Tullibee

4.6
420 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Nordic
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Tullibee, at Hewing Hotel, is a unique North Loop restaurant & bar inspired by the bounty of Minnesota’s woods & lakes. Tullibee pays tribute to strong Scandinavian roots with a menu influenced by rural Nordic practices of foraging, butchery, and fermentation techniques while being heavily driven by seasonality. Head Chef, Brad Day, and our team focus on hyper-local sourcing by working with regional farmers, freshwater fishermen, and other independent vendors to deliver a local, approachable cuisine. The wood-burning grill and oven greatly influence the menu offerings of hearty vegetables and sharable fish or meat dishes. Game and other offal are an integral part of the menu with rotating market-driven off cuts and other nightly offerings.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Nordic, Farm-to-table, Fine cuts
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Everyday 6:30am - 11am;
Brunch: Saturday 6:30am - 2pm, Sunday 6:30am - 3pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm; Friday & Saturday 5pm - 11pm






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Phone number
(651) 468-0600 ext. 5600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bradley Day
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Cross street
3rd Avenue North
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Parking details
Valet is located at our front door on Washington Ave N.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Always enjoy the creative menu and excellent service. I recommend it to all my friends.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Good brunch!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Excellent! Kate was a gem!

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

In general, I love the atmosphere - but would love a menu and food upgrade.

I love coming here. Casual -to-dressy vibe, cool hotel/lounge/bar/hangout area that we need way more of in MPLS. Valet parking. Have their own butcher and do a lot of fresh+local. HOWEVER, I am always wishing for: a few more menu entree choices. If you don't want a $50 steak or lamb dish, there isn't a nice pasta or something lighter. There is about 7 or 8 choices. And, the food is only good, not great. I've had the duck a few times - love duck - and its not great. The steak is not great. The wine list is too small and needs more California wines. I will still come here for all the first reasons, but, will probably stop ordering entrees! Ooh - the desserts were great, however. The server downplayed them, but we actually thought they were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Tullibee was a great find. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. It cuisine is best described as modern Scandinavian-inspired. The lamb ribs and the lefse appetizers are both wonderful and inventive. While all the main courses we had were excellent, the rainbow trout was superb. We will certainly be going back soon.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We drove up from Rochester for dinner prior to an 8p concert at Orchestra Hall. The staff were very mindful or our time constraints. We were VERY pleasantly surprised with the quality and uniqueness of the food. We shared the beet salad - excellent and a side order of the grilled cauliflower. Also excellent and we left some to eat with our main course. We were disappointed to learn that in order to get bread, we'd have to pay extra. The bread was very good and the bacon jam was excellent! Not too salty, not too "bacony" - just right! My husband had the whole trout. He was astonished to find it presented "whole" - the entire fish, head and all, just like it would be presented in his homeland of Spain. He had NO problem tackling the entire fish and gobbling it up. VERY good! (Others might find it a bit overwhelming?) I had the duck breast. Again, VERY good! We had no room for dessert, but my husband did have a double espresso. He was very pleased with it. We each had a beer. We did find the final bill to be quite expensive - ~ $150 for the 2 of us. We will return, but likely only for a special occasion. We will also share our experience with friends/family in the cities.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Everything was amazing! The wine selection was wonderful, the bib and beet salads were both delicious with the bread, the scallops were perfectly cooked and all the vegetable sides wonderful! My co-workers had the trout, the lamb and the salmon and were pleased with their selections as well. We also tried 4 desserts and they were tasty! Our server Phil and hostess Brooke were both friendly, attentive and knowledgeable!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Salad and soups good - hamburger nothing special. Good service and comfortable atmosphere

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Fabulous service, food, and atmosphere. Would recommend to all my friends and family. Worth the drive!!!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Our waiter was very kind and even gave a tour afterwars of the hotel rooftop. Can't recall his name at this moment but he is tall and handsome. Anyway, we loved the food and the ambiance and plan to stay at the Ewing hotel in the future when we come to visit our son. Thank you!

Cathy Germann

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our food was great! Service great! Loved the restaurant. We will go back

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

It was really nice place! I told them it was a birthday but they didn’t recognize it!
Food was good , little warm in there, ac wasn’t working??

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

That was our first time eating at Tulibee, and it was enjoyable. We got the charcuterie, lutefisk, and cheese plate (which isn't listed on the menu but is wonderful). For entrees, we tried three different dishes (the lamb shoulder and two pork dishes), and then the mushrooms and gouda potatoes as the sides. The meats were definitely the background of the meal. It was meat. One piece was undercooked, mine was chewy - they were just so-so. The potatoes were awesome. The mushrooms were just okay. Then we got two desserts - the, essentially, pudding cup, and then the sort of canoli-like ice cream cone with brown cheese ice cream and a lemon mousse. That second dessert was HEAVEN. It was one of the best desserts I've ever had. The three of us almost got into a melee over who got each spoonful. For cocktails, we each had several, and there wasn't a bad one on the menu. I will say The Big PAPaya was my least favorite just because it's sweeter than I enjoy, but the flavor was nice.

All in all, I'll definitely be going back. We will probably just do a series of the small plates and then desserts and skip the main meat entree.

The service was impeccable. The two that waited on us were attentive and hilarious and made our dinner that much more enjoyable.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I was less than impressed. We were seated and it took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table. At that time it was a bus boy who asked what we wanted to drink. We waited another 10 before our server came. It took forever for us to get our food & it was lackluster. Won’t be returning. You’re better off at the bar.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was fabulous, the service was fabulous but the temperature was unbearable!! It was so HOT in the restaurant I couldn’t enjoy my dinner. I was going to order another glass of wine but all I wanted to do was leave...
Very disappointing.

