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About Stem

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.

24 University Avenue Northeast
#125
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-10pm
Friday- Saturday 4pm-2am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 900-0021

Website:
http://www.stemminneapolis.com/

Parking Details:
Public lot or Street parking available.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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Stem Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

4.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for a Date (5)
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Cozy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tapas (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

Nice looking, great vodka infusions. Cheapest wine by the glass was $12 which for a wine bar is absurd. We tried to order to different small plate items and both were unavailable. Our server did rectify the situation by providing us with two drinks on the house.

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food3
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Tasty happy hour wine selections.
Get the Combo Board! Dates too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Charming little neighborhood gem. Great drinks as well as wonderful wine and beer selections. We enjoyed ordering several jtems and sharing them. Our waiter was attentive and charming without being overbearing.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice and quiet. Exactly what we were looking for. Enjoyed the beef tartare and Korean meatballs. Will return

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Loved this little gem...very chic. Good wine selections in a variety of prices ranges. Food was good but not great and VERY expensive. Would go again for a happy hour but wouldn’t eat here.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great ambiance! We went for happy hour and the value was fantastic!

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The offerings are more geared toward to supporting the wine vibe, rather than stand alone meals. The tone and drneanor is very relaxed and soothing. Perfect for introverts like me. Regrettably, we did not dine this visit, although a sampler meat and cheese board at a neighboring table looked spectacular.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It looked really good on OpenTable. I wanted a romantic evening w great food and atmosphere for the love of my life. We were deeply disappointed. Menu was limited and the value was terrible for the money ... on charcuterie board, 4 meat balls and 2 glasses of wine for $90. And service was average. Ambiance was nice but music played too loud. Fixable but needs work.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We recently were at STEM for a girl's night celebrating birthdays. We were energetically greeted, received excellent service from Adam the whole time we were there, and enjoyed amazing food in a wonderfully warm, and inviting atmosphere! I highly recommend STEM for any occasion! We visited many places in the north loop that evening, and all agreed our time at STEM was by far our favorite! We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Went there over Labor Day weekend. It was fairly quiet that evening, so am unsure of how accurately this represents a typical experience. The food and drinks had great flavors. Enjoyed chatting and relaxing with my friend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food and ambiance was excellent. Service was initially good, but the server became more interested in talking with another server that appeared half way through the meal instead of paying attention to her customers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A great find! The cocktails were tasty and we enjoyed a variety of appetizers to share. The seating and decor are very posh, but we didn't feel underdressed in jeans. Overall a good experience! I'll go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great service, beautiful unique ambiance and a fantastic bar.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Live Music
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 5, 2017

What a fun night. We were celebrating my wife having taken an important professional exam, and STEM was our jumping off point. Our server was knowledgeable of the cocktails and wine selection, given great suggestions on what to pair with our appetizers and nibblies. He was attentive, and ensured we enjoyed all we ate or drank. He was also able to suggest G-free and meatless options for one of our guests. It was a fun locale, and we will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, People Watching, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 4, 2017

There didn't seem to be anyone working. Our server wasn't rude per se, but didn't go out of her way to go above and beyond. Several time she came to bring items to our table and did not make eye contact or acknowledge when we said Thank You.
A table of 5 people came in after us (maybe 7-8 minutes later) and they got several plates of food before we got our 1 appetizer to split, which we ordered at the same time as our drinks. Our drinks came our promptly.
I will definitely continue to go back because I have had better service, hopefully it was just an off night.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Decided to try out stem for brunch because their menu looked fantastic, and it really was quite good. We had the beignets, tostada, and eggs in a cloud. Beignets were awesome (though would recommend swapping out the white sauce with a chocolate one), tostado was incredible, and eggs in a cloud were innovative and cool (though wish warmer!). Server and ambiance were great. Wonderful date spot - love the questions.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Really want to see this place succeed. What works- great food, wine, ambiance, music, and service. What needs work - cocktail program, lighting looks beautiful but it is too dark - no one should need their flashlight app to read a menu or see the food (which is great). When it is hot and humid turn the air on when you open so your guests will be comfortable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Second time here and everything was delicious, especially the tuna tartare, smoked salmon dip, and Brussels sprouts. Cool interior, very dark lighting (read, very cool but we needed our phone lights to read the menu) good service, I'll keep coming when I'm in town.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Shannon was super-sweet and made great recommendations for the charcuterie and fromage platter. Cool place w nice ambience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Had a lovely evening, amazing meat and cheese board , and the drinks were stellar. - everything would have been perfect except for some very loud patrons at the bar talking at 100x volume level to enjoy a wine bar at. Wish the bartender had found a way to manage that.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We visit here because of Adam, he's a great host and server, the best! Always friendly and on the top of his game.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great place, what a find! Great food, great service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

