Wise Acre Eatery

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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Like Tangletown Gardens' farming philosophy, we make our food as it was made long ago - when everyone ate organic or sustainably, free range, locally grown food that wasn’t fussy or high-end. It was just good food from scratch, every day. We strive to bring our guests back to this old standard of cooking using the season’s best from our farm. Almost always, the offerings are produced in house.
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DL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good but not great. Nice place though and I have great meals in the past.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Lovely food experience!

CE
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

yes definitely
Fantastic food, ambience, service, etc.
One of our favorite restaurants in Minneapolis.

MF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Friendly wait staff. Very helpful in recommending choices. We enjoyed the fresh fare and warm welcome. We definitely will visit again. So excited to try this place in different seasons as their farm to table items change up.

SR
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing! But service so so. Food came out segmented and with wide gaps. But when it did it we delicious! When asked about the delay in the rest of the order, the wait staff simply stated “we are doing the best we can” and walked away.

NT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wise Acre has been one of my go-to eateries, although I have to say the prices keep rising and what I used to call the best burger in town isn't quite as good as it was. Still, an excellent place.

GO
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What an exceptional experience! The food was wonderful and the simple knowledge it was single sourced from a local farm added a fascinating twist. What a ball!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for those with allergies I've ever been

MM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh & flavorful. Paige, our server, was delightful & we had a lovely evening!

LM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place so much that I celebrated my birthday there! I am not a meat eater- it more than satisfied my meat loving family and me!

GG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding great food with service to match. Very impressed with menu creativity and freshness of the food.

A
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service. They we’re very understanding and accommodating when a couple of our party couldn’t make it.

DG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and interesting food. We had a great dinner

NO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and camaraderie is infectious and spreading. We went as 2 couples. Our guests discovered, to their surprise that their Chanhassen neighbor was there with their family. My wife bumped into her graduate school roommate whom she hadn't seen in years. The service and descriptions of the food were absolutely delightful.

C
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb local food, beautifully prepared, and wonderful people. What more could you ask?

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service is always slow....

GG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and preparation

B
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wise Acre. The quality is, to borrow a phrase, "outstanding in the field"! Our only issue would be wishing they would change their menu a bit more. Their offerings are great, but we could use some variety. Love it nonetheless!

B
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoy Wise Acre for a couple of reasons: the quality of the ingredients, the flavorful dishes even from seemingly "boring" vegetables, and the friendliness.

CM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a spiritual experience. We left feeling nourished on so many levels.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

can’t go wrong with wise acre eatery! always a fabulous experience

JM
Minneapolis
54 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Loved the sundae with brownie bites!

CB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went there for the first time yesterday, and we will eat there again. There were three of us. We shared bread with fresh butter and caramelized onion butter (yum!), cauliflower done in several different ways (very nice), and their “vegetable of the moment,” which was eggplant and zucchini in curry batter (though I couldn't taste the curry and the eggplant was tough) with a delicious creamy sauce underneath it. One person had a pork dish he said was delicious. We shared a falafel “burger” with tzatziki--all homemade--like almost everything here--which was excellent. The restaurant serves spiced popcorn to people as they are seated. The night we were there it had cumin, saffron, and pepper on it. We absolutely loved it! I had a very intense hibiscus tea with simple syrup to sweeten it. It was really nice. Our friend tried the golden milk, which she liked, and my husband had really fabulous housemade ginger sparkling lemonade. For dessert, we shared a brownie with vanilla frozen custard--also excellent. Our friend enjoyed her coffee and even my husband, who doesn't generally like dairy, ended up loving the hot chocolate (not actually on the menu) that our server, Zane, whipped up for me.

The restaurant has a lovely patio. We ended up choosing to eat inside. The building has wonderful lofty ceilings with fans on them. It was not overly airconditioned but pleasantly cool.

Our service from Zane was fabulous: personal, relaxed, efficient, and attentive. We always felt cared for but never rushed. He is a real asset to the restaurant.

