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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (76)
Fit for Foodies (62)
Good for a Date (58)
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Good for Anniversaries (47)
Handcrafted Cocktails (44)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Fun (39)
Business Meals (36)
Hot Spot (34)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Romantic (28)
Bar Seating (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Great Beer (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Authentic (20)
Local Ingredients (17)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Notable Wine List (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Casual (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Paleo Friendly (13)
People Watching (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Spicy (7)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Although good, didn’t feel the value of food matched the price. Probably won’t be back.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Our favorite restaurant! Food was perfect and creative.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous food, everything was delicious. Floor was pretty awesome and unique!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Place is great and food is delicious. I totally recommend it.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Never disappoints. Great Old Fashions and Manhattans. Great meat selection. Solid service b

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Kevin Fraley is a fantastic manager.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

We’ve been here in the past and our experience before was really good. However this place is very expensive. We recently went for Valentine’s Day. I put in a reservation in the Beginning of December.. when we showed up they stuck us at literally the closest table to the entry door, so we kept getting bursts of cold air. This was very disappointing to me seeing as how early I was to put in my reservation and still get a crappy seat. Then we got our food. Girlfriends filet Minton was burnt on the outside and my steak was rather tough to chew and cut. When you spend over $100 on just two mediocre size steaks that kind of quality is rather disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was fantastic. Sausage appitizer was wonderful. Great service. Cocktails were perfect.We will be back. Thanks for the great meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Visiting Mnpls for weekend. Great meal at Butcher and the Boar. Bone Marrow App was great. My wife’s scallops looked like they should have been on a magazine cover. My NY Strip was great.

Prices are high but.... the level of service by the server and his assistant was amazing.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very easy to find, just across the street from Buca. There’s a large bar area where it is very loud. The main dining area gives a look into the kitchen area. Service was team oriented and well done. We always have the sausage sampler to start and that could be an entree for most. I had the salmon special and my husband had the pork chop. Large portions and more than enough to fill you up. Must try the fries. Great experience and will keep coming back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I tried both of the butcher's cut special that they provided on Saturday night and all I have to say is hands down this was the best steak we've ver had. It was a 40 day dry age rib eye with baby carrots and Brussels sprouts that stole the show that night for us. Every bite tasted like melted butter in our mouth. This piece of steak was HUGE! The proportions are huge with their main entree. We were so stuffed and had to pack our food home and this was without even ordering appetizers. It was really pricey but because of the streak being so amazing, the experience out weighed the cost. Definitely going back for another date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Made reservations for 10:15pm. Confirmed on open table. We arrived on time only to find the restaurant closed for a private party.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was very good, the dishes were simple but deeply complex with spices and seasoning. The mushrooms tasted good, the long rib was soft and plentiful. Risotto with salmon was to die for. The noise level was fairy loud, a lot of were there, so its to be expected. Service kind of slow, most regretful thing to say is they forgot my request for my anniversary.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Both the food and the service were outstanding. A member of our group had a food allergy and our server, Michael, was super attentive in making sure she knew which dishes she could eat and which ones to stay away from. My dinner was one of the best pieces of steak I've ever eaten.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a great night with amazing food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great experience! Food was incredible!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food is awesome. Servers are quick and attentive. The porterhouse was enough for 4 moderately hungry guys to share with an appetizer. You won't be disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2018

My second time visiting my hometown of Minneapolis in six months and I dined here both times. The food here is amazing, so much meat, and cooked perfectly. We had steak tartar(ample portion, great presentation, amazing flavor) and we got the Berkshire pork and cheddar sausage (tried this last time too), ribeye(nice char), duck breast(my favorite, and for some reason they get the largest duck breasts here) and three sides. The Mac n cheese had a nice spiciness to it. Trumpet Mushrooms were delightful, and the cornbread is not to be missed. My god we were so full! Great wild ale beer choices and a huge Bourbon selection here too. I will definitely be back. My only gripe was that my reservation for 7pm was not ready until 7:30, but that was most likely due to all of the obnoxious Philadelphia Eagles fans overstaying their visit. They should have been turned away at the door in the first place. Please open a butcher and the boar in Boston, Mass! Our server Sam was great and his server assistant was a rockstar, don’t know her name but she was a younger girl, brown hair with glasses. Great job!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food and ambiance are amazing. Server was great but the busser/expediter at one point asked us if we were finished eating 4 times in a 10 minute span. We have 3/4 of our second bottle of wine left at that point. Check was brought without our asking. Our wine bottle was taken with a bit left. Good food .. I would recommend ... but I can honestly say I’ve never felt forced out of a restaurant with a near $600 bill.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Super bowl week

