The Butcher's Tale

4.8
221 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 221 people are saying
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VickyDeezNutz
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The steak entree should include a side. It also was smaller than the other entree we ordered (the pork chop), so it would have made sense to offer a side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great dinner at the butchers tale. Our service was great , the entire staff, really great.

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LawrenceW
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Love the atmosphere and location of this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had a table for two that was way too close to other tables. There was a hair in the coleslaw, our sides were comped, which we didn’t ask for, so that part was great. My favorite, the long rib was cooked very well but lacked the flavor in the meat. The top layer was fine but it seems that the usual flavor in every bite was missing.
Still love the place, will definitely go again. The server was fantastic.

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Noodle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, servers are all kind and great workers. Seating is too close to others, fairly loud and the food was 7/10

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service including valet. way overpriced.

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Kathy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak melts in your mouth. The Service was phenomenal.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good hanger steak and NY cut steak, both tender and flavorful. The long rib (bone-in) is a bit too smoky and spicy. The wild mushrooms with truffle oil was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious meal ever.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great… just a little loud but will definitely be back.

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MacDoogs
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super friendly. The food was phenomenal. It had so much flavor. My husband and I will be going back.

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Derek
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing pork chop I've ever had. Love the atmosphere and drink list too! Oh and our server Tiffany did a fantastic job.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Had the long rib. Incredible. Crazy tender with a spicy, sweet, caramelized flavor. Sides were crazy good too — jalapeño cornbread and the brussel sprouts — phenomenal. Do yourself a favor and go and have a great dinner.

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vipJeffreyW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. They do a great job w the sausages they make and the selection and preparation of the steaks was very good. The corn bread and fried green tomatoes are really good. The service was excellent. Mary did a great job in taking great care of us throughout the evening and was really fun to talk with. She made the dinner even better! Definitely a fun place to go that was really good food.

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak, fried tomatoes and red zin are great selections. I wish they would bring back the duck.

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JennyM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was incredible! Best cheesecake I’ve ever had!

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vipCrystalC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food great, the tables are way to close together I ate dinner with 20 strangers touching elbow to elbow. The guys next to me actually touched my butt with his knee it was so close. Tables so small you can't even fit dinner plates on them. Good food for way to much money. With no comfort during your meal at anytime. Don't put people 6 inches apart from each other and except to have a good time. I love my husband but I don't want his feet on top of mine durning dinner because there's no room for your legs or feet because you're packed in there so full. Space it out more so my neighbor doesn't touch me everytime they move. Will never return because cost wasn't efficient nor atmosphere.

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AmyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. We visited twice when it was Butchers boar and happy to see this place back. Amazing food and place

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Rebecca
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in my life. The long rib is absolutely amazing and they make a mean old fashion!

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John
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, food and service was excellent. We Had 7 in our group, everyone was so satisfied with their meal choice. The server was so good, Definitely going back.

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vipPlymouthRocks
Minneapolis
64 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to the reopened restaurant and was not disappointed. Drinks were great as was the salmon and whitefish entrees. Seating was quite tight. Good thing we are fully vaccinated.

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vipJNCD
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the starter to the dessert superb. We had Spanish Octopus, Lobster and Crab Cake and the bulgogi dog. So good. So good. So good. We then had the fish special (3 of us) and rib eye (2). Shared mushrooms, fries and cornbread. Food was so freaking delicious. Then the dessert. The hazelnut budoni so great. So good. Great night.

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vipJsscdonahue
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and I had a wonderful experience! So much so that we will be taking my mother in-law next Friday to see what the rave is all about!

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AustinB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks! It was spendy but worth it! Highly recommend the scallops, salmon was amazing, and loved the Buffalo Brussels. Would definitely go back!

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vipJABS
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious house made sausages! Loved the sampler platter! Very attentive service, a welcome change as of lately compared to other restaurants! Thank you!

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Smkmshops
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a great dinner! We orders the wedge salad, ribeye, and pan-seared scallops (with pork belly!) and all three were delicious. Attentive, but non-intrusive service, great ambiance and music, very cool decor. We’ll definitely be back!

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MattP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is fantastic! But bring the checkbook. Also, most of the meals are big enough to share family style.

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MikeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great food, service was very good

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Amac19
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Service was good when the server was around. She was no as attentive as she should have been toward the end of the night

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cherylc
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere!!!!

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Paddy
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As long time customers of the previous establishment, it was terrific to be back in the space with same great food and atmosphere and service minus the crappy owners.

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vipRemy
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice dinner here before an Orchestra Hall event. I was initially concerned about the close seating and number of patrons (we had a 5:45 reservation and the place was nearly full). However, this turned out to not be a problem as we could not hear our closest neighbors. The service and food is outstanding. We had the octopus/chorizo appetizer which was very tasty. We then split the ribeye steak (plenty for 2) and a couple sides. The waiter, Kathleen was very helpful and we never felt pressured or rushed. It is a bit pricey (but not for typical steakhouses) and the food was wonderful. We would go back again if in the area and there was availability.

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MirayaG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! A great choice for meat lovers!

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MollieA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service & ambiance was one of the best experiences we have ever had! We will definitely be back.

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NicoleY
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just out dining with our college student and wanted some good steak. Well we found it! Our server was extremely knowledgeable and made some great suggestions. The whole meal was delicious and I loved the vibe of the restaurant. Would absolutely come here again.

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Alaina
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancée and future in laws had a wonderful time at Butcher’s Tale. Our server, Mary, was so friendly and warm and was very knowledgeable about the menu. They were also attentive and hospitable, and also gave us space to enjoy our experience. I would highly recommend the Wisco Old Fashioned, it was delicious!

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LisaK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service at this resurrected meat centric space. The pork chop was delicious & would feed 5 easily. My husband is excited for the leftovers. Also recommend the fried green tomatoes—perfect!

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vipHibida
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really outstanding. Service was excellent. Attentive, yet space was given for uninterrupted conversation. Cocktails were done really well and with precision. All in all a fantastic meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was fabulous! Reasonable priced for a steakhouse.

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Bigugly
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food was good but this was not a $400 meal for 2 people which is what we spent including tip. We each had a cocktail, a glass of wine and shared the oysters and split a wedge salad. We also split the broccoli side dish. My wife had the tri-tip and I had the long rib. The tri-tip was tough but tasty. The long rib was pretty good but nothing special. The highlight of the meal was the dessert. We split the puff pastry dish with pistachio cream. It was probably the best dessert I’ve ever had….not even close. I think we’ll try it again but split a main course and skip the sides. I’ve heard the chop is pretty amazing.

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The Butcher's Tale is rated 4.8 stars by 221 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.