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Spill the Wine
Spill the Wine

Spill the Wine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.spillthewinempls.com
  • Email: info@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 - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Craig Johnson
  • 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 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
  • "We had the fried stuffed olives and the baked bruschetta with proscuitto and arugula which were tasty. There were only four entree selections - three with meat and fries, and a crab BLT. Would love to see some fish (that isn't breaded so heavily you can't taste the fish, which is what we experienced on our first visit). I want to love this place! It's right in the neighborhood and has a good atmosphere, but with all the great foodie places around, they could really stand to serve a little more variety, especially fresh fish or veggies."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "5 course meal from living social lived up to it's hype. Would have like to have a seat closer to the windows vs the kitchen. Overall experience was a memorable one."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great Service- Food is served as it is ready (since the plates are designed to share).. Kept the entire night an experience vs get your meal, eat, leave. Highly Recommend!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The inside of this restaurant is beautiful! It has a rustic chic look that is beautiful and romantic. The wine list was great and the good was good too!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our first time to your new location. The noise level was more than energetic . Please install some baffles in the ceiling or something. We could not talk across the table as we could not hear each other, only the one next to us. GREAT service and loved the food."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I really believe the old Spill the Wine had better ambience. The food was the same. The service did not seem as personal as the previous venue"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Took our daughter their for her birthday for brunch and was terrible disappointed. Three of us ordered frittatas and all three were over done, dry and tasteless. I would not recommend this plus they were out of somethings which seems strange being that they only have brunch on Sundays."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We really loved the setting, the food was very good and the service we had was outstanding. Our server was able to pick out wines for us and we were not disappointed and every food item we ordered we very good. I personally won't go back and that is just because of the prices. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed everything but I was very expensive."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed their 5 course wine pairing special. The wines were all wonderful. The food was very good as well, but the portions were small. It was enough for me, but my husband left hungry. The service was good. i like the atmosphere- fitting of the Lynlake area."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We went to Spill the Wine for the 5 course Chef's tasting menu. Each course was delicious and went well with the wine flights that accompany it. Our server suggested ordering a glass of wine to go with the cheese course because the three wines on the flights pair best with the other courses. We were able to go at our own pace, never felt rushed. Really excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Had never tried this place before. Spent 55$ on a living social deal that included a 5-course small-plate tasting for two with wine flights. Hostess left something to be desired, but our server, Carly, was AWESOME. Loved the food, loved the wine. Highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We arrived with a reservation on saturday for brunch, the arrangements were made and seating was no problem at all. While we were ordering were informed of many items which were suddenly stricken from the menu, mostly the meat choices. The waitress was really sweet and very nice, but we kept getting mix ups with the drinks, the orders and especially the timing of the food coming out. Overall we decided we'd probably come back for drinks but will skip the food."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "First thing that you experience here is the friendliness of the staff. Seems they really make everyone feel at home. The menu is composed of a whole bunch of small plates and four large plates. We had a chefs tasting menu and were extremely pleased by the choices and quality of the food. They have an ever changing well thought out wine list which also offers 3 flights. It seemed to me the flights were paired to match the food. This is certainly a keeper and will make for a nice night out without cleaning out your wallet."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Finding a restaurant that is open late with a full menu and great food is sometimes difficult. We love coming to Spill the Wine because we know we can always find these things. This time we had bought a Living Social coupon and received a great dinner, great service and had a very enjoyable evening. The polenta with lamb was so good!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Something that we look for when dining out is value for price paid. This was not the case at "Spill the Wine". We had wanted to try this place for some time and purchased an online coupon. We arrived during happy hour but coupons are not accepted for happy hour offerings. What happened was that had we not had the coupon we could have enjoyed a bottle of wine and small plates for much less than we paid for our meal and two glasses of wine. It is not a cozy place - it is quite stark with metal tables and chairs and a cement floor. Granted, it was a very cold night but it was very chilly in the restaurant and we needed to keep our coats over our shoulders. Their mussels were disappointing - very tiny. Good flatbread and nice salad."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The wine list was amazing. We went on half-off-bottles night, so we tried some wine usually too expensive for us. A very good deal! The food was also very good and went well with the wine. The atmosphere and decor are a lot of fun!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This was overall a fun place and the food was good. I was, however, disappointed in the variety of sweet wines by the glass."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Food was good but not unreal for the price. However the drinks were really good. Much more appropriate for lunch than dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Second year in a row coming here for Valentine's day, couldn't be happier leaving both time. Amazing food, ambiance, and service (Hannah is a delight). Plan to keep on coming her for a long time. One gripe: the salad on the fixed price menu is a bit of a joke; TINY. Other than that it was just about perfect."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great location and service, but not the spot for those desiring a steak. Spent $100 and left hungry. No, Culliflower steak is not meat!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made reservations. Everything was prompt and pleasant. Had a really nice and knowledgable server! Have already recommended to friends and plan to go back in the near future. Relaxing place to be and a good mixture of groups and couples."