Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

4.7
535 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Two Minneapolis restaurateurs and one of the region’s top chefs are transforming the historic Gardner Hardware Building at 515 Washington Avenue North in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis The team consists of Marty Collins, Brett Johnson and Peter Hoff, each native Minnesotans with extensive industry experience. Marty owns McCoy’s Public House and several restaurants in Kansas City, Missouri. Brett and his family have owned and operated The Hilltop Restaurant for the past 40 years. Pete, the head chef, brings his most recent culinary experience and creativity from California to NOLO’s and The Basement Bar. His culinary vision and passion for local ingredients will help create the new modern comfort food. The team shares a passion for the restaurant and bar industry and sees an opportunity to fill gaps in the market in the North Loop.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viprikL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come here offer. Always consistently wonderful in every way.

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MaryD
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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Minnesota
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great spot for breakfast , conversation and meeting. Food and service were excellent.
only challenge was parking close.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server Troy was very attentive and kind throughout our meal. Wonderful food we had the deviled eggs toast for our appetizer and it was great. To be honest we were an 8:15pm reservation and towards the end of the night felt very rushed. Our desert was brought to the table before we even had finished our entrees and that was very upsetting. It’s Valentine’s Day and we wanted to be completely taken care of as we work in the restaurant industry as well and live to serve others. Over all great experience. Just a couple details that could have made the night past our expectations. I also watched my burger sit for 10 minutes before it was brought to the table. Not sure if that was on purpose…... but when the burger was brought to the table you could definitely tell...

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vipFella
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day brunch

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ChristineA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The frech toast is the BOMB!!! Best I've ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, great drinks!

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NOC1
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Service and hospitality were great. Entrees were mediocre at best. Pasta was bland and fish entree was unimpressive.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes that have a feeling of familiarity. It's a combination that Nolo's pulled off so well. We appreciated the head manager stopping by our table to make sure everything was as we pleased. I'd love if they brought back their mocktail menu, but my wife was happy that the bartender came up with a delicious option on the fly!

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vipflyingfisherman
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for lunch; the food arrived quickly, even though we ordered pizza and the service was excellent.

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Jess
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining here! Yummy food, great cocktails and amazing service.

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KristiR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service both by server and manager. Very sensitive to a guest’s allergy. Food and wine tasty. Comfortable booth with much daylight on a cold winter day.

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vipchristy
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a date or just wanting alsowaya dependable delicious food and service.

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ChefE
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat here, we look forward to our next trip! From the management to wait staff to the bar staff, you can't beat it. They remember your name and details about your last conversation. Best burger in the cities too.

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Gabriella
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great cocktails and solid Italian food. The booths are especially nice during Covid because you feel isolated. A really cool atmosphere.

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vipCarlyJ
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Nolos! The drinks and food never disappoint. The ambiance of this North Loop gem is also great. We like Nolos because it can be more casual or great for a special occasion.

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ConnorG
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food, services, and location are all really good. However, it just seems to be over priced.

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vipPliny
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The food was awful, I could easily make a better deviled egg toast and a better fish sandwich. My husbands pizza crust was not cooked and the smoked chicken pizza was below par. The atmosphere is great and the drinks were good but the experience was truly disappointing. We won't be back.

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vipJGCrow
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, service was so-so. Our waitress wasn’t super friendly but did the job. A little noisy for my taste, but all in all decent.

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KristinS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the breakfast fried rice, so good!! I hope they start selling it for lunch and dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly server! Great food

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BeckyD
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening dinner celebrating our daughter's birthday! Food was amazing! Bartender made terrific alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks for us to enjoy as well!

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Scott
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Delicious food, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very good service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was our server and was excellent! We loved our selections of beer, burgers, and pasta. We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bad service experience. We were rarely check on, and our server had a terrible attitude and seemed like he didn’t want to be there.

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vipLeAynE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was delicious. French toast and the fried rice were crazy good! As is typically the case at Nolo, the service was fantastic.

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Ashton
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, service was awesome, and the general ambience was excellent.

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DeeDeeK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe

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JohnW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment. Good tunes. Food is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible! The duck burger was to die for, also... great gluten free bun!

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vipDani
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nolo's is always our favorite go-to breakfast and brunch. Everything is great here - servers are amazing. Pam, the manager is outstanding! Everyone is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We've eaten here regularly for a few years and will continue to do so!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. The hostess was great as she honored request to have a private table by the window and had it ready for us upon arrival. Our server was great as well and very attentive, despite how busy he was. Great place and will happily revisit!

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Susanb
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and delicious-- great experience and really welcoming in the new era of Covid.

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vipWZC85
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Alex took excellent care of us and was so personable.

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DebK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for drinks or dinner. Good food and fun drinks. Nice atmosphere.

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vipNickname
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I hate to write this because the food is good and the staff are terrific...but I’d recommend avoiding Nolo’s for now. I’m skeptical they’re following the COVID rules Minneapolis has in place. When we arrived it sure seemed like the room was more than 50% full and the 3-4 tables in front of the banquette were hosting a birthday party of 20-30 people moving from table to table, etc. It was a zoo. Support these folks...order takeout (tip on it!), buy gift cards, etc. Be careful about dining in.

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Matthew
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always amazing. Service is unreliable. Either super attentive, or just mostly ignored.

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PatM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really delicious. Loved the burger and fried rice. Seemed to have numerous large groups of people however we weren’t sitting near them so felt fairly safe. Service was good.

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You can order delivery directly from Nolo's Kitchen & Bar using the Order Online button. Nolo's Kitchen & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Nolo's Kitchen & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 800-6033.

Nolo's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 535 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.