Probably should have figured this out on my own based on the name of the soup, but the spicy sausage soup almost burned my mouth off. I couldn't eat it during my meeting because it was making me literally choke. The bread basket sat empty, so I just stopped eating the soup. I guess the moral of the story is that if this restaurant says spicy, they mean it. I have had numerous other very pleasant experiences at this establishment.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Good food and fast for lunch
Been here several times at lunch with Co workers, always very fast and great food. Dinner was also very good... not much of a crowd on a sat night at 7... but service and food would both bring us back
2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a special date
Very good restaurant in the IDS building
Food was wonderful
Waiter was able to give great recommendations on wine.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mission Fills A Void in Minneapolis
There is a place for a very good restaurant that serves very good comfort food, in an excellent atmosphere, by a highly trained staff, managed by a great general manager. Mission Kitchen and Bar is that restaurant in the twin cities. Anoosh Ansari is the best restauranteur in Minnesota, he has single handedly improved the food scene in Minneapolis, through several of his varied restaurants. His attention to details is paying off in this very good restaurant.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was excellent - and
Service was excellent - and our server had a radiant smile that made our day!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have always enjoyed Mission
Have always enjoyed Mission for lunch so thought we would try for dinner. The food did not disappoint - it was delicious but the restaurant was only a third filled so it felt kind of lonely for a Saturday night.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding!
The food was outstanding! The portions were generous, well plated and very flavorful. The staff was attentive without making us feel rushed. We requested a quiet table so were seated in a large booth as far away from the bar as possible..perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was awesome and service was impeccable! What a great find!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
1/2 price Wine Bottles on
1/2 price Wine Bottles on Tuesday and Saturday!
The food was good, not outstanding. I found the Lobster Stuffed Sole a bit disappointing; since it was rolled, the sole was a bit overcooked and the interior was not really hot. The lobster garnishing the plate was lukewarm as well. The green beans could have used another minute or two as they were more raw than cooked al-dente. We also had the Prime Rib. It was very good, although nothing special.
For dessert we split the Bread Pudding. Very large portion! Again, it was good, just nothing special. I thought there was too much sauce, particularly chocolate. It was unevenly reheated. There were a few cold spots.
Service was outstanding!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative and accommodating
Menu was creative and interesting. Ambiance was very nice. They were very accommodating to my special requests. I would definitely go again.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice birthday dinner
Five of us went for a birthday dinner on a Saturday night. Our server was very friendly and gave us great service. The filet was excellent. We ordered key lime pie and strawberry ice cream to share and ended up ordering a second helping of each because they were so good. We will go back again.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a work lunch, management VERY attentive. Food is excellent.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great dinner at Mission!
Mission never fails to deliver! The staff is wonderful, the food is absolutely amazing (had the mac n' cheese on recommendation from our server and WOW!), especially their deviled eggs, love that they offer them as an appetizer. Saturday nights are half price bottles of wine, no restrictions! We absolutely love Mission and can't say enough good things about this restaurant!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friday Fun Spot
We had a birthday celebration at Mission. The service was outstanding...never once did a glass go empty and the waiter paid close attention to us as well as the other tables in his station. Food was very, very good. There was even something vegan there for our birthday guy to feast on. The omlette of the day is very popular and such good comfort food. It is definitely easy to get in/out if you have 1 hour for lunch.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have never been disappointed when dining there - - the service, the staff, everyone is so gracious. When referring guests, they all have returned with nothing but the highest comments. Kudos to Mission!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mission is always a great choice for lunch ... convenient location, prompt seating and service, and delicious menu choices. I've been here for happy hour and dinner, and both were well worth coming back again and again.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't say enough about how good this place was. Excellent in every category!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have always had great food and service at Mission, and except for the desserts, this visit was no different. Our server was outstanding with our group, deviled eggs and homemade chips are always a hit and the half price wine night was a delightful surprise. When dining with Mission "newbies" we always boast about the Red Velvet cake. We ordered 2 and were incredibly disappointed in how dry both the cake and the frosting were. We also ordered a scoop of each of the 4 homemade ice creams and, with 8 of us at the table, they went unfinished. I don't know if you have a new pastry chef or what, but those bad endings left all of us with a little disappointed.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
scallop and shrimp scampi
I eat a lot of pasta but this is now my absolute favorite! So fresh and delicious! There were 4 of us and all ha different but fabulous meals. We ate outside to enjoy the beautiful evening but the construction noise from down the street was awful. Can't beloved they were still working at 8:00 pm on a Friday!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
When I'm in town for work I make a point of stopping by Mission. I haven't had an appetizer or entree that I haven't liked. Noise level and business varies, but it's always nice. And I love half price wine nights!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are become frequent flyers at the Mission Kitchen & Bar. Whether it's catching a late lunch while working downtown, enjoying a romantic dinner while staying at the nearby Marquette Hotel, or celebrating with close friends, it has something for everyone. Our party of four this weekend loved that bottles of wine were half price on a Saturday night. We enjoyed the duck confit, pan fried walleye, slow cooked prime rib, and tender short ribs, as well as fine service and a friendly, yet elegant ambience.
