Black Dog Cafe

2.4
6 reviews
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A mainstay of Saint Paul and the Lowertown neighborhood, the Black Dog is an unpretentious, all-day gathering spot. Since opening its doors in 1998 as a little coffee bar, the Black Dog has continued to stretch, push, and evolve to serve the growing needs of the ever changing Lowertown community. The café serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, beer, wine, cocktails, as well as espresso and non-alcoholic drinks. A Happy Hour is offered daily from 3-6pm. Patio seating is available in season. The Black Dog is known for live music (Jazz, World, Roots, Bluegrass) most every night and particularly for their Saturday nights. “Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog,” which features the best veteran Jazz musicians in the Twin Cities and special opening sets by up and coming jazz talent.
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OT
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

6 of us ate here last Saturday breakfast. Half our orders had things missing or switched. 2 of us had almost finished by the time everything else arrived - that was after enquiring what was taking so long. Things were cold when they arrived - who wants stone cold Eggs Benedict? To rectify the situation our server reluctanly reduced that one dish to half price despite it being inedible. Worst place I've had breakfast in the Twin Citites. I advise you stay away.

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R
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Expensive and horrible food. I paid $12 for a plate of undresses greens with something that resembled chicken. My husband order a cheese plate and was disappointed

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The website makes breakfast and brunch seem much better than it is. There was no brunch on this Sunday, and the breakfast food was below average. This is more of a bar than a restaurant.

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

It was terrible. Will not go back. Worst and slowest service ever. We actually picked up our own drinks at the bar after wathcing the waitress leave them there for several minutes and it wasn't even busy.

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G
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The food was good but very small portions for the price! The service was absolutely horrible. It was almost 15 minutes before a server acknowledged us! Then it took another 15 minutes before we got our drinks! Our food took 30 minutes! The server came and asked if we wanted another drink and we ordered one and asked for water too. We never got the water. We had to literally flag the waitress down for our bill. She brought our bill and then never came back so we flagged the hostess/manager? down and handed it to her. We wanted to leave! Will not go back.

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G
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was very slow. Every single glass at our table was dirty as was the flatware. The food was cold and just not very good.

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