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2.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Huge beautiful space, great atmosphere. There was not a lot of people in there but a lot of cooks, and only 2 wait staff. Our waiter was very nice but kind of awkward and he did not check in often and from the time we ordered to the time any of our dishes arrived was at least 45 min. I only saw 4 other tables. The salad I ordered for a starter was amazing. The beef tartar was brown not red and something did not taste right. We told the waiter and he just moved it away. The rabbit was good and I ordered salmon and it was raw in the middle. Overall, I want to say I would come back to this place for drinks for the atmosphere but I would probably not dine here again with all of the choices available right down the block.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

When I made the reservation I noted it was for our anniversary. When we arrived the hostess greeted us with anniversary greetings. During dinner, the young man pouring water and removing dishes provided anniversary greetings as did our server, who also gave us complimentary champagne! Made us feel special!

We tried the lefse appetizer and enjoyed it immensely. My wife and I both had the duck and split a salad (the bibb lettuce salad was plenty large so I'm glad we split it). The duck was prepared perfectly though I wished for one more piece. We didn't get any additional sides but I might recommend getting one if you are extra hungry. For dessert, we split the gjetost ice cream sundae and it was terrific.

We will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Delightful on every level!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Everything was excellent... best meat from long

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Celebrating mother's day with a large group of family. Great window table, wonderful server, nice mother's day specials.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Both food and service were excellent. Had a delightful evening, though it was fairly loud, so the people on opposite ends of our table for 6 couldn't really hear each other.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our second time here. We invited friends to join us and raves how great it was out first time. The second time was a flop. It took forever to be greeted by our server and when she did she was quick and curt. The male server near us was not this way with his tables!? The food was fantastic, the new spring cocktails not so much and the service terrible! Bad second impression!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent service, great food, and a very good wine list.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great atmosphere. Casual but high class. Great flavors. Great service. A fun place!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Great service, wonderful food. We had clients in town and we were all extremely well taken care of. Food was on point.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Lively bar scene and good food for meat eaters. Pork dish was excellent, duck good, not great.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Wonderful service! The host, the manager, the waitress-all soooooo nice! We will be back!

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Brought friends visiting from Chicago. We all had the leg of lamb which was very tough and not as tasty as expected.

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2.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We really had high hopes for this restaurant, but alas, we were disappointed.
The appetizer was by far the best part of the meal.
My husband ordered the Flat Iron steak and he commented that it wasn’t flavorful and the flavor that it did have was bad. I ordered the Pork Chop and was greeted with a flavorless piece of meat as well.
Maybe the chef was having an off night, but with so many options out there it will be a long time before we come back if at all.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Wish I'd discovered this place sooner! Server reassured is the air con will soon be fixed. Meantime perhaps a mint julep?

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Waiter excellent, food very well prepared and creative. Great environment. Will for sure return to this place and will recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We stopped here for brunch between bridal appointments. Staff was friendly and attentive, service was prompt & all plates were clean at the end of our meal. Really lovely experience!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great food and superb service in a fun, funky soace

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great food, great service, beautiful hotel. Wish the dining room was a little nicer... there are only a few good tables.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Everything was great but very hot! Maybe A/C wasn’t working?

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This place is the absolute best place in Minneapolis for Norwegian food. Regardless of what you may think of Norwegian food, try it. Absolutely decident. Even the plates and other flatware are either from Norway or Nordic styled. Our server was an absolute gem. Kind, attentive and beyond knowledgeable. Please consider giving this spot a try

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Breakfast was great! Such a cute spot. I even stuck around for a few hours to work from the bar as a coffee shop destination.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We stayed a night at the Hewing for our anniversary, and had a lovely dinner at Tullibee. Our server Meredith took great care of us and was very fun to talk with. The lamb was tender and delicious, and my partner had the trout which was amazing as well. Our side dishes, appetizer, and dessert were very tasty and really demonstrated the skills of the chefs and cooks in planning the whole menu experience. We also had a fabulous bottle of wine - a French Poulsard that was vibrant and fruity without being too sweet. I would also recommend their breakfast, great food. We loved our experience at the Hewing and Tullibee. -Jason & David

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I'm a pancake snob, and the buttermilk pancakes here are EXCELLENT. Easily in the top-5 in the Twin Cities ... perhaps even top 3. They are substantial without being too heavy. Nice tinge of yellow which I presume is lots of eggs. Crispy on the outside and so moist and perfectly cooked inside. And pure maple syrup on top (and plenty of it provided, too). I was soooo pleased.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The drinks are incredible! My understanding is that the folks at Bittercube (of bitters-making fame) manage the bar menu/training. I had the Sazerac City and an off-menu aquavit-based drink called the Snowbird, which I highly recommend if you like aquavit, but not sweet cocktails.

I had an amazing whole lake trout. Couldn’t quite finish it, which made me sad.

Jessie guided me well in my ordering food and drink, while Brooke (hostess - proper term?) was nice enough to chat it up with me as I dined solo and was sitting near her stand. All of the folks there are helpful, nice, and great at their jobs.

Definitely bringing my wife here if/when she joins me on a biz trip in the next couple months. I should also look at us staying at the Hewing Hotel, in which this restaurant and bar sits within. It’s a great atmosphere.

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