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Centered in the middle of a gray, mottled stone plate are a line of dark beets tossed with crumbled white cheese, micro herbs, and nuts.
Petite León in Minneapolis’s Kingfield neighborhood.
Lucy Hawthorne

38 Essential Restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Spring 2022

A guide to the definitive restaurants of Minneapolis and St. Paul

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Petite León in Minneapolis’s Kingfield neighborhood.
| Lucy Hawthorne

The Eater 38 is a tapestry — comprising many cuisines, neighborhoods, and price points — of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s essential restaurants. This map is updated every quarter to include cornerstone restaurants of Twin Cities cuisine, from long-established spots to newcomers to the scene. The Eater 38 spans the Cities’ restaurant scene in all its vibrancy, from bowls of fiery birria on Lake Street to rohan duck in the North Loop; from flaky chive cakes in Frogtown to bison tartare on the banks of the Mississippi River.

This season, we say farewell to P.S. Steak, Joan’s in the Park, The Bungalow Club, World Street Kitchen, Pajarito, and Pizzeria Lola. We welcome Mama Sheila’s House of Soul, Petite León, Cheng Heng, Las Cuatro Milpas, Sammy’s Avenue Eatery, and Lu’s Sandwiches. Note that these restaurants are listed geographically.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Travail Kitchen and Amusements

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4134 Hubbard Ave N
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 535-1131
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There is no party like a Travail party: This trail-blazing chef collective specializes in creating an atmosphere of delight and wonder — Travail made its name subverting the traditional restaurant model, eliminating servers and bringing chefs table-side to dish out an intriguing tasting menu (think lobster eggs made with truffle, brown butter, and tarragon, and cocktails bubbling over with liquid nitrogen). The latest iteration of the restaurant, an expansive three-level building, has opened in starts-and-stops thanks to the pandemic. Buy a ticket for the tasting menu (beet-cured hamachi with kumquat, New Caledonian shrimp ravioli, and an intriguing beverage described only as “SODA - POP!”) or sip a curated cocktail flight at the basement bar.

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Travail’s basement bar is hosting it’s grand re-re-reopening this month. Reservations are required
Travail

2. Hai Hai

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2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 223-8640
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James Beard–nominated chef Christina Nguyen’s Southeast Asian restaurant Hai Hai is one of Northeast Minneapolis’s most compelling restaurants for upscale dining. In 2017, Nguyen and co-owner Birk Grudem expertly transformed a divey neighborhood strip club into a lush patio space and interior: Hai Hai’s deep teal walls and canopy of ferns and paper lanterns make the space hum with tropical charm, even in the dead of winter. The cocktails are thoughtful and creative — think lychee slushies and espresso martinis with Vietnamese coffee and coconut — and the menu has standouts like Thai banana blossom salad, beef laab lettuce wraps, and a tender Balinese chicken thigh with macerated kale and bean sprout salad.

The turquoise and green wallpapered dining room at Hai Hai. Deep blue chairs are stationed at wooden tables and two orange and purple paper lanterns hang above them.
Hai Hai in Northeast Minneapolis.
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3. ViV!R

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1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 345-5527
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Sandwiched between Monroe Street and the BNSF train tracks on an old industrial corner of Northeast Minneapolis, Vivir is an all-day Mexican cafe and bakery with. Led by chef Jose Alarcon and general manager Jami Olson — the same team behind Centro and dear-departed Popol Vuh, two other standouts in Minneapolis’s canon of Mexican cuisine — Vivir hones in on small plates like duck tacos, chorizo tortas, and savory, hand-formed empanadas made with ground beef, raisins, and onions. (Also of note are chocolate mole cupcakes and conchas from pastry chef Ngia Xiong.) Food is served cafeteria-style in the airy cafe, and a funky agave lounge called Escondido is open every Saturday evening.

4. Young Joni

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165 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 345-5719
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Chef Ann Kim, who won the James Beard award for best chef Midwest in 2019, heads a trio of restaurants in the Cities: Pizzeria Lola, Young Joni, and Sooki & Mimi. Young Joni is perhaps best characterized as the cool middle sister of the family: the restaurant is all warm walnut tones and mid-century lines, the walls aglow with sconces and candles. Order a few different pizzas to share, like the spicy lamb sausage with tomato harissa sauce, or La Parisienne, made with prosciutto, gruyère, and brown butter. Kim’s crusts are exceptionally crackly and golden — the menu also includes plates like New Caledonia prawns with red chili and Korean sweet potatoes topped with gochugaru and pickled fresno. After dinner, sneak to the back bar, cloaked in dark floral prints.

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Young Joni’s copper pizza oven.
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5. Nixta Tortilleria & Mexican takeout

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1222 NE 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Chef Gustavo Romero uses heirloom corn varieties to create hearty, delicately flavorful tortillas at this tortilleria and Mexican takeout operation in Northeast Minneapolis. Romero grew up on a farm in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, where he played in fields of Oaxacan heirloom corn — since opening Nixta in 2020, his mission has been to preserve and celebrate heirloom corn varieties, which have suffered in recent decades of hybridization and industrial tortilla production (though they’re making a culinary comeback in Mexico City). The result is hand-shaped and fried tortillas in shades of slate blue, pale yellow, and brown — an ideal canvas for a rotating family-style takeout menu featuring dishes like chicharron, camote frito with escabeche relish, and guajillo beef birria tacos.

