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Permanently Closed - Osteria at Prestwick

414 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Italian
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Osteria at Prestwick Golf Club is a new American restaurant. Boasting a purple and black fine-dine décor, the restaurant offers a casual and cozy ambiance. Its antique furniture, old school paintings and rustic lamps add a unique magic to the décor. The outdoor seating area is washed in pink and black colors. The tables are surrounded with fresh flower pots and tall trees. Osteria at Prestwick Golf Club offers catering and dine-in hosting services for large groups.

Insalata de pera e Roquefort is prepared by tossing baby greens with crumbled Roquefort. It is served with grapes, spiced pecans, pears and citrus vinaigrette. Pumpkin ravioli is served with seared scallops, cream sauce and brown-butter parmesan sauce. Osteria at Prestwick Golf Club has a full-service wine bar that serves white wines and red wines from Europe and South.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Italian
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Hours of operation
7 Days a Week
Sunday-Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
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Phone number
(651) 294-3160
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luca Turetto
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Contact Juli Dixon for all catering needs- 651-294-3165. We provide off site catering for events such as baby showers and graduations.
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Cross street
Lake & Woodbury Drive
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Parking details
Ample parking on both sides of the building.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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Dovebar (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on August 17, 2015

We liked David's Chop House menu much better and more fitting to a golf club. We did not care
much for the food and the place was empty. We were shocked to see the review in the paper that La Grolla is doing the food. We like La Grolla better. We have lunch one a month and have been to Prestwick when is was Axel's. You seem to be going down hill. I have never given a bad report before...I'm sorry but the four of us unanimously vote not to return.

vipGFMike (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on August 16, 2015

We were a party of 5 on a Sunday night. No one had a good meal and there were errors in how the meals were prepared. Each of us was disappointed and agreed we would not go back. We were hoping for a much better experience as it would be nice to find a good neighborhood restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on August 7, 2015

Soggy grouper, swimming in a sea of butter? This is not that difficult of a fish to get right. The fact that it was served at all tells me the quality control standards here, if present, are way too low for us. We called it to the attention of our server who agreed that "that's not good".

This place is close to our house and we wanted ( this being our first visit) to "find" a great spot, close to home. We are still looking.

Libber8 (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on July 3, 2015

Our second visit was no better than the first. The lasagna and ravioli were both bland. Ravioli actually seemed "old". Perhaps they should stick to burgers and sandwiches.

GreatNightOut (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on June 27, 2015

We had a very enjoyable evening with family on the patio. Alexis was our server. She was great and very knowledgable about the menu!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on June 19, 2015

we ordered a salad and a pasta . Halfway thru the salad course the pasta arrived . We suggested that the timing was inappropriate and the server blamed the kitchen staff The salad was entrée sized and we were to split it . The server offered to separately plate it for us but omitted to tell us that there was a charge for that . One of the pastas was very salty and quite average but the lasagna was good. We had chocolate fudge cake for desert and it was still partially frozen when it arrived . The setting is beautiful and there is a nice outdoor patio but the food is hit or miss

vipkbear (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2015

Prestwick Golf Club has a new Italian restaurant, and this one is a real find. If we understood correctly, the owner/chef of La Grolla in St. Paul also opened this restaurant, featuring a couple of the items from there. There is something for everyone--entree salads, appetizers, pizza, pasta, burgers/sandwiches, meat/chicken/pork/seafood entrees, many of which can be ordered gluten-free, and a very tempting assortment of delicious dessert options. Our server was friendly, sweet, and very accommodating to any special requests. It was also a perfect evening for dining outside. Everything was reasonably priced, and it made for a fun date night out. Put this on your list of must-try places!

2334 (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on June 13, 2015

New menu has limited choices. Would enjoy a more varied beer list.. All craft beers except for one choice

MedicoDiParma (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on June 2, 2015

Osteria at Prestwick is a good Italian restaurant at this golf club. The food is real Italian, done by real Italians. My friend requires gluten free pasta and the carbonara presentation was authentic and delicious!
The portions are large. The sea food risotto was perfectly 'al dente '.
We'll be back soon! I intend to use this as my go to Woodbury restaurant. Welcome back to Woodbury a true Italian restaurant.

