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French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar

4.5
835 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are now open for indoor dining. We require guests to wear masks when not seated. In accordance with local regulations, the maximum party size is 6 guests. 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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Experiences

  • Café dining only

    Multiple dates available

    From 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Monday-Friday, French Meadow will offer self-service dining in our café only. Our full lunch menu is available.

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
What 835 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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marianaq
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great brunch spot, with a lot of options and great cocktails. Their COVID-related preparations are great and we felt very safe.

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carlyc
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was perfect to get me nice and wasted

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love2eat
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We ended up getting a second entree to take home for the next day! Our server was out of this world fantastic. We asked if they had flights of wine and the server said, "we don't have any on the menu, but we can do it!" She talked to the bartender and they did whatever we wanted. We had so much fun.

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StephanieJ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food always good, service hit or miss, peek times are very loud.

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vipjanejanie
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

i arrived with a reservation for three for lunch with a request for a booth, rounded booth if possible, for a birthday lunch.

host gave last booth to a walk-in immediately ahead of us. never acknowledged my reservation and we were the only customers in the room NOT at a booth!

spa salad served to me had incorrect dressing and was inedible. server and head cook acknowledged dressing was “off.” it was burning hot as if there was pepper oil in it. i get the same salad often and can safely say this was not the proper dressing.

not a great visit and the second time during covid19 my reservation and seating was trumped by walk-ins.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great food, desserts are off the chart and when you order a drink you get your money worth 🤞🏾

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AnthonyJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant for groups with meat eaters and vegans

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Nonni
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the Nordic Hall which is being used for regular dining due to COVID. It is a very pretty setting. Gabriel was our waiter and was fantastic!

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Pbj34
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress very sweet, nice seating, cool vibe. Relaxing place to dine. Will be back.

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MarlaisB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely way to celebrate V Day safely. Great food and friendly service. Eggs Benedict & Free Range Burger are yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for Valentine's Day and had brunch, it was fantastic! This is a very cozy yet classy restaurant and I loved everything about it. Our service was great and everything felt very safe. Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Partial deli and partial pan to restaurant. Everything on the menus is solidly good. Zen Salad is a standard.

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allie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was terrible, there was a hair in my food, server didn’t check in only came to the table to take order and give check.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a a big table with two when we had reservations so that was weird. But it was quick. Everyone was nice. Food was good. I had bison sausage. Good! A little spicy but good! Have a Bloody Mary with it.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's Day breakfast with it's my hubby! The food was delicious, served quickly, staff were accommodating whenever needed and the space wasn't too noisy. Covid cleaning & safety procedures seemed to be in place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

I made a reservation for Valentines day and when we got there they said it’s too busy and gave us a table in the worst place in the restaurant while there were other open tables. We felt like we were less valued compared to other people there for no reason.

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KonnorD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cowboy burger and vegan black bean chili were phenomenal. Our server was super lovely and they had a beautiful setup for Valentine’s day

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RAYMONDK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and decadent vegan 3 course meal for Valentine’s Day! We were thrilled and will be back soon!

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MoniqueB
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I ALWAYS get the green curry vegetables and brown rice. It was amazing as usual.
:)

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HeatherP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great salmon dinner ordered by both of us. Good Cabernet to compliment the meal. We visit almost every time we are in town.

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vipDawn
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seems like their management and efficiency isn’t what it used to be.

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Healthyhappyhungry
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent healthy menu !! Fabulous selection and even better service!!

JP
vipJamesP
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

I booked a 7:30pm reservation and when we arrived the host told us they close at 8pm, so we would need to be out by 8:20pm. Our server told us the same thing and then another employee came and told us as well. Great food, but don’t take a reservation so close to closing time. We were celebrating my partner’s birthday, so it was disappointing.

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KaylenW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super at social distancing, masking, etc. Felt very safe. Taking reservations for dining-in to control capacity; offering table service to avoid congestion at the register/ordering area.
As always, the food was great. (Two thumbs up for the avocado toast on gluten-free bread.)
It remains my go-to place to meet friends for coffee or a healthy meal.
💕

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and mocktails were really good. Wasn’t overly busy but had a nice murmur. Earth wings forsure was the favorite. I would recommend.

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Nonni
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and service has never been an issue. They have taken extra precautions during the pandemic to ensure safety of customers and staff.

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Luv2view
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ever since the place decided to eliminate the outstanding Mussels dish they lost some of their attractiveness to us, sorry to say.

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JanetW
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the atmosphere. Booths are far enough apart to be Covid safe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our service was very good. I like the atmosphere. The food was a bit expensive for the quality

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was poor, food and coffee were cold. Not the typical experience I was accustomed to at French Meadow before the COVID situation. I want to support local restaurants in getting back to normal. But with this bad experience I won’t be back for a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!

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MelisahK
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Coffee was always full. Food was hot and delicious. Service was prompt.

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ErinC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was as delicious as always and the staff follow all the safety procedures for COVId dining. The space is sparkling clean and I felt very safe, comfortable and well fed!

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AdrianaC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at French Meadow ! The food was on point, the Peach Bellini was delicious and the service was outstanding.
Can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying tempeh reuben. It was fantastic!!

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ErinM
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love French Meadow! They have a lot of great gluten-free options which we needed. The nicoise salad is my favorite and my friend had a tuna melt. Delicious!

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1390
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It’s all-right. l went to grab some wine but the server had very little knowledge of wines.

I asked for tasting notes of a wine, and she didn’t seem to even know what tasting notes are. She asked the bartender and came back to say the wine has berries, strawberry notes. So I asked if this is a full bodied
wine, and she was clueless. I just ordered anyway.

And the bottle of red wine came chilled/cold. Seemed like it came right out from the fridge. Who does that?

Otherwise it’s an ok spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect 1st date!

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Roxy4of4
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband had the breakfast quesadilla and I had the quiche with hash browns. Both were very tasty and served promptly, so still hot. We asked for our Bloody’s to be extra spicy and they were. Service was friendly. No complaints at all. It’s my hubby’s birthday in a few weeks and we’re seriously considering checking out French Meadow for dinner. The menu isn’t too large as to be overwhelming but offers lots of variety. We especially liked all the organic ingredients.

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MichaelO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at French Meadow. Great team, great food, great drinks!

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 835 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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