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Grand Cafe

4.7
357 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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A magical South Minneapolis restaurant by Food and Wine Best New Chef Jamie Malone. Chef de Cuisine Alan Hlebaen. French food makes an exciting comeback in this 70 year-old sweet and easy going restaurant space. The menu is designed to be enjoyed for many occasions, including a casual roast chicken dinner; a multi course meal of chilled shellfish, tarte flambé and salads followed by entrees and dessert; or simply a smattering of small plates and sherry to be shared among friends.
We also specialize in creating special events for group dining!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(612) 822-8260
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jamie Malone
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
38th
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Parking details
Parking lot behind building with free parking. Free street parking.
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Entertainment
Cornbread Harris on Sunday nights.
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Special events & promotions
Private Duck and Lobster Dinners for groups of 2-6. Please call with inquires.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

A beautiful private dining room that seats up to 25. Available for booking any night. We are excited to meet you and tailor your evening for any occasion from Holiday Parties to Wedding Celebrations! Our full restaurant is available for full and partial buyouts as well.

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What 357 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 19 hours ago

Wonderful room and ambiance. Food was extraordinary. There forSunday night jazz that was great. Service was slow. Still will look forward to our next chance to return

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Spectacular. That's all you need to know.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Oysters, caviar and Meursault Genevrieres, oh my!

The chicken rillettes entree was fantastic. And the carrot cake with Boal Madeira was a perfect end to the meal.

Excellent service, food and wine. What’s not to love about Grand Cafe?

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, very different ideas and tastes. Wait staff was very competent. Very impressive!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great experience

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Probably the best meal in the Twin Cities.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding and exciting! Will for sure be back soon.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

delightful treat! thank you for a great experience!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Delightful staff, delicious food, a bit too noisy for me

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, although definitely not traditionally French. Service was very attentive and servers were working very hard but food was slow to arrive because of everything being prepared fresh in the very busy visible kitchen. Desserts were especially delicious.
Every table was filled on a Tuesday night.
This is not a place to come for a quick bite but more for a leisurely meal.
Just rated this week in Food and Wine magazine as one of top 10 new restaurants in the US!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We tried several dishes and they all were very creative, flavorful. The Chicken Liver Paris-Brest was surprisingly good despite strange combo. The monk fish came in two large fillets and nicely prepared.
Service pace was nice and leisure. Wine list is mall, but covers many different varietals, there is something for everyone.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Simply awesome. I took my wife there for her birthday on a Thursday night and we were not disappointed at all. We have eaten at a number of highly reviewed places around the Twin Cities over the past 2.5 years that we have lived here, and this was the best food we have had ...better than Alma (sorry Alma). Not every dish we ordered was a "knock-out" but overall it was high quality food. And some dishes were knockouts, like the grilled oysters and the pike quenelle.
I still would be gushing about Grand Cafe if it was only the food that was superb, but in addition to the food, the service was amazing. Haven't had service that good since leaving Washington DC.
If you love good food because of the assorted flavors and textures that are encapsulated in a single bite, then you have to check out Grand Cafe.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food, decor, and service are all amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Put it on your list, and go enjoy. You’ll love it!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great service. Great food. Our server gave great recommendations and was enthusiastic about the food and the wines and helping us choose. She made the experience fun. Loved the ambiance. Grand Cafe lived up to the great reviews.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Oh my!

Amazing food and outstanding service. Slow roasted beef fat with a bit of caviar is how I want to start every meal!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We had a wonderful dining experience. Elliot was fantastic. Sunday night jazz - wonderful. The food and presentation was delightful!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This spot is undergoing a wonderful renaissance with Chef Jamie Malone at the helm. Every time I dine I'm blown away by the execution and service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Perfect place to celebrate a birthday, our service and food were wonderful. Ambiance is very chic and a bit Parisian. This place is bound to become the next popular place for "instagramers" and foodies alike.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fun creative dishes, great attention to flavor, options for everyone, wonderful presentation, knowledge staff

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a great meal, but the noise level was so high as we could not have a conversation and reverted to texting. This was a great disappointment as we really loved the food and the presentation. If only they softened the room with some drapes or carpeting. The service was also a bit slow to get going but once they did it was pretty attentive. As far as the food goes, the Cote de Boeuf was wonderful, so flavorful presented in the classic way. The Poached Shellfish on Ice with Mayonnaise and oysters were top notch. We also had the Pike Quenelle in Crayfish Sauce, very tasty. For sides the Fallen Onion Souffle was excellent. For desert Milk Chocolate Pot de Crème was fantastic. If only they could cut the noise!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was one of the best meals I've ever had. Every plate, every bite was perfectly composed. The food was beautiful, but not fussy. It exceeded every expectation I had. And my expectations were high! Get there as fast as you can. They are currently featured in Food and Wine magazine and reservations are going to be even harder to come by.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Lara was wonderful and the meal was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful food, service, and ambiance . The prices were high, which we didn’t mind. However, the portions were so small that we were still hungry after our meal.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The Grand Cafe has transformed, from a neighborhood gem to deservedly destination dining. Each item on the menu is thoughtfully composed and flawlessly executed and completely approachable. Take the chicken liver mousse doughnut; the texture, flavor, and presentation were haute cuisine but playful and delicious.
The service is on par with every fantastic dish coming out of the kitchen, attentive, helpful, polished, and warm.

I can’t recommend the Grand Cafe highly enough.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The food is exceptionally flavorful and beautifully presented. The service is congenial.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Grand Cafe is absolutely lovely. From the ambience, to the service, to the food, everything is top notch. The only downsides are that the food is expensive and the portions are small; nonetheless, the flavors are extraordinary. Quite a fantastic experience overall.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Absolutely fabulous. Serious, well-made food, with flavors that are outstanding. Our table of three didn’t even order an entree, just tasted three apps and two salads.....two of us were pretty sated, our third ordered one more app. We all saved space for dessert: the baba is crazy -good....with a cappuccino, I was blissed-out. Please try the vermouth, too. Very very tasty. All the staff is very good, approachable and knowledgeable. We wanted to taste as many flavors as possible that night.....and every one was out of this world.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food far elevated above what the average home cook can do- every dish was surprising and amazing. The dining room gets a little dark and the food could have been served hotter.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

It was a GRAND evening! Even better than its reputation!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

French cuisine with unusual and delicious food. LImited number of entrees, which is good in that it recognizes need for chef to concentrate. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Unbelievable experience! We sat at the bar and Elliot took care of us. He was absolutely amazing and made the experience so great for us. The food was absolutely amazing and it was great to chat a little bit with Jamie. She is a talent beyond words. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! WE DEFINITELY WILL BE BACK!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I was so happy to see Grand Café reopened for Sunday brunch. I had the spinach salad with a delectable brown butter dressing and the eggs in cocotte (my favorite!). Everything was soooo delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Once again we had a wonderfully prepared meal, excellent service an a very relaxing atmosphere. Everything we ordered was new for us, and it was delicious. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Another amazing experience at Grand Cafe.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was amazing! The food was perfection, try the pork pate en croute. The service was great, and the staff was very knowledgeable about the food. And the atmosphere was fun yet upscale at the same time. I highly recommend this place. My new favorite restaurant in the metro.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Amazing food!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

First time guests and we were not disappointed. Outstanding food but the real shout out goes to the entire staff, especially Jenny, who made us feel so welcome .The Sunday night experience was further enhanced by the great live music during our meal. This would be the restaurant we would want for our neighborhood.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Salads and entrees were way too sweet, the entrees were cold and the noise level outrageous!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wonderful! Will return soon for the eggs benedict. We tried several items, and all were good.

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