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Vincent - A Restaurant

4.3
4.3
1025 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Vincent - A Restaurant offers French cuisine with a contemporary American influence. The ever-evolving, seasonal menu reflects chef-owner Vincent Francoual's eclectic style.

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4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience

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95% of people would recommend it to a friend

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    swissyminnesotan

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    brought my wife and her parents her for a birthday. i gave special instructions with my reservation and they were all followed perfectly! The wine list is amazing and the staff very good and attentive. One downside is the foie gras was really not done in a good traditional way and it dissappointed me. otherwise all the other food and wine was great. sad to see this place is closing.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed a lovely view of the snowy and decorated Nicollet Mall between bites of steak frites and sips of red wine. My only regret is that I didn't visit Vincent sooner instead of waiting for the week before it closed.

  3. m

    moby

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For years Vincent's has been my favorite restaurant in Minneapolis. It is difficult for me to imagine the downtown with out it. Over the years I have severely felt the loss of several top-notch Minneapolis restaurants when they closed: Aquavit, Amico Cucina, Charley's Cafe Exceptionale, Campiello--now Vincent's will join that honor role of missed, but never forgotten establishments. Thank You, Vincent for those great years of exceptionally fine dining.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    2nd visit within last month - regret we waited 10 years (talked about going 10-15 times and never went until we read about closing). Had cassoulet for the first time on our last visit. One of the top ten dishes I have ever had in a restaurant. The Vincent burger is everything it is advertised to be. Au revoir Vincent.

  5. d

    dickg

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are so sorry to see this restaurant close. We wish Vincent all the best in the future

  6. GG

    GottaGetOutMore

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vincent is passing to the pantheon of notable downtown Minneapolis restaurants once enjoyed (joining Charlie's, Harry's, Rosewood Room, Aquavit, La Tortue, D'Amico's, Palomino, et al) and the loss is definitely ours collectively and personally. Milles mercy, Vincent!

  7. v

    vickiefoster

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food ambiance and service is excellent at Vincents. We are very sorry they are closing.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    175 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reservations will be hard to come by between now and the end of December. Go if you can. This is a wonderful mixture of classic French and New American cuisine. Lovely space, great food, professional and warm staff. They will be missed when they close...

  9. w

    waynowind

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2015

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    I really love this restaurant and am sorry it's closing. The food is generally excellent and the accompanying wine list has something for every taste and budget. On my latest visit I had the lamb shank. Very disappointing. Dry and over cooked. Escargot was traditional style and taste and was excellent. Seemed a little noisier than usual this time

  10. R

    Robbin

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is always a treat to dine at Vincent's. This has been a consistent gem in the Minneapolis restaurant scene for a long time and we will so miss it when it closes down the end of this month. If you haven't eaten lunch or dinner try to fit it in before it closes. Have never been disappointed - whether it's the Vincent Burger, Madame Croquette sandwich or a Lamb Shank - dining at it's best!

  11. G

    Gorodnitzki

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner, as always. Careful and attentive service combined with beautifully prepared and presented food. Do not take Vincent for granted, it is definitely to be enjoyed before it is gone.

  12. T

    Timinator

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great unique burger - The Vincent Burger! The service has always been great. Good variety of dishes. I went back 2 days later for dinner and sat at the Chef's table in the kitchen. We ordered the tasting menu - 6 courses (4 entrees) all paired with a wine selected by Chef Vincent. These 2 visits made it at least a half dozen birthdays or anniversaries in our family we have spent at Vincent. I definitely plan on returning at least one more time before the doors close for good on 12/31!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Although we were celebrating a birthday, the visit was bitter sweet since Vincent will be closing soon. The street view was interesting providing discussion. The service staff from beginning to end was outstanding. My partners food was outstanding, while was disappointed. I chose the Cassoulet, probably not a good choice for me.

  14. UR

    UptownResident

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time- even ran into a group of friends enjoying their evening before going to the Dakota. The food was simple but outstanding and service was outstanding. The only minor problem was that despite having a reservation we had to wait 15 minutes. But it was worth waiting for!

  15. j

    johnf

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual the food was excellent. We had cassoulet which I can't recommend enough. The Vincent burger and steak were also excellent. You will be missed.

  16. s

    svenskatjej

    Minneapolis

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am sorry you are closing. I will be coming in again for dinner this month. Love the French food, wine, ambiance!

  17. P

    Perfectionist

    Fargo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wanted a moderately priced lunch that was elegant and personalized for a honeymoon lunch and this place was perfect. Excellent service, food was timed just right and even received two free deserts and coffee for the occasion. I just hope I am able to go back for dinner before December 31, 2015!

  18. M

    Maclad

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fantastic meal and terrific service. We are sad that Vincent is closing at year-end. We do hope that he will appear somewhere else very soon because he is a great talent.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great service. Nice ambiance. Our dinners were a bit over done, dry, which surprised us. An over-cooked halibut and pork chop is not good. Perhaps it was a bad night for the chef. The wines were very good.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful restaurant that will be missed, but looking forward to chef's future plans.