Black and white image of Gustavo Romero from the torso up, hands on his hips, wearing a chef coat and an apron. A corn cob tattoo is visible on his forearm.
Chef Gustavo Romero has built the perfert restaurant for COVID times: deeply flavorful comfort foods built to be enjoyed at home.
Nixta

6. Sammy’s Avenue Eatery

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1101 W Broadway Ave #1
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(612) 767-6278
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Back in 2012, chef Sammy McDowell pooled his personal savings and opened Sammy’s Avenue Eatery, a sunny, casual sandwich spot in North Minneapolis. Ten years later, the restaurant is a cornerstone of Broadway Avenue — a place where people come as much for the juicy sandwiches as for the sense of community. Catch the teacher’s union gathering there for turkey melts and tuna clubs, or come on a day when McDowell is collaborating with local chefs on a soul food menu (think smothered chicken and rice and cheeseburger meatloaf). Sammy’s is featured in season six of “Small Business Revolution,” which recently aired on Hulu. A second Northside location is forthcoming.

7. Wrecktangle Pizza

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729 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 695-6525
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Wrecktangle is one of the Cities’ most-loved pizza spots — it’s known more for layered, obscenely cheesy pies than for classic mozzarella-and-tomato arrangements. One of the few local purveyors of Detroit-style pizza, chef Jeffrey Howard Rogers serves rectangular, steel-pan baked pizza in inventive varieties: some favorites are the Ball ‘Til Ya Fall, made with whole meatballs and giardiniera, and the Sotalicious, a Minnesota homange featuring beef casserole, tater tots, and pickle spears wrapped in ham. Wrecktangle is currently open at Graze Provisions and Libations in the North Loop, and The Market at Malcolm Yards in Prospect Park — a new location at Lyn-Lake just opened in April.

A rectangular pizza topped with tater tots, creamy sauce, an a pickle wrapped in ham garnish John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

8. Demi

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212 N 2nd St Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 404-1123
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Gavin Kaysen is one of the Cities’ most-lauded chefs: the winner of two James Beard awards, Kaysen opened Demi in 2018 as a tasting-menu only restaurant. The atmosphere is refined, but intimate: the walls are cloaked in a deep emerald color, the space softly lit by a constellation of lights embedded in the ceiling. Diners sit at a U-shaped table, while at the center, chefs prepare plates of rohan duck with braised endive and cara cara orange purée, and frozen labneh with sunflower seed mousse. Prices for the tasting menu start at $125; note that Demi is reservation-only.

A dark dining room bar that’s filled with wood shelves with small porcelain serving implements.
Demi in Minneapolis’s North Loop.
Demi

9. Union Hmong Kitchen

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520 N 4th St Ste 4
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 431-5285
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When chef Yia Vang first began cooking and serving foods from Hmong culture made with the fine-dining skills he had gained working in area kitchens, Hmong food wasn’t a familiar cuisine in the Twin Cities restaurant world. Years later, his pop-up Union Hmong Kitchen is now a permanent restaurant in the North Loop’s Graze food hall, and Vang is a 2022 James Beard finalist for best chef Midwest. The menu standouts at UHK are the Zoo Siab meals — which means “happy meals” — made with proteins like chili-glazed pork shoulder and Hmong sausage, all served with purple sticky rice, pickled veggies, and sides like chilled khao sen noodles. (Saturdays only, try the Hilltribe fried chicken sandwich, tossed in chili oil, and for Sunday brunch, don’t miss the hangover noodles made with minced beef and peanut sauce.) Vang’s much-anticipated restaurant, Vinai, is on the horizon in 2022.

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Chef Yia Vang is a 2022 James Beard finalist for best chef Midwest.
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10. Soul Bowl

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520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 567-7044
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Chef Gerard Klass and Brittney Alise Klass started Soul Bowl as a pop-up in 2018 with a mission to celebrate the culture and community of North Minneapolis: for two days, they served bowls of black-eyed peas, cornbread dressing, and barbecue-braised beef out of New Rules on Lowry Avenue, and ran a line around the block. The Klasses have since expanded Soul Bowl to two permanent locations at Graze Provisions and Libations in Minneapolis’s North Loop, and on Chicago Avenue in Richfield (plus a stand at Target Field). The restaurant is beloved for its customizable soul food bowls: diners can start with bases like mac and cheese (eminently creamy and well-seasoned) or yellow rice, add veggies (think sweet plantains, smoked mushrooms, and candied yams) and finish with meats like barbecue chicken and Cajun salmon.

A fried chicken sandwich with sauce and shredded lettuce on a poppyseed bun.
The famous Big K.R.I.T.
Soul Bowl

11. Lat14 Asian Eatery

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8815 7th Ave N
Golden Valley, MN 55427
(763) 400-7910
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Chef Ann Ahmed is a champion of Southeast Asian cuisine in the Twin Cities: born in Laos, she emigrated to Minnesota at age four, and grew up working at her parents’ Lao Deli on Nicollet Avenue. Lat14, stationed in a modern building off Highway 55 in Golden Valley, is her second restaurant (after Lemongrass, before Khâluna). Its menu highlights all kinds of dishes from along the 14th parallel — the latitude that bisects Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Look for lumpia, a Filipino pork eggroll, khao soi Chiang Mai with fermented mustard greens, and jackfruit curry with crispy shiso. The bar serves a wide array of herbaceous beverages: sample flavors of papaya, grapefruit, and bergamot in the Lat 14 tonic, or try the house Old Fashioned, made with palm syrup.

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Lat14 in Golden Valley.
Lat14

12. Billy Sushi ビリー寿司

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116 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 886-1783
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At first, it was Chef Billy Tserenbat’s sushi food truck that became a sensation. Now, it’s his glam North Loop restaurant, Billy Sushi, which he opened in the middle of the pandemic. Tserenbat is known for his larger-than-life presence, both as a host and as a chef: the sushi menu runs a little pricey, but the fatty cuts of sashimi and creative rolls like the Toro Mania — a kakiage mix topped with bluefin tuna, scallion, and yuzu sauce — make it well worth the cost, around $19 - $35 for specialty rolls. (Pay a small premium for the Oh Em Gii, a tempura and spicy tuna roll topped with a sheet of 24-karat gold.) Fair warning, Billy Sushi is typically quite busy — a reservation is a wise move.

