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Twin Cities Restaurant Recommendations

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Saint Paul Restaurants

Minneapolis Restaurants

 

$ = less than $15
$$ = $15-25

$$$ = $25-35
$$$$ = more than $35
+ = restaurants that have intentionally made sustainabily/local/organic central to their menu
++ = restaurants that often do some things sustainably but not explicitly central to the menu

St. Paul Restaurants

Within walking distance (1.5 miles)

$
Cecil's Deli (great sandwiches) 651 S. Cleveland Ave., 651-698-0334 
Blue Door Pub (known for their juicy lucy burgers) 1811 Selby Ave., 651-493-1865 (L/D)
The Barbary Fig 720 Grand Ave., 651-290-2085
Bread & Chocolate 867 Grand Ave., 651-228-1017
Café Latte 850 Grand Ave. 651-699-2448
Green Mill Restaurant Grand Ave., 651-690-0539
Grand Central Café 1672 Grand Ave., 651-964-1012
Groveland Tap 1834 St Clair Ave., 651-699-5058
Indochin (Vietnamese) 1702 Grand Ave., 651-690-2728
Italian Pie Shop (Italian & pizza)1670 Grand Ave., 651-221-0093
Lulu's Market & Deli (Burgers) 1626 Selby Ave., 651-645-2160
The Nook (known for their juicy lucy burgers) 492 Hamline Ave. S, 651-698-4347
Pad Thai on Grand 1681 Grand Ave., 651-690-1393
St. Clair Broiler 1580 St. Claire Ave., 651-698-7055 
St. Paul Cheese Shop (lunch and dinner) 1573 Grand Ave., 698-3391
Shish (Mediterranean) 1668 Grand Ave., 651-690-2212
Sweet Peas Pub (Burgers and Pub Food) 472 Snelling Ave. S, 651-698-0100
Taste of Thailand 1669 Selby Ave., 651-644-3997
+ Trotters Café 232 Cleveland Ave., 651-645-8950

$$
Everest on Grand (Nepali, Tibetan, Indian) 1278 Grand Ave., 651-696-1666
+ French Meadow, 1662 Grand Ave., 651-789-8870
128 Café (dinner daily) 128 Cleveland Ave., 651-645-4128
Khyber Pass (Afghan) 1571 Grand Ave., 651-690-0505
Scusi (Italian/wine bar) 1806 St. Clair Ave., 651-789-7007
Wild Onion 768 Grand Ave., 651-291-2525
Joan's in the Park 631 Snelling Ave., 651-690-3297

Need Transportation

$
Black Sea Restaurant (Turkish) 77 Snelling Ave. N, 651-917-8832
Bon Vie (breakfast and brunch only) 485 Selby Ave., 651-846-0016
Cambodian Cheng Heng 448 University Ave., 651-222-5577
Colossal Cafe (great breakfast, seasonal menu) 2315 Como Ave., 651-797-4027
El Burrito Mercado (Mexican), 175 Cesar Chavez, 651-227-2192
Fasika 510 N. Snelling Ave., (Ethiopian) 651-646-4747
Highland Grill 771 Cleveland Ave. S., 651-690-1173
Punch Pizza 769 Grand Avenue and 704 Cleveland Ave. S.
Red Cow 393 Selby Ave., 651-789-0545

$$
Babani Kurdish Restaurant 544 St. Peter St., 651-602-9964
Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza 512 Robert St., 651-227-4337
Boca Chica (Mexican) 11 Cesar Chavez St., 651-222-8499
Bonfire Grille 850 Grand Ave., 651-312-1299
+Brasa Rotisserie (American and Caribbean) 777 Grand Ave., 651-224-1302
Buca Di Beppo (Italian) 2728 Gannon Rd., 651-772-4388, Dinner
Burger Moe’s  (40 beers on tap) 242 W. 7th St., 651-222-3100
Café Latte (cafeteria style) 850 Grand Ave., 651-224-5687
D’Amico & Sons (Italian, deli restaurant) 975 Grand Ave., 651-227-9933
Dixie’s (Cajun/Creole) 695 Grand Ave., 651-222-7345
Glockenspiel (German) 605 W. 7th St., 651-292-9421)
+Faces Mears Park (American) 380 Jackson St., 651-209-7776
Little Szechuan (Chinese) 422 University Ave. W, 651-222-1333
+Luci Ancora (Italian) 2060 Randolph Ave., 651-698-6889
Mai Village (Vietnamese) 394 University Ave., 651-290-2585
Moscow on the Hill (Russian) 371 Selby Ave., 651-291-1236
Muffaletta (American) 2260 Como Ave., 651-644-9226
+Ngon Bistro (Vietnamese), 799 University Ave. W, 651-222-3301
+Ristorante Luci (Italian) 470 S. Cleveland Ave., 651-699-8258
Saji-Ya (Japanese, sushi), 695 Grand Ave., 651-292-0444
Salut (French and American) 917 Grand Ave., 651-917-2345
Tavern on Grand (famous for walleye) 656 Grand Ave., 651-228-9030
+Tanpopo Noodle Shop (Japanese) The Northern Warehouse, 308 Prince St., #140, 651-209-6527

$$$
Downtowner Woodfire Grill 253 W. 7th St., 651-228-9500
Forepaugh’s (French/English) 276 S, Exchange, 651-224-5606
Joan's in the Park 631 Snelling Ave. S., 651-690-3297
+Heartland (Midwest Regional) 289 E. 5th St., 651-699-3536
La Grolla (Italian), 452 Selby Ave., 651-221-1061
Pazzaluna (Italian), 360 St. Peter St., 651-223-7000
St. Paul Grill St. Paul Hotel, 350 Market, 651-224-7455
W. A. Frost (renovated Victorian building) 374 Selby, 651-224-5715