Possible downsides of the restaurant: The menu is small, vegetable-packed, and a little unusual--this food won't be for everyone. This restaurant is quite pricey--$ 17 for a bowl of vegetables. Plusses: interesting food, well prepared, and not like one gets everywhere (or anywhere) else; a relaxing environment; great service; and the house-made, farm-to-table focus.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here!
Everything was great, and the mushrooms were out of this world.

KS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming place with great food and staff.
We will definitely frequent!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and amazing food.

KW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're new to the Minneapolis area and asked a few neighbors about their favorite restaurant. Wise Acre Eatery was recommended and it did not disappoint. If you're looking for a unique place, this is it. Farm to table fresh. Service was excellent, food and beverage was perfect. We tried many different things on the menu, so it's hard to say what was best -- it was all good. We had the bread plate, salad, fries, meat & cheese plate, and bacon for starters, then the thai chicken and burgers for main. Desert was hot fudge sunday. All excellent, we even took home some fresh cookies for later. Highly recommend. We'll go back.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was wonderful but it was so hot and steamy in the restaurant and the noise level was really loud. It was hard to have a conversation around the table.

CG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

On a nice summer evening, it was nice to sit out on their side patio. The food was good, a light mix of greens and their burger. My daughter tried the bean burger, and really liked it.

PR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I reserved a table on Google (I think) with instructions: outside, in shade. All was confirmed 2x’s, but upon arrival on time, I was informed that reservations are not accepted for outside seating; this was not indicated. As it turned out, we had no problem dining inside. All in all a good meal and fun night.

ML
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is phenomenal. Really love their focus on the ingredients and what they can be paired with. Personally, I think steak is overrated but I do love other meats however, for my visit I only had vegetables for dinner and I certainly was not disappointed or unsatisfied. Absolutely worth the money and love their values behind the menu along with their passion for food.

KT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cute place. Food was good. Smaller portions. Good service.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, fresh food. The space is a little small so make a reservation! Staff is friendly and helpful. It’s a little on the spendy side, so be prepared, but if you like farm to table, you’ll love this place!

C
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious, super-quality, thoughtfully prepared food, and great service.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, ambience was great for the location, food & wine was amazing- and you can definitely taste the farm fresh- SO GOOD!!! We'll definitely check out again! -Thanks for experience!

J
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was spectacular, and in a relaxed setting, which is more our style. The "share" plates were larger than expected, so after the two of us finished two of them, we could have gone without the main dishes and straight to dessert--having said that, the main dish was also great, but I can't speak to the desserts.

SG
Minneapolis
47 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Really like the setting (except for the airplane noise) and also a nice wine list. The chicken was a bit overdone and our server was not so attentive. The salad was delicious though and there are other things on the menu I would like to try. I will be back as it could have been an off-night for them, as I did like the setting.

Wise Acre Eatery
Responded on June 27, 2019

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for the feedback. We really appreciate your words, and share each review with our full staff. While we always strive to make each guest's experience a positive one, unfortunately we don't hit the mark every time. And of course, we would love to have you back! Take care ~

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T
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Made a reservation for dinner for Father's Day. Early 5pm and the hostess/our waitress was not as bubbly or friendly as I would have liked. The food was just so so. I had the black bean burger and would not recommend. Dry and flavor less. My husband had the chicken entree which was good but lacking in portion size and sides. Pot pie was more like wild rice soup. We did enjoy the custard, I really liked the cantaloupe/lavender sorbet and the rhubarb soda. We won't be coming back though. Service is everything and it took forever to get our meal and it was not busy at all. The waitress was fake and a little snotty.

R
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved our dining experience. We ate outside on the patio and it was lovely. Food was unique and excellent. Prices are reasonable. Our server was very friendly and attentive. Only critique is that the serve was very slow. Fortunately we were enjoying visiting because we waited a very long time for our food.

H
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The flavors were amazing, there was a variety of menu items to please a diverse group. Very pleasant patio.

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