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About Lyndale Tap House
The Tap House specializes in Baltimore Style Pit Meat. This preparation involves rubbing a high-quality piece of meat with a special housemade spice mixture and allowing it to marinate for three days. The meat is then seared on a specially installed pit grill which chars the outside and cooks it juicy and tender on the inside. Finally it is sliced paper thin and served on a kaiser roll. A variety of meats are pit grilled in this fashion and served according to your desires. Popular choices include the Pit Beef served with raw onions and homemade horseradish sauce or the Pit Pork served with buttermilk coleslaw and sweet habanero barbecue sauce. Additionally, a diner can choose from a menu including gourmet hamburgers, home baked pretzels, ale steamed mussels, shells & cheese and a full selection of desserts. Vegetarian options are available and our staff would be happy to accommodate dietary needs.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Comfort Food, American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 4:00pm-2:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am-2:00am
Happy Hour everyday from 4pm-7pm and 10pm-Midnight!
Lyndale Ave and Lake St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sunday Nights - Tap House Trivia - With $3 Bacardi Drinks, and $3 Bottled Beers
Monday Nights - Board Games along with $2.50 PBR Tall Boys and a FREE Taco Bar
Tuesday Nights - Bargo! (Bingo's closely related cousin)
Wednesday Nights - Movie Night!
Thursday Nights - Ladies Night - 1/2 Priced Bottles of Wine and $4 Martinis
Big Buck Hunter
Touch Screen Games
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lyndale Tap House Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I went for a restaurant week date night. We both liked our sandwhiches and the pretzels were delicious.
Neither of us could finish our food... definitely will not go hungry here! The atmosphere of the place was casual and although it was trendy, it did not feel like your run-of-the-mill uptown joint.
The restaurant smells old and musty. They were understaffed and therefore we sat for long periods of time without being checked on (people out of drinks, needing food items, etc.). Our server was super nice and friendly but we could tell she was overwhelmed with tables and wasn't able to give much attention to any of them. This was especially disappointing considering it was during restaurant week where people are coming in to try a place they might have never been before - our whole group of 5 was newcomers and I wouldn't go back.
Due to reading mixed recent reviews, I was a little concerned about having chosen this spot for a quick meet-up/burger with a pal. But we had a great time ... enjoyed the last 1/2 hour of a happy hour (every day, 4-7 pm, I believe) which meant 2 glasses of wine for the price of 1 (yay!). Our server was friendly and pleasant and did fill us in on Happy Hour pricing. Got appetizers for 'dinner' just because there were a few we wanted, and all were good-to-better than I expected (fish taco/pretzels/walleye bites). For sure it's 'bar comfort food' oriented, but that's what we wanted ... so all good. Decent house pour for wines, plenty of beers to choose from and a super nice open-to-the outside patio. Parking is right behind it (same parking as for Fuji-Ya) ... $2. for 2 hours. Not bad in Uptown. I'll absolutely go here again.
Very disappointed in the service - slow, not attentive. Loved the menu and think the food would have been good but it was cold-cold. Ordered appetizer of cheese curds that actually were hot and good but they came with all of the other food - which was cold, especially the french fries. Also, ordered the BBQ sauce on the side - it wasn't - and menu said roasted peach coleslaw - it wasn't. Restaurant was not busy at all so not sure why such a lack of service and cold food - great concept, great menu - only wish it would have been executed better.
We went for their happy hour and had the nachos with the French fries and the bread sticks
The good news: the breadsticks were awesome!
The bad news: everything else was crap.
The nachos had cheese whiz on it. $16 nachos with cheese whiz?? Seriously?
And the added chicken had some sort of sweet flavor to it that was not good. Was actually nauseating.
The fries were like a pile of cheese edible heart attack.
The server was the one that recommended them so... yeah, the service was poor, slow and not terribly honest about what was worth ordering
The service here was impeccable. Let us take our time with menu and beer list but checked on us frequently enough to be efficient. Nice variety of local beers and the cheese curds!! Oh, the curds!! Yum.
However, when it came to the entree, the pit was unimpressive. Tasted reheated and the sauce was overpowering. Though the service was excellent and beers were adequate, I don't know that I'd pay that price for a meal there again.
I went with a friend and we both really enjoyed our meals. We started with the bean dip which was nice although maybe a more interesting bread with it would be better. The dip itself was good. We both chose pit beef sandwiches, I had the Thai Dragon and my friend had the Italian. We both loved our sandwiches and the sides. We also ordered wings to go and those were good the next day as well. Nothing fancy about the place but a great place for a quick lunch or group dinner and beer. I'll be back for sure!
They have a great happy hour 7 days a week. 2 for 1's on all tap beers from 4-7. The apps are $2 off as well and the scotch eggs are fantastic. Their signature sandwiches are spot on, and if you like spicy try the Thai Dragon. A great place to go for any reason, including watching sports. Our server was one of the best servers we have had in a LONG time!
We had lunch here on a weekend. I think this place has a lot of promise, but there needs to be more attention paid to food preparation. Fries came out cooked very inconsistently - my husband's were good, but mine were undercooked and cold. Server handled it well and brought out a new order, but unfortunately these were hot but still undercooked. I had the pit beef sandwich, and again it was lukewarm. Bun wasn't toasted. Some attention to detail in the kitchen would make us far more likely to return.
We went to the a Lyndale Taphouse early on a Thursday night- while it has a huge bar, we went for the food. Our onions rings were not cooked all the way and extremely doughy on the inside.
We also ordered a sangria and a cranberry vodka. The Sangria was great and strong bug my friend had the feeling they were just drinking cranberry cocktail...
I ended up choosing the cashew chicken salad sandwich. It was served on stale ciabatta that crumbled in the corners as I tried to hold it. Otherwise- it was medicore chicken salad. My friend had order the fish and chips. It's two small (about 5 inches) pieces of walleye on a bed of the best handcut fries-- for $15. They do have walleye bites on their appetizer list for cheaper...our mistake.
Three of us went to the restaurant for lunch on a Saturday. The entrees we had were good, but the accompaniments left much to be desired....the French fries were largely inedible (burnt to a crisp) and the coleslaw side was wilted and so small it was almost laughable. When we pointed the condition of the French fries out to the manager he just nodded and walked away. Not an incentive to come back when there are so many other restaurants to try.
Excellent service - very good food - and the beer choices were seemingly endless. I had the grilled chicken sandwich with onion rings & a Surly beer - quite nice. The televisions shifted to the NHL playoffs - great spot to have a beverage, eat tasty food and enjoy a sporting event. When the weather heats up the outdoor option will be full although Lyndale can be a busy street. Don't forget to pay for parking if you park on the street. Thank you for a great meal Lyndale Tap House!
I actually love eating here whether I am hungover or not, but if you just spent the night out in Minneapolis on a Friday or Saturday, this is THE place to go the following morning. I recommend you make reservation though because it can get really busy after 11:30 a.m. The free mimosa with your brunch entree is a nice a touch, and the servers are always very relaxed and nice.
Great food with fast, friendly service. It can be scary to try new places, especially when you're going for a special occasion! We were both glad to have tried Lyndale Tap House. The food was amazing. The server made excellent recommendations on what to try. I don't venture into Uptown often but when I do again, I'll definitely be heading back to Lyndale Tap House!
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