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Coalition

4.5
943 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Coalition Restaurant combines an inspired menu with a casually sophisticated setting in a historic downtown Excelsior main street building. The menu takes its inspiration from classic American dishes like beef, lamb, pork and walleye, creatively prepared, vibrantly presented, and influenced by cuisines around the world reflecting the global, sophisticated, expanded palates of today.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(952) 283-1952
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eli Wollenzien
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd St.
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Parking details
Street parking is available for our customers.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 943 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Our waitress was fabulous in suggesting a great wine, sharing thoughts on foods we had narrowed to, letting us feel welcomed and special. The exposed brick and lighting made is feel cozy, but still metro and fun.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great experience every time! Well wort the visit!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Extremely noisy. Hard time caring on conversation with our friends
Good wine
Salmon served undercooked and had to return. Risotto was soupy

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was excellent and the staff was very friendly & helpful. I highly recommend this Restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and service. Always go here when we visit Minnesota!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Enjoyed the Korean tacos with the dark beer. The waiter was friendly and helpful.
I also had the Shaved Prime rib sandwich. WOW everything was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were celebrating a Birthday. The server was excellent and went above and beyond. We also had a gluten allergy in the group and the server explained all the options and knew every ingredient. Can’t wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My Wife an I come here often and always enjoy our meal and our time. The staff is great. It's a busy place, but we like the atmosphere and the vibe. Always seem to run into someone we know.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Being so warmly welcomed and served set the stage for a delightful meal. Sophisticated, while locally filled with friends and families.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

My family loves Coalition! The quality of food combined with their artisan chef equals a fantastic meal. We've had almost everything on the menu and love it all. The service is excellent. Ps. We also enjoy their social hour often.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was great but our service was extremely slow.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Awesome as usual! Sally is the best!

Bob and Kathy Reimler

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lamb Sugo was an excellent and filling lunch. It wasn't quite what I had invisioned, but it was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We ❤️Coalition! The ambiance, the friendly manager and the terrific wait staff make it fabulous. We celebrated my husband's BD. Our waitress, Judy, was sincere, friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed her very much. The food is always outstanding. We dined on a Wednesday night. It wasn't as busy or noisy... a great night to go. We had a terrific time and my husband ❤️It!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food. Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Went for brunch—nice menu choices and we were all happy with our food.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Place was loud and the tables were too close together. Food was okay. Server wouldn’t replace a drink my friend ordered but didn’t care for. It was one of their own concoctions that was way too sour. $10 wasted.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fabulous as always!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had an amazing time! The Coalition is such a great place for a date night. Our server Josh was OUTSTANDING. He went above & beyond to make sure we were taken care of and educate us on the different menu items and week day themes like burger Monday’s. Sally (I think she’s the owner) is so friendly and made us feel like we’re apart of the Coalition family. We will defiantly be coming back soon!

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The carrots and risotto and salmon was good. But it was so noisy we couldn’t hear each other. I will not go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Always our favorite! This place is our neighborhood gem.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We went to celebrate my sons birthday. We had had a good experience before and keeping that in mind we took family.

The wait time for food was terrible..... like terrible . We had to inquire about our food 2 times. People who came after us were servered before us. The kids were starving because they were coming from school. I was very turned off .
The food is always good

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Loved the steak, cauliflower was delicious! A bit loud for casual conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Absolutely fantastic food! We enjoyed a blood orange mimosa, mini donuts, hot ham and cheese, plus steak and eggs. All freshly made and super flavorful.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

My friend and I enjoyed lunch at one of the booths toward the back. I made a reservation on Open Table which perhaps was not necessary but I do like the option to do that. The menu offered a number of healthy options. One thing I loved was that several of the starters would work for a complete lunch. We chose the pulled pork sliders and were not disappointed! Plenty of food and very fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We had fabulous service, great food, and a warm welcoming environment the other night when we dined at Coalition. Thank you; it was a treat!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We love Coalition & we frequent it often. The food is always superb, the specials are unique & delicious, & the service is always top notch. The only drawback has become the exorbitant noise level. We love a vibrant, energetic space...but it has gotten WAY too loud in this restaurant. I almost had to shout to my Guest this past Saturday, & clearly missed half the conversation. This really needs to be addressed; somehow. We do love summer at the outdoor tables!

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Prime rib was tasteless, tough and cold. I was very disappointed. Everything else was fine.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Sally at the front door is incredible; welcoming and organized.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Fabulous food!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great service and amazing dood

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere. A bit expensive, but food is exceptional, so that is okay. They should look into changing their menu periodically, to provide a change and more variety. Good options for healthy and lower calorie dining.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We went for an anniversary. Server was terrible, no refills, no check backs, couldn't tell us what the tap selections were, seems like she didn't want to be there and didn't want us there either.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very attentive & helpful waitress especially for gluten free choices for my friend with ciliac disease.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Another great meal/ This time we ate the bar so we could witness the bartenders practicing their art. We had our favorite the Chicken Breast molo and burrata plate.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was great as always. We love this place. Always good food, service and drinks. Had the halibut special which was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day. We were seated right away. Fabulous service. Food was good but starting with the farro and arugula salad, this was overloaded with farro. Our side dish of carrots, as well as the fingerling potatoes both were burned. The potatoes were literally dark brown. Our appetizer of mussels were mushy. Our entree's were delicious as well as the dessert.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

I eat at Coalition at least once a week. Never tire of their warm spinach salad, pulled pork buns, or the Farro and Arugula salad and can't forget their delicious brussel sprouts! Fabulous food & service!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Dave/David was a terrific server. Excellent food and wine.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Interesting menu, delicious food, friendly attentive service.

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