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Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

4.6
4.6
826 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Two Minneapolis restaurateurs and one of the region’s top chefs are transforming the historic Gardner Hardware Building at 515 Washington Avenue North in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis The team consists of Marty Collins, Brett Johnson and Peter Hoff, each native Minnesotans with extensive industry experience. Marty owns McCoy’s Public House and several restaurants in Kansas City, Missouri. Brett and his family have owned and operated The Hilltop Restaurant for the past 40 years. Pete, the head chef, brings his most recent culinary experience and creativity from California to NOLO’s and The Basement Bar. His culinary vision and passion for local ingredients will help create the new modern comfort food. The team shares a passion for the restaurant and bar industry and sees an opportunity to fill gaps in the market in the North Loop.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 800-6033

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Hoff

  • Private party facilities

    Call and speak with a manager for more specific details.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 826 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Contemporary American

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cocktails were great, food was only so-so. Not bad, but didn’t blow me away. I would definitely go back, but I wouldn’t rush to do so.
  2. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never been before but had an amazing experience so will definitely be back
  3. LB

    LenaB

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went to Nolo's for dinner on a Friday night. We did have a reservation, which was helpful because there were others who had to stand around the bar. The cocktails were really good. The food was good. Some dishes looked better than others. Our server was really attentive even though it was very busy.
  4. JI

    JessIcaM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was fantastic. She was funny and quick.
  5. k

    kenneth

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Good wait staff. Basic ok food. Nothing outstanding. Rather loud. Lousy parking situations in warehouse neighborhood. Probably better restaurant choices.
  6. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch, delicious food, open and bright space!
  7. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the pleasure of dining early on a Saturday for brunch. The bright and open space was warm and inviting and from the moment we opened the front door we were family. With two small children dining well isn't always and easy task, but it was made effortless by the graciousness and attentiveness of our server, and the kitchen backed up her efforts by providing beautiful plates for all of us. Every time I'm in the twin cities area I'll be stopping in. 11/10
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service - hard to beat!
  9. DA

    DarceyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great place great service cool ambience. Just wish I would have gotten something other than the kale salad. Pretty boring. Other things I saw looked great! My wine was great! Fun drink menu
  10. BA

    BrendaA

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    We went during HH the hostess/waitress was rushing us through, they did tell us they had another party but why would they even put us on that table knowing we would be rushed. I love Nolo’s but this time I was disappointed.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Food was good but at 10:30am on Sunday it was at too loud to have a conversation. Went to the effort of making a reso 2 weeks ago and get stuck at the table with a view of the bussing station - why do restaurants always do this? The resos should get the best seats in my opinion.
  12. LP

    LizP

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always love Nolo’s It was very loud but not much can be done
  13. TB

    TuriB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Extremely mediocre….I had high hopes but we were all(party of 4) dissatisfied. Service was great, but the food was totally meh!
  14. C

    Chitown

    Denver

    218 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good and service; drinks were really good too!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    The food used to be so good. The last few times coming here I have not liked the meals
  16. A

    Alena

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    I specifically asked in my reservation to have a view (thus, table by the window) and mentioned it is my husbands birthday. The hostess sat us at a booth tucked all the way in the back by the kitchen. The table wasnt ready to be sat- had coffee spilled and food on the table. The server never acknowledged the birthday, neither did the hostess while there was a “cake mark” by my reservation. Kinda rubbed me the wrong way
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Server was awful. She seemed annoyed she had to help us.
  18. a

    amkochis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bright open space. Our server was very attentive and we would definitely go there again!
  19. JJ

    JennyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The breakfast fried rice was amazing. It was a cool place to have breakfast before the Vikings game.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Nolo’s!
  21. SH

    SkyeH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time, as always! I love the food, drinks, service and atmosphere.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good. Drink was ok. Vibes were cool
  23. PT

    PapaT

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Would highly recommend it!
  24. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My friends and I had a terrible experience with the service and staff at Nolo’s. I would not recommend Nolo’s to anyone.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food is always quite good - with a good price point relative to the area.
  26. LO

    LaurenOB

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Creative menu. Food was decent. Service was great.
  27. NT

    NedT

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Grabbed dinner with some friends before a concert. Overall pretty loud environment not overly conducive to conversation. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was good, though the “Specials” section could be better explained as shared plates for the tuna tacos and pork belly (relatively small servings). I’d eat here again, though might not go out of my way as I may for some other premium restaurant options in the area.
  28. MM

    MaMaD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was cold. Mimosa was terrible. Bloody Mary was good.
  29. J

    Jake

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courtney was a fantastic server. Food and beverages were great.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a happening spot. Our server was a real sweetheart. My wife said the Caesar was one of the best she has ever had. Loved my pasta. The chips with the prosciutto were delish. Highly recommend.
  31. MP

    MikeP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were good. Would go back for a happy hour. Was too busy and loud for dinner.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great!!
  33. SA

    ShannonA

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, creative food. Prompt, courteous service. We went for brunch and enjoyed everything.
  34. E

    Eliza

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love the food. Super fast and great service. Only thing was table was a bit close to another but not a problem at all. Thank you!
  35. KH

    KimberlyH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Was disappointed because my boyfriend and I love the pho tacos and they took it off of the menu and then they took the big shell pasta off so I didn’t really want anything else on the menu and we needed up leaving
  36. S

    Steaklover

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding evening Everyone was extremely helpful and food was fantastic
  37. DM

    DrMarc

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Outstanding food. Innovative dishes and cocktails. Very friendly staff.
  38. G

    Gregg

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So very much appreciated reserving a booth to celebrate my wife's and her friend's 60th birthday. Our Server, Molly, was kind and helpful. She combined staying in touch with us while ensuring we had the time to celebrate the birthdays.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very active and energetic vibe. Was a little bit loud and hard to talk. Very busy on a Wednesday night
  40. KR

    KimR

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible service. Food was mediocre. I’ve been here before and was surprised how bad it was.

FAQs

Nolo's Kitchen & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Nolo's Kitchen & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 800-6033.

Nolo's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 826 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 41 times today
Google Map for Nolo's Kitchen & Bar

515 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Hoff

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 800-6033

  • Private party facilities

    Call and speak with a manager for more specific details.

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