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Downtown / North Loop Restaurants

Kaiseki FurukawaKaiseki Furukawa
58 reviews
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Kaiseki | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

This is an experience not your average meal. Whisky bar was awesome and the chef came out and personally thanked us for coming. More

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Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail LoungeMurray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
4331 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Food, service and ambiance was exceptional!! I would highly recommend! More

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Christos - MinneapolisChristos - Minneapolis
135 reviews
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Greek | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

It had been a long time since we had been to Christos, but we’ll be back soon. The food was delicious, especially the mushroom soup, and the service was wonderful. More

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The Capital Grille - MinneapolisThe Capital Grille - Minneapolis
3593 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Awesome, second to none, service outstanding, menu is fabulous, flexible with menu options, great drunks!! More

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Cafe Lurcat - MinneapolisCafe Lurcat - Minneapolis
3771 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Excellent food and service what more could you ask for a date night. The salmon was great and the crab cake even more so. More

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ZeloZelo
3103 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Jennifer, our server, was awesome! Super friendly and attentive with great recommendations. Our food was delicious! More

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Manny's SteakhouseManny's Steakhouse
6079 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Special dinner to celebrate my daughter’s 18th birthday. Great service and a bonus huge piece of delicious chocolate cake. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - MinneapolisRuth's Chris Steak House - Minneapolis
2393 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

My work friends were very impressed with the service and care! Thank you More

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JD Hoyt'sJD Hoyt's
1172 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Anytime I get a chance to pick up my daughter from the U of M and take her out for a nice meal, JD Hoyt's is our go-to place. We love the ambiance, the service, and the food...especially the pork chops for me! My daughter says the place has the feel of a "Frank Sinatra type of place" and she can't get over how the manager always stops to say hi and make sure everything has gone well. More

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Zen Box IzakayaZen Box Izakaya
456 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious, fresh, authentic, and well-presented. More

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Kado No MiseKado No Mise
177 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Loved everything about our experience; from the top notch service to the incredible presentation and quality. We wrapped up our meal with a visit to the second floor whiskey bar for a night cap. An epicurean adventure that requires a repeat visit soon! More

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TullibeeTullibee
580 reviews
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Nordic | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

It was restaurant week and we really enjoyed the special menu with the addition of the gouda roasted potatoes which is on the regular menu. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive. More

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The Smack ShackThe Smack Shack
342 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

A great lunch spot. We really enjoy the fresh seafood and the ambiance. More

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Buca di Beppo - MinneapolisBuca di Beppo - Minneapolis
663 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Food was great and service was outstanding. Prices are fair and portions are large. More

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Nolo's Kitchen & BarNolo's Kitchen & Bar
287 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Great food and very welcoming environment along with friendly service. Overall, I’m very happy I tried this restaurant. More

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BoroughBorough
1518 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Soooooooooo good! More

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Monello Cucina - MplsMonello Cucina - Mpls
695 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Great wine list. Well crafted food. Easy in and out with complementary valet. A great choice for Italian. More

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Atlas Grill & ClubroomAtlas Grill & Clubroom
471 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Great spot for a lunch meeting downtown. Service was very professional. More

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TORI 44 - MinneapolisTORI 44 - Minneapolis
39 reviews
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Asian | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

The food is delicious and the service is just right! More

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - MinneapolisOceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis
5792 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

The service was great with a nice setting. Food was also good. Would recommend other to visit More

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Fhima's MinneapolisFhima's Minneapolis
145 reviews
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French American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Simply a fabulous evening!! Wonderful food, attentive service by the entire staff and a stunning atmosphere. Bravo!! More

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Gluek's Restaurant & BarGluek's Restaurant & Bar
378 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

We come for the State Dance Tournament annually & only have a few hours between prelim & final competition. Therefore, we LOVE being able to make a reservation at Gluek’s (not all restaurants allow reservations this weekend!) We have both sets of Grandparents w/us, therefore, it’s nice to get in, eat, & get back to the Target Center for final competition! Friendly, quick service & good food @ good prices & EXCELLENT location near Target Center! More

