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Spill the Wine
Spill the Wine

Spill the Wine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.spillthewinempls.com
  • Phone: (612) 339-3388
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast/Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30m - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 2:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Hauke
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please inquire within, we are always open to discussing your specific needs. We have 6 years of private dining and catering experience.

    Please contact barb@spillthewinempls.com for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Lake Street & Bryant Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a guest parking lot in the rear of the building and non metered street parking.
A word from Spill the Wine
Spill the Wine is recently re-located to the Uptown, Lynn Lake neighborhood! Recently voted best wine bar in Minneapolis/St.Paul magazine, we offer a New American small plates inspired menu. Our wine list has a regional focus with over 30 by the glass options and several wine flights to try each month.

Please ask about our wine club during your next visit, 8 free glasses of wine ($25), one per visit!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We decided to give Spill the Wine a try based on their Restaurant Week offering. Never having been there before we weren't sure what to expect. From the moment we entered, the staff, food and atmosphere exceeded our expectations! Our server had an outstanding positive attitude and was well versed in the wine and food offerings. She explained the special menu and offered suggestions for wine parings throughout. The food was well presented and prepared to perfection. The entire experiences was delightful. We will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our waiter made a spot on recommendation for our wine after giving him an idea of our taste. They don't have a robust menu, so we ended up ordering just a couple of their appetizers, which were outstanding! I would recommend this place to start your evening or possibly end your evening due to their good late night happy hour. If you are looking for a fine linen cloth type of dinner with a diverse menu for entrees, this may not be the best choice although the food is fresh with a good presentation."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had terrific service and really enjoyed the food. Would definitely come again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Early dinner, important date, Spill the Wine is fantastic anytime. Casually celebrated a 3yr relationship anniversary, 1yr moving-to-mpls and 1yr work anniversary in one swoop. StW was fantastic as always. Great food, great wine, attentive staff that you don't feel intimidated asking questions to. Left full of foodie food and buzzing on S. African flights. Can't wait to head back!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We waited over 30 minutes between ordering drinks and being served/putting in our dinner order. Might've been our specific waitress, but I was not impressed."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was excellent but a little spendy. We shared small plates that we very good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I'm sorry , but I paid at least $18 for the scallops.. well, take the s off the end of that because I think i got about 1 scallop. it was raw, and sliced very finely.. spread over the plate with a finely chopped relish. it was delicious. but for the price I would expect a bit more than one lousy scallop! maybe there were actually two.. but they were so thinly sliced that one is more likely. The waitress brought out the food "as it came up: she said. so ... everything sort of "dribbled out " to us and the bread came last. the other two got their meal about 5 minutes before i got mine."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Order the mahi-mahi plate for two, and I could've easily eaten the entire thing and then ordered another one and ate that as well, maybe even a third and I am not a big person at all. Ordered a couple smaller plates of fries and cheese curd truffles which were both delicious! In fact, aside from my previous statement everything else was great, and all of the food was really good!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I see why the ratings for this place isn't as good as expected. I really enjoyed the food. We ordered 4 or 5 small plates to share and it was perfect. However, we were 1 of about 4 tables there, with two servers, and my water glass was filled exactly once and that was after 10 minutes of it sitting empty and me flagging down someone. Such a bummer."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our first visit here since they moved to their new location. They have definitely upped their game. Food was all delicious, and we shared an assortment of small plates. Recommend the potted pork, smoked chickpeas, and house-made ricotta. Service was attentive. Patio out back is small but very pleasant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Service was "so so". Felt that the server was not on top of things. There were 5 of us. When asked for bread. We were given 4 small pieces. Common sense, if there are 5 people and the bread pieces are very small, then bring 5 pieces so there is one for each. This was a Tuesday night. The restaurant wasn't even half full. We were told you were out of two of the main courses and one of the smaller plates. And a 3rd main course had a substitute meat choice. My meal was good. Others seemed to like there's overall, but no one indicated that they "loved" it. I bought the wine card prior to the service and meal. I'll be back to give it a second try."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 7pm on a Monday night. When we got there, half the tables were open but it took over 15 minutes before we were seated and then another 10 minutes before we go our first drink which is ridiculous. We later found out that a waitress was cut early in the evening since it was looking "slow". Other than that, food was great. Tasted good but feel like it was a bit over priced for what we got. Restaurant was nice and clean inside."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Menu not as good as it used to be. More exotic and fewer small dishes than there used to be. Also becoming increasingly expensive."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We were informed by our waitress just before we sat down that there was a new chef and he had made changes to the menu. Have to say after having sampled 5 different small dishes, that unfortunately I'm feeling this change was not for the better. Previously the food had always been amazing and mouthwatering, regardless of the selection. This time around, while the food was decent, some things were a little overdone, the flavor seemed turned down, more muted and charred. Still good, but sadly not the great tastes we've gotten used to expecting. Good news is the wine flights are still solid selections. This was my favorite spot, so I want to give it one more chance, next time it might just be at the bar for Happy Hour though."