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The sunny dining room at Spoon and stable is filled with muted beige and white tones. In the foreground are large, circular dark wood tables with chairs and in the background an edge of the white bar is visible. On the wall is a large rough-hewn piece of wood lined with spoons. It’s a bit of an inside joke that Kaysen was known for stealing spoons whenever he dined somewhere that had utensils he admired.
Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon & Stable is open for Monday night date nights
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15 Excellent Restaurants for Monday Dining Minneapolis and St. Paul

Many restaurants shut down, but these goodies are here to kick the week of

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Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon & Stable is open for Monday night date nights
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Every Monday should come with a built-in reward just for getting out of bed in the morning. However, it’s also the night most often restaurants are closed for business. If you’re looking for a delicious reward just for showing up today, these are fabulous restaurants serving take out and sometimes delivery on Mondays.

A number of Twin Cities restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Broders' Pasta Bar

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5000 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 925-9202
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The Broder family has been making Italian comfort foods on this corner for over twenty years. The pasta bar is filled with expertly prepared fresh pasta dishes in all manner of shapes and dressings. Dine inside, on the patio, or order online for curbside pick up or delivery.

2. Colita

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5400 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 886-1606
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This Daniel del Prado restaurant is all about smoke and savory Mexican bites. Everything on the menu revolves around masa, making it a fantastic gluten-free destination. The dining room has been spaced out and the patio seating allows plenty of fresh air, when the fickle Minnesota weather cooperates.

The black exterior and light filled patio outside Colita has a stack of chopped wood in the background and is decorated by hanging ferns.
The Colita patio is an ideal spot when the weather cooperates
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3. Nightingale

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2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 354-7060
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This is a fantastic neighborhood place to settle in for snacks for dinner. Order a bunch of small plates, a couple of cocktails, and catch up with a friend. Seats are available inside and outside, plus there is takeout.

A table filled with bruchetta, mussels, and other snacks on white plates, shot from above
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4. P.S. Steak

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510 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 886-1620
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This swank steakhouse is one of the most romantic destinations in Minneapolis. It’s open daily with seating inside both its front lounge, bar, the second, darker bar in back, and the back dining room with wide and comfy booths. Order from the high-end steaks, or just a few snacks during “social hour,” from 5 to 6 pm. Free valet, takeout available, and delivery in the neighborhood.

The marble accented Lounge at PS Steak, with a beautiful fire place and cream colored walls
The romantic vibes inside PS Steak’s lounge
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5. Revival

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4257 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 345-4516
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This place has been popular with fried chicken fans since it first opened. In addition to the Tennessee hot and Southern fried birds, Revival also has a rabid following for its burgers. Over order to bank some leftovers in the fridge for later. Revival is open for dine-in in both its Minneapolis and St. Paul locations, as well as for take out and delivery.

A cheeseburger with bacon and a side of hush puppies inside the Minneapolis Revival Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

6. Monello

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1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 353-6207
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Located in downtown Minneapolis’ Ivy Hotel, Monello’s serves a beautiful selection of pasta and entrees available for dine-in, with access to a stunning wine list, or for takeout and local delivery. Order online.

7. Whiskey & Soda

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527 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 224-3710
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Whiskey & Soda at the base of the newly renovated, art deco chic Rand Tower. Since it’s at the base of a hotel, the restaurant and bar are open seven days a week. The complimentary lighting and easy street parking make it an easy date night destination.

A sleek curved bar is part Great Gatsby part Jetson’s vibes. Mirrored bar backs reflect the bottles and the seats are backed with crushed velvet.
The swank, new bar inside downtown Minneapolis’ Rand Tower
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8. Spoon and Stable

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211 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 224-9850
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Gavin Kaysen’s perpetually popular flagship restaurant is open every night of the week with classic comforts and outstanding service. Make a reservation before visiting, or order for takeout online.

