Nightingale - Minneapolis

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142 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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H
Milwaukee
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The space is adorable, and it is conveniently located in Uptown. We had a very pleasant server who was incredibly knowledgable of the food and its contents - very appreciated for someone with food allergies. We were disappointed in two of the dishes we had - we actually sent back the mussels, and we received a new order that was still just okay. The halibut was just okay as well. The cheese plate was delicious, the hanger steak, rabbit pappardelle and scallops were perfection. I would eat here again if invited by friends, but it may not be my first choice.

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our brunch only hiccup was sunny side eggs had actually came out basted medium.

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r
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food plus bottomless mimosas! What more could you want?

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good drinks but we literally had to yell to hear each other.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great!

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b
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Only for the bottom less Mimosa . Service was terrible I never got the food I ordered the pecan French toast taste gross it taste like it had bacon in it and we don’t eat bacon . That waitress may have given us a vegan version because that did not look right

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d
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance and servers, food was delicious, especially the oysters

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AM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and excellent service throughout. The cocktails were delicious, and I like the variety of small and large plates on the menu. Only problem we had was the steak being overcooked but the server comped it with no fuss (and it still tasted pretty great). Definitely planning to return!

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FW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL food. My wife LOVED the halibut. It's our new downtown hangout.

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D
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, very nice service. A delightful dinner place.

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RL
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really liked the throwback cocktails. Good service.

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Much much much too loud! Super loud music and terrible music choices.

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l
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We didn't have to wait very long for our table. The good was good. I was full from the toasts and their bottomless mimosas that I didn't get to finish all my food. My friend and I stayed a bit longer after our meal was finish to take full advantage of the bottomless mimosas. Then we ordered a second course of French toast to share. It was fluffy and I like the cheese with the French toast to give it a little salty taste. The eggs Benedict looked pretty good and my friend enjoyed it. The bacon was done to perfection with the right amount of crispiness. The server was a little rude to my surprise because she had used the f word to describe that I need to get the breakfast potatoes. When asked for more ketchup, she told me to finish the current cup of ketchup first and then said she has something that will bring the potatoes to the next level. She brought out the aioli that is served with their fries. It was good. It tasted like a little bit of mayo mixed with thousand island dressing. Overall, a good experience and parking is a little bit challenging if you don't mind walking a few blocks.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the coolest vibes in the country. Unbelievably good food. A+++

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JS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always. Love the chicken liver pate with bacon marmalade. Amazing, and I would never bother to make this at home (so much work)! Nice biodynamic Syrah too.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nightingale is a favorite for us. The dining experience never disappoints, and Friday’s meal of pink snapper and roasted vegetables was above par. Beverages were delicious.

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LR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy to have discovered Nightingale. It is not on the FindMeGlutenfree website but their online menu is well marked for GF and on site they have a separate GF menu. The meal was excellent and no GF issues for our one GF diner. Between us we had a wide variety of items including scallops, arugula salad, roasted vegetables, lamb meatballs and the trio of sides. It is close to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, there doesn't seem to be dedicated parking but we had no trouble parking on Lyndale Ave. in the same block. They have outdoor seating and say they are dog-friendly so this would be a nice warm weather choice.

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AS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best, friendliest service in Minneapolis hands down. Consistently wonderful food, great atmosphere, fun and diverse clientele. A home run every time.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 12 and everyone loved their food. Ambiance and service was excellent, thank you Eva. Loved the live DJ spinning records. Over all a great experience.

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l
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the DJ!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Nightingale! The stellar service, delicious food, and fun/cozy ambiance makes it my favorite place in the neighborhood. :)

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PD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We highly enjoyed Nightingale's. The food was wonderful, service was perfect, attentive but not overbearing. The portions were just the right size allowing us to try several of the delectable options. We would recommend Nightingale's to anyone looking for a comfortable evening with wonderful food and drink.

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K
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour burger special!

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ML
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and cocktails, to go with staff and owners who really take care of you. A go-to place when we have out of town guests.

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T
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great place for brunch. All entrees were well presented and delicious. Too noisy for much conversation though.

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

this was a welcome discovery with a solid beer menu and a full bar. great for catching up with family and friends. all hail smash-a-saures rex!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a bad meal! Everything is always amazing, the service is quick, and it’s always a great time

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Y
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We arrived too early for brunch but they allowed us in to sit and have a coffee!!

Drinks were inventive. Bloody Mary outstanding!
Coffee cups very small?

The hash was amazing. The pork dish was outstanding!
The biscuits and gravy was too heavy due to the dark mushroom gravy however. The biscuit was great but again the dark color and mushroom flavor overtook the dish and made it not as attractive.

Overall very very good and we will be back!!!

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

service was good; food excellent; atmosphere--on the noisy side. i'd go back though

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OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the atmosphere, with the low lighting and cozy booths. The food was good and the service was great!

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KD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Interesting menu options with plenty to choose from if you're pescatarian.

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JN
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super good. Friendly. Yummy. Great music. Amazing food.

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RS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful - attentive and lovely. She made our anniversary brunch special and kept the mimosas flowing!

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this restaurant! The burrata pizza was DELICIOUS and we had such a good time!

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AN
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite spot for brunch, but just make sure you make a reservation.

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BB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch, great food, great mimosas, but they have a DJ for brunch which I found kind of weird, really loud and makes it difficult to converse across the table. Overall still loved it!

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MK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun night out. Great Rye cocktail! Tasty steak. Professional, friendly service. We asked for extra olives and got them!!

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B
Minneapolis
65 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We (husband and myself) were first time dinners.

Interesting menu and our selection were delicious.

We will definitely make this part of our rotation in the future!

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A
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I had high hopes for my first visit to Nightingale. The space and vibe of the place is outstanding and lively, but was the best part about the dining experience. Our server was attentive at first, but as the meal wore on she became less and less so. The popovers were below average to poor compared to those you can get elsewhere in the city or even homemade. The hanger steak was good, but not great. $28 for a small cut of beef and overly salted fries doesn't make much sense at least to my wallet. My gal had the ravioli, which while looking great on the plate had an off putting taste. 4 drinks, 2 mediocre entrees and some popovers for $110 is not an experience I will be repeating.

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P
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Everything was good- the wine list and dessert was our favorite part. Ginger spice cake with lemon crème anglais and pears was 10/10.

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