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Fika may have been brought to limelight by New York Times, but this quaint cafe has garnered much mainstream buzz with its modern European delights. Housed inside the American Swedish Institute, Fika serves delectable Nordic preparations in a relaxed setting. It invites the museum's visitors to explore the breathtaking architecture, even as they savor delicious soups, decadent rolls, scones and sandwiches. Chef Michael Fitzgerald is a popular name, who has excellently curated a menu of Nordic staples. Stop in for a light breakfast, which usually consists of a quiche and hot latte. You may also devour the sugar-layered cardamom roll.
For some really good tasting Italian dishes, Rinata is one place to be at. The ambiance is cozy and intimate, perfect for a romantic dinner. Some of the dishes you must try here are the spaghetti and meatballs, seafood, Cesar salad, bucatini and lots more. The Italian desserts are not to be missed; try the pear sorbet and paparadelle dish. For more information, call ahead.
Italian plates, meatballs, pizzas, you name it, Mucci's Italian offers it all. Enjoy a very limited but delectable menu featuring lasagne and Montanara style pizzas. Besides this, Mucci's offers tasty baked treats like Chocolate Raised Doughnut and coffee in its cozy space. For a delicious, warm Italian meal with no frills, Mucci's Italian is the place to go to.
A favorite among the crowd, Barbette has been named the “Best French Restaurant, populist vote” by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. It is renowned for its late night dining, desserts, and extensive collection of wine, beer, cocktail and champagne, music, and don't forget those French Fries that accompany the steaks. An ideal date spot, they are also known for hosting a number of events and parties accompanied with great live music.
Meritage is one place you cannot miss going to. The ambiance is classy, warm and perfect for fine dining and celebrations. They offer beautiful outdoor seating too. Some of the French delicacies that you can try here are the raw oysters, duck rillette strudel, smoked mushroom, and the pomme frites. Pair them with a pour from the wide array of beers and wines at their disposal to savor to savor the dishes at their best. They also offer their lovely place for parties, functions and other private events.
If you are looking for the perfect spot to wine and dine your date, Cave Vin is a place worth trying out. Having opened its doors in 2003, the restaurant serves delicious modern American cuisine with a French twist to most of the dishes. A variety of wines are also available to sip on along with the dishes. Try out dishes like Beef Tartare, Steak Frites and Arctic Char. You can also book the restaurant for a special event or corporate party.