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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
8:00 PM
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Lela

4.0
384 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • 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
Stewart Woodman
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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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What 384 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraC 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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Cindy (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Stopped in after a kids game, amazing and thoroughly surprised by the food. Tasty and reasonable for the quality. Will stop in often!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was not good. Steak was served cold; fish was an undersized tail-portion; hamachi appetizer was inedible.

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Dave (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Nice place, clean, good food and drink, service was a bit slow, but still fine if not in a hurry. I will go back.

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Vday (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My fiancé and I were estatic about going to Lela’s for v-day. I had found it after doing some research on 5 star dining so we were really looking forward to our special evening. I made reservations for 2 for 10pm a week before. We arrived at Lela’s at 9:50pm and were very pleased with the place. We were seated and asked for a regular menu not knowing that they were only doing a vday special menu. The waiter took our special menus and brings back 2 happy hour appetizer menus telling us that the kitchen closes at 10 and we would have to order off of this menu. However, another waitress gave us the vday menus back saying we could order off of it. So after all of this confusion, we ended up having to order off of the happy hour menus. Although the food was fine, I wish we were warned that the kitchen closes earlier. Both of us got off of work late that day and were looking forward to an actual meal and not bar food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Prefix menu was not worth the $60.00 PP they charged

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Abner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Pretty good for a chain hotel restaurant.

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vipcarol (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a wonderful server who was very attentive, kept the coffee and ice tea rolling, and are breakfast was very good!

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vipSweetman (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I had heard good things about Lela, so I was expecting something better.

My gnocchi dish had good flavor, but it was lukewarm at best. My guess is that it sat for a long time while the other entrees were prepared because service was a bit on the slow side. Letting a dish sit for a long time is a real bush-league move. I would have expected someone in the kitchen to notice that it had been sitting for too long and make a new one.

I know management will say "you should have said something". But here's the thing -- when you're out with a group of people, it's about more than just your food. When you send your food back you ruin it for everyone at the table. It disrupts the rhythm of the evening.

Everyone else seemed to enjoy their food, so maybe it was just my turn to have a bad meal. It's a great looking restaurant with an interesting menu, so I will try Lela again at some point.

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vipAshley (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

What an absolutely wonderful evening. I have not had such great service anywhere in a very long time. We went for what was going to be a business meeting and ended up just being social. Literally the best overall evening out I’ve had in at least a year. If you’re lucky you’ll get to meet the manager Sammy - would not have been the same without him.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I met two friends for Happy Hour food and cocktails, and Lela was an excellent choice! We sat in the bar area and had a comfortable table and were able to talk to one another. Michael provided us excellent service, and the food, wine, and cocktails were very good and the value was excellent! I would definitely recommend Lela, and we plan to make it our spot for our monthly Happy Hour gatherings!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Awesome pasta! We did the pre-fix 3 course lunch and what a great value! The Bolognese was so flavorful as was the mushroom ravioli. We will be back!

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vipFoodieMom (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We were visiting Minneapolis and this restaurant had very good reviews online. We really enjoyed our meal. The highlights were the meatball appetizer and the crab cakes. Both were fantastic!! The wine list was pretty good and I tried a nice Malbec. For our entrees, we shared a ribeye which was tasty and well cooked. Dessert was the least exciting-- a trio of donuts. They were a little cakey and not super satisfying, but the rest of the meal was really nice.

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ParkFoodie (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great first time experience. Open Table reservation worked perfectly. Service was rock solid. Food choices were great. And biggest hit, outside of NFL/Super Bowl celebrity watching, was the donuts. What a great dessert choice!

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vipLeLu (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The setting is pleasant and sunny for Sunday brunch. Great breakfast menu plus regular menu was available. The House omelet was fluffy and filled with nicely sautéed ingredients. The crab Benedict was excellent with the patty filled with lots of crab meat. Desserts were delicious, the sorbet sampler and chocolate cake. Service was efficient and friendly.

