The neighborhood’s eating options are generally outstanding. If you end up at the Walker Art Museum be sure to have a bit at Cardamom. The menu is inspired by the flavors of Turkey and Morocco. The indisputable special night out spot in the neighborhood is the romantic Café & Bar Lurcat, offering an indulgent menu of souped-up comfort food in an elegant dining room and awesome patio.
Just a few blocks from Loring Park you'll find the Nicollet Diner. Get your pancake, burger, or chocolate shake fix at any time of day (they're open 24 hours!). For more breakfast and lunch options, check out Eggy's Dinner — their chicken and waffles, loaded omelettes, and Benedicts atop mini Belgian waffles will fill you up.
If you have a lot of mouths to feed, the original Buca di Beppo Italian will do the trick. Its mountains of pasta can feed three to five people per serving, perfect for a family night out. The maze-like Loring Park location was the first of what is now over 100 locations worldwide!
Loring Park's neighborhood gay bar 19 Bar has a rich history. Built by the architects behind the historic Foshay Tower in downtown Minneapolis in 1922, the building housed a speakeasy during Prohibition and became Minneapolis’ first gay bar in 1952. In modern times, the bar has grown into a mainstay during Pride and throughout the year.
Minneapolis renowned Chef, Ann Ahmed opened her latest spot Gai Noi in the neighborhood. The inspiration behind the restaurant is focused on Lao cuisine and Chef Ann's family background. P.S. Steak is a great place for a fancy steak dinner, the dining room decor is stunning and elegant.
Stop by Sisyphus Brewing for a low-key hang out spot with a rotating craft beer selection. It's family-friendly and dog-friendly (inside and outside) with plenty of board games, pinball, and shuffleboard to help you pass the time. And one of the best things about Sisyphus is they host comedy shows frequently, so you are always guaranteed a good laugh. To soak up your buzz, head to Lotus Restaurant for Vietnamese specialties like pho, vermicelli noodle salads, and pad Thai.
The Butcher's Tale is a meat lovers dream, everything from specialty meats and steaks like Wagyu and to smoked sausages, juicy burgers, crispy fried chicken, fresh seafood, and be sure to check out their year-round beer garden serving plenty of bourbon drinks.