Eater Scene: Spoon and Stable Tacos at 10:30 pm Saturday
Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon and Stable serves dinner take out seven days a week
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9. Sanjusan

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33 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 354-7763
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This new restaurant serves an utterly delightful menu that’s a mix of Italian and Japanese cuisine. That means studied pastas with delicate toppings, pizzas, and nigiri. It’s at the lower level where Kado No Mise used to be. That sushi goodness has moved upstairs.

A white plate close up of ravioli under shredded cheese
Italian cuisine by way of Japan
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10. Brasa Rotisserie

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600 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3030
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Now with three locations serving St. Paul and Minneapolis, Brasa’s tender roast pork or crispy-skinned chickens are easy to order every night of the week. Order up a feast with meats measured out by the pound and all the sides from house made sodas to plantains, rice and peas, fried yucca with that dreamy green sauce, and corn bread muffins.

11. Taste of Rondo Bar & Grill

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976 Concordia Ave
St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 348-2615
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This restaurant restaurant in St. Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood is serving incredible comforts like zesty-spiced shrimp over creamy grits done just right, spicy catfish, and greens so good you’ll forget all the troubles of the world. Dine in seating is available inside and on the patio. Order online for pick up or delivery.

12. The Gnome Craft Pub

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498 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 219-4233
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St. Paul’s wildly popular rebirth of this pub on Selby Avenue serves large-portions every night of the week. When the weather cooperates there’s also an expansive, gorgeous patio for outdoor seating. Takeout is available as well.

13. Handsome Hog

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173 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 219-4013
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Top Chef star Justin Sutherland’s Cathedral Hill restaurant has an impressive menu of Southern-styled comforts plus plenty of spread out seating inside and outside. The newly added patio has been a hot ticket on warm(ish) days. Cocktails excel in the bourbon arts. Food is available for dine in or to-go.

14. Moscow on the Hill

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371 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 291-1236
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While Moscow on the Hill does have a gorgeous patio for warm weather nights, the menu filled with Russian classic dishes are so beautifully built for cooler nights. Make like Julie Christie during the next snowfall, and head over for takeout of borscht, pelmeni, chicken Kiev, and more.

15. Lake & Irving Restaurant & Bar

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1513 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 354-2453
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This comfortable upscale neighborhood pub is perfect for cozy nights in Uptown. Slide in for some smoked chicken wings, Korean-fried cauliflower, or a truffle topped burger. Order online for takeout.

1. Broders' Pasta Bar

5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

The Broder family has been making Italian comfort foods on this corner for over twenty years. The pasta bar is filled with expertly prepared fresh pasta dishes in all manner of shapes and dressings. Dine inside, on the patio, or order online for curbside pick up or delivery.

5000 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

2. Colita

5400 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
The black exterior and light filled patio outside Colita has a stack of chopped wood in the background and is decorated by hanging ferns.
The Colita patio is an ideal spot when the weather cooperates
Jes Lahay/Eater Twin Cities

This Daniel del Prado restaurant is all about smoke and savory Mexican bites. Everything on the menu revolves around masa, making it a fantastic gluten-free destination. The dining room has been spaced out and the patio seating allows plenty of fresh air, when the fickle Minnesota weather cooperates.

5400 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

3. Nightingale

2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
A table filled with bruchetta, mussels, and other snacks on white plates, shot from above
A collection of small plates and snacks
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This is a fantastic neighborhood place to settle in for snacks for dinner. Order a bunch of small plates, a couple of cocktails, and catch up with a friend. Seats are available inside and outside, plus there is takeout.

2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

4. P.S. Steak

510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
The marble accented Lounge at PS Steak, with a beautiful fire place and cream colored walls
The romantic vibes inside PS Steak’s lounge
Lucy Hawthorne/Eater Twin Cities

This swank steakhouse is one of the most romantic destinations in Minneapolis. It’s open daily with seating inside both its front lounge, bar, the second, darker bar in back, and the back dining room with wide and comfy booths. Order from the high-end steaks, or just a few snacks during “social hour,” from 5 to 6 pm. Free valet, takeout available, and delivery in the neighborhood.

