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French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar

4.6
992 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Good Vegetarian Options
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 992 people are saying
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TimT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was frickin fabulous (pardon my french) lol dad joke!

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vipGarcia
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good all-around. Too many items had goat cheese so I wound up ordering my 5th option.

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karinac
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing at French Meadow! Their vegan food was divine, the server was amazing and the place is super nice as well. Had such an amazing time.
Would be back 100 times…

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Nanc
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food quality - Fun vibe.

Great place to catch up with friends!

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Moni
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Zen Salad and the Pear and Beet Salad! All the food was fabulous!

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vipJazz
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Wrong order 2x in a row now

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great breakfast with an old friend. (I highly recommend the baked French toast.) The food was good the service was prompt and pleasant, and the price was quite reasonable. All in all, a delightful experience.

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vipGoodeats
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We sat on the back patio on a beautiful night! Had the best waiter! Food was fantastic! We will for sure be back!

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frenchie
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was surprised at the quality and the quantity of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took two clients out to dinner here and we all had a great experience. Both of them reached out to me the next day and complimented my choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Meadow never disappoints. The staff is so attentive, friendly, and fast. The menu is expansive for all eaters. The focus on clean, natural, and sensitive food is so appreciated- gluten free, dairy free, veg, vegan -so much to choose from. The outdoor space is expansive and another reason that drives me to French Meadow. The patio allows dogs which we really use.

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Maureen
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vegan choices. Love that the food is local and organic. Super wide variety on the menu. Would definitely recommend this to anyone in the Minneapolis area..

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GeorgeH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were a group of 5 with some wanting vegan options. The vegan plates were as carefully prepared as the other dishes and all were delicious. We appreciated the organic ingredients and the wonderful dessert selection. We sat outside comfortably away from traffic noise. The only issue was servers did their best but there could have been more staff on the floor.

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MarkN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate on the patio and this an excellent venue. The food was excellent!

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, as always, was top quality and the variety of vegetarian and vegan options is outstanding. Our server was so busy, but very attentive and friendly. I definitely will be going back soon!

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BelindaK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Julia, our server, was delightful. Attentive, funny, made great recommendations and feel so welcome and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From out of town, picked this place because plant based dining Staff was super personable, knowledgeable and helpful. We were seared back in the loungey area. Cool spot w jazzy music. Food cam out quite fast and was spot on!

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vipMary
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Great service, the food was a wonderful selection since one member of our dining party has gluten free and’s vegetarian requirements. We loved the ambience if our outdoor dining experience! Will return!

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makkawakkahey
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are from out of town but we’re visiting Minneapolis. Also had some family that was in town for a wedding.
We’ve been to French Meadow on previous visits and always loved it.
Once again the selection is always great, the food fantastic, and the service is awesome.
Can’t give enough praise for this place.

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BenjaminR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Most likely as a result of the current conditions of our world, staffing is tough. I did not feel like the way to staff that we had were very experienced or they were being spread way too thin amongst too many tables. Most of our food was cold upon arrival to the table. The corn pancake was dry and in desperate need of butter which did not come with it although it was brought to the table when requested. The hollandaise sauce on the eggs Benedict was called as well as the egg on top. In general over the years French meadow has not been able to maintain the high quality dining that they once had. I have been to Bluestem a couple times for dinner and had a better results than my cuisine at breakfast or lunch.

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vipMinnesotadiner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ok, our server was about a 10 plus- awesome! Claire was attentive and had a sense of urgency and timing. Our food was fresh, and we had vegan, GF and meat options. We are looking forward to going back soon!

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect place to bring our friends from out of town. One person had specific food preferences so there was something for everyone to enjoy. The ambiance in the bar/dining area was nice and quiet and a fun atmosphere. Our server was very pleasant and checked in to make sure we had what we needed. We all liked our food and enjoyed our beverage choices. I would highly recommend this place and will return!

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GTSTraveler
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible organic restaurant.

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vipZuckerman
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personable staff, pricey but worth it, great outdoor urban eating, parking availability good but biking or walking the way to go as calories are an issue and transportation to and from can burn off the calories.

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jonW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistent and fresh. Quantities sizeable (breakfast burrito) Weekends can be crowded so I suggest reservations .

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BenK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, and an excellent server. Outside seating is always the preferred option for my wife and I. So we are grateful that you have that too.

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ericb
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many options for food. A crowd pleaser for all dietary restrictions and options when you have no restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is wonderful with the right music, great lighting, and the natural decor make for a warm and comfortable feeling. Yet, the bars blue tiles and staff give the place a vibe of good energy! The food is always delicious, fresh and organic, and the service is on point. This is my go to place for a feel good experience.

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MarlienaB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Will definitely not return again. Counter service has always been absolutely horrible but I’ve always had positive experiences dining in until my birthday dinner- they were out of everything, our server did not check on us or bring anything we ever asked for- water, extra napkins, drinks, oil/butter for bread- nothing! I had to get up from our table to go order my drink from the bar.

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vipMerryH
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Meal prices were average...$15 for quiche, $15 for eggs Benedict. Drinks were pricey!!! $4 can of coke and $3 very small cartons of chocolate milk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food, and unique dishes. Very nice server, but understaffed team. The back patio was beautiful.

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NancyP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Short Ribs very good. Fried chicken sandwich very good. Drinks acceptable. Really pleasant back patio area.

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null
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food was great

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RebeccaH
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Would highly recommend! Food was delicious, wine was perfection, and service was spectacular!

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RushM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful!! Great outdoor seating!! And our server was TOP NOTCH!!!!

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NayeemA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing birthday dinner! But did have to move indoors due to the awkward outdoor seating by the traffic. Indoor seating was charming. Our servers were amazingly attentive. Both vegan and meat options were abundant. Food was delicious. Overall, an A+ experience.

French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar
Responded on August 11, 2021

Fantastic! I'm so happy to hear about your birthday dinner experience with us, and gratified that you appreciate our wide menu options :) Please come back again soon.

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SuQue
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The outside tables are good, except they are in the sun and it gets too hot. The street noise is exceptionally loud! Too hard to have a conversation. Eat inside.

French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar
Responded on August 11, 2021

I'm so sorry you weren't seated at one of our umbrella tables -- also, we are always happy to move a guest indoors if outdoor isn't their thing, your server should have offered that to you. Thanks so much for the input, we'll make sure servers are more attentive to our guests' comfort and seating preferences.

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DanP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with three friends. Two of us had a delicious Turkey Burger while the other two went for dessert. All of it was very good. The outdoor atmosphere where we sat was really nice and comfortable. Highly recommended!

French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thank you so much, it makes us happy to hear from happy customers!

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Turtle2
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent. The service was not very good. They didn’t seem to have a table ready even though we had a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The choices were AMAZING. Fancy, casual, vegetarian, comfort foods..ANYTHING!

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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 992 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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