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About Barbette

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.

1600 West Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

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

Cross Street:
Irving Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 827-5710

Website:
http://www.barbette.com/

Entertainment:
Barbette features late night music on Wednesday and Sunday night, starting at 10pm. Click HERE.
for our music calendar!

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant manager if you'd like Barbette to cater your next event!

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!

Executive Chef:
Marc Dresel

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Barbette Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for a Date (22)
Fun (18)
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Cozy (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Authentic (16)
Casual (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Healthy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Live Music (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great food and great service. The mussels and the pomme frites are second to none in town.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Awesome. We had a birthday celebration here. Great food, staff. Local place and super location. We had a great time. I'd go back for business or fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

One of our favorite spots. Excellent food and outstanding service!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Barbette is probably the most maddeningly inconsistent of the better-tier of restaurants we frequent a lot. Over the 18 years it has been open the food has never been less than decent, but sometimes for months on end, has been just outstanding. So we get excited, go more, and then get disappointed when it changes again. Lately, it's in a down-cycle and that is too bad. They've made a special out of risottos for several years, and when good, have been absolutely outstanding. The other night was the nadir of the current cycle, we hope - we sent one back and almost sent the other and would have except the bay scallops were tasty. No excuse for this, and our server knew it and was most apologetic.
So, at the moment, we love the place but it's best to stick to charcuterie, mussels, salad and steaks. The chicken entree suffers the same inconsistency as the risottos. Clearly, the kitchen needs a stronger hand overseeing the line cooks. And last, this place has always had one of the more interesting and reasonably-priced wine lists so unlike at many of our other regular spots, we don't bring our own and pay the corkage. Not so much now. Only one red at 30 or less...too bad. There are dozens and dozens of superb wines restaurants can buy from distributors at 10-15 dollars and still make a 100% profit while the diner keeps a reasonable tab. Neighborhood spots should have a large selection at or under 30 dollars and still make plenty of money. Most don't alas, yet I rarely see all those 50-70 dollar (and up) bottles being drunk! This is true everywhere in town right now. The local places
should check out the wine lists in Portland, Seattle, NY and SF....high-end fancy places, sure, makes sense to have all this expensive (and vastly overpriced) stuff. Places where you want to eat weekly? Silly.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

So loud my husband couldn’t hear me talk throughout dinner. Asked our waiter what he recommended, he shrugged, thought about it and said that he has had the Burratta and Chicken. (Note that he didn’t “recommend” it. Ordered the Burratta which was strange. I had the chicken, my husband ordered the Salmon. Both underwhelming. Would we recommend (shrugs), nope!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Barbette is one of my favorite places in the neighborhood. The staff is always friendly and the food is always good! It's fun to sit outside in the summer and it's cozy inside in the winter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I've had breakfast at barbette's at least a dozen times. The coffee is always perfect. This time I had the truffled scrambled eggs which were delightful and the staff was as usual personable and efficient. You can't go wrong.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was a wonderful meal. Now I'm typing to fill 50 characters.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I have had many superb dinners here, but was underwhelmed by the vegetarian omelet. Rubbery.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was great. Very noisy.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was very good. The food was good, but the portions were small for the price. It was very noisy during the time we were there.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love the French vibe in Minneapolis- great food, wonderful staff and always fun!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We love Barbette - an adult choice in the Uptown area. We enjoy taking bike trails to the restaurant and meeting for happy hour. Thanks for another tasty meal!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was great. I'm gluten intolerant and everyone was knowledgeable about the menu. I had a risotto that I haven't stopped thinking about. Genuinely a great experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I made a reservation, arrived at 10 mins before, subsequently seated outside- at the corner of the building in the full mid-morning sun. When I requested another table, I was denied because I was dining alone. Fully disappointed.
The espresso was nothing special, and the French toast was good, but a small portion without a side item. Lots of yellow jackets flying around the outdoor seating area.
I'll try somewhere else in Minneapolis for brunch next time I'm in town.
The service was good, however- friendly waitress.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

unfortunately a couple problems.
The nicoise salad meant to be an entree for a vegetarian was on the small side and the coho salmon came undercooked which the kitchen fixed but then one of our people had to wait.
Also, a mouse ran across the floor. I've seen one before when sitting outside on the patio but this was indoors

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Barbette used to be our go-to for a romantic dinner and even ten years later, it did not disappoint. We had an amazing pork chop and risotto. The Bellini was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 4, 2017

First time at Barbette's...excellent food and will definitely go back!

