Featured on the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food, Brasa offers classic American favorites with a twist. Try the Creole Style Rotisserie Chicken or the Spicy and Sweet Braised Beef. Brasa also features a decent selection of beverages, including cane sugar sweetened sodas. If you're having a hard time deciding what to order, try one of the combination plates, which includes a "sides only" plate. Brasa is definitely an excellent choice for all the carnivores in the Minneapolis area.
Masu Sushi & Robata is one of the favorites for Japanese and vegetarian cuisines in the area. The ambiance is lively and trendy. You will definitely not want to miss the sushi here. Some of the items you could try are Omakase sushi, pork belly ramen, tonkatsu curry ramen and the firecracker sushi roll. Pair a glass of wine with whatever delectable dish you choose. They also offer a selection of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options for those with dietary restrictions.
Nothing beats the combination of fresh, healthy American food and an array of American beverages and drinks specials. Icehouse, which is a deli located in Whitter, offers just that and much more for the fun loving foodies. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, just what you'd expect from a deli. However, the popularity of this eatery is due to the range of scrumptious delights which are made exquisitely from scratch by the expert chef. This includes the small plates delicacies like foie gras burgers and scallops, as well as the special brunch items like Po Boy sandwiches and pastrami and eggs. In the end, you can wash it down with the drinks specials like Mothership Rita and Butterfly Kiss, or a glass of Cedar Ridge Bourbon or George Dickel 12 year from its splendid whiskey bar. Jazz and rock bands pack a punch with their performances every night, so make sure you reserve your table at Icehouse in the evening, to enjoy a satisfying American meal.
One of the most beloved and festive restaurants in downtown Minneapolis, Butcher and The Boar brings delicious modern American cuisine to the table. With dishes such as the lobster mac n cheese, stuffed jalapeno poppers and Wild Key West Rock Shrimp, it is no wonder that this restaurant is a local favorite. As a bonus, there is also a beer garden and full bar - the perfect place to mingle with co-workers and friends.
Pizzeria Lola is charming, intimate and quirky, making it the perfect place for a one-of-a-kind date night. Inside, you will find a disco ball and photo booth, making this a date that's about more than just the pizza - although the pies are pretty noteworthy as well. Try the Korean BBQ or Sweet Sausage pizzas to get a taste of Pizzeria Lola's eclectically brilliant recipes.
This charming, busy, family-owned Italian spot in South Minneapolis is a great choice for everything from a family dinner to a date. The portions are generous at this local favorite and the pasta is homemade with deliciously fresh ingredients. The menu is seasonal, but the classic favorites remain year round to the delight of those that frequent this neighborhood gem. Broders' is no secret and often becomes quite crowded. Reservations are not taken for parties of fewer than six, but if you call ahead you can put your name down on the wait list.
Hi-Lo Diner is based in a vintage structure with characteristics typical to that of a bustling diner. Staying true to its nature, it serves diner food, however, with a little bit of Hi-Lo creativity. The menu is composed of items like Quack of Dawn- a Hi-Lo variant of Egg Benedict, American breakfast plate, fluffy pancakes, Mac N cheese and some delicious pies like Pie Caramba. Along with these sumptuous meals, it features beverages which includes cocktails, wines and beers on tap.
Surly Brewing Co. is counted among the most renowned breweries in the city. The brews from here, that have garnered a lot of praise include, Coffee Bender, Furious, Surly Hell and many others. The brewery is one of the best in the city, providing tours to all beer enthusiasts, giving a detailed account on how their delicious beer is prepared. There is a restaurant housed within the campus of the brewery, offering sandwiches, pretzels, BBQ dishes as well as toothsome desserts. Take time out to visit Surly Brewing Co. and spend time relishing some of the best beers, in town.
Delighting locals and travelers with their quintessential Latin menu, Cafe Racer Kitchen is a great spot to spend a lazy afternoon. The restaurant has a warm and welcoming ambiance with ample of seating spaces that can easily accommodate families and friends. The patio is especially endearing as it is here that you can devour empanada, chimichurri laden steaks, Columbian-style pulled pork and many other dishes under the cool shade of tall trees. Eclectic beers from local breweries are available to wash down these delectable dishes.
If you are in the mood for some South American or Spanish delicacies, Sonora Grill is a nice option to choose. The restaurant is especially known for its amazing tacos and the wide variety of award winning craft cocktails, especially those with a tequila base. You can drop in for some amazing Latin American breakfast which includes everything from Grilled Cheese sandwiches to the typical Mexican Huevos Ranchos or come by for dinner with the family.
Sober Fish combines two Asian food favorites, with a menu that includes sushi and sashimi alongside Thai classics like pad thai and green curry. The restaurant also has an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail list and hosts a daily happy hour. Located on bustling East Franklin Avenue, Sober Fish is a great choice for anyone looking for easy, delicious Asian cuisine.
If you are in the mood for a quick but filling meal, step into Raising Cane's on Washington Avenue Southeast. Part of a chain of restaurants, the restaurant is especially known for their delicious chicken fingers, although their crinkle-cut fries, sauce and coleslaw are also popular items. You can simply go for a combo meal for a quick lunch with the family. The ambiance at this particular location, with its open-brick walls and framed photos, is also quite cozy.