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Extreme close-up of curly pepperoni pizza from Wrecktangle.
Find this tasty Detroit-style Wrecktangle Pizza inside the North Loop Galley.
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Everywhere Awesome to Eat and Drink in the North Loop

Sifting through the restaurant-dense neighborhood for the best bites

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Find this tasty Detroit-style Wrecktangle Pizza inside the North Loop Galley.
| John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

Every city has its cool kids neighborhood and the North Loop is Minneapolis’ hub. Humming with creative excitement, it’s an easy walk from downtown and near the Mississippi River. The area is condo-dense with everything from dive bars, upscale cocktail rooms, fantastic coffee, high-end shops, and nationally renowned restaurants.

Restaurants are listed in geographical order from West to East.

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1. Bar La Grassa

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800 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 333-3837
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James Beard Award winning chef Isaac Becker’s Italian eatery is perpetually packed. Small and large plates are available and are best shared with friends. The crowded, boisterous dining room is always humming with activity.

2. Snack Bar

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800 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 383-2848
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Isaac Becker’s new restaurant is a bit of a slice shop and also a great place to go for a cocktail before heading over to Bar La Grassa for sharable plates of pasta.

3. Borough

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730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 354-3135
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Parlour Bar’s more upscale sibling restaurant with beautiful plates of food and a wonderful side patio for lingering on when the nights are warm. The food is fancy enough for date night, but casual enough for a post-work hang. The open warehouse dining room has wood and metal finishes.

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4. Parlour

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730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 354-3135
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This subterranean bar is known for high-end cocktails, friendly bartenders and an absolutely insane diner-style hamburger. There are dark corners and giant booths for chilling with someone special or a crew of friends.

North Loop’s Cheers! with better cocktails
Parlour Bar

5. North Loop Galley

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729 N Washington Ave Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55413

There are several fantastic food stands inside this open-air co-working friendly space. It’s hard to decide between the Detroit-inspired pan-baked pizza stylings of Wrecktangle Pizza, soul and Asian food mix of Soul Fu, fried chicken from Thigh Times, or Minneapolis’ singular Hawaiian comfort food hotspot Ono Hawaiian Plates.

Extreme close-up of curly pepperoni pizza from Wrecktangle.
Rectangular served a hunger-wrecking crew of curled pepperonis
John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

6. Graze | Provisions + Libations

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520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 414-4532
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A food hall with a wide selection of fantastic dining options from locally reknowned chefs. Start the day with baked goods and coffee from Honey & Rye and cap out the night with a cocktail from the centrally located bar. In between there’s fried chicken and soul food mastery from Soul Bowl, knock your socks off megadillas from Flagsmash, blistery crisp empanadas from MidNord, tender roast beef from Carbon Pit Beef, banh mis from Lu’s, and fresh poke from Fish Bowl. There are plenty of seats, big screens for game day viewing, and gorgeous outdoor space when the weather cooperates.

A giant quessadilla stuffed with goodies and gooey cheese
Quesadilla heaven from Flagsmash
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7. Rise Bagel Co.

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530 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 354-3349
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This shop was an immediate hit and the bagels continue to draw the lines and fans. Office heroes are made by stopping by early and sharing several everything bagels and a tub of scallion cream cheese.

Crusty poppyseed topped bagel, sliced with a thick layer of cream cheese in the middle
Delightfully gluten-full
Rise Bagel Co.

8. Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza

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600 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 342-2625
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Coal-fueled fire kissed chewy edges mark each of the pizzas found inside this ground-level pizzeria that also serves a wide selection of locally brewed beers.

Crusty pizza topped with pepperoni, rings of onion, and green olives
Olive, onion and pepperoni pizza
Andy Lien

9. Nolo’s Kitchen & Bar

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515 N Washington Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 800-6033
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Upstairs is a casual neighborhood eatery serving breakfast through dinner and downstairs in a nouveaux-dive bar with a food-service window. The mac and cheese is legendary, as are the friendly, fast-pouring bartenders.

There whenever you need them, at Nolo’s Kitchen
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10. Cuzzy's Grill & Bar

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507 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 339-6211
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A classic neighborhood dive bar that has remained true to its roots as the neighborhood has grown up around it. It’s dark, well-worn, and affordable for a simple beer and bump.

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11. Monte Carlo Restaurant

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219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 333-5900
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A throwback to another era, Monte Carlo hasn’t changed a thing in years to create a 50’s style dining room with ice cold martinis. In the warm months there is an expansive patio, but the can’t miss dish here are the wings. Massive and coated with a carefully guarded secret spice rub.

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12. Cobble Social House

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213 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 345-5463
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A quirky, luxe little bar that’s hidden in the North Loop, Cobble Social House serves gorgeous drink and snacks in glasses and on plates that are also available for purchase in the adjacent shop.

13. Demi

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212 N 2nd St Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 404-1123
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The hottest reservation in town, this tiny restaurant serves high-end, artfully focused tasting menu experiences via James Beard Award winning chef Gavin Kaysen. Reservations are released at noon on the first of the month and always sell out quickly.

A black tea pot surrounded by greens and flowers.
Artfully constructed dining experiences, Demi is an occassion worth planning a month around
Demi [Official]

14. Spoon and Stable

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211 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 224-9850
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Gavin Kaysen changed the conversation around Minnesota dining when he left New York to open his first restaurant in his hometown. Three years after opening, this remains one of the most sought-after reservations in town.

Seats in the bar area are always first come first served
Photo courtesy of Spoon and Stable

15. The Bachelor Farmer Cafe

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200 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 206.3920
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The Bachelor Farmer Cafe has incredible pastries like perfectly-sized cinnamon rolls and grilled sandwiches created by the same chefs who lead the high-end restaurant next door, but with more affordable prices.

