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Barbette, Minneapolis, MN

Barbette

4.4
4.4
792 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Named "Best French Restaurant, populist vote" by Mpls St. Paul Magazine (CLICK HERE to see our menus), Barbette has also received "best of's" from local press for its late night dining, neighborhood night on sundays, desserts, wine list, date spot, music, and, of course, those French fries that accompany the steak frites. We use local and organic ingredients as often as possible, presenting beautiful food in a casual, eclectic, bistro atmosphere. We only book a percentage of our restaurant with reservations and hold tables for walk-ins on a daily basis. All walk-ins are seated on a first come first served basis. Barbette does not accept checks.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Phone number
    (612) 827-5710
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Marc Dresel
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant manager if you'd like Barbette to cater your next event!
  • Neighborhood
    Calhoun Isles
  • Cross street
    Irving Ave
  • Parking details
    Parking is available along the alley side of the parking lot behind the restaurant with the parking lot entrance on Irving. If the lot is full, there is off street parking available as well as metered parking on Lake Street.
  • Public transit
    Our intersection (Lake & Irving) is served by the 12, 17, and 114 bus lines. In addition, the Uptown Transit Station is located just 5 blocks away, servicing the following bus lines as well: 6, 21, 23, 53, 115.<br /><br><br><br />There is also a Nice Ride MN bike station located at Lake & Humbolt, just 2 blocks from Barbette!
  • Entertainment
    Barbette features late night music on Wednesday and Sunday night, starting at 10pm. Click HERE. for our music calendar!
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 792 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

792 Reviews
  1. montanan

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely flavors. The noise made conversation hard, but that's because I'm somewhat older and find that an issue - I don't think it was problematic for those who are younger. Loved the prix fix meal.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and exceptional food!

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  3. ChristineA

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a cute neighborhood bar. The food was delicious, and the wait staff was kind and helpful. I tried uploading pictures of our dinner- but apparently they are too large.

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  4. MarieI

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, great service, and delicious food!

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  5. ScottyS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I have been going back to Barbette for 16 years. This past year the food was amazing as always.

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  6. ruthh

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious brunch with a server who actually understands what it means to offer great service. Every request we made was answered with “yes” and “ my pleasure.” It was our pleasure to enjoy a great brunch with a daughter returning from ethiopia who wanted veggies after a long trip without, a family member visiting from LA, and my very particular mom. Booked my birthday dinner here for 4 days later!

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  7. KrisD

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always superb. Steak Helene is my go to. A lot of the same staff from years back, food sign.

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  8. Corrie

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was not as good as we remembered. The waitress forgot to bring our bacon order and we forgot to take it off the bill. Our experience was okay, but not good enough to want to return soon. There are plenty of other places that have more to offer

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  9. aCustomer

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, but we were overcharged. After I martini, I failed to notice on the spot, but, thinking about it the next day, realized the problem. After a trip back to the restaurant and 2 phone calls, I've been promised a refund (but not on the extra tip). I've heard from other people that it's a known problem that Barbette's software often fails to clear the previous party's charges from the tab before you sit down. Everybody makes mistakes, but, given that this is a recurring problem, the staff ought to be on the look out for it, ought to promptly refund money, and ought not be chintzy about refunding the extra tip. C'mon guys, it's just common sense: you got it wrong, so show your customers a little love if you want to keep them. Some vouchers would be a good start.

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  10. Awaves

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time celebrating a birthday there. Our server was great, the sparking rose was delicious, and the mussels were superb!

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Barbette is rated 4.4 stars by 792 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Barbette

1600 West Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Irving Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Calhoun Isles
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available along the alley side of the parking lot behind the restaurant with the parking lot entrance on Irving. If the lot is full, there is off street parking available as well as metered parking on Lake Street.
  • Public transit
    Our intersection (Lake & Irving) is served by the 12, 17, and 114 bus lines. In addition, the Uptown Transit Station is located just 5 blocks away, servicing the following bus lines as well: 6, 21, 23, 53, 115.There is also a Nice Ride MN bike station located at Lake & Humbolt, just 2 blocks from Barbette!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Marc Dresel
  • Entertainment
    Barbette features late night music on Wednesday and Sunday night, starting at 10pm. Click HERE. for our music calendar!
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (612) 827-5710
  • Catering
    Please contact the restaurant manager if you'd like Barbette to cater your next event!
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