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
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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
95% recommended
16 people mentioned the Shellfish
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Restaurant Alma

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / Mill District
3,295 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Food and Wine Pairing Menu was so Yummy! Such a fantastic local spot!
94% recommended
28 people mentioned the Flan
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The Capital Grille - Minneapolis

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / North Loop
4,026 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great food. Never had eaten a better filet in my life! I just wish that COVID did not diminish the overall business. Life was more fun when it was normal.
99% recommended
Best Service 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
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Mark is very handsome. Food and wine and cocktails also were handsome, but not as handsome as Mark. 10/10 would recommend.
95% recommended
7 people mentioned the Lamb Burger
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Christos - Minneapolis

$$$$·Greek·
Downtown / North Loop
248 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great food and service at reasonable pricing will be recommending to all my friends.
97% recommended
5 people mentioned the Gyro
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The Smack Shack

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / North Loop
801 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
Super yummy seafood! Our server was super helpful and the oysters were fantastic!
96% recommended
14 people mentioned the Lobster Guacamole
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Chester's Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·American·
Rochester
721 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Comfort Food
Wonderfully diverse menu. Every item we have had over many visits has been creatie and tasty.
97% recommended
Most Booked in Rochester
25 people mentioned the Walleye
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Manny's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown / North Loop
6,885 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
Celebrating our daughter’s missed prom.
91% recommended
Notable Wine List in Minneapolis - St. Paul
211 people mentioned the Hash Browns

Cafe Lurcat - Minneapolis

$$$$·American·
Downtown / North Loop
4,217 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
We had a lovely dinner at Cafe Lurcat. They never disappoint. Even in the strange days leading to restaurants closing due to COVID-19, they showed their professionalism by going ouRead more
97% recommended
Scenic View in Twin Cities / Minneapolis
96 people mentioned the Pot Roast
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Hazelwood Bloomington

$$$$·American·
Bloomington
1,543 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Great location for a business related meal.
95% recommended
American in Twin Cities / Minneapolis
21 people mentioned the Walleye

Porterhouse Steak and Seafood - Lakeville

$$$$·Steak·
Lakeville
5,054 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Just a really nice experience overall. Fabulous food, excellent service. It was a great place to celebrate a special occassion!
96% recommended
Best Service in Minneapolis - St. Paul
117 people mentioned the Walleye
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Lake & Irving

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
710 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
1,451 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
My favorite dinner time location! You cannot beat the smell as you enter......ambiance excellent!
92% recommended
38 people mentioned the Prime Rib

McCormick's Pub & Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Wayzata / Long Lake
617 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
Just a quick note to tell you that my guest was very upset by them cleaning the windows during our lunch
100% recommended
13 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Porter Creek Hardwood Grilll

$$$$·American·
Burnsville
481 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Good food, awesome service in a warm atmosphere. We’ll be back soon.
94% recommended
5 people mentioned the Banana Ice Cream
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Butcher & the Boar

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown / North Loop
3,411 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
2,773 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
1,365 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
Very depressed friend was suffering from being inside too long. This was a good remedy. Thank you!
94% recommended
Scenic View in Minneapolis - St. Paul
30 people mentioned the Walleye

Borough

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / North Loop
1,569 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
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Yummy food but a bit expensive. Great service as our service had a good sense of humor.
93% recommended
20 people mentioned the Walleye
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Buona Sera

$$$$·Italian·
Champlin
1,770 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Was dying to try this place as I stumbled across it one day on a back road. I looked it up and was excited to plan a date night with my husband- which is rare with having two girlsRead more
92% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Minneapolis - St. Paul
40 people mentioned the Walleye
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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
1,260 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Great service and good.
93% recommended
Special Occasion in Minneapolis - St. Paul
101 people mentioned the Popovers

Chianti Grill - Burnsville

$$$$·Italian·
Burnsville
3,871 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Service was great! Food very good.
96% 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
1,335 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Our server Elizabeth was great and very attentive!
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in Minneapolis - St. Paul
76 people mentioned the Cupcakes

The Lexington

$$$$·American·
Saint Paul
1,061 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Wonderful service and the entrees were magnificent!! We are returning already this week again!!
91% recommended
Special Occasion in Minneapolis - St. Paul
18 people mentioned the Steak Diane

Chianti Grill - Roseville

$$$$·Italian·
Roseville
4,089 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
I have found that CG always serves great food and has a stellar waitstaff!
97% recommended
Best Overall in Twin Cities / Northern Suburbs
47 people mentioned the Walleye

Tullibee

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Downtown / North Loop
817 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Had a wonderful experience on a busy Saturday night.
88% 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
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
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....
96% recommended
4 people mentioned the Black Bean Burger
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4 Bells

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / North Loop
951 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
1,531 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Soft scramble lobster eggs was delicious! Love it!
91% recommended
Scenic View in Minneapolis - St. Paul
89 people mentioned the Walleye

Cafe Ena

$$$$·Latin American·
Uptown
2,691 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic appetizers (including guacamole and ceviche) and refreshing summery salad. Our main course was a bit heavy for a hot day (shrimp with rice and fried yuca), but overall anRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Minneapolis - St. Paul
105 people mentioned the Sangria

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
3,437 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Great for Brunch
It is 6/1. My reservation for 5/29 did not happen. Couple things i would like to share for the history books. Hell’s Kitchen was not open on 5/29 for my party of 7. We were in Read more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Minneapolis - St. Paul
305 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
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Kendall's Tavern & Chophouse

$$$$·American·
Coon Rapids
625 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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
97% recommended
12 people mentioned the Rotisserie Chicken
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Pittsburgh Blue - Edina

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Edina
3,422 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The food was great and the service was impeccable. We went for my birthday and it was the perfect way to spend it. The food was definitely steakhouse quality but still very affordaRead more
87% recommended
Special Occasion in Twin Cities / Minneapolis
135 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Redstone American Grill - Maple Grove

$$$$·American·
Maple Grove
2,279 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The service was great and the staff were very pleasant and accommodating. Food and drinks were also wonderful!
90% recommended
Kid Friendly in Twin Cities / Northern Suburbs
49 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Fogo de Chao - Minneapolis

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Downtown / North Loop
3,859 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Still wonderful, but sadly, with the COVID-19 environment, the Market Table is no longer self-serve. Appears to have cut back on salad bar options, and you have to request most of Read more
Kid Friendly in Twin Cities / Minneapolis
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
6,371 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Absolutely loved this restaurant! I would, without a doubt, recommend the chicken fried lobster and the crab cakes!
91% recommended
Romantic in Minneapolis - St. Paul
185 people mentioned the Baked Alaska

Esker Grove

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown / North Loop
570 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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
91% recommended
12 people mentioned the Chestnut Soup
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Campiello - Eden Prairie

$$$$·Italian·
Eden Prairie
2,497 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great food and service. Excellent safety precautions in place. We will be back again soon.
96% recommended
Italian in Minneapolis - St. Paul
83 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Kincaid's - Bloomington

$$$$·Steak·
Bloomington
4,600 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Celebrated the birthday of a friend. It was lovely that she received a free dessert with a candle in it!
90% recommended
Great for Brunch in Twin Cities / Minneapolis
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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