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130 Warwick St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Signature Cafe Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
American, Vegetarian / Vegan
Cafe, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
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Casual dining with great food and great wine to accent your experience.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Diners' Choice Winner
Signature Cafe -
Best Restaurants in Prospect Park
We are constantly amazed at this
little gem of a place. The food is delicious, presented well and since it is a small place the noise level is low, a good thing for my husband who is hard of hearing. We can actually have a conversation without yelling just to be heard a cross the table. We would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed a unique choice of menu items grown on local farms. With each meal they serve they turn around donate to feed a person in need. Amazing!!!!"
Dined on 6/25/2014
Nice little spot, cozy and food
was good. Waitperson was attentive and friendly."
Dined on 6/25/2014
Very creative meals, delicious
combinations. Because this is a very small-scale restaurant our only disappointment was some of the foods were sold-out before our 7:30 reservation. Guess we'll just have to go back!"
Dined on 6/14/2014
Food just didn't make the grade.
An onion soup that was sour, potatoes rosti were tater tots, rosotto bland and overcooked. I must say the carrots and duck was good. One chardonnay on the wine list was from Bulgaria and was described to us as on the sweet side. With a revamp of the menu this could be a fun neighborhood place, even has a nice patio on the side."
Dined on 6/14/2014
The food reflected creative
pairings, with excellent flavors. The short ribs were very stringy and tough but tasted so good I didn't complain. Wines were excellent. They were able to easily accommodate gluten and dairy restricted diets."
Dined on 6/12/2014
The Signature has been around for
awhile, but it's been under new ownership of a couple years now. I love this little restaurant for exactly what it is: a charming neighborhood bistro with an excellent kitchen. We sat outside on the patio, shared a bottle of wine and three different entrees. A most pleasant evening. Great service, too: friendly, knowledgeable, appropriately attentive. "
Dined on 5/29/2014
This place defines the term.
Tucked away on a quiet residential street with a wonderful outdoor patio. Food never disappoints. Friendly service & very community oriented. Risotto & pasta daily specials are always good. Pot roast is a signature dish. "
Dined on 5/29/2014
I'm always looking for a nice
patio and a menu that is perfect for lunch. Signature accomplishes both and I highly recommend it for business or just catching up with friends."
Dined on 5/28/2014
Building on great neighborhood
tradition, Derek and the staff have enhanced the ambiance and the meal offering.. Service is extraordinary. This is one of the Twin Cities secret gems hidden away on a residential street in Prospect Park, yet close to great freeway access. There is lot a creativity in the menu and meal preparation and detail that will appeal to just about everyone. Their special events including wine tastings and wine dinners are really great fun, as well as being very educational and a great value. Signature's is a place to return again and again. "
Dined on 5/20/2014
First time for lunch at Signature
Café. It was a wonderful lunch treat. Great food (had the specials) and service was excellant. Servers timing was perfect."
Dined on 5/14/2014
We loved the food for the Sunday
Mother's Day brunch and so appreciated the attention to yummy gluten-free options. Everything was very tasty and a real treat. However, we were there for 2 and 1/2 hours. That's nice and relaxing if you're planning for it. But it cut more than an hour off the time I got to spend with my son following our meal. Our waitress was very friendly but too friendly, standing and talking to us too long. If you want to stay in business you must cut down the service time."
Dined on 5/11/2014
I'd only recommend it for the
food. After waiting for coffee and having to ask for it a couple times, our server stood there in front of us and told us about his oh so busy evening the night before and how his bus trip took two hours and blah blah blah. This was after he claimed that he "spaced out" on placing my order and laughed about it. Then he told us how he was busy, when there were only three other patrons. Heaven forbid they actually were busy. Step up the service and we'll think about coming back. Also, my husband and I couldn't help but notice the huge spiderweb in the window, on the inside."
Dined on 4/27/2014
The brunch was delicious and the
restaurant is charming. We especially liked the music!"
