Great time and great food. Menu had great entrée offerings making it hard to choose. Pamela provided excellent service and owner Michael spent time with us to discuss the operations and how he keeps the selection top notch. Looking forward to going back soon.
Great food and service.
Everything was absolutely perfect! We can’t wait to come back again. What a gem!
I really enjoy the comfortable atmosphere of Sanctuary and it's location is great for a nice dinner prior to seeing a play at the Guthrie. Will definitely go back. Desserts are heaven!
I rarely leave reviews primarily because I’m so picky but our meal was top notch from start to finish. Amazing drinks too! I will be back without question and highly recommend! One of the best meals I’ve had in the TC in a while.
This place is amazing every time I go. Staff is engaging, food is delicious. I recommend this highly whether a special celebrations or just a dinner out.
Very impressed with friendliness and service. Our server was so gracious, helpful and aware of our theater time. The food was very good. Would highly recommend Sanctuary, especially before the theater.
Two old friends were visiting from other cities, and we thought Sanctuary was a great representation of Twin Cities dining. On this occasion, that was only partly true. One visitor and I ordered the chef's nightly special (chicken thighs with tortilla-chip "breading," and it was disappointing. The other two ate spareribs, which they enjoyed greatly. Our experience was enhanced, though, by the smooth and friendly service staff. I'm inclined to regard our disappointment with the dish as evidence of a creative misfire. It certainly will not keep us away from Sanctuary in the future.
A wonderful meal! We we going to a play at The Guthrie theatre and our server was very attentive to our time restraints.
Dinner before the Guthrie,reservations 5:30 for a 7:30 show. We had a wonderful dinner
Food as usual was fantastic. The tasting menu was so good. Great wine at reasonable prices.
This was our first time at Sanctuary, and we'll be back! The delicious food, excellent service, and relaxing atmosphere were perfect for our pre-Guthrie dinner. My husband ordered the Norwegian trout and I the beef tenderloin and sea scallop combo; both entrees were delicious! We highly recommend the Sanctuary!
We had fabulous service. Friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was truly a SANCTUARY! We thought it a great bonus to meet the Chef. We had wine, an appetizer, dinner and dessert...we enjoyed all immensely. My friend likes beef and said it was the most delicious steak she had ever eaten! I had a Norwegian fish that was prepared superbly. First time for both of us and we both will be back for sure!
This was our first time and we will be back. Great food. Good atmosphere.
Absolutely fantastic - my favorite Minneapolis restaurant!
It was our first time at Sanctuary. Very friendly service and delicious food. Duck breast and Norwegian Trout were excellent . Deserts are great.
Terrific as usual. We all had the Chef’s taste and it was wonderful! Chef even surprised us with an extra dessert he was perfecting (I think he nailed it!). The Norwegian Trout was superb!
We were greeted at the door graciously even though we arrived both early for our reservations and just as the doors opened. The evening was perfectly paced and completed in adequate time to make our theater date without either rushing to finish or leaving too much down time before the opening.
Wonderful experience and great food! First time there and will return often!!
We had a great meal and terrific service. Highly recommend.
fANTASTIC MEAL AND WONDERFUL SERVICE. The owner is soooo friendly and kind and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our meal. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
This is a great place to go before the Guthrie Theater. Great service and food.
We have been coming here for years. Food is always delicious! Drinks are great and service is always good.
I now remember why Sanctuary is one of my favorite restaurants in Minneapolis. It's small and welcoming, the staff engaging and professional, and the food out of this world. The selection of options exceed what you'd expect in a restaurant this size, yet all excecuted with prescision and love. The Chefs choice tasting menu is a treat for your taste buds and doesn't leave you wanting. Overall I believe Sanctuary is the best restaurant to find high quality exciting food reasonably priced with an ambiance that cannot be beat.
Sanctuary has excellent food with an upscale, but not pretentious atmosphere. Service is top notch and the proximity to the Guthrie is hard to beat.
Been coming to this resturant for over a decade and have always loved it. Great food and best maitre d in the Twin Cities!
Love Sanctuary!! The food is delicious and the service is superb! We also received an excellent recommendation for the wine bottle we purchased for dinner. The host was delightful and started our experience on a high note!
We had a wonderful experience as always. The banana split with a deep fried banana was the perfect way to end our meal!
The chef’s choice did not disappoint in any way! We did the wine parings which enhanced each dish. Excellent!
We had not been here before, but really enjoyed the experience and would definitely return. We were there on a Thursday and ordered the 5-course tasting menu with the 4 paired wines. The food, wine, and service were all excellent.
I love sanctuary and come here regularly if there is something to celebrate or for pre theatre dinner. The place is simply amazing and the food beyond delicious. Highly recommend.
I brought my daughter to Sanctuary as she had never been to this wonderful restaurant before!
We were welcomed warmly and were seated right at our reservation time. Our waitress was outstanding and the opening hummus and almonds were delightful! We had the bone marrow as our appetizer and my goodness (enough said)! We made friends with our seatmate next to us as it is wonderfully cozy and we talked about how outstanding our main courses tasted! Make sure and have yourself a Purple Rain drink! YUM! We will be back again:)
Sanctuary is one of our favorite spots for a special night out. The food is always unique, beautiful and delicious!
Some of the food was cold including the scallops and the potatoes that were labeled as portions to share at the table. Was surprised with the portion size of the potatoes. Really only enough for one person.
The bone marrow was excellent. I highly recommend that starter.
Fantastic as always! Micheal and his staff never disappoint. The Baileys chocolate creme brûlée was the perfect ending to a great dinner.
It was great! The food was phenomenal! We were literally the last group to leave!
The food was pretty good. The appetizer was a much larger portion than expected. It would be a good place to get wine and dinner on a romantic night.
This was our second time selecting the tasting menu, and though it was very different from last time, it was equally delicious !
Wonderful French food with both rich and light options. Nice variety in the menu.
It was our first time there and all four of us loved it. I loved the way the space felt, intimate and very interesting. It was quiet enough to hear each other which we wanted for good conversation. Food was excellent! Scallops were so yummy!
Our server was so nice. We had a great evening. Thank you!