French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar
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My partner and I went here for our 5 year anniversary. We waited for over an hour between our appetizer and dinners. When the dinner came, the butternut squash raviolis had no sauce on them whatsoever and the filling was more of a pumpkin pie flavor than something I would expect to eat as a dinner. I've been to the French Meadow in St Paul and I would have to say it's 10x better than what I experienced at this location. Our waiter was very kind and offered us free dessert for our patience. We didn't complain while we were there because we weren't in a rush, but it put an end to our night when we were hoping to go out after dinner.
It’s to hard to hear your companions at dinner.
We went on Valentine's day and the experience was terrible. They jammed way too many tables into a small area in the back and it was ridiculous how close each table was to one another. The food was awful. Ordered the braised beef rib, but what came out was clearly cheap chuck roast. This was be somewhat forgivable if it had tasted good but it was bland and extremely dry. The greens were also underdressed and unimpressive. It was embarrassingly obvious this was all a money grab by management. We will never be going back. The one redeeming quality was the server was good.
great service and ambiance, food was excellent, not noisy
Earth wings were great!
- would not seat until party arrived
- booth too tight for 7 people
- food is WAY over priced
- food not cooked as ordered (my over easy eggs were over hard)
- server/staff were very friendly
French Meadow & Bluestem is the place to go for delicious vegetarian/vegan uber-friendly food. There are meat & fish dishes too all very well prepared. Prices are quite reasonable. I've been going here for 20 years!!!
Thank you for the review, and for being a loyal regular! Here's to the next 20 years :)
The menu changes but the quality and flavor remains the same! AND Save room for dessert!
Thanks so much for the review and the good advice ;)
Great place not loud, seems to have a great menu and wine selection
Love the atmosphere and the servers! The food is always amazing and diverse:)
Our dinner and the service was excellent. We appreciated the patience shown by our server, to all the questions we asked.
This place is really cool!
We like to visit French Meadow when we are in town for the holidays. The food we had last night was excellent. I had the shrimp and grits, it was one of the specials and would definitely recommend. As others mentioned, wine by the glass options are not great. Service was ok.
Very enjoyable evening with good service. We had to wait a bit long for food but everything was above average and server was excellent. Wine was a bit pricey. Overall a good experience.
We went here for brunch on Christmas Eve. Wonderful food, really excellent drinks, and the service was great. Would highly recommend the Huevos Rancheros with salsa verde.
Thank you so much for spending your holiday with us and for taking time to write a review on Christmas Eve! Best wishes to you for the holidays -- we hope to see you back soon!
Met friends for breakfast before the holidays. Great place for a gathering to have conversation and a nice meal.
I have been to Bluestem and French Meadow many times, and have enjoyed each visit. Field to Table restaurants always appeal to me for delicious food served well. My only criticism for this early morning visit is Open Table needs to show available reservations when the restaurant portion is open. The cafe is open very early in the morning and doesn't need a reservation. Having said that the Cafe Miel and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon was amazing! The early morning service was very nice. We'll be back.
Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again.
great locally sourced food, vegan options. Great desserts
Thank you so much :)
Service was so poor I was shocked - waitress could not keep up with so few tables. Took over 15 minutes before anyone decided to even seat us and restaurant was empty! Food was incredibly dry and tasteless. Used to really like this restaurant now I will think twice
Went there for lunch on a busy Sunday, definitely glad I made a reservation. Service was great and the food was good. Stayed there for quite a while and did not feel pressured whatsoever to hurry up and leave. Will definitely come again.
Food was lovely. Server may have just been overwhelmed but we were largely ignored. Took a long time for drink order, for app order, for food to arrive, for dinner order, no offer of coffee or dessert until we asked.
A little pricey, but an overall wonderful place with delicious food. The wait staff was extremely helpful & friendly. Will be back and most definitely recommend to others.
Beautiful location. Great service. Food was interesting and well prepared.
On a Monday evening, the ambiance was both beautiful and relaxing. The food was excellent. Good place to take vegan or health-nut friends.
We had the traditional Thanksgiving dinner there and the food was not good at allBut we love the ambience and the service was great
We ate here for Thanksgiving for the third year and was disappointed to see how much the food declined compared to previous years. My husband and I both ordered their Plantsgiving entree, which was $30 a plate due to the holiday occasion. Honestly, it tasted as though the cooks making the dishes did not taste a single item. The flavors were bland, the textures were mushy and overcooked. We’ve looked forward to their vegan thanksgiving option since the first time we had it and the care to the meal was just not there. It felt like they were more interested in booking as many tables as possible than serving a thoughtfully crafted meal. Definitely wasnt worth the price and wouldn’t recommend returning for thanksgiving in the future.
Most of food was barely warm when it arrives and the Brussels sprouts were raw. The rest of the meal was bland tasting
Lovely holiday dinner. Fussy eaters are it all up. The turkey stuffing was amazing.
It is our 3rd year in a row eating Thanksgiving dinner there. It was typically a perfect spot for our family of 4, as one of us doesn't eat meat, and another can't have dairy. This year there were no substitutions allowed, so the person who can't have dairy had to order a vegan meal with a side of turkey to have the meal he wanted. We had a wonderful server. Unfortunately, we will probably look for another option next year.
We usually love this place but we went here for Thanksgiving and it was a terrible experience. We waited over an hour for our food and when it came it was cold. It listed Brussels sprout in the meal and we got a half of one. Our drinks took forever to get to us and we would have ordered more had they not taken so long and anyone would have asked us. We both had worked as servers in the past and would consider ourselves very patient but this whole experience was just awful. It seemed like no one knew what was going on and it was just a disaster.
Celebrating our son’s engagement—French Meadow/Bluestem has delicious animal & plant-based options sure to please everyone, in a great atmosphere. The staff is top notch too.
Butternut squash ravioli was outstanding. They knew it was our anniversary so they gave us the nice corner booth. Friendly but not hovering.
The food and service was all excellent in the large booth sitting promoter a marvelously intimate meal. They did run out of a couple of elements that we had ordered, but what we had was all excellent. The bread with the mussells was superb
Love this restaurant - 5 stars all around always!
I had the green curry and it was really good and fresh. The chicken was cooked to perfection and tasted organic. A lot of restaurants call themselves organic, but this one was actually organic. For dessert I had the warm apple pie which was really good. My only disappointment was the mojito, I usually drink mojito’s and I don’t think theirs was good at all, it had a fake blue color and the coconut was really dry.
Great venue for vegans and their non-vegan friends. I love the selection of vegan menu items they have here and the great teas. The only downside is their parking.
Terrific healthy food options!! Many to choose from.
Great!!! Food was delicious!
Absolutely love this restaurant! The coffee, food, waitstaff and atmosphere is wonderful! Parking can be tricky, but well worth it!
Thanks so much for the review!!! I hope to see you back soon. Oh - and keep in mind that recently we added to our free customer parking options with dedicated indoor parking across the street in the Rex26 building (it's at the ALDI level of the garage - look for the French Meadow signs).
Thanks for holding our requested table!
You're welcome :)