Book Club

4.2
204 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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Delivery or takeout
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
Reviews from verified diners
204 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
49%
Very Good
30%
Good
14%
Fair
5%
Poor
2%
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Indiana
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing! It’s one of my favorite brunch spots in the Twin Cities!

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LW
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great birthday brunch on the patio. Delicious food and coffee drinks. Friendly and helpful service.

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New England
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

So great!! Amazing wine list and menu! Will be back

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MT
5.0
Dined on July 10, 2018

The food was outstanding surpassed only by the exceptional and friendly service
Now if only they’d add some lobster to their mac and cheese!

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DJ
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

Great food, only surpassed by the amazing fun and friendly staff there! Thanks for making our family brunch memorable. Definitely put our special request "spa water" on the menu! This was my second time there within a couple of weeks. Both times it was stellar!

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KL
3.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

I really wanted to love this place because the decore is well done and inviting, and the brunch menu descriptions were promising. When the food arrived, however, it was clearly food I would throw together at home. For example, one item described a dish with eggs, avocado, and fingerling potatoes, but then when the plate arrived, that was very literally the meal. A scoop of avocado, two limp poached eggs haphazardly sitting aside the avocado, and some fingerling potatoes only seasoned with salt and pepper. That was way too underwhelming for a $12 dish.

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OT
Minneapolis
3.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

The servers were very friendly but the kitchen was extremely slow. The food was good, but not good enough to return.

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KJ
Minneapolis
4.0
Dined on July 5, 2018

Very healthy meal! Had the rice bowl at the server’s recommendation. Great lemonade. Tasty fries that rival State Fair fries. Chocolate cake was to die for. Would definitely return!

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Minneapolis
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Stopped in with some friends who were from out of town for Brunch. We ordered the custard French Toast, Pancetta Benedict, and scrambled eggs with pico and sour cream. All of it was excellent and very filling. And cooked to perfection.

Unfortunately there appeared to be 1 maybe 2 servers for the whole place so service was extremely slow and we had to work hard to get water, coffee and drink refills. So asking for extra syrup or ketchup was just out of the question.

Great food but the service could use a few more people to help out!

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K
Minneapolis
2.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

The service was poor because our group was there for brunch and took over 40 minutes to receive our food from the time we places our order and then there was at least a 10 to 15 minute lag time from the first of our party to be served to the last with no apology or explanation being offered and some of the food was cold.

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Chicago
1.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Went on a Sunday around 9am. There were only one to two other couples in the restaurant. We ordered our food and waited 40 minutes!!! 40 minutes for eggs and potatoes!! Yes they tasted good but would I go back? Definitely not

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OT
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

The green curry mussels were delicious. The cocktails were wonderful. Our entrees were very good, but not so great that we would want to have them again. We liked the ambiance and our server was nice, but we waited a long time for our drinks and food to be served. Overall, we had a good experience, but won’t be rushing back anytime soon.

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RP
Minneapolis
4.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Everything we ordered was tasty. The mussels with coconut curry and dumplings was exceptional.

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ML
Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

We liked everything about it and will recommend it!

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A
Minneapolis
3.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Went for their breakfast/brunch. Ordered the eggs benedict with roasted tomatoes and spinach. I've heard that getting a basted egg is a chef's challenge and apparently it was just exactly that. Plate came out looking awesome but the yolks were solid like a boiled egg. The server went back to the kitchen and later told me that they were making me a completely new order. However, after nearly 15-20 min, the server came out exasperated stating the "new" chef kept breaking eggs. I never got my new order and left. They did comp the whole meal for my wife and I. I'd recommend trying but be patient as they only just opened and perhaps the breakfast crew are still working on perfection.

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DW
Minneapolis
3.0
Dined on June 27, 2018

We ordered 2 craft beer, dinner special (po boy oyster) and Bali Chicken for our 20th anniversary (noted when making the OpenTable reservation). The food was actually not bad (good pickled vegetables!!) but the chicken breast was SUPERDRY!! When telling the waiter (Eva,) she said, "oh, maybe it is just a dehydrated chicken" then walked away.
Really would like it to be our go-to place (only 7 minutes walk) but unfortunately I don't think it's going to happen...

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D
Minneapolis
2.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Noise level is awful -- We had to shout during our entire dinner-- certainly takes away from "relaxed dining".

