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Lela

4.3
425 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The intriguing space at Lela is both inviting and approachable, featuring an open kitchen and urban-style experience. Alluring tastes are created via a food-forward concept anchored by a selection of prime steaks, house-made pastas, and seafood crudos.

Chart your own course through a careful selection of global wines and craft beverage. From beginning to end, Lela offers a vivid atmosphere where its bar and lounge are completing the night with creative cocktail twists and iconic flavors.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Monday through Friday
6a - 11a
Saturday & Sunday
7a - 11a

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday
11a - 2:30p

Lunch
Monday through Sunday
11a - 4p

Dinner
Monday through Sunday
4p - 10p

Happy Hour
Monday through Sunday
3p - 6p & 9p - 11p
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Phone number
(952) 656-5980
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Thomas Orbison
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Catering
Please contact Private Event Manager Emily Vieth
Emily.vieth@sheratonbloomingtonhotel.com
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952-656-5906
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-494 & Hwy 100
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Parking details
Complimentary self parking shared with hotel parking.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Private Event Manager Emily Vieth
Emily.vieth@sheratonbloomingtonhotel.com
Or
952-656-5906
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Very intimate modern/comfortable setting for 36 people seated or up to 40 people reception style.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

The adult price is $39 per person, the children’s price is $12 for kids age 6-15 and kids age 5 and under are free. The Mother's Day Brunch Buffet will feature an Omelet Station, Meat Carving Stations, Salads and Breads, Pastries and Desserts and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 425 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Felt like first night opening. 2 servers tried to wait on us, poor communicAtion. We were seated and asked what we wanted to order. No real experience or ambience here.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was a wonderful dining experience.; the food was exquisite and the whole atmosphere just fantastic!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a lovely time at happy hour. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We were all impressed with the excellent service, Our server, Adele, went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It took 15 minutes when we sat down for a server to approach us and then we only got one water glass initially. The server came by once after that and I had asked for another refill of water and coffee but never got that. Overall the food is great but the service was poor which ruined brunch for us.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing. One of these only restraints open due to bluzzard. They were short staffed. Some stayed overnight from them night before. Charlie our waiters attitude was spectacular. Polo our table server had a smile and was so charming. They manager Jaime was so amazing and kind . Food was prompt and excellant. You would never know how exhausted and pressured this staff was. Geography at their reservation desk checked on us to make sure everything was going great for us.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First visit was for a group celebrating my wife's birthday. I had read some good reviews on Lela and hoped it was good - We were all very happy with the food, service and atmosphere! The Tagliatelleini may have been the best pasta dish I've ever had. I'm looking forward to a return visit!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Delicious food, beautifully served. This is my favorite restaurant. I ate the Caesar salad with shrimp, my granddaughter had the mushroom tortellini, also doughnuts!
I especially like the decor, taupe walls and dark accents, elegant and relaxing!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at Lela's. Good food and good value.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

AMAZING food, and a giant selection of it. Everything is made in house, and MAN, it is good. Their desserts are out of this world, their skirt steak is delicious, their empanadas are delectable, the meatballs are fresh and so juicy, and all their dips and sauces are to die for! Highly recommended, bring your appetite.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was a great spot for that part of the Twin Cities. I had the chicken for dinner - it was probably the best chicken I’ve ever eaten. The skin was perfectly crispy and the meat so juicy. Very attentive server.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, food presentation was artistic and food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

a la carte menu. Food was ok but very expensive. Service was decent.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday brunch is a crapshoot anywhere you go. But Lela was the worst experience we've had over the years with special weekend brunchs. No vodka in the bloody marys 20 minutes after our order was placed. Food was quite good, but the noise level, and non-existent service made for a very unsatisfactory experience. $340 for our party's experience was outrageous. They should be ashamed of themselves for the lack of service, noise and discomfort they provided to us.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Came for Easter Brunch. I love Lela typically and have had many good lunches and dinners there. But they laid an egg that day. No one waited on us, had to beg to get someone to bring us our check, and food on the buffet was pretty sub-standard. Something was terribly mismanaged as it was more of a $12 meal, not a $40 buffet.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Really wonderful Easter brunch with delicious items on the buffet. All the food was outstanding and the décor was really great. Our entire party greatly enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch. Good quality food. Felt a bit noisy and congested but it was a holiday. Could have used a few more service people. They couldn’t quite keep up with dish removal. Salmon and skirt steak both very good. Pastries very flakey. Nice fresh fruit.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Enjoyed the prix fix lunch ($15) with friend. All three courses were tasty--the salad, smoked salmon club (very yummy) and the tres leche cake, even though couldn't finish it all. Nice atmosphere. Lots of natural light and very modern/upscale. Service excellent, too. Although when we were there we were only one of a half a dozen guests, so . . .

