Cast & Cru

4.4
827 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Cast & Cru serves Fresh Modern American Cuisine. Our Executive Chef Matt Elles features seasonal ingredients grown in our on-site gardens. The food is elegant and sophisticated yet fun and approachable.

We also have a small plates menu for more casual dining and our own Pastry Chef Melinda prepares our amazing deserts.

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.
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DW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

After a disappointing dinner with friends two months ago, this was a good improvement (even though the price as been increased).

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j
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 4 of us dining at the Cast and Cru, and all 4 of us were thrilled with the food/drinks and overall our experience. I think I have said this every time I have eaten here previously, as well. The food was delicious and menu choices are different than the standard options you find locally. We had quite a variety in our group from Salmon, steak, spagetti and meatballs, and pork tacos. We highly recommend if you haven't tried Cast and Cru before.

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch, so special, delightful and delicious. We were 2 parents, 2 grandparents and a sweet 18 month old granddaughter. We had such a fun time, and had delicious food. Our server Dave, was helpful and so enjoyable. Loved every minute. Thank you for such a fun Mother’s Day experience. We will be back to dine again. P.s.....loved the Rosemary Clooney cocktail. 😊

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TH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This has become our go to tradition for Mothers Day Brunch. Great selection and great service and great Bloody Mary Bar. Mimosas could have been bigger.

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing. Service was excellent. I did feel like our table was in the middle of the walk way. I know it was a busy day but a better location for the tiny table would have been appreciated. My one complaint is that the water tasted like iron. I could not drink it and as person who drinks water with every meal this was dissapointing.

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d
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were there for Mothers' Day Brunch: great selection and great taste!

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MC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall it was really great. However, one omelet didn’t arrive until long after everyone else had finished eating. We also got our mimosas in plastic cups, which seemed odd on a special occasion (Mother’s Day).

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dining experience, highly recommended!!

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n
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! The food and drinks were amazing definitely recommend!

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LJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at lovely outside table, attentive service and absolutely delicious meals for both diners. Highly recommend!

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c
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Main dinner menu prices way too expensive
Small plates great pricing.

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CM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Cast & Cru and Old Log Theater. Everyone was very welcoming and kind. Our waiter, Drew, was terrific and a fun addition to our lunch.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed delicious meals and great service.

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GF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Marc was our server. He has an excellent personality combined with providing outstanding service made our dinner experience outstanding!!

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A
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wednesday night is date night at Cast & Cru and the chef always comes up with some very nice food. Really enjoy.

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C
Minneapolis
51 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch was amazing! We had a last minute change to our reservation and they did everything to accommodate us. We will be back again and again!! Lovely atmosphere too!

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KS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of 8, 2 kids 6 adults eat Easter Brunch at Cast and Cru. There were a few picky eaters in the group and everyone found something they liked at the stations. Plenty of good food. Nice location

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R
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good as was the cocktails

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re seated promptly on arrival. We were given all the time we needed to order a drink and explore the menu.
Our waiter Drew (I believe) was the best! He anticipated every need. Will definitely be back!
Thank you for a very nice dining experience before the show.

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K
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely surroundings and great food. Dessert was the best - chocolate banana coconut torte . YUM

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d
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were there for Sunday Brunch and were very pleased with the ambience which was quiet and large windows surrounding an outdoor pond. The menu is not large, but what we had was very good. Wait staff(David) very attentive.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, awesome service! Drew was an amazing waiter!

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B
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great "hidden treasure" always love to do Cast & Cru when we take in the theater but food is so good we find ourselves putting Cast & Cru as regular venue we work into our date night

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great place to eat before seeing play.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite meals in Minnesota, and probably the country! It was amazing. The staff is knowledgable and we ordered some items they recommended and we were blown away. I could eat the Mac and cheese ten times over again! We tried the duck poppers and had to order more because they were such a table favorite. The Earth Cake is a must if you love desserts- don’t forget to save room. The portions are perfect and allows for you to order apps and salads without feeling like you’ve had too much. Such a great place to dine!!

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M
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the server was very courteous and attentive. We had a wonderful time.

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C
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four loved the food and the room. Our server Sean was outstanding.

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend for a high-quality meal; portion sizes were too small though.

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G
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered Walleye which was represented as fresh walleye Never frozen..other restaurants in the area have fresh walleye which means never frozen.
Desserts ordered were not worth the $12 per desert. They both had the same base with something different for a topping...over priced and not good!

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R
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our lunch; our service person was quite amicable and we enjoyed conversation with him. After the matinee' we came back to our table for coffee and dessert. WOW! Beautiful and a treat! All was good and we were very pleased with our experience. Thank you! We will be back the next time we go to a show! (P.S. Our husbands weren't overly pleased with the 'beef wellington' lunch/brunch item. They both would've preferred more 'beef'. They commented they would not order it again.)

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best, if not THE BEST dining experiences I've had in Minnesota. Our server Marc was incredibly knowledgeable, attentive and helped guide us through our courses with wine and drinks. The food was cooked perfectly and everything in each dish complimented itself.

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C
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Nice looking restaurant, very friendly staff, but both my husband and I found the food disappointing. This was an "occasion" and we didn't want to spoil the evening so we didn't say anything to each other. But after we left, we commented that the food was tasteless and not well prepared. Different entrees, and we both thought our meat was under cooked and flat My salmon was flavorless and the vegetable was so tough I couldn't eat it. The wild rice was OK, but to me it needed more flavor. Everything was edible, but certainly nothing special. We won't go back.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was better. We loved the ambiance and the view of the marsh.

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PC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

it has been a long time since we have gone to Old Log Theater and the Rosemary Clooney performance peaked our interest. The first thing that impressed me was before I even arrived. When I called for reservations, I was asked if we were attending the show; the reservation time was then recommended so that we would be able to enjoy our dinner and have time to enter the theater. The bartender even created a cocktail in honor of Rosemary which was delicious. The wait staff also asked if we were going to the show and stayed attentive so that our food came out timely. Food was well prepared and temperature was perfect.

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SH
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the Cast N Cru I have come to know and love. Thank you!

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o
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good; great server. Will be back for lunch for next production

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Y
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The braised boneless spare ribs were so good. I want to return to eat it again. The short rib tacos need more flavor.

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SH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was cold. We had to rush because the show started 20 mins after we received our food. Server was inexperienced. Should have asked if were were seeing the show when we sat down. We really rushed at the end. Entrees expensive.

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TH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Sean, was extraordinary! He offered descriptive explanations of the dishes that interested us, and then provided exactly the right amount of service - he was there when we needed something, but was never interruptive. A real pro! He made it a memorable evening, capped off by a wonderful performance in the theater!

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KM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice pre-play experience (food quality, hospitality, ambiance, value).

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