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First Course

5607 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55417 | Nokomis | 612-825-6900

Location Description:

With reasonably priced pastas and antipasto plates to share, First Course is the kind of neighborhood restaurant you could raise a family in. Pasta dishes are well-turned-out and flavorful, and the solid little wine-and-beer list is nice to have in your corner, but perhaps the biggest draw here is that the First Course is virtually the only neighborhood restaurant in that cozy Tudor world south of the crick and east of Diamond Lake.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Tapas, Wine Bar
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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