  21. GB

    GBFBBC

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So sad to see this place closing. It was an absolute perfect dinner and related experience.

  22. B

    Bland

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always we had a lovely time. The food was delicious: scallops, foie gras, steak tartare, cheese plate, pot de creme, and a lot of wine. CarrieAnn was our server and gave impeccable service as always; food recommendations, wine pairings, and a beautiful smile and charming laugh. The charismatic Vincent came to our table and that was a nice personal touch. How does he do it?? A classy restaurant start to finish that will be missed. Merci!

  23. s

    someone

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My boyfriend and I had our first date at Vincent and we want to be able to eat here before it closes. We had a great experience. Our server was awesome and the food was delicious!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Vincent A Restaurant! The service is top-notch, the setting warm and elegant, and the food outstanding. On this visit we had the cassoulet, which was as good as we remembered! Vincent even took the time to stop by our table to greet us. It was a very special evening!

  25. PB

    PennyB

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    we went after a coffee concert. Fortunately we had reservations as it was quite full. OUr taable was very near the kitchen which made for extra noise. We had a hard time getting our waiters attention. He was very knowledgeable and nice. Too bad it is closing. 2 of us had wonderful vegetable soup.

  26. T

    Thomas

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to Vincent one time before this and experienced another wonderful dinner. A favorite wine of ours was on their wine list however, it was not in stock. Fortunately, our waiter recommended another that turned out to be a good substitute. The bread basket was frequently replenished during our appetizers and the entrees were savory and delicious. For dessert we both had a chocolate cake with hazelnut and poached pear. Truly well done. Accompanying the dessert we tried the Armagnac as well as something new to us … Chateau Orignac Pineau des Charentes. Both were superb however, the latter was so interesting we later went over to Haskell's to pickup a bottle for home. Although we thoroughly enjoyed our evening it is bittersweet knowing that Vincent will be closing at the end of the year.

  27. k

    kmck

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was presented beautifully and tasted great. I did not check the wine list so I can not comment on that. My only negative comment, is that, for the price, the portions were on the small size. We ate there for lunch and for dinner one day and both times I needed an apple within an hour of leaving the restaurant...

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality food, Impeccable service... One of the finest restaurants in Minneapolis. A place to enjoy food in the French style, relaxed, with grace.

  29. c

    cleo

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. We had a great lunch and service. Fine wine list. We are sorry to see that it will close soon. We look forward to hearing Vincent's next project!.....

  30. n

    noreservations

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every meal at Vincent is an occasion. The food, wonderful, the service, wonderful. No complaints! Except that Vincent has decided to be done. We will miss Vincent-A Restaurant! I hope that Vincent misses us, and decides to try something new! Good luck to you, Vincent! And thanks for all the good meals!

  31. LO

    LunchOut

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There were 5 in our group and each of us ordered something different. Everything was great! Fantastic atmosphere and I wish I would have known about this place sooner!

  32. K

    Kathy

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2015

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We have eaten here post-concert numerous times and are so sorry they are closing. The food is unique and very well prepared, the prices are reasonable and the service is very attentive. I hope Vincent enjoys his time off and will consider opening another place in the future. As for the space, I am hoping another good restaurant will go in, as it is so close to Orchestra Hall.

  33. v

    veracruiser

    Minneapolis

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Vincent's has been one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities ever since it opened. Service, Food quality and range, Wine list -- everything was in the VG to E range. Sadly, Vincent himself (the co-owner), is moving on to the next phase of his life a couple of weeks from now, and the restaurant is closing.

  34. P

    Philthefoodie

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I will miss this place.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I didn't think that the burger would live up to the hype but it certainly did. It far exceeded my expectations, it was one of the best burgers that I have ever had.

  36. C

    Critic

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2015

    overall2food1service1ambience1

    Pretty terrible food. Hear they're closing, thank god. Follow the chef and owner...and don't go to whatever dumpster they open up next.

  37. d

    ddort

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Tasting Menu with the wine parring. Food was excellant and just the right size for a nice tasting and the wine was parred exceptionally well. Service was fabulous.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has been a solid "go to" for 20 years...Great food, atmosphere, and people! Can't wait to see what Vincent does next!!! Love a man from France who can cook and entertain!

  39. T

    Tasty

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We've always had good food at Vicent's in the past. However, we were disappointed with our meals during a recent visit where we had brought out of town business guests. The squash salad, while pretty, had very little flavor. And the grouper, also a feast for the eyes, had basically no detectable seasoning and the components did not coalesce. It did not meet the standards we would expect for restaurant which bills itself as "French."

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food both excellent. We will miss this restaurant when it closes on December 31; we could always count on them to help make an occasion an event!

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Vincent - A Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 1025 OpenTable diners

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