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La Quinta Inn Bloomington - Minneapolis7815 Nicollet Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420
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All rooms at La Quinta Inn Bloomington - Minneapolis have interior corridor entrances and provide such features as pillow-top mattresses and free high-speed Internet access. The friendly staff sets up a delicious free Bright Side Breakfast™ mornings in the lobby along with a USA Today.
With easy access to I-494, stay at the La Quinta Inn Bloomington - Minneapolis, and you are just minutes from MSP International Airport and Mall of America®, home to Nickelodeon Universe®. Complimentary shuttle service runs daily from 4:30am to 11:00pm. A quick trip to the Hiawatha Light Rail offers a low cost trip to downtown Minneapolis. When attending events at the Metrodome, Xcel Energy Center, the Minneapolis Convention Center, and the Target Center, this is the La Quinta Inn Bloomington - Minneapolis is the place to stay.
- Number of Rooms: 183
- DISTANCE FROM: Mall of America - 2 miles | Airport - 5.7 miles
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5001 34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417 US - +1-612-724-3009
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS. Hearty southern Italian cuisine comes to South Minneapolis in this cozy restaurant. Yellow-gold paint and whimsical decorative touches create an intimate, welcoming space. Octopus with saffron potato and citronette makes for an unexpected starter, while updated classics like spaghetti with tomato and veal meatballs and gorgonzola-crusted steak with wild mushroom ragu populate the entrees menu. Arrive early to sip half-price bottles of wine between 4:30pm and 6:00pm.
Edina, MN 55435 US - +1-952-928-7888
EDINA. This fun, neighborhood restaurant offers a gourmet menu with Thai, Vietnamese, Indian, and Chinese dishes. Featured items include spicy Kung Pao, pad Thai, and lemon chicken all prepared right before your eyes. Homemade ginger ale is also a must.
3900 American Blvd W
Hilton Minneapolis / Bloomington
Bloomington, MN 55437 US - +1-952-830-5200
BLOOMINGTON. Perfectly charred and beautifully presented, the Bloomington ChopHouse's succulent steaks and chops more than make up for its location outside of Minneapolis proper. The muted green walls and and red-orange booths combine with lively clientele to produce an invigorating dining experience.
2308 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410 US - +1-612-925-3113
SOUTHWEST MINNEAPOLIS. This cozy Italian deli has a few seats in the dining room, but most folks grab panini or a slice of pizza to take back to the office. Other lunch choices include hot dishes like spinach lasagna, manicotti, and an ever-changing daily pasta special. Those eating light can try the arugula salad with asiago cheese and orange-balsamic vinaigrette, or a house salad with pistachios and champagne dressing. Later in the day, the cucina does a brisk dinner business; Broders' Pasta Bar across the street also serves evening eats.
5000 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419 US - +1-612-925-9202
SOUTHWEST MINNEAPOLIS. Pasta, as an art form? It certainly is that way at Broders' Pasta Bar. The 22 varieties of pasta and risotto are made fresh, daily. Not only that, each dish is prepared with individually sautéed herbs and garlic. The atmosphere is casual and friendly - diners seated at the bar get a view of the chefs as they cook, and there are always daily specials to mix up the standard favorites.
4601 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419 US - +1-612-824-4441
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS. Younger sibling of El Meson (an energetic Spanish-Caribbean spot on Lyndale), Café Ena's specialty is Latin fusion cuisine. The intimate, subdued atmosphere fosters just the right environment for warming up to dishes you might not have tasted before. Start with chile en hogada (roasted poblano stuffed with ground beef, mango, and cucumber) while deciding on your main. When the time comes, the choice will be tough pan-seared turkey with homemade mole, cardamom-blackened salmon over sautéed artichokes, or filet of corvina wrapped in a banana leaf but not without delicious reward.
3501 Minnesota Dr
Bloomington, MN 55435 US - +1-952-841-1000
BLOOMINGTON. Sister restaurant of Zelo, Ciao Bella is a trendy, smartly decorated eatery that's quite popular at lunch and dinner with the business crowd. The moody restaurant features sensuous curves, exposed brick, wrought iron, and bold design elements, including a funky bar. Pizza is king at lunch, but at dinner you'll want to sample excellent pasta dishes fusilli with grilled chicken is not to be missed. Fresh fish, steaks, and chicken also prove delicious. Reservations are suggested.
5601 W 78th St
Bloomington, MN 55439 US - +1-952-835-1900
BLOOMINGTON. This charming restaurant has the distinction of delivering authentic, mouthwatering French cuisine. Elegant Collette recaptures the ambience of a quaint, 19th-century Parisian café or brasserie dark wood accents, banquette seating, and tulip lamps. Favorite dishes include garlic-tinged bouillabaisse, coq au vin, crepes, and braised lamb shank with garlic potatoes.
4257 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409 US - +1-612-823-0011
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS. Corner Table places a premium on serving up dishes that incorporate locally-grown ingredients, particularly meat and produce from small, family-owned farms. Though the digs are snug, guests are made to feel right at home by the calm vibe. The dining room's capacity for comfort only deepens when waitstaff delivers dishes like braised beef shank with whipped parsnip and broccolini, pan-roasted trout with Brussels sprout leaves and roasted potato, and pappardelle pasta with lamb ragout.
9329 Lyndale Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55420 US - +1-952-888-9294
BLOOMINGTON. A pleasing mix of Cantonese dishes and American favorites can be had at this Bloomington mainstay. Hot and spicy beef, moo goo gai pan, and shrimp with snow peas tempt Chinese-food devotees, while filet mignon, broiled lobster tails, and fried jumbo shrimp entice those looking for a steakhouse experience. An array of soups, noodle dishes, and fried rice is also on offer. Dinner specials are permanent and nightly, often featuring entrees that blend the kitchen's Cantonese and American sensibilities. A kid's menu and a take-out menu win points with families and diners on the run, respectively.
