Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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ScottJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (male) was excellent. Great atmosphere. Had a blast. I’ll be back.

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mplsfoodie
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It has got to be hard running a restaurant during COVID but they seem to get it all right. Great outdoor seating spaced far enough apart, their team in protective gear, and menus online. It was easy to set up a reservation and enjoy a meal on a patio without feeling scared. The service was awesome! Our waitress had great suggestions on the menu and she did her best to make sure we had what we needed. Even though she had quite the trip to grab anything inside - I felt that the service times were impressive. Although I am eating out less these days I would feel comfortable coming back here for a meal.

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EmilyR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quick and great service! Got to sit outside spread out from others. Food was excellent as always and prices are reasonable for the quality. Always recommend!! Perfect for brunch with the girls or a date night!

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emmmtm
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I took my friend to Nolos for her birthday dinner - it is one of her favorite places to eat and I had never been. I had heard great things from many people leading up to my visit and I was not disappointed. The food was delicious - the Crispy Chicken Sandwich and the Cheeseburger are to die for! The fries are amazing, as well. We ate outside and the service was very quick, attentive and welcoming. It is a fun spot in a fun and happening part of town. I can't wait to go back!

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MaxC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food. The cheeseburger might be the best in the area and the smoked chicken pizza was delicious. Can't go wrong visiting.

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KatelynM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place that has embraced the new regulations for COVID. I loved the online menu. I ordered a salad with chicken and it was great. Definitely recommend.

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JeffL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great taste and interesting options. Well prepared and super service

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KristinaG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu, especially the salads and burgers, full bar, nice ambience inside and service was great!

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vipEdwardM
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent as always. In addition, they do a great job in providing a safe and comfortable environment.

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MegR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, food and drinks came quickly even though all tables were filled! Kale salad was delicious, as usual!

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KristinA
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience eating at Nolo’s on the outdoor patio. The food was delicious, as always. The service was warm, friendly, efficient, and importantly made us feel safe and comfortable during this time of Covid. Thank you so much! And one request - please add your Duck Burger back to your menu! It is most loved.

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ChrisG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great to be able to eat on Washington Avenue - sat outside, service was good - I expect it will get better once they work out the kinks in the process. Food was great. The server split our portions without asking - nicely done!

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Libby
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The outdoor seating was super great considering it was raining and very windy! The service was friendly and very accommodating! Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place. Nice people. Delicious food.

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vipLatitude45
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for the tent in the parking lot. It was great. I think you should keep it through the summer! I didn’t mind it was a parking lot at all. And their servers today were working hard and we were so appreciative about that because it’s hot and they were working in masks. Missed you guys

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excited to get back to Nolo’s. Had a reservation outside and definitely feel they should continue the outdoor dining option through Summer. Our server was great and the new salmon dish was FAB.

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MacandSusie
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always NOLO’s was awesome!!! We felt very safe with the measures they took for covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and drinks. I loved the cucumber smash. Will be back

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vipkristinec
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just excellent ❤️

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olivian
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We celebrated a birthday with Nolos brunch. Drinks and food were excellent but they were slow to come out and it took about 2.5 hours drinks to checks.

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CateB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Food and service were excellent. The overcrowded table behind us of a group overindulged in the $20 endless mimosas was very annoying!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I had high expectations and was a little disappointed. I went with my partner for his birthday and the server didn’t acknowledge his birthday at all, even when she checked his ID for a drink. I ordered the shrimp fettuccine pasta and the pasta was firm and chewy.

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2thfari
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We definitely will go back.

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BetteP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Great selections on their happy hour menu, so it was a good value.

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LoriS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious! Server a bit slow and not super friendly or energetic

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DrewW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

I would recommend to friends yes. But I would say sit on the other side. The noise level was quite atrocious. Food was phenomenal though. Only thing I wish I could change would be the noise level. But I know begged a can’t be choosers. Was a fun date night just wish I could have heard her:)

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MarkS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice ambience.

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Golfyq
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great environment. Was not too noisy.

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AleshaK
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

I really enjoyed my time at Nolos. The food was really great, it was in a fabulous area, and I enjoyed my service. The problem was it was so loud in the dining area. The noise from the bar was overflowing into the dining area and was almost unbearable. I could not hear the individual I was with who is sitting across from me.

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EatingWellintheUSA
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the cozy booth and the openness of the restaurant. The burrata was different and delicious. We both ate pasta. The shrimp fettucine and the crab bucatini were both fabulous, and enough food to provide lunch the next day. Service was attentive and friendly. Nice find!

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EdwardG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Their food and service was excellent, had a later reservation because of the shortage of parking.

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MatthewV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Kitchen forgot a key ingredient in a dish (the meat), and the server took it back and nothing ever happened from there- no new dish, no attempt to fix the issue, and no credit on the bill. We were waiting for the issue to be corrected and the waitress brought out final bill assuming we were done, with no mention again of the issue. It was really weird- maybe she's never been a server before? Food was ok- linguine carbonara (without the aforementioned pancetta) was really bad- extremely garlicky, but the brussels/cauliflower side was excellent. Kale ceasar salad was average.

Looks like the bar scene appeared strong (it was Valentine's day evening) but the lighting was really bright for a bar/ restaurant. This is a personal thing- to each his or her own, but in my opinion it was really too bright in there.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy Nolo's every time I go. I've had breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner there and each experience has been a positive one.

The service is outstanding.
The drinks are some of the best in town (they even made me a mocktail mojito to enjoy while pregnant).
Order a side of fries and split them between your table.
The cheeseburger is something I crave...often.

There is something on the menu for everyone.

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LaurenJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated galentines day with a group of friends and this was the perfect spot. Ambiance is modern and stylish. Cocktails were great, appetizers delicious and food options for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, bottomless mosas were 🔥🔥🔥

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vipMichaelM
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great North Loop eaterie with a neighborhoody vibe. Food and service were great. It is definitely a bit on the louder side.

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MegJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Nolo’s and it exceeded our expectations! Our service was excellent, personal and fun. Food was terrific; we shared a few things, all were good and the salmon was perfectly portioned and delicious.
We’ll definitely be returning!

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JulieC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was divine, the Rosemary drink was amazing. Bright airy ambiance.
eager to go back.

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vipFooz
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A "hip & with it" establishment. Our table was in a spot where my husband's view behind me was an empty white wall, but I guess that meant he had to look directly at me 😉 Our waitress was very talkative, which wasn't a bad thing. She also gave us just the right amount of attention.
My husband loved the cheeseburger, which is something they're known for. My salmon was good, but I felt the broccolini was on the crunchy side with too much salt/seasoning. Our waitress offered to get me a fresh order, but I declined. Instead, they picked up our dessert & the Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake was delish!
It was a pleasant experience, but we probably wouldn't go out of our way to come back.

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ConnorS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really awesome experience here! Drinks and apps were great (highly recommend the duck spring roles). Food was also delicious. Good portion sizes and overall a good value!

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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 470 OpenTable diners.

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