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Patrick's Bakery Cafe

4.5
266 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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Patrick's Bakery and Cafe features the best of French and American cuisine. Located in Southdale Square, the restaurant offers guests a warm and inviting atmosphere with a selection of the finest pastries available in the Twin Cities. The menu offers such classics as Coq au vin, Beef Bourguignon, Steak Frites and Escargot. But, classics alone do not make up Patrick's menu. Grilled Salmon, Sea Bass and other coastal selections are available to tantalize your taste buds. Prefer something a little lighter? Try one of our many creative salads. Patrick's famous Patou burger is a fabulous choice, just one taste of the Patou burger and you are instantly taken away to Paris. Patrick's also offers a wonderful selection of french wines. Dinner at Patrick's is an experience that always leaves you wanting more, this want is enhanced by affordable prices.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, American
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Brunch: Sunday: 7:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(612) 861-7570
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We offer private dining in our beautiful restaurant or at our location in Bachman"s on Lyndale where you can enjoy the live greenery and flowers of the greenhouse with bistro seating.
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Private party contact
Patrick Bernet: (612) 861-7570
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Xerxes/York
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Public transit
On Bus Line
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 266 People Are Saying
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4.5
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We are regular Friday night dinner customers at Patrick's. We love the very friendly staff and the consistently good food at a reasonable price. We dine out on a regular basis and this restaurant has a very comfortable ambiance which we like. The wait staff are not 'pushy' as is so often the case in some restaurants. The noise level is such that you can carry on a conversation comfortably. Love this place.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We dined on a Saturday Evening, had reservations and were seated promptly. While we were visiting we learned that a chef had not shown up that night which obviously put a 'crimp' in their operations. However, Patrick the owner became Patrick the Chef. Our food was outstanding, (as usual), and the service given the possible turmoil was equally outstanding. As a bonus for a little patience we were rewarded with free desserts!!! Never a bad experience at Patrick's!

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Breakfast disappointment
Hasbrowns cold - clearly formed and then left to sit foreverrrr

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great...Love it...

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Patrick's never disappoints for a nice evening out with their week-end "white table cloth" service. It's a neighborhood gem with outstanding French food, a nice wine selection, and fabulous desserts. The service is great--friendly, attentive, but never overbearing--just like in a real French restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Never disappointed here.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Perfect! The merlot was full body and delightful. The short ribs and the Cornish hen was excellent. Definitely will be back. The ambiance was very nice. Highly suggest this experience! The waitress was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was really good, but it was partially overshadowed by less than desirable service. The service was very slow and inattentive. My fiancé got the Steak Frites, which he said was delicious! I got the Californian Burger. Aside from realizing I basically just ate a full French baguette (no one’s fault but my own...), the burger was super nummy! We got Crab Cakes for an appetizer; YUM! The French fries were super good, too. The restaurant is small. Usually that’s cute and gives character, but it was annoying how often servers were nudging my chair to move so they could navigate through. I was practically sitting elbow-to-elbow with a complete stranger at another table. The bakery is impressive and DELICIOUS! The staff on that side was very responsive and professional. We’d probably go back, but we’re not rushing.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always a great dinner at Patrick’s! One of our go to places.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The menu has something for everyone and at every price point. Patrick's turns out delicious food. Do not hesitate to order the salmon, filet mignon or short ribs. The burgers are also great as is the coq au vin . Pass on McCormick's and head to Patrick's.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It was my birthday so I got to choose where I wanted to eat. It was not high on my husbands list. He ordered the filet mignon and I tried the cornish game hen. He thought it was the best steak he had eaten in a long, long time. I enjoyed every morsel of my meal. Both meals were served with a large portion of perfectly cooked mixed vegetables (brussel sprouts, green beans, carrots, mushrooms) and they were delicious. Polenta was served with mine, a type of potato cake or patty was served with the filet. We also enjoy a small bite appetizer, fresh and tasty, fresh french bread and four cookies that arrived with our bill, complements of Patricks. I was also allowed a free dessert (my choice, creme brule) as a birthday gift. We were both extremely impressed with the whole meal. Both of us can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was my second time eating at Patrick's; the first was for a friend's birthday. Both times the food was outstanding and the wait staff professional and friendly. The food was great; both the duck entree that I had, as well as my dessert from the pastry case. It was also a good place to sit and chat before seeing a movie at the mall. We'll definitely be back again, since we live in the neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was lovely. Great food, a little noisy .