13. Restaurant Alma

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528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-4909
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First opened in 1999, Restaurant Alma has built a reputation as one of Minneapolis’s finest restaurants. In 2016, chef Alex Roberts and Margo Roberts expanded Alma into a boutique hotel, all-day cafe, and fine dining restaurant: tucked into an elegant brick building on University Avenue. The prix fixe menu runs at $85: enjoy delicate starters like white corn griddle cakes with red sorrel, and entrees like crispy arctic char and lemon orzo with king crab. Restaurant Alma has an extensive wine list, and offers a pairing menu — a series of three-ounce glasses plus dessert wine — for an additional cost. The restaurant is also known as one of the most accommodating spots for dietary restrictions: a complete vegetarian prix fixe menu is available, and gluten-free, dairy-free, pescatarian, and vegan adaptations are possible upon request.

A dark restaurant space: two small wooden tables are placed in front of a curved booth with a dark blue seat and dark woodwork, in the background is a white brick wall and lamps hanging from the ceiling.
Restaurant Alma is counted among Minneapolis’s finest restaurants.
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14. Owamni by The Sioux Chef

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420 1st St S
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 444-1846
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Chef Sean Sherman’s restaurant Owamni — which has earned him two 2022 James Beard nominations, for best chef Midwest and best new restaurants — is the most exciting restaurant to have opened in the Twin Cities in recent years. Here, Sherman and co-owner Dana Thompson have brought Indigenous cooking to the forefront of the national restaurant scene. The decolonized menu excludes foods that “did not exist in America before white people stepped onto this soil” — meaning, no flour, dairy, or refined sugar is used in the kitchen. In their place are bison tartare with duck egg aioli, maple-baked tepary beans with cedar, and wild rice sorbet. Owamni started as a kickstarter campaign: it broke a record in 2016, bringing in $150,000 in a month. Today, it’s a modern, full-service, Indigenous restaurant, stationed in a white stone building on the banks of the Mississippi River, not far from St. Anthony Falls — or, in the Dakota language, Owámniyomni, which means whirlpool or eddy.

Oglala Lakota shef Sean Sherman stands behind the serving bar at his restaurant Owamni. Sherman is plating food on a white plait; he is wearing his hair in two braids and is wearing a black T-shirt. There are two people in the kitchen behind him, and lamps hang down over the bar from the ceiling.
Chef Sean Sherman in Owamni’s kitchen.
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15. Zen Box Izakaya

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602 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 332-3936
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A true Izakaya in the heart of Minneapolis’ East Town neighborhood, this is an ideal stop before a Guthrie show or after a long meander down by the Mill City Ruins. The dishes are perfect for soaking up a night of drinking: think crispy fried karaage or hearty bowls of udon. Thanks to chef and co-owner John Ng’s ramen obsession, the weekly specials are the North Star of the Cities’ ramen scene. Try the tori tantanmen, made with ginger chicken paitan, szechuan spice ground chicken, and kikurage. Snacks like pork katsu and Japanese potato salad are also notable. Order early in the weekend before they sell out.

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Zen Box Izakaya in downtown Minneapolis.
Zen Box Izakaya

16. Brunson's Pub

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956 Payne Ave
St Paul, MN 55130
(651) 447-2483
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Brunson’s is a stellar neighborhood bar in St. Paul’s Payne Phalen neighborhood, an area with a rich immigrant history. Named for Benjamin Brunson, a land surveyor who built what’s believed to be the oldest standing brick house in St. Paul near Payne Avenue, the pub is the work of owners Thomas and Molly LaFleche, who met working in the local industry. Chef Torrance Beavers adapts the menus seasonally, but it’s an ideal stop for quality bar food like loaded fries, wedge salads, hefty braised beef sandwiches, and burgers. (The “No Payne No Gain” burger, stacked with pulled bacon, blue cheese, and blackberry vidalia jam, is worth sampling.) Brunson’s patio is a hidden gem, set back from the street for a reprieve from busy Payne Avenue.

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Burgers from Brunson’s Pub.
Brunson’s Pub

17. Bebe Zito Ice Cream

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704 W 22nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Bebe Zito is a brilliant mishmash of flavors, eye-popping design, and a healthy dose of merriment. With spots in Minneapolis’s Wedge neighborhood and the Market at Malcolm Yards, co-owners Ben Spangler and Gabriella Grant made waves in the Cities’ ice cream scene with an inventive roster of flavors: their “classics” menu features a citrus vanilla base topped with caramelized Fruity Pebbles, a Brazilian brigadeiro chocolate, and a maracuja, with passionfruit and a cream cheese base. “Dad’s Coffee” takes an intensely flavored bourbon base, spikes it with coffee, and takes all the edge off with chocolate chips. On the weekends, Bebe Zito serves skinny-smashed burgers layered with American cheese.

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A double scoop from Bebe Zito.
Bebe Zito

18. Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rum Bar

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2524 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 345-5637
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Pimento is a pillar of Jamaican cuisine in the Twin Cities, and a popular resident of Eat Street on Nicollet Avenue. Chef Tomme Beevas and his neighbor Yoni Reinharz started Pimento as a pop-up in 2012, carting Beevas’s backyard grill around the city; in 2013, they won Food Network’s Food Court Wars.  During the social uprisings of 2020, Pimento operated a robust mutual aid network out of its restaurant space. Today, Beevas continues to serve as a community leader — he runs Pimento Relief Services, a nonprofit that supports healing and long-term rebuilding in Black communities. The menu features entrees like Kingston-style jerk chicken, slow-roasted jerk pork, curry veggies, and braised oxtail, all served on a bed of seasoned rice and beans with slaw and plantains, dressed with a selection of housemade sauces. (Make sure to try the coco bread, too — sweet, pillowy Jamaican milk bread.) The rum bar often hosts live music and other events on the weekends.

