The Butcher's Tale

4.8
270 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Butchers Tale presents a fresh approach to the culinary world of artisanal meats brining back favorites and introducing new tangy, melt-in-your-mouth options including double-cut pork chops, smoked beef long rib, grilled oysters and other extensive seafood offerings.

The Butchers Tale has every mood, taste, budget, and craving covered, from specialty meats and steaks like Wagyu and prime steaks in our main dining room; to juicy burgers, fried chicken and handmade brats on our award-winning patio and beer garden. The Butchers Tale has everything needed to spend memorable time with family, friends and neighbors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 270 people are saying
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fjohns
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The wine list has all the regulars but would benefit from expansion into some less well-known producers.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! Impressed with the menu, quality of food and the knowledge of our server (Lindsey). Exceeded expectations on all fronts. Highly recommend the octopus, venison sausage, pork chop and pistachio puffs.

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SandyC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Appetizer portions easily shareable by 4. Entrees easily shared by 2. Excellent cocktails and wine options. Great service!

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tblaschko
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff, amazing food, large portions. I would recommend sharing.

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KStokk
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, prompt service. Dinner at 5p and plenty of time to make it to the 630p show.

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vipGR888
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The long rib and pork chops are spectacular. If you like quality tasty meats and bourbon, this place is heaven.

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Moester
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meat place - and they do have veggie options

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theater performance

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JoshuaE
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was perfect. Not too crowded. The food...the pork chop was insane...never had pork that incredible. And of course the prime ribeye was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved Butcher and the Boar, and continue to love The Butcher’s Tale. Food and service were top-notch as always. We loved the Mediterranean lamb sausage!

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vipJackM
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had high expectations yet everything clicked a notch above. The ribs were especially a level beyond anything else in our market.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for an innovative meat-centric menu and excellent bourbon cocktails- this is the place for you. Sat at the bar and had a great meal. The steak, long rib, and the sliders were so good. The bartender was great at describing the menu and helping to decide on our meals, which made our experience that much better. Will definitely be back next time I’m in Minnesota.

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MeganO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. The menu is fantastic. Very nice Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis

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Kristi
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good, very attentive staff. I would say the prices are a bit high.

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George
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food but grossly overpriced. Decent but not great menu. Ambiance very casual, but OK. The restaurant was packed ( New Year’s Eve…) so not enough social distancing or ventilation. So called valet parking is just a parking lot with hard to find entrance where you park yourself the car - only difference is that you pay much more to leave the keys with the attendant and upon pick up you have to wait in the cold until the attendant comes back and returns your keys.

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CMCtwincities
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was amazing, as it should be for the price point. We tried some flavor combos that we never had before. The house made sausage is a must-try! Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, it was a busy night and he made a great effort to make sure we had what we needed. My only feedback is that even having made reservations for NYE, we were seated in the bar area at a very small table seated very close (almost uncomfortably close) to the other patrons next to us.

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Bent
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Felt very over priced. Wasn’t a fan of the pork chop . Too sweet . Waitress super nice and helpful . Overall vibe of place was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as always, service was fantastic…we love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb sausage special was incredible and the beef rib was enormous and absolutely decadent!

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vipmdf2
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not nearly as good as the old butcher and boar!

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StacyJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Love Butchers Tale!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have came here many times to celebrate occasions and it has never disappointed. The food, staff, and ambiance have always been top notch. If you're looking to spend a bit more $ than your average nice restaurant, this is a guaranteed choice.

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Josh
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, smallish table. Food was maybe not mind blowing for price paid, but was excellent. Sounds levels were great with good music at low volume, conversation was easy. Service and staff were top notch. Not a place to bring kids.

I would go again, though not regularly as it is pricey for me, and isn't that much better than something half as much.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate here while staying in the city for an event from out of state. The food and service were both top notch. We ordered multiple items off of the menu and all were just as good as the next. There was a cute patio as well but we went in the winter so that wasn’t an option at the time. We would definitely come back!

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Peter
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and nice ambiance. We'll be going back.

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vipNoDebtLetsEat
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is excellent. The Spanish Octopus was very good and the pork chop is simply amazing.

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mandeep
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wygu steak was fantastic. however the center cut steak ordered by two in our group was not special. The meat was firm, not tender even cooked rare was below expectation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waited forever for food. And ur want that good anyway.
Interesting menu.

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SteveH
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

New spot for us in Downtown Mpls and we really enjoyed it. Prices are high, but food was excellent and wait staff very attentive.

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IvonD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great place. Would go back in the future.

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vipanon
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

2 top tables are squished together along wall resulting in very little privacy for those intimate conversations. Not a good set up unless you like to hear the arguments of the couple seated next to you.

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AbbeyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Wagu beef and scallops that were cooked to perfection. For the whiskey/ scotch/bourbon lovers this place is heaven! The seating is a little close together which was not a problem for me or my party but realize that those anxious about COVID may want to request one of the dinning rooms that offers a little more space

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We came away with basically an average rating of the food, which was not what we expected from a higher end restaurant. My wife had one of the Wagyu steaks which was surprisingly tough instead of tender. It also had a char on the outside at medium rare that overpowered the flavor of the steak. The Barley salad has great ingredients but the the lemon juice or dressing overshadowed the rest of the flavors. I thought the duroc spare ribs were very good. Overall, a pretty average experience at a high price point.

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JuliaK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional! Perfect for a special occasion!

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carme
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was very good. We started with the wood grilled oysters which were amazing. We did try a homemade sausage and found it to be tasty but greasy. We then split a ribeye and it was the perfect size for sharing. The dining room is just one big room. While the decor was very trendy and comfortable, I found the tables a bit close. Getting out of the booth seat was difficult not to knock over our neighbors drinks in the winter with big heavy coats. The service was fine. Not too fast and not too slow. Overall, I would go again. The food was quite good.

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Emily
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were wonderful and the bar staff were highly entertaining and very attentive. Love the atmosphere for a fun girls night out.

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MichaelB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner menu is a bit small but the items on it I was able to sample were very good. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Was overcharged $80 at the bar. Bartender assured me it would be corrected on my card, yet never did.

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MichaelH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bulgogi sausag and barley salad where the stand out dishes

FAQs

The Butcher's Tale is rated 4.8 stars by 270 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.