Mission American Kitchen & Bar

4.4
983 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Urban energy meets style and comfort at Mission American Kitchen & Bar. This contemporary American Restaurant is located in the beautiful IDS Center in Downtown Minneapolis. New York Times hails Mission “Top choice for contemporary American comfort food, as well as the power lunch capital of Downtown Minneapolis.“

Floor to ceiling windows, intimate plush seating, exceptional service and an extensive wine collection make Mission the perfect dining locale. Destination diners, business travelers and guests will experience a fresh approach to cooking. Well-crafted flavor combinations break the mold of traditional restaurants. Fresh seafood, flavorful salads and all-natural meats are just a glimpse of what you can expect at this award-winning restaurant.

Happy Hour Monday -Friday 4-6pm and Half off bottles of wine on Tuesdays & Saturdays.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed on Sundays

Private Event Bookings Available: Private dining rooms and the crystal court banquet facilities can accommodate dinner parties from 15 to 100, and reception events 15 - 200 people . Mission is available for large private event bookings Sunday-Saturday.

Valet and Heated Parking ramp, and street parking available.

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Phone number
(612) 339-1000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremy LaFond
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Catering
Large Private offsite events should contact Katie Klabechek with full details of the event along with potential needs. We will review the information to see if it fits within our capabilities.
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Cross street
7th & Marquette
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Parking details
Mission offers complementary parking in the IDS Center parking ramp after 5pm Monday - Saturday.

Ramp is located on Marquette between 7th and 8th streets.
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Public transit
Nicollet Mall light rail station is 2 blocks from our front doors. Exit the train and walk SW on either Nicollet or Marquette avenue.
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Special events & promotions
Thank you for considering Mission American Kitchen and Bar for your next event. Mission offers private dining during lunch and dinner for all business and social occasions. Contact Katie Klabechek at 612-875-3939
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Mission has 2 private dining rooms, a semi private room, a VIP bar section, and full restaurant buyout capabilities. For more information please call Katie Klabechek.

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What 983 People Are Saying
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was nothing special. My wife and I split the Guinness braised beef short rib. The meat was cooked nicely, however, the portions were relatively small and the carrot was undercooked. As a side, we added the bacon brussel sprouts, they were also undercooked and lacked seasoning.

Overall, the food is not worth the price; there are many restaurants in the Twin Cities where you can get much better food for the same or lower price.

I will not be keeping Mission on my list of MPLS restaurants to which I need to return.

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had to ask for bread it was not brought to us

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d
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Menu seemed heavy on seafood, and not many vegetarian options.

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SP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We had tickets to a show. It was close to the venue. We had reservations for a booth. Was seated in a private room at a tiny table with next to a table of 8-10 women. It was loud. And the main dining room had plenty of open tables. I wish I would have requested a change.
The food was very good. Not spectacular but good. We ordered halibut and scallops. Scallops had a nice crust which is hard to find. Service was slow even though restaurant wasn’t busy. Furnishings showing age...

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C
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was good but not great. There was nothing bad, it just wasn’t outstanding. I would go again but would not order the halibut nor the walleye. We ordered a great bottle of wine (it was 1/2 off) and it was delicious.

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MW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the fish of the day, Arctic Char, and it was very good and came with fingerling potatoes and broccoli rabe. Would have given the food a higher rating but the broccoli rabe was not quite done enough.

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RR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice meal. Great staff. A bit pricey

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fausto is a wonderful server!! Everyone at Mission treats us very well every single time we visit.

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BG
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always - the Mission American Kitchen was perfect. This was a business lunch and their staff knows how to balance the need to taking orders but also not to interrupt the conversation. And the food was excellent.

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JG
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beet salad was good. Served it on separate plates when we mentioned we’d be splitting it. Scallops were great. Skip the ceviche.

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LA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was the best of all the places we went in downtown over the weekend. I have to be honest we hadn't planned on coming here but another one of the top rated restaurants "due to unfortunate circumstances had to cancel our reservation" for 7:00 on Saturday night at 6:00! Now what??? The Mission American Kitchen was on the way to the theater (it is in the IDS Building) and had openings so we tried it. We were very pleased :). The food and the service was excellent. Our server went above and beyond. There were several open tables. It's not a trendy place - so the ambiance and the name may be the issue.

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SD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was just ok. Service was slow even though they weren’t very busy.

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K
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Portions seemed a little light for the price. Not much prime rib in the special omelette. Nice atmosphere and location.