19. Quang Restaurant

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2719 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-4739
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One of the cornerstone restaurants of Nicollet Avenue’s Eat Street corridor, Quang was founded by matriarch chef Lung Tran 30 years ago. Today, it’s run by her five children. The original Quang was a four-table bakery across the street from the present location, where Tran and her kids sold Vietnamese pastries and food: The restaurant grew in popularity as news of Tran’s fragrant, hearty dishes traveled by word of mouth. Three decades later, it’s a go-to for enormous bowls of pho — aromatic and balanced, the beef sliced into delicate sheets — classic stir fry and noodle dishes like pad thai, and banh mi with red roast pork and pâté. Quang’s space is casual, and bustling on any weekend evening.

A smiling woman in a red shirt and hair net in the kitchen at Quang, building banh mi
Chef Khue Pham in Quang’s kitchen.
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20. Manny's Tortas

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Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St #125
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 870-3930
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Chef Manny Gonzalez is a legendary figure of Midtown Global Market, Lake Street’s international food hall.  Gonzalez first opened Manny’s Tortas in Mercado Central in 1999: now, he and his sister Victoria run the MGM location together, where they sell an impressive selection of tortas. Try a simple one like the Cubana, made with pork tenderloin, ham, and cheese — or the Manny’s special, made with steak, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and jalapeno, grilled together and topped with ham and cheese. Manny’s warm greeting from behind the counter makes this restaurant a real Minneapolis standout.

21. Cheng Heng Restaurant

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448 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55103
(651) 222-5577
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Tucked into a petite stone building on University Avenue in St. Paul, Cheng Heng is a mainstay of the Frogtown neighborhood’s food corridor. Cambodian restaurants are relatively few and far between in the Cities’ robust Southeast Asian restaurant scene, and Cheng Heng, which has won a slate of awards from local newspapers and magazines, takes up the mantle well. Try the kor koo noodle soup, brewed a fiery red in Cheng Heng’s kitchen, or the machu angkor, made with winter squash, pineapple, and lotus stems. Save room for the thuck kaw chuew: beans nestled under sweetened condensed milk and crushed ice.

22. Sooki & Mimi

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1432 W 31st St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 540-2554
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James Beard Award-winning chef Ann Kim’s Sooki & Mimi is perhaps the most exciting restaurant to open in Minneapolis’s Uptown neighborhood in recent years. A sibling to other Eater favorites like Pizzeria Lola and Young Joni, Sooki & Mimi is transitioning from a prix fixe to an a la carte menu: look for dishes like smoked lengua sope, green chorizo potstickers, and a five-spice confited half-duck served with heirloom corn tortillas. The cocktail menu, formulated by veteran bar lead Adam Gorski, is equally notable — Sooki and Mimi ferments its own tepache onsite. Kim also has a thing for secret bars: look for the light in the 31st Street alleyway and slip into the basement speakeasy, where the vinyls are always on rotation.

The view of the sun-filled dining room and bar. Lots of blonde wood, vaulted ceilings with soaring beams. A small bar is at the center of the room with a few stools and in the background are several, soft focused staff members in white shirts and black pants.
Inside Sooki & Mimi in Uptown.
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23. Taqueria y Birrieria Las Cuatro Milpas

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1526 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 834-8814

Las Cuatro Milpas is reputed to be the first restaurant to introduce birria to the Twin Cities restaurant scene, when chef Hector Hernandez, originally of Mexico’s Zacatecas state, moved to Minneapolis. Twenty-some years later, birria tacos and quesabirria are among the nation’s hottest culinary trends — and Hernandez is still selling Minneapolis’s finest birria dishes under an emerald-green awning on East Lake Street. Stop in for lamb, goat, and beef birria tacos, cups of hot, brothy birria stew, or pizzabirria, loaded with cheese and served in an aluminum tin. Las Cuatro Milpas is a cornerstone restaurant on East Lake Street’s bustling stretch of Mexican restaurants and groceries.

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Birria tacos from Las Cuatro Milpas.
Las Cuatro Milpas

24. Lu's Sandwiches

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2624 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 587-2694
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Lu’s serves the pre-eminent banh mi of the Twin Cities. A casual spot on Nicollet Avenue’s Eat Street, Lu’s serves generous banh mi that are expertly balanced in their crusty/chewy and pickled/roasted ratios — try the special ham, made with Vietnamese meat loafs and pork belly, the mock duck, or the meatball, stuffed with four pork meatballs marinated Shanghai-style. Lu’s operates three Minneapolis and a food truck, but its cafeteria-style space on Nicollet is the original spot.

25. Meritage

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410 St Peter St
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
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Meritage, tucked into an elegant, glass-paned storefront in downtown St. Paul, is one of the Cities’ most romantic dining destinations. More than anywhere else, it successfully mimics a Parisian dining ambiance: Before your meal, sample oysters at the crescent bar — ask the bartender to drop an absinthe-soaked sugar cube into your champagne glass. Chef Russell Klein’s menu features a daily preparation of Au Bon Canard foie gras, and a stunning braised leek salad topped with Fourme d’Abert cheese. As an entree, try the Minnesota duck breast à l’orange or the Maine sea scallops — both are worth the price.

26. Hyacinth

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790 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 478-1822
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Intimacy, comfort, and Italian romance are the themes of Hyacinth’s petite dining room on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Chef-owner Rikki Giambruno relocated to Minnesota after running a popular New York restaurant — his talent shines on Hyacinth’s succinct menu, which changes seasonally. Start with a crostini of chicken liver mousse, served with sunflower seed butter and quince jam on semolina bread — from the “primi” and “second” sections of the menu, try the fusilli with beef cheek ragu, or the risotto with roasted sweet potatoes. Hyacinth stays airy and sun-drenched during the day, and takes on the feel of a cozy, crowded New York City restaurant at night.

