Nightingale - Minneapolis

4.6
221 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Nightingale, a Whittier neighborhood food and cocktail lounge helmed by husband & wife team Jasha Johnston and Carrie McCabe-Johnston. Opened in October 2012, the restaurant offers a menu comprised of snacks, bruschettas and small and large plates designed for sharing. We embrace the social aspect of dining and look to deliver a full experience to our guests. Come in and get comfortable in one of our plush booths and enjoy yourself over dinner and thoughtfully crafted cocktails or interesting wines from our bar staff. Kitchen is open until 1:00 am Monday – Sunday.
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vipPaulaS
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for brunch - lots of different choices

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Miguel
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent: servers, food, ambience and the regular pouring of bottomless mimosas.

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CyntiaV
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waited about almost 45 for the food to come out. Food was OK. Atmosphere was great. The bottomless mimosa was good. The person service the mimosa was fairly nice and would refill our cups as soon as it's empty. However, she mentioned to our table that if she sees us slamming down our mimosas she would not come to get refilled.

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HolmB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Great drinks and excellent service. Their gimlets are ~fabulous~. Went to brunch most recently, and the freeflow mimosas came fast and frequently. Decent quality, especially for $10. Food was distinctly mediocre - all 3 of us thought our meals were a bit on the small side, did some unnecessary reinterpretation of brunch foods and I had to send my meal back (terrible pork belly). BUT, the service throughout was top notch and my replacement meal came quickly and with some wonderfully seasoned bacon. Maybe they have specialties we didn't know about.
Bottom line: if you brunch here when you're thirsty and don't need a big meal, you'll be pleased

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kimberlyh
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was delicious! 2 meals and 2 glasses of wine with fries to start was $110 so definitely not cheap but the food was good,

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VincentR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was fantastic, expect smaller plates. Beautifully decorated, ambiance was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a lovely date night spot

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vipJulianB
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nightingale is our go-to restaurant as we live in the neighborhood... and after a while, it's just like... why mess around when we can go to someplace that is always great, the food is great, drinks are wonderful and service is friendly and perfect. They make it too easy.

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MirayaG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance! And allow for reservations!

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Andrean
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nightingale is one of our favorite places to go and they were so kind to us on this night while we were also working. Can't wait to return! :)

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vipMicheleK
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the oysters, cheese plater w the awesome blue cheese and the seafood gumbo. Scallops were relishes. Our waiter was also very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never saw the bottom of my mimosa and the smoked pork shoulder was fantastic.

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Pentacon
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived a 6pm on a Friday and it was already crowded, so I recommend reservations. We were seated quickly and green olives were set down as an aperitif. I normally don't like green olives, but they were tasty. We ordered the cheese plate which consisted of 3 cheeses and apple sauce. I had never had cheese and apple sauce, but it was amazingly yummy. I ordered the cannelloni and my date ordered the hanger steak. The cannelloni was very good and filling. Neither of us liked the mint sauce on an otherwise excellent steak. We scraped as much off as we could. The wait staff was very attentive and the water service was amazing. Over all we were happy with Nightingale and would go back again.

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DonnaM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cocktails and service. My favorite restaurant in Mpls.

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SteveN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed when we arrived

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vipLizC
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Everything was really enjoyable until our mussels arrived and were in poor shape. :/ We'll skip the Mussels and frites next time and I'd suggest you all skip that entree option, also!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch as always. Love the DJ spinning vinyl old school tracks.

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MichaelE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While the quality of the ingredients was good, the flavors were never quite right. The ribs were too sweet and the brussel sprouts boiled in texture and bland in flavor. The potatoes under the Tartare were undercooked and smothered in mayonnaise and the beef itself devoid of character.
A bad night or a strange palate. Not sure if it is worth repeating.
The burger, however, was just right.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It was fine. Everything was just fine. The menu looked great but the overall experience was...fine. There are many more interesting and delicious dinner spots in Minneapolis.

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vipPaulC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New Years Eve Dinner. Great start for the evening. Will be back!

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PhilB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love Nightingale! It's a cool, smaller establishment that feels very comfortable to us. Our server was knowledgeable when it came to drinks and food recommendations. The raw oysters were varied and fresh, the steak was tender and flavorful, and the crab pasta was tasty and interesting.

We have already made our reservation for Valentine's Day!

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CalebL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nightingale is a local favorite and almost never disappoints. They offer two happy hours, with some great drink and appetizer specials.

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SallyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One feels well looked-after at Nightingale. Welcomed. In good hands. The room has an solidly good vibe. The vegetarian in our group found more items on the menu than he could actually order/eat in one visit...and raved even days later about the cauliflower bruschetta ... best place he’s ever eaten in Minneapolis.

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MarquitaB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service once we were seated was great. When we got there, we waited about 10 minutes before the host came over. We had reservations at 1230 and did not get seated until 1240. Would recommend better management of host station.

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JimW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful dinner. The food and service was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch is great. With all the inflation finding 10$ bottomless mimosas is getting harder to find. However. Kinda loud af

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GmmG
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met four friends at the Nightingale and chose it because of an article that said you could have a conversation there without the noise level being a problem. It was great. We really enjoyed our table and the food. The service was wonderful from the hostess to the wait staff. We would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Delicious French Toast and Bottomless mimosas were great; the server came by only once to check in on us and top off our mimosas other than that; we need to flag someone down if we needed anything. Good food disappointing service!

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KatieK
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meals and the thoughtfully crafted cocktails. Our server was very attentive and good at reading the energy at the table.

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vipConnie
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and beer list

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Phild
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance for drinks, we didn’t get food so no rating there

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Heath
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. Very interesting food, well presented and delicious. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Only improvement would be if it could be a bit quieter it would be easier to talk.

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612Crew
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and drinks in my favorite neighborhood!

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us commented on the amazing service. I plan to contact the restaurant to let them know...it was that ideal.

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vipdowntowndiner
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very cute space with a good vibe and nice ambiance. The server was prompt and friendly and was sensitive to our need to be on a schedule. Overall quite enjoyed our meal as well, although my brother was only moderately impressed by his pasta dish with mushrooms. I had the squid ink pasta and an arugula salad both of which were tasty. I appreciated that nothing was overly salty. The chocolate pot de creme for dessert was heavenly.

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tallydoctor
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband had a seafood chowder or gumbo, he said it was good. I mistakenly bought a cheeseburger and the meat was bland. It's rare that these "designer" hamburgers are good so I don't know why I tried it. The fries were crisp though. The maple carrots were very sweet and only lukewarm. I think he liked his oysters too. It was a little pricey for the quality of food served.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around experience, as usual.

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Mari
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We went came to celebrate a birthday. Overall everything was good until the server said “ I’M NOT SURE WHAT YOUR PLANS ARE BUT WE NEED THIS TABLE FOR ANOTHER RESERVATION!” and walked away. We were there for 90 minutes. We finished our meal about 10 prior to him saying this! Is this the policy? I won’t go back there.

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JMH32
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Awesome service, love the ambiance and the food is bomb!

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vipRuthL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were excellent .Noise level of music way too high.Domt understand the need for a disc jockey!

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Nightingale - Minneapolis is rated 4.6 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.