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Sat, 2/24
11:00 PM

Uptown Tavern

66 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (53)
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We have created the Uptown Tavern from a belief that you deserve to eat good, quality food without compromising style and fun. With two floors of dining, this hip urban restaurant is the perfect setting for sipping craft beer and savoring a menu of bold flavors while enjoying views of the Uptown. At Uptown Tavern there is something for everyone: it's Minneapolis-friendly, slightly kitschy, and memorable. It's relaxing, energetic, and fun. The menu has many staples, but it's always changing. There's new stuff to look at, and new stuff to try. We specialize in one thing, and one thing only: that original goal mentioned above. This explains the regulars, even those who'll drive an hour to be here. It's an entity

Patio seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(612) 824-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Todd Weiss
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We have off site catering options available, please contact us for more details.
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Cross street
Girard St
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Parking details
There is a parking ramp located directly behind our restaurant off of Girard Street, as well as a parking ramp directly behind us in the MoZaic Ramp. Street parking is also available.
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Great music, Great staff!
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 66 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.5  based on all time ratings
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tracy (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was good, Drinks were awesome and KAYLA was fantabulous!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

There were not many patrons in the restaurant. The service was slow. Waiter/Server was pleasant but somewhat inattentive to us.
Ordered side salads to come prior to entree but came with entree. Food came out pretty quick.
Food was average but menu is limited and does not match the menu in Open Table. I chose this restaurant because it had Pasta and Steak options. However, it is pretty much just Burgers and appetizers.

Sandramary (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

Inspiring view, uninspired menu. The ambiance is the reason to come here so maybe it's best for a cold beer on a warm day.

vipPeterkoke (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on July 5, 2016

It's a great locale with fantastic wings. Sadly our waitress J-me was terrible. Disappeared for long periods, never came back to refill our drinks, never smiled and was just generally annoyed that we were there bothering her.

Kimjsv (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

The food was mediocre. Service was terrible. We waited almost 15 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. When we were finally waited on, we never saw our waitress again. We had to ask another server for more drinks and our bill. The place was pretty empty too.

SaraC (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

Basic bar food, nothing special. We had an excellent server that made the evening a lot of fun though!

McDuff (Portland)
4.0  Dined on June 7, 2016

We both had hamburgers and they were cooked to perfection the way we asked. We substituted cole slaw and it was delicious. The waiting and service was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

This was our second time to the Uptown Tavern. We were lucky enough to get a table on the rooftop. Great views. The service was very fast, especially because they were busy, as it was a Friday night. All six of us ordered something different, and it was all very tasty. It was great that they offer several items without meat, as my daughter is a vegetarian. Her roasted vegie wrap was awesome!

vipNewtoMinneapolis (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

Decent place for a quick bite to eat. Service is mediocre.

vipHappyCustomer (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

Advertised steak dinner online @ $9.99.
Was charged $12.99. Bill was not itemized , so I asked for an itemized bill and could see the overcharge. Asked to see manager. He came over and told me of the price increased, I opened the web site and showed him the advertised price. He would not give it to me. I was disappointed. Not the way you treat a customer.

RreMG (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on October 12, 2015

My husband and I went here prior to a movie at the Lagoon theater next door. The proximity to the theater itself is a recommendation for this place (which I think used to be The Drink?). The beer selection was delightful - I had 2 Oktoberfest beers that I've never tried before. The staff was friendly. but the place was really empty (we arrived around 5:30 and there were only about 3 other tables occupied). But the food was awful. Admittedly, we didn't have burgers, which seem to be what they are emphasizing. But I was still surprised. My chicken was bad enough that I didn't finish it, and the vegetables were so covered in garlic that it burned my tongue (I didn't think I could ever have too much garlic, but now I know).

kashh (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

Had a waiter/server named bobby lavalle! Pretty cool guy. Great service. He's sooo jolly and helpful! Made us feel comfortable!! Tavern is a great place for hangouts. Rooftop is amazing!!!!!!!!!

SweatyintheAC (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

I actually made reservations as I was not sure how busy it would be. When we arrived there was no one in the bar area. Everyone was up on the rooftop. Which was fine by me and my boyfriend because it was really muggy and hot out.

We ordered the Saturday special which was the New York Strip for 12.99. The Strip was salty. I mean salty. Chinese food couldn't compare to how salty this steak was. But, that is what you get for ordering a 12.99 Steak.

