The Copper Hen

4.5
955 reviews
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The Copper Hen provides farm-to-table food, craft cocktails, cakes, bread, wine and beer, bringing locally sourced, premier eats to Minneapolis.

We specialize in creating elegant classic dishes and incorporating modern touches to bring you an unforgettable dining experience. From piping hot chicken pot pie to classic old fashioned's and even gorgeous wedding cakes, The Copper Hen makes everything from scratch and sources as many ingredients as possible from local Minnesota farms and businesses.

Perfect for families, friendly gatherings, happy hour, brunch, dinner on that special night out or drinks and dessert after a show - The Copper Hen has a little something for everybody.

Amazing food, desserts, Happy Hour and our signature Farmhouse Brunch on the weekends.
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Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I love this restaurant. It's very crowded feeling and is loud, but is worth it. They have added what looks to be a great bar and some new seating next door - connected through a large opening and that will help the crowded feeling I hope. Their cupcakes are AMAZING! It was my friend's birthday and they brought her a cupcake and bubbly! Very thoughtful. Service is really nice.

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S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Hen was packed! Our waiter did a great job and was very pleasant! Food was great as usual! We have been going since they opened, lucky to live very close!

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m
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a popular spot for brunch, so it’s packed - which makes it noisy. But it’s delicious and the service did keep up even with so many tables.

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JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday and it was fantastic! Will definitely be going again.

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JD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUCH a great place! amazing food, great service, and a menu that is beyond tempting. The boozy cupcakes too... :)

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d
Minneapolis
276 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great appetizers. Love the crab avocado toast. Good old fashions. Like coming here a lot!

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g
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely restaurant! The lobster-loaded farmer's fries are reason enough to give this place a try. Parking can be a challenge but the figgy old fashioned and apple skillet cookie will make it worth your while. I can't wait to return!

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l
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the brussels sprouts Caesar and the wheatberry duck dish, the flavors were delicious! But there was so much fat on the duck that there was less meat that it appeared, also I could not cut the fat off, and had to eat caveman style. Also, even though I had originally booked for "birthday, we were shown to a tiny table along the wall in the second room by the restrooms; we requested a change and got a great table by the window in the first room. I would definiteley go back.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I usually get recommendations from the server to ensure a great meal. I was recommended to have the duck. It was really tough and they put the skin side down so the skin was soggy. Not great flavor either. The tri tip was a little over cooked but did taste good. Lobster fries were great and the pot pie was also really good. Was most excited for the duck and was underwhelmed. Service was A+ though. Still had a good time.

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C
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Last family meal for the holiday season.

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JB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place! Best tomato soup in town! Fun for lunch or a casual dinner. Highly recommend!

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RP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 2

Excellent service. Down to earth atmosphere. Piped in music too loud to carry on a conversation with a person 2 chairs away across the table. Good variety of menu items, but too expensive. Hamburger with 2 toppings was $19. Free parking across the street is a plus.

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MO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The server was unattentive and unfriendly, and apparently not a coffee drinker. Didn't offer cream or sugar, didn't refill, refilled wife's decaf with regular when requested, and just got snarky as time went on. Maybe having a bad day, who knows. That said, the product was generally unexciting as well... the decaf coffee was old (regular was OK), the "mixed green" salad was a soggy pile of spinach leaves, there was 1 measly poached egg in the farm salad which is just stingy considering the *effing* cost of the dish. Sounds like this place has fallen off many top X lists in the TC. I can see why.

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GZ
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The Copper Hen is a great option for dessert, but the service is lacking to say the least.

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, delicious food, wonderful service. A true gem!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The price for brunch was not worth what I got. The options were very limited and some were very dry to the point of inedible. We also felt like we needed to hurry up and finish when they were done serving.

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BD
Minneapolis
81 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We visited The Copper Hen for New Year's Day brunch. We were told they had 600 reservations. They were slammed. The space was cramped, the space was loud, the staff was working hard, but had a hard time keeping the brunch buffet stocked with food and they ran out of clean plates on more than one occasion. They sacrificed quality in favor of quantity on 1/1/2019.

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B
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Atypical experience since it was a New Year’s Brunch Buffet (we didn’t know that when we made reservations). But still good, I think just more of a learning curve for them having a buffet in that space with that many people.

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F
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

New Year’s Day brunch was fantastic. Good variety of brunch entries and food remained hot. Loved the pancakes! Wish the bacon had been crispier. Turned off by the 90 minute table occupancy rule. We were asked to leave, nicely, but it was uncomfortable and made the experience less enjoyable. Being slow eaters and having to wait in line to get to the buffet took time. I recommend the copper hen, but keep in mind for their holiday brunch’s, there’s a time limit.

