Dinner here was pretty good. I had the short rib and I would highly recommend. Some of the dishes were good, not great and everything was pretty expensive for what you were getting (in some cases, other times it was a good value). It has a really nice ambiance and it's really nice to sit there as the sun goes down. Cocktails are also great! They do take a little time because they come from the busy bar but worth it because they are well balanced.
Getting into the restaurant and going to the restroom I had to maneuver around the many people in the bar. It was really busy which was a little too much for me trying to get around people sitting on the floor and their dogs. There were people all over the place. It's very hip!
The restaurant though was not busy. Unfortunately, our server disappeared during the second half of the meal (after we ordered) and it made us have to rush to get to the concert were trying to go to. It's on us for not warning them beforehand but we didn't think it would be an issue with a 5:45 reservation and an 8:00 curtain time. Overall, I would most likely come back again but at a time that the bar wouldn't be as busy.
Outstanding menu, delicious food, friendly and knowledgable service, and warm ambience!
Sunny, informal, quiet for lunch, table far away enough from others so we could really talk without being overhead or bothersome to others. Everyone enjoyed their choices for lunch. We all agreed Tullibees is our new best hangout for lunch. One guest came by Uber, one arrived by train from St Paul and walked 4 blocks to this restaurant, one drove from Northeast Mpls and I drove in #394 from west suburbs, where the highway deadends onto Washington Ave literally across the street from Hewing Hotel's Tullibee Restaurant! What a great, central gathering spot! And I was able to drop my car with their valet (16.00 $)and meet the group very quickly.
Top notch food and service. Knowledgeable and fun staff. Great wine list.
Great spot. Good location, wonderful ambiance. It was pricey, but there was nothing we didn't like. I would love to go with my husband for dinner, and maybe stay at the hotel, as well. A wonderful addition to the Minneapolis / Twin Cities / North Loop dining scene.
We were staying at the hotel and celebrating my husbands birthday. Bar and lobby was crowded and loud but nice. Service in the bar was a bit slow. Dinner was good, enjoyed our waitress but portions were small.
Service was good the food was awful. No flavor and dull. Cocktails excellent and environment.
The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was nice. My husband and I were taking a staycation at the Hewing and Tullibee was the obvious choice. The food was okay, not great, not terrible. I had the short ribs; good flavor but dry. My husband had a meatless risotto dish he said was fine....to be honest, the cocktails, staff conversation, and food was better upstairs at the club.
The food was exquisite We tried a number of appetizers and sides along with a short rib dish and whole trout. Everything was served elegantly and perfect temperature. Our waiter recommended a complex white wine which we thoroughly enjoyed. The valet service was excellent. We will be back
Great ambiance, yet highly disappointed with our meal. Our service was spotty at best. All of the food was blasé (we tried lefse, monkfish and salmon). The caesar salad was the highlight of the night, albeit nothing special. We tried the gingerbread for dessert, which was dry and unexciting. It confirmed our opinion that we would not recommend this restaurant and will not be returning.
While we thoroughly enjoyed the food, it was overpriced. Our server hovered over our table too much, yet made us wait way too long for drink re-fills.
Food was bland, salmon tartare was really fishy...a friend had the braised short ribs and also said it was too salty. Service was good. Place looks nice. Drinks were great!
Service was very slow. We waited over 15 minutes for drinks at brunch, and only got them when we reminded the staff of our order, and then in waves. The food was good (though the fries were cold) but again, the wait staff didn’t check on us during the meal to ensure all was well. Coffee ordered when the meal was delivered didn’t arrive until we were all finished.
Typically, we are very easy going but have to say our experience with Tullibee’s service staff was less than stellar.
I've been meaning to go here since it opened as I've had many friends tell me it's the place to try these days. We made reservations for two for my birthday and were seated at a small table for two, in a long row of tightly spaced two tops. I asked for a larger table, but was told the tables by the window were reserved for groups of four--even though a group of two were seated there later. The food was inventive and Scandinavian. I had the trout, which gave the appearance of salmon but was so moist and delicious that it melted in my mouth. The portion was quite large. We share the beat salad and cheese potatoes, which were good but not outstanding. The bacon appetizer was uncured, thick and delicious. We had the boysenberry ice cream/cheese filled krumkake for dessert and boy was that amazing--not too sweet, not too tart. The space is clean industrial, with large windows overlooking Washington Ave and downtown Minneapolis.
The service was fantastic!
Love the atmosphere and design of this restaurant space. Food was very good and the service was prompt and very friendly.
Came for the great deals during restaurant week and we were not disappointed! The food was fantastic and the presentation was top. Such a great dining experience for an extremely discounted price! Outside of restaurant week it’s definitely a splurge, but well worth it!
My boyfriend and I went to Tullibees for a late breakfast. I ordered the breakfast lefse which was very filling. My boyfriend had the Hewing breakfast. He said the turkey sausage was very spicy (and he loves spicy food) and he couldn't finish eating it. We arrived at 10:30 and it was not crowded. This then made it very odd that the host seated another couple directly next to us when there were many open tables (and unfortunately the couple was very loud). Overall, a good experience.