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Mercury Dining Room and RailMercury Dining Room and Rail
571 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

The Brussel sprouts were one of the best dishes we have aver had. Shared three appetizer items rather than entree’s. Left more than full and for a very reasonable price More

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Stray DogStray Dog
73 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

My favorite new restaurant. Never a bad experience. 10/10 human beings More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - MinneapolisMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Minneapolis
3203 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Our entrees were so yummy and our waitress was superb! She went over and above and we had a lovely 31st Anniversary and Valentine’s Day. Wish I knew her name! More

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Nicollet Island InnNicollet Island Inn
2518 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Excellent food and ambiance. Very romantic. You never feel rushed. More

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Kafe 421Kafe 421
901 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Spectacular More

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Ike's Food & Cocktails - MinneapolisIke's Food & Cocktails - Minneapolis
357 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Great selection of American style food. Tried catch of the day - it was a wonderful unique shrimp dish. Must try the place at least once! More

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BarrioBarrio
567 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Food was good. Service was excellent .. they make a great Sangria More

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Hell's Kitchen MinneapolisHell's Kitchen Minneapolis
2390 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Delicious food and great atmosphere. More

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Mercy Bar & Dining RoomMercy Bar & Dining Room
573 reviews
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Comfort Food | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

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Service was amazing from the yome we walked in the door. Host/manager? Was very engaging, bar service was on point. My wife asked about a wine and the BT gave her a sample. Server was very knowledgeable and offered some great recommendations. My short rib was the best in the city. One caveat, theatre nights are crazy, we had our reservation at 7:30. I would recommend that if you want a nice casual experience. More

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Esker GroveEsker Grove
426 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Wonderful place. Went there on restaurant week and was not disappointed. Everything we had was great. Since it’s a limited menu, I ended up getting the chicken which doesn’t usually appeal to me. It was delicious. Very glad I got it. The chocolate/peanut butter ice cream dessert is a must-have. More

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Kindee Thai RestaurantKindee Thai Restaurant
879 reviews
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Thai | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

We will be back! It is a great alternative to the Guthrie restaurant. More

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Kierans Irish PubKierans Irish Pub
101 reviews
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Irish | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Great casual place for a beer and excellent food. Our server was on point. More

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CRAVE - LaSalle PlazaCRAVE - LaSalle Plaza
3239 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

We ate here before our play and had a delightful waiter and good food. More

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Mission American Kitchen & BarMission American Kitchen & Bar
1011 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

It’s always a great time when I’m here. The staff is friendly, the food is fantastic, and it’s a very welcoming place overall. More

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Sea ChangeSea Change
4144 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Very nice experience. Can actually talk with friends (not loud) and enjoy great food. I will go back for sure. More

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Bardo MinneapolisBardo Minneapolis
11 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

This place is just plain awesome!!! Highly recommend. More

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UNION RooftopUNION Rooftop
2188 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Tom was an excellent server who was very engaging & had great menu suggestions. Our cocktails were amazing and dessert was a perfect shareable. More

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McKinney RoeMcKinney Roe
465 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

My husband and I had dinner there prior to going to the Guthrie on a Tuesday night. The staff was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. The noise level allowed us to enjoy the music but still talk to each other. I had the shepherd's pie and he had the fish and chips both were excellent. We will definitely consider this as an option next time we are downtown for the evening. More

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The News RoomThe News Room
752 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Everything was outstanding! We had a group of 7 and the staff was wonderful. We will be back for sure ! More

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Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - MinneapolisRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - Minneapolis
1661 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Server charged me for the wrong wine, which was quite a lot more expensive than the one I ordered. I'm very glad I checked the ticket over before I paid. It brought my bill down by $20.00 after she fixed it. More

