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The Butcher's Tale, Minneapolis, MN

The Butcher's Tale

4.8
4.8
594 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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, Wagyu beef, double-cut smoked 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. We also feature 3 great private dining and event spaces that accommodate groups from 8 people up to 120.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 236-4075

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Botcher

  • Private party facilities

    The Butcher's Tale has 3 unique Private event spaces to choose from. Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Cross street

    S 12th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet availableStreet metered parkingPublic Garage (Pay)

  • Public transit

    Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro Transit Light Rail (Hiawatha Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Limited Release Bourbon Event

    $150.00 per person

    Feb 2, 2023 only
    A limited release bourbon event featuring exclusive bourbon tastings paired with our finest apps and snacks. The event will be a communal experience held in our new (fully heated) beer garden atrium. The event will begin at 6pm on Thurs. February 2nd. $150 per person, not including taxes or gratuity. We hope to see you there!
  • Barrel Craft Bourbon Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Feb 25, 2023 only
    We will be hosting a 4 course Bourbon dinner Featuring Barrel Craft Bourbons. Chef is preparing a 4 course meal to pair.

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What 594 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. a

    avrilx

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic and our food was so gooodddd! My significant other could not stop talking about this place after we left. Definitely 10/10 and we can’t wait to go back in the future!
  2. M

    Mike

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    While Butchers Tsle has phenomenal dinner menu, we were not a huge fan of the brunch food.
  3. D

    Darryle

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Our server knew/knows the food very well. The food is prepared exactly to specifications. The cocktails are perfect. The wine list is extensive. Love it.
  4. DA

    DARINB

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and top level service. A great dining experience
  5. JG

    JustinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Ended up sharing our meal with the table next to use and had a wonderful conversation.
  6. BD

    BarbaraD

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Last minute reservation and party of four. The atmosphere was very welcoming.
  7. M

    Mawi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service was great. Tight sitting quarters but overall great atmosphere.
  8. DA

    DAVEK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal. Sausage sampler and Wagyu Ribeye was something I'll be dreaming about for the next few weeks. Thank you!
  9. S

    Sillysynapse

    Minneapolis

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Excellent service. We went for brunch. Highly recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, Mariana was friendly and helpful with the menu and any questions we had. Food was absolutely delicious, and the specialty cocktails were wonderful too. It’s definitely a pricier night out, but if you’re looking for a nice meal out, this is the place.
  11. DJ

    DouglasJ

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites in the Twin Cities. Amazing food, cocktails, and service. The long rib is an all-time favorite menu item.
  12. B

    Bertha

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  13. R

    Ronald

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service, sausages, apps, sides and drinks were fantastic. While the main courses are good, I think they’re a little pricey and just not as good as everything else. You’re better off loading up on everything else. That said, we had a great time and would totally recommend!
  14. LA

    LuAnnL

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The tables are very close to each other, so conversation not private.
  15. EZ

    EstellaZ

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Butchers. Our main go-to restaurant for Special Occasions has been Baldamar. But we wanted to try another steak house just to liven things up. Everything was excellent EXCEPT for the prices. I had a wonderful ribeye steak and a glass of wine. (My fellow diners ordered the sides on their tabs). That steak & wine, surcharge & tax +tip $124!!!! My companions were shocked at their checks. So, unless you plan on spending at the very least $300+ per plate with alcohol, entree & sides, don't go here. These #'s do not include coffees or desserts.
  16. M

    Micky

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The salmon was perfectly prepared; the best I have ever had!
  17. PD

    PlymouthDadDB73

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fabulous and our server was fantastic! Loud and seating is very close together, but the look and feel of the restaurant was great. Very happy they had valet service as parking spots are at a premium. Will definitely return.
  18. A

    Andrew

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary here and it was fantastic! We got the wedge salad, brussel sprouts, Mac and cheese, lobster tail (fish special), and a wagyu ribeye (meat special). It was all fantastic!!
  20. l

    liney714

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I eat here I discover my new favorite. The grilled oysters are decadent and amazing. The long rib Smokey meat goodness. The scallops cooked to perfection. Then there is their whiskey collection. On many levels it makes me swoon. We will be back soon
  21. CO

    CharleyO

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Daughter and I celebrated a special occasion at The Butcher's Tale. The service was outstanding, the space was warm (it was freezing cold outside), comfortable and not too loud. The food, however, was the star! Fantastic appetizers, the main courses were interesting and absolutely delicious, and the dessert was wonderful! Thank you to The Butcher's Tale for making the night so special.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday party, food is so delicious!!
  23. RB

