French Meadow Cafe & Bluestem Bar
Mon–Fri, Sun 6:30 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 6:30 am–3:00 pm
Daily 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
The iconic French Meadow Bakery & Café has been a front-runner and trendsetter when it comes to serving organic, locally grown, and healthy menu options. We look forward to exceeding your expectations while creating a memorable experience.View Private Dining Details
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Thanksgiving at French Meadow is long tradition, & our farm-to-table holiday menu has something for diet, so vegans, omnivores, vegetarians, gluten-free can all enjoy an indulgent meal together without sacrifices. We'll be serving Thanksgiving dinner 1-7 pm... menu on our website!
Thursday, November 22, 2018
very loud and so so service, but food was good and good value.
My husband and I were seated In a walking path to the bathrooms (end table), every time the music got louder so did the people, food was bland however the fish was cooked perfect just lacked flavor
Their cheese plater was delicious,
Our new favorite restaurant in Minneapolis! The best dinning experience we’ve had in a long time!
Recommend. Would love to come again
food was delicious but service was very slow and disengaged. We sat at our table for 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged us with water or anything. Young lady serving us seemed to be more interested in flirting with another customer than in taking our order. We have eaten here in the past with better service.
Menu selections include a nice variety of healthy options.
Excellent, top quality
This restaurant has become one of our favorites. Really good food at a decent value.
Service seemed very disorganized for a Monday morning. The restaurant was pretty empty but we had 3 different servers with long waits between any attention. My oatmeal was luke warm at best and it was difficult to get coffee refills.
Waitress was not attentive.
Had drinks at the bar with the wonderful Earth Wings (cauliflower bites) then moved to a booth for dinner. Food is nicely presented and we had a few options to choose from as vegetarians. Service was very friendly and professional. The ambiance is lovely for dining at night, with the twinkling lights. Though food is a little pricey, it's definitely worth it for a special occasion.
this Saturday evening experience was not their best. I love this place for patio brunch or lunch. The back patio is delightful on a nice day.
We were there with a baby and it was comfortable. Food was great. Loved it.
Food was good - my husband enjoyed his freshly-made pasta.
Unfortunately, the steak with my salad had 2 pieces that were done ‘well’ vs. ‘medium-rare’ as ordered. The sweet potatoes included in the salad we’re microscopic☹️.
We sat outside on the patio - wonderful atmosphere. We enjoyed the butternut squash ravioli and blackened fish tacos. Both very good. Great food in a wonderful space!
Excellent menu, great service, lovely venue for a get together.
Great gluten free menu. So many tasty items to choose from for dinner and dessert!
Overall a decent place, decent food. But I was a bit disappointed that outdoors is a selfservice. As well as the fact that there was 20ppl waiting for a table in front of me, despite me having a reservation...
The food is 'solid' overall. In my opinion, the best curry dish in town!
We sat outside on a pleasant evening, and it was great to enjoy the nice weather, though the street noise was a little loud. As always the food was delicious (and healthy!). We had a great dinner, and we look forward to going back.
Great restaurant, average service. This is my daughters favorite vegetarian restaurant. Not great for my picky 11-year-old son.
Our food was terrific. The wine was superb. The waitsaff were friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. The desserts were decadent.
Loved the food but sitting outside was stressful
Fantastic, affordable food. Wonderful, friendly service!
Went to French Meadow for a date with my fiance. We had a reservation for two made via OpenTable. When we informed the hostperson that we had a reservation, they did not ask my name. There was a table with a sign saying "reserved," which I assumed may have been intended for us. Instead, the host (one of three people escorting guests to their table) took us to a booth near the front windows which was fine by us. However, another guest informed another hostperson that he was under the impression that table had just been cleaned for he and his associate, so a third hostperson escorted us to a third table that was also fine with us. The entire seating process was confusing and disorganized seeming, and the fact that we had a reservation seemed irrelevant. In spite of that odd opening to our night at French Meadow, we had an amazing evening with great food and drink and a great waitress. I couldn't recommend this restaurant more, however just be aware that a reservation may not be particularly helpful. There was enough available tables on a Friday evening at 6:45p that I expect the wait is usually manageable.
Great neighborhood find with awesome gluten free options - we ate their twice during our stay.
Our server was a disaster in the sense that his people skills were terrible - he never made eye contact and got a few things wrong - I suspect he was high, but everything else was great - the food is wonderful.
Tasty meal, great black bean burger and butternut squash ravioli! (Don't ever take these off your menu!) We love eating here and this visit was on a beautiful day so we got to try the patio... highly recommend. Love that they offer good food for "normal" eaters and for vegans and vegetarians!
I was visiting MN from Portland, OR and so excited to find a place with vegan options after spending several days in a rural area where everything was meat and cheese. I ended up not impressed with this place, especially for what it cost. The tempeh was bitter (maybe they don’t boil it first) and with tempeh being in everything I ate, the meal wasn’t great. My husband isn’t vegan so he got a cheese plate for an appetizer and the cheeses were all just different types of cheddar. My son got the ravioli and it was overloaded with sage—there was no other flavor to it but sage. Everything was edible and not gross but it also just wasn’t all the good and very expensive.
One of my favorite restaurants in Minneapolis! French Meadows is great for food allergies and have a ton of tasty options for everyone. My 2 favorite items on the menu are the Zen Salad and Turkey Burger. Don't skip dessert- it's totally worth it!
I like this place but it was perhaps a little under-staffed on a Friday night. Seating and serving took a long time and we had a reservation. We were first seated in the very back room with a large, noisy group. When I discovered, while waiting for our food, that the booths near the bar had cleared out, we asked our server if we could move. That improved our dinner a lot. I liked my entree, the healing bowl, very much but my husband said the fish tacos were so-so. I would certainly like to come back and try other items on the menu.
Great place to meet everyone expectations! Drinks, organic, vegan, small plates and dessert! Lots to choose from - I had the vegan tostada- red beans, tempeh, onions, guacamole, lettuce, vegan cheese - AMAZING!!!
First time there and poor service overall; changed waiters on us and second person seemed uninterested. We waited a full hour for our food (which was very good). We flagged down the manager and told him we had been waiting for an hour and our food arrived almost immediately afterward. He comped us for our drinks, which was nice and lowered our bill quite a bit. Nonetheless, we probably won't go back soon.
Good food, I like that there were plenty of vegan options.
Fantastic food with many options!! Looking forward to enjoying this establishment in the near future!!
I would like to thank the Bartender for not charging us for my drink. He forgot about it but eventually He made it and brought it himself, apologized and removed it from our bill. It was not necessary but we really appreciate. Food was very good . We will come again.
A wonderful evening spent enjoying the peaceful ambiance and delicious food.
Disappointed with our eating experience.
Waitress seemed frazzled. Kid’s menu offered grilled cheese sandwich and Mac and cheese. Mac and cheese had definite bacon taste and we specifically asked “no bacon”!!
Service was extremely slow and restaurant was not that busy. Waitress didn’t offer any refund on meal.
We hadn’t been here in a long time and probably won’t return!
I made a reservation got a great booth that almost seemed like it was soundproof . My sisters and I absolutely loved our burgers. Great place.
The waitress was horrible! I must have waited 15 minutes to get my water glass re-filled and the restaurant was not even half full. Plus she kept asking me every time she came to the table if I wanted something to drink other than water. Lady, I just want water and stop pointing out that I’m the only one not drinking!!!!