Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

4.6
634 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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsued
Minneapolis
152 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was a bit too noisy to have a table conversation. We requested a booth but were told none were available even though three were empty.
Iced tea was served with so little ice that it melted in a few minutes. Requests for ice were never met.
Blueberries were tasteless even though they looked fine. Kitchen should taste food before serving.
Other food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Niki’s for my birthday dinner and everything was so delicious! Exceeded all expectations! Staff was extremely friendly and love being in the North Loop. 10 out of 10.

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LBG99
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so tasty and the staff was great. Beautiful building. It does get quite loud though - as is to be expected on a busy night. Thanks!

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vipChristineA
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Try the french toast! Outstanding!

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vipKaydoodle
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Decent place to meet for happy hour or brunch - not a great menu for dinner. Very limited. Avoid the house salad unless you enjoy lettuce drenched in dressing pre-made. Not my first choice going forward...

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SpencerG
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Nolo’s. The food was incredible, we highly recommend the seared scallops! We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and the serving staff gave us an amazing raspberry chocolate mousse cake on the house! Overall great service and atmosphere!

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vipSes535
Tucson
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Very loud inside

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RobW
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great martinis and great food - in a nice atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food!

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mplsfoodie
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very great place for a business lunch. I really like their salads. Cute space!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great

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DennisG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friendly and satisfying urban eatery. Amazing waitstaff.

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vipChristineA
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French Toast is THE best!! I love the upscale casual atmosphere. Great place to catch up with friends.

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BeckaL
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere. Awesome brunch. Service was a touch slow but it was busy so maybe that was it. 10/10 Will go again.

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delgjenn17
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a first day here and the service was lovely! Food was excellent and ambiance was perfect! Thank you so much for everything!

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MonicaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved my experience at Nolo's! I went with two friends for dinner Saturday night to celebrate my friend's bachelorette and everything was wonderful. Our server, Sahara, was truly wonderful - she was friendly and attentive and really helped make our evening very special. The bar took a while to make our first round of drinks and she had them comp them for us since we had to wait so long - my definition of great customer service. The food and drinks were amazing; we ordered a bunch of things to share - lobster bucatini, kale caesar, scallops, and a pizza and each item was absolutely delicious. On top of all that the vibe was very cool and fun. 10 out of 10!

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Suzanne
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The breakfast fried rice was good, and I was happy, but it was raved about, and I feel like I could’ve made it at home.

Service was friendly, but a bit off.

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North
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wow! Thanks for being open for breakfast! Great food and really nice waitstaff.

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tims
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was a vibrant atmosphere for a Wednesday evening

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erikp
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was beyond exceptional, from our phone interaction (being behind on our reservation)...
To our host, and to our server. Poke tuna was amazing. Portions are awesome. Burger was phenom.

Thank you again! Amazing first experience.

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RedsFan
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Home made linguini, crispy salmon and a nice signature cocktail. Christian was very friendly and attentive. They were extra careful with my husbands shellfish allergy

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MartiC
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, excellent food and great service, although a little loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I have been going to NOLOs for years and I can honestly say this was by far the worst experience we’ve ever had. Our server was non existent for the entire meal and we had to track him down for numerous things throughout. Super disappointed as we love coming here and really hope this was just an off night. With some other spots so close, definitely going to check out a couple new places.

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TriciaM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a group of eight and our server was super helpful. Each of us loved our dishes. I think their strawberry salad is the best and others raved about the duck burger. The Shishido peppers are always a great sharable but the cauliflower and Brussel sprout dish was a huge hit.

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AudreyH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, fun vibe. Happy hour specials were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Limited menu but great pasta and gnocchi! Wouldn’t recommend the peach cobbler dessert.

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vipfoodygirl
Minneapolis
52 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We loved our meals at NOLO. It was a great night with friendly service and a great atmosphere. The service was a bit slow at times. It wasn't enough to ruin our evening, and we are aware that restaurants are struggling getting staff and getting back up to speed post pandemic.
We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot in North Loop! The food and drinks were both really good. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUCH A GOOD AESTHETIC!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The host took a long time to greet us and was dressed so casually in beach party wear that we thought he was a guest. Server did not greet us in a timely fashion and greeted another table who was sat after us with waters and paper menus. The fish sandwich we came for wasn’t on the menu. The music was too loud. Our last visits felt elegant and high-end, but this time the vibe felt sloppy and like a Daytona Beach party.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round. Service was outstanding, and our table was ready at exactly the right time. Bar service excellent - a good pour and a good sense of humor!

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laurabeth33
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the dry rub wings on HH, which were great! Also, the hot walleye sandwich was just what my husband was looking for. Drinks were yummy too!

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vipSandman
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Nolo know how to run a restaurant, this establishment is friendly, the service is great, they are very attentive and the foot is excellent. I love this place and come here often.

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Uptowner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Breakfast fried rice was outstanding but the breakfast tacos were disappointing - it was like they forgot salt on the tortillas and in the filling. Great ambience, good coffee and mimosa, good value.

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gourmet
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fabulous food

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vipTimothy
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food; great servers.

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TinaR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed with this place. Food was perfect. Will be back.

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vipkirbyandlola
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

So loud we couldn’t talk.

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LinhD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

It’s loud and noisy... The tables are very closed to each other, which make me quite uncomfortable. I don’t really enjoy the food... the pasta was dried.

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vipPaulL
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice lunch find in the North Loop

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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 4.6 stars by 634 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.