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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
  • "met friends on a late Saturday afternoon and it was perfect."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The waitress was helpful when it came to ordering. Not very attentive after; ordered a second glass of wine and after about 15 minutes I had to remind her and it had been sitting at the bar."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Love the great choices of small plates, which the four of us each ordered and then agreed on two. Monday night was half-price wine night, and one couple own a winery. We got to use their expertise to select the best value. The octopus was outstanding, and the fries were served very hot with a tasty seasoning. Has a small outdoor patio in the back, and some tables along Bryant."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "The dinner food has gone downhill. Don't get the squash salad -- it was a plate of raw and poorly seasoned zucchini. Might still be good for brunch."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I took my wife to Spill The Wine and we enjoyed four of their small plates. Didn't finish them all, but wanted to try them out. We loved the Roasted Broccoli, French Fries, Tomatoes & Ricotta (ordered a few sides of toasted bread for $1 and ate it like brochette) and also the Dilled Cucumbers with onion (not bad, but not that amazing). The service was friendly and at a good pace. We didn't have any drinks and felt we got a lot for $40."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Anthony was an outstanding server and definitely knows his wine. If you like to try different wines, this is a definite go-to place"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My friends and I went for happy hour and loved it! We ordered a bottle of wine and three appetizers to share. It was the perfect amount of food and drink and had a great time!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Menu works well for gluten and dairy free diets. Server was quite knowledgeable about their ingredients."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed the Living Social tasting experience very much. Food was excellent, unique, and the wine selection was very good. Service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Creative menu and always good. Exceptional service. Brunch menu looks enticing and will plan to return to sample. Ambiance was better in their first place. Chairs snug here. Open feeling - could use some dividers to break up openness and control sound better."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "A lovely meal under a canopy of white lights on the cozy patio outside. (only 5 or so two person tables) Our waiter was fabulous and checked on us frequently. Had to leave when a few tables of gentlemen lit up their stogies but we were almost done anyway..."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This was our first time at Spill The Wine and we were celebrating our anniversary. It was not as fancy as we normally how we normally celebrate, but everything was great and it was very relaxing. We split 4 small plates and went home quite full. Our server (I think Deborah), was amazing and allowed us to take our time, as if we were back in Europe. Friendly staff and great food!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We went here for a date during restaurant week, it was a five course sampler for $30 each. There was enough food for one person to sample, and of the five courses the only thing we liked was the bowl of butter crab soup. Everything else was a miss, we could not finish one of the plates because it left an aweful after taste. Service was extremely slow. Would not return to this place."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our early dinner during restaurant week was excellent. The combination of flavors a delightful surprise on our 1st visit here. Corn soup w/crab was memorable; worth a return visit. All courses were great. Sourcing local, antibiotic-free, w/o added hormones meat and organic would be my only suggested improvement."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I had been wanting to check out Spill The Wine for quite awhile, and finally took advantage of Restaurant Week to do so. The food was great, but in very small portions. I am glad we were there for Restaurant Week - as our bill for the two of us was still $97. (and yes, that included drinks, but come on!) :) When we arrived for our reservation at 7:45, the place was packed and very lively. Even though the number of people had died down when we left around 9:30, the place was still rather loud - a group of 8 women in the center of the dining room were enjoying their night - and everyone else in the place got to enjoy it too. Go for the experience. I'm glad we did. But will check out something else for our next date night."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was great--we visited during restaurant week. The noise level inside was too much for us, couldn't hold a quiet conversation."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My friend and I decided to try the place during restaurant week. We liked the 5 course menu but the service was marginal. Our waiter was sloppy and seemed to be bored with his job. However, he did make sure my friend's shellfish allergy was noted. When we ordered another bottle of wine from happy hour, the server brought only one fresh glass to taste it and even said to me "you get the fresh glass." My friend replied, "don't I get one?" and he just looked at her and walked away. We both rolled our eyes and said "whatever." We both agreed it was good to try but we won't go back nor recommend to friends."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Good food. Limited quantity. Was still hungry after dinner but otherwise everything was great."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our server was amazing. She was very upbeat and made the experience more enjoyable."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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