Steveofoto1
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  • Review Count
    12
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  • First Review
    September 19, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 21, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Campiello blends a cosmopolitan sense of style with award winning regional Italian cooking. The menu offers spit-roasted meats, pizzas, pasta & seafood delivered in an artful, bustling setting. Features an open kitchen & lively bar with specialty martinis. Located just minutes southwest of Minneapolis in Eden Prairie.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Lamb Ever!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2007
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The Lamb Chop special on their seasonal menu is hands down the best lamb dish I have ever had...and I love lamb. So tender they don't even give you a steak knife...easily cut with a butter knife! Fantastic Martina's, classy service, rich atmosphere especially at Christmas. Our most visited restaurant."
Dined on 12/19/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Cast & Cru is the newest restaurant in the western suburbs. We serve Fresh Modern American Cuisine. Our chef-driven menu features seasonal ingredients grown in our on-site gardens prepared in our brand new state of the art kitchen. The food is elegant and sophisticated yet fun and approachable. We have prix fixe menus, a al carte menu, as well as a nine-course tasting menu for the true foodies. <br /><br />We also have a small plates menu for more casual dining.<br /><br />Our bar serves meticulously selected wines from the top distributors and producers from around the world, as well as fine scotches, whiskey, and craft beer. <br /><br />Located in the historic Old Log Theatre on 11 acres, we host theatre patrons, destination diners, and our neighbors in the Lake Minnetonka area.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice Place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
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
"Not over the top great like some other reviews have claimed. Pretty restaurant, nicely appointed. Menu was very interesting. Pork chop was excellent. Osso Buco was good but not exceptional. Award winning Cioppini not award winning. Old Log Old Fashioned was excellent."
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2007
Special Features: scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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Salut Bar Américain is the brasserie down the block. Warm and welcoming, with an urbane wit and urban sensibility, it’s an afternoon hangout and an evening refuge. It’s your neighbor with a French accent. The setting evokes a classic Parisian bistro/restaurant. The service is spirited, confident and capably executed. And the cooking captures the freshness and hearty flavor of French cuisine. It’s the vibe inside that sets Salut apart from bowing maitre ‘d’s and sniffing sommeliers. From the welcoming wine list, to the playful décor, to the genial buzz in the dining room, Salut celebrates the French restaurant’s essential qualities while dispensing with the exclusionary ones. It demystifies French food by making it accessible and rewarding while poking fun at the stereotypes that surround it. Salut gives French dining a shot in the arm – while giving the French a gentle kick in the derriere. In this sense, Salut is a dual citizen: Authentically French – but proudly American.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Always a good meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was spot on. I had a steak and my SO had the trout. Drinks exquisitely prepared. Great atmosphere. Not really "French" but I'm ok with that."
Dined on 11/14/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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From the moment you walk into Redstone, you know you’re in for a truly special experience. Each guest is warmly greeted at the door with a genuine smile. The people here are glad to see you and it shows. As you pass the cozy fireplace and take in the view of the bustling bar, you know you’ve arrived.<br /><br>Dining at Redstone is so much more than a delicious meal; it’s a memorable experience – from the carefully selected music to the first class service.<br /><br>Redstone features a wood-burning grill, rotisserie and an open exhibition kitchen where our signature steaks, creative appetizers, chicken and the freshest seafood available are creatively prepared. <br /><br>The rugged yet romantic atmosphere is perfect for any occasion, an intimate dinner, a business lunch or Sunday brunch.<br /><br>Adventurous and uncompromising, Redstone’s attention to detail is evident in our commitment to making everything from scratch and to our relentless pursuit of total guest satisfaction.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A favorite
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2007
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Rotisserie Chicken the very best in the Twin Cities. Cornbread is out of sight good. Lemongrass good but not great. Drinks and wine list are excellent. Very cool vibe. Good service."
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Chef/Owner Hector Ruiz welcomes you to Café Ena: A cozy intimate restaurant located in the tangletown neighborhood in south Minneapolis. Chef Ruiz pares his classic French technique and South American palate to present an exciting menu of Latin-Fusion cuisine. Begin your meal with a south american style ceviche, shrimp, fish, scallops and shrimp in a aji sauce. The many entrées include, scallops, halibut, pork tenderloin, Argentinean style steaks finished in a savory chimichurri. The wine list focuses on a wide range of varietals from Central and South America. Weekly Wine Flights are a great opportunity to sample the many styles offered on the list. If wine is not your thing, perhaps you would enjoy one of the many cervesas, always served in a frosty mug with a lime.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Sophisticated Latin Food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Unexpectedly affordable ($55/person with drinks and tip), unpretentious but well prepared food. I had the Rack of Lamb which was both unique and tasty."
Dined on 10/17/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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After three years of operating as the well-known fine dining Restaurant Levain, Café Levain was launched in 2007 as a French bistro with a full menu of comfort food done right.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Very Good Restaurant
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Our second visit to this gem of a restaurant. We both had the Beef Short Ribs. Very tasty, served quickly, and nicely presented. Busy restaurant although it's easy to hear. Parking in the neighborhood is a slight challenge."
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good but not great
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Fairly pedestrian food. Spit roasted chicken and salmon were both good although the salmon was a bit dry. Very good service. Restaurant is beautifully appointed."
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Kona Grill offers diners freshly prepared food, personalized service & a warm contemporary ambiance that creates an exceptional, yet affordable dining experience. The diverse menu includes a wide variety of mainstream American dishes, as well as a variety of entrees & appetizers with an international influence. Specialties include Baked Sea Bass in a miso-sake marinade, Filets, Almond Crusted Pork Tenderloin, & Kona Grill's signature dish - Macadamia Nut Chicken. Kona Grill also features an award-winning sushi menu containing all of the traditional favorites plus several unique dishes created by talented sushi chefs.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Above Average
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2007
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Not especially notable but good in almost all ways. Pot stickers are great, the lobster mac and cheese tasty on a cold night. Service is very good. Ambience is excellent...a very smart looking restaurant. Overall, food is somewhat "corporate" and above average. Not especially notable. Overall, enjoyable."
Dined on 10/03/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Surprisingly good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2007
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
"Not sure why I had modest expectations. Perhaps because this restaurant is located in a hotel (Le Meridien). Sophisticated ambience, excellent service. Goose liver pate was great as was my 5 oz tenderloin. Inventive drinks, great desserts. We'll be back!"
Dined on 9/27/2014
 2007
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Fun place!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2007
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We always enjoy this restaurant. Very accommodating to kids and groups. Food is generally tasty and filling. Veal Saltimbocca, one of our favorites, is generally quite good. On this occasion, a bit chewy and tasting over cooked."
Dined on 9/19/2014
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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