Tags: Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very comfortable place with friendly staff, upscale quality food but not overly pricey.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Delightful - great waiter/service, delicious food and relaxed ambiance.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Barbette's French toast on authentic baguette is the best in the Twin Cities. There was a bit too much blueberry compote for my liking, but the ft was cooked well and finished to perfection. Their fresh-squeezed orange juice is worth the splurge, but half a portion would be sufficient. It would be nice if they offered a better choice of veggie omelet and the toast was a tastier multi-grain. Barbette was nearly perfect: the food was not delivered when ready, and the coffee not as hot as we like it. I'd definitely try again, though, since the ambience is unique, and it's a peaceful atmosphere for conversation, in the early morning hours.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

First time at Barbette. Fabulous food and service! Will definitely go back

Tags: Fun, Casual, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Our first visit to Barbette. We met friends for breakfast and enjoyed the meal and having the place all to ourselves at 8 am!

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Always love Barbette. Food is delicious and every time I eat there I want to go back the very next day because I can't stop thinking about how great my meal was. Service is excellent. And I love sitting outside when weather permits.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Met some friends for an early meal on Labor Day. We got there before brunch so it wasn't busy and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! Our waitress was great...attentive but not too chatty. The four of us each had something different to eat and we all enjoyed our meals. I also enjoyed my Bloody Mary. :-) A cute little place with great outdoor seating...will definitely venture back another time, hopefully for the Prix Fixe meal for a date night.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our brunch meal was amazing. We loved the specials and the time to relax on a Sunday afternoon. A very busy place so plan to wait or make a reservation.

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food great. I think you could diversify menu a little as you have 3 steak options. I think one of two plenty. Then just one fish. However two pasta good alternative.

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary of our meeting. It was a lovely walk around the lake then a glass of wine on your sidewalk tables. We had to return to the scene! This time for dinner and drinks. Everything was wonderful! We will be back, and more often.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I've been dining at Barbette for many years and have always enjoyed the food and ambiance. I hadn't been to Barbette for awhile and during this visit I found the food to be uninspiring, the art to be lackluster, and the rest room facilities decrepit. In general the place needed to be cleaned. Very disappointing experience overall.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 27, 2017

One of our very favorite restaurants - the food, the service! Love Barbette .

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Friday date night. Great rose for their wine feature. Charcuterie was a great starter. Mussels and fries were delicious. Pork chop a bit too salty for my tastes. Nice night out.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food per usual but the service was mediocre at best. Waited 5-10 minutes too long for ordering initial drinks, food, and bill. We weren't in a rush but it felt at times that our table had been forgotten about.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Service was a little slow. The food was good if a bit pricey. Cool atmosphere.

Tags: Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was far too noisy We could not hear each other. It was not as good as the other times we have been there.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The food was awesome, the service was awesome, pricing slightly high. Felt like we were sitting in the middle of a business meeting because of the table next to us. They were actually having a business meeting and at high volume. Very disturbing. We let the waiter know how upsetting it was. Would still recommend because of the food, not the ambience

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 13, 2017

between the music and the general conversation it was loud-average, and the issue was our waiter spoke in a whisper, all I could do was nod my head and say ok thank you, because after saying please repeat that so many time it just became a nuisance

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Barbette is my favorite restaurant in Uptown and I always recommend it to anyone asking for a cool place for brunch. Great food and friendly service!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

We sat outside at a quiet table alongside the avenue. We had the Monday night 4 - 5 course meal with smaller portions which seemed generous to us. It was very nice and relaxing with time between courses to talk.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The spring vegetable omelet was amazing! Mushroom and peas. Wonderful mimosas and the staff is so lovely and friendly. The best brunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My friend found a rock/pebble, slightly bigger than a pea, in her quiche. Very unsettling and off-putting. Her meal was comped but our server was pretty unexcited about it.

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