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Celebrate Mother's Day with us at the Normandy Kitchen. We serve our breakfast menu until 2:00. Try our mimosa with fresh squeezed orange juice. We validate parking!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
This is a hotel restaurant and it shows. Food was meh, and the service was lackluster. The music was good.
The crab cake, walleye and Mac and cheese were amazing! I’d definitely eat here again!
Normandy Kitchen 'is' my favorite restaurant right now. The food is outstanding, memorable, and good for your soul. The service is top notch, the restaurant is newly renovated, unique and the whole experience stays with you after you leave. I HIGHLY recommend the caramelized brussel sprouts, crab cakes and chocolate mousse.
We went for the music and weren’t disappointed! It was a sweet little jazz joint experience. The calamari was mediocre, the beet salad was great, the Nicoise was mediocre. Wine list ok. Service meh. Slow, inattentive, slow water refills, never asked if we want d dessert.
Listening to Maurice Jacox was a blast!!
Great dinner - this is a hidden gem in downtown Minneapolis. I'll be back!
Enjoyed being there after many years! The food met expectations....salads though could be worked upon...too basic for $7.
Coffee was excellent, food was very good. Service was okay, not bad but not great. Liked the laid back atmosphere.
We were so pleasantly surprised by this restaurant! We'd heard that it was a favorite of our friends, so when we were in need of a place to meet up with several friends, we tried it out and couldn't have had a better time. It is such a hidden gem! I loved the Niçoise salad, and the popovers were delicious. The fries and steak were delicious. Everything was attended to perfectly. I would recommend this without any reservation!
Old school place that I have fond memories of from when I was a kid. Still has charms of a classic supper club. Popovers, French onion soup beautifully executed, steak au poivre...fun stuff! Great cocktails, we had an excellent cabernet that was very reasonably priced.
Service worked hard to accommodate our party of 10 including dads, teens and kids. There was lovely live jazz near the bar that cascaded through the dining room.
The only small complaint is that the food was a bit too salty across the board. But overall we really enjoyed it and it is a great option for families looking to have a legit adult dinner where kids will be well accommodated. Would also be great for a date.
Fun place to go! Love the music. Pretty loud in the bar--hard to hear your dining guests.
One of two drinks served was not the way we ordered.
Steak ordered was undercooked - had to go back . When it was finally brought to the table, the other party had already finished their meal.
Owner offered dessert, or bottle of wine and finally took the steak off our bill. Nice of him, but too late.
As always, the Normandy delivers a great time and great food. The Steak Au Poivre is really very good, as is the Meatloaf. The cheese plate is a tasty appetizer, you simply cannot go wrong by getting the famous Popover. And I really enjoy the martini's the excellent bartenders make.
If you've never been to the Normandy Kitchen, do yourself a favor and try it out. You won't be disappointed.
I love this restaurant. Everything I have ordered there looks beautiful and tastes delicious. I especially like the Potato-Horseradish Crusted Walleye, which is served on a bed of wild rice risotto. Great with a nice dry white wine. Also delicious are the Cider Brined Pork Tenderloin and the Roasted Turkey Pot Pie. The service is excellent, and the ambience is pretty quiet and very comfortable. Great place to meet with a friend or two and enjoy a wonderful meal and good conversation.
Never knew about this restaurant for a quick lunch. Fantastic service and great ambiance. Would recommend to anyone working downtown for a place to go for some good food!
We enjoyed several small plates! The pork belly sliders, jumbo lump crab 🦀 cake and selection of artisanal cheeses, candied walnuts, apples, warm bread & fig jam were good. They have a extensive beer and wine menu. Save room for the profiteroles for dessert! We were surprised that a 20% gratuity was automatically added to our bill! 🍽
We got the valentines special which was very expensive for what we got. Main entrees were tiny and not that good.
The food was delicious and unique! Our server Brittany was knowledgeable, pleasant and attentive. My husband has French Onion soup every restaurant he can find it offered, he said Normandy was the best he’s had. Everyone raves about the crab cakes and walleye. We completely agree. We would add the French onion soup and Brussel sprouts to dishes that are wonderful. If you park in the Best Western parking lot they validate the ticket. This restaurant and food are really special. I can’t wait to go back.
The staff is very friendly and fun. It was a perfect setting for our group. I don’t know why there weren’t more people dining there. The food and cocktails were really good! Dining room has a great feel. Very comfortable.
Wonderful leisurely lunch. Wide range of food choices. French onion soup, bread, and beet salad outstanding. Outstanding service.
Very accommodating wait staff. Excellent steak.
