want patrons to have a good experience. It is intimate, relaxing and fun. Worth a long drive.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food; too many servers
Every part of our meal was excellent. The food was served hot, fresh and was unbelievable.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my girlfriend's parents
I took my girlfriend's parents out for an early Saturday dinner before the crowds hit about 6:30 and they were having to turn away walk-ins. Food was very nice, with a unique beef-shrimp hash, a very large veal Bolognese, and a slightly undercooked seared Scottish salmon. Decent selection of draft beers, including the Surly Furious I indulged in. Unsurpisingly, the by-the-glass wine selections were quite limited.
I really like the feel of this place. It is attractive and feels "energetic" even when it isn't full, probably because of the wooden bar area and flat-screen TVs. Wait staff is attentive if not polished, and the chef seems to enjoy experimenting with different types of dishes. We'll be back!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our third visit to Birch's and we will be back again. The food is consistently of high quality, and the service was again outstanding.
The wait staff is always well trained and friendly and they don't miss a beat.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice evening with a friend
The food was good, decent wine list, attentive server, I enjoy going to Birchs, if you can get a decent table, ours was great! I also enjoy the more unusual food combinations!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great as usual
Birch's is a chef driven restaurant with great service. It has been our favorite go to place in the western suburbs. The specials, wine, and beer change often, so there is always something new. Getting to know the servers has made each visit like a reunion.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited on a night when
We visited on a night when the Prairie Dog pop-up event was going on. What a great idea! We had a mix of Birch's menu along with a couple dogs. Good service and great atmosphere. Will go back again! When/where is the next pop up event for Prairie Dogs?
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the charm of this restaurant.
Loved the charm of this restaurant. it was cozy on a cold winter evening...exactly what we were looking for. We liked the menu and thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. I highly recommend this restaurant for just an evening out or for a special occasion. A great find!!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We like the small town feeI.
The restaurant was smaller then I thought it would be. It was more casual then it looked on line, which we liked. We were seated at our reservation time. The food was out standing.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal at Birchs. Great service, good ambiance and wonderful food.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super Sunday Celebration!
Sunday night at Birchs!
13 of us enjoyed an amazing evening of food, drink and conversation!
Our meals ranged from Burgers to Boar Chops! Each of us left with
food satisfaction! I personally had the Truffled Shrimp Casserole,
I had been told to try it and finally did...I know I will order this again!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is excellent and creative. Plenty of options. The place is smaller, but warmly decorated. Perfect for intimate dinner with loved one or small family. Very nice staff, good service. We've only been to dinner but bar is inviting...looks like it would be a great place to while away an afternoon. Decent local beer selection - a small selection but they chose well. We've had beef, seafood, chicken and vegetables. Everything was perfectly cooked and very tasty.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM