Grand Cafe

4.8
643 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
A magical South Minneapolis restaurant by Food and Wine Best New Chef Jamie Malone. 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, beef tartar 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–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 CDC Brittany St Clair
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Private party facilities
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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Private party contact
Nikki Klocker: (888) 668-3970
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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.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Snack Attack!

We offer $20/$25 bottles of wine and special pricing on our hor d'oeuvres menu. Available at the bar.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 3, 2018

Ends: October 4, 2117

Availability: Sun-Thu 8:00PM-10:00PM

What 643 People Are Saying
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JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still our favorite food spot in town. Hands down. See you again soon!

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D
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful small restaurant with great food & service.

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BB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grand Café is consistently putting out the best food in Minneapolis. Amazing neighborhood gem.

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L
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A very interesting menu and they were very accommodating about sharing dishes. We were there for brunch on Sunday. I was disappointed that they do not toast the english muffins for Eggs Benedict. I have run into that before but forgot to ask this time.

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MR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. The experience was authentic, the service attentive, every bite was delectable. Highly recommend

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S
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought an old friend from college for dinner here to eat and catch up. Our food was some of the best I’ve had in Minneapolis, and our server Xan was outstanding - he made our experience exceptional with menu and wine knowledge and masterful wine pairings. We were beyond impressed and I can’t wait to return to this beautiful spot!

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b
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

friends get-together but I mentioned in the reservation that one friend was having birthday week- our server was amazing and really made the evening special for all of us, esp the birthday girl but really made us all feel special. great ambiance. great evening, thanks Grand Cafe!

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NK
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sexy delicious perfect

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NF
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and very pleasant.

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SM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent a delightful evening at the Grand Café! Delicious food, great wine, and wonderful atmosphere all guided by an attentive staff. We recommend it highly!

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OT
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful meal! Great wine, outstanding food and excellent service.

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DK
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful night. The food and service were outstanding. I'm very excited to go back. Bravo.

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s
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is relaxed, inspired and EXQUISITE. Entire staff is skilled, friendly, mellow and positive. Exceptional food and such good vibes.

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SB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy and chic. Elegant place for either brunch or dinner. Superb service. Outstanding food. Try the omelet for brunch and be amazed. :)

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PT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I live half a block away from this restaurant and finally had the opportunity to eat there with a friend from out of state. We were so pleased with the experience. The food and service was excellent. I will definitely return.

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EL
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - roasted chicken, veal special and the char. Exceptional service from the staff especially our server - Allison

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SW
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Was really looking forward to dining here as it had been many years since I had been to this quaint neighborhood restaurant. Appetizer and salad courses arrived in a timely manner. We tried the oysters, sweetbreads and their award winning chicken liver mousse. All were great. We each had the spinach salad and we all thought it was excellent. Unfortunately our entrees arrived 45 mins after the salad and while tasty, we were annoyed it took so long and one of our friends had to leave for another obligation so they packaged hers up to go after she left. Entree was a sparse portion size and side of cold green beans in a white sour sauce did not seem appropriate for a fall dinner. And no apologies or consideration were given. First half of meal - "A" Second Half of Meal "C -" and I expected better.

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RH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I am very glad we chose to go to Grand café. The servers were exceptionally kind, the food was unique and exquisite, and the ambiance was cozy but lively. The only complaint I have is that the full meal took ~2.5 hours, and I don't believe it was because they were backlogged. I think it's just how they roll. Maybe the French inspiration? For me this is normally fine, but we had my 84 yr old mother along and this is a long time for her to sit. I would go back again for a very special occasion with people who like French food preparation and have patience!

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RB
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been wanting to try Grand Cafe for awhile since I started following them on Instagram for its gorgeous interior and appetizing photos. The food appear simple (but that’s how we like it) but the taste was beyond expectations. I had the tomato burrata salad and mussels, while my husband had the roast chicken. I could write an essay to describe the sublime experience for each dish but that’d be too many characters. Our server Kim was delightful and helpful throughout our dinner. Definitely will revisit this place soon.

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G
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The exceptional food is only surpassed by the personal and attentive service!

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K
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The menu was seasonal and that was great. The price point is high.

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LD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was nice and very nice experience

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F
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elizabeth put together a fantastic tasting menus for us this past Friday evening. Probably the best food experience we have ever had. We love the food, the service, the atmosphere.

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OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always welcoming. The service is perfection. Our waiter was a great guide to the menu. We love the Grand Cafe. Every visit has been an experience yet very inviting.

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OT
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pike quenelles is amazing!

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AH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed Grand Cafe on a Sunday evening for our anniversary dinner. Given the fact that we chose to dine on a Sunday night, I was a little nervous that the restaurant would be a ghost town and that we would be passive-aggressively rushed through our dinner as we have experienced at many other restaurants on a Sunday night when staff wants to close up early. To my surprise Grand Cafe was bustling! Not only were they full when we arrived at 7pm, but they were still busy by the time we left close to 10pm. The atmosphere was very energetic and the service was impeccable. When asking our server for her recommendations on wine, appetizers, and entrees, she did not automatically suggest the more expensive options, but actually took time to give her personal opinions of each dish and then let us decide from there. Our courses came out perfectly, one after the other and each one better than the next. Grand Cafe immediately made it's way to the top of our list of best restaurants in the Twin Cities. We can't wait to go back!

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CK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing; fresh local ingredients. Service was a bit confused - server did not check on us often enough, even when helping the adjoining table.

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JA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grand Cafe was amazing. The food was incredible - the best crab omelette I have ever had. The atmosphere is cute and a little funky. I would highly recommend for anyone enjoying a date night, fun with friends, or just treating themselves to a night out.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always exceptional with a French flair. We have been there several times sampling over a dozen different dishes and have never been disappointed. Wonderful date environment.

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JE
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best in the country. MSP very lucky to have this chef!

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MJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived up to the hype and reviews, loved the experience in all ways, creative and inventive! Wished I lived only a block away!

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CD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I have always loved Grand Cafe's ambiance, but the choices for vegetarians are very limited. One starter, two salads, and an entree with chanterelle and poached eggs. Service, wine, and ambiance was great, but they need to offer more for vegetarians. I love upscale restaurants, but too many of them focus on seafood and meat instead of vegetables.

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GD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious and so creative, combining textures and flavors in amazing ways.

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A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is clearly one of the jewels in the Twin Cities' culinary crown. The good is superbly wrought. Service is attentive but never overbearing or pretentious, and the ambiance is utterly casual but sophisticated. I cannot wait to explore the rest of the menu.

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m
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the spot to feel nurtured with gracious service and outstanding food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my parents out for both of their birthdays while they were in town. The food was incredible and the service was top shelf. Special thanks to Liz who was patient with our questions and able to share great insight on the menu.

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SM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding menu and wine list, with a great atmosphere and wonderful service! Loved our patio experience enjoying the sunshine and look forward to a cosy dinner inside when the weather changes. Kudos to the chef! We are so happy to have discovered this gem!

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AA
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decadent experience in every way. Impeccable service and food.

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S
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and food. The cacio e Pepe dumplings are perhaps one of the best things I’ve ever had.

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LS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is fantastic at Grand Cafe. The ambiance is lovely, staff are professional and friendly, and the food is amazing. No surprise that the Benedict and hollandaise were the best I’ve had. Beautiful sidewalk patio too.

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