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Best value in SW metro! We love their food, and the price is easily 1/3 less than other comparable places in the area

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Great meal. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was delicious and our waitress was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent. Love their coffee and bakery items + the baguettes and anything French.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Patrick's brings a positive reaction from friends when we recommend it. Often do Sunday Brunch and an occasional over the top dinner. No matter what part of the menu we order from, it just feels well crafted as well as tasty. While the wine list is limited, choices are nicely selected to compliment the entrees offered. While walking up to a strip mall store front can feel a bit of a downer, but once inside and a glance to the right to examine the pastries that eventually will top off your meal, you know this isn't an ordinary place. And the service staff are as skilled as those that prep and prepare the meals. If it hasn't come through, I like Patrick's!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Wife and I lucky enough to dine at ‪Patrick's Bakery Cafe‬. The food was fresh and amazing, the service, from the front of house to the wait staff, the best. Portion sizes spot on, menu choices fabulous, There is not one negative - Patrick's Bakery Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Maple Grove. Ps Be sure after dinner to try the authentic large selection of French pastries.

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Patrick's is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is great. We were very disappointed with the service on our most recent dining. The order was not correct and no apology was even offered. We dine at Patrick's weekly and it appears there has been turnover of employees.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for a quick bite before a movie.
Although we were there before it is a distance from home.
We had the French onion soup, chicken wild rice soup, and shared the duck with risotto and carmelized walnuts. All were prepared
And served beautifully. Will return

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Patricks Bakery Cafe! It reminds me of my hometown of Montreal! It is never noisy so one can enjoy dinner conversation. Our server was excellent! The food was good but perhaps not quite up to the the high standards set from our previous experiences there. The have many wonderful treats to pick from for dessert but there is no need to indulge as a surprise treat comes with the bill.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

The location and setting are unpretentious, but the food was excellent and service was exceptional. An overall pleasant dining experience!

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Lovely surprise to have table linens and fresh flowers on the table. Staff were attentive and courteous. Food was very tasty, we didn't do any puddings due to time but they looked amazing and we will be going back to try some. All-in-all a very pleasant meal.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Service staff is awesome -- friendly, appropriately attentive

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5.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Patrick's offers a delicious dining experience- whether breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. The fare is true to form and well prepared. The onion gratinee is superb! Seriously, do not miss Patrick's for dinner - the French specialties are excellent but so are the lamb and filet mignon and burgers. And how can you go wrong with an Opera Cake for dessert?

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

The escargot, not easy to find elsewhere, were delicious, a perfect start for the rest of a fine dinner. Mussels were generous and made a full meal with the baguettes. Service was friendly, helpful and prompt.

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2017

This was Tuesday night, kid's night so it was noisy. Food was good but our selection wasn't quite as good as on some previous visits. That said, if you like blue cheese, they give a big portion on the Make your own Salad selection.

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4.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Patrick's is reknown for its patisserie, great breakfasts, and lunch but do not hesitate to book a table for dinner! There is excellent cooking going on at this neighborhood eatery: the short ribs, coc au vin, filet mignonette, gratinee, and salmon are not only delicious but very reasonably priced. Combine smart, savvy food and a generous pour of Cab Franc (or other wine selection) on Ladie's Night for $3... and well, dining out can become a more regular affair.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The idea of Patrick's is good - food was not memorable and somewhat over rated

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

We have gone to Patrick's several times in the last three weeks. We have never been disappointed except when we ordered French Onion Soup, which was a surprise. Very little cheese on the top, onions over cooked and whole dish too salty. Duck, on the other hand, and steak were delicious and the walleye was good all three times we ordered it.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Spent a very pleasant evening...good service, good food and special Sunday pricing on a bottle of very good win.e

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2017

We normally go to Patrick's in Maple Grove, which has always been excellent. We went to this one because it is closer to our daughter and we were celebrating our son-in-law's birthday. I was extremely disappointed to discover the restaurant is seat yourself then go up to the counter to order your food. There we five of us, and my husband and I were buying, so we had to figure out what everyone wanted to drink and eat, and then take list in hand and go up and order and pay. The food was excellent and the staff was friendly and did a good job, but the ambiance in Maple Grove is far better and more worthy of the price tag. We were looking for something a little nicer for this celebration.

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3.0Dined on August 27, 2017

It was a nice place , it took them a long time to prepare the food, my husband meat was dry, they seemed rushing us to leave after they brought the food , desert was very good

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Great wait staff-- attention to detail, great menu

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food, service and nice to be able to carry on a conversation without yelling in order to be heard!

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2017

The service is usually good but not this night. Waited for a long time before someone even came to the table, then waited a really long time for water, then a really long time for order to be taken. You get the idea...

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Never disappointed with food and service.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

It's always a pleasure to be at Patrick's. It's a hidden gem in an otherwise unremarkable strip mall.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

This is my "secret" place for a lovely dinner. I will say no more.

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