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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Minneapolis - St. Paul

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Minneapolis - St. Paul? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Thai Pop restaurant
4.8
4.8 (605)
$31 to $50
Thai
Rochester
About the restaurant
Bringing the past to the present, Thailand to Minnesota, and the passion for good food and drinks to you.
Top review
StevenW
Dined on May 21, 2024
Very good food. I was in Rochester three days. Went to restaurant three times!! VERY GOOD!
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4.9
4.9 (1385)
$31 to $50
Spanish
South Minneapolis
About the restaurant
We are a fun & cozy neighborhood Spanish Tapas bar offering a great selection of old world wines by the glass & bottle, as well as rotating craft beers on tap and in the bottle.
Top review
Pescetarian
Dined on May 18, 2024
Rincon is simply a gem. Service is impeccable and good quality is consistent ! I highly recommend Rincon to anyone dining in Minneapolis and I recommend Rincon to all my Airbnb guests
A photo of Bagu Sushi & Thai restaurant
4.9
4.9 (295)
$31 to $50
Sushi
South Minneapolis
About the restaurant
Neighborhood restaurant serves fresh and clean Japanese & Thai food in a friendly atmosphere.
Top review
NeilB
Dined on May 11, 2024
A lovely little place to eat within distance of anywhere in the twin cities. Very high quality fish and wonderful new presentations all the time. Have been eating Sushi for 30 years and this is now the place top go in the Twin Cities.
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4.8
4.8 (6323)
$30 and under
Italian
Bloomington
About the restaurant
CURRENTLY, ALL RESERVATIONS MADE WILL BE FOR INSIDE SEATING.  PATIO SEATING IS ALL FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. THANK YOU.

At Ciao Bella, we serve simple, fresh Italian cuisine made from local ingredients. Our handcrafted meals are accompanied by a thoughtful, approachable wine selection. We believe dining is more than food: it is an experience, and ours is quality. Enjoy your handcrafted meal on our lively outdoor patio, or take in the local art collection in our dining room. Our philosophy is simple: quality food and wine presented with welcoming service. Every meal. Every day. Please join us.

A Minneapolis metro favorite, Ciao Bella was opened in 1997 by Minneapolis restaurateur Rick Webb, whose pursuits have set the standard in Twin Cities dining for over 40 years. Heading downtown? Visit Ciao Bella’s sister restaurant, Zelo, for another dining experience from Rick Webb featuring handcrafted food and dedicated service.

Top review
AmandaL
Dined 2 days ago
The entire experience was flawless. The noise level was a light high but people were clearly enjoying themselves, the food, and the great service. I look forward to dining there again!
A photo of Italian Eatery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2404)
$30 and under
Italian
South Minneapolis
About the restaurant
*******Starting April 22nd, 2024 we will be adjusting operations and capacity. Reservations will be released one week at time the week before for the following week ******

*******Stay tuned on updates and reservations released via our website and newsletter. www.italianeatery.com ********

ie is a neighborhood eatery at heart. Conveniently located on the Minnehaha Parkway nestled between the lakes of south Minneapolis. It is inspired by the dining traditions of the Italian family; community, laughter, and conversation. We welcome you to join us for a meal at our table.

Top review
Robbin
Dined 2 days ago
We are so sad that this was probably our last meal at ie! It was such a pleasure to take a visiting friend with us last night. She said it was the BEST Italian food she has ever had (including in Italy)!!! Taryn was our server and she was outstanding! We will miss the yummy Mussels in Limoncello broth - an epic way to start a meal. Thanks ie for great food…great service…and amazing memories!
A photo of The Capital Grille - Minneapolis restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4593)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
The only thing I would have changed. The Old Fashion should have had a large square ice cube. A restaurant of this caliber should know this about a craft cocktail.
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4.8
4.8 (881)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
The Butchers Tale presents a fresh approach to the culinary world of artisanal meats brining back favorites and introducing new tangy, melt-in-your-mouth options including, Wagyu beef, double-cut smoked pork chops, smoked beef long rib, grilled oysters and other extensive seafood offerings.

The Butchers Tale has every mood, taste, budget, and craving covered, from specialty meats and steaks like Wagyu and prime steaks in our main dining room; to juicy burgers, fried chicken and handmade brats on our award-winning patio and beer garden. The Butchers Tale has everything needed to spend memorable time with family, friends and neighbors. We also feature 3 great private dining and event spaces that accommodate groups from 8 people up to 120.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food was fire good vibes only thing I would say our table was a little to close to others
A photo of Porterhouse Steak and Seafood - Lakeville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (7424)
$31 to $50
Steak
Lakeville
About the restaurant
Porterhouse Steak and Seafood offers casual-fine dining with a Supper Club atmosphere. The menu consists of premium steaks aged a minimum of twenty eight days, fresh fish & seafood. All entrees are served with a choice of House, Caesar or Spinach salad, bread and choice of Potato or Vegetable.
Top review
Grist
Dined 2 days ago
Had a great, well-aged rib eye, something I’ll rarely order out since it’s rarely cooked correctly. Here it was PERFECT! Portions are large and the martinis are even larger!
A photo of Bleu Duck Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1176)
$31 to $50
American
Rochester
About the restaurant
Our Chef’s take inspiration from Billy Madison who drew a blue duck because he had never seen one before, and he wanted to see a blue duck! Well, since our chefs love classic Adam Sandler humor and innovative cooking, we thought that Bleu Duck was the perfect name to showcase our fun environment and staff as well as our unique and creative menu. Just like Billy, we like to try things that you’ve never seen before! 
 
Bleu Duck Kitchen and Oyster Bar is a full service restaurant that provides a fun and welcoming atmosphere where white linens meet a casual feel to create the new concept of “fun-dining”. Co-Owners Erik Kleven and Jennifer Lester regard each customer as a welcomed friend, and aim to provide them with an experience that is both personal and unique every time they visit.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
An outstanding dining experience! The food was amazing and the service was equally good. The scallops were the tenderest, most flavorful I have ever tasted! And my husband loved the Korean bbq inspired steak. Plus, you just gotta love any establishment that includes vintage Curtis Mayfield on their playlist.
A photo of Zelo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3907)
$30 and under
Italian
Downtown / North Loop
About the restaurant
At Zelo, we serve simple, fresh Italian cuisine made from local ingredients. Our handcrafted meals accompany a thoughtful, approachable wine selection. We believe dining is more than a menu: it is an experience, and ours is quality. When you’re our guest, our staff learn your name and remember your favorite glass of wine. We passionately commit to bring you the full dining experience – quality food and wine presented with welcoming service. Every meal. Every day. Please join us.

An enduring Minneapolis destination, Zelo was opened in 1999 by Rick Webb, a Minnesota restaurateur whose pursuits have set the standard in Twin Cities dining for over 40 years. Looking for another unparalleled dining experience in the south metro? Visit Rick Webb’s acclaimed Ciao Bella, the restaurant that inspired Zelo’s handcrafted food and dedicated service.

Top review
Pattyvoicevip
Dined 1 day ago
We wanted to come back to Zelo before we saw a concert at the Dakota. We frequent Ciao Bella in Bloomington, and love the menu at both places. It did not disappoint! Italian red wine was wonderful and each dish was so beautifully prepared. Herman was a fantastic waiter. We will be back! Thank you!
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