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About Cosmos at Loews Minneapolis Hotel

Cosmos at Loews Minneapolis Hotel is a sleek restaurant & lounge serving contemporary cuisine. Chef Timothy Fischer's menus offer the finest flavors of traditional Midwest cooking, and feature a host of local products.

601 First Avenue North Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Continental, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday and Sunday: 6:30am - 1:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday thru Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Target Center

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 312-1168

Website:
http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Minneapolis-Hotel/dining/restaurants

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking during Breakfast and Dinner
Validated self parking in Mayo Clinic Square
Self street parking available

Executive Chef:
Timothy Fischer

Private Party Facilities:
Cosmos Bar and Restaurant are available for private functions. The floor can accomodate up to 250 persons at one time in a reception style atmosphere.

Private Party Contact:
Tony Richards: (612) 312-1834

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cosmos at Loews Minneapolis Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for a Date (5)
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Special Occasion (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Romantic (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Haven’t been in years and still in my opinion is the best restaurant. The experience they deliver is the best and our server Patricia was the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We went here for brunch on a Sunday before a show at the Target Center. It is right across the street. Great staff. Great brunch buffet.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service was slow even though we told our server that we had tickets to an 8:00 p.m. show.
The men who were with us thought that the entree portions were too small - smaller than they expected.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The buffet was very, very good. Comes with made to order omelette, we declined the omelette.
But there was plenty of food. Everything about this meal was excellent. Hats off to our waiter Daniel, we arrived just in time to witness something, not going to say what, But Daniel handled it extremely well. Yep its a little pricey, But in my honest opinion, its so worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

YES, YES, YES. Started out with Shrimp cocktail. Then received sushi on a cucumber slice, with a few other things on top. I had the Chicken Wild rice soup(Best soup ever tasted). Then comes the Palette cleanser. Main coarse was Beef Tenderloin medium rare as suggested. With our check we received a raspberry tort ball, it must have a little cream cheese in it because my wife didn't like it, LUCKY for me.

This was one of the best meals I have ever eaten

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice looking place with good service and reasonable prices, but there were only 4 entrees on the menu! We had the chicken and the salmon, and they were both very good, but I had my heart set on the scallops that were listed in the online menu and also featured on a poster in the elevator. I expected more choices. On the positive side, the place was nearly empty, so getting a reservation and evening changing it was easy. We also thought the little extras appetizers they treated us to were very fun. Even the tea was served in exotic little pyramids. A classy place to eat, if you don't need a lot of choices.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had a Memorable meal; delightful.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A hidden surprise in downtown. First time for all four of us, and enjoyed it immensely. Staff was very professional and the presentations were sharp. Had the NY Strip myself; would go for the tenderloin next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Had a small post wedding drinks and dinner get together. All aspects of our dinner were great! Wonderful cocktails, appitzers, and dinner service. We will be going back soon !

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day buffet was very good. Options for everyone and good service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Long time favorite and still very good. Some newer dishes are worth trying. One of the best walleye dinners in town.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day brunch. The array of food choices were wonderful. Every dish was prepared well, tasted good, and the service was top-notch. Ever since the Airport Hilton stopped having its special brunch on Mother's Day, we've been looking for a replacement. The one at Cosmos was equally as delightful. Not as many food choices at the Hilton used to have, but certainly equal or better in quality and taste. I truly hope Cosmos continues offering special brunches like this for other occasions - e.g. Easter, Father's Day, and any other occasion they can think of. Great job and a superb buffet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch buffet at Cosmo's was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was great and it was fun to see all the Mother's with families of all ages. The seafood bar and the dessert and pastry bars were exceptionally tasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had brunch at Cosmos for Mother's Day. Overall, the food was just so-so. The eggs benedict were overcooked (yet not warm), the onions in the spinach salad were insanely vineger-y, etc. The service wasn't great, either. The host who sat us at our table felt compelled, for some reason, to announce how much the brunch cost for each person. Then he took the knives from my children's place settings without asking. Even though my kids are too young for knives themselves, it would have been nice to not have to use my own on their meals so that all my food didn't have to taste like maple syrup. We also had to ask a different waiter for water, as we didn't see our guy much.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Delicious food, Farm-to table experience, and we were very well taken care of.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Always outstanding food and service. Beautiful space. The food presentation is incredible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Hands down the best New American cuisine I've had in/around Minneapolis. I already can't wait to go back.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great food and presentation. Excellent waiter.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I love this restaurant. The food is stellar. Menu offers an excellent variety of food for the gourmet to the more grounded fare. Burger is THE best while the Crispy Skin Salmon and Mushroom Risotto--MWAH. It is not overcrowded, which is not so good for the bottom line but wonderful if you enjoy conversation during dinner!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Lovely Easter Brunch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food was delicious and a beautifully presented brunch. Staff were friendly but the wait staff was inattentive.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Food and service fantastic again. The surrounding neighborhood is very sketchy so be wary, take cabs and don't walk the streets around the hotel. The restaurant is amazing however.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Excellent food for dinner and brunch! Service was fantastic as well! Highly recommend! !

