LateNightDiner
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    June 23, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
LateNightDiner's Reviews
 
There are two Burger Jones...<br />There's the urban burger bar whose sleek dining room, cocktail bar and patio overlooking Lake Calhoun draws discerning burgerholics for lunch, dinner and drinks. This Burger Jones offers early and late Happy Hour, along with ample parking, including dedicated spaces for easy pickup of your takeout orders.<br /><br />Then there's the other Burger Jones...<br />Behind the kitchen door we transform a secret custom grind into burgers you'll have no choice but to attack – for their beauty can drive you insane – and no option but to eat quickly, lest the dopamine rush overload your pleasure receptors. <br /><br />Start slowly, maybe with a simple Burger Jones. As your habit develops, don’t worry: we’ll feed it.<br /><br />Sorry, no patio reservations accepted... Have a cold beer or Hillbilly Hooch and we will seat you outside as soon as we can if you prefer but expect to wait.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Burger Delight
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2011
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great burgers made up for the somewhat inattentive service. The patio was busy, but not to the point that our guests should have waited an extra 15 minutes until our server took their drink orders (we arrived first and had already rec'd our drinks). The burger menu is very innovative and the flavors were fantastic. I just wish that we had a Burger Jones in our neighborhood. Still, Uptown is a great dinner destination!"
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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LOUIE'S STORY:Bar Louie is an eclectic urban bar with warm surroundings filled with nightlife photography, hand-laid mosaic tile, and accented with a stunning patio that features a full bar. Made famous for our handcrafted signature martinis, we also feature an exceptional selection of uniquely presented American food traditionally and regionally inspired, including small plates, burgers and sandwiches. While beer and wine connoisseurs will be impressed with our extensive selection of imports, microbrews and over 20 wines by the glass, cocktail drinkers will revel in signature martinis, mojitos and margaritas made from the highest quality ingredients, fresh fruit and hand squeezed juices.We are dedicated to always remaining a local bar that delivers unforgettable experiences to every guest. Whether gathering with friends or unwinding with a cocktail, Bar Louie guests have come to expect remarkable service and an exceptional experience that keeps them coming back.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Energy abounds
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"It was raining, so the great patio was closed, but the scene inside was very energetic. The live DJ had the music under control and the servers kept things moving. Our selections for dinner came from the specials list, and were very good. I especially liked the Panko crusted fish k-bobs. There is an impressive beer selection on tap and everyone seemed to be enjoying their evening. I'm sure we will go back!"
Dined on 8/29/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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TOP 50 RESTAURANTS, TOP 10 FOOD: Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine<br />BAR LURCAT BEST SUMMER PATIO: City Pages "Summer Guide" 2004<br />BEST FRENCH FRIES: City Pages "Best of the Twin Cities" 2004<br />BEST BURGERS: Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine<br />BAR LURCAT BEST WINE BAR: City Pages "Best of the Twin Cities"<br />TOP 10 WINE LISTS: Food and Wine 2003<br />TOP 20 WINE LISTS: Monterey Wine Festival 2004<br /><br />Sweeping views of Loring Park, innovative American food, a captivating bar featuring 200+ wines with 30 by the glass make this venue a complete destination. Open every evening. Reservations Recommended.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Don't miss the back patio!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2011
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had a reservation for indoors, but the evening was so beautiful, we asked about an outdoor table. The only ones they had available were on the back patio. We wove our way through the restaurant, but ended up on a very quiet, very romantic hide-away in back. What a gem!It felt like we had hopped over to Europe and were dining on a little side street somewhere in France or Italy. Our server was seasoned and made excellent recommendations. Don't miss the steak Tartare! And the warm, buttery beets were the best beets I've ever eaten. We can't wait to go back!"
Dined on 8/23/2014
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Raku Sushi and Lounge, featuring the finest selection of new style Japanese cuisine along with traditional favorites. Extensive sake, wine and cocktail list.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Worth the trip
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2011
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2011
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
"We enjoyed some great sushi on a beautiful night for outdoor dining. Our server made several recommendations from the specials list and they were very good. Raku is easy to find, with lots of FREE parking. We love the West End restaurants."
Dined on 7/24/2014
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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 Bar Abilene
Bar Abilene
Located next to the Lagoon Cinemas in Uptown, Bar Abilene features a full dinner & appetizer menu, as well as more than 25 freshly-made margaritas, 100-plus tequilas & guacamole made tableside. Bar Abilene offers a modern, Western feel that is both warm and exciting. The "cowboy fusion" cuisine being presented at Bar Abilene is a natural extension of Southwestern cuisine.BarAbilene Features DJ and Dancing 10pm to close Thursdays thru Saturdays. <br />We also have free Salsa Dancing lesson on THURSDAY FROM 7 TO 8PM and Salsa Dancing until 2am.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food and beer offerings
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2011
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2011
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
"We'd never been to Bar Abilene, but will certainly go back! It's nice to step off the busy Lake Street path. The food was fresh, the beer selection was stellar and the outdoor patio was perfect for the summer evening temps! Creative combinations and fun table-side guacamole preparation made for a great dining experience."
Dined on 6/21/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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