Incredible Food and Great Value
For value and great food along with attentive service one cannot beat the French Meadow Bakery Cafe. The menu is always varied and interesting and never disappoints. We love this place!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual but very friendly
We had a great time. It was a little noisy, but not so much that you couldn't talk over it. The food was excellent, and the service was very helpful but not intrusive.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yum Yum :)
Love French Meadow! Food is always great and the deserts are amazing! One of the best Gluten Free places around.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The cafe was a good place
The cafe was a good place to spend an evening with our family the food was good and the ambiance was very good, I would recommend this resteraunt.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service are always
Food and service are always good, we split the mussels and crab cakes, highly recommended.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Eclectic & Delicious
Wonderful selections for vegan, gluten free & everyone else! Best selection & tasting desserts I've had since being diagnosed gluten intolerant! Already verbally recommended it. Will be back.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic uptown gem
Great food and wonderful ambiance. I love this place!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu is wonderful and the food delicious. It's a small place and the tables were tight but vibrant enough that I didn't feel as though our conversation was flowing into anyone elses space. The halibut was a bit overcooked and I told the server. She notified the kitchen and they corrected the mistake going forward and gave me 20% off my meal - which I thought was fair since I ate it anyway.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice before theatre fare
We always eat here when we go to the Theatre Garage performances. It's close and you can get reservations and it has organic food!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was aware of French Meadow Cafe as a bakery but didn't know they served meals as well. Had my first dinner there the other night and the food and service were excellent. Would recommend this to anyone looking for good, reasonably-priced meals. Also has a nice atmosphere, beer and wine selection.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
vegan and organics
The food was amazing both for our vegan family members and the rest of our group. Thank you who much.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great organic restaurant with
Great organic restaurant with lots of gluten free options. Awesome desserts too.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. Very
The food was excellent. Very fresh and made with seasonal vegetables. The vegan specials are always wonderful. The music was quite loud and incongruent with the atmosphere. It was very difficult to have conversation at our table. The service was fair. We got our drinks right away but it took our server about 20 minutes to take our order. We had to ask for some bread and butter which should come right away and we had to flag down a server several times for water refills.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect for all occasions!
French Meadow is the quintessential Minneapolis establishment, taking what could be standard and boring American cuisine and inverting it with grass-fed meat and creative concoctions friendly for all diets.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vegan is not an add on.
French meadow serves many vegan items in many categories. A vegan could dine here several times without repeating any item from the menu!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining experience
The French Meadow Cafe was a great experience. I was a first timer but it was recommended to me and it was better then I expected. Food is fantastic, healthy and great service!
I would definitely recommend the French Meadow Cafe to everyone!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, slow service
The food was fantastic! As a vegan, it was a dream to have options while my omnivore parents did too!
Unfortunately our waitress was kind of inattentive! She took forever to get us everything we ordered. That being said, the water servers were fantastic!
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleased My Vegan Cousin
We were pleased with the menu choices, fitting both vegan and non. My cousin loved the curry, and said he could eat it every couple of weeks regularly. My husband and I enjoyed our chicken and garlic mashed potatoes, deeming them better than Buca's. And the asparagus was perfect! The outdoor seating was pleasant, as long as one doesn't mind steady foot traffic while one eats. Though it was busy, we didn't notice other diners, and in general, enjoyed out evening. I've been here before for breakfast and lunch, and I'm sure now we'll return for dinner too,
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner was very tasty and the kitchen is always very accommodating if we have a special request. For example, the soft shell tacos can be ordered with tempeh if you are vegetarian. The tempeh is really delicious as are the tacos overall. They are very filling too.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Gluten Free Options
The GF options were fantastic. Can eat there multiple times w/out repeating entrees.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
the meadow is still lovely
This is our third time to the French Meadow, which is a lot, since we rarely eat out. It checks all boxes for us, but the main reason to revisit is the freshness, beauty, and taste of the food. If we're going to spend a decent amount of money going out, we want to know we'll be eating quality food. Good on ya!
