Fhima's Minneapolis

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$31 to $50
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French American
The historic space that has been home to some of the most renowned chefs and restaurants is now Fhimas Minneapolis. French cuisine with a modern American twist and local Minnesota flavors guided by Chef David Fhima with the beverage program under the helm of bar director Sean Jones and the dining room led by Eli Fhima.

Specials

ALL DAY SOCIAL HOUR!

Beverages - Choose your own Adventure $7, Select beer $4, Select Craft beer $5, 1/2 off all wines by the glass
Appetizers - Merguez $8, frites $7, Pissaladiere $10, Moroccan Fried Chicken $9, Cafe Mussels $9, Tarte Flambe $10, Taste of Morocco $9

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 11, 2019

Ends: August 12, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-10:00PM

Social Hour!

Beverages - Choose your own Adventure $7, Select beer $4, Select Craft beer $5, 1/2 off all wines by the glass
Appetizers - Merguez $8, frites $7, Pissaladiere $10, Moroccan Fried Chicken $9, Cafe Mussels $9, Tarte Flambe $10, Taste of Morocco $9

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 6, 2019

Ends: August 7, 2118

Availability: Tue-Sat 3:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-11:00PM

What 251 People Are Saying
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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was so incredibly slow. Our drinks took 25 minutes to arrive. We had to track down the host to deliver the wine that was ordered 30 minutes previously. The risotto was more of a soup. And the wagyu beef was cold in some spots and cooked in others. Just terrible.

TT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Skip your usual dinner out favorites and GO HERE. I took my spouse here for a surprise birthday dinner on a Tuesday evening. I was excited to try Fhima's in it's historic space in downtown Minneapolis. The bar glows so invitingly from the street. Our host, Eli, was delightful and so helpful in making our evening special. The family recipe-bread was well worth ignoring my gluten-allergy for the evening. And, while I am not a big fan of lamb, the lamb tagine was all you'd hope with succulent meat, delicious exotic flavors, and the perfect mix of savory, salty, sweet, melt-in-your mouth delicious, with just the right amount of crunch from almonds. The GSM wine we had from the Cotes-du-Rhone was an ideal complement, and a good value for restaurant bottle pricing. We loved the space, but I wish they could also add some "warmer" lighting to reflect the incredible warmth of their hospitality. The art deco lights are amazing, but gave off a greenish hue close to the tall ceiling. If there were some attention to closer and more direct table lighting, the cozy factor would go way up. All in all, a great evening with great food. I felt like an insider and a friend when we left. And, we will definitely be back!

SF
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Spectacular original art deco space. Great food, great cocktails

m
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great recipes. Recommend small plates to get a broad variety of taste experiences.

KP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I dined with a good friend who has been dealing with food allergies for years. I have dined with her before where the restaurant isn't as patient with her as they should be. It's not her choice to deal with these allergies. The Chef at Fhima came to our table twice to check on everything and to double check the allergy information. They were amazing. Service was truly top-notch and pricing is really good. We enjoyed the food too. Definitely check them out. The space is pretty amazing!

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was not impressive and did not match the space, nor did the lackluster service. The salad was pathetic--large lettuce leaves with a bland tomato vinagrette , and while I appreciated the chef personally apologizing for it and sending out another salad--that was also just bad. Make an interesting salad with different textures and flavors, as these salads were lazy. The flat iron was terrible--overcooked and I felt badly for the animal that gave me this meat. The fries were not crunchy or flavorful. The service made the experience even worse. I left the restaurant hungry and totally disappointed when I just wanted a good meal during a cold night in Minneapolis during a work trip.

J
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about menu and drinks. Our night was paced very well. Had great experience here!

JG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fhima's is our go to place when we want to have a memorable experience. The hospitality is beyond 5 stars and quite honestly you walk out feeling as if you should expecct the papparazzi to be taking your picture when you leave. Not only is the service top notch but the quality of the food delivers as well. Even if you are not one to take pictures of your food you will want to when you see the presentation at Fhimas. The art deco ambiance with an touch of city chic will make you want to celebrate everything special.

