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The Butcher's Tale, Minneapolis, MN

The Butcher's Tale

4.8
4.8
482 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Butchers Tale presents a fresh approach to the culinary world of artisanal meats brining back favorites and introducing new tangy, melt-in-your-mouth options including double-cut pork chops, smoked beef long rib, grilled oysters and other extensive seafood offerings.

The Butchers Tale has every mood, taste, budget, and craving covered, from specialty meats and steaks like Wagyu and prime steaks in our main dining room; to juicy burgers, fried chicken and handmade brats on our award-winning patio and beer garden. The Butchers Tale has everything needed to spend memorable time with family, friends and neighbors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 236-4075

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Botcher

  • Private party facilities

    The Butcher's Tale has 3 unique Private event spaces to choose from. Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Cross street

    S 12th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet availableStreet metered parkingPublic Garage (Pay)

  • Public transit

    Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro Transit Light Rail (Hiawatha Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 482 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    American

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    American

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  1. TC

    ThomasC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Still feature most of the items we loved when called "Butcher & Boar" great place for a fun dinner, highly recommend.
  2. n

    newbies

    Minneapolis

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, atmosphere
  3. S

    Southerngal

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food. 100% perfect from start to finish. Don't miss the sausage sampler and the chocolate cake.
  4. MJ

    MelissaJ

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with wonderful food. We actually had the opposite experience of a recent reviewer - too MUCH food. I felt like was delivered the ole 96er. 😂. Drinks were great, octopus was amazing, and pork and ribs were delicious as well. If I had to do it again, I think I’d just get shareables.
  5. MW

    MichaelW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Butchers Tale - We (2 couples) checked the menu prior to coming to make sure we knew what we were getting into. To be honest the prices almost scared us away. Also the location is in downtown Minneapolis - that may or may not influence people (we are east siders so that meant 30 min drive). You are going to have to pay to park, there is no lot for customers. The ambiance is very chic - enjoyed that - ample seating inside and out. Plus the place smells heavenly (the smoker?). I got the double pork chop - it was frankly superb - at $50 it had better be. Everything is ala carte - so sides & salads are all extra. Which would be ok but they weren't especially big enough to share despite what they said - I guess for the prices we expected the quality we got but more 'stuff'. One of the wives ordered a salad ($13) and easily finished it - plus her Ahi tuna ($45) . My wife had the salmon and it was amazing but again the portion was small - to small. Did we enjoy ourselves yes - was a nice casual dinner on a weekday evening worth close to $450. I don't think so
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  7. SJ

    SwamiJohn

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food, excellent service, craft cocktails, over 100 bourbons ;-)
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique and delicious food!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good all great
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. A5 Wagyu and Brussels were amazing!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, excellent service, ambiance is perfect for a date night. Loved it
  12. KA

    KennethA

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for dinner with friends. Too many dishes to try at once but what we had was fabulous. Oysters, Octopus, Scallops, Tuna, with fired green tomatoes (like I had never tasted before), and mushrooms. Excellent wine selections and one of the best whiskey lists I have seen. Our waiter was just right. We unintentionally stayed too late and probably kept someone from getting to go home earlier but it was a wonderful dinner with old friends from out of town. Thanks to all the staff. 8/3/22.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  14. SW

    SusanW

    South Dakota

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I wanted a special meal and we definitely got it! Our waiter was wonderful and guided us flawlessly through the menu. We had the grilled oysters and sausage special for appetizers and both were incredible. And our main courses of different preparations of steak were outstanding. We will definitely be coming back!
  15. LV

    LaVonneF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Good! This place is consistent every time.
  16. AJ

    AbsintheJack

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Food was amazing and service was top notch. Unfortunately the room was very noisy
  17. b

    barbara

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was delicious but the sides were served without serving spoons. Eventually the server brought spoons to dish up the sides
  18. SH

    StefanieH

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the cornbread so much. Also the smoked cheddar sausage was FANTASTIC. Great gin cocktails.
  19. DA

    DrAMO

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ribeye and long rib are always amazing. The Brussel sprouts are also a must-have.
  20. SD

    StaceyD

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tiffany was amazing, knowledgeable and fun. Fried green tomatoes were an awesome side. All the entrees were delicious. Drinks were phenom.
  21. CW