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Roger (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

I MET WITH MY NIECE AND HER FAMILY FOR BRUNCH AFTER A CHURCH SERVICE ON SUNDAY. OUR TABLE WAS READY AT ONCE, WE HAD AN EXCLLENT SERVER AND EVERYONE WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THE FOOD THEY ORDERED. IT WAS VERY QUIET WHILE WE WERE THERE, AND SO CONVERESATION WAS RELAXED AND COMFORTABLE.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the whole experience. Beautiful space and great food.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I want more people to go to Lela! The food was great, service was friendly and fun, but it was kind of dead for a Saturday night. Granted we did go early (5:30 to 7), but it was only like 20% full even when we left. The server was knowledgeable about the menu and chatted with us without being overbearing. The food was fresh and yummy and the cocktails/wine were good. There are a ton of seating options, whether you want a banquette, table, secluded booth, casual cocktail seating, etc. It would be perfect for big groups as they have a lot of large tables and not much traffic. I hope it stays open!

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vipMama (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

There were 8 of us and we shared everything from apps to salads to entrees so much fun!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Really enjoyed this restaurant. 10 stars on the food. Especially loved the meatball. Best ever!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday. They did not do anything even tho I had informed them

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We cancelled reservations at Kinkaids when we noticed they no longer had a decent seafood offering and switched to Lela when we noticed tuna, salmon etc on the menu.
My granddaughter and I both ordered the yellowfin and were not at all impressed with the quality of the offering. One piece was so full of grisly tissue I could not eat it.
Place was not busy at six thirty, but service was pretty slow regarding drinks, appetizers.
I would not go back.

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vipKristinS (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

This is my third visit, and I have enjoyed all three visits. Great cocktails, and wonderful apps. We chose multiple apps to share, and really enjoyed (meatballs, deviled eggs and brussel sprouts were my personal favorites). It was not very busy when we were there, so noise level was great. Service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

As a self-proclaimed brunch enthusiast, I was excited to visit Lela based on the online reviews and photos. However, I was disappointed that my experience did not live up to my expectations.

When you drive up to the restaurant, it is important to note that Lela is located inside of the Sheraton Hotel; this was not called out when I made reservations on OpenTable. However, when you pull up, there is ample parking and a dedicated entrance. When you walk in into the space, it has a simple elegance to it. But the one other thing that really surprised me was...my five person party were the only guests in the restaurant.

When we sat at our table, our server remained attentive throughout the service. She shared that the Eggs Benedict was the most ordered and her favorite menu item; my two friends who ordered it commented that the taste was average. My friend who ordered the pancakes said they were middle of the road and my other friend who ordered a shrimp pasta dish said she thought her dish was average.

I wanted to a menu item that was more unique, so I ordered the donut sliders. I love a sweet savory/salty dish, so I thought this would satisfy my taste buds. Though the presentation was ok, the taste was subpar. The slider was not well proportioned to the donut bun; the donut bun was far more dense than I anticipated; the flavors did not blend well together. I also ordered a side salad and I enjoyed that more even though it was just greens with dressing.

Though the price was right, the taste was not. Therefore, I would not recommend this establishment for brunch. Perhaps, it is best to just visit during dinner for steak, but I will likely never discover if this is true.

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vipRicki (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Fine food although steak was overdone.
Service is irregular.
Like the menu and will return again.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Three of us enjoyed the Christmas buffet. The food was delicious with the usual wide variety of dishes to choose from, each and every one done to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We were there for Christmas brunch. The food was excellent for a buffet.

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Micka001 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Fabulous! Attended the Christmas dinner buffet and my expectations were far surpassed. My 93 year old mother (in a wheel chair) LOVED the Prime Rib, the green beans, the salad and everything else. I'm not a meat eater and yet found many, many vegetarian options, all of which were fabulous. I'm curious to return and try their regular menu. In short, this is not your typical hotel restaurant. Far better!!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

To start with our food took over 1.5 hours to get after we ordered. Side note we were on the early end for dinner-5:30. We were a party of 5 and everybody ordered different entrees. My steak ordered medium well was overdone as was my vegetable dish. My husband ordered a gluten free pasta that was undercooked (hard and chewy). All of us were underwhelmed. I rarely write a negative review but this was a really expensive meal-Christmas Eve- and a huge disappointment. The server was fine and the atmosphere was also fine.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

The food is wonderful as is the ambiance! Lela is a gem, my husband and I dine here often.

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