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Didn’t get seated til 45 Min after reservations and Was told multiple times “will be ready shortly”

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Experience was good but the service provided to us by Sophie and Petoo was exceptional

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Work dinner

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic dining experience. The food was exceptional and the service outstanding. Was great for celebrating my husband's birthday

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were celebrating my son's 21st birthday and Butcher & the Boar is his favorite restaurant in the cities. My daughter's boyfriend shares the same birthday so it was a special night. We were given a great table, had wonderful cocktails, spectacular food, and delicious desserts. I have been here a few times before and it has always been terrific. This was the first time my daughter's boyfriend joined us and after tasting the sausage sampler he joked that he might cry when his dinner came. He made it through without a tear but he, and we, thoroughly enjoyed every bit. I think it was the best meal I have ever had and I have travelled the world over.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food and service as always

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service. Very attentive, but not obtrusive. Food was unbelievably delicious - the cheese plate and the wild boar hot link really stood out. Wonderful way to celebrate a relationship milestone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing meal and service as always. This restaurant is outstanding each time I eat here. I even drive up from Davenport, IA now if I know I will br eating here. Best restaurant in MPLS!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities. The prices certainly put it in the “special occasion” category but the quality definitely meets those expectations. This is an excellent place for a group as the portion sizes of the starters and sides are perfect for sharing. I have eaten here 1-2 times per year since they opened and have never had a bad meal. The beef long rib is one of the single greatest meat creations I’ve tasted. On my most recent visit, Mike was our server and he was superb. He was attentive, personable and very passionate about the food. 10/10 would recommend and will return. Tl;dr: The meats are amazing, get them in your mouth ASAP.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very delicious! I went with my wife and 4 other friends and we had a great time. The food came without flaw and it tasted great. The service was up to par also.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was a bit of a splurge for us for my husband's birthday, but worth every penny! They put a lot of thought into flavor combinations and quality. The service was great and it was a wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Birthday. Good food and service, noisy.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Cocktails, sausages, and "tastes" trey again the best part of the meal

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food was decent but not great. They jammed us in between two big groups but sometimes that's what you get when space is limited. For the price, we were not impressed with the food. It certainly wasn't terrible but it wasn't great either. On the upside, our waiter was amazing and very knowledgeable about the menu. The ambiance was different than we expected, but frankly it had a nice vibe.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I come here for special occasions because I know it will be great. This is our go to Birthday spot . The service and food are exceptional every time .
If you want to treat somebody right on their special day, take them to Butcher & The Boar!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Good food, though you definitely need to ask your waiter/waitress for advice as some of the meats are not good or are typically overcooked.

Some of the hostesses (especially the blond) and wait staff are unfriendly, but many are nice.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great Old Fashioned...service was excellent as well as the food...as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great for carnivores! The sausage sampler was killer, and the beef rib was fall-off-the-bone to die for. The staff was professional and accommodating. Weird music curation for the room (Hits of the 70s). But at least not too loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Reservation was 25 minutes late. Everything else was great.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We split the Alaska King Crab Salad, Red Hot Brussels Sprouts (absolute must!) and the 21 Dry Aged NY Strip. All were excellent. Only complaint is that the flavors on the dessert, Orange Cake w/Bourban Glaze, didn’t blend well. This place does best with their meats and side dishes. Skip dessert. You probably won’t have room anyways.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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