Book Club

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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.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SWMplsSocialEater
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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JohnK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience1

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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Kristen
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Betsy
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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TedB
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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vipPaulH
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipStephenH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood spot

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LauraT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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TeriS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Suzanne
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChadS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place with interesting decor and great mood lighting.

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MelissaLP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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susansusan
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Nothing special.spend money elsewhere

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viplagene
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipMplsfood
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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vipDouglasJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere with very interesting and eclectic menu choices.

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GordyA
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great kids meals and good service!

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Eileen
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BruceD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Delaware
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipceej
Minneapolis
81 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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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vipSuzyQ
Hawaii
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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vipBajaqueen
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipceej
Minneapolis
81 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipMajor101
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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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vipCjezzy
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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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MixedGrill
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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TomS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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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KimberlyR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ColleenH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Lunchwithmom43
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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