A light-filled room with a bar and small table set nearby.
Hyacinth on Grand Avenue.
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27. Matt's Bar

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3500 Cedar Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 722-7072
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Matt’s, stationed in the first floor of a simple stucco building on Cedar Avenue, is one of the most legendary dives in the Twin Cities. (Former president Barack Obama ate here in 2014.) It claims to be the home of the original Jucy Lucy — that iconic, gooey, cheese-stuffed burger: according to local legend, in 1954, a Matt’s customer requested two beef patties with a slice of cheese in the middle. After his first oozy bite, he declared “That’s one juicy Lucy!” and thus, the Jucy Lucy was born. (To distinguish its Lucy from other Twin Cities dupes that have since proliferated, Matt’s spells its burger without the “I.”) The restaurant has maintained its exquisitely divey interior: slide into a pleather booth or grab a seat at the roomy, unadorned bar.

A white stucco building with red awnings and large red lettering that says “Matt’s” on Cedar Avenue in south Minneapolis.
Matt’s Bar on Cedar Avenue.
Matt’s Bar

28. DeGidio's

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425 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-7105
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DeGidio’s, a mainstay of St. Paul’s West Seventh neighborhood, is the legacy of Joe “Kid Bullets” DeGidio, a prolific bootlegger of the 1920s and ‘30s, the era when mobsters operated quite lucratively — and with impunity — in the organized crime haven of St. Paul. DeGidio’s was once a favorite haunt of notable gangsters, though no longer: its website notes that “all mob ties were severed many decades ago.” These days, the restaurant is a go-to for classic, indulgent Italian fare like stromboli, blackened shrimp alfredo, and tortellini bolognese, made with Italian sausage and a plum tomato sauce. It’s still owned and run by Kid Bullets’ grandchildren.

A sliced open Italian sausage is buried under red sauce and covered with a layer of toasted, melty white cheese in a plate filled with sauce and two pepperoncinis.
A red sauce masterpiece from DeGidio’s.
DeGidio’s

29. Victor's 1959 Cafe

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3756 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 827-8948
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This sunny corner at 38th Street and Grand Avenue has been a neighborhood gathering space for decades. In the 1920s, the building that currently houses Victor’s 1959 Cafe was a Shell gas station — after that, it was a Dairy Queen, then a bustling all-American breakfast restaurant. Owner Niki Stavrou bought the building in 1959, and transformed it into the Victor’s of today: a stout, turquoise-blue establishment with hand-painted decals and, in the summer months, an assortment of umbrellas on the tropical-themed patio. Inside, the walls and booths are adorned with years’ worth of graffiti and art. Stop in for breakfast and order the ropa vieja or the bistec criollo, served with yuca frita — or grab a cafe con leche from the pick up window.

The vibrant exterior of Victor’s is filled with tropical colors and flowers on a sunny summer day
Victor’s 1959 Cafe in South Minneapolis.
Victor’s 1959 Cafe

30. Hot Hands Pie & Biscuit

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272 Snelling Ave S #100
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 300-1503
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The Cities were short on great biscuits until Tara Coleman arrived with Hot Hands on Snelling Avenue, not far from Macalester College. Coleman’s handheld bites are exquisitely leavened, chewy, and packed with butter. The menu is divided between pastries, biscuits, salty pies and sweet pies: pair a buffalo chicken pot pie with a raspberry hazelnut pie, or a lemon meringue. Hot Hands’s banana cream pie is visually stunning: Nilla wafer cookie crust and fresh bananas are topped with mascarpone, artfully mounded like ski moguls. The restaurant’s interior is sunny and understated — a great spot for a casual brunch.

Three biscuit breakfasts, one with gravy, one as a sandwich with bacon and cheese, another sliced with a side of jam
Hot Hands on Snelling Avenue.
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31. El Burrito Mercado

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175 Cesar Chavez St
St Paul, MN 55107
(651) 227-2192
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Owners Maria and Tomas Silva, originally of Aguascalientes, Mexico, opened St. Paul’s El Burrito Mercado in an 800 square-foot market in 1979. In ‘83, they added a kitchen and started making to-go items like carnitas, tamales, and pan dulce — and in ‘95, they renovated the historic Henley’s Furniture building on Cesar Chavez St., and remain in their 13,000 square-foot space today. The Silvas also run a successful wholesale Mexican grocery distribution business in the Cities, but it’s their tender molcajete Mexicano, tamale platters, and fresh ceviche — all served in a vast dining and cantina space — that makes them an essential restaurant. Daughters Milissa and Suzanne and granddaughter Analita run El Burrito Mercado today.

32. Petite León

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3800 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 208-1247
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Chef Jorge Guzmán has had a rollercoaster ride in Minneapolis’s food world. The former head chef of Surly’s Brewer’s Table —which debuted an ambitious beer-pairing menu, gained national renown, and abruptly shut down — he rolled out a charcoal-grilled chicken pop-up, Pollo Pollo al Carbon, then somehow managed to open Petite León in the middle of the pandemic. A year later, the restaurant has earned him a James Beard nomination for best chef Midwest. Guzmán draws on his Yucatán peninsula roots with this menu — try the steak bavette with black garlic adobo, or the escabeche, made with creamy garbanzo and white fish. Bar lead Travis Serbus’s cocktail menu is notable as well: look for citrus-forward pours like the Moon Dog, made with mezcal, tamarind, and lime.

A stark black dish with a black central line of charred bits decorated with pops of yellow and lavender. A pool of golden sauce sits off to the side and a faint dusting of gold powder decorates the top left side of the plate.
Petite León is a relatively newcomer to Minneapolis’s Kingfield neighborhood.
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33. Mama Sheila's House of Soul

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3744 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 584-3690
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Chef Sheila Brathwaite and her husband Frederick Brathwaite opened Mama Sheila’s on the corner of Bloomington Avenue and 38th Street in south Minneapolis in 2018. In the years since, the restaurant has established itself as one of the Cities’ premier destinations for exceptional Southern cooking — a tricky cuisine to track down in this chilly northern landscape. The soul food buffet is stocked with Southern classics like catfish, smothered chicken, salmon croquettes, candied yams, and black-eyed peas — but leave room for banana pudding and peach cobbler. Mama Sheila’s always has soul music playing; the restaurant’s gilded interior, hung with portraits of Prince and other Black musicians, is a go-to gathering space for events, parties, and community meetings. 

