Restaurant Reviews

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    June 16, 2014

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Every week, we'll show you a photo we've snapped at a local restaurant -- it's up to you to guess the dish and the restaurant that serves it. The first person to answer correctly in the comments (create a Voice Places account or comment anonymously, but be sure to leave your email address when promp ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    La Belle Vie to honor Charlie Trotter with special menu all this week

    It's still hard to believe that such a giant in the food world was taken so soon. Influential restaurateur and chef Charlie Trotter passed away suddenly last year, and locally, some leaders in fine dining knew they wanted to honor the man who gave the culinary world so much. Beginning today, the che ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Haute Dish is turning three!

    Downtown's favorite haute 'diner' celebrates their venture into mid-toddlerhood as the restaurant known for its own distinct take on Midwestern cuisine turns three-years-old this weekend. The restaurant will be celebrating with a special five-course tasting menu composed of several of their classic ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Millennium Hotel introduces new restaurant North 45° Restaurant and Bar

    Downtown Minneapolis's Millennium Hotel has undergone a $22 million renovation. Part of the spruce-up includes a new restaurant and bar. They have plans to use some local purveyors and have plenty of Minnesota brews on tap. It's the cooking technique that has us raising a skeptical eyebrow.

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    March 6, 2013

    City Pages Restaurant Guide 2013 is on newsstands now!

    Take a bite out of the Twin Cities' best dining gems with a little help from City Pages. Today, the Restaurant Guide 2013 hits newsstands with hundreds of must-try restaurants around the Twin Cities. Here's a preview. See also: Download our new, improved (and awesome) City Pages app!

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Chef's Day Off: Where Jim Kyndberg of FireLake Grill likes to eat

    It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    The Lynn on Bryant: Now open [VIDEO]

    After a short, sweet, and successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the additional $25,000 it  needed, the Lynn on Bryant in Lynnhurst has officially opened its doors to the public. Even in its earliest days of development, the surrounding community seemed to embrace the concept of this restaura ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Foxy Falafel soon to open in former Caribe spot

    The movement of street food to brick-and-mortar buildings continues with overachiever Erica Strait bringing her Foxy Falafel to St. Paul only weeks after launching her food truck.  While looking for a new commercial kitchen space this summer, she happened upon the neighborhood bistro space that ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Wellman's Pub will take over Drink downtown location

    Wellman's will replace the downtown Drink​The space that was once home to the downtown location of Drink won't be empty for very long. Wellman's Pub, an Iowa-based bar and restaurant chain with two locations in Des Moines, will open its first Minnesota store on the busy corner of North Fifth Stree ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    George & the Dragon to open at 50th and Bryant

    ​Now that the damage from the fire that ravaged the beloved Blackbird and Heidi's restaurants has been cleaned up, a new eatery has announced it is ready to move in. The space at 50th and Bryant in southwest Minneapolis will soon be home to a pub called George and the Dragon, Minnesota Monthly rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Rinata offers new Sunday brunch menu

    Debbie TallenNow you don't have to wait for dinner to get your Italian on.​Rinata, "a little piece of Italy in Uptown," has been pleasing guests and critics alike since its opening on Hennepin Avenue in 2008 with its affordable but excellent Italian cuisine. Fans had to content themselves with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Northeast Social coming to Eat Street

    Eat Street is going to get Social this fall. Northeast Minneapolis hotspot Northeast Social is opening a new restaurant on 26th and Nicollet, where the Caterpillar Lounge and Tacos Morelos used to be. The new location will be called Eat Street Social. The plan is to keep the flavor of Northeast So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Grand Szechuan opens second location in Plymouth

    A new Szechuan in the 'burbs​When the former chef at Little Szechuan decamped to Bloomington's Grand Szechuan in 2009, his decision caught the attention of the Twin Cities Chinese-language publications and the foodie press: Chef Luo Guanghe left the St. Paul stalwart and took several staff members ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Cru now open in Nisswa's Grand View Lodge

    Grand View LodgeThe historic lodge offers contemporary dining.​When you hit the Brainerd Lakes this season, you don't have to spend the trip subsisting on fish fry. The Grand View Lodge in Nisswa--one of Minnesota's best-loved up north resorts--recently upgraded its dining options by opening a ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Downtown Crave: A sneak peek

    Mo PerryThe hip new downtown Crave opens tomorrow​The ever-expanding Crave empire celebrates the grand opening of its most ambitious location yet tomorrow. All traces of former occupant Palomino are long gone, and the space has been given a fresh makeover. Walls have been torn down to create ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011
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    February 23, 2011