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DG
Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Great service. Have enjoyed both for brunch and for dinner.

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OT
Minneapolis
4.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

My nose level rating could be due to sitting right by the bar. The food was very good. Excellent for the price. There were nice touches like grilling the radicchio in my salad. If I knew I were going to be in the neighborhood I would certainly eat there again.

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OT
Orange County
2.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

Sadly this was our second visit and our last. There were excuses both times why we were served so slowly. Then one was not given what they ordered and we had to wait again. They comped us for that meal but it was not enough to bring us back. Two of us ordered the special and our chicken was over cooked. Poorly managed kitchen.

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CC
Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

My first time at Book Club. What a great overall experience! The mussels were amazing and the roasted chicken was perfect. Gimlet cocktail was yummy. Will definitely return!

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LA
Minneapolis
4.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We enjoyed a lovely meal there for Father's Day. We like to try new things and found the menu diverse and the service excellent; the options we tried were all delicious. We will definitely go back another time.

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A
4.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Ambiance and service was fantastic. It was a great place for a date because of the layout and a good noise level. The food was very good however it was a bit overpriced for the small amount you got. I left the restaurant hungry. Overall I enjoyed the restaurant.

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S
Minneapolis
2.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

Meat and fish were undercooked

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L
Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Had an early supper between an art visit and theater on a Sunday evening. Even at 5:15 the patio was full so if you want to sit outside....

Food was interesting, eclectic and quite good. We didn’t have a cocktail or wine but there were some interesting choices. We’ll go back (from St Paul) to meet friends from Edina.

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RD
Minneapolis
3.0
Dined on June 4, 2018

The food tasted really good. But it took forever to come to the table and at least 2 of the 5 plates were barely warm by the time we got them. The restaurant was not busy so there was no obvious reason for it to have taken so long. Our dessert order also seemed to take forever.

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JK
2.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

We had been there two other Sundays after 12:30. This time it was ll:15 - bad time. Table wasn't ready, super noisy, error on the bill.

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Kansas City
2.0
Dined on June 3, 2018

Place was LOUD, service was SLOW, and food was mediocre.

Not somewhere that I'll return.

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AH
5.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was fantastic! The drinks were also amazing and the dessert. Loved it.

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Tucson
3.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

We are of the older generation and went with two other couples. The noise level was extreme but fortunately the weather was good so we moved outside and really enjoyed the food and the service. I truly hope something can be done about the noise level because a lot of people will choose not to go there just because of that issue.

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OT
4.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Great muscles, snapper, kale salad, and desert. Also, someone put thought into the beer selection rather than just defaulting to every local brewery they could think of. Really great!

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Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

Everything was delicious and oh so satisfying!

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GA
Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

Book Club is a great neighborhood restaurant with a super chill, yet energetic vibe. Our server, Tiffany, was awesome! Great service and super friendly. Love this place!

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AN
Minneapolis
3.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

Great little spot. Absent waiter and mediocre food has us wondering if we will be back.

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OT
Minneapolis
3.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

Service was very slow.

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A
Chicago
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

This was a great spot for a date night, we arrived earlier than our allotted reservation and were able to be seated right away! The drinks were very refreshing and we split multiple plates that turned out amazing with a great variety.

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m
Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

This place has become my new go-to place, at least for lunch. My 4th time here - food is always great, service is friendly. Always looking for a nice quiet place to meet with friends where you can hear each other? This is it. I had their turkey sandwich and a cup of delicious asparagus soup. Anxious to try dinner here as they offer several vegetarian options and my DIL and SIL are vegetarian.

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KS
Minneapolis
3.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

We sat on the patio on a week night. Food was good but service was not. In response to our request for a wine recommendation, he quickly named the most expensive choice without any explanation or asking what we were looking for. At the end of our dinner he rushed us out. He left the check before we were done and then checked on it no fewer than 5 times. It was a real put-off and left us with a bad taste in our mouths. We so rarely take the time to connect with our friends like this that we were disappointed that we felt rushed to end our conversation.

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k
Minneapolis
4.0
Dined on May 22, 2018

Got there for happy hour drinks, good deal. The cauliflower burrito was great and not what you expected
Then the half chicken and fish. Delicious!!!!

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GF
Minneapolis
5.0
Dined on May 22, 2018

Good/interesting food! Noise noticeable when tables were full but not when crowd lessened.

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