34. Myriel

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470 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 340-3568
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Karyn Tomlinson’s much-anticipated Myriel — a name that nods to Les Miserable — opened last summer in Highland Park. Myriel’s menu is truly unique in the Twin Cities’ fine dining landscape: Tomlinson’s touch is at once rustic and refined, and totally uninterested in ostentation. The a la carte menu isn’t available online, because it changes often — but expect dishes like beef, pork, and lamb sausage (sourced from local farms) with white bean ragout and fermented pepper with pink celery leaves. Tomlinson also makes an infamous crust — if apple pie appears on the menu, order it, and pair dessert with a Scandinavian egg coffee. Myriel’s interior, all European silhouettes and shades of cream and sand, is stunning.

A dark marble bar with a lamp and greenery on it. Above is is a wooden rack for wine glasses and wine glasses dangling from it; attached to the wall is a mirror.
Inside Myriel on Cleveland Avenue in St. Paul.
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35. Martina

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4312 S Upton Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 922-9913
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Chef Danny del Prado is one of the Twin Cities’ most celebrated chefs. Martina, del Prado’s wood-fired Linden Hills restaurant, is an elegant platform for his Argentinian and Italian cuisine — it’s the most formal of his restaurant trio, which includes Colita and Rosalia elsewhere in Minneapolis. The well-designed (and well-lit) dining room makes for an Instagrammer’s dream of lighting and composition. Order the potato churros to start, which balance a soft, creamy interior with craggy, crispy fried edges — from the grill, try the pork chop with parsnip puree, or the parillada for two, made with bavette, sweetbreads, chorizo, and bone marrow. 

A large open room set with tables, a large white wall to the right sports just a few green plants and the open kitchen is barely visible to the left
Martina in Minneapolis’s Linden Hills neighborhood.
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36. Cecil's

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651 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-0334
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Cecil’s is the Twin Cities’ most-loved and longest-established Jewish deli. Cecil and Faye Glickman opened their delicatessen on St. Paul’s Cleveland Avenue in 1949: More than 70 years later, Cecil’s is still serving hearty matzo soup, potato latkes with applesauce and sour cream, and a whole array of popular hot sandwiches: try the Sasha, made with hot brisket pastrami and the “bird sauce” the deli has been making in-house for 40 years. Cecil’s is also stocked with grocery items — it carries handy Passover items like gefilte fish and matzo.

37. Bull's Horn Food and Drink

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4563 S 34th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 208-1378
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Doug Flicker was a longtime fine-dining chef who influenced a generation of Minneapolis chefs, but he walked away from the world of white linen to open a neighborhood bar alongside his wife, Amy Greeley. The two have created a watering hole with all the best of the corner bar: a jukebox, pulltabs, and a menu loaded with fantastic things from the fryer and the grill. Stop by for the famous pickle brined chicken: tangy, juicy meat wrapped in a crusty shell.

A crispy fried sandwich with shredded lettuce in a basket with a side of pinto beans
A fried chicken sandwich from Bull’s Horn.
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38. El Cubano

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870 Dodd Rd
St Paul, MN 55118
(651) 227-1510
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Tucked off Dodd Road in a residential area of Saint Paul, El Cubano is a cornerstone of Cuban and Dominican cuisine in a metro short on Caribbean dining options. The hot sandwiches, all toasted and pressed with butter, are noteworthy: try the namesake Cubano — a layered masterpiece of roasted meat, tangy mustard, and pickles, served with yuca frita and the house mojito dip. From the entrees menu, try the Dominican-style red snapper filet, or the traditional Cuban bistec encebollado. Either way, order a side of the tostones — green savory plantains that are sliced, twice-fried, and sprinkled with salt.

1. Travail Kitchen and Amusements

4134 Hubbard Ave N, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
A selection of drinks on a black background including one black collins glass, one clear garnished with apples and cinnamon, one opaque like a clarified milk punch, one shockingly verdant green with a grassy garnish, and a coup glass with flower petals mixed into an amber liquid
Travail’s basement bar is hosting it’s grand re-re-reopening this month. Reservations are required
Travail

There is no party like a Travail party: This trail-blazing chef collective specializes in creating an atmosphere of delight and wonder — Travail made its name subverting the traditional restaurant model, eliminating servers and bringing chefs table-side to dish out an intriguing tasting menu (think lobster eggs made with truffle, brown butter, and tarragon, and cocktails bubbling over with liquid nitrogen). The latest iteration of the restaurant, an expansive three-level building, has opened in starts-and-stops thanks to the pandemic. Buy a ticket for the tasting menu (beet-cured hamachi with kumquat, New Caledonian shrimp ravioli, and an intriguing beverage described only as “SODA - POP!”) or sip a curated cocktail flight at the basement bar.

4134 Hubbard Ave N
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

2. Hai Hai

2121 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
The turquoise and green wallpapered dining room at Hai Hai. Deep blue chairs are stationed at wooden tables and two orange and purple paper lanterns hang above them.
Hai Hai in Northeast Minneapolis.
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James Beard–nominated chef Christina Nguyen’s Southeast Asian restaurant Hai Hai is one of Northeast Minneapolis’s most compelling restaurants for upscale dining. In 2017, Nguyen and co-owner Birk Grudem expertly transformed a divey neighborhood strip club into a lush patio space and interior: Hai Hai’s deep teal walls and canopy of ferns and paper lanterns make the space hum with tropical charm, even in the dead of winter. The cocktails are thoughtful and creative — think lychee slushies and espresso martinis with Vietnamese coffee and coconut — and the menu has standouts like Thai banana blossom salad, beef laab lettuce wraps, and a tender Balinese chicken thigh with macerated kale and bean sprout salad.

