Butcher & the Boar

4.5
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3411 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak

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American craft food, beer, and bourbon
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close


Beer Garden: 4pm - Close (Weds-Saturdays)
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Phone number
(612) 238-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Kipp
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Private party facilities
Experience Butcher & the Boar in the privacy of your own event space. We offer three unique spaces where you and your guests can share in an unbelievable dining experience.
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Private party contact
Courtney Briden: (612) 238-8888
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Cross street
12th Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is found in the lot on the 12th St. side of our building.
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Public transit
Direct line stops on the #4 and #6 routes along Hennepin.
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Entertainment
We have live music, tapping and other events in our Beer Garden on occasion. Check Butcherandtheboar.com for the latest.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Reviewed on November 29, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

FABULOUS FOOD. I highly recommend. Deliciousness.

a
Minneapolis
33 reviews
Reviewed on October 26, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

It is all about the meat. Come hungry and enjoy!!!

JO
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Disappointed by the size of the sides. They were described to be family size portions and they were far from that.

P
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I don't believe there is anything on the menu that isn't wonderful...from the charcuterie board to the scallops to the steaks and sides. Good service and nice wine list. The noise level is the only complaint--difficult to hear the server as well as those at your table.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! I recommend the peanut butter jalapeños and the smoked long rib.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not bad by any means, but pretty underwhelming food. Disappointing given all the hype.

OT
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The portion sizes were astronomically large. Consider sharing plates so you do not feel wasteful of the beautiful animals. Our server was fantastic and he would be the only reason we would go back. Please consider less food on a plate.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The restaurant was over rated. Food was very fancy with presentation but didn’t taste great for the amount you pay. We had the $72 steak special. It had a big bone and lots of fat. The big Pork cut was very tough and also had a lot of fat. The net amount you could eat was about half. We ordered these 2 entrees to share which ended up not being enough food when we had to subtract the fat and the bone. We made a reservation a couple months in advance. Our reservation was 6:45. We didn’t get seated until 7:09. We got a free cheese plate which was nice. The server was good and knowledgeable. However we had to wait a lot between her visits. Our table was the table nook for 6 right by the bar. Very noisy and people kept creeping in our space. That was annoying! We tried to eat at this restaurant for literally a couple years. We were very much looking forward to this evening. It was my husbands birthday. We spent over $450 and stopped at Dairy Queen on the way home because we were still hungry. That’s disappointing!

DE
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was great and so was the food. The only thing we did not like was the old fashion drink. Two of us thought they were bad and we both drink them regularly. It was disappointing since it's their signature drink.

MN
Minneapolis
57 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had a fun table with a view of the chefs meat preparation area and that added to the experience.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my experience at Butcher and the boar. Incredible Brussels sprouts and their sausages are dynamite! The waiter put in the wrong food item for us but quickly fixed it and offered to buy us dessert. Drinks came out extremely quick and never had any issues. Food was quick and didn’t have to wait. Butcher and the Boar is pricey but you can easily stay within that under $80-$100 for two people if you aren’t buying the most expensive things on the menu. We got 4 food items, a cocktail, and a nice glass of wine for under $100. If you are looking to impress someone get a reservation in advance and take this person here! You won’t regret the food, drinks, and overall decor of this place.

NV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love butcher and the boar, nothing bad to say. It's the best place to go and everyone gets something to share. The entrée are big enough and you'll get soo full. I love the food and everything on the menu is so flavorful. I love to cook and I am unable to re-create anything.

r
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. I would describe it as a spiritual meat experience. Yum. Can’t believe I waited this long.

BH
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a special event. Prices are high, but the food is well worth it. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Drinks were excellent and well crafted. All of the entrees we had were huge perfectly cooked. Sides were well worthwhile (especially the brussel sprouts).

JC
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another absolutely wonderful evening at Butcher and the Boar. We were celebrating my son's birthday and once again had excellent drinks, impeccable service, delicious food, and all in a vibrant but comfortable ambience. We love this restaurant: in fact my world traveling son says it's the best restaurant he has ever eaten at!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Incredibly loud which ruined the entire dining experience. When you have to yell at the person your dining with, that is no fun. Food was marginal at best

l
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My expectations were very high for this place. We made the reservation weeks in advance because each time we are in MN it is impossible to get in; so I was expecting to be blown away but I was not.
Although the place is very good I think it is over hyped.
The wine was ok, the beef rib was superb but expensive. The sausage sampler was very good but very salty. I’d come back but it is not top on my list for Minneapolis restaurants.

AD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Ruined our anniversary night with bad table and very salty food. We were given a very small table right by the entrance to the bar. (Even the reservation was made about an week in advance with a nice table request to celebrate anniversary). Filet was okay. Halibut was way over cooked and salty. Asparagus was covered in salt. And we could not even take bite to the dessert (chocolate tart) because it was rock hard. The waiter didn’t seem to care. Only thing good was the wine. They don’t deserve to be under fine dining category. Their food is just mediocre salty bar type food. Awful experience-:(

KC
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was incredible! Service was awesome. Really enjoyed dinner despite the fact that it was noisy as tables are seated together.

SL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great time at Butcher and the Boar! The atmosphere was great, a bit loud as the five of us sat and chatted but we were able to hear each other by speaking loudly. The service was fantastic! Our waiter was very knowledgable and attentive to what we needed. Food was good, my husband thought his portion of meat was less than what it should have been for the price. Overall, we were pleased. We would definitely go back.

DW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Jim did a great job. Whiskey selection is top notch. Food is very good but large portions. Would like to see a little more seafood on the menu. If one is not into steaks or sausage the variety can be limiting. Pricing is a bit high. Overall, a great place.

KM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved everything about our experience at Butcher & the Boar. Indulged in the best ribeye steak I have ever had here. Only downside was how loud the restaurant was. I didn't realize that the environment would be as loud as it was when booking dinner at Butcher & the Boar. I could hardly hear my husband who sitting across from me. Regardless, the food and service was so good that we will definitely be back!

JE
Minneapolis
1 review
Reviewed on January 23, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Ordered bone marrow appetizer, NY strip, wedge salad and Fulton fries. Atmosphere, service and drinks are fabulous. App and salad great! Steak was SPICY!! Fries were overly peppered and spicy and catsup condiment had hot sauce in it?? Wanted a real good piece of meat but was masked by all the hot seasoning. IF I ever come back will maybe try the sausages otherwise they have a great bourbon selection.

SD
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Love the atmosphere and great location for pre theater. We have had great experiences at this restaurant in the past but our steaks and fries were so heavily seasoned and spicy we couldn't enjoy the flavor of the food. Very disappointed and IF we return it will be for the bar and try one of their sausages. Definitely not worth the money.

B
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience3

The food was good but overpriced. I would go back for the beer garden.

c
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very flavorful, but at these prices we expected the restaurant to be much quieter. It was difficult to carry on a regular conversation. I would only recommend this restaurant with a strong emphasis on the loud environment.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and ambiance!

CV
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Everything I’ve ever eaten here has been delicious. Great and friendly staff. Very creative menu. The Beef long rib is a must. I would highly recommend.

MR
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent when it was excellent (long rib, sausages) and just fine otherwise (smoked salmon, corn gratin), but be prepared for some capsaicin heat, because it’s in a lot of the entrees. Service was beyond excellent. In the bar area where we were sat, we had to nearly shout to hear our friends across the table. It’s very expensive, but I’d definitely go again and recommend it to others.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice, way too loud!!!!!

DB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3