Cast & Cru

4.4
1051 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Due to State of Minnesota mandate, we are open for takeout only. We hope to see you soon! Please see the link on the right hand side to go to our takeout site.

Cast & Cru serves homemade American cuisine. We features seasonal ingredients grown in our on-site gardens. The food is fun and approachable.

Our bar serves meticulously selected wines from the top distributors and producers from around the world, as well as fine scotches, whiskey, and craft beer.

Located in the historic Old Log Theatre on 11 1/2 acres, we host theatre patrons, destination diners, and our neighbors in the Lake Minnetonka area.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1051 people are saying
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vipKennyD
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant...small menu, but what is on it is great.

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MichaelY
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats!!!!!!!

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MargaretA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We loved the outdoor ambiance however were underwhelmed with the food. The portions were very small for price and the blood orange salad lacked flavor.

The burgers were a hit, however added up with fries, truffle, etc.

We really wanted to love our meals, but even the flatbread was a meh.

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vipDavidB
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely and outstanding evening dinner. There were two couples involved in every one of our meals was exceptional. We look forward to coming back very soon. I’d give them more than five stars but that’s the most you can give in this opinion poll.

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Mac100
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service in a nice setting. Varied menus and reasonably priced wine list

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DonnaL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, presentation and wine paring for Restaurant week. Loved the experience.

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GretchenS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Cast and Cru several times as well as held private events there. Each time we have been very pleased with the quality of the food and service. Every staff member has been attentive without rushing us. I LOVED the salad I ordered and inquired about the dressing. The chef took the time to come to our table and share the recipe with me.
If you are dining at Cast and Cru and the short ribs are on the menu, order them. They are delicious! That said, we have enjoyed every dish we have ordered.
The next time we dine there we are going to request the wine room for a small group of friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome outdoor covid setup. Thanks for a great night!

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icanfathom
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Subdued lighting but big windows. And delicious mixed drinks!

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Carol
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous evening at at Cast & Cru - highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The menu on Open Table is not the menu they have at all check heir website for an updated menu. That is the only disappointment we ran inyo

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. COVID protocol great.

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JillH
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We once again had a wonderful dinner at Cast And Cru. The food was great, and the fall outside dining was beautiful!

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Birthday
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service were excellent, and the restaurant had a fine cocktail and wine list from which to choose

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First “indoor dining” since March. Felt very safe and comfortable with spaced seating near open screened windows. Food and service was excellent and ambiance very relaxing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, don’t waste your money on desserts! $10 cupcake for carrot cake. Wasn’t good! I have never complained at a restaurant. Told the staff, the manager said we don’t set the prices. Not the normal desserts they have had in the past.

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jRoy
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared the Head Chef and David the Waiter made for a very enjoyable and fun dining experience as we celebrated my wife’s birthday. Highly recommend Cast & Cru!

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Bill
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Owner parked his car in front of our table so that we could not enjoy the beautiful view. Otherwise, a wonderful outdoor place to enjoy very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really love your food and service and these days we appreciate most the ability to distance at your restaurant indoors or outdoors. It felt a bit noisy and more crowded than we liked near your bar seating on Friday, but thanks to your accommodating staff we were able to move into spacious backroom! Thank you!

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vipmerchantsoctober
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On the grounds of a theater, lovely outdoor dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely, positively, a hidden gem!! We so wish we would have tried this restaurant before, it’s truly a wonderful place to dine. Set back in a peaceful setting with a 100 year old log cabin on the grounds and seating options both indoor and outdoor. Love this place.

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DickR
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A very nice evening. The restaurant was very quiet and weather was beautiful to sit inside next to a screened window.

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MarilynS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to the Old Log since the 1970's have loved it then and still do.

The setting is like a private park. It's a special place. The additon of Cast and Cru

has added great food and service. A place to relax and spend time. More of a experience

than just dining.

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vipJPSmith
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met girlfriends for a much needed get together and had a wonderful evening! The food was excellent and our server David was fabulous! As important, we all felt extremely safe at Cast & Cru as they follow the covid procedures thoughtfully. Highly recommend for everyday dining as well as a special occasion. Enjoy!

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vipNiamh
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a magical setting! Do yourself a favor and make the trip. Amazing food, great service, and an unbeatable magical forest vibe for outdoor seating. Very Covid safe, make the trip before the weather shuts down outdoor dining.

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vipluvlocal
Minneapolis
41 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The corona virus has kept crowds down and forced reduction in the menu selection, but we have not been disappointed. There is always something new to try, and of course the short ribs are without peer. It was a relaxing evening.

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Bill
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in an absolutely beautiful outdoor setting.

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vipFamilyBoys
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drink menu. Enjoyed outdoor seating.

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Carol
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a perfect evening outside overlooking their beautiful meadow. Best dining experience in Excelsior! If you haven't tried it you must - tables are a spread throughout so you feel as though you have a private dining experience.

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Tricia
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Lovely space and outdoor seating. Limited selection on menu.

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SaraU
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I can't believe i've lived here for 4 years and had yet to experience this hidden gem. Lovely outdoor setting, amazing service and the best walleye i've ever had!

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RegD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The hanger steak and short ribs were great, as usual. The special was a burger with gouda and prosciutto, but was presented as a small ball of burger with very little on the inside. The jalapeno and shrimp flatbread was too spacey hot to eat - not warned about the heat. However, we ate outside again and the outdoor setting with the log buildings and the park-like setting cannot be matched anywhere. We will most certainly continue coming to Cast & Cru. Thanks, RD

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JohnM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great setting for outdoor dinning during Covid-19.

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Moose
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Excelsior. The food was great, and the surroundings are gorgeous, making sitting outside quite a treat.

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BobT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent time. Had a wedding close by so came for a glass of wine and flatbread. Very Good Service..... Dave I think was our waiters name. Had a table on the cabin porch.... perfect for what we were looking for. Thank you

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Snappy
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Cast & Cru for years. Does anything more need to be said?

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Bill
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitress, very helpful and thoughtful. Thank you.

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AndreaS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Cocktails were tasty and the food very good but we were rushed thru. Our waiter wanted our food order right away when he brought the drinks to us but then our food came before we were half way thru our cocktail we’d each ordered. Was not very relaxing at all.

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vipRRRR
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience for dinner. Very quiet, social distance, service (Dave) was exceptional and fun, food was fantastic and amazing atmosphere!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cast & Cru using the Order Online button. Cast & Cru also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 767-9700.

Cast & Cru is rated 4.4 stars by 1051 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.