Best of

the Twin Cities

Best New Food Trend

Restaurant in a Restaurant

Those who say fine dining is dead need only look a little deeper. Savvy chefs know that people need their burgers, yes. They must have their local beer, eggs their way, a steak and potato. So savvy chefs give the people what they must have. But those same chefs must have something for themselves, too, in order to avoid the sad fate of an artist gone to seed. New restaurants by Landon Schoenefeld (Nighthawks/Birdie) and Erick Harcey (Upton 43/Dirty Bird) will have a small restaurant within the larger one: a big restaurant for the masses, and a little slip of a gourmet play place for them. And for you, if you want it.

Best Pub Dan Kelly's Pub

Best Taproom Surly Beer Hall

Best Food Neighborhood Downtown Minneapolis

Best Cocktails Parlour

Best Sports Bar Bunny's

Best Breakfast The Buttered Tin

Best Diner Cook St. Paul

Best Cure for a Hangover Taco Cat

Best Coffee Shop Five Watt Coffee

Best Bakery Patisserie 46

Best Doughnuts Bogart's Doughnut Co.

Best Crawl Twin Cities Donut Crawl

Best Pop-Up Bakery Black Walnut Bakery

Best Pop-Up Restaurant Brut

Best Brunch Hola Arepa

Best Bloody Mary Icehouse

Best Pancakes Grand Cafe

Best Lunch Tilia

Best Neighborhood Cafe (St. Paul) Day By Day Cafe

Best Neighborhood Cafe (Minneapolis) Lucia's

Best Sandwiches Sun Street Breads

Best Delicatessen Cecil's

Best Charcuterie Red Table Meat Co.

Best Restaurant St. Paul Meritage

Best Restaurant Minneapolis La Belle Vie

Best Chef Jim Christiansen, Heyday

Best Service Robb Sandberg, Piccolo Restaurant

Best New Restaurant Heyday

Best Restaurant to Take Your Kids Tilia

Best Restaurant Worth the Drive House of Curry

Best Restaurant to Take Out-of-Towners Travail

Best Restaurant for Romance Foreign Legion Wine Bar

Best Restaurant for a First Date 112 Eatery

Best Restaurant with a View UNION Rooftop during a thunderstorm

Best Late-Night Dining Eli's Food & Cocktails

Best Neighborhood Bar (Minneapolis) CC Club

Best Neighborhood Bar (St. Paul) Ward 6

Best Happy Hour Sushi Tango

Best Drunk Food Surly's Hog Frites

Best Bartender Robb Jones, Spoon and Stable

Best Dive Bar Half Time Rec

Best Gay Bar 19 Bar

Best Martini Night of the Hunter, La Belle Vie

Best Margarita Obregon at Sonora Grill

Best Distillery Du Nord Craft Spirits

Best Brewery Indeed Brewing Company

Best New Brewery Insight Brewing

Best Beer Trend Nitro taps

Best Beer Selection in a Bar The Happy Gnome

Best Wine List Spoon and Stable

Best Local Beer Steel Toe's Size 7 IPA

South Lyndale Liquors

Best French Restaurant Meritage

Best Continental Cuisine Brasserie Zentral

Best Thai Restaurant On's Kitchen

Best Italian Restaurant Victor's on Water

Best Chinese Restaurant Far East Restaurant

Best Vietnamese Restaurant Trieu Chau

Best Korean Restaurant Dong Hae

Best Sushi Origami

Best Mexican Restaurant Maya Cuisine

Best Tacos Taqueria Los Ocampo

Best Greek Restaurant Christos

Best Greek Restaurant Christos

Best Indian Restaurant Darbar

Best Ethiopian Restaurant Fasika

Best Soul Food Brasa

Best International Grocery Holy Land

Best Urban Farm Stone's Throw Farm

Best Natural Foods Grocery Mississippi Market

Best Place to Buy Local Food Local D'Lish

Best Farmers Market Mill City Farmers Market

Best Vegetarian Fare Modern Times

Best Gluten-Free Menu Sassy Spoon

Best Burger (Classic) Blue Door Blucy

Best Burger (Cheffed Up) Paddy Shack at The Halftime Rec

Best Veggie Burger Thai Tempeh Burger at Modern Times

Best Cheap Eats World Street Kitchen

Best Fried Chicken Revival

Best French Fries Lake & Irving

Best Fries (Alternative) Brasa's Crispy Yuca

Best Wings Dong Hae

Best Chili Cafe Latté Chicken Salsa Chili

Best Pizza Red Wagon Pizza

Best State Fair Food O'Gara's Pretzel Curds

Best Peanut Butter Buddy's Peanut Butter

Best Hot Dog The Wienery

Best Chocolate Mademoiselle Miel

Best Ice Cream Izzy's

Best Dessert Spoon & Stable

Best Steak Libertine

Best Seafood Kyatchi

Best Kickstarter Herbivorous Butcher

Best Scandal Grapegate

Best Patio W.A. Frost And Company

Best-Kept Secret Shega Foods

Best Food Truck Turned Brick-and-Mortar Hola Arepa

Best Food Truck Hot Indian Foods

Best Suburban Eats Sushi Fix