Dined on 5/3/2014
Moderately priced meals with very
fresh and locally sourced food. Nice assortment of good home cooking and some niche and/or gluten free entre's. "
Dined on 5/2/2014
We had a beautiful Easter brunch
at Signatures Cafe. As a diabetes educator I appreciated the healthy food choices and the quality ingredients. I also liked that they served appropriate serving sizes. Our waitress told us we could have more of each course (at no additional cost as part of the brunch) but we all felt like we really didn't need it. It was a great dining experience. I can't wait to go back! "
Dined on 4/20/2014
We picked the Signature Cafe for
the Dine Out For Life event recently. It had been years since I had been there. It's a very lovely, simple place. The menu isn't huge (maybe a dozen main dishes), but there seemed to be something for everyone. I had the pot roast this time which actually fell a little flat. There wasn't much seasoning and it was a little dry (even with the provided au jus). But the roasted vegis and garlic mashed were excellent. The chicken pasta dish went over well. We'd go back to try a few more things, plus to check out the patio when it's warmer. Just a great little spot in the middle of a quiet neighborhood."
Dined on 4/24/2014
Excellent, consistent food.
Service was outstanding as I have always found it to be. How the chef can consistently cook the scallops so they are always tender and flavorful is beyond me! Best I have ever had. My son had the pasta special with scallops and he doesn't even like scallops. He loves them at Signature. We had the pulled pork flatbread appetizer which was also excellent as was the flourless Chocolate Cake. We come here often and have never had a complaint of any sort. Love Signature Cafe! We even made new friends with the couple at the next table - they had the scallops also and raved. "
Dined on 4/21/2014
My partner and I had a great time
the portions of the family style were stingy but very very good."
Dined on 4/20/2014
Great restaurant. You can carry on
a conversation and enjoy a delicious meal at the same time."
Dined on 4/19/2014
This was my second visit to
Signature for lunch. Although my chicken sandwich and salad combo was good, it wasn't anything special; my lunch companion felt the same about his crab cake. The restaurant seemed very low on energy and needs a boost of spring zing. Only three tables were filled over the lunch hour and I am wondering if others are feeling the same lack of special zest and thus not returning. Would love to see this place succeed and hope that it can revitalize so that more people can enjoy it."
Dined on 4/15/2014
Great place for a Sunday Brunch.
Our server was very attentive, food was excellent and the background music was just "jazzy" enough for a wonderful dining experience for a Sunday morning."
Dined on 4/13/2014
I really appreciate the eco &
local concept behind Signature and I'm excited to try more from their menu. I'd love to try their patio in the summer. It was a little bit on the quiet side, but I did appreciate the personal service!"
Dined on 4/11/2014
My husband and I went for dinner
at Signature Cafe. The food was awesome. Michael had the ribs which were cooked with such flavor and the vegies were great. I had the Rossito with Salmon. Loved how the salmon was cooked and it was perfect. Rossito alone was yummy. We then had the Bread Pudding. Topped off our night. Our server made our evening lovely. Can't wait to return."
Dined on 4/11/2014
Nice ambiance when we arrived
(white linens, wood, attentive server) but disappointed with the fare. Small portions for the price and nothing "popped" in terms of flavor. The cafe's "Signature 5-onion soup" was explained as "sweeter than French Onion." It was actually on the sour side with no driving flavor. Greek salad : bagged greens with kalamata & feta. No other veggies. Server defended it by saying "we use REALLY GOOD kalamata olives, though." Caesar salad - bland. Could have made both of these at home and not paid $10 each. Strange, runny tart hummus. Pulled pork sandwich: tasty, but we avoid wheat. It would have been good on greens, but the restaurant does not accommodate substitutions other than the type of bun or wrap."
Dined on 4/2/2014
I was a little worried about how
small the family style brunch servings were at first...they were all beautiful and very tasty - but tiny. It tuned out that I was actually too full to enjoy the last course! My husband benefitted. :-) Lovely brunch - gorgeous presentation."
Dined on 3/30/2014
A fun unique place to go. Lovely
fresh food selections. Excellent Chicken Marasala. Wish they had more local wines."
Dined on 3/22/2014
Trying to find an independent
restaurant with good food that is conveniently in-between the two downtowns? Look no further than this small restaurant on a residential street with easy access from I-94 or Hwy 280. Nicely prepared scallops, great roasted vegies and warm bread made for a delicious meal on a blustery night. Reasonably priced wine list, too."
Dined on 3/15/2014
Had the duck. It was excellent!
