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French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar

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711 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Good Vegetarian Options
We are now open for indoor and patio dining, with all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required by MN state regulations, and we encourage guests to wear masks. In accordance with local regulations, the maximum party size is 4 guests, or 6 if all guests are family members.

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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 711 people are saying
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BevS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food with flair. Safe and friendly. Yum yum yum.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recently visiting MPLS and ate at French Meadow daily. Wonderful, fresh, organic food. Friendly staff...tastiest organic French fries and great desserts 🍮

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Cakes0314
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was fun! We had a good time!

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Kaiah
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for any meal or anytime!!

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namaste
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the outdoor space is lovely.

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NeilK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and order the breakfast burrito.

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lmhaines2H
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! My new fav restaurant!
Great COVID protection.

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karena5610
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great table. Service was excellent. Food was really good. Had a Birthday brunch and it was a perfect spot.

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mavo
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a little unfriendly

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Yummy
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CarolL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job dealing with COVID requirements!
Thank you!

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DANIEL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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HighExpectations
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good but it took a very long to get and it wasn’t very warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The service was great and we enjoyed the patio around the back.