We stayed at the Normandy Inn to attend a gopher hockey game. We decided to eat at the hotel and we were not disappointed. We had excellent food and delivered quit fast. We enjoyed the bar also before dinner, excellent setting with views out beautiful windows. We definitely would stay and eat at the Normandy again.
Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities. The food at the Normandy is consistent and the ambiance is great. I love the open windows in the summer months and the occasional live music. This place is a gem!
The popovers are worth their price along with all the reasonably priced entrees. Cozy decor with an old world feel.
We celebrated my mother's 60th birthday here as a family. It was a really nice place to eat! The food was good, and it was actually quiet enough that we could hear each other talk.
Everything was good (drinks, appetizer, salad & entrees) but when ordering dessert (ice cream), the description on the menu said that the caramel sauce was served on the side. It was delivered with a little caramel sauce on the top, no side. We asked for a small side of the caramel sauce, and later noticed that we had been charged for it . Our server did not tell us there would be an extra charge. We did not want to squabble over this so we paid for it. Nevertheless, it was very disappointing. I also ordered a regular cup of coffee but was never asked if I wanted a refill. I was reluctant to ask for a refill after the extra charge was discovered on the bill.
Food was excellent. We went after football game and they did not have enough wait staff to accommodate the wave of people coming from the game. Three tables of people got up and left. We waited 10 minutes before a waitress came over to take our drink orders. She was very pleasant and took good care of us.
Good food fine ambiance, a little pricey for my tastes. Excellent service.
They made us wait 20 minutes for our reservation in a half-empty restaurant. They said they were down one waitress but the service was slow from start to finish. The martini was bad and food was mediocre. The restaurant in the first floor of a hotel is a charming, cozy atmosphere, but that's the best I can say about the experience.
As always the food that was offered for Thanksgiving was outstanding with excellent flavor.
We eat here every Thanksgiving and have yet to be disappointed!!!
My guest and I were very disappointed. We went for the Thanksgiving dinner. The portions were small and overpriced. It was served family style. The dressing was more like dried bread crumbs. We received 2 small slices of ham and 2 small slices of white meat turkey. There were a few bits of dark meat turkey on the plate also. The popovers were overcooked and dry and the small pat of butter we received for the 2 popovers was not enough for 1 let alone 2. The waiter suggested pecan pie for dessert. It was so sticky it stuck to my teeth. I had to go home and brush my teeth to stop them from sticking together. I will not be going back there.
I really like this place. It's very European in that the portions aren't huge and the service is laid back. I especially like that you can have a decent pot of tea.
Had a surprisingly good meal with terrific service and great value - all in one. A hidden gem for sure.
Not what you expect from a city hotel restaurant in a Best Western.
Will definitely go backw
Comfort food with a French influence. Calamari ("veg-free!") with aioli and marinara was crispy and tender. Both the Duck 3-ways and Steak au Poivre entrees were great. Poached beet salad with chevre, walnuts & fig vinaigrette was nicely assembled, and the salad nicoise was substantial. We dined on Jazz Night - Travis Anderson Trio played. Very enjoyable evening.
This place is always a pleasant stop. Don’t be dissuaded by the fact that it’s attached to a Best Western - it has a LOT of history. Food is satisfying and from scratch. Good cocktails, AND best of all, popovers, which are a great treat anytime. Parking is easy in the hotel lot on the back side. (Bring your ticket in to get it validated...)
Our server was outstanding with a great personality. The space was kitschy, warm and inviting. The food was good to excellent between the four of us. Popover and meatloaf were amazing!
Good memories from family gatherings in the 1960’s. Popovers are still a treat. Wonderful choice of music, relaxing.
Typical French bistro menu with small tables and lively bar scene. Service was friendly but slow and mostly inattentive. Steak frites arrived with almost cold meat and overly salted frites that made them inedible. Steak was sent back to be warmed but with backward glare from waitress. Really?... Meatloaf was okay. Calamari were also overly salted. Shrimp cocktail flavorful and nicely chilled. Cheese platter had good selection of 5 cheeses, 3 U.S.and 2 French with okay accompanimentsof jams and walnuts. Espresso was weak and tepid.
Expensive evening, and would not recommend overall.
Frankly, this place was a disappointment. The servings were good sized, but average in color, taste and presentation. It was an unusually busy night for a Monday, and only 2 servers had to cover both rooms, so half the meal was spent waiting for food, and trying to contact the waitress.
Great service and great food! Loved the atmosphere! Very quiet and relaxing. A little pricy but worth it!!