112 Eatery112 N Third St Amsterdam Building Minneapolis, MN 55401 US +1-612-343-7696
WAREHOUSE DISTRICT. One of the best reasons you have for venturing into the Warehouse District, this cozy, award-winning kitchen, run by Chef Isaac Becker, applies youthful enthusiasm to the art of creative cookery. Featured main dishes run the gamut, from nori-encrusted sirloin with ponzu to sea urchin risotto to tagliatelle with foie gras meatballs. If something a tad more mainstream fires your craving, then the signature 112 cheeseburger is probably the way to go. It won't take long for you to figure why this is one of town's top restaurants, the preferred haunt of Minny foodies.
Cantina #1406 E. Broadway Mall of America Bloomington, MN 55425 +1-952-854-6500
Located in the Mall of America, Cantina #1 is the ideal restaurant for diners seeking authentic Mexican food. Menu items include homemade salsas, ceviches, taquitos, enchiladas, seafood dishes and a few Tex-Mex items. An extensive cocktail menu is available, and the great food at Cantina #1 is matched only by the restaurant's fun, lively atmosphere. Events like dancing lessons and live weekend music mix with food and drink specials to make Cantina #1 the perfect destination for a delicious, fun and relaxed meal.
Cosmos601 1st Ave N Graves 601 Hotel Minneapolis, MN 55403 US +1-612-312-1168
DOWNTOWN. Keeping pace with the sleek, sexy aesthetics of the Graves 601 Hotel requires a restaurant designer's A-game, and that's just what happened when the plans were drawn up for Cosmos. Modern and cool, the space features furniture with low-profiles and clean, distinct lines, giving it a dramatic vibe that suits the downtown Theater District just right. The dinner menu lists inventive numbers like celery root tart and vanilla-butter poached lobster with sweet onion curry. Sunday "blunch," meanwhile, includes tasty benedicts, corned beef hash, and after 11am, even grilled pork loin and grass-fed Minnesota rib-eye.
Falafel King8405 Lyndale Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55420 +1-952-888-3008
This Bloomington mainstay was founded by a Jerusalem native who survived his tough childhood by selling falafel outside of a boarding school, earning himself the nickname Falafel King. Today, this restaurant is a popular destination for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Specialties include gyros, hummus, tabouli, baba ghanoush, and, of course, falafel. Several vegetarian entrees are available, and customers can purchase pita bread, falafel mix, hummus and a variety of other items. Thanks to its affordable, flavorful food, and comfortable, no-frills atmosphere, Falafel King has become a local favorite.
FIKA2600 Park Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55407 +1-612-871-4907
This Nordic-inspired cafe is located at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. Guests will choose from a seasonal menu featuring traditional Swedish delicacies alongside modern interpretations of Nordic cuisine. In Sweden, fika is a daily break involving coffee and treats. It's a social institution, where friends sit down and chat!
French Meadow Bakery & Café2610 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55408 US +1-612-870-7855
UPTOWN. At French Meadow, one of the most popular Minneapolis bakeries, patrons savor exceptional scratch-made pastries, yeast-free organic breads and satisfying meals made from fresh, local and organic ingredients. In addition to their signature crab cakes and organic eggs Benedict with Black Forest ham, the bakery's bountiful menu includes an alluring array of vegan and gluten-free delights, including a grilled tempeh Reuben, Peruvian quinoa salad and black bean chili. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Gyropolis2325 W. 90th St. Minneapolis, MN 55431 +1-952-746-2091
This family-owned restaurant is known for its authentic Greek cuisine and attention to detail. The feature here is, of course, the gyros, and the restaurant's menu offers five variations on the classic dish. Try a spicy gyro with onions, green peppers and spicy cucumber sauce or an Athenian with French fries, onions, tomatoes, mustard and cucumber sauce. A selection of pizzas, salads, chicken pitas and platters is also available. With its authentic, affordable food and casual, friendly atmosphere, it's no wonder that Gyropolis has become a Bloomington favorite.
Joe's Garage1610 Harmon Pl Minneapolis, MN 55403 US +1-612-904-1163
LORING PARK. This two-level restaurant overlooking Loring Park is the most popular of Joe's multiple Minneapolis locations. Joe's menu contains burger dishes that are influenced by cuisines just about everywhere a lamb burger, curried tuna-burger, veggie burger, and Asian pork burger. On Sundays, the trendy crowd tends to flock here for brunch, an all-you-can-eat, family-style affair that includes Cajun pork chops, apple-smoked bacon, and spinach eggs. Brunch reservations suggested.
Kafé 421421 14th Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 US +1-612-623-4900
DINKYTOWN. Greece, Russia, France, and Mexico happily commingle at this eclectic bistro near the U of Minnesota campus. Locals are well-acquainted with Kafe 421 as an always-interesting dinner spot, but a selection of hearty specialty sandwiches makes lunch an equally appealing prospect. Try the pepperjack avocado burger on a toasted focaccia roll or the croque monsieur, made with fontina cheese and caramelized onions. Chicken, turkey, and grilled portobello mushrooms also make appearances.
Kokomo's Island Cafe319 South Avenue Bloomington, MN 55425 +1-952-698-3072
Kokomos Island Cafe where Key West meets the tasty, spicy flavors of the Caribbean. Your taste buds will delight in the array of mouth-watering dishes prepared with fresh fruit, vegetables and fish. Entrees include items like Key West Lime Chicken, Beach Kabobs, Black Pearl Ribs, Tiki-Koko Shrimp Platter and Castaway Tilapia. Kokomo's also serves up some great salad options. On the Lil' Surfer menu, kids will enjoy their choices like popcorn shrimp, tender chicken fingers and more favorites. Relax to the sounds of steel drum music and an Island setting.