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Uptown Cafeteria
Uptown Cafeteria

Uptown Cafeteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.uptowncafeteria.com
  • Email: uptowncafeteria@parasole.com
  • Phone: (612) 877-7263
  • Hours of Operation: We’re Open:
    Monday – Thursday 3 PM - 11 PM
    Friday 3 PM - 2 AM
    Saturday 9 AM - 2 AM
    Sunday 9 AM - 11 PM
    Weekend Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays 9 AM – 3 PM
    Happy Hour: Mon-Sat 3 PM - 7 PM
    All night Wednesdays and all Day Sundays!
    Late Night Happy Hour: Sun-Thurs 10 PM - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Steve Hesse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: From 40 - 100 guests, the Teacher's Lounge and SkyBar are perfect for professional networking groups and personal or corporate celebratory events.
  • Private Party Contact: Jorge Robertson (888) 366-4694
  • Entertainment: Trivia night on Wednesdays from 8-10 pm, hosted by Trivia Mafia. Get here early, as seats fill quickly!

    Stay tuned to Cafeteria's website and Facebook page for all upcoming events!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Cafeteria has 3 private and semi-private dining spaces that can accommodate groups ranging from 15--100 people. Whether you're hosting a family brunch, corporate happy hour, or rowdy bachelorette party, we've got the perfect space for you.

    For more information and personal planning assistance, contact Kaley Brown at 612.877.7263 or kbrown@parasole.com.

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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Street
  • Public Transit: Metro Transit routes: 6, 17, 21, & 23
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking ramp adjacent to Calhoun Square (rates listed in link below) or free street parking beginning at 33rd and Girard and South.

A word from Uptown Cafeteria
Just the food you love to eat and the drinks you love to drink. The only requirement for a place on our menu is how delicious it is. Full brunch menu + Bloody Mary bar available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm. With perfectly crafted cocktails and one of the best local beer selections around, you'll never want to leave. Join us on Sky Bar for the best rooftop atmosphere around, April to October.

Reservations can be made for the main level dining room only. Sky Bar seating is first come, first served.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was very good, dessert was average. Ambiance was as expected and fun. Very good waitress and service."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The brunch menu left me with too many choices, which is a good thing, as I will try to come back to try the items I didn't choose. The best, however, is the bloody mary bar! Lots of flavors of mix to choose from, unlimited garnish and no end of spice! I could just have a few bloody's and load up on garnish for my "meal". Shared 2 meals with a friend - the hash of the day - chipotle carnita, I think. Sounded better than it was. Not a lot of meat - too many potatoes- and large cut ones at that. The mac n cheese was really good. Would definitely get that again! It was pretty chilly in the restaurant - to the point where I wanted to keep my coat on. Bar side seems noisier than restaurant side."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Fun night! We will be back! The food is absolutely wonderful!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great service. Our server Craig took great care if our group!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "My husband, my 4year-old and i were so surprised! Before our son we woud go out to eat all the time, now we only get to the 'city' once in a while and its been hard to go back to uptown after 'The Uptown bar' closed. Anyway, we ended up making reservations mostly because the time worked and we ended up loving it. The food was fresh and thoughtful. My biscuits and gravy was so yummy, i keep thinking about it. They brought my son a big bowl if fresh fruit so my husband.and i could look over the menu in pease This was a wonderful resterantand im so happy to have a place in uptown to bring my son just like i grew up going to the Uptown. I want him to know that its important to get out of the suburbs once in a while!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Uptown Cafeteria has some great appetizer and bar bites - all day Sunday happy hour (which is probably my favorite). The menu is pretty basic with a few unique twists. This place is good for groups or if you happen to be in the uptown area."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "This was only my second time to eat here. I have Celiac disease, so I always appreciate interesteing alternatives that are gluten-free. And, my waitress knew what that meant! My son chose UC for his 18th birthdat dinner. He has been here with friends and loves it. He likes to try different foods, but returns for the chicken and waffles. Great dining experience!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Quality of food and service seems to have gone down hill since I last visited."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Met some friends for brunch last Sunday. My first time at this restaurant. Orders ranged from steak and eggs to biscuits and gravy to mac and cheese. Everyone was happy with the their orders. The waitress was amazing too!! I'll be back."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I went and met a friend for breakfast, we had a very enjoyable breakfast and the place was awesome, the only down fall of going so early is there are more children and it makes it hard to enjoy conversation with someone when you cannot hear them due to screaming kids"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "It was my first time using the online reservation and of course I planned wrong and I was late but they were so awesome and got me right in."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We ordered a variety of items among our group and everyone had the same comments, lack of seasoning. Of course not the waitresses problem, but she also did not come and check on us after our food was served, except maybe to walk past us to the kitchen. Disappointed."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "I come on Wednesdays at 8 for trivia with my friends. It's fun, but not very fair because they do not enforce the cell phone rule well and every other team is looking up the answers. The speakers are also not quite loud enough so it's hard to hear the questions. I haven't gone on other nights so I can only comment on what the service is like on Wednesdays - it's not great. I know they are busy, but the servers don't check on the tables too often. Also they are always out of menus. However, the happy hour food is very good and cheap and the servers are very friendly! I haven't tried anything on the regular menu, but it all looks good."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "This my third time dining here at the Cafeteria. While some of the food is very tasty others are not as. The meals are not always hot which leads me to believe they leave it sitting (not under heat lamps) for a while before serving. While the management takes care of you if you are not pleased I still want to be able to go and actually really enjoy my meal. We had a rather large group and several said their food was not hot, barely warm. Not sure we will be returning, too bad since they do have a good menu."
    Dined on 10/20/2013