Tavern23

4.4
1443 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
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ChadM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great ambiance and vibe, but our waiter was slow and didn’t check on us very often. He was incredibly polite though and everything we ordered was correct.

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PattiH
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit. Service was excellent. The food was a great value. We will be back!

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vipAnnieB
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent girls happy hour. Happy hour menu was delicious. Can’t wait for the next evening there.

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LisaB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time and great food at Tavern 23. Meet for lunch and the service was wonderful and the staff is cheerful and nice.

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vipLacsi
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tried their specialty Asada Taco and Meatloaf. Both are very good and the tacos are good enough to share. The meatloaf is tasty but would have been nice if there was bread so we can sop-up the tasty gravy! Sinfully good gravy!

The cheese curds were also great especially with their Seasonal Stout!

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cyne
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Food was just meh. Underwhelming. Fun place though.

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JeanS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great burger!! Wonderful server with a great attitude !!

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Amos
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ordered 2 meals from the specialities section. One was rather bland and uninspiring and the other so peppery that all of the natural flavors were obliterated - though there was nothing on the menu to suggest it would even be peppery or otherwise spicy.

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vipAmandaU
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from Felipe and the rest of the staff. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.

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DavidW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed here either for lunch or dinner, Food is always delicious, served warm and always on time.

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vipjoanr
Minneapolis
721 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic omelets. Huge portion- enough to share. We love it there.
Served hot and quick. Nice, friendly waitresses. Great service. Roomy booth to sit in. Close to Centennial Lakes, so it is a great place to have a meal and then walk around the lake, which we did. Super place.

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Randyl
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would pass on the Baked Halibut. Wasn’t impressed.

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Katt
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Items were out quickly. Highly recommend.

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vipkareno
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the restaurant was somewhat noisy it really wasn’t distracting. We could hear our conversation and the vibe was fun and exciting not just noisy. Service was very good quick and what we ordered. Bill came on time. Really no criticism at all.

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Tessa
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had an “okay” experience. The food was good, but the service was subpar. I’m hoping it was just our server, and had we had a different server, our experience would likely be better. I wanted sushi, asked if they have soy paper instead of seaweed. The answer was “I do t think so, I’ve never heard of it. I’ll ask the chef - we probably do and I’ve just never heard of it.” Ok….so can you ask the chef please? They didn’t, no problem. I ordered their “cran apple mule” drink. I asked for it with Ginger Ale (or sprite if they didn’t have it) instead of Ginger beer. The server wasn’t sure if they could do that, and then said he wasn’t sure if ginger beer was even in the drink. Well, the drink came and tasted like ginger beer so my husband just drank it and I got a wine instead. Again, fine. While I was in the restroom the server asked my husband if I liked my drink. By this time my husband drank 3/4 of it, and I was almost finished with my second glass of wine. My husband told him it was the wrong drink because there was no cranberry juice and it tasted like ginger beer. The server argued with him and said there’s no ginger beer in the drink I ordered. I’m certain he rang in a normal Moscow Mule which i wasn’t interested in. And by the way, definitely DOES have ginger beer in it.

My husband tipped great and didn’t want me to make a big deal of it, so I didn’t. We have years of experience in bartending and waiting tables. Small tip for future - don’t argue with the guests. We literally just ordered off the menu so I suggest more menu training. And if you don’t know the answer, THATS OK! JUST ASK SOMEONE!

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CharG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual and sophisticated, lots of variety on the menu, food was beautifully presented and delicious. Will definitely be back.

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DanD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a good veneer for what we needed. The space was exactly what we needed.

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ccrisp
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The overall food was B- and fairly high priced.
French Dip sandwich was fatty.
The French fries were low quality, small broken pieces and not very hot.
The banana dessert was very disappointing.

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MaryF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good experience overall. The wine selection was decent and food was good.

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KayGee
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The menu looked great! Good not great, however. Calamari - tough, tiny little pieces. Kung Pao Chicken- salty, was that actually chicken? Dessert - turtle cheesecake, tasted like store bought, didn’t finish it.

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vipDiana
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and yummy food! We were celebrating a birthday and dinging at Tavern23 was perfect!

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vipRovingCritic
Minneapolis
35 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Perhaps this place should not try to be everything to all types of foodies. It's basically a bar that serves hamburgers, pizzas, and tries to do sushi, and other more elaborate items. But, while the portions are ample, and the food arrived promptly with cold items cold and hot items hot, none of it was great. Basically, the food lacks seasoning or "taste." Even the hamburgers, while ok, lacked any real flavor, aside from whatever sauce or veggies they threw on top of it.

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Jackie
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, great food, always good service. Only issue would be noise level - this location is not conducive to quiet conversation.

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safmo
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner with friends

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Pete
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday evening so not crowded. Food and service was great, noise level low as not too busy. Very pleased with our 4 person celebration.

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JanB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here mainly for the variety of food on the menu, my husband is on a special diet and can always get what he wants. He especially loves the Pad Thai noodles. We are never disappointed with the food ,it's always excellent and the service is as well.

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BarbaraS
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As with most restaurants they seemed to be working short staffed. The wait staff did an exceptional job of keeping up.

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vipStacyC
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid all around. Can’t complain

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Foodie
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salmon salad was great!
Service was a bit slow at times, but friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there. Food and service was very good.

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EatingOutFun
Minneapolis
36 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Tavern23 about 6 times and have been pleased with the consistency of the service and food. This time was no exception. Enjoy dining here!

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JeanM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Tavern 23 last night and it was a wonderful experience! Our server, Felipe was the best! He gave us wonderful recommendations for our drinks and meals. He allowed us time to chat and enjoy our selections without hovering. And he was so personable!! I had the salmon salad and it was one of the best pieces of salmon I have ever had!!

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vipanny
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our server was great but the food was just mediocre - don't think we will be coming back for anything more than a happy hour.

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vipJJil
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Masks NOT Mandatory for wait staff.

French onion soup…..good
Avocado egg rolls……good but two small
Poke………………………..okay. Way too large a serving

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vipSavvyDiner
Minneapolis
102 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a great dinner on Friday night. The service is always excellent here. Great food!

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vipDiana
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern23 is a great place to meet friends for a happy hour outdoors on the patio. The food, drink, service and ambience were superb!

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AngieJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Ate on the patio. Was not comfortable with how close the tables were arranged.

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JaneN
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely to be out of the patio on October 5. Glad for that option.

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PyraW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and fresh food. Always good service and a clean environment

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Peterson
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was extremely slow. After being seated, it took 10 mins to get water, 20 mins for a server to take our order, then 15 mins to get our drinks. It was a terrible experience. We will NOT be returning.

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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 4.4 stars by 1443 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.