Tavern23

4.5
1361 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tavern23 is a contemporary American Grill; we feature high-quality food in a warm and inviting setting.
Featuring a wood fire oven, savory steaks, sushi, fresh salads and a variety of burgers and sandwiches to please anyone and everyone!
Try us out for brunch or sneak in for a great happy hour on food and beverages.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
What 1361 people are saying
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaggieM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had a reservation for the patio and when we arrived told it would be a 45 minute wait. So much for making a reservation.

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TiFe
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service at lunch time. We could really talk to each other.

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louis
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Poor. As soon as we walked in for our 6 pm reservation were told we could not be seated in dinning room as they had to many large parties. Attitude of the desk staff SUCKED. They should not be in the service industry

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vipsallyt
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was busy when we arrived at 5:15 on Sunday afternoon and seemed to be understaffed, which is a common problem these days. Nevertheless, Matthew, our server remained cheerful and patient. As usual, the food was very good. I've eaten at Tavern 23 with various friends over the past 10 days and will return.

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vipcuppy
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

This was our second visit to Tavern 23 and we were highly disturbed by our experience. The problems began when the salad we ordered was placed at the wrong table. We watched it sitting there as the people at the table were confused. Finally it was routed to our table. Our dinner orders arrived and my husband received the wrong steak. I ate my entire dinner and the steak had not arrived. Also during this time there was fighting between our server and another one. We were informed our server was fired for giving us the wrong steak. This kept escalating to the point where our server told us the police had been called because she refused to leave. So strange and so unnecessary. We asked for the steak to be removed from the bill, the server returned saying it had been, but in fact it had not. She begged us not to ask. Anyway, I know this sounds odd and it was. I’ve never experienced anything like this. A manager never appeared. Needless to say, we will not be returning. No food is worth this kind of behavior where servers are outwardly sniping at each other.

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vipDiana
Minneapolis
169 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best happy hour around. Love the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and I had been craving the salmon salad for weeks and it did not disappoint as usual!

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CherylS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on the outdoor patio was lovely. Our server was delightful

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Bethany
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant was so very loud. When the host seated us, I had to ask for the quietest table. What we got wasn’t very quiet. Food was okay. I ordered the Caprese Salad and the tomatoes had zero flavor. Our waitress was MIA most of the night. I had a gift card to use, otherwise I would have probably chosen a different restaurant.

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Jackie
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour menu is the best - great deals and WONDERFUL food - easy to make a dinner!! The ambience is always fun, and we had the most delightful young lady as our server!

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Marilyn
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was brought quickly. The wait staff took our order, then left us alone to enjoy.

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BruceG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Less than I expected and not as good as I had hoped for. Menu is eclectic to say the least. Strange may be a better word.

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Lizb
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was way too noisy to enjoy a relaxed lunch and be able to hear each other.

We expected better food for the price. The restaurant was busy but service was slow. The friendliness of our waiter helped make up for that!

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vipDiana
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine for lunch on the patio on a beautiful summer day.

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Hulalicious
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaturant tucked away in the Centenial Lakes Plaza. Out door seating was well shaded and quite, perfect for a business lunch. Food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This place is super busy, and I don’t understand why. The cheesecurds were good + different, but the rest of the menu was mediocre (at best). The burger was basic. The fries were greasy. The creme brûlée was dry/curdled. They didn’t have the bottle of wine we ordered on hand, but still charged us for it! Wild! The service was poor. Go somewhere better!

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ChrisB
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peggy at the host stand is awesome!
Servers are efficient and prompt.
I will keep coming back.

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JoyceR
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very disappointed that I made a reservation, requested outside and was told no tables and would be 30-40 minutes. They could have. Held a table knowing we wanted outside and made a reservation. Others were walk ups. I eat there a lot and first time I was so disappointed. Hostess was snappy. Will think about returning, sad because I like it there,

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant and great food! We sat outside and had wonderful service. A very nice evening!!!

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megs
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Just ok food. Great patio.

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Ruthie
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch on their gorgeous patio! Our food was delicious: turkey burger, kale & cashew salad, meatloaf & the fettuccini with Parmesan cream sauce & chicken . Our waitress was also awesome! I can’t remember her name.

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vipDennisS
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I’m guessing it is difficult to hire adequate service help. It is much slower and less efficient than in the past. Still an excellent place to eat and entertain. I go there often.

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BarbaraS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal on the patio, probably wouldn't eat inside because of the noise level. Older people like some quiet so we can visit with each other!!

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vipRockster
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lunch was great. Very accommodating. This was my first time to Tavern 23 and will keep it on my short list.

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JennP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My mother has a gluten and dairy allergy and was able to have the ahi tuna sandwich that still had toppings and was delicious (instead of really boring at most places). They even adapted the coleslaw on the sandwich so she could eat it. They were careful to make sure she had a meal that was safe.

They have a variety of craft beers, the entree prices are very good and everything we had was delicious. I had the ahi tuna salad with pickled ginger and my dad got a rueben. All were very tasty. We also got wings and avocado egg rolls for appetizers.

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vipGreytFun
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often go to brunch on Sunday’s after church. We love both their brunch and main menus. For brunch, the Eggs Benedict and All American are wonderful! For dinner items, we love their soups - especially the French onion soup; the flat breads; Lou’s Bolognese; French Dip; Reuben; and our hands down favorite is the Grilled Cheese Burger - it’s amazing! Their sushi is also good. Nice atmosphere and we love our regular servers. We have never been disappointed.

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vipanneredhead
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always FABULOUS on the deck overlooking the lake! AMAZING!!!! Jenny was great too! Thank you.

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vipFabfood
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Wonderful service and good food. The location for outdoor dining is perfect!!❤️

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KateR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor seating with a wide variety of foods.

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Jackie
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful afternoon on the patio; server was attentive and pleasant; food was great; beverages were cold and great! Love coming here!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always solid food and service. Nothing spectacular.

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vipjoanr
Minneapolis
712 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I was very disappointed with the halibut, I ordered. It was terrible. I couldn't finish it. I had to use a knife to cut it , it was very tough. I ended up telling our waitress and she just said she was sorry. When the bill came I expected some kind of compensation, but there was none, until I spoke up and told her I thought there should be some compensation. When she came back she had comped my whole bill, which I greatly appreciated.
This is the first time I have eaten there that I was disappointed. I will return, but definitely won't order the halibut. The outside patio is very nice.

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff was friendly and help even though it was busy. It was a bit loud in the restaurant.

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JoRae
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good service, and many varied food selections, price is reasonable. The food is top quality and my companions are always happy with their choices. The patio is lovely with big umbrellas. The Bolognese is a favorite! I you are lucky, Lou will stop by your table!

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, service, food. Great experience!

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vipLacsi
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall a good experience. Good value if you go during happy hour which is about half price from 2-6pm and 8-10pm.

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gramps
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Mimosa made with canned orange juice

Veg. omelet made with canned mushrooms

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Nordicgirl
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful wait person. She was helpful and kept us happy.

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vipMikeS
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and setting for business lunch. Chopped salad was very fresh! Great dressing and excellent crunch. My business partner’s cheeseburger was also great flavor and cooked just right.

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wwwww
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service atmosphere fantastic, drinks are a good pour however still a little steep on price

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You can order delivery directly from Tavern23 using the Order Online button. Tavern23 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 658-7800.

Tavern23 is rated 4.5 stars by 1361 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.