Stem

4.3
182 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Quiet Conversation
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

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Step into this hidden gem...

Located in the historic Fire Barn building sits Stem, a beautiful space showcasing a culmination of old world and new. Historic beams and exposed brick, paired with dimly lit chandeliers, candle light tables and inviting booths make an encompassing feel of comfort and style in this boutique space.

Stem features a unique collection of wine produced by boutique wineries from around the world, signature martinis, craft cocktails, artisan beer and delicious plates. Join us any night of the week for an after work cocktail, date night, dinner with friends or pull up a seat at the bar and enjoy treating yourself to a night out.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(612) 900-0021
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Public lot or Street parking available.
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Special events & promotions
We host private events up to 90 people please contact us for more info! stemreservations@gmail.com

Check our website for wine tasting event dates!
www.stemminneapolis.com

Tuesday $25 wine bottles and 1/2 off bubbles

Tuesday half off bubbly by the bottle
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DH
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great service and good selection of wine. Ambience was great! Didn’t feel like the typical Minnesota bar. Very appropriate for date night.

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BD
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Love this place! Great cozy intimate vibe for a first date or five hundredth, or even with a group. Good food, wine and cocktails. Friendly and helpful staff. Always enjoy our visits.

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AF
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

A great chic spot with an upscale ambience and the BEST charcuterie boards (huge selling point for me)!

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LG
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Something unique and out of our comfort zone. So enjoyable that I know we will return. Many diverse gluten free options including the best flourless tort I have ever had.

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D
4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Nice place! Order the combo charcuterie platter. The presentation alone is worth the price! A work of art! We also had the ceviche, spicy and very good!

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SJ
2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The wine list is nice and the red snapper ceviche was delicious, but it's way too dark inside to really enjoy the experience. I get that it's supposed to be like a speakeasy, but didn't love the atmosphere.

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OT
3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The charcuterie and cheese combo board was outstanding! Per other reviews, the service wasn’t great. They were (seemingly intentionally) understaffed and the one guy there didn’t seem to really care. The atmosphere was great. The Korean meatballs were spicy and had a nice flavor, but very dry. The gin fizz was fantastic, but the other cocktails that we ordered were underwhelming (don’t order the house red).

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OT
2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Poor service, the wait staff seemed to do a good job of avoiding my husband and I. We've since learned this is normal. Expensive for the quality of food and the drink menu wasn't great. We wanted to love this place but just couldn't.

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S
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went with my husband for a date night. Was so pleased with the ambiance of this cute little gem. Very romantic with cozy booth seating. Great service. Limited menu. More for appetizers than a meal but great meat and cheese platter. Highly recommend for a group for drinks.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Really cute bar/tapas with great drinks and yummy apps.

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C
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Cute, hip and cozy. Nice hospitality. Limited menu, good stop for appetizer, tapas and a drink.

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A
4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great experience, good food and service. Only feedback is it smells a bit like the kitchen in restaurant so your clothes carry the restaurant smell home. Nice music too, a bonus we weren’t expecting.

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HH
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Super small plates worthy of sharing! We split the figs, the leek soup, the korean meatballs (great spice) and the Charcuterie and cheese tray - which was AMAZING! Loved out wine flight and had a great evening.

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CD
3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The ambiance of the restaurant is great, but the food was very underwhelming. Nothing original and very high prices. The Korean meatballs were also VERY spicy, which was noted nowhere on the menu nor mentioned by our waitress who recommended them.

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OT
2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Expected a place to have a nice dinner. Ended up ordering the massive charcuterie plate, which was delicious. But be prepared. It’s not a fine dining place. More like drinks and small plates.

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BR
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always enjoy coming to Stem. It feels like an adult place for food and drink. I gave five stars for the food even though the sweet potato gnocchi balls were almost impenetrable. It's the only thing I've ever had there that disappointed. Otherwise, great small plates to share with wine, beer or cocktails.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Love this place. The drinks are good and the combo board is the best!

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B
5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Have wanted to try Stem for a long time. I wasn't disappointed. The service was great, food and wine delish, decor is charming, great girlfriends night out.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fantastic venue for a cozy date night!!

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C
4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We had a business gathering for six - appetizers and drinks. The cocktail, beer, and wine menu are outstanding and we had the combo fromage and charcuterie platter, wrapped dates, and spinach and feta dip. All the food was well prepared, presented, and tasty. Our service was not good however we were sure our waiter was subbing for someone and suspect they were short staffed. I would definitely go again as I assume the poor service was not normal.

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S
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Went in for the chartreuse board and it was amazing.

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JC
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent date night! The decor is very romantic, the food fabulous, the drinks amazing and the service is top notch!

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n
2.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Unfortunately the service and the food did not meet the our expectations. Server only responded to my partner when I asked questions- never looking me in the eye. Gnocchi was terrible.
Ambience was gorgeous- sad waste of a space

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p
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great banquettes!

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OT
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great ambiance, dark, groovin tunes, good service. We had the Korean Meatballs, Brie spread with bread, bacon & goat cheese wrapped dates, Rice balls - all were terrific just right portions. The goat cheese wrapped dates were my faves - definitely a great place to take your date!

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S
5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We sat at the bar. Loved the ambiance and the service. The Steak Tartare was excellent.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great, but selection was very limited. Waitress was great.

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OT
4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Hard to find, it's in Northeast not the north loop, I would say it's $$ not $. Other then the fact the open table advertising is off, for was good and cocktails were good.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

great cocktails and wine options-love the unique list. the vibe of this place is totally cool - comfortable and unique ambiance. shared a variety of items on the menu loved it will be back

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F
5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Gorgeous place inside with a nice romantic setting for you date night. Service comes across a little unhappy at the start but in time they warmed to us. Delicious food and great drinks list.

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KG
2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Server was aloof, almost seemed angry. Food was okay but tiny portions for a BIG price.
Drinks and wine selection is very good, ambiance is great too, it is a lovely, romantic venue.
Too pricey for regular visits.

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M
5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Love this place - been several times and its fun to see what new menu items they have as i notice they rotate fairly often and i like places with variety, always a beautiful ambiance, will be back soon !

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s
5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Romantic, sexy vibe reminds me of something from Chelsea or Brooklyn go Mpls!!!! great cocktails i could spend hours in here....

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HS
3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

This was my fourth time at Stem and every other time has been realky positive. This time the food was a little off. We had probably 8 different dishes and with few exception, each one was disappointing. The service was wonderful, as always. As a comp for the food, the server gave us two free drink tickets for next time. I'll go back again, but it may be a while.

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LM
4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a lovely setting.

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M
5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Great ambiance! Perfect for a date night or girls night.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Server was not very attentive, small table for four to have a meal. Price was not reflective of service and food.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Very chic place!! Will return.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing place.

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AK
5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We reserved a large table for tapas before heading out dancing on a Saturday night. We ended up having an extra person join, there was no problem accommodating an extra seat! We lived the combo cheese and meat tray! Between seven of us we couldn't polish it off, but there was something on the platter for everyone - even fruit and nuts for a vegan friend. Even one was very pleased with their food from soups and salads to tapas and entrees.

Our only complaint was that the lighting is very low. Candles are provided at the table, but we still had to use the flashlights on our phones to sort through the meat & cheese tray and read the menu.

This place is a gem in NE, and we will be back! Thanks so much!

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