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Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

4.6
4.6
851 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 800-6033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Hoff

  • Private party facilities

    Call and speak with a manager for more specific details.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 851 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Contemporary American

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for brunch

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  1. MC

    MarlaC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Nolo's after a sisters morning. It was great. Parking wasn't so good but we were able to park in a ramp just 1 1/2 blocks from there. We did have reservations for 1pm. Didn't have to wait at all.
  2. F

    Foodsnob86

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice cozy spot for a bite to eat. The kale Caesar with roasted cauliflower was very good. My husband enjoyed his walleye sandwich. We will be back to try your brunch! Friendly service and nice location in the North Loop.
  3. JV

    JoellynV

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Lovely building and energy, but very loud. Parking is limited and finding street parking is a challenge.
  4. J

    Jane

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Lively and fun atmosphere. Good bowl of wild rice soup and tasty glass of cab. The aioli on my walleye sandwich was filled with jalopeno's. The menu should have specified this as I would not have ordered. Also the fish itself was not mild, but heavy and greasy. It was basically inedible. I told the waitress but she didn't offer any amends. No desire to go back.
  5. AA

    AnnA

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing night. Our server was so sweet the food was delicious and the ambience was perfect. We will definitely return, soon!
  6. R

    Rosieraccon

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never been here before and thought it looked interesting. We will come back again.
  7. C

    Carrie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Nolo’s for dinner on a Friday night. The vibe is fun & trendy. Throwback 2000’s music was playing to add to the young-feeling ambiance. They have unique cocktail recipes on the menu, and they are very tasty. Limited wine list but that’s okay! The food is American comfort. We started with the Yuca fries served with a mildly spicy avocado aioli & they were delicious! I had the ricotta gnocchi & the mushrooms in it were divine. Overall, we enjoyed our experience at Nolo’s. Would go back for sure
  8. HJ

    HaiJonDav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was so friendly & attentive to us. The decor/layout was modern simplistic yet comfortable. The yuca fries & calamari were just amazing. Soft & tender with the perfect crust & crunch without excessive oil with just the right amount of seasonings & toppings. Each crafted cocktail was perfectly balanced & simply presented.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I’ve been coming to Nolos for over a year now and LOVED IT. The crispy chicken sandwich and breakfast fried rice got me hooked and I would visit weekly, but it seems as this place gets more popular the more the overall quality and service goes down. I hadn’t been back in a while and this last time solidified that I don’t think I’ll be returning anytime soon. The noise level was very loud that I was barely able to hear the person across from me unless we were almost yelling at each other and even then couldn’t catch everything. The server seemed annoyed when we didn’t order drinks and order our food right away. My boyfriend got a pizza and the center was soggy and not fully cooked. I got the chicken and waffles which was just a salty, spicy waffle with chicken. I got extra syrup and still couldn’t taste the sweetness of it after drenching the whole thing. When we told our waitress about the pizza she replied “well why didn’t you tell me? Whatever I’ll just take it off the bill” and proceeded to toss the bill on our table in annoyance. Poor service and the price point for the food is way too high for a very mid meal. Very sad and disappointed about the whole experience. No desire to return even for my staples if this is how the experience is going to go.
  10. E

    Emma

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was great, and well priced. It's perfect for a date night or just to grab dinner with some friends. The servers were attentive and knew the menu really well. The food came out a little quickly so definetly don't order right away if you want to sit and chit chat before eating.
  11. PK

    PaulK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome food and experience! Well worth the visit. Hope to go back soon
  12. S

    Special

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beat poached eggs ever! Super service!
  13. JT

    JenT

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Young crowd, too loud, good service, average food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. We’ll be back.
  15. MM

    MaryM

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. We had turkey burger and crispy chicken sandwich plus the yucca fries. For sides we had the house salad and seafood chowder. Had extra to bring home. Definitely would eat here again. Wait staff was courteous.
  16. M

    Mersan

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Me and my dining companions had never eaten there before and wanted to try it. The smoked chicken sandwich that I had was tasty, never had jalapenos cream cheese on a sandwich before. My companions had the walleye sandwich, which they thought was too spicy. I personally will go again. Sandra M
  17. R

