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French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar

4.6
947 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are now open for indoor dining. We require guests to wear masks when not seated. We kindly ask that you limit your stay to 90 minutes so more guests can enjoy French Meadow.

French Meadow Café and Bluestem bring you organic, fresh, sustainable farm-to-table cuisine in a warm, welcoming environment 364 days a year. As a pioneer in organic dining in the Twins Cities area, our eclectic menu offers something for everyone -- vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and omnivore alike -- plus a selection of local beers, cocktail specials, organic/sustainable wines, as well as our signature sourdough bread, pastries, and desserts. Rotating chef specials focus on seasonal organic ingredients; all of our produce and meats are from our regional farmer partners, who operate organic, sustainable, humane farms.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 947 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent patio dining. Great service and food was amazing as usual.

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FoodAdventurer
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Salmon Benedict and my husband had banana and walnut pancakes. We also got scones & croissants to go. This was simply one of my best breakfasts ever! I don't live in Minneapolis but will have breakfast there whenever I am in Minneapolis. Thank you!

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JasmineW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Restaurant is called French meadow but offered quite of few “Mexican” items that weren’t French. Overall the food was decent.

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k11free
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

French Meadow is one of my Minneapolis favorites for brunch and breakfast. The service is always friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Be sure to check out the patio! When the weather is nice, it's perfect!

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MarthaM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We went for my 60th birthday and the food was excellent! I had the vegan ravioli and it was amazing. My family had the Turkey Croissant and the Cawliflower Cheese Sandwich, both of which were excellent too. It appeared that there was one server for the whole restaurant but lots of young people working there just hanging out and I wanted to say, Help this poor waitress! I know how tough it is for restaurants to maintain staff right now, so I am grateful that they were open and that the food was so so good.

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RobinK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the earth wings! They are amazing! Going back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was warm, friendly, and efficient!

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HappyCustomer
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love coming here. This was the first time my parents had been, and they were so impressed and excited to return.

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martham
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very Nice Waitress and great food. The only small issue was waiting to get small plates and asking for re-fills of water....but no biggie.

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RandyH
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place for dinner.

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LupineLady
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great selection of vegan options. Service was excellent— attentive but didn’t rush us and was not overbearing. Try the BBQ cauliflower appetizer and the Zen salad! Great cocktails!

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vipJabba
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is super yummy! And the service was bar none!

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had picked French Meadow as a dinner place for my bridal party "proposals". There was six of us. I wanted to pick a place that catered to a few dairy allergies and a vegetarian. My friend got there before me and had asked them for a table in this back private area because of the event. They were very accommodating and welcoming. The atmosphere was perfect and I wouldn't have wanted to be any where else. Our waitress was very nice and fun to talk to. When the food arrived all of us were super happy with what we got. The bread is AMAZING. Also, the earth wings. I got the Tempeh Reuben and the vegan caesar salad. The Reuben was probably the best reuben I have had and it was vegan! The flavor was amazing. Overall an amazing place to go.

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PatriciaO
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious organic food - gluten free and vegan friendly options on the menu.

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ShellyW
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I generally have had good experience at French Meadow on Lyndale Avenue in the past, before Covid. Unfortunately, this was not the case when I went with a party of six to celebrate a birthday on Tuesday July 6. It was crazily crowded and busy for a Tuesday evening at 7 PM. But perhaps that’s because everybody is so excited to get back out in restaurants again. Nonetheless, the restaurant was not staffed appropriately for such a busy evening.We had reservations and it still took us 20 minutes to even place a drink order. Numerous order mistakes on drinks and food. I will not return until some of the return to dining excitement has died down. Very disappointing.

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CCY24
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I am surprised at how slow the service was. Our waitress looked flustered and everything took much too long: giving and taking our order, paying, etc. I’m glad the food was good because otherwise it would have been a flop!

French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you for the review & please accept our apologies on the slow service. Like all restaurants recently, we've been struggling with an unprecedented shortage of employees willing to come back to work, so on certain days we are absolutely stretched to the limit. Our servers have been working extra hard, both with covering more tables & extra tasks related to COVID safety, and are usually welcoming & friendly. I am so sorry this wasn't your experience & hope you'll give us another chance!

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Zengal
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I go out to eat, it is often at French Meadow. The food is fresh, interesting and healthy. The service is friendly and attentive.

French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar
Responded on July 6, 2021

Thank you so much -- I'm so happy you've become one of our family of "regulars"!

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YoungsinC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great; healthy and tasty! The servers were friendly too.

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EileenV
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many gluten friendly and vegan options including delicious chocolate turtle cake! Everything we ate was delicious. The service was excellent and the food came quickly.

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LawrenceR
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very friendly but not overbearing service.

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JDawn
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Great service.

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EricE
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails, followed by excellent green curry. Our vegan niece found plenty of appealing options. Service was excellent.

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joliehanna
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the turkey bacon crossisant, and my friend had the tempah tacos. Both were very good. I did not like the ketchup flavoring.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Very bad service

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good overall experience! Had a great time on a double date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for our daughter and mom. Great staff and food. Outdoor seating great only marred by ambulances and motorcycles.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoy French Meadow and am never disappointed. They have options for all eaters: vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and traditional.

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vipYeez
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the kombuca on tap and the hummus platter was amazing!

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SteveL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Parking is often a problem at this location, but I discovered that French Meadow has a few reserved parking spots underground in the ramp across the street. That worked very well.

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Jonesy
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and overall fun place!

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Hope24
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was excellent, but the food was not impressive. The place was packed so I was glad we made a reservation. Also, parking is was tough so we parked a couple blocks away. We were thankful the weather was nice for walking.

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Grace
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I was really excited to go to French Meadow but immediately it was super busy. That is always a good sign when attending a restaurant but soon we noticed that no one was coming by to help. Our server came by maybe twice and then all the other times random people would come by and help which made everything confusing. The food was quite underwhelming other than the eggs benedict (quite good). I need to give the place another chance but overall the experience was not what I was hoping for.

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Everonward
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Love this place but either it’s changing or I am. Also, likely post pandemic results. We all have to get back up to speed.

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vipsandy
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salmon and chicken pot pie were wonderful. The desserts terrific, especially the mousse cake and the fig scone. We are anxious to try more items.

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BeinMinneapolis612
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this place and am a repeat customer over the years. I do feel like the front dining room could use an upholstery and decoration refresh, but regardless, the food and service are always great. I love that my friends and I can meet up here and the menu meets everyone's needs.

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vipEllenW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The menu had a good amount of variety. The food I chose was excellent - walleye with mashed potatoes and broccolini - the pesto sauce really added an excellent flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service. Great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

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vipRobertM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My steak was burned and the replacement stake came too late. The dessert was quite ordinary. I have always had good experience, but this time it was fairly disappointing

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Hootie
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice and relaxing lunch. Service was goods as was the food.

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You can order delivery directly from French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar using the Order Online button. French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 870-7855.

French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 947 OpenTable diners.

French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.frenchmeadowcafe.com/gift-cards-1.

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.

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