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Normandy KitchenNormandy Kitchen
298 reviews
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French | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Love to go on jazz nights ...its great! The service was exceptional also More

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FireLake Grill House Downtown MinneapolisFireLake Grill House Downtown Minneapolis
1551 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Overall great service and good food. Restaurant is in a hotel, so the space was not super unique, but it was comfortable. It was reasonably quiet, but it was a slow Monday night, so tough to tell. The prime rib was very good much larger than shown on the menu(maybe 15iz vs 10 oz in the menu), but it was advertised as smoked. Not very smoky but really tasty. The walleye was very fresh, and don’t miss the roasted vegetables. Very well prepared. Drinks are good but expensive. More

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Sushi TangoSushi Tango
266 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Good food great service More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - MinneapolisFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Minneapolis
3147 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Food was amazing and all of our servers where great, especially our server Rachel she went above and beyond to make our experience Amazing! More

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TAVERN333TAVERN333
18 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Two visits and will go again. Food is very good with plenty of options for different palates. Service is easy and non-invasive on my business discussions. More

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Randle's - MinneapolisRandle's - Minneapolis
171 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Had a great time watching the Super Bowl. Plenty of TV views from all seats. More

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Smith & PorterSmith & Porter
313 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

This place has definite potential, we just might have come on an off night. The entree was awesome so again the service might have just been off. Check it out and decide for yourself More

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Copper Pot Indian GrillCopper Pot Indian Grill
152 reviews
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Indian | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Simply great Indian food, well worth a visit, everything was delicious. More

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Sweet Chow Restaurant & BarSweet Chow Restaurant & Bar
10 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Food was excellent. We were impressed by the service. More

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Milwaukee RoadMilwaukee Road
32 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

We like going to Milwaukee Road. Nice service, good food, nice ambience-what do you want more for a nice date night out? Plus, they have a nice choice of gluten free menu items. We’ll be back! More

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TopGolf Swing Suites - Graduate MinneapolisTopGolf Swing Suites - Graduate Minneapolis
2 reviews
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Sports Bar | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Great time! More

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City Works - MinneapolisCity Works - Minneapolis
172 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Amazing happy hour deals—best things in menu for only $4 each. More

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TavolaTavola
102 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Service and food was great. Focasia bread was definitely worth it. Not a huge fan of long tables away from the person your eating with but a solid set up. More

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Beacon Public House - Graduate MinneapolisBeacon Public House - Graduate Minneapolis
156 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

We go to the Beacon either before or after Gopher basketball games. It's ideal for that! On this occasion, we had breakfast there with friends before an 11:30 a.m. game. The menu was a well-rounded breakfast menu and service and food were very good. We also like the Beacon because we can make a reservation, which is very handy when you know they will be busy. We'll go again! More

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Cosmos at Loews Minneapolis HotelCosmos at Loews Minneapolis Hotel
1065 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Big birthday followed by 2CELLOS concert. First time at Cosmos, originally chosen because of it’s good ratings, close proximity to Target Center. However, it turned out to be a fabulous choice for Cosmos independent of the concert venue. The four of us really enjoyed the food and the service, the warm ambiance was an enhancement. Looking forward to a return visit. More

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The Loop Bar + Restaurant - North LoopThe Loop Bar + Restaurant - North Loop
83 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Server was friendly and was there for business lunch. More

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BANKBANK
1273 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Went here for happy hour and early dinner before a concert at the Target Center. Nice Venue and cool décor. We were seated right away and had a great attentive server. Food was very good and the wines by the glass were excellent. Will surely go back. More

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Union Bar & GrillUnion Bar & Grill
291 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Only disappointment was we had made reservations and thought we were were in the top restaurant but they said open table doesn't give a choice. More

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Seven Steakhouse Sushi & RooftopSeven Steakhouse Sushi & Rooftop
485 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Food was great as well as service. We ordered prime ribs and they were amazing. Sides are seperate and can be shared which was unique. We had the carrot and hashbrowns which were all cooked to perfection. Prices do run high at this restaurant as steaks are prime and sides are not included. Overall, it's good for a date night. More

