Kendall's Tavern & Chophouse

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
Kendall's Tavern & Chophouse is a neighborhood restaurant and bar in the north metro area. It is approachable, personable and timeless where the food is craveable, of the best quality yet at a price that makes it a place to visit often.

Tavern-style food will feature a variety of shareable appetizers, brick oven flatbreads, house-made soups, creative salads, char broiled burgers and handhelds and tavern favorites.

In addition to the tavern-style food, the chophouse menu will be served daily after 4:00 pm and will feature wood fired meats including rotisserie chicken, pork chops and prime steaks. Additionally signature entrees, pasta, fresh fish and side dishes will make your dinner experience complete.
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S
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was awesome that evening. Great service also.

RN
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our time and the food. The service was good and we were placed near the fireplace on a cold night.

OT
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It started as a good experience; service was good, nice ambiance next to the fire, etc. That is until we felt like we were a burden to the restaurant. Starting at 8pm they started making it clear that they were ready to close the restaurant. Keep in mind, on their hours it states they close at 10pm. They turned the lights on bright from dim, they were tearing down the kitchen loudly, they turned off the music and the service staff was staring at us. The manager even shouted across the restaurant “we are locking the doors in 10 minutes.” All before 10pm.

We still had drinks that we hadn’t finished when he said this. I have worked in restaurants for years and the customer service here was deplorable. Quality service is so important to the dining experience, otherwise patrons would just get takeout. We must not be the only people that have had this experience because there were no more than 20 guests at any given time in the restaurant. I will not be back and most importantly I will not be recommending Kendall’s to anyone.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Food and always excellent and the sangrias are delicious. Definitely my favorite restaurant.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant and bar are usually busy but we got seated right away with our reservation. Waiter was awesome, very outgoing and attentive, food was just ok.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable!

M
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable nicer local spot. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

JA
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Kendall's. It's close to home, cozy atmosphere, great food, great service. Nice view (from the deck in the summer).

MM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We like this place. Our server was friendly, helpful and attentive. We both started out with soup and they brought out warm bread. I had a ribs and chicken special. My wife had a beef skewer with potatoes and a nice assortment of grilled veggies. Overall nice experience.

SJ
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was less than good. We frequently go to Kendalls’s and have never had poor service. Waiter didn’t take away empty glasses and plates (had to ask), one check, (didn’t even ask how we wanted it), sat and chatted with our friends for a while, (never game back and asked if we wanted anything). Just poor.

DN
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress Leah, made my birthday a great event.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

The lights were flickering the whole time. Our server also noticed and attempted to fix the issue but could not.

It was like a low light strobe very unpleasant.

SS
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to play Mafia Trivia, it was Fun! Food & Service were great!!

T
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My steak was a little tough and done for being requested as medium cooked. Really good server. Decent drink prices

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mortgage payoff

b
Minneapolis
190 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant terrific patio. Love the lunch specials.

S
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kendall's is a north metro gem! The quality of the food is outstanding, the cocktail and bar selections are great and the service is exeptional. It's a little out of the way off Main Street in the Bunker Hills Golf Course, but its well worth the drive. Recently, they have afforded Kendall's patrons reserved parking up front so you no longer have to compete with the golfing crowd or event participants and park hundreds of yards away. It has become a favorite of ours.

SS
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on the Patio with friends. Service was great and the food was delicious.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great. Service was very very slow.

SG
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

So, another place close to our house that we've managed to ignore for years, but we're glad we finally went and will definitely return. The restaurant has a very cozy up north lodge feel to it. The bar area is very big, and the dining room nearby was separate enough to bring the noise level way down. There is also a very large deck for outside dining and views of the golf course. The menu ranges from sports bar to fine comfort dining, and prices are very reasonable. Drinks are also reasonable priced and were well made. Wine selection is pretty basic, but good. The food was good. Only complaint was that the huge onion rings were bland (breading and the onions). My wife enjoyed her French Dip. I had the St. Louis Style Spareribs and asked for the sauce on the side. Seasoning was good, with a nice little kick. Meat was a little overdone, but we were there towards the end of the day so the ribs had probably been prepared much earlier. They smoke and roast right in the open kitchen, which was fun to watch. You can also see that the kitchen is very clean and organized. Looking forward to going back next Summer to sit on the deck, but will likely go in the Winter too as it is a warm and cozy setting.

BK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had requested outside seating and were told it was not available. We asked our waiter since there were empty tables outside. We were then seated outside. Good service and food.

b
Minneapolis
190 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio excellent food

HR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Tasty food, great outdoor patio seating, and fantastic service!

OT
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg , as great as always!
Did not get the host’s name but wished us Happy Anniversary right away!
He gave us several seating options and so nice.
Chris was our server, he has always been a great one!
Friendly, and very professional ! He is always a delight!
Met Cindy, the manager.. had observed her many times running food, checking on tables and doing everything a competent manager should do!
Yay, Kendall’s another fantastic evening!

KB
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A pleasurable dining experience!

C
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

This is a great spot and we dine here frequently as options in the N Metro are limited. Normally awesome but this time really subpar. Has the steak skewers. Not a ton of meat for the price and the steak was very tough and chewy (even though it was undercooked) and didn’t really have any flavor. Had chicken wings, too, they tasted okay but were very soggy. Just overall not what we’ve grown to expect. I’ll definitely go back just very underwhelmed with our last experience here.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a birthday as I noted on the reservation but nothing was offered for the celebration. You should consider offering a free dessert for the individual who’s birthday it is

OT
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was so wonderful and a perfect server for a grandma and her grandson!
Food was great!
Thank you

T
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service staff at as outstanding. I ordered the Sirloin. Had an unsavory string of very tough griddle right thru the middle.

g
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

friendly staff, great food served well. Parking can be a bit of a trip in the evenings.

RC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service good value

DN
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Daniel as a serve, what a wonderful experience. He was on the ball, and had some great commentary.

CP
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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a
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was rather slow, otherwise everything was as expected.

MT
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We do breakfast here with the family quite often. Food and service has almways been excellent. My wife and I have eaten dinners here and food and service has also been excellent. Now with warmer temps we will be using the patio to eat as the view to the golf course is very nice.

OT
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ethan seated us, totally professional and charming!
Kristen served us..
What a doll, so pleasant and totally patient with our older guests!
Our salads, entrees were exceptional and a visit from Chef Corey with a new flatbread made my husband’s birthday EXTRA GREAT!
Thank you, thank you all for an awesome night!

LJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambiance...we keep coming back for our kendals fix!!

MG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Terrible service, bartender didn’t know how to make a drink they had on the menu, had to ask waitress for bread, brought one of the dinners entre

MM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Mother’s Day brunch was very delicious!😋

J
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Or was our first time here. Great ambience, service was amazing. Age even noticed the coffee was not steaming and made a fresh pot.
I had the short rib lasagna. The shirt ribs were good. The noodles were very soft and mushy. Overall it looked amazing and tasted okay.
My daughter had the poor roast and was very happy.
Loved the fresh loaf of bread.

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