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "After a day of tornado warnings, a lock down in Mom's nursing home, and a missing wedding dress I took guests to Spill the Wine for happy hour before seeing "Ghost" at the Orpheum Theater!!! What a wonderful surprise you were! Amazing wait staff, personable, funny, and efficient! However good the staff was, the food was triple that!!! I was enthralled with the scallop Carpaccio, and the Tres Leche cake was incredible; not the usual wet pudding-like mixture, but instead firm, and flavorful! Your service and excellent food allowed us to relax and unwind and enjoy the evening! Thank you! P.S. The wedding dress was found!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Awesome food! Love that menus items are made to share. Went with larger group and the waiter wasn't very attentive. Other than him, all the other employees were great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "amazing food, staff very friendly, amazing wine... "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Yum! Happy hour was delicious. Bummed that they were out of fish tacos, but was thoroughly happy with the ricotta plate and pork sliders! Great $20 bottle of wine. Waitress was great too, she was very funny, prompt, and gave good recommendations for portions."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Food average. Only two or three other tables filled at noon on a Sunday. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I don't know if I would recommend this restaurant. We had a price fixe coupon and some of the items I may not normally order. The lamb wraps were awesome. The steak had a great flavor but was tough and over cooked. Our server seemed disinterested in us. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Horrible service. Mediocre food. Charming atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My 2 girlfriends and I thouroughly enjoyed our meal here. We found the menu adventurous and delicious. The serv ers were attentive, informative and engaging."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "great wine and the food was wonderful too. also the service was very pleasant and friendly to my children."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Went here for half bottle wine night/Mothers day. Great wine, the food was fantastic, great fresh ingredients and interesting combinations! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our server was wonderful, coffee was excellent and food was good. Will be back to try lunch and dinner menus."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "As they did not have a mixed white and red flight this week, our server created one for us with her own favorites and it was lovely. Blackened kale salad and the oxtail ravioli were favorites. The new menu has some very nice additions and don't worry, the cheese curds are still there. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was not good, layer of pure fat on top and menu wasn't explained well at all"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great location, new chef, new menu ... We went on Friday at 7:30 pm. Selected several dishes to share. They were out of many items and began substituting; for example: scallops fro crab. Believe we did not experience the kitchen on a good night. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We tried a few things off the new spring menu - potted pork, the burger, fries and the crab. The food was only average unfortunately - many 'foodie' type items on the menu - crispy pig's ears - but that didn't seem like something we'd like with our wine. Tried the rose wine flight - tasty - Service was helpful and prompt. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Went there on a Friday night for the 5 course tasting menu. Food was awesome. No problem making a last minute reservation."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food was good and imaginative, server had great food suggestions and was attentive. Noise level was fine until tables filled up, then very high and hard to carry on a conversation. Food overall was good but overpriced for portion size. Having small plates to share was good idea and fun. Glad we went, enjoyed the dinner but too many other restaurants to explore and check out to warrant a return visit."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Went there for my fiancé birthday during the late afternoon for food and drinks. Great all around! Could not have been better! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Everyone had a great time and enjoyed their food. We were well attended to. The prices were reasonable. Comfortable environment. The music was a bit loud. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We came here for brunch on Easter, just 2 of us. Since it was the first nice weather day of the year we opted to eat outside. The patio is on the back of the restaurant with a view of the parking lot. Definitely not an inspiring view, although it did get us outside. If we go there again, we would eat inside. We were very happy with the food. The only complaint was that our server did not know how many slices of bacon were in an order, so we ended up ordering more than we needed."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have eaten at Spill the WIne a couple times at their old location. Their menu was was for foodies who want to be adventuresome, but balanced. It has now lost it's balance. There is really no way to make pig ears appetizing! The small plates were very disappointing except for the crab. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I went to Spill the Wine after having bought a voucher for eight persons. The five course "small plates" were more than satisfactory in taste, but skimpy portions ....even for small plates. Wine choices were very good. The waitress certainly was enthusiastic about the menu....but seldom checked back with us. The biggest problem was the noise level. It was compounded by the fact our table was rectangular.....making it impossible to converse with whole group. A large round table for eight would have been more suited to the type of dinner we had."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "All the food that I tried was great. I suggest joining the wine club, great deal."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We went for my sister in-laws birthday. We had wine, appetizers and desserts! Our server was very patient, helpful, and attending. She lead us in the right direction for wine and food. We had a great time and enjoyed everything from food to service. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been to Spill the Wine a couple times in the past, and they are chronically understaffed. This time was no exception. My water was never refilled, my food was not served as ordered, what I did receive was tasteless (literally tasteless, and I don't understand how that is even possible given it had peppers in it), and the rest of my group had a similar experience. The best thing I can say is that some of the food our group received was good. It's a gamble here, and we won't be back to roll the dice again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was good, odd menu though. Unfortunately this came with the price of really bad service. Every thing seemed to take way longer than necessary and they weren't that busy. Glasses would be empty for 10-15 minutes without the server coming by - it would take arm waving to get anything more."
    Dined on 4/2/2014