    In Season takes over Armatage Room on Penn

    Chef Don Saunders makes his comeback

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    December 9, 2010

    Andiamo Ristorante will give Italian one more try in Eagan

    Sarah NienaberWill Andiamo succeed where Bibo's bruschette and braised lamb shank failed?​Lazy Lightning perused the Eagan City Council's upcoming agenda and noted that a new restaurant is set to replace the former Bibo restaurant run by the Marchionda family, owners of Buon Giorno and I Nonni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Pot brownie sparks interest

    Bin Wine BarGet high legally--on chocolate, anyway​That got your attention, didn't it? While you won't get anything except a sugar high from Bin Wine Bar's terra cotta-wrapped dessert, its novelty doesn't show signs of fading anytime soon. "In the last two weeks, I've probably sold a couple hundre ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    The Inn coming soon from the owners of The Strip Club

    The Strip Club crew takes over Subo.​Coinciding with Subo's recent closure comes the announcement that its space will become a new restaurant called The Inn, run by Tim Niver and Aaron Johnson, owners of The Strip Club in St. Paul and founders of the revived Town Talk Diner. The pair are partn ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 6, 2010

    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl dishes on Twin Cities dining scene

    City Pages' former critic pens new book, Drink This: Wine Made Simple

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Top 5: Ways to spend X-Mas week, foodie style

    How to entertain visiting relatives *and* have some good eats? Start planning now...

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    MplsStPaul Mag debuts restaurant rater

    First, check out MPLSSt.Paul Magazine's new Restaurant Rater. Then check out its exhaustive burger breakdown.

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    January 20, 2009

    Heidi's hot new chef's table

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    The best seats in town are at Heidi's new chef's table.

  • Restaurants

    April 30, 2008

    The Mexitalian bistro La Chaya has staying power

    Diners hungry for a place to linger over their meals have a home in Kingfield

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    October 17, 2007

    Core Competencies

    New Via and Gangchen Have Little in Common, Except That They're Serving the Needs of Their Diverse Communities Uncommonly Well

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    January 31, 2007

    Then There Were None

    Auriga has closed—and so have Five and Levain. Is Minneapolis over?

  • News

    November 8, 2006

    Wine & Dine 2006

    Need help navigating a wine list? The bins at your local wine shop? City Pages' sixth annual toast to the noble grape is here to help.

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    November 8, 2006
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    March 8, 2006

    Vive Le Difference

    Parasole's newest venture aims for France, but pleases everyone

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    December 21, 2005

    Seeing Sous Vide

    Why all the taste-making top-tier kitchens in the Twin Cities are suddenly awash in plastic bags

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    November 30, 2005

    Ambition Accomplished

    Fugaise has sky-high ambitions and the kitchen skills to match

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    2005 Wine & Dine Guide: The World in a Bottle

    If 40 distributors each work with between 30 and 200 chateaus, bodegas, collectives, estates, wineries, or what have you--how many separate bottlings are available in Minnesota?

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    October 5, 2005

    Really Fine Dining

    Minneapolis is a-changin', and the restaurant scene will never be the same

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    May 4, 2005

    Craft's Fare

    A terrific bar lurks within East Lake Street's newest fine-dining restaurant

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    July 14, 2004

    Vintage Bargains

    One more reason to toast: Half-price wine nights have caught on all over the Twin Cities

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    December 10, 2003

    Exceptional Vintage

    A Stillwater wine bar reveals the real reason wine is good for you

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    July 9, 2003

    High Steaks Gambit

    Will "crossroads cuisine" reinvent both St. Louis Park and the Brazilian barbecue?

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    December 11, 2002

    Pride of the Prairie

    Heartland serves purely Midwestern ingredients in pure French style

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    October 3, 2001
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    September 19, 2001
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    August 29, 2001
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    October 11, 2000
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    August 30, 2000
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    October 27, 1999
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    October 13, 1999
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    October 28, 1998

    Barracuda Baby Turtle Vodka

    Vintage chef Patrick Atanalian dances on the bleeding edge of the culinary avant-garde, pushing past the current "fusion" trend into a world where everything in sight has fused and become surreal.

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    July 15, 1998
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    April 15, 1998

    Think Globally, Eat Locally

    The Local's Kieran Folliard is no stranger to turning pieces of straw into plates of gold.

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    March 27, 1996
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