Permanently Closed - Blackbird Minneapolis

4.3
259 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
This restaurant is permanently closed. A Minneapolis neighborhood classic since 2007, Blackbird is your cheerful and lively all-day restaurant, serving seasonally inspired plates that celebrate Midwestern roots. We feature craft beers and a thoughtful wine list, perfectly paired with our fresh takes on local and farm-to-fork standards.

Reservations are welcome for dinner anytime, and for weekday breakfast and lunch (weekend brunch is non-reservable). We also have a few stools at our friendly little bar, and have a tasty little snack-driven happy hour Monday through Saturday from 2pm-5pm.

Please Note: Our cozy dining room can get quite lively during dinner, full of laughter and life, between 6:30-9:30 -
especially on weekends. If noise level is a concern for you or your companions, we recommend making an early evening reservation.
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Angela
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were not open. We went and when we got there they weren't open. They let us make a reservation for a time they were not open.

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RejectedRichfieldian
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I understand brunch is very good here. I will probably never know because I will likely never attempt to eat here again. I made reservations on a Wednesday using Open Table for dinner at 6 pm on a Friday night. The OT site allowed/processed/confirmed the reservation. The Blackbird website had a dinner menu and dinner hours posted. Google showed dinner hours matching the website. I showed up w 3 other people at 5:55 pm to find out Blackbird recently changed hours and is no longer serving dinner. The lack of attention to online presence/accuracy and ensuring thorough communication of business hour changes suggests Blackbird doesn't care much about attracting anyone who doesn't live in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

You can ignore all the stars above as the restaurant was closed when we got there. I'm not sure why OpenTable allowed us to make a reservation when the restaurant is closed. We ate across the street at Nighthawks. About 15 min after we were seated another group came by that also had "reservations" at Blackbird. Nighthawk was having a great night! I love Blackbird, but OpenTable really screwed this one up.

JF
JoeyF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We showed up to the restaurant and it was closed. Frustrating that we were able to make reservations to a place that wasn’t even open.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a dinner reservation, got the email reminder, when we got there we discovered the place isn’t open for dinner. We weren’t the only ones standing there staring at the closed sign. How hard is it to change the settings on Open Table to not allow dinner reservations when you’re not open for dinner?

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WillD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations to go here on my wife's 40th birthday. The online reservation program and the Blackbird website said the restaurant was open, but when we got there...it was closed. We had to scramble in the heat and humidity to find a new restaurant (and this was an added frustration since my wife is 25 weeks pregnant). In the grand scheme of things, this isn't a big deal. In the world of restaurant etiquette, however, the failure to sync your hours online is an amateur move. There was even a second couple who discovered this mess-up at the same time as we did, leaving us to wonder how many people arrive at a closed Blackbird on a daily basis. With plenty of restaurants in the Twin Cities, it is now quite easy to decide not to return to Blackbird.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant suspended dinner service and has not updated their availability. Please call before booking.

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MichelleM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation which was confirmed via email. The restaurant was closed with Open signs and lights on. Very unprofessional and frustrating

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend the Big Bird, featured on the happy hour menu. So good!!

LI
vipLakeIrving
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Weekday breakfast was lovely. Great menu to suit all palates. Service was excellent. Little pricy for breakfast but worth it.

KK
KatherineK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love this neighborhood spot. Only difficulty was that our waitress was there w/o no other wait person for inside and out. She did well (not her fault)..but it affected things that she had so much to do

GK
GregK
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Our waitress was amazing. Service was fantastic. The only thing to complain about was the temperature.
I was too cold

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Looking forward to coming back again.

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Lindakay
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had the beef short ribs. It was about the best ever. My spouse had the burger: generous but not overwhelming & very well prepared.

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jsimen22
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Each time I have been there the service and the flavors have been tremendous.

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vipkimp
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Cesar salad was with spinach and arugula, not romaine. Wine was $15/glass. Burger was good. Light lunch for 4, with only two getting wine was $100, which seemed pricey.

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Vixen
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not a great experience for happy hour. One dish (noodles) had a broken dish chip in it. The bill was incorrect for another item. A lunch there previously was excellent (service and food).

EL
ErikL
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! We were in Minneapolis 10 days (visiting from Idaho) and we ate there 3x, each time for breakfast. Harrison is an attentive, polite, engaging server and made our vists all the more charming. Had the Swedish pancakes and the Norske scrambler for our Scandinavian fix, both of which were wonderful! Can't wait to return.

EL
ErikL
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, we had the Swedish pancakes and the Norske scrambler...what’s not to like? Jaaaa.

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vipGreatOption
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Dining Out for Life. Apparently there has been call offs with wait staff or something. Waited 20+ minutes to have drinks delivered/had to go to the bar to check on status.

