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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chef Shack Ranch is a great restaurant with a laid-back vibe and upbeat atmosphere. Serving traditional American fare with a decent selection of beer and wine, the restaurant is quite popular with the locals. Favorites include the Dino Kale Caesar and the Grass Fed Beef Burger served with fries and caramelized onions. Save some room for the delicious dessert and order the organic Mini Donuts, they are not famous without a reason. However, the menu is seasonal and changes often, so feel free to ask the staff members for recommendations. Don’t be surprised if the wait staff treat you like regulars as soon as you step into the restaurant as they are quite friendly.
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.
Heirloom Kitchen & Bar aims to create food offerings from seasonal produce sourced locally. Serving farm to plate fresh food, every ingredient on your plate is healthy. Care and attention is given in every step of preparation to preserve the flavors of season. Staying in sync with natural seasons is their principle which has has resulted in the establishment's success. The menu is centered on farmhouse cuisine and features dishes like Bavette steak, Meat Pie and desserts like chocolate cake. This modern setup also offers wine by the glass or bottle, and an extensive beer list.
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.