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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    May 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    August 26, 2014
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Situated on Loring Park in the heart of Minneapolis, Loring Kitchen and Bar features delicious food and an enticing bar. A neighborhood kitchen with destination appeal, we feature contemporary cuisine in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Getting better
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2008
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Dinner food and menu are improving here after new chef began. Good strawberry salad. Like the add-ons, especially the crabcake. Glad sweet potato fries have returned to the menu. Lots of outdoor dining across from Loring Park. Good weekend brunch, too."
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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This is the second location of the acclaimed FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar - Mall of America. The restaurant is warm and inviting; from it's copper servery to it's reclaimed Minnesota barn wood walls. Aromas of roasting rotisserie chicken and flame kissed steak fills the air. FireLake really sets the mood for your friends and family to gather and share in delicious, tasty food and warm, friendly service. Enjoy a Minnesota made micro-brew, a crafted cocktail or a light bite in the relaxed and fun FireLake Cocktail Bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it's the perfect place to unwind and dine.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Nice ambiance but needs improvement
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had read many reports of terrible service, but ours was okay. Surprisingly our server brought us a complimentary dessert and apologized for the slow service. Perhaps they are trying to placate people who complain and so give a free dessert to everyone. Our server was fine but wasn't warm or friendly. Nice ambiance but rated it fair because the orange chairs are very uncomfortable - they can't be leaned back on because you end up back at a 45 degree angle. Each tried a different salad and each was bland. We could hardly taste the dressing because the greens were wet. Walleye cake/burger and sauce were good. Liked that the menu had many local/state food items, e.g, walleye."
Dined on 7/25/2014
 2008
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Neighborhood bistro pub in the heart of the North East Minneapolis Arts District.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Outdoor dining
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Enjoyed being able to dine outdoors but can't rave about the food."
Dined on 7/28/2014
 2008
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Named "Best French Restaurant, populist vote" by Mpls St. Paul Magazine (<A HREF="http://www.barbette.com/menu"><b>CLICK HERE</b></A> to see our menus), Barbette has also received "best of's" from local press for its late night dining, desserts, wine list, date spot, music, and, of course, those French fries that accompany the steak frites. We use local and organic ingredients as often as possible, presenting beautiful food in a casual, eclectic, bistro atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good choice near Lake Calhoun
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Green salad starter and chicken entree were good. Some outdoor tables just off busy Hennepin Ave. make this a pleasant place to dine outside. Parking lot is a plus in this busy area."
Dined on 7/23/2014
 2008
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FireLake embodies the flavor of flame & features a menu that takes its inspiration from the heartland of the Midwest & the fresh, simply presented food of the Mediterranean. The menu features a passionate exploration of fresh indigenous ingredients & the unique flavors can only be delivered by real burning wood.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
pleasant hotel cafe
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2008
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Better food and ambiance than most hotel coffee shops. Server was very pleasant but harried; seemed to have too many tables to take care of and so service was slow. Good menu with local items."
Dined on 7/08/2014
 2008
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Marin Restaurant & Bar is an inviting combination of Northern California and Minnesota influences. It’s a showcase for inventive, health-conscious cuisine with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients served in a beautiful and refined urban setting.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Great outdoor venue on Hennepin Ave., nicely sheltered from the busy street. Server Carl was excellent. Food was pretty good - enjoyed the cauliflower and hummus and the kale salad, but the chicken entrée was disappointing."
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Masa is a contemporary & cosmopolitan style of Mexican cuisine with strong regional authenticity. Masa offers a rich & enticing menu in a cool & sophisticated decor of rich colors & textures of Mexico. Masa features great Margaritas and other specialty cocktails, delicious non-alcoholic selections, and a unique selection of tequila.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
nice change of pace on the Mall
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"interesting menu with good tacos, quesadilla shrimp appetizer. and tasty margaritas (but with too much ice and not enough actual drink); pleasant service and hostess; nice modern decor"
Dined on 5/21/2014
 2008
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A midtown classic with sprawling views of the NYC. Located in the heart of Midtown, this steakhouse offers incredible service and great food in a beautiful three level space. Known for having one of the city's best wine lists and bar scenes, Del Frisco's is the perfect place for small groups and parties of up to 80.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great steak place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A go-to place for steak - and especially convenient to the theater district, for either pre- or post-theater. Very good sides, including creamed spinach and onion rings."
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2008
Special Features: late-night find
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Situated on Loring Park in the heart of Minneapolis, Loring Kitchen and Bar features delicious food and an enticing bar. A neighborhood kitchen with destination appeal, we feature contemporary cuisine in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Transition in the kitchen?
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Hope this is just a transition time due to a new chef. We liked the old menu, including the various yummy sliders (especially the crabcake) and sides (especially the sweet potato fries.) Used to be a good beet salad. Very limited fish/seafood selections now. Service was pleasant. Generous-sized green salads. Will try again in a month or so and hope the menu is more extensive & interesting."
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Sanctuary, with its chandeliers and vaguely gothic ambiance - protected by gargoyles like the sanctuaries of Europe - is elegant, yet comfortable. It is meant to be a haven where food, service and music please the senses. A fireplace warms cold nights - a patio with flowers and herbs celebrates summer. With thick limestone, rough timbers and ceiling beams dating back to the 1860's, it reminds you of that small romantic place you'd love to visit again. <br /><br /><br />Sanctuary serves New American Cuisine, deftly combining immigrant influences from the Mediterranean to Japan into dishes that are delicious, amazing and satisfying. The menu stays enticing with weekday Tasting Menus, special creations Fri./Sat. and menu changes every other month. The StarTribune said, “[I] loved the well-paired wines, the genial service, the cozy surroundings and the kitchen's finesse." <br /><br /><br />Located one block from the Guthrie, it is the perfect place for dinner before or after a show.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Interesting menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The menu changes frequently and always offers some unusual but delicious items. Barramundi entrée was excellent, with interesting accompaniments. Kale salad not so exciting. Long-standing tartlet appetizer is very good. Cozy atmosphere, pleasant and friendly host. Easy parking, very good pre-Guthrie dining option."
Dined on 5/01/2014
 2008
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