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Restaurants in Minneapolis-St Paul

Restaurants in Minneapolis-St Paul cater to a wide range of budgets.

These restaurants have been divided into four different pricing categories:
Expensive (over US$70)
Moderate (US$50 to US$70)
Cheap (up to US$50)
These prices are for an average three-course meal and for half a bottle of house wine or cheapest equivalent per person; they do not include tax or tip (10-20%).

Expensive

Cosmos

Cuisine:

Cosmos has been credited with helping to develop Minneapolis' fine dining scene. A sleek, modern interior and fine service add to the ambiance. Serving ambitious, eclectic dishes with a strictly contemporary feel and unhindered by tradition, it has definitely made its mark with such innovative creations as crab cakes with caviar or the sausage stuffed chicken breast with bok choy, kimchee cream cheese, peanuts, and pear ginger sauce.

Address: Minneapolis, 601 First Avenue North, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (612) 312 1168
Website: http://www.cosmosrestaurant.com

Moderate

Heartland

Cuisine:

Sourcing its ingredients from small family farmers and artisanal producers, Heartland serves excellent food with a strong emphasis on natural, organic flavours. North American midwest regional dishes with ingeniously combined ingredients make for a unique and interesting culinary experience. The organic approach is reflected also in the earthy yet vibrant arts and crafts décor.

Address: St Paul, 1806 St Clair Avenue, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (651) 699 3536
Website: http://www.heartlandrestaurant.com

Kincaid's

Cuisine:

An archetypical American eatery, Kincaid's is a traditional fish, chop and steakhouse offering generous helpings of traditional American fare with elegance and flair. Juicy beef from Omaha, salmon from Alaska, fish from Honolulu - the food here is unambiguously American. The menu also boasts classic cocktails, a good variety of wines by the bottle and the glass and several beer choices. Casually elegant, this is a place with atmosphere and a character of its own.

Address: St Paul, 380 St Peter Street, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (651) 602 9000
Website: http://www.kincaids.com

Cheap

Bar Abilene

Cuisine:

Far more than just a bar, this place offers what it calls 'Cowboy Fusion' cuisine, mixing Southwestern basics with ingredients and flavours from Asian, Mediterranean and other culinary traditions. In addition to the extensive and varied food menu, there are more than 25 freshly-made margaritas, over 100 tequilas and guacamole made by the table.

Address: Minneapolis, 1300 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (612) 825 2525
Website: http://www.barabilene.com

Black Forest Inn

Cuisine:

Strudel, schnitzel, sauerbraten, spaetzel - authentic, handmade food in the mode of Old Europe and particularly Germany- is a specialty at the Black Forest Inn. Since 1965, this hearty, nourishing, robust and very tasty food has proved popular with both locals and visitors.

Address: Minneapolis, 1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (612) 872 0812
Website: http://www.blackforestinnmpls.com

Café Brenda

Cuisine:

Café Brenda, located in the Minneapolis' historic warehouse district, has been around for more than two decades. The cuisine, based on natural ingredients and offering an exciting and imaginative mix of flavours and textures is lip-smacking. Its reputation as an innovative gourmet vegetarian and seafood restaurant springs from offerings like southwestern mock duck tacos and savory wild mushroom pistachio pie.

Address: Minneapolis, 300 First Avenue North, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (612) 342 9230
Website: http://www.cafebrenda.com

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Cuisine:

Both a jazz club and restaurant, this is the place for good music, tasty food and a very respectable wine list. Autographed photos of artists like Ahmad Jamal, who have performed here, decorate its brick walls while barrel-shaped benches line the walls. The food is as lively as music with hors d'oeuvres like beef and basil carpaccio for starters and star prairie trout 'saltimbocca' with prosciutto and brown butter.

Address: Minneapolis, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (612) 332 1010
Website: http://www.dakotacooks.com

Fire Lake, Grill House & Cocktail Bar

Cuisine:

Located in the Radisson Plaza Hotel, this sleek, earthy-toned dining room with open kitchen and barrel-style benches features regional ingredients. Such favourites as walleye pike and honey-cured pork chops are cooked over a wood-burning fire and are often accented with a strong touch of the Mediterranean. All is complemented by a fine wine list. Save room for dessert, like the black bottom cream pie.

Address: Minneapolis, 31 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (612) 216 3473
Website: http://www.firelakerestaurant.com

Hell's Kitchen

Cuisine:

Hell's Kitchen may look like an eerie basement-black walls, 'blood-splattered' pictures and a ceiling-hung red cage with stuffed, black crows—but it serves mouthwatering fare. Though lunch and dinner are pretty awesome, this is a favourite place for breakfast which is served all day. Expect unusual fare like toasted sausage bread, porridge with hazelnuts, wild rice, dried blueberries and peanut butter with cinnamon and honey. Everything is made from scratch.

Address: Minneapolis, 80 South Ninth Street, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (612) 332 4700
Website: http://www.hellskitcheninc.com

Hoa BÄ«ên

Cuisine:

With so many Hmong people here, it would be a shame to come to the area and not try the local food. Basically this no-frills, family restaurant serves Vietnamese fare and it is delicious. Pho, a beef broth noodle soup comes with beef or chicken and lots of vegetables on the side. The spring rolls are heavenly as is the grilled shrimp and beef with vegetables and noodles.

Address: St Paul, 1105 University Avenue, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (6851) 647 1011

Mickey's Diner

Cuisine:

A vintage dining car, Mickey's opened in 1939. It has yet to be remodelled which is part of its charm. Each red booth has its own juke box. This St Paul institution attracts everyone from tourists to locals who aren't particularly interested in counting calories. Order breakfast or burgers at any time and include a Mickey's specialty, Potatoes O'Brien - potatoes with peppers, onion, cheese, bacon bits and tomatoes. Open 24/7.

Address: St Paul, 36 West Seventh Street, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (651) 222 5633
Website: http://www.mickeysdiningcar.com

Pazzaluna

Cuisine:

Meaning 'crazy moon' in Italian, this restaurant combines casual and cool. The menu is effortlessly sophisticated in typical Italian fashion - at once robust and hearty and innovative and elegant. With choices like saffron risotto and chicken, gnocci or steelhead trout with horseradish salt, it is easy to please the palate. An attractive and highly popular place, Pazzaluna has an artfully designed and stylish interior and a welcoming atmosphere.

Address: St Paul, 360 St Peter Street, Minneapolis St Paul,
Telephone: (651) 223 7000
Website: http://www.pazzaluna.com

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