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508 Bar + Restaurant508 Bar + Restaurant
79 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Good service, good food and quick as we were in a hurry. Would definitely go again and Recommend More

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Erik The RedErik The Red
40 reviews
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Nordic | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Best wings in the Twin Cities!!!! More

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Jacques Restaurant and BarJacques Restaurant and Bar
48 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Outstanding service and food, as always. More

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TEN 01 SOCIAL - Hilton MinneapolisTEN 01 SOCIAL - Hilton Minneapolis
80 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Very hand for Orchestra Hall. Delicious cocktails, though expensive. Some of us thought the food was fine, but those who ordered walleye were disappointed. It didn't seem very fresh. The asparagus is overpriced, WAY overpriced! More

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The Jolliet HouseThe Jolliet House
10 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Very friendly staff and good food! I was glad to see they still kept the plaque for the Mary Tyler Moore table! More

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DakotaDakota
711 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Lovely place, great food. Wonderful atmosphere. Best ribs and wonderful gnocchi. More

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JUNJUN
43 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Food was fantastic and prices were great. You won't be disappointed with dining here. More

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Downtown / North Loop Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown / North Loop's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Kaiseki FurukawaKaiseki Furukawa
58 reviews
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Kaiseki | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

This is an experience not your average meal. Whisky bar was awesome and the chef came out and personally thanked us for coming. More

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The Capital Grille - MinneapolisThe Capital Grille - Minneapolis
3593 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Awesome, second to none, service outstanding, menu is fabulous, flexible with menu options, great drunks!! More

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Christos - MinneapolisChristos - Minneapolis
135 reviews
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Greek | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

It had been a long time since we had been to Christos, but we’ll be back soon. The food was delicious, especially the mushroom soup, and the service was wonderful. More

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Murray's Restaurant & Cocktail LoungeMurray's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
4331 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Food, service and ambiance was exceptional!! I would highly recommend! More

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Cafe Lurcat - MinneapolisCafe Lurcat - Minneapolis
3771 reviews
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American | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Excellent food and service what more could you ask for a date night. The salmon was great and the crab cake even more so. More

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ZeloZelo
3103 reviews
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Italian | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Jennifer, our server, was awesome! Super friendly and attentive with great recommendations. Our food was delicious! More

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JD Hoyt'sJD Hoyt's
1172 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Anytime I get a chance to pick up my daughter from the U of M and take her out for a nice meal, JD Hoyt's is our go-to place. We love the ambiance, the service, and the food...especially the pork chops for me! My daughter says the place has the feel of a "Frank Sinatra type of place" and she can't get over how the manager always stops to say hi and make sure everything has gone well. More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - MinneapolisRuth's Chris Steak House - Minneapolis
2393 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

My work friends were very impressed with the service and care! Thank you More

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Manny's SteakhouseManny's Steakhouse
6079 reviews
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Steak | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

Special dinner to celebrate my daughter’s 18th birthday. Great service and a bonus huge piece of delicious chocolate cake. More

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Zen Box IzakayaZen Box Izakaya
456 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown / North Loop, Twin Cities / Minneapolis

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious, fresh, authentic, and well-presented. More

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Discover North Loop of Minneapolis

Also known as the traditional warehouse district, Minneapolis' North Loop is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In between getting bites to eat, feel free to explore the three museums within the bounds of the loop, including one that features cuckoo clocks. As with many neighborhoods in Minnesota, you can find delectable Northern European delights mixed together with more well-known continental eats as well as Mexican and Asian fare. There are several places where you can find excellent, dim sum-style light lunches. You can also enjoy new American cuisine at more than half a dozen places sprinkled throughout the loop. If the mood strikes you, make the mile-and-a-half trip to Nicollet Mall and, hat in hand, channel your inner Mary Richards!