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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'

615 Washington Avenue S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 362-6666

Website:
http://www.commonshotel.com/beacon-restaurant.aspx

Parking Details:
Valet Parking, Meter Parking outside the main entrance to hotel. Public parking is available in and around the side streets.

Executive Chef:
Frederic Bermond

Additional:
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Bring your family to The Beacon Public House for Thanksgiving dinner. We will be serving a traditional meal of butternut squash soup, roast turkey with gravy, sage & brown butter stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce & herbed carrots. Save room for apple crisp & caramel corn ice cream!

Beacon Public House - The Common's Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (4)
Business Meals (3)
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Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Eight of us went for Sunday brunch, and everything was great. Friendly, responsive staff. Excellent food quality with a unique selection of options. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Love the ambience and the food. Not equipped for dinner before a game at Williams Arena.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 25, 2017

WONDERFUL service! Our server was outgoing, extremely helpful, and really made for a great dining experience.

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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Pecan crusted walleye was outstanding. Sweet potato burger was just ok. Service was great, attentive and knowledgeable. Nice atmosphere, quiet Tuesday evening. It was very nice to shoot pool and watch the Twins game after dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

First time eating here. Celebrating my wife's birthday. We will definitely be back. Great food. Really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had such a great meal we came back the next night.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Great rack of lamb. Fabulous service and food beer.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Always enjoy trying something new. Quite a nice beer selection.

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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food, great server (ask for Dan's tables). Will go back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 7, 2017

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Grace was awesome! From the beginning to the end they made the experience awesome. All staff were good!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Casual
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food4
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Food was over salted. Salmon was very salty and id flavor

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Very comfortable and attractive environment. Good for conversation. Excellent service.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Yum!!!! Great food--- the sweet potato vegetarian burger is great! The kohlrabi apple salad is also fantastic.
Bethany is the best server you'll find!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Is a fine place I downtown near the U of M server seemed a little distracted but OK. Would recommend if in the area after a game.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Food was great, service was wonderful, overall fun dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food and service are always great. The only negative is the cost of domestic beers and drinks. Too expensive for spending the night with friends if your going to enjoy a few cocktails.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Dined at dinnertime on Christmas Eve. They had a special ham holiday dinner or you could order from the regular menu. Food and service was terrific. Great place for casual dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Quick Bite, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 21, 2016

it was great to have new foods to try for a change! I enjoyed the ambience and the value. I would definitely go again!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Auna is a terrific waitress-remembers special orders, great communication. The hostesses are very welcoming.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Great food and comfortable atmosphere.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2016

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Great atmosphere and service - the Beacon Burger is wonderful. Big, juicy and very tasty!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 15, 2016

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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 4, 2016

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We had a great time catching up with our son who is a student at the University of Minnesota at Beacon Public House.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Food was great, sharing menu was a nice idea. Waitress that night was kind of slow, considering it was not very busy when we were there (many open tables). That is my only suggestion for improvement.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 19, 2016

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

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Our waitress was outstanding. She had recommendations for us and was very responsive to requests. My meal was "too good". I seriously overindulged because the taste was wonderful!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 23, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 18, 2016

We were there for brunch and both dishes we had were fresh and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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