Minneapolis Restaurants with a View

Dining is more than just eating in Minneapolis. It’s an experience. Luckily, some of the best views of the city can be found in our downtown restaurants. You want to see the twinkle of holiday lights? We’ll give it to you. Cocktails on a Ferris wheel? Absolutely. A glass-enclosed rooftop deck? Of course. Here are some of the restaurants with the best views in Minneapolis.

Betty Danger’s Country Club


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What better way to see the city than on a rotating patio? What is a rotating patio, you ask? It’s Betty Danger’s Mechanical Tree. We like to call it a Ferris Wheel, but potato/potato right? Grab a cocktail or some tacos and hop on the wheel year-round to get amazing views of Northeast Minneapolis. Cozy up with their warm blankets and hot beverages during the winter months.

Café & Bar Lurcat

Café & Bar Lurcat is a destination during the holidays. Their spacious dining room overlooks Loring Park, and is especially stunning during Holidazzle when the park is filled with the twinkle of holiday lights. Head to this foodie hot spot to grab a cocktail or sit down to an amazing meal and enjoy the sparkle of the lights through the windows.

Esker Grove

Located on the bottom level of the Walker Art Center, Esker Grove is the museum’s new eatery that’s already earned a James Beard Foundation nomination for Best New Restaurant. A large, glass wall, modern décor and an outstanding menu by esteemed chef Doug Flicker make Esker Grove a foodie’s dream and much more than a “museum restaurant” – this spot is a destination in itself! Get a seat next to their glass wall and enjoy the colors of the season.



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Head up to the 27th floor of the Foshay tower to get to Prohibition, the 1920s-era speakeasy in the sky. A look into what was intended to be Wilbur Foshay’s private full-floor getaway along with the 360 degree views of downtown make Prohibition unlike your typical Friday night spot. Grab a cocktail, slip into the 1920s and enjoy the beautiful views of Minneapolis.

Union Rooftop

In Minneapolis, it’s patio season year-round. We’re so into dining outdoors that we even have a retractable glass covered rooftop that provides great views of downtown. A little rain on our parade? Not at the Union.

Aster Café


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Located in the oldest part of Minneapolis, Aster Café is sure to charm you. Walk along the cobblestone road in the St. Anthony Main area and feel like you’ve walked into a whole new city. Grab a table at Aster Café and get an amazing view of the downtown skyline, and enjoy live music on most nights.