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D
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels were outstanding! I really enjoyed the scallops, although the risotto was just average. But the scallops were seasoned and cooked to perfection! Great service. Tom gave great suggestions and obviously knew the menu well. We went pre-show on a Saturday night and it was pretty quiet. I imagine they get most of their business on the weeknights with the downtown business customer base. But you can't beat a Saturday half-price bottle of wine deal!

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D
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Server was great, food was good, service was quick. We did have fruit flies buzzing around and one landed in my wife’s wine glass.

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DJ
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliably great food every time. Staff is friendly and efficient. You can never go wrong with Mission American Kitchen and Bar.

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DR
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Our challenge with this restaurant as soon as we were seated. Although we were shown to our table promptly, we waited 15 minutes in an almost empty restaurant for wait staff to greet us, introduce the menu, and take a drink order. Orders were taken and the food arrived promptly but I would rate quality and taste as good at best. My walleye was well prepared and sauteed vegetables were crisp and tasty. My wife's pork tenderloin was dry and light on flavor. Overall all it was not the greatest restaurant for a special night out, and with the abundance of excellent restaurants in the city, I likely would not book this place again.

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DN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. We really enjoyed it! The food was amazing. Service was impeccable. Thank You!

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TH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was wonderful, food was excellent, only bad thing was my bout with reflux ☹️

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JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mission is a good before or after show spot. They had half off on a bottle of wine, which made it a good deal.

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TC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was not good tasting and was expensive. The service and surroundings are nice but I will not go out of my way to return here.

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LN
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought a vendor from St. Louis. MO. here for lunch. The food came out in less than 5 minutes and was fantastic! Our waiter was prompt and attentive - we felt like we were at a fancy restaurant for dinner; not just a business lunch. I had the salmon BLT (HIGHLY recommend it!), and the prices are very reasonable for the quality and service you get. Our out of town guests (who were visiting Mpls. for the first time) were very impressed.

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MM
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good overall; The Beet & Goat Cheese Salad was the only disappointment. Three slices of bland golden beets on a large salad of greens with some goat cheese tossed on top...

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G
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitres was so terrific. We had just gotten out of the hospital and needed a bland diet. She was able to offer us great options. And it was only 2 blocks from the Marriott where we were staying.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had the special, Prosciutto wrapped Salmon, it was overcooked and
very disappointing. Service was good.

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L
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was outstanding, particularly the Ahi Taco's, wow. Tables felt crowded in and the noise level was also a bit high which makes it lively, but also difficult to have a private conversation. Two entrances seem unfortunately necessary but makes it awkward for some tables (including ours) that constantly had people walking/standing by us. Had I known I would have asked for a table away from the path between the two entrances. They might want to consider some sort of divider. Again the food and service was outstanding so the minor inconvenience I mentioned above would not keep me from recommending or visiting again.

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KV
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Centrally located in the Nicolet Mall area, this eatery has a great "American" menu that should appeal to most diners. It is also located very close to the Mary Tyler Moore statue. Food is good to very good, but not spectacular. Service during our meal was top notch. Prices are in the mid-range and commensurate with food quality.

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F
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This was my first and last visit to Mission. I went with high hopes. The waitress seemed to be brand new and very out of it. The food came at all different times. The crab cakes were frozen inside. The salad drenched in dressing, the rice was mushy... the shrimp was crunchy and over battered.

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SD
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service & excellent food!

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mission was fantastic. We ended up here after a bad experience at another restaurant before a concert left our group short on time. The staff was incredibly responsive, food was excellent all around and turned our evening around. Thank you Mission!

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R
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I’m hoping it was just an off night...seated at 5:15 and only a few other tables...drinks took 20 minutes and 2 were incorrectly made and after an hour our food had not arrived. Disappointing!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It was dinner at 5pm prior to the Eagles concert. It did not feel like they were properly prepared. We did not get the bread before the meal as we saw everyone around us getting. Service was slow. Some other patrons did not even get their order taken until the guest sought out a server.

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RI
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The asparagus dish with pasta was fantastic.Everything else was excellent. Tim was the waiter and we were so impressed that we asked for him the second night we dined there. Very conversational, excellent recommendations - just an overall wonderful evening.

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S
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food. Relatively affordable. Interesting room.

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SD
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch! Had the mahi-mahi delicious!

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OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my go to places on Tuesday night half price bottle of wine. Meals are very good; will be back again

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A
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty devil eggs, delicious black bean veggie burger, average salad

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CS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, environment and outstanding staff. Will return

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M
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding and it provided an excellent place to discuss business.

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W
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always wonderful. I have never been disappointed. The wait staff are always pleasant and friendly.

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