2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

3. ViV!R

1414 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Sandwiched between Monroe Street and the BNSF train tracks on an old industrial corner of Northeast Minneapolis, Vivir is an all-day Mexican cafe and bakery with. Led by chef Jose Alarcon and general manager Jami Olson — the same team behind Centro and dear-departed Popol Vuh, two other standouts in Minneapolis’s canon of Mexican cuisine — Vivir hones in on small plates like duck tacos, chorizo tortas, and savory, hand-formed empanadas made with ground beef, raisins, and onions. (Also of note are chocolate mole cupcakes and conchas from pastry chef Ngia Xiong.) Food is served cafeteria-style in the airy cafe, and a funky agave lounge called Escondido is open every Saturday evening.

1414 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

4. Young Joni

165 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
A large cylindrical copper pizza oven tucked behind a wooden bar in a restaurant space with dark green walls.
Young Joni’s copper pizza oven.
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Chef Ann Kim, who won the James Beard award for best chef Midwest in 2019, heads a trio of restaurants in the Cities: Pizzeria Lola, Young Joni, and Sooki & Mimi. Young Joni is perhaps best characterized as the cool middle sister of the family: the restaurant is all warm walnut tones and mid-century lines, the walls aglow with sconces and candles. Order a few different pizzas to share, like the spicy lamb sausage with tomato harissa sauce, or La Parisienne, made with prosciutto, gruyère, and brown butter. Kim’s crusts are exceptionally crackly and golden — the menu also includes plates like New Caledonia prawns with red chili and Korean sweet potatoes topped with gochugaru and pickled fresno. After dinner, sneak to the back bar, cloaked in dark floral prints.

165 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

5. Nixta Tortilleria & Mexican takeout

1222 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Black and white image of Gustavo Romero from the torso up, hands on his hips, wearing a chef coat and an apron. A corn cob tattoo is visible on his forearm.
Chef Gustavo Romero has built the perfert restaurant for COVID times: deeply flavorful comfort foods built to be enjoyed at home.
Nixta

Chef Gustavo Romero uses heirloom corn varieties to create hearty, delicately flavorful tortillas at this tortilleria and Mexican takeout operation in Northeast Minneapolis. Romero grew up on a farm in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo, where he played in fields of Oaxacan heirloom corn — since opening Nixta in 2020, his mission has been to preserve and celebrate heirloom corn varieties, which have suffered in recent decades of hybridization and industrial tortilla production (though they’re making a culinary comeback in Mexico City). The result is hand-shaped and fried tortillas in shades of slate blue, pale yellow, and brown — an ideal canvas for a rotating family-style takeout menu featuring dishes like chicharron, camote frito with escabeche relish, and guajillo beef birria tacos.

1222 NE 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55413

6. Sammy’s Avenue Eatery

1101 W Broadway Ave #1, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Back in 2012, chef Sammy McDowell pooled his personal savings and opened Sammy’s Avenue Eatery, a sunny, casual sandwich spot in North Minneapolis. Ten years later, the restaurant is a cornerstone of Broadway Avenue — a place where people come as much for the juicy sandwiches as for the sense of community. Catch the teacher’s union gathering there for turkey melts and tuna clubs, or come on a day when McDowell is collaborating with local chefs on a soul food menu (think smothered chicken and rice and cheeseburger meatloaf). Sammy’s is featured in season six of “Small Business Revolution,” which recently aired on Hulu. A second Northside location is forthcoming.

1101 W Broadway Ave #1
Minneapolis, MN 55411

7. Wrecktangle Pizza

729 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A rectangular pizza topped with tater tots, creamy sauce, an a pickle wrapped in ham garnish John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

Wrecktangle is one of the Cities’ most-loved pizza spots — it’s known more for layered, obscenely cheesy pies than for classic mozzarella-and-tomato arrangements. One of the few local purveyors of Detroit-style pizza, chef Jeffrey Howard Rogers serves rectangular, steel-pan baked pizza in inventive varieties: some favorites are the Ball ‘Til Ya Fall, made with whole meatballs and giardiniera, and the Sotalicious, a Minnesota homange featuring beef casserole, tater tots, and pickle spears wrapped in ham. Wrecktangle is currently open at Graze Provisions and Libations in the North Loop, and The Market at Malcolm Yards in Prospect Park — a new location at Lyn-Lake just opened in April.

729 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

8. Demi

212 N 2nd St Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A dark dining room bar that’s filled with wood shelves with small porcelain serving implements.
Demi in Minneapolis’s North Loop.
Demi

Gavin Kaysen is one of the Cities’ most-lauded chefs: the winner of two James Beard awards, Kaysen opened Demi in 2018 as a tasting-menu only restaurant. The atmosphere is refined, but intimate: the walls are cloaked in a deep emerald color, the space softly lit by a constellation of lights embedded in the ceiling. Diners sit at a U-shaped table, while at the center, chefs prepare plates of rohan duck with braised endive and cara cara orange purée, and frozen labneh with sunflower seed mousse. Prices for the tasting menu start at $125; note that Demi is reservation-only.

212 N 2nd St Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

9. Union Hmong Kitchen

520 N 4th St Ste 4, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Chef Yia Vang is wearing a plaid shirt and denim apron, smiling, in front of a black background
Chef Yia Vang is a 2022 James Beard finalist for best chef Midwest.
Katie Cannon

When chef Yia Vang first began cooking and serving foods from Hmong culture made with the fine-dining skills he had gained working in area kitchens, Hmong food wasn’t a familiar cuisine in the Twin Cities restaurant world. Years later, his pop-up Union Hmong Kitchen is now a permanent restaurant in the North Loop’s Graze food hall, and Vang is a 2022 James Beard finalist for best chef Midwest. The menu standouts at UHK are the Zoo Siab meals — which means “happy meals” — made with proteins like chili-glazed pork shoulder and Hmong sausage, all served with purple sticky rice, pickled veggies, and sides like chilled khao sen noodles. (Saturdays only, try the Hilltribe fried chicken sandwich, tossed in chili oil, and for Sunday brunch, don’t miss the hangover noodles made with minced beef and peanut sauce.) Vang’s much-anticipated restaurant, Vinai, is on the horizon in 2022.

