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About Butcher & the Boar

American craft food, beer, and bourbon

1121 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close


Beer Garden: 4pm - Close (Weds-Saturdays)

Cross Street:
12th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 238-8888

Website:
http://www.butcherandtheboar.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music, tapping and other events in our Beer Garden on occasion. Check Butcherandtheboar.com for the latest.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is found in the lot on the 12th St. side of our building.

Public Transit:
Direct line stops on the #4 and #6 routes along Hennepin.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Kipp

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Call for details.

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Butcher & the Boar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (67)
Special Occasion (67)
Good for a Date (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Creative Cuisine (46)
Fun (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Business Meals (32)
Hot Spot (32)
Great Beer (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Romantic (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Authentic (23)
Comfort Food (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Notable Wine List (17)
Cozy (16)
Casual (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Spicy (15)
People Watching (14)
Paleo Friendly (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Holiday dinner out with friends

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

The tables are way too close and the acoustics are bad. I had to shout to have a conversation with the people sitting across the table. The fish special came out cold and was bland. The long rib was exceptional and the drinks were on point. The service was great.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Made a 7pm Friday evening reservation a month in advance for our 15 year anniversary. We arrived a few minutes early hoping to grab a drink in the bar before dinner. Instead they sat us for our meal in the bar right next to the front door. Disappointed......

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·Dined 4 days ago

The hot Brussels sprouts are a must--so delicious! I'm looking forward to a trip back just for those. All the food we had was great, even the vegetarian sausage which was a pleasant surprise to see on the menu at this meat-centric restaurant. It is a bit pricey, so be prepared. It's a great special occasion spot. Service was exceptional from the minute we walked in the door right through to our way back out. Look forward to a return trip and highly recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Lightning is way too low. Seating is too close. Food is overly salted. Prices are too high! Wait staff very “business like”-need to smile and engage a little with the customer.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

It was our first time at the restaurant. The food was spectacular and our server was great. It gets cramped around the bar but when the weather is nice there's an outdoor patio. We will definitely go again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Even though we had a reservation, it took them forever to seat us. However, it was worth the wait! They have an extensive whiskey list and an amazing menu full of smoked meats, artisanal sausage, and yummy sides. It was perfect for my hubby’s 30th birthday!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The menu choices are limited but there are great gems that should appeal to many. It’s fairly expensive but the food portions and quality make it worthwhile. The 12 oz filet was one of the best I’ve ever had and the steak tartare was incredible. My only complaint is it is way TOO LOUD in there. And too loud by a LOT. Makes it hard to talk and hurt my ears. But I loved what I had to eat.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

As always, our visit was amazing! We especially love the beef rib, pork chop, and red hot brussels sprouts. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love Butcher and the Boar. The tobasco Long Rib is amazing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It’s our favorite restaurant, everything is fantastic, the food , the service, the atmosphere, not to mention the awesome whiskey selection

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent---after a questionable start. We made reservations weeks in advance, and when we arrived (two of us), they attempted to seat us at a very small round table in the very busy and loud front bar area. There are several people seated directly to your right and left on a shared banquette. I had brought a friend I from Philadelphia that I only see once a year, and it was not going to work to have any type of conversation in that open, chaotic area. We were told we could have a dining room reservation, but it would take about 15 minutes so, luckily we found two spots at the bar. We opted out of our dining room table reservation to stay at the bar, where is was much easier to talk. The bartenders were wonderful, fun and engaging, always willing to share what they were making and what the ingredients were for each drink. Loved the atmosphere in the bar and would recommend that or a booth in the bar area. The restaurant is quite loud and it can be difficult to hear conversation in the other areas. We had steak tartare, Brussells sprouts and the charcuterie tray. The sprouts and the charcuterie components were simply amazing; the tartare was rather bland. When we added some of the components from the charcuterie tray to spice it up a bit, the flavor was improved. We would recommend adding capers or some other ingredient to give it more punch. I'd go back, and I'd sit in the bar area again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Went for a date on a Monday night and would highly recommend. A little spendy, but you definitely get what you pay for here. After talking with the waiter we had the peanut butter jalapenos for a starter and Long Rib with a side of cornbread for the main course.

If you're reading this review than you probably have already seen from others that the Long Rib is the real deal. Very tender, nice bark from the smoker, and the tabasco molasses glaze was vibrant, but not overwhelming. Definitely the highlight. Not that the other dishes weren't good as well but this place is known for the meat and delivers on those expectations.

