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    September 3, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 24, 2014
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Classic Japanese cuisine in a fun, modern neighborhood restaurant. Our menu features fresh, authentic and traditional Japanese foods. In addition to sushi and robata, the menu includes a substantial selection of noodles including different varieties of udon, soba and ramen.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
First time
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had been meaning to go to Masu since they opened and just never got around to it. Went on a Saturday expecting it to be packed, and it was fairly busy but not lines out the door.
We had four sushi rolls before a show over at the Guthrie. Was really surprised at how quickly the rolls came out, especially considering how well done the plating was. Server said that their main business is distribution so their fish is always very fresh, and comes in daily. Out of the four rolls, Dynamite, Spicy Iwana, Firecracker and Masu Roll, the only one we didn't really care for was the Masu Roll. It seemed overly sweet and yet fishy at the same time. Service was attentive and good."
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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PUBLIC kitchen+bar is located in the historic Noyes & Cutler Building, overlooking Mears Park in historic Lowertown, St. Paul. Casual sophistication in the dining room combined with the preservation of the original historic character of the space provide a comfortably setting to enjoy PUBLIC’s contemporary, American cuisine, focusing on seasonality and house made ingredients. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, great wines, and craft beers from our bar on the main level over-looking the open kitchen. <br /><br />Alternatively, the lower level features a 1920’s prohibition era lounge available for pre-or post-dinner drinks, classic cocktails or a separate menu of small plates available until 2 AM. The small plate menu in the lower level consists of fourteen items meant to be shared. The lounge level is also available for private events accommodating up to 175 guests. <br /><br />PUBLIC looks forward to welcoming you!<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Quite good
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I was hesitant about going to Public because of the mixed reviews. Our visit was quite good. The food was much better than we anticipated - we had really great filets and ribs, plus unique starters (the ceviche and the jalapeño + cheddar biscuits) which were also good. We had a few craft cocktails (strong, good but not great) and a bill of over $130 with tip. Not sure if it was worth it on value since the plates were very small, no real sides to speak of with the entrees. But what we had was good, and our server was attentive without being too pushy."
Dined on 11/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Acqua is comfortably located on the Western shore of White Bear Lake and offers seating in four relaxed dining rooms, two sheltered decks overlooking the marina, a spacious lakeside patio and cozy bar. The menu is Italian driven and Acqua Restaurant always strives to source out the highest quality local ingredients. The restaurant focuses on maintaining a warm, clean and comfortable atmosphere while offering knowledgeable and attentive service that cares.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous!
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2006
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First time at Acqua with friends that live in the area. Was really impressed with the service, and the food was fantastic. Everyone really enjoyed their meals and dessert. The craft cocktails were fun too. Appreciate the complementary valet, especially with all the construction and parking issues right now."
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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An LA landmark since its opening in 1983, The Ivy is the place to go for a great time in the City of Angels. From its star-studded crowd, to its jamming music, friendly wait-staff, killer cocktails and unbeatable food, this cozy, hip, neighborhood restaurant exemplifies the easy glamour and charm that California is all about.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Late lunch, cute decor
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went to the Ivy for some potential celeb-spotting, but alas, it was just the tourist crowd on a holiday weekend. The Cobb salad was really good and hubby liked the crab cakes. The decor is really cute and although we sat inside, the patio looked really nice (smaller than I thought though)."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Kindee offers traditional Thai cuisine with a modern flair. Our menu offers a large variety of unique appetizers, delicious entrées, hot soups and crisp salads. Whatever your preference, we are sure you will find something on our menu that will satisfy your appetite. Located in the heart of the Mill District, across the street from the Guthrie Theater, Kindee has proven to be a mainstay of the diverse culinary culture of downtown Minneapolis. Whether you are in Minneapolis on business, for a show at the Guthrie, or are just looking for a great Thai meal with friends or family, Kindee is happy to accommodate.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always very good
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2006
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
"Kindee Thai is a great riverfront place for lunch or for a pre-Guthrie theater dinner. They tend to get busy for dinner but Mondays are a good option because the Guthrie theater is dark and its easier to get in."
Dined on 8/25/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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