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The Butcher's Tale, Minneapolis, MN

The Butcher's Tale

4.8
4.8
509 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 14 times today

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

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What 509 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    American

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Food

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  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

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  1. MM

    MichaelM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time from start to finish
  2. SD

    ScottD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome staff. Check it out it’s worth it
  3. m

    mnfireftr

    Minneapolis

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were outstanding. Adam is an amazing server, one of the best we’ve had in a long time. His recommendations were spot on and we couldn’t have been happier.
  4. JM

    JenniferM

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. The food was first rate.
  5. B

    amandaB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb restaurant!
  6. K

    Katie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent meal and Tiffany provided great service!
  7. JL

    JonL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Will be back. We spent $150/person but a lot of that went into the alcohol. Wonderful experience. Food was breathtakingly good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding service, festive environment. I will be back!
  9. t

    town2night

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was awesome !!! Food was a little rich. Sauce on mush and steaks could have been light and no soo rich. Steak alone was amazing.
  10. j

    juliar

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always loved Butcher and the Boar and have come to love The Butcher's Tale. We really enjoyed all of our food. The pork chop was the only thing that was not perfect. It was a little overcooked. My favorite items on the menu are the Chorizo Verde and the Long Rib. We also tried the Charcuterie & Cheese plate which was amazing. We hmmd a bit on desert since we were so full, but the Key Lime Pie was out of this world. Highly recommend Butcher's Tale if you have a special occasion or special person to celebrate.
  11. TL

    TeresaL

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED this place. Was on business with a meeting running late. Weren't super hungry so looked for a place that had charcuterie. Great drinks and great charcuterie. You must try their made in-house sausages. We can't wait to go back next time we are in town to eat a full meal!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful meal and excellent service. Hate to be picky, but ambiance just feels off - an odd mix of decor and vibe, but would definitely go back for the food. P.S. please keep the fish and chips on your menu - it was wonderful.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very good service.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly staff!
  15. CT

    CynthiaT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful. He was attentive and had good suggestions and described food items exceptionally well.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my dads birthday and everything was so so good
  17. B

    Bruce

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We're back at the relabeled Butcher's Tale and like its predecessor we enjoyed another meat tsunami. Sausage, wagyu steak, and even some raw oysters (which they did on request). Service was good. We'll be back. I found some of the dining experience a bit worn out. I was eating at a $$$ restaurant that has elements (table, plates, cutlery) with a $ look and feel. I suspect this is an artifact of starting up again but it needs to be addressed. I'm not expecting fine china. Just plates that match and not missing half their glazing.
  18. J

    Jenh

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! Meat entries are are large enough to share. Only downside was tables were too close to other tables making conversation a little difficult /loud.
  19. BS

    BrianS

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork Chop and Long Rib remain undefeated. You simply cannot find anything else like these two items anywhere else in the Twin Cities. Simply amazing!
  20. AM

    AMYH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great ambience. Food average. Drinks awesome. Sampler platter surprisingly delicious. Steaks not that great sadly. Service exceptional.
  21. D

    David

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant close to the Orpheum in downtown Minneapolis. Loved the ambiance. Octopus appetizer was infused with delicious smokiness, and the Norwegian salmon was excellently prepared. I didn’t have the meats for my dinner, though I suspect the steaks would have been even better than my already-fantastic meal. Great for a date afternoon/night. Highly recommend.
  22. MJ

    MaryJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good, watermelon salad was great. Not sure why a previous post stated “shareable sides” are not enough for 2 people..wrong they are! Tenderloin and double cut pork was great or server was great but as the evening went on it became very noisy. Dinning was very spendy, but know that going in, was a great experience!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12 year anniversary
  24. MC

    MichaelC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food was very good service was excellent I am trying to recreate the water melon salad. It was very loud. hard to talk to my date (wife). I do not know how you could "fix" that
  25. h

    hmmn

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and unparalleled service from our waiter Danny. He steered us with menu choices and made fantastic recommendations. Will definitely go back!
  26. TN

    TiffanyN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff! Wonderful food. Over all, fantastic experience!
  27. TC

    ThomasC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Still feature most of the items we loved when called "Butcher & Boar" great place for a fun dinner, highly recommend.
  28. n

    newbies

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, atmosphere
  29. S

    Southerngal

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food. 100% perfect from start to finish. Don't miss the sausage sampler and the chocolate cake.
  30. MJ

    MelissaJ

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with wonderful food. We actually had the opposite experience of a recent reviewer - too MUCH food. I felt like was delivered the ole 96er. 😂. Drinks were great, octopus was amazing, and pork and ribs were delicious as well. If I had to do it again, I think I’d just get shareables.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Good- thank you
  32. MW

    MichaelW

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Butchers Tale - We (2 couples) checked the menu prior to coming to make sure we knew what we were getting into. To be honest the prices almost scared us away. Also the location is in downtown Minneapolis - that may or may not influence people (we are east siders so that meant 30 min drive). You are going to have to pay to park, there is no lot for customers. The ambiance is very chic - enjoyed that - ample seating inside and out. Plus the place smells heavenly (the smoker?). I got the double pork chop - it was frankly superb - at $50 it had better be. Everything is ala carte - so sides & salads are all extra. Which would be ok but they weren't especially big enough to share despite what they said - I guess for the prices we expected the quality we got but more 'stuff'. One of the wives ordered a salad ($13) and easily finished it - plus her Ahi tuna ($45) . My wife had the salmon and it was amazing but again the portion was small - to small. Did we enjoy ourselves yes - was a nice casual dinner on a weekday evening worth close to $450. I don't think so
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  34. SJ

    SwamiJohn

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent service, craft cocktails, over 100 bourbons ;-)
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and delicious food!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good all great
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. A5 Wagyu and Brussels were amazing!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, excellent service, ambiance is perfect for a date night. Loved it
  39. KA

    KennethA

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for dinner with friends. Too many dishes to try at once but what we had was fabulous. Oysters, Octopus, Scallops, Tuna, with fired green tomatoes (like I had never tasted before), and mushrooms. Excellent wine selections and one of the best whiskey lists I have seen. Our waiter was just right. We unintentionally stayed too late and probably kept someone from getting to go home earlier but it was a wonderful dinner with old friends from out of town. Thanks to all the staff. 8/3/22.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service

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 509 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 14 times today
Google Map for The Butcher's Tale

1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705

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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