Lake & Irving

4.6
710 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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PLEASE NOTE: We have switched to Resy for all of our online reservations, and are no longer on the OpenTable network.

You can make reservations via Resy right now on our website, www.lakeandirving.com,
and you can always call the restaurant during business hours or stop by in person, as well. All existing reservations made through OpenTable will be transferred and honored with no action on your part. We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience during the transition!
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4.6based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place. Always love the food. This tune however we were not as impressed with the menu. The Lux Burger amazing as always but the other entrees of the sirloin special, & loco moco not as yummy. Biggest thing the loco moco is 2 beef patties on rice and menu doesn’t reflect that.

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KarenW
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection; great value; great service. Easy dining.

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JohnD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous and Surly Darkness too !! Server quite good. We like your restaurant!

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vipfrequentdiner
Minneapolis
191 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love L etc) but overall this place is awesome. Wonderful, casual dining in uptown.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. We will definitely be back.

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KatelynW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant in Uptown! Lively, but quiet enough for a good conversation. Our food was fantastic, but the service was a little slow, especially in the beginning with drink orders.

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JonP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal neighborhood bistro, creative menu and cocktails, warm and friendly, relaxed.

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MarcF
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our second time here but our first for brunch. A previous dinner was excellent. Brunch offerings were numerous and varied, as well as creative, though I wish there were more breakfast options for non-egg eaters. Waffles were about it. There were four of us this too, versus just the two of us the first time around. Their first time here. Everyone liked their food as far as taste was concerned, and aside from the chicken and waffles for $13 being just two wedges (half of a round waffle) and a single chicken breast, we were quite satisfied. Two diners had a spicy bowl concoction of some sort and while they both thought it was really tasty, both felt quite definitively that it was too spicy. This coming from two people who love spicy food, so for what it's worth, watch out! Definitely a nice restaurant with unique food and a good vibe. We will be back.

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pickyaboutwhereIdine
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and we thought it was a good value. Liked that we could have a booth so we could hear each other talk which doesn't happen in a lot of restaurants on a Saturday night. Waitress totally missed that I booked the reservation to celebrate my husband's birthday. She never mentioned nor did anything to help us celebrate. Is that her fault or mine? Either way, we would return.

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SusanE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal. Both the food and the service were excellent.

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CyndeeE
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved all the combinations Chef Chris created. Amazing really!

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vipfrequentdiner
Minneapolis
191 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

May be the best restaurant in Uptown. Warm atmosphere. Incredible food (truly the best burger in msp) and great drinks. We were there today for brunch and were blown away again by just what a great spot this is.

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vipMinneapolisDiner
Minneapolis
100 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I live in the neighborhood and we are at Lake and Irving frequently. Had some out of town guests and took them here for dinner. This is the best place in Uptown, and the food is superb. No matter what time of day you come here, brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, dinner. The menu is creative and everything is consistently good. Very friendly and attentive staff. A great neighborhood hangout!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant week menu as well as regular featured items. Wonderful meal!

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vipKarlaE
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, interesting food is the main attraction. Friendly service. Lively atmosphere. I think the lighting particularly in the back room could be softer and thus cozier.

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LocalPatron
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is a local gem. The food is always top notch plus they have a great draft beer selection. Wait staff are always helpful and friendly.

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GabriellaMS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall3food2service1ambience2

This was our second time visiting the restaurant. We were excited to be there during restaurant week and celebrating a birthday but our visit was kind of disappointing. It really boiled down to service. Our server was less than attentive to our group of 6. It was a Tuesday night, so it wasn't exactly busy. She seemed more interested in watching the Wild game that they were playing over the bar. While she did note at the last minute that we were celebrating a birthday and brought out a mochi dessert, we were never offered a dessert menu(which would have been great because most of us weren't interested in the mochi).

It was also disappointing to see that they drastically reduced the menu due to restaurant week. Basically it felt like we were either to order from the restaurant week menu or have a burger. I get that during a special week like that restaurants sometimes limit their menus, but it was surprising to find such limited options especially because I had looked online prior to booking and saw the full menu listed.