    Recondite

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We accidentally missed the breakfast, it ends at 11 am on weekdays, but ended up having a splendid early lunch. The waitress was delightful, the drinks were good, and the food was delicious.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Some of the best service in the Twin Cities. Truly felt welcome and the servers were fun and helpful. The drinks were great too. The food wasn’t great but the overall experience was a good one.
  19. R

    Rochelle

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriends and I had a lovely evening. Our server was Macy (hope I spelled that correctly) and they were WONDERFUL! Macy was attentive, friendly, and made us laugh at times as well. Thank you for a great night Macy. The only thing I was disappointed in was Nolo being out of the chardonnay I ordered, then I got the last glass of house chardonnay, which was just ok. I do understand these things happen, a minor thing in the grand scheme of a great night. Thank you!
  20. GM

    GailM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    4 ravioli for $22? We left and ate dinner at Black Sheep
  21. JR

    JeanR

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    NOLO is a solid restaurant in the North Loop. The food was good and the cocktails tasty, our waitress was excellent! The noise level was too loud, it was hard for the four of us to hear one another. However, this wouldn’t stop me from going back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, the food was fabulous, and the ambience was lovely! We can’t wait for our next visit!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The French toast was delicious! And so was the jasmine rice breakfast dish, the breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs and bacon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cocktails were great, food was only so-so. Not bad, but didn’t blow me away. I would definitely go back, but I wouldn’t rush to do so.
  25. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never been before but had an amazing experience so will definitely be back
  26. LB

    LenaB

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went to Nolo's for dinner on a Friday night. We did have a reservation, which was helpful because there were others who had to stand around the bar. The cocktails were really good. The food was good. Some dishes looked better than others. Our server was really attentive even though it was very busy.
  27. JI

    JessIcaM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic. She was funny and quick.
  28. k

    kenneth

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Good wait staff. Basic ok food. Nothing outstanding. Rather loud. Lousy parking situations in warehouse neighborhood. Probably better restaurant choices.
  29. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch, delicious food, open and bright space!
  30. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the pleasure of dining early on a Saturday for brunch. The bright and open space was warm and inviting and from the moment we opened the front door we were family. With two small children dining well isn't always and easy task, but it was made effortless by the graciousness and attentiveness of our server, and the kitchen backed up her efforts by providing beautiful plates for all of us. Every time I'm in the twin cities area I'll be stopping in. 11/10
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service - hard to beat!
  32. PA

    PeterA

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great place great service cool ambience. Just wish I would have gotten something other than the kale salad. Pretty boring. Other things I saw looked great! My wine was great! Fun drink menu
  33. BA

    BrendaA

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    We went during HH the hostess/waitress was rushing us through, they did tell us they had another party but why would they even put us on that table knowing we would be rushed. I love Nolo’s but this time I was disappointed.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Food was good but at 10:30am on Sunday it was at too loud to have a conversation. Went to the effort of making a reso 2 weeks ago and get stuck at the table with a view of the bussing station - why do restaurants always do this? The resos should get the best seats in my opinion.
  35. LP

    LizP

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always love Nolo’s It was very loud but not much can be done
  36. TB

    TuriB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Extremely mediocre….I had high hopes but we were all(party of 4) dissatisfied. Service was great, but the food was totally meh!
  37. C

    Chitown

    Denver

    221 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    221 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good and service; drinks were really good too!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    The food used to be so good. The last few times coming here I have not liked the meals
  39. A

    Alena

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I specifically asked in my reservation to have a view (thus, table by the window) and mentioned it is my husbands birthday. The hostess sat us at a booth tucked all the way in the back by the kitchen. The table wasnt ready to be sat- had coffee spilled and food on the table. The server never acknowledged the birthday, neither did the hostess while there was a “cake mark” by my reservation. Kinda rubbed me the wrong way
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Server was awful. She seemed annoyed she had to help us.

FAQs

Nolo's Kitchen & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, 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 4.6 stars by 851 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

515 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Hoff

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 800-6033

  • Private party facilities

    Call and speak with a manager for more specific details.

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