520 N 4th St Ste 4
Minneapolis, MN 55401

10. Soul Bowl

520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A fried chicken sandwich with sauce and shredded lettuce on a poppyseed bun.
The famous Big K.R.I.T.
Soul Bowl

Chef Gerard Klass and Brittney Alise Klass started Soul Bowl as a pop-up in 2018 with a mission to celebrate the culture and community of North Minneapolis: for two days, they served bowls of black-eyed peas, cornbread dressing, and barbecue-braised beef out of New Rules on Lowry Avenue, and ran a line around the block. The Klasses have since expanded Soul Bowl to two permanent locations at Graze Provisions and Libations in Minneapolis’s North Loop, and on Chicago Avenue in Richfield (plus a stand at Target Field). The restaurant is beloved for its customizable soul food bowls: diners can start with bases like mac and cheese (eminently creamy and well-seasoned) or yellow rice, add veggies (think sweet plantains, smoked mushrooms, and candied yams) and finish with meats like barbecue chicken and Cajun salmon.

520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

11. Lat14 Asian Eatery

8815 7th Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Three empty wine glasses, three plates, and forks and knives sit on a wooden table with a small vase containing a pink lotus flower.
Lat14 in Golden Valley.
Lat14

Chef Ann Ahmed is a champion of Southeast Asian cuisine in the Twin Cities: born in Laos, she emigrated to Minnesota at age four, and grew up working at her parents’ Lao Deli on Nicollet Avenue. Lat14, stationed in a modern building off Highway 55 in Golden Valley, is her second restaurant (after Lemongrass, before Khâluna). Its menu highlights all kinds of dishes from along the 14th parallel — the latitude that bisects Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Look for lumpia, a Filipino pork eggroll, khao soi Chiang Mai with fermented mustard greens, and jackfruit curry with crispy shiso. The bar serves a wide array of herbaceous beverages: sample flavors of papaya, grapefruit, and bergamot in the Lat 14 tonic, or try the house Old Fashioned, made with palm syrup.

8815 7th Ave N
Golden Valley, MN 55427

12. Billy Sushi ビリー寿司

116 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

At first, it was Chef Billy Tserenbat’s sushi food truck that became a sensation. Now, it’s his glam North Loop restaurant, Billy Sushi, which he opened in the middle of the pandemic. Tserenbat is known for his larger-than-life presence, both as a host and as a chef: the sushi menu runs a little pricey, but the fatty cuts of sashimi and creative rolls like the Toro Mania — a kakiage mix topped with bluefin tuna, scallion, and yuzu sauce — make it well worth the cost, around $19 - $35 for specialty rolls. (Pay a small premium for the Oh Em Gii, a tempura and spicy tuna roll topped with a sheet of 24-karat gold.) Fair warning, Billy Sushi is typically quite busy — a reservation is a wise move.

116 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

13. Restaurant Alma

528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
A dark restaurant space: two small wooden tables are placed in front of a curved booth with a dark blue seat and dark woodwork, in the background is a white brick wall and lamps hanging from the ceiling.
Restaurant Alma is counted among Minneapolis’s finest restaurants.
Katie Cannon

First opened in 1999, Restaurant Alma has built a reputation as one of Minneapolis’s finest restaurants. In 2016, chef Alex Roberts and Margo Roberts expanded Alma into a boutique hotel, all-day cafe, and fine dining restaurant: tucked into an elegant brick building on University Avenue. The prix fixe menu runs at $85: enjoy delicate starters like white corn griddle cakes with red sorrel, and entrees like crispy arctic char and lemon orzo with king crab. Restaurant Alma has an extensive wine list, and offers a pairing menu — a series of three-ounce glasses plus dessert wine — for an additional cost. The restaurant is also known as one of the most accommodating spots for dietary restrictions: a complete vegetarian prix fixe menu is available, and gluten-free, dairy-free, pescatarian, and vegan adaptations are possible upon request.

528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

14. Owamni by The Sioux Chef

420 1st St S, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Oglala Lakota shef Sean Sherman stands behind the serving bar at his restaurant Owamni. Sherman is plating food on a white plait; he is wearing his hair in two braids and is wearing a black T-shirt. There are two people in the kitchen behind him, and lamps hang down over the bar from the ceiling.
Chef Sean Sherman in Owamni’s kitchen.
Heidi Ehalt

Chef Sean Sherman’s restaurant Owamni — which has earned him two 2022 James Beard nominations, for best chef Midwest and best new restaurants — is the most exciting restaurant to have opened in the Twin Cities in recent years. Here, Sherman and co-owner Dana Thompson have brought Indigenous cooking to the forefront of the national restaurant scene. The decolonized menu excludes foods that “did not exist in America before white people stepped onto this soil” — meaning, no flour, dairy, or refined sugar is used in the kitchen. In their place are bison tartare with duck egg aioli, maple-baked tepary beans with cedar, and wild rice sorbet. Owamni started as a kickstarter campaign: it broke a record in 2016, bringing in $150,000 in a month. Today, it’s a modern, full-service, Indigenous restaurant, stationed in a white stone building on the banks of the Mississippi River, not far from St. Anthony Falls — or, in the Dakota language, Owámniyomni, which means whirlpool or eddy.

420 1st St S
Minneapolis, MN 55401

15. Zen Box Izakaya

602 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415