    ChrisW

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant really leans into the beef-and-bourbon concept and they do it very well. Nothing is particularly affordable - budget $100 per diner if they're having cocktails - but the staff does excellent work. The classic cocktails were executed perfectly (old-fashioned, Manhatten, whiskey sour, etc.) and the specialty drinks were better than I expected, like the "apple pie old fashioned." The dinner portions are ample but the sides are, thankfully, on the small side. The headline dishes, like the beef rib, live up to the billing but I'll give a shout-out to the lowly mac-and-cheese. It's a classic I've had a 100 times, but BT's is absolutely top 2. Check it out.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even better than expected. Great vibe on the outdoor “beer garden,” artfully prepared food, efficient and professional service. This is now my new favorite place!
  23. R

    Ragod2

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First time I've ever ordered a hanger steak. Cooked as I ordered and flavors were great, but too chewy. I'll never order one again. Sausage platter was excellent.
  24. CB

    CBJ79

    Minneapolis

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was terrific and the food was outstanding.
  25. G

    Gummibear1822

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Our waiter did not know much of anything about the menu, did not know the specials. They brought out half the food and then it was several minutes before they brought out the rest. The waiter struggled for about 15 minutes with the bill as we sat waiting. When we ordered wine he could give no feedback. Actually, when I think about it, he did not introduce himself as our waiter or give us his name, we had to ask if he was our waiter. Our bill came to almost $500 for 4 people. The food was ok but not memorable. For that price, service and ambiance should be exceptional. I had the salmon which was over cooked and appeared to have canned pineapple bits on it. We will not be back. This is unfortunate as I had been there when it was Butcher and the Boar and it was great. Very disappointed in the experience. Staff need better training.
  26. KK

    KKC1

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at the Butcher’s Tale did not disappoint. Great staff including very friendly and professional bartender. Once seated we started with the sausage sampler which was delicious - full of fresh and interesting flavor combinations. Our steaks - the ribeye and tenderloin - were excellent. Tenderloin was incredibly tender with great flavor. Bananas Foster and cappuccino for desert. Very good wine recommendation too. Our server was friendly, professional and attentive. We left feeling very satisfied. A meal to remember!
  27. JB

    JonathanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meats. Had the rib eye, did not disappoint.
  28. CD

    ChristineD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful meal here. The drinks were on point, food was perfect, staff were friendly and attentive with great menu recommendations. Can’t wait to go back!
  29. K

    Karen

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice garden outside. Service was great, food and bar also great. Some meat entrees are really big, you may want to share. NY strip was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Special swordfish delish. Pork chop tasty but not as delish as the beef.
  30. J

    Justin

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Just as good as when it was the butcher and the boar. Same GM, butcher and head chef. Had ribs and hanger steak with some sides. Excellent. Service top knotch.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, exceptional food and service! Very nice evening celebrating 15 years of marriage. Smoked peanut butter jalapeños are a must try, as weird as it sounds!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended!
  33. KE

    KellyE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service and cocktails. Best ribs I’ve ever had.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in huge portions. Go very hungry or, as we did on advice from our server, share an entrée, especially if you order an appetizer. Share any sides as well.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The drinks were excellent. The food was good, no complaints but didn't wow us for the value. Server was kind and quick but forgot part of our order.
  36. MS

    MikeS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, food and drinks were all superb.
  37. JM

    JimM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Ate in the formal dining area. Mixed bag on the food. Apps good. Swordfish small portion. Limited menu-lots of meat... but not much else Ordered a smoked Prime Ribeye-not much flavor and over cooked. Have eaten in the outide bar in the past and have been very happy with that-will pass on the formal dining area.
  38. TI

    TIMR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If love prime smoked savory meat come here. Professional wait staff, great selection of food for none meat eaters as well. Generous portions. We'll be back
  39. d

    davidr

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    My beef rib was over smoked nd burnt. I had eatem them before when it was the Butcher and the Boar, and it was always the best. Last Saturday the rib was overly smoked and too salty. Very disappointed.
  40. JW

    JohnW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fabulous evening with friends. We sat on the patio on a warm summer evening, surrounded by the city, in our own little oasis, with food and drink so delicious and our server seemed to sense whenever we needed anything.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Butcher's Tale is rated 4.8 stars by 482 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for The Butcher's Tale

1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S 12th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet availableStreet metered parkingPublic Garage (Pay)

  • Public transit

    Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro Transit Light Rail (Hiawatha Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Botcher

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 236-4075

  • Private party facilities

    The Butcher's Tale has 3 unique Private event spaces to choose from. Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

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