Our server was okay, she was much more busy trying to impress the table of guys next to us. She didn't really come in and check on us and my water needed to re-filled more often than she was willing to come over.

But the indoor seating area was so warm. I was wearing a very light weight sundress and I was sweating. I am normally a hot blooded person so, I was used to being warm. My boyfriend on the other hand was complaining he too was hot.

All in all, if the bar was cooler, I think I wouldn't have left so soon. I just had to get outside in the breeze.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on July 6, 2015

No one was there to great us or help us. So we left

Cindayo (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on June 6, 2015

Our food was great. We had terrible service but our waiter was new & we had a large group. Outdoor patio was beautiful.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on May 22, 2015

Love this place and the food. Our server was not impressive, took about 20 minutes for her two greet us, came up chewing gum without a friendly hello. Complained she had to walk all the way across the establishment to serve us. We were there for 2 hours, waiting a majority of the time. Kitchen staff was awesome.

CrabbyWednesday (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2015

The Wednesday Night special of King crab legs was no doubt the best meal I have had at a restaurant,
Ever! They were good and hot when they were served

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

Went here for my birthday dinner on a Saturday. Really great $10 steak special but that was the only great thing. Waiter, although nice, was overloaded with tables and the service was slow. I like coming here at night for drinks but probably won't come again for a meal.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

Service was great, we were able to sit away from the main bar area, as there was a large crowd watching NCAA basketball. Great Saturday special on NY strip steak. We will for sure be back to eat and check out the rooftop!

TS2015 (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

The hostess said that my reservation was for the main dining even though I specified rooftop dining. The hostess said we could go upstairs and ask, making it sound like we'd get in without difficulty since it was 5 pm on a Sat. The upstairs hostess said it'd be at least 45 min. So we went back downstairs and the downstairs hostess then acted surprised that we were back and that the wait was that long even for a reservation. The steak special was good. The service was lacking - both from the hostess and from the waitstaff. We repeatedly had to request refills on beverages.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
1.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

I have had disappointing experiences the last several times I've been to Uptown Tavern. It used to be one of my favorite spots!

Bullocou (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2015

We came for a 21st birthday. We had a blast and our waiter was wonderful and kind. She handle our big group on 3/12/15 like we were football player and we were never in need of a drink or food. Great night

Nick (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on March 7, 2015

The steak dinner on Saturday nights is always a great deal. The drinks are poured to perfection and the staff is great!

Bandb (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Steak and crab delicious. Nice romantic touch with rose.

vipHappyCustomer (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2015

Had another wonderful dining experience here. Wednesday crab legs are fresh & a great price for fans of all you can eat. This place is always busy on crab night.

Saturday night New York Strip dinner for $ 9.99 can not be beat. I can't buy a steak of this size for $10, even if I cook it myself.

If you have any problem , the wait staff will correct and the manager often will visit with you to see if your satisfied. Service like that is hard to find. Any problem we have had is always over corrected, and that's nice. Dined there dozens of times & love it. The rooftop is only one side of what this restaurant has to offer inside.

vipJoJo (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a fun evening at the Uptown Tavern. Since it was a Saturday night, two of us had the special New York Strip steak dinner which was a great deal at $9.99. The other dinners were really good as well, especially the flat bread. We plan on returning to enjoy another fun time and maybe have a drink on the rooftop if its warmer!

vipKMurray (Minneapolis)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

I could see 9 televisions from where I was sitting but the $10 Saturday steak special was a deal I hadn't experienced since the early 80s. Delicious, and I wasn't hungry for the next 18 hours. The service was very congenial and speedy. A quite nice surprise in a neighborhood that can be long on flash and short on value.

MplsFonz (Minneapolis)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2015

Everything was set up fine. We booked for 10, but 2 could not make it. The waiter (male) did not ask if we would like anything to drink with our meal. We had to ask him. He seemed to hang out at the bar alot, and continued to offer us "shots" after we refused several times. We come here often and this was by far the worst service we have had. I am pretty sure he got very little tips if any. We all agreed (8 of us) the service was bad. The crab runner seemed a little lost, so we had slow service there too. Overall we like the place, but it may be some time before we are back.

expresiva (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2014

We've never had bad food when we've visited, and they have an awesome beer list, but this night we came for Wednesday night All-You-Can-Eat King Crab .... they do not let you run out - service is great, crab was great .... we will be back WITH more people!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2014

I made reservations because of the happy hour but the server failed to let us know that happy hour specials are only offered inside and not on the rooftop. After 4 drinks we were told.