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vipmari
Minneapolis
102 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite neighborhood gem! Great food, ambiance and service ( thank you Evan!). Cocktails are also excellent.

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stpauligirl
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for restaurant week for some girlfriends- we had a great time, most of the food was delicious, particularly the pork hash dumplings, pork tenderloin, Ahi entree, and apple/pear tartlet for dessert. The watercress salad was billed as a highlight, but it was just your average salad. We also shared a wonderful bottle of pinot noir... good for a special dinner!

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SueW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very interesting and creative menu. Had a group of 6, each of us ordered something different. All of us enjoyed our meals and cocktails. Nice touch was the mochi ice cream dessert for my birthday.

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UptownWalkingDistance
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lake & Irving continues to be one of my favorite spots in Uptown. Somewhat upscale (and delicious) food, yet decently priced in a laid back atmosphere. Great beer selection, great service, and great for both dinner and weekend brunch. I have not yet been there for lunch.
My most recent trip there, I was a little dismayed to learn that the menu had been turned over (I am going to miss the green beans and the St. Louis style ribs app), but the new menu did not disappoint!

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jenny7
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very dependable food, and friendly staff. a favorite spot.

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vipDominique
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining in Lake and Irving. Warm welcome, very helpful to help choosing drink and meal. Excellent meal.

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SheriH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely @ wonderful place with girlfriends! Rose sparkling wine was tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always.... this place knocks it out of the park. Thank you for the great food, bartender/server, managers, and consistency.

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vipNancyG
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all enjoyed our food and creative cocktails. We definitely will go back again. The scallops were amazing.The KFC cauliflower was sooo good. The ginger scallion Opakapaka is something I will come back for!

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KathyG
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great appys and Kevin was a fabulous server. Main dishes marginal.

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Goodnotgreat
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Used to be my favorite restaurant. The last two times there it was good but not as good. Changed their menu and some of our faves are off the menu or changed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal on a chilly rainy October evening. Great atmosphere!

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BarryL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went for the chicken sandwich and cheeseburger. Both were great. Will be back again for sure.

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vipFoodie
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the cauliflower appetizer and the fried chicken sandwich with a side salad for my entree. The appetizer was very tasty with just enough spice.
Chicken sandwich was delicious, I had some left to take home and it was just as good the next day

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JoanneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch food with yummy aioli options. We noted “need 2 booster seats” on our reservation and there were crayons ready to go at the table upon arrival. Love the vibe and appreciated how cool everyone was with our toddler chaos.

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vipfrequentdiner
Minneapolis
191 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best neighborhood-meets-comfort-food restaurant in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome night! Awesome weather on the patio, great food, great service!

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NicoleK
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch was amazing! Great variety of options and my entire group was super satisfied with their food. I highly recommend their chicken and waffles!! Or anything to be honest, they also offer their DELICIOUS buttermilk chicken sandwich for brunch, so make sure to dive into that bad boy (yummm!)

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vipsteve
Minneapolis
77 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

What a surprise this was. Food was great, wine was reasonable and the service was very good.
Casual setting with gourmet food.

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Sorny
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was the star of this show - very nice flavor profiles that were well executed. The atmosphere was a little loud and not as cozy as some other Minneapolis gems but I would not let that prevent me from going Lake & Irving again.

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Caesar
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Listed as a foodie favorite by open table wasn’t quite accurate. Food was average and service ok. We’ve been underwhelmed here for breakfast too.

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vipfrequentdiner
Minneapolis
191 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best casual dining in Uptown. And the burger is the best in town. Amazing place.

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heidiziman
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Monday night for our Anniversary so it wasn't crowded but everything about the restaurant was excellent. I would definitely go again and would highly recommend it!

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Lake & Irving offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 354-2453.

Lake & Irving is rated 4.6 stars by 710 OpenTable diners.

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