There is a plump list of Twin Cities restaurants featuring "date night" specials. The variety of options is impressive, from hearty vegetarian meals, freshly made pasta, boundary-pushing cocktails, bowls of pho and plenty of bottles of wine. There is something here for every type of date, every day of the week.Read More
12 of the Best Date Night Specials in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Affordable dinners for two
1. Broders' Pasta Bar
For a late dinner Sunday through Thursday, head to Broders’ Pasta Bar for the date night special after 8 p.m. Half bottle of selected white or red wine with choice of two pastas off a select menu, a salad to share, and an olive appetizer for $45.
2. Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theater
Bryant Lake Bowl’s Cheap Date night runs every Monday starting at 6 p.m. and includes two entrees, a bottle of wine or beers and a round of bowling for just $28.
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3. Cafe & Bar Lurcat
Every Sunday night, Café Lurcat in Loring Park offers a two-person special for $50 per pair for a 3-course meal. Each diner chooses his or her selection of a starter, an entree, and a dessert from a select menu. The fairly extensive date night menu can be found on Café Lurcat’s website.
4. 4 Bells
Every Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. 4 Bells lures lovers in with promise of $1 oysters and half price bottles of bubbles. Belly up to the counter for the three to seven-course tasting menu with front row seats at the open kitchen.
5. Grand Cafe
Jamie Malone’s elegantly cozy French restaurant has been garnering national attention since opening and is one of the most utterly romantic restaurants in Minneapolis. Stop by Sunday through Thursday 7:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. (9 p.m. on Sundays) There’s a discount for all kinds of little elegant munchies the restaurant is calling Snack Attack. Fifty dollars buys the table a parade of elegant snacks served at a pace built for savoring.
6. The Lowbrow
Every Tuesday night from 6 to 10 p.m., the Lowbrow offers two entree choices from the menu, two glasses of tap beer or house wine, and one dessert to share for $30 per couple.
7. Eastside Eat + Drink
Stop by Eastside on Monday night for a Snack Attack, a continual parade of snacks sent from the kitchen to the table. It’s the best way to experience the whims and gorgeous moments from Jamie Malone’s kitchen. Dishes like burratta with sourdough crackers, French fries with fancy sauce, chicken terrine with black trumpet mushrooms, are perfectly paced for long conversations in this sexy setting.
8. Tracy's Saloon
It’s rare to see date night specials on Fridays, but Tracy’s Saloon offers it up from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. The $42 special includes a pitcher of beer or bottle of wine, choice of starter salads or soup of the day, two select entrees, and a dessert.
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9. Urban Growler Brewing Company
The first woman-owned brewery in Minnesota, Urban Growler was also one of the first to offer a full menu from an on-site kitchen. On Tuesdays, $15 tiny dollars score two flagship brews and the weekly appetizer. The brewery will post the weekly appetizer every Tuesday morning.
10. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro
On Wednesdays, Ngon Vietnamese Bistro has a date night from 5 to 9 p.m. The special includes two entrees from the traditional section of the dinner menu, a dessert, and a bottle of select wine for $40 a couple.
Possibly Grand Avenue’s most romantic little dining room has a date night special on Wednesday night. Choose two antipasti, two half pastas and on side all for $60.
12. Tongue In Cheek - Eastside
Saint Paul, MN 55130
Tongue in Cheek's date night began as a summer special, but the restaurant has confirmed this dinner opportunity is here to stay. Sunday through Thursday twosomes get two specialty cocktails, two of the teasers (one-bite snacks), four small plates and two desserts for $69. The special is available in every part of the restaurant, including the cozy bar and the patio.
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