Love this place overall, been many times.

SG
SabaG
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Our service staff were wonderful, kind, knowledgeable, & understanding when one of us arrived late.
My food was not good. I had the spaghetti with bread crumbs. The noodles were swimming in a bed of oil & did not taste good. The Brussels sprouts were not good either. My wine was stale.

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ThomasS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Blackbird is relaxed and comfortable. The decor is eclectic with antlers on the wall above the bar, but not a hunting lodge feel. Seating is adequately spaced to permit conversation with those at one's table without feeling cramped. The food was good though all à la carte. We shared a crab cake and greens dish and a grilled vegetable plate. I was not overly impressed with the crab cake. It was good, but not outstanding. I loved the grilled vegetables. The romesco sauce was unique and very flavorful. Vegetables were perfectly grilled. Service was fine, but nothing extraordinary. They were friendly and brought extra plates to accommodate sharing.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Perfect spot for a conversational lunch in conversational voices. Food was simple, clean and tasty.

JL
JohnL
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Our previous visit was fine. On MAR 28th we brought friends from out of town. We had reservations but were seated next to everyone else in the 2/3rd's empty cafe. I received the wrong drink. My Caesar salad was very poorly dressed and the lettuce marginal. My wife had the Arugula & Carrots. The arugula should have been thrown out previously and was inedible. The waiter was unfamiliar with the menu and the drinks. The meals our guests received appeared OK at best. The same day an employee posted on Yelp that the employees were treated poorly and that the people in charge had no idea how to run a restaurant. We will never go back. Major, major disappointment.

KS
KimberlyS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting food, fun decor, great staff, and a well-stocked wine and beer list.

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localfoodies
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious, brussels sprouts with tahini sauce and shrimp cocktail were wonderful. All the pasta dishes we tried were nicely flavored and we will certainly be back.

DS
DavidS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Our second time at Blackbird. We love it. Would eat there more often if we lived closer.

TN
TheresaN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The cauliflower app was flavorless, and when asked if it could have more curry flavor the server brought us salt and pepper. The portions of both the burger and salmon were small for the price and just ok taste wise. The music was for more like bar music not somewhere were you spend $$$. It was an online radio station, so there is as talking or ads along with bad rock music. The server knew it was my friend’s birthday and didn’t acknowledge it when bringing the dessert. Worst experience dining in along time.

EN
EmptyNester
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We made a reservation for 6pm for 5 people and when we got there they thought it was for 5pm, even though we made it through the Open Table App!?? Thank goodness it was not busy and we got a table. Our service was a little slow, but it appeared that they were understaffed! The food was excellent, but the portions were very small and too expensive for what you got. I got a burger and asked for the sauce to come on the side, but it came with it on the burger!

WL
WayneL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the menu selections were diverse, interesting and the food delicious. The wait staff was superb, even accommodating a fifth person (child) when baby sitter failed. One of my favorite restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts are a spiritual experience. Absolutely delicious.

KK
KurtK
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready per our reservation time - even a little early which was great. Excellent service. Brussel Sprouts were really good and I don't like Brussel Sprouts. All the food was excellent.

CD
ChadD
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

We were seated in the front room and it was COLD. The food was excellent however. Server was average, we’ve had better experiences here but still enjoyed the meal...once we put our coats back on.

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vipFamily3
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Sometimes can be noisy but it was a quiet night and we had a great date.

D
vipDavos
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was very disappointed with the food. i ordered a smoked salmon scramble. I was cold with little evidence of salmon. The hash browns were raw potatoes. Altogether a very poor meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and great food!

JD
JamesD
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While the food was unique and tasted good, it was definitely overpriced.

CL
ChaseL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This has been one of my favorite places for the past couple of years so when some friends from out of town wanted to meet for dinner, this is the first place to come to mind. I actually wound up apologizing for the choice when we left. The food was mediocre, the soup had very little flavor and our server was much too distracted by it being a slow evening that he would disappear for long periods of time. He forgot a few things that were ordered and we waited for a very long time to get the check too. I’ll be back but I have to say that this visit was the worst we’ve had there. Hoping it was an off night rather than the new standard.

KT
KT2013
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was amazing! Great food, staff was attentive, and it was quite. We went with a party of 7 and everyone was happy with their meal and no one left hungry. If you enjoy Ena, or Corner Table, give Blackbird a try. You will not be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes are wonderful! I encourage all to not forget about Blackbird. It’s cozy, neighborhood, and a pleasant experience.

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Permanently Closed - Blackbird Minneapolis offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 823-4790.

Permanently Closed - Blackbird Minneapolis is rated 4.3 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

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