We were so full we couldn't order dessert, but were having such a good time that we had another beer from their extensive tap list. Already recommended it to a friend looking for an anniversary dinner spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The peanut butter Jalepeno peppers were splended.
My pork chop very tasty.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Amazing food. Amazing service. Can’t wait to go back!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We came to Butcher & the Boar in late November and I found the atmosphere to be cozy and rich with a slight smoky smell that was enticing. My husband and I felt like we could be eating our meal at a cozy ski chateau in the mountains.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome. Meat!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Not inexpensive, but worth every penny. Atmosphere was comfortable and in no way pretentious, and the food was some of the best I have ever eaten.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food and service were great! Everything was served very promptly.

The main problem I had was our table. It was horrible. We were seated next to the door. Everyone waiting to be seated was gathered there and there was overflow from the bar literally on top of us. It was so uncomfortable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I loved everything about this restaurant. The cheddar bratwurst and jalapeños stuffed with peanut butter were amazing. We also ordered the pork chops and ribs, both excellent. I can’t wait to go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The table service was excellent. Our waiter was fabulous. Your hosts at the front door need an attitude adjustment however. They are rude, unfriendly and arrogant. I ordered the Heirloom Salad and the tomatoes were ice cold. You would charge $14 for a salad with heirloom tomatoes and then serve them cold from the refrigerator - what are you thinking? This ruined the salad.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My second visit... .and we’ll be back. Outstanding food, fast and attentive service, solid recommendations by our waiter. Probably a bit tough for vegetarians... but that’s not why one would go to a place called Butcher and the Boar. Wild Boar and Pork/Cheddar sausages were wonderful. Loved the brussel sprouts to share (which I really didn’t share).

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing, brussel sprouts were a hit, along with the charcuterie. I’ve never had such a large piece of pork that was so tender, as well. Hard to beat.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely fabulous food, cocktails and service. Portions are so generous, everything can be shared, so order many different options to get the full experience!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Spicy, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome waiter, good food, great experience

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The service here is top notch - very knowledgeable staff; able to give good recommendations. It's a very cozy place (especially on a dark winter evening) and the outdoor patio in the summer months is very pleasant.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very meat-centric. WE had the long rib, crab leg special, and brussels sprouts. Everything was exquisite. The service was some of the best I've ever had. Pricey, but worth it. Would go here again, and have already recommended it to several friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food, expensive tab... still worth it

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I've wanted to check this place out for years...not a place my wife would prefer so I had to wait for a business dinner. Definitely a guys place for red meat.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had an 8 pm reservation but waited at least 10 minutes to be seated. Our table for 2 was pretty tightly squished in between two others. The food was great, and the service good once they got to us; a bit slow in greeting us and getting our drinks order. The noise level was extremely loud where we were sitting, near the bar area. Not great for any kind of table conversation, but the food made the experience worth it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Amazing smoked beef long rib. Perfect crust, moist meat melts in the mouth. Charcuterie board is out of this world. We traveled two hours to get here and it was well worth it.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always love the butcher and the boar. Great atmosphere and food. Great location for a special occasion and/ or a date night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food at Butcher and the Boar is great. Very meat-heavy menu, smoky foods and smoky scent to the place. However, the service was so-so. There were about six customers waiting outside in the freezing cold for the restaurant to open at 5:00 p.m, most probably there before a show. The wait staff ignored us, though we could see them through the window hanging out at the hostess stand. They would not even invite us in to wait in the lobby. Finally they opened, not a minute before 5:00, and allowed us to wait indoors for our tables. We told our server that we had to be at a show by a certain time, but it took a full 50 minutes before we got our food. Then we had to eat really fast and rush, which took away a lot of the pleasure of the meal. Wonderful food - duck, prime rib, salmon, all recommended, but DON'T go and expect to be served promptly.

Tags: Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a really wonderful time on a Saturday night. The food was excellent, the service was great. The noise level was a touch too high and the lighting a touch too low, but overall excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome service and incredible food. These guys have it figured out. Pay the extra $$ - it's worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very enjoyable. We sat in an alcove table for 6 . We were able to converse and enjoy the great food in a more private setting.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome service. Great food and cocktails.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Rib cap steak was delicious and we always get the Brussels sprouts. Don’t leave without trying the Hennepin Manhattan.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Came here for my birthday and once again we left completely satisfied with our meal! We had the Wood fire oysters, wedge salad, prime rib cap, crab legs and chocolate torte. Everything was really good, steak was cooked perfectly and the crab legs were huge - the mango salsa on the crab was a nice addition. Basically everything we've ever ordered here has been delicious...

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The beef rib was excellent. Sausage platter ok. My wife favors chicken and fish, of which chooses were limited. Large portions and high prices. A good place to take the football team after a full practice. Presentation could use a fair amount of work for the price.
We decided we would not need to return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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