Best restaurant in Dinkytown. Not too fancy, not too informal either. Quiet ambience is great for dates or business meals. Every menu item I have tried is excellent. $30 menu for two on Tuesday nights is a great bargain.
Our first time. We made a reservation but still had to wait 10-15 minutes for a table. Not a problem but, if you were on a tight schedule, it could be an issue. Food was good. Had stuffed grape leaves as an appetizer and one of the best we have had. Would have liked to see more Greek options. Overall, a good experience. Waitpeople were very helpful and friendly. We would return.
Warm greeting and ease as party slowly arrived. Friendly wait staff. Variety of foods to select from. We enjoyed the evening. Thank you
Post Valentine dinner. Food was good, had a sampler appetizer. The funniest item was the chicken “satay”. This is a Mediterranean restaurant and the taste from the grill was delightful- but not anything like Thai satay ;-). The feta and artichoke spread, tztziki and Greek meatballs were delightful. I had the vegetarian moussaka, and my date had the rack of lamb. Both very good (and flavorful) with a nice presentation.
Everything we ordered was fabulous. The Harvest Salad which is so good on its own, and the steak we ordered with it was perfectly cooked and made a filling meal in itself. The saffron chicken was great as was the appetizer platter. We love this place!
Halibut outstanding. Everyone extremely friendly. Nice place.
It's a dark restaurant. Everyone is pleasant but there was only one server the entire night. She did well but management should have had more staff.
Food was ok - not great
Wine list was mediocre
I won't go again although it's probably fine for college kids
We arrive and were seated right on time. Our waitress had many tasks but did an excellent job! Our dinners were very good. I enjoyed the Scallops. On Tuesday evenings they offer a salad, pasta dish, and dessert special. It looked wonderful. I will be back again very soon. A wonderful place to eat prior to Gopher Athletic events.
Our waitress was fantastic! She helped us find selections that fit with our dietary needs. Super friendly and great at her job!
I've written of Kafe 421 before, and can't say enough good things about it. I don't normally frequent restaurants more than once or twice a year, but the exception is Kafe 421. It's our "go to" place for a nice meal with great service and food. So many restaurants in the Twin Cities are pretentious and slightly snobby - not Kafe 421!
It is a special place that deserves your patronage. We keep coming back again and again and it is always excellent.
This is a gem of a restaurant. I have been coming here for years -- it is my go-to place. The food is excellent, the ambience charming, and the staff very hospitable. Thank you Georgia and staff.
Kafe 421 is a rare restaurant in that it is creative, dependable, friendly and fairly priced. The owner, Georgia, is a real professional and her spirit and courtesy imbues her team.
Very good food, ambiance, and service.
The staff was personable and knowledgeable.
Kafe 421 is always a joy to visit! We met for a lovely lunch, had great service, great food and left stuffed. The unique menu, warm atmosphere and delicious food always leaves a smile on our face.
Good food and great service in a fun dinkytown location. The overall ambiance of the space does not do the food and service justice.
I️ thought the desserts were a bit small for the price, but everything else was very good and a decent value
great food , authentic Greek recipes, and lots of other choices, too. Great Value, we had several different meals and app with a party of four and they were all excellent. I don't know this, but it felt like a family run restaurant. Highly recommend.
Great food and great atmosphere. People were friendly and prices were reasonable.
Tried the Gorgonzola burger and Gooey Brownie dessert. Both are outstanding! Will be back soon!
Fabulous food and courteous service! We would go back again. Love the 1/2 price bottle of wine option on Monday night.
Great salad and seafood options! Had a hard time choosing which menu item to order. We’ll be back!
We love it here!! The quality never disappoints us and the service is perfect!
No vegan options but there were a couple things that could have been customized to veganize. I had salad which had butternut squash and other yummy fall veggies in it. The dressing was very heavy and greasy but I was too busy talking to eat much. It did take quite awhile to get a server to take our order, and then to get the bill. My friend had the bouillabaisse and was enjoying it until she bit into a bad mussel. A very, very bad mussel that made her quite ill and basically ruined the night. She did mention it to our server who played it off almost like it was somehow my friend's fault and then said "well other than that, how was the meal?" Oh you mean other than getting violently ill? I felt the bouillabaisse should have been taken off our bill but it wasn't - nothing was comped and there was no apology, though my friend was too passive to press the issue.
We really enjoyed our meal here. There was a nice variety of items on the menu but not too many as to be overwhelming. The service was perfect. The wait staff was attentive and kept my water glass full. The food came out in a timely manor and was hot and tasty. We will definitely be going back. As a side note, the fresh cut fries were perfect. They reminded me of the excellent fries sold at the state fair.
food and service, as always, very good. had the saffron chicken - it was yummy and just what I needed at the end of a long day. fantastic comfort food.
Amazing food as always. Nice experience. Very reasonable prices.
Great food and service -- pleasant switch from more standard fare in the area!
This was the fourth time that we ate at Kafe 421. We keep coming back because every entree is tasty, service is good, and the value is high. If you are going to a gopher sporting event, let them know and they will get you out in time. Every daily special has been excellent. Service is friendly and efficient.
Sharing a meal with friends and family is always a treat at Kafe 421. Delicious food and friendly staff.