510 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

5. Revival

4257 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
A cheeseburger with bacon and a side of hush puppies inside the Minneapolis Revival Joy Summers/Eater Twin Cities

This place has been popular with fried chicken fans since it first opened. In addition to the Tennessee hot and Southern fried birds, Revival also has a rabid following for its burgers. Over order to bank some leftovers in the fridge for later. Revival is open for dine-in in both its Minneapolis and St. Paul locations, as well as for take out and delivery.

4257 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55409

6. Monello

1115 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Located in downtown Minneapolis’ Ivy Hotel, Monello’s serves a beautiful selection of pasta and entrees available for dine-in, with access to a stunning wine list, or for takeout and local delivery. Order online.

1115 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

7. Whiskey & Soda

527 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
A sleek curved bar is part Great Gatsby part Jetson’s vibes. Mirrored bar backs reflect the bottles and the seats are backed with crushed velvet.
The swank, new bar inside downtown Minneapolis’ Rand Tower
Whiskey & Soda [Official]

Whiskey & Soda at the base of the newly renovated, art deco chic Rand Tower. Since it’s at the base of a hotel, the restaurant and bar are open seven days a week. The complimentary lighting and easy street parking make it an easy date night destination.

527 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402

8. Spoon and Stable

211 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Eater Scene: Spoon and Stable Tacos at 10:30 pm Saturday
Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon and Stable serves dinner take out seven days a week
Luke Marshall Johnson

Gavin Kaysen’s perpetually popular flagship restaurant is open every night of the week with classic comforts and outstanding service. Make a reservation before visiting, or order for takeout online.

211 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

9. Sanjusan

33 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A white plate close up of ravioli under shredded cheese
Italian cuisine by way of Japan
Sanjusan [Official]

This new restaurant serves an utterly delightful menu that’s a mix of Italian and Japanese cuisine. That means studied pastas with delicate toppings, pizzas, and nigiri. It’s at the lower level where Kado No Mise used to be. That sushi goodness has moved upstairs.

33 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

10. Brasa Rotisserie

600 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Now with three locations serving St. Paul and Minneapolis, Brasa’s tender roast pork or crispy-skinned chickens are easy to order every night of the week. Order up a feast with meats measured out by the pound and all the sides from house made sodas to plantains, rice and peas, fried yucca with that dreamy green sauce, and corn bread muffins.

600 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414

11. Taste of Rondo Bar & Grill

976 Concordia Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

This restaurant restaurant in St. Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood is serving incredible comforts like zesty-spiced shrimp over creamy grits done just right, spicy catfish, and greens so good you’ll forget all the troubles of the world. Dine in seating is available inside and on the patio. Order online for pick up or delivery.

976 Concordia Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

12. The Gnome Craft Pub

498 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

St. Paul’s wildly popular rebirth of this pub on Selby Avenue serves large-portions every night of the week. When the weather cooperates there’s also an expansive, gorgeous patio for outdoor seating. Takeout is available as well.

498 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

13. Handsome Hog

173 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102

Top Chef star Justin Sutherland’s Cathedral Hill restaurant has an impressive menu of Southern-styled comforts plus plenty of spread out seating inside and outside. The newly added patio has been a hot ticket on warm(ish) days. Cocktails excel in the bourbon arts. Food is available for dine in or to-go.

173 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102

14. Moscow on the Hill

371 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

While Moscow on the Hill does have a gorgeous patio for warm weather nights, the menu filled with Russian classic dishes are so beautifully built for cooler nights. Make like Julie Christie during the next snowfall, and head over for takeout of borscht, pelmeni, chicken Kiev, and more.

371 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

15. Lake & Irving Restaurant & Bar

1513 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

This comfortable upscale neighborhood pub is perfect for cozy nights in Uptown. Slide in for some smoked chicken wings, Korean-fried cauliflower, or a truffle topped burger. Order online for takeout.

1513 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

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