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great experience! We loved it, for service, food and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Delicious brunch buffet for our daughter's 16th birthday. Everything was fresh, well-crafted and yummy. The space was beautiful and the service attentive. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The brunch buffet is fantastic. They are always flipping the food to make sure it’s fresh. Tons of options, even a build your own parfait bar! So much fun, beautiful ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

we came for the Sunday brunch. It was spendy but so worth it. The service was also very attentive and helpful. I would definitely be back

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great selection of food for brunch. Excellent customer service and very friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Had a lunch meeting with a colleague. Nice quiet place with great service & a comfortable space. I haven’t stopped thinking about going back for the beet salad. It was amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The “not your basic brunch” was sooo good! Loved the Paella, shrimp, and meatball!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Slow service. Our breakfast took 2.5 hours. The food took forever to come and wasn’t very good.

We were seated 25 min after our reservation.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This place is lovely inside. Unfortunately the food doesn’t match its decor. The food was so disappointing cause nothing we had was remotely good. With all the good restaurants around this place is failing completely. Good place for wine but not a good place to eat not even appetizers.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The bar serves mini cocktails at full price. Or a large glass is half full. Very odd.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service mediocre. Steaks overdone. Very cool dining room though!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I really enjoy this place. The menu is creative and the service has always been great. Will plan to go back again soon.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great modern architecture restaurant with a nice menu, lovely ambiance, and good staff. Don't be put off that it is co-located with a hotel; the entrance and building are completely separate. It was quiet for a Saturday night but that is probably because near a number of hotels it would get more weekday traffic. Food was terrific.

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The space is beautiful. The wine list is definitely worth mentioning. Concept of the restaurant was a little confusing. The food and wine menus gave the impression of a more fine dining establishment. Based on this impression, the service was a little casual for me, though it was bad by any means. I was excited about the food menu. Quality of the food seemed to be top notch, though execution was little sub-par. I started with the crudo sampler. That was mighty tasty. For my entree, I did a little surf and turf. My lobster was slightly undercooked, and my steak was over cooked. I also ordered the Brussels sprouts as a side, which were dry and not very well seasoned. I did, however, really appreciate the salt “tasting,” which is where I was offered several different salts to use to season my food. Overall, presentation was decent, food was average, service was decent, but nothing to write home about.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food and atmosphere were really good but the best part of our dinner out was our waitperson, Juan. He was very attentive, funny, and really nice. It was also very sweet that a dessert was provided for our birthday guest.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Nice to have a high-end brunch buffet relatively nearby. Quite a bit pricier than I would want/expect even for the great variety and quality of food they offer, so this will strictly be a special occasion event for us. Kudos to the fine piano player who was playing not your usual easy listening background songs yet not getting in the way of conversation, and adding to the pleasant ambiance.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food & service good. Restaurant was physically cold,however. Turn on the heat!!!?

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Every bite of food was delicious. The bread was so fresh, the appetizers were flavorful, the pasta also so fresh and homemadee, the steaks were amazing, the fries wErethe best! The desserts were really good, although not the highlight of an otherwise top-notch meal.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Went for dinner during Restaurant Week. Husband and I had delicious steak with bernaise sauce. Friend's piece of salmon was very small and although the plate's presentation was very pretty, the amount of food on it was tiny. The appetizer meatballs and tres leches cake were exquisite. Beautiful modern room. Friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Dined here because of Restaurant Week, the food was fabulous! Loved the ceviche and the tagliatellini!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

our lunch was very good. Service good. No problem I would go back there

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Five star across the board, food, plating, service. All over the top. Stopped in for Restaurant Week ( be sure to make a reservation), and will be return in March again.
Moving forward, our top choice.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Fun new restaurant for us. Good food, great service. Nicely done!

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