I've had duck before,but never done so well. I plan on coming back."
Dined on 2/24/2014
Food was excellent and the wine
parings were really fun."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Signatures new owners have not
only continued the excellent service and food of Signature's founders. The Valentines Day four course menu offered choices that allowed varied tastes to find excellent combinations. The execution was exceptional. The only weakness was the shrimp cocktail which used very small shrimp. The warm olives with feta cheese and caramelized onions with goat cheese starters were amazing. The beet and carrot salad and seafood bisque were excellent. The cornish game was extremely well prepared and presented. The deserts were at the same high standard. The wine flights from starter to desert were well chosen and a uniform high quality. Signature has added an espresso machine which made a perfect conclusion."
Dined on 2/14/2014
This place was booked for
Valentine's Day (hint) so we went the night before. With only a handful of people there our dining was private and quiet. Otherwise with spacing very tight it might have not been quite so romantic. It is located in a quiet, charming neighborhood. The gluten-free food was exquisite! We had roasted duck leg comfit that melted in your mouth with sides of a risotto that had butternut squash, dried tomatoes and kale along with roasted root veggies for me and sauteed greens for my hubby. We did not order wine on this occasion so I can not comment on them but do know they have a wide selection. The server was very congenial and knowledgeable. It is above our normal price range but we will return for special occasions."
Dined on 2/13/2014
The food was lick-your-plate good.
The server was knowledgeable, friendly, easy to engage, and accessible. Our group of old friends chose this restaurant because we wanted to enjoy an evening where we could talk over great food and wine and easily hear each other. It wasn't a busy night, but when it is, the ambience is still very good. Their "I Fed" social justice commitment is an added plus."
Dined on 2/6/2014
Short ribs were dried out / over
cooked. Chicken scallopini was so-so. Mash potatoes were served when rissotto was ordered."
Dined on 2/3/2014
Signature is one of our favorite
restaurants, and dinner on New Year's Eve was excellent. It was a four-course tasting menu (three choices for each course) with wine parings. So, between the two of us we were able to sample eight dishes and eight wines. All were excellent! We especially appreciate their attention to dietary restrictions -- in my case, gluten. In fact, Tuesday evenings typically are totally gluten-free."
Dined on 12/31/2013
The food is wonderful, great menu
options and wine selection. Cozy, neighborhood place."
Dined on 12/19/2013
I love the neighborhood feel of
this restaurant, since indeed it is in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It reminds me of the town and neighborhood I grew up in. I was disappointed in the service. We were the last group to come in for lunch and it took a long time to get our food. We were not offered bread or anything else during our wait and because we came in at 1:00 p.m. we were quite hungry. We got our meals nearly 40 minutes after our arrival. On a positive note, the food was good. The duck bacon BLT was very tasty and something I've not had before. Two of my companions had the hummus which was passable, abeit more garlicky than they were used to. Another companion had the crab cake sandwich which garnered no comment."
Dined on 12/18/2013
We had a group during a special
Holiday food/wine tasting menu. It was chef designed and wonderful!!! Very personable staff and small restaurant gave a cozy warm feel."
Dined on 12/15/2013
We've been there before and the
food/service were both excellent. This time neither was true. One couple waited an hour for food. Orders were jumbled up, for food that was just ok. It will be a long time before we try again I'm afraid"
Dined on 12/14/2013
Unfortunately, we have been big
fans of Signature...but it is not the same. The cooking is very basic & uninspired--neither very good nor very bad. Simple, without great flavor and served in a perfunctory manner. I hope Derik, the new owner can find a way to improve upon, or at minimum, keep the "old " Signature spirit alive."
Dined on 11/30/2013
Casual, friendly restaurant.
Caters to small discerning patrons of fine dining in a generally moderately quiet setting. Server was excellent, well acquainted with the menu. Offered excellent information about dishes available. Very helpful. Chef was creative and provided a dish that was modified from the menu offering, that we thought was better than what was listed. The owner/manager Derek ( I think that was his name) was very helpful in helping me correct an error with the billing. He was genuinely concerned and immediately responded to help it get corrected. We have eaten at this restaurant about 4 times now and have been very pleased each time."
Dined on 11/22/2013
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