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Restaurant was completely empty on a Saturday night at 8:00 pm. Odd. After a noticeable service lapse at start of meal, service improved. Good meal but without ambience and service, it felt more like dining at home except expensive.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Very disappointed with cosmos after reading great reviews. Some food was good. Charcuterie plate was good though we were not told anything about it. The intermezzos were fun and enjoyable. Hanger steak was a good solid choice, scallops were far too salty. Service was sub par. Our server did not seem familiar with the menu or how things were prepared. But we did get a free dessert for a birthday. We will not return and we would not recommend Cosmos.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Very good food, with locally sourced and grown ingredients. The menu is a nice change from what a lot of others are serving. Definitely on the healthier side, the food had excellent flavor. They don't have a large craft beer menu, but offer a few local favorites. Great place to go before a Target Center event, they have valet parking as well, which makes getting home a bit quicker. I would only suggest they add some art work or color, as there is a lot of brown going on.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Good place to grab an drink and maybe have a business dinner. Food tries to be fancy but is just ok. Staff is Ok, friendly enough but order was scattered and they forgot the sides. Drinks were ok asked for a gimlet with fresh lime juice and i got straight up vodka with a lime. Oh Well, but location convenient for a concert.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Horrible, horrible service. It took 30 mins to get our first drink! We had to go to the bar to get our own drinks, after we finished our first round.

More then likely will not be coming back.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2017

The night we went it was very loud, due to a company party. So I imagine it's not always that loud.... The food is good, nothing spectacular though. Prices are pretty high and you don't get a side with your dinner, you pay separately for a side IF you want one, which cost $6.00 on up. I asked for my steak rare and it came out more med-rare, thank goodness it wasn't cooked anymore than that. I'm not much for complaining, but when a steak is that spendy..... it should be done right. Service was great & friendly! Our server made sure our food came out fast, since we had a concert to go to right next door. We were impressed with that. The manager also came by to make sure everything was good, it was nice to feel taken care of. The ambiance is nice, it has a very modern feel to it.
I'd definitely like to go back and try something other than a steak..

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2017

This was our first experience at Cosmos. We were very pleased with the service and the food.
We would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Years Eve Prixe Fix menu was amazing. Kudos to the lamb ribeye and lamb bacon! So good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2016

the bread is super good. Large pasta is kind of small but very tasty. Love the valleye.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Refreshed menu is nice. Steak was done perfectly. Presentations were delightful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We went for Christmas dinner. Our reservation was for 5:00. We expected the regular menu and the 3 course Christmas fixed price menu. When we got to the restaurant there was a table of four and one of two already eating. The waiter explained it was only the Christmas menu which had four entree options. Then he explained that they were out of the Pheasant, which left a pasta, scallops or steak. That was disappointing and surprising so early in the evening with an empty restaurant. We determined chicken could be substituted.

The salad was fine, the presentation nice, and bread quite good. When my "pheasant / chicken" arrive it looked like a piece of chicken you would get on an airplane. The side vegetable was sliced succotash - which was barely cooked and still crunchy. Yellow plus yellow on a white plate. The desserts were OK. For $60 I was not impressed.

The service was friendly and attentive. And the space modern and nicely decorated.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Food was good but the menu had odd descriptions. For example: they had lamb and then the details of the sides but not the cut of the lamb or how it would be flavored.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We were there for Thanksgiving. The meals of turkey for one and sea bass for myself was great. Best sea bass I've had. Service was also great

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2016

New menu is an improvement. They kept enough of the "old standbys" along with the newer items. Food is excellent. Service is very attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food took an extremely long time to come out. When it did, half of the people's food was cold. The steaks that were sent back that were ordered Med Rare came back Medium Well. We did let the staff know but nothing was done to make it right. I had short ribs and was expecting amazing food for the price, instead it was overcooked and just OK.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Tremendous meal!
We have tried to dine here a couple of times when we traveled to Minneapolis, but it never worked out. We had heard good things, but were wary due to its location as a hotel restaurant (and the atmosphere is a bit lacking, but not horrible.) The regular menu looks nice, but others had recommended the chef's tasting menu. The chef actually comes out to your table to talk about your likes, dislikes, how many courses you would like, etc. They don't have a sommelier, but the wine buyer and your waiter work together to make up wine parings. We gave them a bit of direction and then the entire rest of the meal was a surprise. And a wonderful surprise it was! Every course was delicious and paired beautifully with the wines. The price at the end of the evening was very reasonable for what we were served--we expected it to cost more than it did.
We will definitely return. Our waiter (and the chef) told us to ask for the chef's table the next time for a more intimate experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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