    RichB

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner, great service from Caleb, and a nice room. Definitely will be back!
  24. KH

    KristinH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic server named Mitch, attentive service, great cocktails and food, price for the beef entrees were high. Cozy setting on a cold winter night.
  25. t

    tgchuckie

    Minneapolis

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I really want to rate this higher than 3 stars, but I just cannot. First tip: request to not be sat by the door. This is our third time there and each time we were sat in the bar area which is closer to the door. So you have constant commotion as well as it being incredibly cold in the winter. (My wife put her coat on during dinner). This area should be considered BAR seating and they should discount it or at the very least, when you make a reservation, be able to select. Also, I get the feeling they size us up on entry and put us there thinking we are young adults that don't know the restaurant scene. It's very frustrating and after three attempts, we may not be back. That said, the food is good. The Pork Chop is absolutely the way to go, but don't let anyone fool you; there is absolutely enough to split there so save a buck! And if not, plan on leftovers. The mushrooms are ok, but loose flavor in the smoke. The brussels are good, but not to die for. All in all, the place is good. It's a good location for going to the Orpheum, but probably over priced for what you get. Drinks are very good.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Cooked to perfection.
  27. M

    Minnemulla

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful interior with excellent food. Great for a special occasion or date night. Two of us split a salad, a main and two sides and we were stuffed. The cocktails are fun and presented beautifully. Staff are knowledgeable and attentive.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always top notch at Butchers Tale! Food is amazing and I’ve never had anything I didn’t like. I am always more than full when I leave! Huge portions!
  29. M

    Matt

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing - would definitely hit this spot for brunch again! I had the banana bread old fashioned and a prime rib benedict, both impeccably created.
  30. JA

    JacobA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In our opinion, it’s the best restaurant in Minneapolis. The food is fantastic and the service is excellent!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was burnt
  32. PT

    PartyThymes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband is obsessed with the beef long rib. Highly recommend!
  33. SC

    SCOTT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Our dinners were fair at best, especially considering the value. Scallops were tender and flavorful, but quite small. The Duroc pork chop was not lean at all. Very fatty. At least 50% of the chop was inedible. Based on that, it was over priced for the quality. On positive notes, loved the service and ambiance.
  34. JF

    JosiahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievably good food and service. Took my wife there for our anniversary. It was the first time we ate there and a friend recommended it. The quality of food was amazing and the time it took every thing to come out was great. Smooth continuous service! Thanks to the chefs and Michelle our waitress.
  35. e

    ellie

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, ridiculously good food, and outrageously fantastic cocktails! Very busy at 5:30 pre-show on a Wednesday, and a bit spendy, but well worth it!
  36. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wagyu sausage was amazing, a must order. The mains were solid, although the Wellington was lacking in a little bit of flavor contrast. The service was good, our waiter was attentive and made great recommendations.
  37. P

    Phoebe

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food. Gina M provided exceptional service. Best service we have had at any restaurant in the last two years. Valet was amazing and helpful. He was scraping windows for guests keeping their cars clean of snow! Outstanding valet service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We’ve been to the local favorite steakhouses and thought we give BT a shot too. Great food and service. Ambiance wise, it wasn’t what I expected and was loud. The staff/chef was accommodating and was able to prepare a puréed meal for my mother-in-law. We’ll definitely be back but for a more casual dining experience.
  39. O

    Orangejdmcivic

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in for a guys night and it was excellent. The ambience set the tone but our waiter was great. The food was delicious and we cant wait to come back. Would love to know if there is any incentive to bring the group back consistently but we have been to all the steak houses in MN and our experience here last weekend trumped them all. Fantastic guys!
  40. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As Butcher's Tale shines in their dinner service, their breakfast service leaves little to improve upon. Best French Toast I've had & the Brisket Eggs Benedict were perfect as well. The non-alcoholic cocktails were amazing and surprisingly inexpensive ($6 / glass) vs. the 10-12 we were expecting... We'll be back!

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

FAQs

The Butcher's Tale is rated 4.8 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Butcher's Tale

1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S 12th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet availableStreet metered parkingPublic Garage (Pay)

  • Public transit

    Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro Transit Light Rail (Hiawatha Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Botcher

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 236-4075

  • Private party facilities

    The Butcher's Tale has 3 unique Private event spaces to choose from. Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

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