First time to Stem but it won't be our last. I celebrated Father's Day with my husband for brunch there. The food was excellent as well as the service and ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We live in the city and are always trying to find restaurants not many people know about (change your sign though, so more people know you are on that corner; as we would HATE to see your business not succeed because of anonymity!) Thankfully, we found Stem the other night, as it was an AWESOME night out away from the kids. Even though it's called a ' Wine Bar', we took other Yelp suggestions and stuck to their cocktails, which were soooo fresh, sooo unique and sooo delishiously good, that it would be hard for us to order wine the next time we go (and we will DEFINITELY be returning). As far as the food goes, we ordered the Tuna Tartar (which was incredibly fresh and clean tasting) and their combination Chartreuse board which had more than enough variety and yummyness to keep both of us happy till we were blissfully stuffed (truly a PERFECT summer dinner). We loved the fact that the space allowed for easy conversation (as too many of the good restaurants have us packed in like sardines, with horrible space accoustics, that leave us begging to run into the QUIET night air). Last but not least, our server, Frankie, was sooooooooo wonderful and made our night that much more enjoyable; as he made sure we were happy from the moment we walked in the door AND had such a warm personality, we found ourselves staying long past the check to talk. Our next time back will be for their well-reviewed brunch, and the hand-made mimosas that Frankie assured us would be every bit as enjoyable as our cocktails last night!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Frankie was the best server. We showed up late and essentially allowed him to navigate the evening from food to wine. Everything he brought us was fantastic and so was he.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Delicious food. Great wine selection. Waiter was pleasant but not overly attentive. Did a good job sticking to the basics of service but didn't go above and beyond.

Totally worth going to!

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It was a quiet night at the restaurant, but everything was great from the food to the drinks.
The Combo meat and cheese plate was great and could be a meal for 2 people pretty easily. Our other favorite item was the brussel sprouts. Amazing flash fried garlicky goodness!
Really enjoyed the ambiance as well as the food and drink.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

It was an great restaurant and we had a lot of fun. They had table topics on the tables. It was very enjoyable. The food was really good.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The cocktails were complex and refreshing. We loved the wagyu beef skewers, pickle platter, tuna sashimi (though very pricy), and brussel sprouts--there was nothing that wasn't well executed. The decor is attractive and the environment was great, too. I will definitely return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great From start to Finish, small plates and lot to choose from, hot and cold plates, nice wines and cold beers

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Diners ranging from ages 10 to 70+ enjoyed quality food from an innovative menu in a sophisticated setting.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Always such a great place to enjoy a great meal, couple of drinks and hangout with friends or colleagues. The staff are attentive and friendly! Love this place and you will too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Casual, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 30, 2017

I love this little wine bar. It is quiet and intimate. Perfect place for a couple or for friends that want to be able to talk. Nice booths and tables. Never feels too crowded or noisy. The food is outstanding and they have a very nice wine selection. Happy hour is good. We had the olives of the day, the Brie and Artichoke dip and the brussel sprouts (amazing). I highly recommend all three. It was delightful. The service was amazing. Our waiter was so polite and helpful. Thank you for a fun evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We love Adam! Best host and server.
Wish more people would eat there for brunch.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 21, 2017

When with a small group; we shared the Wagyu skewers, Baked Brie, and the cheese plate. The wagyu skewers were delicious - they were slightly fatty but in a melt-in-your-mouth way. The baked brie was also very good. We also ate brunch here and the king crab benedict was fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The brunch was very good the service was excellent the decor is vintage (gold vinyl booths) but in outstanding shape. The price was reasonable and you can't beat unlimited mimosa's with top shelf champagne.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Turkey Apple Brie sandwich is amazing. Passion fruit mimosas are fantastic. New favorite brunch spot

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went to Stem for the first time today to celebrate Mothers Day with breakfast. It is a lovely space, amazing food and cocktails, and most important exceptional service. Frankie had good recommendations for us and took great care of us. We will definitely be back to try happy hour and dinner. Thank you Stem for a great experience.

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 (London)·Dined on May 5, 2017

What a wonderful surprise to find this cool wine bar in Northeast Mpls.
Great service, a fine small plates menu and carefully curated wine list, make it a special place for a date or a place to impress out of town guests.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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