Casablanca Creative Cuisine & Wine

4.6
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$30 and under
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French
The menu at Casablanca reflects the Moroccan heritage of Chef Youness Bojji and the French training he received when working at Le Jules Verne and Cafe De Gare, Paris, France and Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain, to name a few. Combining a love of history and exploration, he crafts unique dishes that marry a classical french foundation with his global palate.
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LT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were in and out in a leisurely hour and a half. one plate of salmon was not cooked all the way through. Other than that the rest of the food was fantastic.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impressive variety of dishes from multiple cuisines, all of them fantastic! A great find.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Made reservations for a special Valentine’s dinner Saturday Feb. 15th at 7:30pm. Arrived on time to be told by the Maitre D there was a 15-20 min wait. No apology/no explanation. After sitting at the bar for 20 mins I told the woman behind the bar (Mgr/Owner?) I was considering leaving and I wasn’t happy that my reservation was not being honored. No apology, just that a “reservation was not a guarantee.” Finally seated after waiting 30 mins. Waiter who took order didn’t seem to be to sure of himself. After placing our order, he return 15 mins later and asked what we ordered again. Never have I had to do this at any restaurant, especially a high end one like Casablanca. 15 mins later our plates arrived. I had ordered Sea Bass ($56) and realized after a couple bites that I had Salmon ($48) instead. Confused my partner noticed the gentleman behind me had a Sea Bass plate. I turned to him and found out he ordered Salmon. How does this happen? Waiter was non-apologetic when I pointed out I had another tables dinner plate. Decided to finish the Salmon instead of waiting for the correct plate. When the bill arrived I noticed the appetizer was comped, but the waiter never mentioned that and still no apology. To add insult to injury when the final bill came for signature, another table’s receipt was behind my receipt. How does that happen?

Not once did anyone in this restaurant apologize for anything. Cannot believe the Mgr/Owner? never came over to apologize either. I’m not a difficult customer and was looking forward to a nice romantic dinner. Turned out disastrous.

r
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We made a 845 res. Arrive 830. Checked in . The reception had printed reservations but jotted our names on some scrap piece of paper. I counted 22 people not seated at 845. By 9pm 16 not seated. All along there were at least 10 seatings not bussed. Hungry we left at 915.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We left after an hour and 15 minutes after our reservation after not being seated at a table. So we didn’t get any food because of that. Also, the bar service wasn’t great either. One of the bartenders did not know what she was doing. It would have been nice to have known the restaurant was so backed up because we could have gone somewhere else or at least had the expectation that we would be waiting longer than an hour. Truly disappointed- was the worst experience I’ve had in Rochester restaurant.

OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner on Valentines Day!! The service was excellent. The Chef and his staff made sure we felt well taken care of. Thank you!

L
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastically

R
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for fine dining or just a great meal. I enjoyed every bit of it. Our server was so wonderful and made sure we were well taken care of. Best service I have ever had. We even got to speak to the chef himself, he is very pleasant to speak to and makes delicious food. Kobe steak was amazing!! Best steak I have ever had. I can’t wait to come back and try more things and maybe even take some cooking classes offered by the chef himself.

SF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out to Casablanca with another couple and all had a fantastic time with some incredible food! This was my first time there and I'm very excited to return...maybe even for just a few rounds of croquets!

T
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely outstanding tonight we had a trio which were wonderful. They serve salmon tonight which was unbelievable. The muscles were very good but a little too spicy for us overall we love the ambience of the place especially on a Friday night was wonderful.

CH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal -- the chef offered and designed unique courses on the spot (with Chef's menu selection).

KG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food starting with a proscuitto appetizer, pulled chicken dish, yummy bread and attentive service. For a special night out or just a gathering of friend who enjoy great food this is a gem.

BK
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hidden gem. Four guests, four amazing dishes. We all loved our selections and shared, because we wanted to exclaim to each other how good everything was! Charming setting, but a bit of a chill when the door opened. A velvet curtain at the vestibule? Otherwise, the staff were attentive and the food was amazing!