SD
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We dined here for our anniversary celebration. The food was excellent but the service was terribly slow. I am not certain why as it seemed they had enough servers. It took 20 minutes to get our appetizers and at least another 35 to get our entrees. We hope this restaurant makes it but definitely need to resolve the service issues.

v
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience!

SU
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in the Twin Cities!!!!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Horrible service, except the guy that got our water. He was on point.

JM
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

You can tell family is involved in every aspect of this restaurant. Truly a labor of love. The maitre'd was very attentive to all his guests. The flavor experience of the foods was totally unexpected! I remember dancing at Scotty's on Seventh. Fantastic art deco. Give it a try and you will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server and the staff were great!

PF
Minneapolis
95 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my second lunch at Fhima's, and what I have to say is this is a gem in the making. Whether it is the Moroccan Fried Chicken sandwich or the Fhima Burger, pared with the delectable French Fries, or the amazing dipping sauces - homemade ketchup, harissa aioli, and another aioli, they are all amazingly good. You will not go hungry, and even the cold carrot salad is easy on the eyes and tasty. So my biggest concern, not enough people in the place at lunch. Seriously, check this place out, eat, enjoy, and tell others. I don't want this place to die on the vine! Service was good too. Never an empty water glass, plenty of drink options if you want them, and the coolest Art Deco place in the state. So please, please, please go and eat here for lunch or dinner!

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

an absolutely unique place, the food and drinks were incredible! an absolutely ‘must go to’ if you haven’t already! beautiful ambiance and very good french moroccan food

EC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The food is creative and so well prepared. The service is attentive and knowledgable. We've dined there three times in the past few months and every experience just gets better and better. The front-of-house manager personally welcomed us back and assisted us with our wine selection. Our server was very mindful of our timing, as we were heading to a show. We can't wait for an excuse to go back!

EF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the special, it was yummy and interesting. Interesting cocktail selection great service

B
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The place has great ambiance. The coctails are nice. Although they were a bit small, the mussels tasted great. The lobster bisque was not think enough and it was very salty, and I generally put extra salt on my food. The wagyu flat iron steak was a bit overcooked and very salty as well. The scallops were fine.
It was a bit disappointing not getting a treat although multiple workers congratulated us for our anniversary.

g
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent, creative food!

CB
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and great way to celebrate a birthday. Server explained drink and dinner choices to us and helped us make great choices. Definitely will return!

L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for a birthday dinner and I was amazed! Our waitress was pleasant, the food was delicious and the decor and ambiance was delightfully refreshing.

EC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a great setting. Service was attentive once we got it, they were a bit slow in getting around to us. Eventually the bartender just came over and took care of us despite the fact that we were in the dining room. He and the floor manager Alexis provided excellent service. The kitchen was slow, but they provided a complimentary glass of wine to make up for it. We can't wait to return.

e
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was delicious, beautiful Art Deco environment, nice service. Would definitely go back and certainly recommend!

D
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Great environment! And awesome food! I'm so happy with my overall decision to have taken my bf to Fhima for his birthday.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 19 year dating anniversary , sounds funny when I put it that way, but it means the world to us. We’ve been married 3 years now. From the second we walked in the experience was fantastic. The hostess greeted us with a huge smile and great energy. The service from our server was spot on. So kind and helpful when it came to any questions about the menu. Too add to it all, the food was absolutely amazing. The taste of Morocco was so so good! We both could eat that bread for the rest of our lives. The owner, Mr. Fhima came over as well to see how our experience was going. We just felt so taken care of during our experience. Loved it all. Can’t wait to come back!

PL
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Service was spot on. My friend at the Chicken Tagine. It was tasty. I had the special which was a duck breast over farro. Duck was over-cooked. Flavors were great.

