Book Club

4.2
283 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Kim Bartmann and Asher Miller's newest offering brings delicious California- inspired fare to the Armatage neighborhood of Minneapolis with items such as wood-fire grilled Balinese chicken, green curry mussels, and whole fried brook trout. But don’t worry, we’ve got your burger, fries, and your grilled ribeye, too — not to mention lots of vegan and vegetarian choices. With a contemporary vibe and a warm neighborhood feel, Book Club is open for lunch and dinner every day, and brunch on weekends. There’s also a full bar, a commitment to craft cocktails, extensive wine and beer lists, and a special section at the bar reserved for those waiting for their take-out. Check it out — you’re overdue!

Outdoor seating is first come, first served.

Book Club does not accept checks.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
In Between
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(612) 822-5411
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Morton
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
54th Street
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Parking details
We have a parking lot with limited parking. There are is street parking available on Penn Avenue, 54th Street and 55th Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2
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SW
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great happy hour spot to go share a bunch of plates with friends... then stay for dinner and dessert!! The vegetarian flatbread and the donut holes with ice cream and caramel sauce were our favorites!

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JK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Server was not engaged seemed in a rush.

And it is way to loud.

We have tried it 5 times, may not return. To loud

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K
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. I got the Greek salad with shrimp and a side of fries. Their Cabernet is one of the bests I’ve ever had.

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B
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Green bean appetizer was very good, but really small. Entrees were inventive and tasty. Noise level was over the top. For that reason I will not return.

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TB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was quite loud, but otherwise the atmosphere was very appealing. The menu looks pretty good, but the food itself was great. Every item was delicious and surpassed my expectations. I would certainly go back again to try the things that I missed this time around. Great job, Book Club!

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PH
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very approachable price points. Very eclectic menu Everyone (4) enjoyed their entrees.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food!

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OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot

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LT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The carrot cake was outstanding. Dense and yet incredibly moist. The rest of the meal was...meh, not terribly well seasoned. Our server was very kind. I appreciate that the restaurant offers health insurance to their staff. Happy to pay extra for it.

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TS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little neighborhood cafe!! Food and drinks are wonderful!

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S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy, inviting atmosphere. Love that they pay their staff a living wage with health benefits. Food was delicious!

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place with interesting decor and great mood lighting.

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ML
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food, and they had room for my late reservation. As a dessert lover, I was happy to discover they have good sized portions - enough to share, or not!

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s
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

good food, although noise level high, resorted to reading lips

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Nothing special.spend money elsewhere

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l
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very good! Attentive without being at all smothering. We were very glad we came.

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M
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Interesting place and varied menu. Sound level very loud - hard to hear each other talking. Skip dessert - not great. Rice "bowl" was a very small plate with about 1/8 cup of rice. Food is good but not outstanding. Good little neighborhood place.

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DJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere with very interesting and eclectic menu choices.

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GA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Establishment was fairly busy but using Open Table at last second save us some waiting time. Service was prompt and friendly. Would visit again

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great kids meals and good service!

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E
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for happy hour, fabulous $5 apps and wine and beer choices. I will return.

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BD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we were very pleased with the food and even though it was ver busy, the service was excellent. Tomato basil soup was one of the best I’ve tasted, the Crispy Cauliflower burrito and bread pudding were exceptional! Definitely will be back.

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D
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Absolutely so loud I could not hear my guest. Would only return if I could eat out-of—doors.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Michelle is the best GM of any restaurant I’ve ever been to!!!

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c
Minneapolis
76 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Hubby and I booked a table for Restaurant Week for dinner. My husband had never been, but I had lunch with a friend the week before. Both experiences at Book Club were really great. Food was creative and fresh and the cocktail I had with dinner was excellent. The only drawback of the evening...the amount of very loud children and the screaming baby at the table next to us. We could hardly have a conversation! This is by no means is a mark against Book Club, but perhaps the parents of the loud children. In any event, we would definitely go back maybe at a very much later hour to avoid those issues.

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SQ
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our food was very good - tarragon mayo hamburger and lemon herbal chicken. One person had the other hamburger with chili mayo, I believe. He ordered it withOUT the mayo, lettuce, tomato but it came with all.
Second time it came without mayo but still had lettuce and tomato. That’s easy to remove but it just gave us a chuckle.

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B
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely interior. Wonderful and fresh menu. Fun for girls get together!

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c
Minneapolis
76 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining at Book Club. Had heard a recommendation from a friend and so another friend and I decided to give it a go. Kim Bartman's group is pure magic when it comes to restaurants so how could we go wrong? Upon arriving, we were promptly greeted by a very friendly man sporting a handlebar mustache and seated quickly. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We both had the tomato soup which arrived fairly quickly. Absolutely delicious, creamy with good depth of flavor. My friend had the grilled flat bread which she said was totally amazing. I had the "allium" grilled cheese. The combination of cheddar cheese, leeks, green onion, sweet onion, and garlic was a flavor explosion (of the best kind!) and the bread was toasted perfectly! Sipping on our bubbly rose, we agreed we'd be back soon to explore more of the menu.

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M
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We visited for brunch. Nice place. Service not bad, but with a few mistakes. Food was delicious.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Really good food and great service. I ordered the cheddar bacon burger and it was one of the best burgers I've ever had in my life. The fries were amazing as well. Everything was perfectly seasoned and delightful. I'll definitely go back for another burger sometime soon!

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C
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch menu is amazing. Grilled Cheese, Home made potato chips with green onion seasoning, French fries, Avocado toast with egg, tomatoes and green goddess dressing all Spectacular. Oh, and the eggs Benedict with pork belly, to die for.

Service is fantastic and Dana (as well as everyone else) couldn’t be more friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. Love this restaurant.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very warm/friendly service overall, good ambience but food was only average. Great fries but salads were just so so and grilled Chicken was plain, average and not much flavor. We ordered coffees after lunch and were not offered cream or sugar and didn’t see our server again until coffee was cold and too late to ask for additions

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MG
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Brunch. Food was marginal; not hot. Good service.

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TS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An intimate neighborhood restaurant with good service and great food. Order anything -- you can't go wrong.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and experience!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I’ve been here twice and the service is always fair at beat. Very disengaged, food and drinks take a very long time, even though it’s never been busy when I’m there

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably good food and fabulous atmosphere! I recommend them to everybody!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! They have great deals on HH drinks and their turkey leg is absolutely amazing!

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CH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner out with friends. There were a number of open tables when we got there so I was surprised the reservation times were as limited as they had been online. We all enjoyed our meals and appreciated they didn’t rush us through the meal, we were there quit a while. We would have liked to have had a better selection of shareable appetizers. Overall, we would go back.

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L
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for lunch, the flatbread pizza and tomato soup were delicious!

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