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Permanently Closed - Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
1780 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - The critically-acclaimed and award-winning Saffron Restaurant & Lounge is the brain child of brothers Saed & Chef Sameh Wadi. Opened in February 2007 and now nationally recognized for their fresh interpretation of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, featuring a seasonal menu with a strong emphasis on the old world tradition of sharing a meal, from the delectable Mezze/Tapas to the unique selections of Tagine and Entrées, you are sure to find something to crave.

The bar at Saffron is an ideal location to sit and relax while enjoying unique, hand-crafted cocktails, craft beer or enjoy a glass of wine from the perfectly adapted wine list with selections from around the world.

The space itself boast a vibrant, warm and inviting atmosphere, while staying casual and fun, which makes it a perfect location for dinner with family and friends, business associates or an intimate night out.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(612) 746-5533
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sameh Wadi
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Private party facilities
Saffron offers dining room buy-outs with a food and beverage minimum. Multi-Course menu and wine flights to suit the most discerning tastes are available upon request. Buffet Style private party are available to.
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Private party contact
Saed Wadi: (612) 746-5533
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Catering
Saffron is pleased to offer off-site catering in the convenience of your home or office.
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Cross street
1st Avenue & 3rd Street
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Parking details
There is metered parking on 3rd St & 2nd Ave $1 per hour (meters enforced until 11pm daily for 2 hours). A convenient secured & well lit parking ramp (Ramp C) is located on 2nd Ave between 3rd & 4th St (just across the street from our building).
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Public transit
If you are taking the light rail to downtown Minneapolis, we are only 2 blocks away from the last stop at first Ave.
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Entertainment
Chef's music selections.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1780 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.5
  based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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