Edina, MN 55435 US - +1-952-925-1001
EDINA. Wholesome morsels and casual digs are always on the docket at this Edina eatery, where the emphasis is on fresh organic ingredients and healthy preps. This is an espcially good choice for breakfast, as the kitchen cooks up ditties like Ten Grain Hotcakes, cinnamon-challah French toast, and an omelet stuffed with wok-seared Asian veggies then flavored with seasoned tamari and sesame oil.
5204 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417 US - +1-612-824-4794
NOKOMIS. Pumpkin buckwheat waffles, blueberry buttermilk pancakes or scrambled eggs and cheese with smoked trout? It's these types of delicious dilemmas you'll encounter at Hot Plate, an unconventional diner where paint-by-number pictures hang on the walls and the kitchen uses locally sourced ingredients.
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd
Normandale Office Park
Bloomington, MN 55437 US - +1-952-921-2255
BLOOMINGTON. Thanks to its location in an office building, Kincaid's attracts a business crowd who relishes its well-executed, straightforward cuisine. Kincaid's specializes in Nebraska corn-fed beef, chops, fresh seafood, and pastas, and it's known for its mesquite grilling and homemade breads. The large bar is an added attraction, especially when the workday is over. Sunday brunch and incredible service are added draws, as is outdoor dining when the weather's warm. Reservations recommended.
4800 28th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55417 US - +1-612-729-9316
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS. If you want an authentic, homemade doughnut freshly glazed, then look no further than Mel-O-Glaze Bakery in Minneapolis. Perfect for breakfast or even an afternoon snack, Mel-O-Glaze offers a wide variety of pastries, cookies, breads, cakes, doughnuts and more that'll hit the spot any time of the day. For a jump-start to your morning, try their freshly brewed coffee or hot drinks that include mocha, espresso and café latte. So what are you waiting for? Head to Mel-O-Glaze for finger-licking good treats.
3501 W 70th St
Edina, MN 55435 US - +1-952-920-4444
EDINA. At this delicious eatery, try baked Dutch Baby pancakes with whipped butter, lemon, and powdered sugar or oven-baked apple pancakes with cinnamon glaze. Another time, go for a gourmet omelet loaded with fillings and served with Swiss-style hash browns. Regulars have learned to show up before 7am, although breakfast is served any time of the day. Complimentary coffee is offered while you wait for a table.
2928 W 66th St
Minneapolis, MN 55423 US - +1-612-861-7570
Locals visit Patrick's Bakery Cafe in Minneapolis for the freshest baked goods, pastries and chocolate treats. The shop's impressive display case is filled with everything from truffles and macaroons to Danishes, cookies and muffins. Patrons also find an assortment of breads, as well as a large lunch menu featuring the traditional Patou burger, Croque Monsieur, quiche Lorraine and salad Nicoise. Dinner is also available, and there is full table service on Friday and Saturday nights.
5325 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419 US - +1-612-827-7376
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS. Whether you're looking for an on-the-go sandwich for lunch or a leisurely, first-date dinner, Prima is a wise choice. Locals rave about the deli sandwiches, piled high with choice meats and accompaniments like brie and spinach. Pastas take center stage at dinner five-cheese tortellini and spaghetti vongole are dished up in generous, savory portions. Agnolotti, small pasta stuffed with a puree of red peppers and goat cheese, is not to be missed. With several dishes geared towards vegetarians and a kid-friendly atmosphere, there's something for everyone at this favorite neighborhood bistro.
3 W Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55419 US - +1-612-823-4450
SOUTH MINNEAPOLIS. Cozy Scott Ja-Mamas enjoys fine status as one of the area's best barbecue dives, and identifying two or three standouts on the menu is impossible since everything tastes so good! Follow the "Hot Barbecue" neon sign, and you'll find finger-licking spare ribs, barbecued chicken, and shredded pork, along with a selection of sauces: mild, medium, or hot (and they do mean HOT!). Consider throwing a twice-baked potato into the mix, too. Come early for lunch, because seating is often limited. If you do have to wait, check out the eclectic decor, which includes poker-playing dog art and newspaper clippings.
2726 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55410 US - +1-612-354-2806
Arrive early to get a seat at award-winning chef Steven Brown's Tilia. This 40-seat gem features a menu of dishes that are simple and unique, from fish taco tortas to American cassoulet with bratwurst, navy beans, and shallots.
3415 W 44th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410 US - +1-612-924-1900
SOUTHWEST MINNEAPOLIS. The lustrous, dark walls and high, warmly lit ceilings project an unbeatable romantic ambiance in Trattoria Tosca. Even better, the rustic wooden tables draw all the attention where it should be - to the artfully presented seasonal Italian fare. The concise menu allows for frequent rotation, although perennial favorites have included ravioli with foie gras, chicken and cream, as well as a rack of lamb served with polenta, English shell peas and roasted garlic.
3421 W 44th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410 US - +1-612-924-6013
SOUTHWEST MINNEAPOLIS. Those seeking distinctive Minneapolis bakeries turn to Turtle Bread Company for delightfully flavorful treats. Their handcrafted artisan breads come in a wonderful variety of flavors, including cracked wheat, brioche, olive and rosemary levain, country sourdough and French rolls. Pastries, cookies and pies are also available, as is a deli menu featuring soups, salads, sandwiches and quiche. Be sure to browse the gourmet grocery section for specialty salad dressings, preserves, cheeses and marinades, too.