Lyn 65 Kitchen & Bar

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$30 and under
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American
Opened in the summer of 2014, Lyn 65 is a chef driven restaurant that serves creative, yet humble bar fare inspired by the various cultures found around the world. Our entire staff contributes to the creative content of our menus, as well as the genuine hospitality that we hope to share with you.
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d
Minneapolis
318 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

love the chicken wings, good appetizers, great burger, good chicken

BS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had the caesar salad, the margherita pizza and the wild mushroom pizza. All were very good. The service was excellent. We were served by at least four different people each of whom was prompt, attentive and well informed about the food. The place was busy and somewhat noisy but at a level where we could still converse easily.

SP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all time favorite local go-to spots for dates, dinner, and meeting a friend. Always great food. Always great service. The patio is the BEST.

KG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We love Lyn 65! Consistently delicious food, in a cozy space, with friendly, responsive staff. My only complaint is that my absolute favorite menu item was the shortribs with mashed potatoes and gravy. Just fabulous! Then, the chefs removed it from the menu during the summer, but brought it back this winter with a new glaze preparation and sweet potatoes replacing the mashed. I so disappointed. Please bring back the original shortrib preparation!

S
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & Drinks. Menu is limited but everything is good.

DH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating brunch at Lyn 65. We eat dinner here at least weekly and nave always enjoyed the food and the people. We will be back for brunch.

B
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here. Excellent informal dining on
a Saturday night. It’s a pretty creative menu. Not your typical bar food. The service was attentive and helpful with suggestions. Although they were very busy, our server took plenty of time to help us. Two of us went with the chicken foigras meatballs, three pieces of fried chicken, duck fat fries and the cauliflower side. More than enough food. Good wine and beer selections. Place has a nice young person vibe without neglecting us “pensioners”. We will definitely return.

JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, delicious food, and warm, welcome service. Can't wait to return.

M
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love lyn 65! It’s my favorite neighborhood restaurant.

j
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Did not like the set up of the tables in the dining room. We were placed in the center row of tables of two tops. It felt like everything was going to fall off the table. It’s the dumbest layout I ever seen. The bar should’ve been put in the center of the restaurant and booths along the wall. Service was good. Food wasn’t that memorable

AK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful and prompt service. The food was beyond delicious! For being a vegetarian, I can easily say that this is the best vegetarian burger out there in the twin cities! My husband and I also shared the wood fired pizza which was EXCELLENT! I’m already planning my next trip back there for my birthday! 🍔🍟🍕

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was using our Mpls Drink Passports.
Never been to this restaurant before.

Everything was great

Staff was exceptional

OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the barback was so strong carrying all that ice. He was a machine.

z
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite places to eat dinner. Salad, roasted veggies, burger and whiskey sour were delicious and service was good too.

AP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Lyn 65 is a diamond in the rough of ever growing "franchised" or cookie cutter big name restaurants. However, my most recent visit gets only 3 stars for two reasons. First, we had reservations and the place was not full by any means when we arrived, yet they placed us at a table right next to a side door that was extremely drafty and we had to ask to move, and when we were re-sat they openly told us that the draft at that table was a known problem. My thought is why sit any one there, let alone guests with a reservation? Secondly we ordered three of the shareable plays (lamb hummus, mussels, and crab artichoke dip). The hummus and mussels were phenomenal, but the crab was not fresh, and borderline spoiled with a very "fishy" smell and taste.

BR
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A bit disappointed by heavily breaded fried chicken but loved the burger and friendly vibe

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was tremendous, but we were not seated until 7:25 with a 7:00 reservation. After being seated, the service was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location, great service, great drinks. Love this neighborhood spot.

SD
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Libby. We have been coming for brunch every 3-6 weeks and an occasional dinner. Great food and beverage options.

OT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always special!

L
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent as always.

FM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd heard good things and thought I'd give the place a visit. My expectations were exceeded. Wonderful staff, the reservation was immediately available. Fun menu -- I had the Korean chicken and waffles and they were wonderful. I was glad to have a booth in the bath because it was easier to hear conversation -- it is a pretty loud joint. Everyone in my group loved the food and our server was excellent. Loved the special brunch Old Fashioned. I'll be back again and again.

JP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been dining here for quite some time. It’s a gem. Hand crafted cocktails, very good food, and unpretentious. It’s as good a place to bring your family as it is to bring a first date. The first thing I ever ate here was the fried chicken sandwich and it kept me coming back. This time, I had the marrow, and the steak. The marrow was 10/10 and the steak 7/10.
Really love this place and will be back soon. I recommend it to everyone.

M
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun visit! The food was excellent! The server was attentive. The atmosphere was "young" and exciting! We would reccommend this restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter and experience all the way around! Food and drink were wonderful too!

CM
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a burger during happy hour. Burger and old fashioned were excellent!
Love the little cone for dessert.

KL
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter (a young man with blonde hair) was a delight - he was so kind and friendly!

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at lyn so pursued the burger, top notch MPLS burger, was a fantastic smash patty style. Good flavor and seasoned well!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT service!

AV
Minneapolis
41 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I would definitely go back! The food was great, nice casual atmosphere. We had short ribs, fried chicken and a burger at our table along with some pasties and duck fat fries for apps. The service started well but then they either cut our server or she was done with her shift. She never told us she was turning us over to someone else, we figured that out when she was sitting at the bar and finally our new server came by. She was really overloaded with tables so I don’t blame her but we were pretty much on our own after that. Hopefully a one off situation because otherwise I really like this place.

BL
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyn 65 never disappoints! The chicken is amazing, and the service is always excellent. And how can you not be happy when you end with an ice cream cone?!?

N
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If I lived in south Minneapolis I’d eat here all the time. Good cocktails, good food, unpretentious atmosphere. Korean chicken wings and the bone marrow shared appetizers were standouts.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great and overall had a great time! Busy and lots of activity. Service was almost perfect just wish the waiter checked if we needed anything else.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid menu with atmosphere!

C
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a casual atmospheric!

BN
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant around! Everything is amazing especially the duck fat fries!! Can't wait to try their ramen.

C
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Burger close to Red Cow, but the fried chicken is much better than Revival's. We will definitely be back!

BL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great drinks. Food is fine. A bit pricey but I would try again.

VW
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, awesome waiter. Great service. Reasonable prices. Crab artichoke dip, and the mussles ,with a side of some duck fat fries ❤

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food, poor service. Server never checked on us after ordering, got 2 of the 5 orders incorrect and never gave us our ice cream at the end.