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Restaurants Offering Banquets

508 Bar and Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Casual
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
The 508 is downtown is one of Minneapolis’s most upbeat and energetic dining and drinking experience. This two level venue features casual, contemporary cuisine, signature wines, your choice of 24 tap beers, or one of their famous martinis. Whether you are out for an after work drink, dinner with friends, or dancing the night away, the 508 is the place for you! . . . more

Acapulco Restaurante Mexicano - menu, address, hours

Mexican
Location(s): Maplewood
Authentic yet strongly traditional, Acapulco offers cuisine with explosions of imagination, combined with the highest quality Mexican produce. We invite you to "Taste the Tradition" at any of our seven unique and festive locations, or let us bring Acapulco to you! Available anywhere in the 7 county metro area, we can customize your fiesta menu to entertain anywhere from 20 to 3000 amigos.Join us at any of our seven locations to take advantage of our daily specials:Monday Taco Madness . . . more

Afton House Inn - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Afton
A TRUE DINING EXPERIENCEAward winning cuisine is on the menu at the Afton House Inn where intimate dining by candlelight enlivens the senses and takes away your cares. Tableside cooking and exceptional service promise to make your evening perfect. Enjoy the scenic St. Croix River on one of our dinner boats, sip wine at the attached Swirl Wine Bar, or end a perfect evening with a night cap at our bar, CURRENT. Our promise is your memorable experience!WHERE PAST MEETS PRESENTAll of the . . . more

Cooper Pub & Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Irish Pub
Location(s): St. Louis Park
Cooper introduces old-world European elegance to a warm, friendly atmosphere, offering both traditional pub fare and wee plates to share. You’ll be enveloped in Irish hospitality from the moment you walk in the door – a member of Cara Irish Pubs, the mission “to give every guest an experience so they cannot wait to come back” is clear in every detail. With darts, billiards, free wi-fi and plenty of people-watching, Cooper provides the perfect setting for everything from a quick business lunch to . . . more

Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Live Music and Contemporary Fine Dining
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Dedicated to providing exceptional food along with world-renowned music, the Dakota offers award winning American cuisine blending fresh local ingredients and global flavors. Fine and casual selections offer delicious options for every budget. Dine and relax while taking in exceptional live music, or drop by for a glass of wine or signature martini. Summer patio and year round late night music offers something for everyone.“The most comfortable jazz club in the world for musicians and patrons.” . . . more

Gold Nugget - menu, address, hours

Tavern & Grill
Location(s): Minnetonka
The Gold Nugget is Back! Remember the Original Gold Nugget Burger, Fries or Onion Rings with an Ice Cold Beer and friendly atmosphere? Relive the taste and atmosphere in our same great location with a brand new look! We have taken great care in creating our new menu so that it pleases our patrons and keeps with the old tradition of hand-crafted items. The Gold Nugget features Signature Burgers, Sandwiches, BBQ Ribs, and much more. Also check out our reclaimed 1880's bar with 20 taps of seasonal . . . more

Hell's Kitchen - menu, address, hours

Award-winning BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Unequivocally the most surprising underground restaurant and bar in the Twin Cities, Hell’s Kitchen is a chef-owned,critically acclaimed independent restaurantin the heart of downtown Minneapolis.Join us...kids VERY welcome...for somedamn good food and drinks. Find out for yourself why Gourmet Magazine and Roadfood.com have raved aboutHell’s Kitchen.  . . . more

Holy Land Restaurant and Deli - menu, address, hours

Middle Eastern
Location(s): Minneapolis - South, Minneapolis - Northeast
Take a journey back to a time when life moved a little slower, employees were friendly, helpful and the top priority was providing excellent customer service. Our promise to you is to provide this same experience when you shop or eat with us. Holyland's deli restaurant serves up the original flavors of old world cuisine for lunch or dinner, with a menu of over 48 delicious items made using Mama Fatimas's original recipes. . . . more

J.D. Hoyt's - menu, address, hours

Supper Club
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Hoyt's is a supper club, located in the booming warehouse district of old Minneapolis. A cozy spot with an extensive menu, full bar and a wine list of extraordinary value. Our featured entrees are prepared on our custom designed charcoal grill. This giant grill sears your order to juicy perfection. We're proud to serve large portions of food you'll crave. Best staff in the city.Check out our "NEW" patio! added for your enjoyment. Early Dining and Happy Hour Specials Mon  . . . more

Jensen's Supper Club - menu, address, hours

Supper Club
Location(s): Eagan
Jensen’s Supper Club was born with the idea that Supper Clubs belonged to the community. The 40’s and 50’s were the glory eras for Supper Clubs and they evoked a sense of occasion. It was a special place to celebrate with your family. Jensen’s Supper Club pursues this mission. A place not merely to dine, but to celebrate! . . . more

