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About Beacon Public House - The Common's Hotel
The Beacon Public house is a locally influenced gastropub with a "book-ish cool vibe', adorned with reclaimed wood, and modern industrial accents the Beacon focuses it cuisine on comfortable and familiar favorites using only the highest quality local and sustainable ingredients. The Beacon imparts the Noble House brand passion for excellence in preparation and execution.
Complimenting the kitchen, the bar program features hand crafted, seasonal cocktails, a carousel of local, national and international beers and a well versed wine program.
The service and atmosphere is unpretentious, yet professional and engaging. It will feel like 'home away from home'
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast M-F: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch M-F: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner Daily 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch Sat-Sun: 7:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking, Meter Parking outside the main entrance to hotel. Public parking is available in and around the side streets.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Beacon Public House - The Common's Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The salmon and root vegetables taste good and are a great value. Easy walk to the Pavilion is main reason to eat here. A great conversation with the waitress -
W. How would you like your salmon prepared?
Diner 1 I would like it pink in the center.
W. It will come that way. And you sir?
Diner 2 I would like it red in the center.
W. They all come pink in the center.
Diner 2 Why did you ask us how we want it prepared if they all come the same way?
W. I have to take your order.
The menu numbers quite a list of wonderful items. Our group tried the Atlantic Salmon, Roasted Beet Salad with chicken, and Curried Sweet Potato-Wild Rice Burger - all excellent. We also shared the Wild Mushroom Toast - wonderful! We enjoyed these crafted cocktails, Rosemary’s Baby, French Connection, and a Dark and Stormy. The service was excellent - we will be back.
Our family enjoyed breakfast at Beacon House the morning of graduation. We ordered a variety of dishes, from pancakes to salmon to omelets and all were served in a timely manner and were hot and tasty. The salmon dish, served with capers, cream cheese and tomatoes, was beautiful ad so good. The pancakes are enormous so if you don't have a hearty appetite, order the short stack. All portions were generous. Our server was excellent. We were staying at the hotel so having a great restaurant right in the lobby was convenient when we were on a schedule. We had a reservation for 8:15, and when we walked in, the restaurant was nearly empty, but I would recommend making a reservation because by the time we left, the place was packed.
first of all must commend the restaurant for accommodating us. we had reservations for 6 and that grew to 14 only 3 hours before our reservation (in town for family wedding). service was excellent and the food was really good. wife got the roasted chicken which was excellent. i got the gnocchi which was good but rich. others got a variety of food which were also good. i'm not a fan of hotel restaurants but would definitely go back to this one and highly recommend it.
Service started a bit slow because our waiter had a large group he was taking care of next to us. We started getting a bit frustrated which a manager working that night must have noticed and decided to serve our table of four to help out. It's not very often a manager would step in and do that, dinner was great and we were well taken care of the rest of the night.
We stopped in after an event at TCF Bank Stadium. The food was just "OK" and when we made comments when asked, the server said "Yeah, I don't like the new plating either...." The beet salad is not a beet salad - it is a salad with some beets on it. The mussels were delicious and saved the meal. The service is slow - but it seems like they're trying. I wanted this to be better - likely won't be back.
Beacon House was a complete surprise nestled in the Commons Hotel on the U of M campus. The menu was creative and ranges from burgers to elk. We ordered the elk, salmon, chaunticleur plate and beer salad and grazed. Everything was outstanding. Server was very educated on fine dining in a casual setting. Highly recommend!
My first experience was delightful. I was a bit worried about the noise level but it faded into the background. The food quickly became the focus as our knowledgeable, pleasant server Cindy answered our questions about the menu. My elk chop was a hearty, flavorful plate that included sauces and roast vegetables all cooked to perfection. We will be back and are telling others about the Beacon!
Every time we come to the Beacon House we have wonderful food and cocktails. The food is well prepared and presented. The cocktails are very well made with fine ingredients. The wait staff and bartender's are especially friendly. We have had great experiences with Cindy (waitress) & Michael (bartender). Super kind and attentive. Overall wonderful atmosphere. We really enjoy spending time at this establishment.
I wanted to go out for Thanksgiving dinner and found that Beacon Public House was going to be open and had a Thanksgiving menu available with all the trimmings. I'd never been here before, even though it's very close to home. I'm very glad I did, and I hope to go back many times. This is a cloth napkin restaurant with paper napkin prices, the food and service were awesome and it's practically right on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. The Thanksgiving menu was great value, and I can't wait to go back and try some of their regular fare.
We were seated quickly and the host found a nice table to accommodate a work group of 5 people. Our waiter was cordial and very polite. The food was excellent, but it took several minutes for all 5 of us to receive our meals (we waited until all 5 had their food orders delivered before we began eating). Overall, a VERY good experience.
We were disappointed in our dining experience. The service was extremely slow and we had to remind our waitress to bring drinks that had been ordered 15 minutes prior. Considering the slowness, we ordered our food with what we thought would be an ample amount of time to allow us to attend a Gopher game that night. The food took 45 minutes and we watched as tables around us who came after us, get their food. We tried addressing it with the manager who was dismissive and unwilling to listen to our concerns. We will not recommend the restaurant to our friends.
On a college campus, this restaurant is really a hidden gem! It's so nice to have a sit-down restaurant on campus (other than Applebee's, yuck!). Their truffle fries are excellent. I love the lunch express option: pick a side (salad, fries, soup) and an entree. I had the mac and cheese. Delicious! Oh, but skip the milkshake. It was really just an runny cocktail, not worth the $8.
We ended up just getting snacks to share. Bruschetta and Caprese were very good. The mussels were pretty much what they said they were- mussels with bleu cheese- but not a lot of imagination in the dish. Although it was good- nothing special - need to add something to the dish. Waiter was attentive.
Many people ordered the smores dessert- there was a smell of gas after they walked by our table- not sure if it was the smores or a problem. It did resolve. Kind of concerning though
Quiet hotel bar and restaurant option in the Commons Hotel. I had a delicious nicoise salad with grilled shrimp and a Dijon dressing. It was a perfect light dinner. The by the glass wine list could have been a bit more extensive, but I found an adequate chardonnay. I would go back if staying at this hotel or visiting nearby.
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