The Art Deco was odd. The back of the restaurant felt like a sports bar. I enjoyed the food and would return.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! It is very much appreciated!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional French Moroccan cuisine in a beautiful Art Deco restaurant

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fhima’s is without exception one of the best spots to dine in all of Minnesota. Theatric and delicious cocktails such as their Old Fashioned (called something like the Telephone Old Fashioned) were completely unique in presentation. For the Old Fashioned for example, they lite a small campfire at your table, which they then applied to the glass for added flavor and aroma - once the bourbon was added, which made it smell and taste absolutely delicious.

The food is classic Executive Chef, David Fhima - beautiful in presentation and beyond words in taste and flavor. My favorite dish was the Bone Marrow starter dish, however I was also blown away with the Tuna Tartar, the Scallops main entree.

Last, but not least was the cast iron, table-side caramelized Crème Brûlée for dessert! Exceptional and knowledgeable service from sever Anna, and overall a five star experience.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your detailed review! We appreciate you taking the time and look forward to your next visits!

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D
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning experience from start to finish. The food was some of the best I have encountered, and the service and attention by the server, bartender, and chef, who came out to welcome us and talk to us about the food and how it was prepared, was first-rate. This was one of the best dining experiences I have had in the Twin Cities. We were all very impressed by the drink menu as well, and the attention to detail in how the drinks are created. Everything from the special ice and wood-smoked glass, to the creativity of the cocktails, to the careful explanations by the bartender while making them, placed this restaurant leagues above the rest in terms of the overall bar side of the business. And then there was the desserts...while other restaurants use a torch to make their crème brûlée, these guys bring out a branding iron and sear it right at the table. Our group of five people has dinner together every Friday night, and it's rare that we decide to go back to the same restaurant twice. Fhima's is right at the top of that short list.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your support and your review! It is very much appreciated and we are excited to have you back!

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TG
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My goodness, everything was spectacular -- the food, the service, the atmosphere, the special treatment feeling!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! Looking forward to seeing you again!

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MR
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional service without an attitude; well-informed about menu and wine lists; attentive without being intrusive. The staff, both front of the restaurant and the kitchen, worked well together to make a lovely evening for the four of us.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We truly appreciate you taking the time to write us a note and support us in that way! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is outstanding.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your review!

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g
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elijah (?) the Maitre D’ was very kind and welcoming. Even stopped at our table after dinner to check on us and chatted briefly. Great personal touch. We had drinks at the bar before dinner. Bartender was great. Sorry I don’t know his name. The Chef even stopped at the bar to greet us and was also very welcoming. Barbara was our server and she absolutely rocks! She is kind, efficient, professional, funny and made a standard Wednesday night dinner, fantastic. I can’t say enough good things about the entire staff and our experiences here. We love it. The background music could have been a tad more lively but it was a Wednesday lol.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you for your kind and generous review! It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your continued visits!

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SB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The servers were all extremely attentive. The food was good. A starter and a small plate was plenty food. Great selection of desserts.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your review!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, informative and gracious staff. A beautiful evening. Will be back often.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your review!

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FG
Minneapolis
94 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has quickly become my go-to place for a nice evening out, or just a flat out spectacular dining experience. The menu changes frequently, based on what's in season. The staff is amazing - super friendly and helpful. This last visit, Anna was our server, someone who moved up from busser, and she was spectacular. Charming, friendly, quick smile, knew the menu and was always ready with an informed recommendation. Kudos to Shawn in the bar. The night we were there he made an amuse bouche from the bar and it was sensational. If you haven't been to Fhima's - GO!!!

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

We truly appreciate your kind and detailed review! Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you soon!

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KT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined with a friend and we had shakshuka with eggs which was rich and delicious. The lamb shank with sweet and white potato poutine was a lovely surprise with a delicious mushroom gravy, the lamb was tender and the fries were crisp. We also had the carrot salad which was so refreshing and flavorful. I hope to go back again soon.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on September 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! It is truly appreciated! See you soon!!!

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EA
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can honestly say that this is in my top 5 dining moments of my life. Truly outstanding. No details. Just trust me.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We truly appreciate it!

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YM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful place, great food, superb service.

Fhima's Minneapolis
Responded on August 22, 2019

Thank you very much for your review! We look forward to your next visit!

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