Grand Cafe

4.7
757 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!

Specials

SNACK ATTACK!

Oysters, Shellfish, Sweetbreads and Hors d'oeuvres from our menu all for $50! Perfect for two. Plus $25 bottles of Red, White and Sparkling Wine.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 6, 2018

Ends: December 7, 2117

Availability: Sun-Thu 7:45PM-10:00PM

What 757 People Are Saying
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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch in the cities! By far.
Everything was perfect - even the garnish was fantastic.

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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff. Very good food.

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TL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful experience! We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. A great place to celebrate a special occasion!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jenny was an amazing server and gave excellent recommendations! I would come back in a heartbeat!

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DD
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great food and service! Thank you we will be back again soon.

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OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is fantastic. Very well crafted on all fronts

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JJ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

only problem was that it was too loud - tables are close together, and it was hard to talk with people at our own table of 4 - too noisy

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! So glad you’ve reopened!

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d
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service from everyone.

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A
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing! So much goodness!! Service was top notch with so many wonderful people attending to our every need. A must to experience.

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R
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service. We love Grand Cafe.

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Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a rare night of wonderful times with friends in a restaurant with great food and even better service. The pace of the meal was perfect and we never felt rushed. Everything from appetizers to dessert was great, grilled oysters, salads, entrees, bread, etc. This is a special place.

The price is high, but the meal is worth it.

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OT
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place.

The pike quenellle is heaven in a dish!

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n
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit there and have to say everything was just perfect.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time!! It was a very special occasion in that we got a babysitter and had all the adults in our family out to eat together child-free. The food was SHOCKING- some were skeptical based on the menu and it turned out to be one of the best meals of our lives. And our waitress Samantha was beyond exceptional... she made the night so special with her ability to break down the menu for us and make amazing recommendations. Thank you for a truly wonderful evening.

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OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Comfortable casual atmosphere. Superb service. The Twin Cities has many excellent restaurants. This is one of them.

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LH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Grand Cafe to celebrate my birthday with a bunch of girlfriends. The waitress was very attentive and patient with us while we gabbed and took a while to figure out what to order. She gave us good food suggestions and kept checking back with us throughout the meal. She even took multiple pictures of our group by the hand painted mural on the wall. I would highly reccomend this place to anyone, but especially for a cute date night or girls lunch/dinner!

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JE
Minneapolis
60 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. We had lobster spaghetti which was perfectly al dente and absolutely loaded with flavor. We also had eggs Benedict. The Hollandaise was as good or better than anywhere. We will have to try it for dinner.

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I need at least 50 characters but all I can really say about this place is.... it’s just amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and truly exceptional service. The staff took great care of us, spaced the courses out appropriately and were responsive and personal without being intrusive. We will definitely be coming back and telling everyone we know to go! Plus, the scallops. Insane.

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Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful experience at the best restaurant in Minneapolis. The raw scallop and pommes paillasson with soubise is one of my favorite things on the menu.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing

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JV
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Grand Cafe has long been a favorite of ours.... we've spent many a birthday dinners there, always impressed by the ambience, food and service, and waitstaff that is eager and willing to explain any questions about the menu items if we have questions. Would highly recommend your restaurant without thinking twice!!

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MV
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Very creative dishes, with outstanding flavors!

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RJ
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great and certainly something that you would not typically try to serve at home due to the uniqueness of the ingrediants.

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L
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been wanting to try Grand Cafe for a while - and it completely, 100 percent blew us away. My husband and I decided it's one of the best dining experiences we've ever had. The service was lovely, ambience darling, and the food was out of control good. What a perfect way to spend NYE. We will be back and will be spreading the Grand Cafe gospel in the meantime.

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j
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Still my favorite place-went for NYE this time. service rather fragmented but food was great.

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S
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch menu is wonderful. Portions are the perfect size, service was excellent, and the menu was very interesting. It’s a step (or two) up from the traditional brunch menu. My friend and I loved everything we ordered.

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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and it was great

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! The French omelet was out of this world.

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DG
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Cote de Boeuf. Great presentation. Our server, Elle, made the meal a great experience.

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J
Minneapolis
132 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was spectacular. The food is awesome and service was excellent. One of my favorite restaurants.

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TS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent, start to finish. Wines by the glass were all good also. Service was very slow, the only disappointing part of the experience.

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MR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular dinner with our family ! Allison (our server) was AMAZING and extremely knowledgeable. My wife had gluten-free options and my daughter (vegetarian) was thrilled with the options. The food was unique and sooooooo good ! Who knew what “carrot butter” was and how can I have it everyday ??? Oh - the bread !!!.........

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OT
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal.. The omelet is a divine experience!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb from start to finish. One of the best meals we’ve had, and our server, Allie, was fantastic. She provided great recommendations for each course. Will definitely be dining here again.

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C
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty and unique food choices. Fun menu Well worth the drive

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A
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a little late and got seated at a table next to the high traffic area and near the door - chilly and noisy. Service and server were excellent. She definitely went above and beyond to give us a good experience. Food met our expectations for excellence. Definitely one of the best fine dining experiences in town - if you get the right table.

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J
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible, creative food!

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s
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary, service anc food excellent

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