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Restaurants Offering Outdoor Seating

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

Al Vento - menu, address, hours

Italian Cucina
Location(s): Minneapolis - South/Nokomis
al Vento restaurant features southern Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and dishes that are created from scratch. The complexity of the ever changing menu is only complemented by the experienced yet modest service staff. With the candle lit ambiance and hand made copper decor of the expansive, yet cozy dining room, al Vento is the ideal place for a romantic dinner for two or a large, flattering, upscale celebration. From the made from scratch bruschettas, pizzas and entrees to . . . more

American Burger Bar - menu, address, hours

Burger Bar
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown, St. Paul - Downtown
Each American Burger Bar location has a comfortable timeless feel combined with great food and friendly staff.Try one of their Chef Burgers or ask for help to build your own burger creation. American Burger Bar is the place to unleash your burger passion in downtown St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and St. Joseph by St. Cloud. They specialize in handcrafted burgers, dinners, gourmet salads and fresh spun shakes and malts. They also carry national and regional beers. American Burger Bar is a . . . more

Axel's - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Roseville, Chanhassen, Mendota
These upscale classic style restaurants feature exceptionally high quality American cuisine; steaks, fish, pastas and salads served in a beautiful setting by experienced “guest friendly” staff. In addition to the general menu our chef prepares delicious features daily which are designed to tempt the most discerning diner. Bar service is traditional and creative. Guests often describe Axel’s Restaurants as the “Cheers” of the Twin Cities area. Lunch and dinner are served daily, plus brunch on Sundays. . . . more

Bacio - menu, address, hours

Upscale Casual
Location(s): Minnetonka
Despite its dressed-up look, this Suburban Minneapolis destination has a personality that's a little bit playful - focused on exceptional food and hospitality, but never taking itself too seriously. Bacio aspires to high standards, celebrating fresh food, with influences from Italy and the Mediteranean, to Asia and beyond. Bacio offers a menu that balances customer favorites, seasonal items and occasional surprises. Inspired by locally sourced food and original recipes made from scratch, . . . more

Barrio Tequila Bar / Cocina del Barrio - menu, address, hours

Tequila Bar
Location(s): Edina - Downtown/50th & France, Minneapolis - Downtown, St. Paul - Downtown
"Our focus is chef driven Latin cuisine that always uses the best ingredients available. Our menu is designed to change so that we can serve the freshest, local, natural, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible". With a sultry and hip Latin-theme bar atmosphere, Barrio was an instant success.Located in downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina and mobile vending via "the truck". Private Dining and/or Event Space is available at each location. . . . more

Blue Point Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Seafood Restaurant
Location(s): Bloomington, Wayzata
The Blue Point Restaurant, a fresh seafood mainstay in Wayzata for 22 years, has opened a new Blue Point, located in the northwest corner of I-494 & France Ave., in Bloomington. The new Blue Point is contemporary, yet comfortable. Our focus is on the freshest of seafood, ranging from a selection of fresh oysters on the half-shell, or fresh seasonal crab, to a great selection of ocean fish and shellfish. Our cuisine is creatively prepared, and pleasing to both the eyes and palate. Our wine list selection . . . more

Cafe Ena - menu, address, hours

Latin Fusion Cuisine
Location(s): Minneapolis - South
We are Hector Ruiz and Erin Ungerman and we invite you to our new restaurant to experience a culinary fusion of Latin American flavors right in the heart of South Minneapolis.Inspired by our trips through Latin America, Chef Hector has masterfully blended distinctive and traditional foods with classic French technique and presentation. The end result is Café Ena: a new, upscale, and delicious cuisine unique to Minneapolis. . . . more

Chiang Mai Thai - menu, address, hours

Thai
Location(s): Minneapolis - Uptown
Welcome! Chiang Mai Thai invites you to come in and relax while we send your taste buds on an exotic vacation. Here you can enjoy wonderful Thai food in a setting that mirrors the beauty of Thailand. We offer a full bar along with an amazing and affordable wine list. And our service reflects the reputation of Thailand as the “Land of Smiles.”Chiang Mai Thai also offers a private dining area. This inviting space includes its own bar and lounge and is the perfect place for large groups, parties . . . 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

D'Amico and Sons - menu, address, hours

Deli and Cafe
Location(s): Eden Prairie, Edina - Downtown/50th & France, Golden Valley, Minneapolis - Downtown, Minneapolis - Uptown, St. Paul - Grand Avenue, Wayzata
D’Amico & Sons makes you feel at home with a casual atmosphere where you can enjoy a mouth-watering list of freshly prepared and flavorful hot pastas, wood-oven pizzas, entrees, salads, sandwiches and delectable desserts at affordable prices. D’Amico & Sons also features a variety of wines and beers. . . . 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

El Burrito Mercado - menu, address, hours

Location(s): St. Paul
EL MERCADO The unique neighborhood marketplace consists of a variety of Mexican cooking needs as well as an amplified selection of Groceries (dry beans, spices, tortillas, peppers, etc) including common brands such as Goya & San Marcos. And in the Dairy find a a generous variety of cheeses, creams & chorizo with brands like Cacique and Lala. In the Meat Department, explore the diversity of meats & seafood. Finally, the Produce is sure to please you with its assortment such as yucca, plantain, . . . more

Fat Lorenzo's - menu, address, hours

Pizza - Pasta - Hoagies - Gelato
Location(s): Minneapolis - South/Nokomis, Bloomington
• Twin Cities Award Winning Pizza • Neighborhood Restaurant on the Southern Shores of Lake Nokomis (just 2 miles north of the Mall of America) •Dine In,take out, Delivery to Southern Metro (Eastern 494 Strip, Airport, Mall of America, etc) • Large orders and group catering available in extended delivery area. . . . more

Fuji Ya - menu, address, hours

Japanese
Location(s): St. Paul - Downtown, Minneapolis - Lyn/Lake
Welcome to Fuji Ya, Minneapolis’ first Japanese restaurant. Established in 1959, Fuji Ya is Minnesota’s first choice in authentic Japanese cuisine. Featuring the finest sushi, an extensive sake list, full bar and mouth-watering traditional favorites like Tempura and Sukiyaki. The sushi bar is a wonderful place to interact with the chefs and features an eclectic atmosphere. Or, if you prefer, the Zashiki rooms provide a relaxing traditional feel. . . . more

Gianni's Steakhouse - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Wayzata
Scenically located across from Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, MN, Gianni's is the perfect Twin Cities venue for lunch or to share a romantic night out, celebrate a special occasion, host a private event or simply unwind with our happy hour specials servered Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 PM.We also offer a lighter menu in the bar featuring house ground hamburgers and salads. Please see our bar menu.An exuberant serving staff and signature Table-Spun Caesar Salad are just some of the elements . . . more

Ginger Hop Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Pan-Asian, Thai, Fusion
Location(s): Minneapolis - Northeast
Ginger Hop is a restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis with a fun, pan-Asian menu that also includes "East meets Northeast" cuisine. Fans, warm colors and contemporary Vietnamese artwork evoke a modern Indochine feel in the inviting dining room. The stunning bar contains the best elements of an old-world pub where dark woodwork contrasts with brass, mirrors and an exotic punkah fan. . . . 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

Houlihan's - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Eagan, Chanhassen, Maple Grove, Richfield
Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar made its debut in MN in 1997 and continues to revel in offering a full circle of both dining and drinks with a conventional flare. Our fresh dishes are created with care from recipes that covet a modern twist on traditional faves so they satisfy every appetite, every time. Houlihan's is stylishly comfortable and offers genuine hospitality from a service team carbonated with both fun and good taste. . . . 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

Joe Senser's - menu, address, hours

Sports Bar
Location(s): Bloomington, Roseville
Joe Senser's Restaurant & Sports Theater is the best place to come for Big TV's. Big Food, & Big Fun! 15 gourmet sirloin burgers including the Tillamook Cheddar & Bacon, Egghead Benedict, Crazy Elvis & Brushetta Burger. For something even more exotic, try the C U Later Alligator burger or the Florida Grouper Burger! For the extremist, try "The Beast" over 6 1/2 pounds of food! Joe Senser's has been ranked in the top 20 by Sports Illustrated and ESPN's First Take as one of "The Best Sports Bars . . . 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

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

Lyon's Pub - menu, address, hours

Casual English Style Pub
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Whether you prefer the dark wood and booths of the original Lyon's or the bright atmosphere of it's Chicago style addition, the friendly staff will be ready to serve you. This pub in the center of downtown is a great spot to alight after work or before a game at the Dome or Target Center. Lyon's Pub is a casual, friendly pub serving delicious American cuisine. Among the many specialties on the menu are fish and chips, the famous Philly cheesesteak sandwich, and our own smothered chicken sandwich. . . . 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

Rudolphs Bar-B-Que - menu, address, hours

Casual Neighborhood BBQ
Location(s): Minneapolis - Franklin & Lyndale
The scene at Rudolphs is legendary! Rudolphs has been the Twin Cities most honored bar-b-que producer for over 30 years and twice named Best Ribs in America. This family owned and operated restaurant delivers unrivaled spare ribs that are hand-rubbed with spices and slow cooked in a custom pit and the creamy cole slaw is almost as famous as the ribs. . . . more

Sanctuary - menu, address, hours

New American with Mediterranean & Japan
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Our French Chef prepares New American Cuisine - beautifully and deliciously spicing American food with immigrant touches from the Mediterranean to Japan. His carefully crafted creations are served with a warm welcome in an elegant yet comfortable setting nestled in the corner of a refurbished 1860s building. Sanctuary has been named in Rick Nelson's "Hot Five" four times since it opened late in 2007!Sanctuary offers tasting menus and wine parings Monday through Thursday and a new Chef's . . . 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

Sunset's - menu, address, hours

Casual
Location(s): Wayzata, Woodbury
Sunsets, a tradition of Lake Minnetonka since 1988, is located on beautiful and historic Wayzata Bay. Lake viewing includes the Lake Minnetonka yachting and sailing scene, beautiful blue waters and great people watching! Don't forget, you can warm up next to our fireplace on those chilly evenings. . . . more

Town Hall Brewery and Tap - menu, address, hours

Brewpub
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown, Minneapolis - South
The Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery (Town Hall) opened in October 1997 after its founders graduated from business school and spent a couple of years in corporate America.Town Hall founders Pete and Scot met as seventh graders at Kromrey Middle School in Middleton WI. At the tender age of 13 both knew what they wanted to do for a living... make and drink good beer. Just kidding!!To make a long story short, Pete and Scot spent their formative years playing baseball at the West Middleton . . . 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

Zelo - menu, address, hours

Italian - Upscale Casual
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Zelo celebrates fresh food, with influences from Italy and the Mediterannean to Asia and beyond.This downtown Minneapolis institution sets for itself high standards, and compliments its menu with exceptional hospitality and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Using fresh food from local sources and original recipes made from scratch, Zelo is inspired by the food - making it authentic and approachable, feeding customers' increasing desire to experience, learn and discover.  . . . more


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