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Spoonriver Restaurant

People who take their diet seriously have a friend in Spoonriver owner Brenda Langton: Vegetables, and specifically locally grown, organic vegetables, are the root of most of her dishes, and cream, butter, sweeteners and oil are only garnishes. Even without the prop of fat, many of the dishes are not merely artful and creative, but downright sensuous. For example, a summer heirloom tomato and watermelon salad looks like a sculpture, with pillars of carefully cut watermelon, tomato, and herbs all placed in a line, but as you use a fork to knock down your tiny candy-colored skyscraper city you find summer sweetness in its most lilting form. No wonder so many diners at Spoonriver pause at some point, wondering, What's the name of that spa that all the rich people go to in California? Never mind, Spoonriver's biodynamic and organic-heavy wine list; playful cocktails, including a prickly pear Margarita made with house-infused pineapple tequila; and the vibrant sunset-colored room prove that you don't have to leave Minneapolis to eat with enlightenment.

Hours

Tue-Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm, 2:30pm-9pm

Cuisine

Breakfast, Brunch, Health, Seafood, Vegetarian

Dining Features

Catering, Full Bar, Outdoor Dining, Reservations Accepted, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Garage, Street

Price

$$, $$$