Keys Cafe & Bakery - menu, address, hours

Cafe & Bakery
Location(s): Hudson, WI
It is said, "necessity is the mother of all invention", and so it was with Barb Hunn. Over 35 years ago, faced with a family of four children, Barb went into the restaurant business. In 1973, the first Keys Café opened for business in St. Paul on Raymond Avenue. Barb founded this first adventure, refining and improving her successful formula until the second Keys opened in New Brighton in 1983. . . . more

Kincaid's - menu, address, hours

Fine Dining
Location(s): Bloomington, St. Paul - Downtown
Kincaid’s Fish, Chop and Steak House brings you wild, succulent Copper River King Salmon from Cordova, Alaska; handmade small-batch Maytag blue cheese from Newton, Iowa; fresh tropical Pacific gamefish from Honolulu’s 5 A.M. Fish Auction. . . . more

La Fonda de Los Lobos - menu, address, hours

Southwestern - Mexican influenced.
Location(s): Eagan
La Fonda was originally established as "Holly Inn" in the spring of 1976. (La Fonda de Acebo) Octaviano "Otis" Trujillo, one of the original owners, re-established La Fonda de Los Lobos in May of 1992. (The Inn of the Wolves) Otis was born in Taos, New Mexico where "Mama Feloniz" still resides at the tender age of 83 surrounded by two of her four children and still enjoys good health. Inspired by his late father Ruben, Otis moved on to Denver, Colorado where he learned the . . . more

Lake Elmo Inn - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Lake Elmo
In 1983 Chef John Schiltz began living his boyhood dream of owning the Lake Elmo Inn where he began in the restaurant business as a dishwasher. John continually strives of provide the finest cuisine with excellent service to make your dining experience the best it can possible be. It no surprise the Lake Elmo Inn has received many awards from Best Brunch 12 years in a row to Top 10 Restaurant as voted by the readers of Mpls/St Paul Magazine. Lake Elmo Inn's desserts, wine list, & service also . . . more

Local Irish Pub - menu, address, hours

Irish Pub
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Every town in Ireland has one – “the local”, the residents’ favorite pub and the indisputable epicenter of town. The pub is the heart of Irish social life, where friends and neighbors gather to swap stories, spread news and share pints. Minneapolis’s namesake sits on the corner of 10th and Nicollet Mall, offering an ideal spot to grab a quick lunch, after-work drink, post-theater meal, or weekend brunch. Take a seat at a picture-window bar ledge or patio table to watch the world go by and indulge . . . more

McCormick & Schmick's - menu, address, hours

Seafood - Casual Fine Dining
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown, Edina - France Avenue
Renowned as The SEAFOOD AUTHORITY – daily printed menus offering large varieties of seafood, featuring freshly prepared items. The restaurant located off Nicollet Mall, caters to social and business outings with classic-traditional dining in an unpretentious, friendly atmosphere. Private dining space is available. McCormick & Schmick’s restaurants are known for lively bars built on tradition mixology, offering hand-mixed drinks using only fresh-squeezed juices. . . . more

Roasted Pear - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Burnsville
Warm. Sweet. Delicious. Roasted Pear is a family owned, full service bar and restaurant in Burnsville, Minnesota. Often described as both elegant and casual, rustic and refined, the menu offers sophisticated salads, appetizers and brick-oven pizzas along with hearty pastas and meaty ribs and steaks. You won't go away unsatisfied. Especially if you order dessert! Roasted Pear is perfect for a business lunch, a special occasion dinner or a warm family brunch. Great options for kids and . . . more

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery - menu, address, hours

Brew Pub
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery has been a part of the vibrant Hennepin Theatre District in Downtown Minneapolis since 1993. We are proud to feature fresh, handcrafted beers brewed onsite from recipes unique to Rock Bottom Minneapolis. Our menu takes classic American fare such as burgers or chicken fried chicken and tweaks them just right with our secret brewhouse recipes to create original signature dishes. We also offer an eclectic menu of favorites ranging from steaks and pastas to our famous . . . more

Ruth's Chris Steak House - menu, address, hours

Steak House - Fine Dining
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
In 1965, Ruth Fertel mortgaged her home to buy a little steak house in New Orleans named Chris Steak House. After investing her life savings, she proudly added her name to the original. That's how the uniquely named Ruth's Chris Steak House was born.Today, more than 40 years later, we still broil your steak according to Ruth's original recipe - in 1800-degree ovens designed by Ruth herself. And we bring each selection to your table sizzling so every bite is hot and delicious.  . . . more

Santorini - menu, address, hours

Greek
Location(s): Eden Prairie
The Nicklow Brothers are legendary in the Twin Cities for the best in American Cuisine and Greek Classics. This year, their popular Santorini Taverna has moved to Eden Prairie with the 2nd generation opening the doors to welcome guests in double the space. They have a beautiful new bar & dining room with enchanting dual fireplaces, a great selection of cocktails, beer and wine and an amazing outdoor summer deck. Santorini is known for hosting "live" entertainment Thursday thru Saturday, with a . . . more

Sawatdee Downtown Minneapolis - menu, address, hours

Thai
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Welcome to Sawatdee Thai Restaurants! We bring fresh, authentic food from Thailand all the way to Minnesota. Sawatdee isn't just about great food (did we mention award winning?); its about exploring Thai culture. Join us in one of our eight twin cities locations and enjoy our unique environment. We also offer carryout, lunch buffets, and catering. . . . more

Spill the Wine - menu, address, hours

American Cuisine/Continental Influences
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
spill the wine is located in the theatre district on 11th ave & washington ave s. we are a wine bar offering regional wine, liquor and craft beer. our menu is small and shared plate inspired. parking is located in the rear of the building after 6pm weekdays and all hours on the weekend. there are several parking meters within walking distance and valet is available during special events. the menu changes seasonally. we offer sustainable and local ingredients when possible, otherwise . . . more

The Harvest Grill - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Coon Rapids
The Harvest Grill at Bunker Hills gives you the feel of a Northern Minnesota resort right here in your back yard. Marvel at the views of the golf course, relax in the comfortable surroundings, or soak in the sun on the patio. With hand cut steaks, fresh produce, daily baked bread and house-made soups and sauces, the Harvest Grill features the freshest local ingredients possible. It is Scratch cooking at its best. The natural wood fired grill & rotisserie adds a mouth watering flavor to all . . . more

The Malt Shop - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Minneapolis - South
Since 1973, The Malt Shop Restaurant has been serving up our award winning MALTS and MILK SHAKES, HAMBURGERS, SALADS, SANDWICHES and our own SPECIALTIES to Twin Cities diners. And now we are also serving your favorite Summit beers and others plus a selection of wine by the glass or carafe to compliment your meal.We place a high value on the quality and value of the food we serve. We make all of our soups, sauces and salad dressings from scratch using the finest, freshest ingredients. Our hamburgers . . . more

Tucci Benucch - menu, address, hours

Country Italian
Location(s): Bloomington - Airport, Mall of America
Tucci Benucch is a local, longtime favorite, beloved for its classic Italian cuisine. The menu focuses on the highest quality ingredients, from pasta sauces, mozzarella and sausages made in house to authentic products such as la quercia proscuitto and a dark roast direct trade coffee. . . . more

Twin City Grill - menu, address, hours

Classic American Food
Location(s): Mall of America
Located on the first floor of the Mall of America, Twin City Grill is an American grill offering a comfortable environment with homemade comfort foods, ideal for your shopping break. Take a seat at our bar during happy hour and sip on a local craft beer, or choose from one of our 20 wines by the glass or a hand-shaken classic cocktail. Enjoy our relaxing dining room as a retreat from the hustle bustle of the mall, and enjoy classic comfort foods done right. From Northern Lakes Walleye Fish Fry . . . more

Vincent - A Restaurant - menu, address, hours

French
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Since August 2001, Vincent-A Restaurant has offered French Cuisine with a contemporary American influence. The ever-evolving, seasonal menu reflects chef-owner Vincent Francoual’s eclectic style while the newly-refurbished lounge and outdoor seating area are the ideal places to chill for lunch or Happy Hour. Menu changes frequently. Visit our website forcurrent menu availability. . . . more

WA Frost - menu, address, hours

Upscale Dining, Bar/Lounge
Location(s): St. Paul - Downtown, St. Paul - Grand Avenue, St. Paul - Selby Avenue, St. Paul
W. A. Frost lies in the heart of the historic Cathedral Hill District. It has incomparable ambiance and rare old world character, showcasing antiques, wood-burning fireplaces, oil paintings and the European-style garden patio. The menus change seasonally and are inspired by seasonal ingredients from both local farmers and markets abroad. . . . more

Wildfire - menu, address, hours

Upscale Casual
Location(s): Eden Prairie
Step back to a time when dining out was something special. Wildfire is the quintessential 1940's supper club. Our spacious Martini lounge offers an extensive martini selection, a fine wine list of over 80 full and half bottles, and a full list of classic cocktails. . . . more


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