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French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar
French Meadow Café & Bluestem brings 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, & omnivore alike -- plus a selection of local beers, cocktail specials, organic/sustainable wines, as well as our signature sourdough bread, pastries, & desserts. Rotating chef specials focus on seasonal organic ingredients; all of our produce & meats are from our regional farmer partners, who operate organic, sustainable, humane farms.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
white cheddar | spinach | tomato | remoulade | organic brioche bun
Blackened Fish Tacos
Mahi | pico slaw | radish | cilantro-lime crme | organic mixed greens | white balsamic dressing
Their adjustments for COVID include full patio usage. Some order at counter and seat and some full service. Great food as always, we were on the side of the patio facing the street and next to the host stand so ambience was not perfect, but it's okay.
Beautiful outdoor patio filled with fresh flowers and plants. Was a great place for a leisurely (but not too leisurely :) breakfast with friends. Food is always great and service was friendly and responsive. All Covid protocol was being followed. Only question/complaint was the bottled water which was an upcharge. Server didn't explain if this was Covid related or something new? But one of our favorite places to meet for breakfast.
The Bluestem Bar is a lovely place to get breakfast or lunch as a single diner.
We had requested outdoor dining, which accounts for the noise rating. Lyndale is too busy to dine THAT close to it. Our mistake. The service was a tad slow, but when the food arrived it was delish! The tomato basil soup was a real hit! The staff we dealt with were very very nice, polite, professional. Will definitely return!
I spent an hour researching 'decent' outdoor dining to entertain family as I was visiting from Chicago in July shortly after soft opening after Covid. Not sure what all the hype is about this barely average greasy spoon. Don't go for a cocktail or any remotely healthy food choice. Reserved patio seating ( which was shown on the website and raved about ) ended up on the dirty noisy sidewalk. Not sure if there is a good food in Minneapolis. Probably should change the name to something less pretentious. This place is about as far away from a French Meadow as you could possibly get.
Fresh food with flair. Safe and friendly. Yum yum yum.
I was recently visiting MPLS and ate at French Meadow daily. Wonderful, fresh, organic food. Friendly staff...tastiest organic French fries and great desserts 🍮
Thank you so much! I hope we'll see you again next time you are in town.
So mice to back. I made reservations for the patio and was promptly seated when we arrived. The staff were all wearing PPE and so many of my favorites were on the menu. The outdoor area is lovely with all the flowers and plants. I was missing having the smoked salmon and eggs and it was on the menu!!!! Delish!
Welcome back! I'm so happy you had a great experience. Indeed, as we work back up to a more normal service situation, we are adding back many of our stand-by favorite menu items (we'd temporarily abbreviated the menu during the take-out only days). Thank you for the lovely review - I hope we'll see you again soon.
It was fun! We had a good time!
The food was good but the service was definitely lacking! We were seated in an almost empty indoor section, which was fine, but it was like they’d forgotten we were there- no waiter approached us to take drink orders, bring silverware, or even just introduce themselves. A waiter did help the one other table in that section, which was peculiar as they didn’t even seem to notice we were there. Finally about 20 minutes in the hostess came back to check on us and took our food and drink orders, realizing we still hadn’t been helped. We received our bottled waters but were missing our other drink we requested, with another waitress coming back and saying she would bring it and never doing so. Our food came in a timely manner, but our waitress, or who I can assume to be so as about 4 different people ended up bringing drinks, taking orders, bringing food, etc., didn’t check on us much at all. We had to ask for silverware and napkins, and finally gave up on getting our other drink.
Overall, the food was good and I definitely understand weekends are busy and can be overwhelming for staff, but it was overall just an off putting experience that I would not want to have again!
Amazing place for any meal or anytime!!
Our server was wonderful and the outdoor space is lovely.
Do yourself a favor and order the breakfast burrito.
Fantastic! My new fav restaurant!
Great COVID protection.
Yay! I can't say much more, other than thank you for the review! Hopefully you'll be one of our new "regulars" :)
Had a great table. Service was excellent. Food was really good. Had a Birthday brunch and it was a perfect spot.
Service was a little unfriendly
My daughter and I had lunch. It was delicious. We dined outside and the flowers and plants were beautiful. The pasties and desserts looked amazing.
Great job dealing with COVID requirements!
This was the first time I have eaten out at a restaurant since March, and I had guests from out of town. We sat outside, the food and the service was great, and it felt nice to be back at a neighborhood restaurant! Also, THANK YOU for being open on a Monday!!!
I had a reservation for outdoor seating , but a table wasn't reserved for my party. We would need to wait st least 20 min. to be seated. So, we ordered food at the counter.
The food was good but it took a very long to get and it wasn’t very warm.
My husband and I went out for Father’s Day breakfast. It was great to be back at a restaurant that we love and see the same staff who’s been there for a long time. We are grateful I’ve been able to re-open for dining options, we sat outside on the patio and it was beautiful. The food was delicious as always.
Wonderful experience! The service was great and we enjoyed the patio around the back.
Staff were cheerful, helpful and efficient. Food was excellent. Best green coconut curry ever! Flowers on patio were beautiful, seating arrangements lovely with good social distance. We have been to French Meadow many times. This visit was especially lovely. Thank you!
Staff were amazing and very respectful of need to enforce social distancing. Everything was great!
We always love it! Ambiance and patio life is really nice!
Service was just slow and non attentive. Not a deal breaker for returning because I love the place & with all other things considered, it’s understandable. I was hoping that things would be as before.
We had a reservation for Sunday breakfast on the patio at French Meadow and it was great! I originally had made my reservation for 11 but called to move it forward and they were very accommodating and made it work!
Their menu is extensive and has something for EVERYONE! Service was great from the hosts to our server.
The eggs Benedict and Martin’s Huevos Rancheros were both hits in our party.
Our server was very friendly, bubbly and pleasant. But we waited about an hour fifteen minutes for the appetizers and then the entrees came out less than 5 minutes later. Meanwhile a larger table that showed up 20 min after us was served first. No help was often found for missing things like salt and pepper. The food was alright. Posole didn't have any spice, the fish was over fried with the fish and chips. Overall, spending over 2 hours for this meal was way too long.
Great food, great service! It was fun being able to dine in and visit with friends.
Andrew the bartender is awesome and took good care of us! My burger was amazing and the chicken quesadilla app was insanely good!
We didn’t get our food until 8:30 when we ordered shortly after 7:00. Our food arrived cold.
Very good service and the food was delightful as always.
Food was ok but not like before.....got to give it a little more time
Our server (Haley??) was fantastic and the food excellent!
Amazing waitress once again! The classic eggs benedict absolutely incredible!
Nice to be outside on their lovely deck. Certainly glad they’re open again!
My best friend and I missed eating out in our neighborhood. We decided our first time back out would be just a block away, at French Meadow. The food was even better than I remembered and the servers were great
Great food and pleasant outdoor seating. Highly recommend.
They were a little overwhelmed, but dealt with it beautifully
French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar does offer 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 4.4 stars by 716 OpenTable diners.
French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.frenchmeadowcafe.com/gift-cards-1.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.