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La Belle Vie

510 Groveland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403 | Minneapolis (Downtown) | 612-874-6440

Location Description:

The definitive Twin Cities eatery for anniversaries and high-falutin’ celebrations, La Belle Vie -- run by famed chef Tim McKee, winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest -- is the place to go when someone else is paying. Consider that the next time someone asks you what you want to do for your birthday, or just go and schedule that reservation right now. What will you be in for? A long night of spectacular eating from start to finish and French-style service from a staff that is truly engaged with the food and knows you deserve special treatment (even if it’s not a special occasion). Order from the a la carte menu or select a five- or eight-course tasting dinner with sculptural, sensational dishes like slow-poached veal tenderloin with foie gras and capers; skate with poached lobster and globe artichokes; grilled dry-aged beef with eggplant, cranberry beans, and smoked paprika; and the most creative, delicious desserts from insanely talented pastry chef Diane Yang. If a shorter, more cocktail-oriented celebration is in order, the swanky and dark lounge bar at La Belle Vie is a romantic place to have it.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): French, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
  • Price: $$$$
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Features: Business Dining, Delivery, Private Party, Prix Fixe

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