Kippersnaps (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 30, 2015

We like the owner and have been to his former restaurant in Woodbury which was extraordinary. The food and service on our first trip were disappointing. My wife did love the mash potatoes.

vipQajohn (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on May 29, 2015

I was excited to see that the smae folks from LaGrolla were opening this place at Prestwick. Its close, and Woodbury needs a good restaurant. Unfortunatlywe left dissapointed and questioning if we will go back.

We ordered the Tartare and Calamari as appetizers. Both were vey good, especially the tartare, These were definitly the high point of the meal. If I do go back, I would likely stop at appetizers.

My wife ordered chicken and I ordered steak. I'll list some attributes below

1) Temperature: Both were luke warm to cold when they arrived
2) Seasoning: The steak was perfect, the chicken was bland
3) Preparation: The steak was cooked as requested

When we ordered, we noticed that the dished came with potatoes and seasonal veggies. We asked if we coudl substitute another side for the potatoes, and the waitress came back with I quote "The chef is in a bad mood today and said we will not substitute anything". WOW. Just Wow. We were told not to substitute so we didn;t, but left a lot of food on our plate, Not the service we would expect when we are paying $50 + per person.

vipSandyH (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

I was looking forward to this reviving the awesome former Axel's and David's place. I am a fan of LaGrolla and I know the owner didn't want to use the same menu but the items he did add to the menu like the Capisante was not the same. My husband did like his ravioli but I didn't care for my steak. I won't return until the reviews show an upward scale.

Wiley (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on May 2, 2015

This not close to what Axel's was. The portion are as small as they can be. The prices are as "large" as they can be. The omelette was chewy. The desserts were OK but not great. Little selection of beers. The meat was good but served lukewarm. House potatoes were great.
Not to return.

kpkuehl (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on April 17, 2015

This was our favorite restaurant for special occasions. However, it was Axel's and then became David's Chophouse. Axel's had fabulous Filet with popovers, and sides were included, excellent food. However, since it became David's Chophouse, the Filet was one step up from The Sizzler! And the salad is not included. The service was fine, but very short staffed, we had to wait 20 min, even with a reservation. Will find a different restaurant next time.

vipOhThePeople (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on April 17, 2015

David's, formally Axels, was the go to neighborhood gem of a restaurant. Waitresses that knew your name, with impeccable service, and excellent food. We want to like it, we really do!
This night we came to sit on the patio for dinner. We were told patio seating was full, even with a reservation. We were told we could wait in the bar, and it would be about 20 minutes. I should say that the bartender was awesome, and although busy, took good care of us as we waited.
After 30 minutes I went back to the host stand, and was told they were very short staffed, and they were not sure when they would seat us. We decided that we would eat inside, if that was easier for them. They had a multitude of empty tables in the dining room, but we were told that the problem was that there was no one to wait on us.
We took our seats back in the bar, and decided we would go to a different restaurant. Just as we got up to leave, the hostess approached us and said they had another table ready. We told her no thanks, and we left, getting barely an apology.
We have heard that s name change is coming, and a new chef. We can only hope. Because the location and overall atmosphere here is great. But we won't be back until something big changes.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on April 10, 2015

Out of several things on the menu that we ordered.
served me a martini in a cocktail glass.

Not very impressive if the new owners are trying to get us to come back.

Easter (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

Was told at the restaurant that no opening were avail for Easter brunch. Went to Opentable and was able to secure a reservation(thanks!). Arrived at DC and was seated right away. Food was good, however the staff did not keep the buffet table stocked in a timely manner. Our table waiter was absent, even though the restaurant was no where full by any means. I still wonder why DC had told me that no seatings were available. We had to ask other staff members for more coffee and water. We were never asked if we wanted another bar drink

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

Great atmosphere! Great food!

anstorm (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on March 16, 2015

This used to be a favorite of ours, but sadly we won't be coming back. The food was terrible, tasted like mass market, neither fresh nor scratch made.
My husband overheard the GM telling another table they've gone through 4 executive chefs this year, not something you should be telling customers. It explains a lot.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on February 28, 2015

We had dinner with friends and thought this place looked good. We'd been there previously for brunch a year or so ago so thought we'd try dinner. It's a pretty restaurant and during the day has a great view of the golf course, but that's where the positive review ends. The food was sad. Crab cakes were not good, filet was tiny, paella was basically rice-a-roni (the only good part was the sausage, but the shrimp and chicken had to be cooked separately as the tasted like water and had no flavor (paella is supposed to be cooked all together. It was a sad dinner, especially for the cost. And our waitress was a flake. Would not recommend unless they made major changes.