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M
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Reservations were running 20 minutes behind schedule. No waiting area. Cramped restaurant. Tables and people stacked on top of each other. Little breathing room. Way too many bookings and tables for the space.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I recently had the New Year’s Day brunch. This is my second year coming and overall it was good. I commend the staff for everything they did and all the hard work. I noticed that it was far more crowded this year than last, so good job marketing! The food was very similar to last year, however nothing really stood out to me. Overall I enjoyed the brunch and will consider it again.

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e
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

First off: I love Copper Hen and have told everyone that it is my favorite brunch spot in the Twin Cities, because it is. Absolutely perfect for breakfast and brunch. Was excited to try dinner there on NYE this year but IMO, the prix fixe menu fell flat. The only thing that I enjoyed was the tenderloin which was seasoned and cooked beautifully but I was not a huge fan of the rest of the meal. We also did the wine/bubbly pairings with the meal and let me tell you, none of the flavors went with what we were eating. I love the Copper Hen and will definitely return but not on a night with a prix fixe menu as I was quite disappointed.

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OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Fixed menu surprise. My mistake

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OT
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The NYE Course and wine pairing were SPOT ON. Our family truly enjoyed it and our server was AMAZING.

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TK
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our New Years Eve dinner was great. The food was presented well and the wine pairings were well planned. The service was timely and the right balance of attentiveness without being intruding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful spot to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

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O
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great. My only complaint was my steak was a bit overdone but I ate it anyway. I’m sure they would have made it again if I’d ask. It was delish.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Can’t wait to return!

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LS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the brunch and go here for the bottomless mimosas.

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HS
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Compared to my last wonderful experience here, this time around was less than impressive. Our waitress took very long between stops each time, she was rather rude, some of our food came cold, and the noise level was so loud, it was impossible to have conversation.

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F
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thanks for a great lunch with friends. Food was great.

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VS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is creative and very good; the mussel starter we all shared was fabulous--and so was the Bitter Christmas cocktail. We also enjoyed the Figgy Old Fashioned. We dined on a busy Friday evening, and though the ambiance is aesthetically pleasing, the noise level made it difficult to hold conversations with the people at our table for five. It was a very cold night; we were seated near the entrance, and we did get caught in an icy draft when people came through the door. But we will go back to try other intriguing dishes on the menu.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pot pie I have ever laid to rest! The creme brûlée melted on my tongue! Can’t wait to go back!

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Y
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the new addition to the restaurant. It is quieter and warmer. Love the recipe wallpaper in the bathroom!

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OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t go wrong with the Mac and cheese

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P
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Farm to table, clean food. Simple dishes. Perfect sized portions. We had duck with grain, salmon with roasted veggies, pasta with a gravy sauce and root veggies.

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We were looking forward to our visit, but we greatly disappointed. Our waiter passed by us multiple times without any acknowledgement. He also addressed my boyfriend rather than me when asking me questions. We ordered the loaded lobster fries, which weren't loaded and the lobster on them was rubbery. I did order 2 drinks which were tasty but way overpriced. Our entrees came out and we were excited. We ordered the duck breast and the pork belly. The sauerkraut and beans with the pork belly were inedible. The kraut was ridiculously salty and the beans were undercooked. The pork belly was ok, but the fat wasn't rendered properly. The duck breast was good but the skin was soggy and unappetizing. The side was overcooked and salty. We also got the creme brulee and apple skillet cookie. The apple topping was cold, but overall it was good. The creme brulee didn't have a decent sugar topping and was a little disappointing.

Overall, if the service was better, we may have decided to give it another try. But, with the crap service we got (and the other tables around us), we definitely won't be coming back.

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Copper Hen offered a lovely Christmas dinner experience! Attentive and knowledgeable staff, excellent food—just the right place for a holiday meal with family.

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D
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pot pie was unbelievable. Three in our party each ordering a different dish and the food was all terrific!

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JL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was satisfying, but service was poor. The wait staffer serving our table (Ani, I think) was curt and made us feel like we annoyed her somehow -- not a good vibe for a celebration dinner. I had wanted to take my sister to a nice but reasonably priced place for her birthday; having indicated this via our Open Table reservation, there was no acknowledgement from the wait staff of the reason for our booking. That isn't a dealbreaker necessarily, but since other restaurants tend to offer items for special occasions, not doing so makes The Copper Hen stand out in a negative way.

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