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Nolo's Kitchen & Bar, Minneapolis, MN
Nolo's Kitchen & Bar, Minneapolis, MN
Nolo's Kitchen & Bar, Minneapolis, MN
Nolo's Kitchen & Bar, Minneapolis, MN
Nolo's Kitchen & Bar, Minneapolis, MN

Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

4.6
4.6
1044 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 71 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 1,044 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Hot spot

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Hot spot

1,044 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, great service, pretty loud. Seabass was superb

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  2. MicheleA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious- salmon, shrimp curry, scallop dumplings...all excellent.

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  3. localdiner

    Minneapolis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The happy hour is great and the menu provides plenty of options for our group. Everything was fabulous.

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  4. KaylaP

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious & variety in menu. Perfect for a girls dinner!

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  5. saliss2

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibrant atmosphere. Good food! Service was good as well. Will definitely come back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so flavorful— a pork chop is a standard American restaurant dish, but this was the best, most flavorful pork chop meal you’ll find. Really well seasoned, excellent flavor combinations, it felt simultaneously familiar and unexpected. We will be back!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Macy was a fantastic server, the food is exceptional and cool vibes!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, busy at happy hour but super fun!

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  9. dena

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant is Too loud could hardly carry on a conversation - the food was great, the service was impeccable but I won’t be back

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  10. MinnetonkaDiner

    Minneapolis

    37 reviews

    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The seabass was awful (overcooked, not fresh, crab stuff was dry and seemed old), the tomato soup was like pasta sauce but our friend liked her crunch bowl. Service was excellent but I won’t be going back. Also, this place is pretty loud.. not a bad thing but it’s for sure really loud in there.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a business dinner at Nolo. Service was solid, the food came pretty much right away. The cauliflower and brussels for appetizer were very good. Dinner was a bit disappointing, had the sea bass with crab and it was extremely dry and overcooked. Sides were fine, but hard to make up for the main. Nice atmosphere, very lively.

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  12. AshokM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant its a nice experience.

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  13. Jacque

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    reserved a table and got the worst table in the restaurant. took 15 min to ask if I wanted a drink. took the food I specifically went there for off the menu a week before. the 2nd choice was only a weekday option but they made an exception.

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  14. KristyB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, fair prices and we loved the look of the restaurant. Lighting was low and perfect, music choice that night was great. Our host and server were friendly and made sure we were happy. Will definitely be back and would recommend!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Causal environment, cozy seats. Service was great.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always amazing! Must have the jasmine breakfast fried rice and they will divide it up if you are splitting it!

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  17. Nickname

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good! The service was good but nothing exceptional. It was pretty noisy but a fun, energetic atmosphere for a Friday night. Good drinks.

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  18. Chinadoll

    New York City

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We brought friends to NOLO for dinner before a performance at the Guthrie. We ordered the Brussel sprouts and cauliflower appetizer, which was delicious. My husband ordered the pork chop, which looked incredibly thin and easy to overcook. He confirmed that it was tough but the flavor was good. Same for our friend’s chicken cutlet; very thin and overcooked. I ordered the tuna tartare appetizer as my entree and was disappointed in the lack of tuna. I really expected more tuna and less rice. The avocado on it was delicious but I guess I shouldn’t have expected much tuna for the $18 price. There are so many good restaurants along Washington Ave, it will be a while before we are back at NOLO.

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  19. MelissaK

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was quite good for 2 of our eyes but just ok for the other 2. Waiter seemed like he wanted to rush us out. The noise level was way too high and the ambience was next to nothing- no charm or anything distinctive.

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  20. Jules

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good, loved the atmosphere and location! Easy parking and easy to get to. Would definitely go again!

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  21. Person10

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious and unique. The service was okay. The ambiance around us was noisy.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The kale cauliflower salad was amazing. Gnocchi were really interesting and yummy.

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  23. Haleyt

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food price did not equal the quality of the meal.

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  24. KarenM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Our server was very nice, very accomodating, but obviously over-burdened.

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  25. KimJ

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve always had amazing food at Nolo, and we had a wonderful waitress and great food for brunch. But there was a rowdy group of young 20-somethings (and an older gentleman/dad?) at the booth near us that were drinking excessively and taking shots (at least 2 while we were there) and were extremely loud and obnoxious. It definitely negatively impacted our dining experience. I didn’t think that Nolo was this kind of restaurant that catered to loud, drunk, obnoxious customers. Very disappointed in that.

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  26. NancyK

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of nine people ages 30 to 83 had a very fun time at Nolo’s, eating delicious food. Service was also great! Then we went to the basement bar and played (darts, pinball, and danced to a fab music group - Groovie Tuesday) Woo Hoo!

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  27. erick

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been several times, and I’ve never once been disappointed!

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  28. Chrissie

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and really enjoyed the food. A little noisy, but a great spot.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding coconut curry seafood stew. Incredible flavor and so much quality shellfish. Our server was fun, patient, and very knowledgeable.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Date night. Service, Food & Atmosphere were wonderful. We were seated next to the kitchen which increased noise and activity but still a great evening.

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  31. CarolynA

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service. Excellent food. Bustling atmosphere but pleasant.

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  32. 1968Miller

    Minneapolis

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Service was excellent and prompt. Unfortunately, Nolo is simply too loud. Too bad, as we will go elsewhere for brunch

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  33. JosephG

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Host sat us immediately. The place has a warehouse feel, but very modern. Food was great. Service was excellent and drinks were delicious.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The steak had good flavor and taste, but it took 45 minutes from ordering to get our food. Tables around us that sat down 15 minutes after us good their food first and left before we even got ours.

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  35. DawnM

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is worth experiencing. The atmosphere is lively and fun and what makes the restaurant special. A good place for a group of 4-8. Staff helpful and responsive, visiting the table several times. The food was good and cost comparable to other full-service restaurants. However, we think you can get equally as good food for a little less at other restaurants. Drink selection was wide enough to appeal to many. We'd go back if we were in the area and didn't want to try something new, but it wouldn't be a place of destination like some other restaurants we favorite. There is a wide range of customers in the place, which is always a good sign that it appeals to everyone.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service good. Very noisy, so difficult to have a conversation. We arrived 5 minutes late and watched hostess give up our table to 2 walk ins that only stayed for a drink. We ended up at a high top near the bar after some scrambling to find us 4 seats.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast fried rice was delicious! And the service was good also

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  38. JenniferS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brussel sprouts and cauliflower app was delicious.. Curry and Salmon bowl tasty also.. Happy hour drinks great deal

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  39. BeckyJones

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes, tasty food. We had a great server who let us pace ourselves while we caught up with family. Would definitely recommend checking this place out!

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  40. MadelineS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great! We liked the caramel role and brunch fried rice!

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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 1044 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 71 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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