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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Minneapolis

Chambers Kitchen

Spanning two levels of the fabulous Chambers Hotel, this Jean-Georges-Vongerichten-helmed Asian-fusion brainchild offers impeccably fine dining and service, without the curt attitude that can too often accompany them.

901 Hennepin Ave., MN, 612-767-6979, www.chambersminneapolis.com/chambers-hotel-kitchen
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | asian

Cue at the Guthrie

Pre-theater dining doesn’t get more convenient than at Cue, offering exquisite cuisine using many locally grown ingredients prepared (fittingly) in a performance kitchen, all within the confines of the new Guthrie Theater building.

806 S. 2nd St., MN, 612-225-6499, www.cueatguthrie.com
Tags: expensive | american

Hell's Kitchen

No relation to Gordon Ramsay, this downtown gem only does breakfast, lunch, and brunch – it does them to perfection with dishes like Mahnomin Porridge and Bison Benedict. You’ve gotta love a place that makes (and sells) its own peanut butter.

89 S. Tenth St., MN, 612-332-4700, www.hellskitcheninc.com
Tags: moderate | editor pick | great value | brunch

Pizza Lucé

A hipster and late night favorite, Pizza Lucé prides itself on its fresh gourmet ingredients, quirky culinary combos (like baked potato pizza), and happy return customers.

119 N. Fourth St., MN, 612-333-7359, www.pizzaluce.com
Tags: budget | trendy | italian | open late

Pracna on Main

The oldest restaurant on the oldest street in the city, Pracna offers American fare including steaks, pasta, fish, and specialty sandwiches, as well as 20 beers on tap and sweet riverfront views.

117 Main St. SE, MN, 612-379-3200, www.pracna.com
Tags: family | moderate | american | views | waterfront


Aside from the great Spanish tapas and prime downtown location, Solera boasts a rooftop that shows movies on summer weekend eves.

900 Hennepin Ave., MN, 612-338-0062, www.solera-restaurant.com
Tags: moderate | editor pick | patio | small plates | spanish

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