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Restaurants Offering Private Dining

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

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

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

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

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

Donatelli's - menu, address, hours

Homemade Italian Food
Location(s): White Bear Lake
This is authentic Italian food. Not cuisine. Not some snobby chefs interpretation of Italian food. Here you get big, hearty helpings of fresh homemade pastas and sauces. You get pizzas that start with handmade dough and fresh, made from scratch sauce and piles of your favorite ingredients. Choose from sandwiches and burgers and Donatelli Originals and much more. This is over 30 years of tradition in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that makes you feel like one of the family. This is not upscale . . . 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

Hoban Korean Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Casual Korean Restaurant
Location(s): Eagan
Ahn nyoung ha sae yo! Welcome to one of Minnesota's newest-old Korean Restaurants! Hoban has been offering the largest variety of traditional Korean cuisine for over 15 years. Now with an extended menu and a revitalizing face lift, The Hoban family is back to satisfy our hunger for savory prime beef Bulgogi and Kimchi. After stuffing yourself with all the Korean food you can handle check out a private room for some Karaoke fun! . . . 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

La Belle Vie - menu, address, hours

French Cuisine
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
La Belle Vie, one of the most lauded restaurants of the Twin Cities, is a chef-driven restaurant located in the historic 510 Groveland Building, sharing the neighborhood with the newly expanded Walker Arts Center. Tim McKee, executive chef, is nationally recognized for his fresh interpretation of traditional French Mediterranean cuisine. La Belle Vie's cuisine reflects the belief that "Good food is always personal". . . . 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

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse - menu, address, hours

Japanese Steahouse
Location(s): Apple Valley, Bloomington, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Maplewood, Rochester, Roseville
Osaka provides a modern dining interior with an authentic East Asian atmosphere. Please enjoy our 13 Hibachi tables, 80 seat dining room and our spacious cocktail lounge and sushi bar with two flat screen TV’s. . . . more

Rinata - menu, address, hours

Italian Cucina
Location(s): Minneapolis - Uptown
Visit Rinata Restaurant on Hennepin Avenue for a piece of Italy. From the fresh house made pasta to our signature wine list and cocktails, Rinata will be the destination for your next Italian experience. Even for a casual night out or a romantic evening we promise to make your visit unforgettable. . . . 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

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 Melting Pot - menu, address, hours

Fondue
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
There's just something about a fondue pot that invites conversation. Invites laughter. Invites coming together. At The Melting Pot Restaurant, we offer a dining experience like no other. A unique, interactive dining experience creating memorable moments with family and friends. From the time the first piece of bread is dipped and the last piece of dessert is savored, you'll be graced with the time to discover new things about people you thought you knew. And, those you're getting to know. . . . more

Tucci Benucch - menu, address, hours

Country Italian
Location(s): Mall of America, Bloomington - Airport
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

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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