We'll definitely be returning!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Downtown Dining
We had a wonderful dinner at Mission. Service was excellent. Our waitress paid very good attention to us, with good wine and food recommendations. I had the seared scallops and my wife had the walleye - both very very good. I'd highly recommend Mission to anyone.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent choice for special event
Our family flew in from all over the country to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday. We were staying at the Grand Hotel, so I was looking for a restaurant within walking distance. I couldn't have selected a better place! Everyone ordered something different and were all happy the food. Our server was great! Very attentive and personable. We will go back next time we are in town.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent for Work Lunch Mtgs
Perfect location for meeting with clients. Great food and service!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellence in Quality/Service
We lunch frequently at Mission and have never been disappointed. Food quality, presentation and service are top shelf!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Well prepared
Mission always delivers well-prepared good food. The menu offers a nice variety and should appeal to many people. It's a vibrant scene at lunch and often the place to be. The well-prepared tasty food is one reason why its so busy.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, convenient, requested
great food, convenient, requested the court side seating and they did not have it reserved, but other than that, great experience
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Mission is one of my favorite
The Mission is one of my favorite places to bring clients for lunch meetings. I love the steak salad and the specials are always amazing. The servers are professional, personable and willing to share recommendations when asked. If looking for a way to impress a client, this is the place to bring them.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was FANTASTIC. The
The food was FANTASTIC. The other staff assisting our waitress went above and beyond - they were very attentive.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, personal service
Our server was highly skilled, witty, attentive and extremely accommodating. One member of our party has several serious food allergies which were creatively and cheerfully dealt with by our server and the chef. All of his recommendations were spot on - particularly, the key lime pie for dessert. The menu is American, but nicely done throughout. The seared scallops with risotto, fried oyster salad and beef shortribs were all delicious. We will definitely dine here again!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out with friends
Very nice experience - out with friends for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food. My prime rib was generous, but tough. The service was good, but inconsistent - interupting conversations or too brusque, not allowing for questions. Our table was too small for four diners - our plates were constantly being moved to accomodate the lack of space. I make reservations for business lunches and have chosen this restaurant on several occasions. The restaurant is lovely and I would definitely go there again as well as continue to direct executive lunches there.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truffle Cream Cheese Wontons Rock!
The food, drinks and service were all great. The truffle cream cheese wontons are a must-try appetizer. I'll definitely go back the next time I'm in Minneapolis.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Low key place on Sat night
Did not know the restaurant was mostly know for the business crowd, therefore surprised to see the place so empty on a Saturday night. Luckily, bottles of wines were 1/2 price along with delicious food.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Impress A Client Here
After my group from work came here while in town with a client, I brought my spouse back for a night out. Both visits were top-notch. On the group night we shared lots of seafood and comfort food appetizers, and a variety of entrees. We had a multicultural party and everyone found something they liked on the menu. On the 2nd visit my spouse had a steak that came out a little more rare than was ordered, but after we mentioned it to the staff it was promptly fixed, and perfectly done after that. My entree was a pork chop loin served with gnocchi and bits of bacon. After a great seafood experience (roasted halibut) on the group outing, the pork entree was another delicious choice.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, attentive staff and amazing food!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good place to go
We went to Mission with a group of 6. The food and service were very good. The noise was somewhat loud but we were able to have a table conversation and had a good time. I will go there again and recommend to others.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I dined with our two granddaughters, ages 7 and 9, on a Friday evening. The hostess seated us in a quiet and more private area that made the dining experience very pleasant. Our waiter was exceptional, and he was most helpful in accommodating our granddaughters needs. He made the evening very special for all of us. Quite frankly, I don't recall ever being served by anyone that was more accommodating.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Business Lunch Hotspot
This is a great place for lunch in downtown Minneapolis. It's centrally located with good parking, the food is very good, and the service is great. The menu has something for everyone.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meal at Mission
Our meal at Mission was pretty good and the service was great. Our waiter was very attentive and receptive to our needs as a group.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a nice dinner with
We had a nice dinner with our children, age 8 and 11. Our server was very nice and attentive. I was a little surprised that they had same day availability on a Saturday night, however, given that they have a great location. The only reason for this that I could think of is the food. It wasn't bad, just not very memorable. The Caesar salad had some watered down dressing. I felt the same way with the Guinness Braised beef short ribs. It looked great, but it was just lacking this depth of flavor that one would expect with a dish like this. My wife did like her halibut.
Overall, it was good, but just lacked that something really special in the food that would make us want to return.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best birthday night out!
We celebrated my husbands birthday at Mission American Kitchen recently and had a FANTASTIC time. I highly recommend this restaurant for several reasons: the staff was exemplary, the chef came to our table to greet us and wish my husband happy birthday and the food was delicious - just as it was the last time we were there. It is consistantly a wonderful place to dine. Thanks MAK!
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easy in and out. Used Valet
Easy in and out. Used Valet parking, The food is very good, with excellent service.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM