50 Minneapolis Restaurants to Connect In For Mother's Day

The OpenTable Team

Whether you're taking mom out for a treat or enjoying a Sunday lunch with friends, these restaurants are perfect for Mother's Day. From kid-friendly favorites to brunch-worthy hotspots, we'll help you find the perfect place to celebrate.

Restaurants:Martina, Grand Cafe, Restaurant Alma
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Seafood, French, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Linden Hills, Whittier, Downtown / Mill District

Martina

$$$$·Seafood·
Linden Hills
1,238 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Incredible food and outstanding service! My husband and I have been there for many occasions- birthday parties, date nights, Valentine’s Day, etc. Every single time we left we wereRead more
97% recommended
45 people mentioned the Churro
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Grand Cafe

$$$$·French·
Whittier
955 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Happy New year's eve menu .. :) Over the top ribeye with shaved black truffles and fois gras. Decadent as it gets, certainly not shy about pricing .. great salads to start. First Read more
96% recommended
16 people mentioned the Shellfish
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Restaurant Alma

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Mill District
3,295 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Food and Wine Pairing Menu was so Yummy! Such a fantastic local spot!
96% recommended
28 people mentioned the Flan
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The Capital Grille - Minneapolis

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / North Loop
4,161 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
We have never had a bad experience. We appreciate Ryan and all the staff always living up to our expectations.
100% recommended
Best Food in Minneapolis - St. Paul
59 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Bellecour

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Wayzata / Long Lake
1,409 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Amazing as always. Service spectacular. Timely and efficient. Food outstanding in taste and presentation...
94% recommended
54 people mentioned the French Onion Soup
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Cafe Alma

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Mill District
603 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Mark is very handsome. Food and wine and cocktails also were handsome, but not as handsome as Mark. 10/10 would recommend.
94% recommended
7 people mentioned the Lamb Burger
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Christos - Minneapolis

$$$$·Greek·
Downtown / North Loop
320 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
We’ve dined at Christos for many years. They are family owned and the food is excellent.
100% recommended
Best Value in Minneapolis - St. Paul
5 people mentioned the Gyro

The Smack Shack

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / North Loop
1,115 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Overall the food was very tasty. One order though did not seem to match the description on the menu. The place was VERY load, it was nearly impossible to have a conversation at ourRead more
95% recommended
Seafood in Minneapolis - St. Paul
14 people mentioned the Lobster Guacamole
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Chester's Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·American·
Rochester
946 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Restaurant seemed noisy at first but sitting in a booth canceled out a lot of the ambient noise. My husband and I both had excellent meals, walleye tacos and chicken with lemon sndRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in Rochester
25 people mentioned the Walleye

Manny's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown / North Loop
7,233 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great food great time we always enjoy our special occasions there
93% recommended
Steak in Minneapolis - St. Paul
211 people mentioned the Hash Browns
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Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

$$$$·American·
Downtown / North Loop
4,577 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
If you’re in the city of Minneapolis, looking for a romantic dining experience or just a nice elevated food outing with friends, The Cafe Lurçat is a must!!!
95% recommended
Romantic in Minneapolis - St. Paul
96 people mentioned the Pot Roast
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Hazelwood Bloomington

$$$$·American·
Bloomington
2,554 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Great food. Amazing service. Never disappoints!! We love Hazelwood!!!
98% recommended
Most Booked in Minneapolis - St. Paul
21 people mentioned the Walleye

Porterhouse Steak and Seafood - Lakeville

$$$$·Steak·
Lakeville
5,834 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful meal. The best I've had in a long time. The crab cake appetizer was wonderful and the lobster was very sweet & delicious. The wait staff was wonderful.
97% recommended
Best Overall in Minneapolis - St. Paul
117 people mentioned the Walleye

Lake & Irving

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
709 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Great place. Always love the food. This tune however we were not as impressed with the menu. The Lux Burger amazing as always but the other entrees of the sirloin special, & loco mRead more
97% recommended
40 people mentioned the Chicken Sandwich
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JD Hoyt's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / North Loop
1,681 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
Love JDHoyt's, food is wonderful, you never leave hungry and have leftovers you want to eat! Pat is a fantastic host, he is warm and genuine. Great music playing as a backdrop.
99% recommended
Best Overall in Minneapolis - St. Paul
38 people mentioned the Prime Rib

McCormick's Pub & Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Wayzata / Long Lake
617 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
We sat in our favorite corner table in the dining area. Food, service were both excellent! As always!
97% recommended
13 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Porter Creek Hardwood Grilll

$$$$·American·
Burnsville
586 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great food, unique flavors. Kristen was a very attentive server. Will definitely be back.
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Twin Cities / Southern Suburbs
5 people mentioned the Banana Ice Cream
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Butcher & the Boar

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown / North Loop
3,412 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
FABULOUS FOOD. I highly recommend. Deliciousness.
92% recommended
415 people mentioned the Boar
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Mill Valley Kitchen

$$$$·American·
St. Louis Park
2,768 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Great for a special occasion. Good food and excellent service
97% recommended
45 people mentioned the Bison Burger
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Holman's Table

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Saint Paul
499 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Went for Sunday brunch. Lots of choices and everyone was happy with what they ordered. Because it was not crowded we did not feel rushed and enjoyed a very leisurely dining experRead more
96% recommended
47 people mentioned the Mushroom Toast
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Maynards - Excelsior

$$$$·American·
Excelsior
2,127 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
Wonderful service and delicious food! Great location watching the boats on Lake Minnetonka.
96% recommended
Scenic View in Minneapolis - St. Paul
30 people mentioned the Walleye

Borough

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / North Loop
1,567 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
We love this restaurant! The food is simply exceptional and the prices are a value not for the quantity but for the quality, unique and delicious flavors and presentation. Service Read more
92% recommended
15 people mentioned the Old Fashioned
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VIVO Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Apple Valley
1,274 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
Yummy food but a bit expensive. Great service as our service had a good sense of humor.
94% recommended
20 people mentioned the Walleye
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Buona Sera

$$$$·Italian·
Champlin
1,918 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Food was excellent service great as usual. Raffael gracious as ever. Our server was very pleasant and cheery (?)
100% recommended
Best Food in Minneapolis - St. Paul
40 people mentioned the Walleye

6Smith

$$$$·American·
Wayzata / Long Lake
2,016 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Excellent food and service. View of Lake Minnetonka is calming. A little loud for conversation if hard of hearing.
91% recommended
35 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Axel's River Grille - Mendota

$$$$·Steak·
Saint Paul
1,539 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Father’s Day
91% recommended
Best Overall in Twin Cities / St. Paul
101 people mentioned the Popovers

Chianti Grill - Burnsville

$$$$·Italian·
Burnsville
4,659 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Our wait staff was exceptional. Very thoughtful, timely, knowledgeable and just a nice guy. Having previously owned and operated a wine bar and cafe in our family, Chianti is extRead more
97% recommended
Italian in Minneapolis - St. Paul
52 people mentioned the Walleye

Coalition on 50th and France

$$$$·American·
Edina
584 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Stopped by with a friend for drinks and appetizers - food was delicious and service very good.
92% recommended
37 people mentioned the Walleye
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The Copper Hen

$$$$·American·
Whittier
1,527 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Really great place for brunch, the food is always amazing. Never had a bad experience here.
92% recommended
Great for Brunch in Minneapolis - St. Paul
76 people mentioned the Cupcakes
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The Lexington

$$$$·American·
Saint Paul
1,378 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Rooftop Patio was lovely. Our Server Grace, in the restaurant, was the total professional.
93% recommended
Best Overall in Twin Cities / St. Paul
18 people mentioned the Steak Diane
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Chianti Grill - Roseville

$$$$·Italian·
Roseville
4,659 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Amazing food and waiters! Love this restaurant every time we go!
98% recommended
Best Overall in Twin Cities / Northern Suburbs
47 people mentioned the Walleye

Tullibee

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Downtown / North Loop
819 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Had a wonderful experience on a busy Saturday night.
87% recommended
8 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Monello Cucina - Mpls

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown / North Loop
757 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
My husband and I dined here for our 5 year wedding anniversary. Our server, Alex, did an awesome job keeping up but not going too fast with our chefs tasting and wine pairing. HeRead more
88% recommended
10 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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Wise Acre Eatery

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
South Minneapolis
286 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
We've eaten at Wise Acre several times, always a satisfying experience in every way. The noise level was quite manageable because we ate early....
91% recommended
4 people mentioned the Black Bean Burger
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4 Bells

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / North Loop
952 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always a great place for brunch! Never have disliked anything I've ordered. I would highly recommend the Chicken and Waffles
89% recommended
85 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub

$$$$·American·
Wayzata / Long Lake
1,926 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
still great spot! beautiful views and great food and drink. Staff is so professional and kind. there were 5 in our party and all were very happy with their food choices. Don't missRead more
95% recommended
Scenic View in Minneapolis - St. Paul
89 people mentioned the Walleye

Ena

$$$$·Latin American·
Uptown
2,790 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
We've eaten here before Covid and enjoyed it every time - good food, ambiance and service!
97% recommended
105 people mentioned the Sangria
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Coalition - Excelsior

$$$$·American·
Excelsior
1,236 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Great food. Only downside is that it is very loud inside and a little hard to have conversation.
92% recommended
68 people mentioned the Walleye
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Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis

$$$$·American·
Downtown / North Loop
3,520 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Food and service was excellent
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in Minneapolis - St. Paul
305 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Kendall's Tavern & Chophouse

$$$$·American·
Coon Rapids
625 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Scenic View
Kylie, our server was very sweet and Tara the manager, a rock star as always! I brought a fiend that had never dined there before and now she is a fan, Thank you once again for makRead more
93% recommended
12 people mentioned the Rotisserie Chicken
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Pittsburgh Blue - Edina

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Edina
3,825 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Server was great :) food was AMAZING . That macaroni and cheese is stupid good . And the asparagus . And literally everything lol
96% recommended
Notable Wine List in Twin Cities / Minneapolis
135 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Redstone American Grill - Maple Grove

$$$$·American·
Maple Grove
2,562 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
As usual Redstone was pretty. My friend and I were able to carry on a conversation. Our food was delicious and our server was prompt and friendly and helpful.
92% recommended
Best Food in Twin Cities / Northern Suburbs
49 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Downtown / North Loop
4,118 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
Absolutely fabulous! Beautiful restaurant, excellent food and the service was outstanding! I’ll definitely come back!
Most Booked in Minneapolis - St. Paul
241 people mentioned the Chao

Dalton & Wade

$$$$·Home cooking·
Downtown / North Loop
220 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
Why are they closing?? Was packed and food was great. So were the drinks. Waiter was upset that they were only given three days notice!
90% recommended
9 people mentioned the Pork Shoulder
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Tavern on the Hill

$$$$·American·
Duluth
19 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
We had a good dinner and there was something for everyone at the table. When one of the recommended dishes was not as expected they corrected it without asking. We will come bacRead more
95% recommended
1 people mentioned the Cioppino
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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Minneapolis

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / North Loop
6,713 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food, vibes, ane service. If you're a freeze baby like me I would suggest not choosing a booth as the AC vents are directly above them.
89% recommended
Seafood in Minneapolis - St. Paul
185 people mentioned the Baked Alaska

Esker Grove

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / North Loop
570 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Scenic View
Food and service were divine. I enjoyed the casual atmosphere but WAY too noisy. Not a relaxing dining experience to say the least. Perhaps on the patio in summer I’d enjoy it morRead more
90% recommended
12 people mentioned the Chestnut Soup
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Campiello - Eden Prairie

$$$$·Italian·
Eden Prairie
2,772 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Fabulous! My favorite is the Bruschetta for the app and the Hanger steak was delicious, very tender and very flavorful.
91% recommended
Italian in Minneapolis - St. Paul
83 people mentioned the Short Rib

Kincaid's - Bloomington

$$$$·Seafood·
Bloomington
4,895 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Great for Lunch
Food was good. Table staff attentive. Server was good but very slow at the end.
91% recommended
Seafood in Minneapolis - St. Paul
281 people mentioned the Prime Rib

ACQUA - Forest Lake - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Forest Lake
1,890 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
I wouldn't recommend the Forest Lake Acqua to a friend because the meal we were served on New Years Eve was the last one we will be able to get there. I may recommend the White BeRead more
93% recommended
96 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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