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Interesting food!!! Very fun evening! We'll be back and we have told others how great this place is!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Having been to the Washington Ave location of Spill the Wine, I was excited to try the new uptown location. Our table was nice and the staff friendly, but the food itself was quite disappointing. The appetizer tasted like it had been cooked previously and left under a warming lamp too long. The salad was 2 leafs of lettuce and could have been a garnish it was so small. I had salmon which was tasty, but others who chose the beef ribs were completely disappointed. The meat was grey, fatty, and served with unremarkable potato mash. The meat had an odd vinegar flavor as well, that wasn't balanced by any spice or sweet. I hope our experience was atypical, as this town has too many good choices for mediocre to survive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This meal was absolutely delicious. It was great to have a vegetarian four course meal offered with wine pairings. The appetizer and the dessert were my favorite (latkes and flourless chocolate cake)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Spill the Wine was wonderful. When I go to restaurants the first thing I judge it on is the ambiance and Spill the Wine was very inviting, warm and comfortable. Our waiter was very helpful with providing suggestions for the food and wine, checked-in with us enough, but wasn't overbearing and overall the entire staff was very welcoming and kind. The food selection was unique with some great dishes to share and try. Instead of ordering entrees, my friend and I shared their small plates and it was a better option to get a taste of the variety they had on their menu. Overall, it was a great experience and I will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My first time at Spill the Wine was 2 nights ago and I'm already looking forward to going back. Loved it! So lucky to have this wonderful spot in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I went to Spill the Wine for lunch on a very frigid (even for Minnesota) day. The restaurant was not very busy (this was a Monday), so the server was friendly, available, personable, knowledgeable, professional and attentive (or, ALL my favorite things). I'm a bit of a wine-snob who complicates things for restaurants by becoming bored quickly and always looking for new things. My server rose to the challenge by recommending a nice blend that pleased my palate and compelled me to quickly order another. The selection of small plates offered (a favorite strategy of mine to try multiple options) was impressive. I ordered their "Octopus" (which was sautéed but NOT fried, thank Squid). It was great, as were the roasted beets. Go there!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Spill the Wine is my favorite neighborhood spot. They have great food (vegan choices) and great wine. The staff is friendly and skilled. The atmosphere is fantastic. I love this place."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My first time to the new Uptown location. Great space with good details of wood and lighting. The small plate menu is simple, yet sufficient to satisfy and every selection was excellent. Service was attentive and friendly. Will be back!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Tried a bunch of the small plates and they were all very good. Really liked the cheddar polenta with spicy lamb, the fried rice, and the scallops to name a few. The crab BLT was excellent. Our waitress was friendly and accommodating. We stayed for hours eating and socializing. An all around good time!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We tried to go to Spill the Wine last summer, but because of storms, it left the restaurant with no power. We finally got another chance to go. Our waiter was quite knowledgeable about the different wines and we ordered a bunch of tapas to share. Everything was delicious. The only two things I didn't like: where we were seated since I made a reservation (right by the cold door opening and closing!) and the fact that they don't have much parking in the back, plus it was a snow emergency so I had to park a few blocks away. Overall, I would definitely go back. Maybe in the summer would be perfect. :)"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The service was okay. I went with my girlfriend and had made reservations 1 week in advance. The wait staff put us too close to the door and whenever anyone came or left we were blasted with cold. This made for a very unpleasant experience. The food was good but by the time we were starting to eating it, it was cold because of such heavy traffic in and out. I have been to this restaurant before but I won't be going back until it gets warmer outside or the establishment puts a better buffer between the restaurant seating and the door."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great food. Friendly, helpful service. The small plates are the way to go for adventurous eaters and foodies. Plan for about two per person and shae. The Brussel sprouts hash and skillet bread were our favorites. The skillet bread had prosciutto, arugula, and gruyere and was very hearty. The picky eaters in our group of 9 stuck to the "big plates", of which there were only 4. The creative handling for the big plates made the picky eaters nervous but they were all very happy in the end. The pickiest should go for the pulled pork sandwich, which was very basic but still as good as you'll find. Wine list had a great selection of modestly priced wines by the glass. Only one small complaint was that it was rather loud."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. The Brunch was very good. We tried the two scrambles and the eggs Bennie.Every thing was hot, well seasoned and delivered as the menu promised. The Peach Mimosa and Bloody Mary's were great. Our server was very attentive and friendly. It was a very enjoyable brunch. The prices were very reasonable and comparable to others in the area."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I really enjoyed their location on Washington Ave, and was disappointed at the news that they were moving. This was our first time at the new location. The view is not nearly as nice as the old spot, but everything else was great. Also want to give kudos to the management, who found my cc and locked it in the safe for me. I TRULY appreciate it!"
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Went to brunch on Saturday morning. We were looking for a restaurant with options for both the vegetarians and meat-eaters in our party. We were all happy with the options, and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was great and we appreciated the restaurant sources a lot of their food locally. We are looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Went here for their prix fixe New Year's Eve dinner (four courses with wine pairings). The food overall was very good, as were the wines that were paired with them. We had soup, a couple salads, scallops, brisket and tres leches for dessert. Every course was spot on. The wines ranged from fine/good to great. Prix fixe can be iffy on a night like this but the food, for the most part, came quickly but was never rushed. We didn't always get an overview of the food or - more importantly - wine when it was dropped off, but our server was knowledgeable when we asked what we had. Overall, a great NYE dinner. I'd love to go back for the wine flights."
    Dined on 12/31/2013