Minneapolis Restaurants

$
A La Salsa (Mexican - Global Market) 920 Lake St., 612-872-4140
Anchor Fish & Chips (Irish/Seafood) 302 13th Ave., NE, 612-676-1300
+Common Roots Cafe 2558 Lyndale Ave. S, 612-871-2360
+Birchwood Café 3311 East 25th St., 612-722-4474
+French Meadow Bakery and Cafe 2406 Lyndale Ave. S., 612-870-7855
Grand Cafe 3804 S. Grand Ave., 612-822-8260
Maria’s Café (Columbian, fabulous breakfast) 1113 E. Franklin, 612-870-9842
Peninsula (Malaysian/Singaporean) 2608 Nicollet Ave. S., 612-871-8262
Quang Restaurant (Vietnamese) 2719 Nicollet Ave. S., 612-870-4739
++Republic (American) 221 Cedar Ave., 612-338-6146
+Sapor Cafe-Bar (New American) 428 Washington Ave N., 612-375-1971
+ Spoonriver (New American, Vegetarian, Vegan) 750 S. 2nd St, 612-436-2236

$$
Aster Cafe (American, Bakery) 125 Main St., 612-379-3138
+The Bachelor Farmer 50 N. 2nd Ave., 612-206-3920
Bagu Sushi (Japanese) 4741 Chicago Ave., 612-823-5254
+Barbette (French) 1600 W. Lake St., 612-827-5710
++Bradstreet Craftshouse Restaurant (American) 601 1st Ave. N, 612-312-1821
Blue Nile (African) 2027 Franklin Ave., E., 612-338-3000
Brits Pub (British) 1110 Nicollet Mall, 612-332-3908
+Bryant Lake Bowl 810 W Lake St., 612- 825-3737
+Corner Table 4257 Nicollet, 612-823-0011
+The Craftsman (American) 4300 E. Lake St., 612-722-0175
+Galactic Pizza 2917 Lyndale Ave. S, 612-824-9100
Evergreen Taiwanese (Chinese) 2424 Nicollet Ave., 612-871-6801
Gandhi Mahal Restaurant (Indian) 3009 27th Ave. S, 612-729-5222
+Gorkha Palace (Nepalese, Tibetan, Himalayan) 23 4th St. NE, 612-886-3451
Hell’s Kitchen 80 9th St. S., 612-332-4700
Ice House (small plates and music) 2528 Nicollet Ave. S., 612-276-6523
Longfellow Grill (American) 2990 W. River Rd., 612-721-2711
Marin Restaurant 901 Hennepin Ave., 612-252-7000
Masa (Mexican) 1070 Nicollet Ave., 612-338-6272
++Masu Sushi and Robata (Japanese, Sushi) 330 E. Hennepin Ave, 612-332-6278
McCormick & Schmick’s (seafood) 800 Nicollet Mall, 612-338-3300
North East Social Club (American) 359 13th Ave. NE, 612-877-8111
Origami (Japanese) 30 N. First St., 612-333-8430
+Red Stag Supper Club (New American, Steakhouse) 509 1st Avenue NE, 612-767-7766
++Spill the Wine (New American) 901 W. Lake St., 612-339-3388
++Town Hall Brewery (Eclectic, Traditional American) 1430 Washington Ave. S., 612-339-8696
++Wilde Roast Cafe (American, Bakery) 65 SE Main St., 612-331-4544

$$$
++112 Eatery, (New American), 112 N. 3rd St., 612-343-7696
Butcher and the Boar  1121 Hennepin Ave., 612-238-8888
++Haute Dish (Modern Midwestern Dishes) 119 Washington Avenue N., 612-338-8484
+Dakota Jazz Club (Traditional American) 10th & Nicollet Ave., 612-332-1010
+Firelake (Steakhouse, Traditional American) 31 S 7th St, 612-216-3473
Manny’s Steakhouse Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1300 Nicollet Mall, 612-339-9900
+Mill Valley Kitchen (Northern CA style) 3906 Excelsior Blvd., 952-358-2000
Al Vento (Italian), 5001 34th Ave., S., 612-724-3009
Solera (Spanish) 900 Hennepin Ave., 612-338-0062
+Porter and Frye (New American) 1115 2nd Ave. S., 612-353-3500
Union Rooftop, 731 Hennepin Ave., 612-455-6690

$$$$
++Bar La Grassa (Italian), 800 N Washington Ave., 612-333-3837
Burch Steakhouse and Pizza Bar 1933 Colfax Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-843-1500
++La Belle Vie (Mediterranean, French), 510 Groveland Ave., 612-874-6440 
+ Restaurant Alma (New American) 528 University Ave. SE, 612-379-4909
++Saffron Restaurant & Lounge (Mediterranean, Middle Eastern) 123 N. 3rd St., 651-746-5533 
+ Sanctuary (New American), 903 Washington Ave. S., 612-339-5058
+ Sea Change (Seafood) 806 S. 2nd St., 612-225-6499 
Cosmos 601 N. 1st Ave., Graves Hotel Wyndham Grand, 612-312-1834