VIVO Kitchen

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPENS AROUND A TABLE.
At VIVO Kitchen, we set the table for that possibility every day. It’s why everything on your plate was prepared only moments before it landed there, from ingredients brought straight from the source. It’s why we keep it local by building relationships with our neighboring farmers. Because we’re proud to be part of our South Metro neighborhood—and we want everything we do inside our four walls to open up wonderful possibilities for the people outside them, too.
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Tue - Thu 1:30PM - 2:45PM

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BR
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We’ve always liked the atmosphere and venue. We both ordered the filet as medium. My wife’s was cooked well and mine was medium well. The cut of meat was good but it was way over cooked. It had good flavor was just overdone and we do not like sending food back. The crab cakes were salty and a bit light on the crab meat and was mostly breading. Was a bit turned off when we attempted to add a different side when the waitress said the chef would not allow it.

K
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have such a great experience coming here. We knew right away that this was the place we wanted to spend our Valentine's day and even got to bring home with us a cute rose wine topper for a keepsake. Thank you for making our evening so special.

SM
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day

N
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Have been to this restaurant many times. My friend & I had a long lunch & were getting ready to leave, however because of Valentines Day ww were rudely asked to leave, even though the restaurant was empty at 3:45 in the afternoon.

SS
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VIVO continues to impress with every visit. Perhaps it’s the seasonal menu. Perhaps it’s the locally sourced farm-fresh ingredients they use. All I know is that every visit has been an experience.
In Europe, dinners are typically a two-hour experience but in the States I think we’ve become used to getting in, eating, and then leaving so another couple can enjoy the experience. At Vivo, while they are always busy, for some reason we have never felt rushed. We enjoyed the appetizers, drank some wine, and had a pleasant conversation by the time the meal was presented. Our server, Jeff A. Was spectacular and was responsible for assuring us an incredible evening.
As far as the food is concerned, Chef Dan is not a cook. He is an artist. Each dish prepared has his signature which assumes a tremendous amount of responsibility. No, Chef Dan is not a cook, he and his team are Chefs who go beyond all expectations.
Thank you one and all for a most incredible dining experience once again!

DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here twice and had same server both times. Everything was great. Was there early (about 5:30 so was quite but things were picking up fast as we left.

c
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan was great! Funny, engaging and energetic!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Chef Dan does an outstanding job creating dishes that always satisfy.

RP
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious crab cakes, arugula and quinoa salad and lasagna. Really loud though. Almost uncomfortable.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’ve taken my little girl here for the past 4 years...annual Daddy Daughter Dance...and the staff has always been fantastic to promote the occasion.

Daughter loves the food and how fancy it looks.

k
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Over priced food and drinks. No happy hour in the dining room. Service was outstanding however.

T
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice meal out. We had a wonderful waiter, Justin. Lots of fun. There could be more vegetarian options on the menu.

B
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed when we dine at Vivo. This evening was no exception. Very lively and energetic atmosphere.

Highly recommend the Duroc pork chop! Cooked to perfection and a full inch and half thick.
My wife had the wild mushroom ravioli which was outstanding!
My daughter chose a massive caesar salad topped with a generous amount of calamari.

Service was perfect. A great evening with family.
Oh...did I mention the Duroc pork chop😎

JA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was good but the food quite salty. Don't get me wrong the food was good. Don't think we will be back, unfortunately.

3
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We are never disappointed when we dine here!

SS
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

VIVO is an “once-month” treat for us and we have never been disappointed. With quarterly menu changes, we are always treated to unique and locally sourced food. This time around, we did four of the small plates which I highly recommend when variety is your spice of life.

JS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Girls night

TJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very patient with us. Disappointed the grains salad changed to include apples but i was happy with my selection of another salad.

a
Philadelphia
191 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Good local spot. Came here for a business dinner with a large group. Food was very good. Service was slow, and they didn't seem to understand that it was a large business dinner, and they should hustle a little bit to take care of large party.

JO
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The only thing that I took points off for was we were sat by a window and it was really cold over there! Great service and delicious food though!

TB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was outstanding. Even some of the other staff checked on us to make sure everything was good.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The Brussels sprouts were amazing!

d
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time at Vivo Kitchen. Food, service, food cost are always great. I would always recommend this place to others.

LK
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had Celeste as our server and she absolutely made our night. She was charming and professional and efficient and had fun with us and was part of our experience rather than being outside of it. The mussels were phenomenal. The brisket is very heavy, especially with the heavy cabbage confit. We will definitely be back.

JM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was SUPER slow; we missed out on both dinner specials because our waitress was no where to be found for huge chunks of time. We were also seated in the back area at a tiny table when there were booths open. Never happened before and we were regulars for years (right up until 4 months ago).

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

E
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo is our favorite! Always great food and the service is stellar. They always remember us when we come in and that means a lot to us! Pomelo Margarita is to die for!!!

SW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, fun place to socialize with friends. Our service expert was great and a fun person to chat with. We came for the happy hour prices but found it better to enjoy the dining room with our group size.

MC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Small portions for the price

HI
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vivo continues to impress. Professional service and high-quality food makes Vivo one of the best restaurants in the south metro.

S
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love VIVO, service, food and ambiance always great.

EP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VIVO never disappoints. Cocktails and wine were fabulous, food was delicious and our server Jordan was fantastic! One of our favorite places for a night out.

AV
Minneapolis
46 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Vito, always a favorite.

TG
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance is always so great!!

JP
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service provided by Jordan. Highly recommend the mushroom ravioli as well as the pork chop. The flavors were phenomenal. The special dessert was incredible!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year eve

NJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was a great mix of flavors with focus on local suppliers. The decor and ambiance was top notch. The service...the service was second to none. Highly recommend Vivo!

AS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very excited to try a new restaurant for dinner. We recieved a gift card and saved for a special occasion. Will not recommend to any friends. Crab cakes burnt, brisket so dry we were unable to eat. The restaurant refunded the brisket and we left hungry.

OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with friends over the holidays. Good was excellent and the ambiance was just perfect. We enjoy it here every time.

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