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Last Minute Minneapolis Reservations for Valentine's Day 2015

It's only the most romantic date night of the year.

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It's the day of celebrating old Saint Valentine, naked cherubs and the busiest night for restaurants around the country. That the national holiday for celebrating love happens to fall on a Saturday night means that tables are particularly tight this year. Fear not, there is still hope. There are a few reservations still available. Also, don't just believe the online reservation numbers: call the restaurants. There are often tables available at the restaurant that aren't available through the websites.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market

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289 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 699-3536
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Somehow there are prime time 7:30 reservations still available at Lenny Russo's award winning Lowertown locavore restaurant on a Saturday night. Cocktail highlighting local spirits, stunning wines, craft beer and exquisite food in a historic restaurant setting: what more could you possibly ask for in a date night destination?

2. La Fresca - Nouveau Mexican Cuisine

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4750 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
This intimate neighborhood setting serves fresh and lovely Mexican plates created by chef and owner Hector Ruiz. There's much to discover throughout the menu, but ordering the guacamole is not negotiable. This is the best treatment of avocados in the Twin Cities. [Photo by Joy Summers]

3. Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

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(612) 746-5533
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There aren't many reservations left, but there a blessed few inside this swank Warehouse District restaurant. James Beard Award nominee Sameh Wadi's food draws on inspiration from the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The craft cocktails are second to none and the jewel toned lighting sets the mood for love.

4. Masu Sushi & Robata

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330 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 332-6278
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Whether you want killer ramen to slurp, delicate selections of sushi or craft cocktails, Masu Sushi and Robata in Northeast has it covered. Plus, the swank, sleek and sexy interior looks good on every body.

5. Bennett's Chop and Railhouse

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1305 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 228-1408
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Bennett's is a family-owned gem in the West 7th neighborhood. Part casual bar, part supper club, the steaks are always cooked beautifully to order. If you prefer a more casual date dinner, this restaurant is home to one of the best bacon cheeseburgers and saucy wings in the neighborhood.

6. Barrio Tequila Bar

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925 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 333-9953
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There are still reservations available at both the downtown Minneapolis, Lowertown and Edina locations of Barrio. Celebrate your love with a little tequila and queso fundido.

7. CURRENT Restaurant

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3291 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001
(651) 436-8883
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Afton is certifiably adorable and this restaurant attached to the Afton House Inn adds an extra air of sophistication to the area. The sleek interior with a flowing water feature has a crowd-pleasing menu and fantastic wine list. [Photo credit Andy Lien]

8. Mozza Mia

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3910 W 50th St
Edina, MN 55424
(952) 288-2882
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Deep dish pizza options in the Twin Cities are all too few and far between. Tuck into a serious meal of crispy dough, sauce and cheese inside this spot for a more casual, stomach popping dinner or explore the Italian specialties of this Parasole-owned Italian eatery. [Photo courtesy Mozza Mia Facebook Page]

9. Samba Taste of Brazil

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922 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343
(952) 935-2708
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Downtown Hopkins might not be the first thought for simply, sexy dining. However, throw in Brazil and a driving samba beat and now we're talking a hot Valentine's dinner date.

10. Copper Pot Indian Grill

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10 S 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 331-6677
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Get spicy for V-Day with the intoxicating mix of curry, cardamom, coriander and all the other spices of India. The romantic lighting and full bar don't hurt, either. [Photo courtesy Copper Pot Facebook Page]

1. Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market

289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Somehow there are prime time 7:30 reservations still available at Lenny Russo's award winning Lowertown locavore restaurant on a Saturday night. Cocktail highlighting local spirits, stunning wines, craft beer and exquisite food in a historic restaurant setting: what more could you possibly ask for in a date night destination?
289 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

2. La Fresca - Nouveau Mexican Cuisine

4750 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
This intimate neighborhood setting serves fresh and lovely Mexican plates created by chef and owner Hector Ruiz. There's much to discover throughout the menu, but ordering the guacamole is not negotiable. This is the best treatment of avocados in the Twin Cities. [Photo by Joy Summers]
4750 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

3. Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

Minneapolis, MN 55401
There aren't many reservations left, but there a blessed few inside this swank Warehouse District restaurant. James Beard Award nominee Sameh Wadi's food draws on inspiration from the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The craft cocktails are second to none and the jewel toned lighting sets the mood for love.

4. Masu Sushi & Robata

330 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Whether you want killer ramen to slurp, delicate selections of sushi or craft cocktails, Masu Sushi and Robata in Northeast has it covered. Plus, the swank, sleek and sexy interior looks good on every body.
330 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414

5. Bennett's Chop and Railhouse

1305 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Bennett's is a family-owned gem in the West 7th neighborhood. Part casual bar, part supper club, the steaks are always cooked beautifully to order. If you prefer a more casual date dinner, this restaurant is home to one of the best bacon cheeseburgers and saucy wings in the neighborhood.
1305 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102

6. Barrio Tequila Bar

925 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
There are still reservations available at both the downtown Minneapolis, Lowertown and Edina locations of Barrio. Celebrate your love with a little tequila and queso fundido.
925 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

7. CURRENT Restaurant

3291 St. Croix Trail S., Afton, MN 55001
Afton is certifiably adorable and this restaurant attached to the Afton House Inn adds an extra air of sophistication to the area. The sleek interior with a flowing water feature has a crowd-pleasing menu and fantastic wine list. [Photo credit Andy Lien]
3291 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001

8. Mozza Mia

3910 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424
Deep dish pizza options in the Twin Cities are all too few and far between. Tuck into a serious meal of crispy dough, sauce and cheese inside this spot for a more casual, stomach popping dinner or explore the Italian specialties of this Parasole-owned Italian eatery. [Photo courtesy Mozza Mia Facebook Page]
3910 W 50th St
Edina, MN 55424

9. Samba Taste of Brazil

922 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Downtown Hopkins might not be the first thought for simply, sexy dining. However, throw in Brazil and a driving samba beat and now we're talking a hot Valentine's dinner date.
922 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343

10. Copper Pot Indian Grill

10 S 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402
Get spicy for V-Day with the intoxicating mix of curry, cardamom, coriander and all the other spices of India. The romantic lighting and full bar don't hurt, either. [Photo courtesy Copper Pot Facebook Page]
10 S 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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