RB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a first time visit and we were pleasantly surprised at the whole experience! The food is a Mediterranean (a fusion of Moroccan and European). All of our dishes exceeded our expectations! The service was impeccable. Job, our server, took care of our every need. The chef came out and asked how we liked the food. To top it off, the restaurant had a person playing piano, softly, in the background. Even he came around to the tables to see how everything was going. Of course, he played “As Time Goes By”. Hey, we were in Casablanca, after all.

LL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant! The chef/ owner is always so friendly and welcoming (as is the entire staff!) The food is outstanding; some of our favorite menu items are the Moroccan Meatballs and the Potato Croquettes. Casablanca is great for a date night or a night out with friends- Upscale atmosphere but not at all pretentious. Highly recommend you make reservations to try this fantastic restaurant!

KJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening of great food and music. Great place!

e
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible!

CH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful luncheon ambiance with spectacular service!

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. We were in Rochester for 9 days and had dinner here three times. As good a restaurant as in any big city !

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding foods. The beet salad, the Russian Ravioli and the Wagyu beef filet are as good as you Will ever have. Pretty place and great service

JS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every minute. Unique experience, wonderful food, excellent service!

SH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! The atmosphere is very welcoming and the food is great.

k
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Their prices were a bit more reasonable than last year.
The ambiance, as always, was decent.

The tomato soup appetizer was a bit too spicy.
The salad seemed fresh and tasty.
My main dish, GREEN CURRY PRAWNS, was too spicy, even at a spice level of #1.
The prawns seem fresh and succulent.
Also, we could have used some complementary bread.

I would recommend for special occasions as it still is a bit pricey.
e.-

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with awesome service!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious quiet little restaurant. Spendy, but worth it.

DC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch dining experience! Food was wonderful, service was outstanding. Always enjoy our dining experience here.

KL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unexpectedly authentic, upscale Moroccan/French cuisine in Rochester, MN. Very pleasant ambiance, nice accents (a brief visit by the owner at each table, discreet live piano music with a sensible selection of universally recognizable pieces, a toast with sparkling wine at the end of the meal....). A very helpful, competent waitress. Would appreciate some kind of a dress code, so guys would not feel all that comfortable wearing their baseball hats at the table. Overall, highly recommended. Worth the price.

T
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Youness will take you on a great culinary journey through his love of food and his guests. One of very few Chef's who will out touching tables to make sure him and his team are taking great care of you. One of the best experiences you will receive anywhere.

T
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoy the overall atmosphere. The soft piano music on Friday and Saturday nights is delightful with the noise level kept down food is always outstanding something different every time.

AS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! We did something we have never done before, we had the Chef's tasting and it was excellent. What a gem tucked away in the corner of a strip mall. Don't let the location fool you this is fine dinning at it's best. We will be back.

n
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food here. The chef is creative and fun. Look forward to going back.

p
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The Chef, and server Job were very personable and made us feel right at home. Definitely 5 stars.

C
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here. It is a limited menu but enough choices for the discerning diner.

T
Minneapolis
61 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always friendly and the chef will come out and ask how is our meal anything to improve.

DD
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Casablanca is always top-notch and inventive. The service is leisurely as is appropriate for a great meal with friends. This is one of our top choices for an evening out in Rochester.

DH
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back!! Wonderful flavors, great service, lovely atmosphere

JG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wife dish was very good, she ordered the chicken . I ordered the seafood with rice and it was very spicy ,could hardly eat it. Only ate about half of the dish. Would like to be informed before ordering if food is going to be spiced.

HH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have recommended it to many people! Excellent food, service and ambiance.

I’ll be back!

AV
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique experience and good service. Comfortable atmosphere.

TG
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the European style non-rushed dinner experience. Very quiet and personal ambiance. Creative menu. Great seafood. Sam our waiter was terrific. Perfect for special occasions