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Bryant-Lake Bowl

A workingman's bowling alley meets epicurean food at the BLB. Biscuit-and-gravy breakfasts, artisanal cheese plates, mock duck pad thai and smoked whitefish melt in the mouth. A long list of local beers washes it al…
Breakfast in Minneapolis

Al's Breakfast

The ultimate hole in the wall: 14 stools at a tiny counter. Whenever a customer comes in, everyone picks up their plates and scoots down to make room for the newcomer. Fruit-full pancakes are the big crowd-pleaser. …
American in Minneapolis

Hell's Kitchen

Descend the stairs to Hell's devilish lair, where spirited waitstaff bring you uniquely Minnesotan foods, like the walleye bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich, bison burger, Juicy Lucy (melted cheese in the middle of a bu…
Asian in Minneapolis


Malaysian dishes – including red curry hot pot, spicy crab and fish in banana leaves – rock the palate in this contemporary restaurant.
Tapas in Minneapolis


Curving booths, art deco furnishings and mosaics fill out Solera's three floors, where tapas and sangria (especially when served on the rooftop patio) keep the hipsters flocking in.
Cafe in Minneapolis

Spyhouse Coffee

Join the artists, business types and cabbies who are here for the coffee and baked goods.
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It's hard to beat their meat. Mayslack's has been slicing garlicky roast beef onto sandwiches and pouring icy brewskis since 1955. Walleye, pizza and breakfast omelets also make appearances, as do local rock bands t…
American in Minneapolis

Red Stag Supper Club

The exposed-beam Northwoods lodge look belies Red Stag's LEED-certified architecture. The locally sourced arugula-and-pine-nut flatbread sandwiches, smelt fries, smoked trout and cassoulet soothe the stomach. There …
Italian in Minneapolis

Bar La Grassa

Chef Isaac Becker won the 2011 James Beard award for 'best in the midwest,' so expect great things from the small plates menu of fresh pastas, bruschetta and secondi.
American in Minneapolis

Butcher & the Boar

The coppery, candlelit room is carnivore nirvana. Get your carving knife ready for wild boar ham with country butter, chicken-fried veal sausage and many more house-crafted meats. Sampler plates are the way to go. T…