Restaurant week, so I expected hiccups, but I won't eat there again. The server struggled with managing his tables. "I have to put in another order," was his excuse before he'd attend to us. Then he was taking other tables their drinks before he even took an order for ours. After about 15 minutes of waiting on him to take any order (food or drinks), he says they're out of one of the signature Manhattan ingredients so they can't make the drink (at 7:00pm on a Tuesday). He poured water all over the table like he was not even aiming for the glass when he refilled it. When they arrived, I let him know our appetizers were cold. I got a shrug and, "Ok thanks," as the reply. For all three courses the food was luke warm/cold - lamb meatballs (rubbery, seemed like they were cooked hours ago and reheated), pork chop (dry, rubbery, flavorless, also seemed like it was cooked earlier and reheated), and the rice pudding (ice cream was good, but the pudding was luke warm). Small portions of rather bland, flavorless food. The space is beautiful, and the cocktails are delightful, but sit at the bar so you get service in a timely manner. Also of note, the restaurant is off the lobby of the hotel, to the right. There wasn't really clear signage as to where you go to be seated.
Tried this place during Restaurant Week and will definitely go back. The food was innovative and delicious. The oven roasted salmon over a bed of mixed grains and pickled vegetables was fabulous. Kale salad and squash soup were also tastey. Only complaint is that we waited about 45 minutes for our meal and the place was not very busy. We watched people who came after us get served before us and the menu was fixed for everyone dining there.
Great service, beautiful space. Food was not good, and extremely expensive. Was very disappointed for my birthday celebration.
Overall a good brunch experience but I wasn't blown away. The predominant flavor in the brisket hash was ketchup which left a bit to be desired for me. My wife had the smoked turkey benedict and that was the better of our 2 choices.
Everything we tried was phenomenal! The lefse was recommended by our server and we were not disappointed. I tried the monkfish with a side of mushrooms and loved it. My wife had the spare rib and was very happy with it. We tried the sundae with lingonberries for dessert (again at the recommendation of our server) and wanted to lick the dish clean! We will definitely return to Tullibee!
We celebrated my husband’s 71st birthday with friends of long standing (not old!). None of us had been there before, and we all intend to come back soon! We live in southwestern MN so we will have to plan on another Minneapolis trip, for sure!
We had a magical night at Tullibee. Amazing cocktail list and really fun menu. Dessert was incredible too! Thanks Phil for a memorable evening!
Amazing food, awesome atmosphere, great drinks, but service from the server was extremely lacking. Could have been a one off experience, but was unfortunately very noticeable.
Dinner was very good although the portions served were too large for my wife and me. Our waiter was super. He was very attentive and willing to give suggestions.
I took my wife out for an early Valentine's day dinner at Tullibee inside the Hewing Hotel. I had heard the hotel had great style interior and modern vintage decor. The style was great, the place had a cool vibe, the restaurant it tucked away past the bar. The food is mostly local and the chef is a butcher so meat was definitely on the menu. Overall it was cool, pricy, and a bit on the fancy side. We had a good time and it was fun going out!
Honestly wanted to love this place but the waiter was verbose and clueless about wines, the salmon and roasted carrots (cold tips...what??) I had lacked flavor of any kind. My table mates weren’t impressed with their Ceasar salad (nothing special) and the mushroom risotto. Will not return unless menu is improved.
Great Food (although the dessert menu needs to be improved). Great location and ambiance.
Great service. I love the rustic Nordic ambience. And the best waffles I’ve ever put in my face.
Amazing meal and John our waiter was fantastic. Simply a 10 on every level!
Love the decor and food!
A wonderful restaurant! Great service and staff..... The food and the chef being from Australia made it, that more amazing and the food was ver interesting. Thx
Went for brunch on Super Bowl Sunday, pretty crowded but still enjoyable. I had the Monte Cristo and my husband had the egg sandwich, both very good, and we shared two Rustica pastries. Our server was very pleasant. We will definitely go back. Fun place, great addition to the North Loop.
I believe Tullibee is on there third chef since opening and the fact that this dinner was the night before the super bowl, expectations and staff should be running like a well oiled machine. Needless to say this was not the case. Service was terrible and the food was blah which is kind. Having stayed at The Hewing a couple of times and have been in a number of other times for drinks. The restaurant needs to surrender. It is and has been a huge miss since opening. Not anywhere near the level it needs to be so to match The Hewing client base and service. My recommendation is to take the restaurant space and turn it into part of the bar. Get rid of the name and forget everything about this restaurant. As part of the bar keep making and expand on the crafted cocktails. For food take leads from your neighbors like Parlour and create a high end burger, allow small plates that go with the cocktails such as pomme frittes, a nice cheese and meat tray, olives and nuts and like Bachelor Farmer toast options. Keep it that simple to match the drinks. You can still service your overnight guests with what I would do is high end B&B options such as sourdough French toast, blueberry pancakes and nice twist on the classics. But please be done with the very bad attempts of trying to be a higher end restaurant as it has never been nor will it be based on the failed already attempts. The mark has been missed now capitalize on doing the above as the business model will work based on the location, décor and client base. If keeping the restaurant change the name and do a complete overhaul. But making it more of a bar with small plates is the way to go.
I was pleasantly surprised with everything at Tullibee. The monkfish, trout, vegetables, meatballs, oysters, beet salad, dessert, coffee, I feel like we tried it all (except all of the many beef options, we'll be back for!)--- all phenomenal! We were treated like celebrities too, which there were a few around on Super Bowl weekend. Complimentary bubbly and coffee!
I love visiting the Hewing Hotel; it has a great location in a vibrant neighborhood, the service is top notch, and the design is beautiful and showcases well both the modern and heritage sides of our state. Tullibee restaurant is not a typical hotel restaurant, and has a fantastic craft cocktail list and a nice new Nordic themed menu. It’s a great spot for people watching, both the fun hotel crowd inside , and out on the streets through the big windows. The brunch is probably the best value, but we also enjoy the duck fat fries and Happy Hour drinks.
I love this space- but the food quality is becoming a major let down!