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
All of our entrees were so fresh and flavorful. The only negative of our experience was that we waited and waited at the bakery counter to buy some desserts to go, and nobody stopped to help us (despite the 3+ staff behind the counter). We eventually left and bought dessert elsewhere.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great vegan breakfast and desserts
Delicious vegan breakfasts, amazing chocolate sea salt cookies, tarts, cakes and other beautiful vegan desserts.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved food, service, too loud music
Love the overflow seating in the Bluestem next door, wow, same great food and best service ever! And even better because the background music was lower. My mom has hearing aids and we could not shout loud enough to hear over the background music at French Meadow, indoors or out on patio.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
In a word - FABULOUS!!!! This
In a word - FABULOUS!!!! This is one of my must go to places when in Minneapolis. They have something for everyone and are always willing to work with dietary restrictions. The food and service are always excellent!!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for our anniversary dinner and were not disappointed. We ate outside on the cute little patio. The service was impeccable and very friendly. Food is not overpriced, especially for the quality. Very homemade. Chocolate souffle is to die for.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
new FMC !
This isn't the French Meadow I went to a year ago... they have grown in size! The outdoor experience is a little more amazing and private. The indoor bar experience has increased from good to great. The food is always amazing! YUM. You have to go see what they have done!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is my favorite place and special for every occasion, excellent choice!
Food, service, location, etc ...
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner....usually go for breakfast
I LOVE their breakfast and could eat it at anytime. Had lunch there as well and enjoyed eating out on the front sidewalk. This was first time for dinner. The food was great and service was very good.. The only advice I'd give if you are planning on dinner is if you are going to connect with an old friend, it is an energetic loud environment in the evening so you find you are having to repeat yourself and shout across the table. Not at all the ambience during the earlier hours.
I wouldn't go for dinner again unless I ate in the Bluestem area where there is a lower volume and a bit more privacy. Certainly great offerings for dinner menu though..
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time I had eaten at the French Meadow in the evening. I have eaten there many times for breakfast and brunch. The wait staff was excellent...left a larger than average tip (I waited tables in my day so standard tip for me is 20%...25-30% for really great service)...she received 30%. The food was wonderful...loved the chips, and the chicken dish. An all around very pleasant dining experience with one exception. The noise levels in the front of the cafe were sometimes deafening...will request seating in the back booths next time.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite hangout with great food
I have loved French Meadow for 20 years and I'm amazed that the food has gotten even better over the years. Great organic treats and really good coffee, and the Miso Salmon is THE BEST I've had - as good as the really pricey restaurants in town. Especially enjoy the staff - warm and friendly without being intrusive.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful find for difficult diets!
I eat soy and dairy free. My husband is gluten free. Going out to eat can be a hassle, but French meadows natural, organic cooking made it simple. And it was delicious! Their service was amazing as well. Our daughters chose to be adventurous and ordered something out of their norm. The waitress noticed they weren't eating it and comped the item (and a dessert) and brought them something else to their liking. We will definitely return!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another good dinner
French Meadow has turned into a consistent "We really want a nice place for our date" place for us. The food is always worth the money, the service is great, and it's generally pretty quiet. We like going out other trendy and equally priced places for date night, but French Meadow is one of the few places we always return to.
I was especially pleased with the service this time because I requested the quietest area possible. There are some noisier areas of the restaurant, and they followed my request. Their miso salmon was stellar as usual, and the wine flights were a fun new touch for us. Well done, FM!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a good foodie friend here for dinner. We enjoyed both of our entrees and the hearty bread accompaniment. The curried squash soup was excellent; we split it as a forecourse and could have fought over it if we were not such good friends. Good beer selection as well. Our server was prompt and attentive but not intrusive. She also helped my friend to make a great entree choice (the Rachael sandwich). My ravioli was excellent and delightful to savor my way through. It's a busy place but we never felt rushed and enjoyed a wonderful time of conversing about life.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM