With four distinct seasons and dozens of international culinary traditions, Minneapolis restaurants offer farm-to-table experiences you won't find anywhere else.
Take the short drive to area orchards and farms, or one of our local Minneapolis Farmer's Markets, for just-picked produce and local specialties. Sit down to a meal by an internationally-known chef at a Minneapolis restaurant. Farm fresh ingredients inspire many local chefs. Last year alone four local chefs were nominated for the James Beard Award - the Oscar of culinary - including Tim McKee of La Belle Vie and Solera, and Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma and Brasa Rotisserie. Experience the flavors of Sweden, Germany and Poland -- or Somalia, Vietnam and Mexico. From fine Minneapolis restaurants to local fairs, you'll find a culture of locally-grown, globally-inspired foods that nourish body and soul.
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For over 55 years, Market has been the Twin Cities standard for pit-smoked barbecue, winning Best awards from numerous publications. Plus, they offer good service, a full bar, great music and wonderful people watching.
MASA is a contemporary homage to traditional Mexican cuisine. Chefs Jay Sparks and Saul Chavez have created a menu of cosmopolitan food with regional authenticity. The atmosphere features the rich colors and textures of Mexico with metropolitan sophistication.
McCormick Schmick’s has more than 40 varieties of seafood flown in daily from the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, as well as shellfish and freshwater fish from around the globe, with the ability to do private parties for sit down and 165 cocktail style.
The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild is a not for profit organization that was founded in 2000 to promote Minnesota breweries, create an open line of communication between brewers and be an advocate for progressive beer laws in Minnesota. The Guild promotes Minnesota's brewing industry, the All Pints North Summer Brew Fest, and Autumn Brew Review that showcase the talent of craft brewers. The Guild reminds everyone to drink craft and local brews!
Mona evokes classy charm and comfort in an old world style. The restaurant features an island bar, open kitchen with counter seating, and a gorgeous patio. In the kitchen, Chef Lisa designs a seasonal menu of small plates featuring local farms and purveyors.
Since 1906, Minneapolis' oldest bar/restaurant, the Monte Carlo Bar, has had a tradition for visiting celebrities in sports, film, TV and politics. A local's destination for drinks, steaks, fish, hamburgers and salads, the Monte Carlo has comfortable dress attire and reasonable prices.