Take a Tour of The Bachelor Farmer Cafe
Strong wifi makes this also a great office away from the office
The Bachelor Farmer Cafe

16. The Bachelor Farmer

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50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 206-3920
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What if Minnesota cuisine could be elegant and groundbreaking? That was the presumption that Eric and Andrew Dayton used to open this landmark restaurant that led the charge to changing the North Loop dining scene. The room mixes fine-dining elegance and country chic like the cornflower blue and white wallpaper.

Lucy Hawthorne / Eater Twin Cities

17. Marvel Bar

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50 N 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 206-3929
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Grab a bite at the upstairs Bachelor Farmer before heading into the below level speakeasy. (Enter through the unmarked door facing the parking lot.) These boundary-pushing cocktails are the kind of thing mixology nerds geek out about, but are also divine to simply sip.

Cocktails for drinking aficionados
Marvel Bar/Facebook

18. Kado no Mise

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33 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 338-1515
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There aren’t many seats, but with such gorgeous food, it’s worth jockeying for space. Kado No Mise serves lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Saturday and adds a special late night menu on Fridays and Saturdays. It also has a Japanese whiskey-stocked bar.

1. Bar La Grassa

800 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN

James Beard Award winning chef Isaac Becker’s Italian eatery is perpetually packed. Small and large plates are available and are best shared with friends. The crowded, boisterous dining room is always humming with activity.

800 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

2. Snack Bar

800 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Isaac Becker’s new restaurant is a bit of a slice shop and also a great place to go for a cocktail before heading over to Bar La Grassa for sharable plates of pasta.

800 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

3. Borough

730 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
Borough/Facebook

Parlour Bar’s more upscale sibling restaurant with beautiful plates of food and a wonderful side patio for lingering on when the nights are warm. The food is fancy enough for date night, but casual enough for a post-work hang. The open warehouse dining room has wood and metal finishes.

730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

4. Parlour

730 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
North Loop’s Cheers! with better cocktails
Parlour Bar

This subterranean bar is known for high-end cocktails, friendly bartenders and an absolutely insane diner-style hamburger. There are dark corners and giant booths for chilling with someone special or a crew of friends.

730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

5. North Loop Galley

729 N Washington Ave Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Extreme close-up of curly pepperoni pizza from Wrecktangle.
Rectangular served a hunger-wrecking crew of curled pepperonis
John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

There are several fantastic food stands inside this open-air co-working friendly space. It’s hard to decide between the Detroit-inspired pan-baked pizza stylings of Wrecktangle Pizza, soul and Asian food mix of Soul Fu, fried chicken from Thigh Times, or Minneapolis’ singular Hawaiian comfort food hotspot Ono Hawaiian Plates.

729 N Washington Ave Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55413

6. Graze | Provisions + Libations

520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A giant quessadilla stuffed with goodies and gooey cheese
Quesadilla heaven from Flagsmash
John Yuccas/Eater Twin Cities

A food hall with a wide selection of fantastic dining options from locally reknowned chefs. Start the day with baked goods and coffee from Honey & Rye and cap out the night with a cocktail from the centrally located bar. In between there’s fried chicken and soul food mastery from Soul Bowl, knock your socks off megadillas from Flagsmash, blistery crisp empanadas from MidNord, tender roast beef from Carbon Pit Beef, banh mis from Lu’s, and fresh poke from Fish Bowl. There are plenty of seats, big screens for game day viewing, and gorgeous outdoor space when the weather cooperates.

520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

7. Rise Bagel Co.

530 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN
Crusty poppyseed topped bagel, sliced with a thick layer of cream cheese in the middle
Delightfully gluten-full
Rise Bagel Co.

This shop was an immediate hit and the bagels continue to draw the lines and fans. Office heroes are made by stopping by early and sharing several everything bagels and a tub of scallion cream cheese.

530 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN

8. Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza

600 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
Crusty pizza topped with pepperoni, rings of onion, and green olives
Olive, onion and pepperoni pizza
Andy Lien

Coal-fueled fire kissed chewy edges mark each of the pizzas found inside this ground-level pizzeria that also serves a wide selection of locally brewed beers.

600 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

9. Nolo’s Kitchen & Bar

515 N Washington Ave #100, Minneapolis, MN 55401
There whenever you need them, at Nolo’s Kitchen
Nolo’s Kitchen/Alma Films

Upstairs is a casual neighborhood eatery serving breakfast through dinner and downstairs in a nouveaux-dive bar with a food-service window. The mac and cheese is legendary, as are the friendly, fast-pouring bartenders.

515 N Washington Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

10. Cuzzy's Grill & Bar

507 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
Katie Cannon / Eater Twin Cities

A classic neighborhood dive bar that has remained true to its roots as the neighborhood has grown up around it. It’s dark, well-worn, and affordable for a simple beer and bump.

507 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

11. Monte Carlo Restaurant

219 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
Monte Carlo / Website

A throwback to another era, Monte Carlo hasn’t changed a thing in years to create a 50’s style dining room with ice cold martinis. In the warm months there is an expansive patio, but the can’t miss dish here are the wings. Massive and coated with a carefully guarded secret spice rub.

219 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

12. Cobble Social House

213 3rd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401

A quirky, luxe little bar that’s hidden in the North Loop, Cobble Social House serves gorgeous drink and snacks in glasses and on plates that are also available for purchase in the adjacent shop.

213 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

13. Demi

212 N 2nd St Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A black tea pot surrounded by greens and flowers.
Artfully constructed dining experiences, Demi is an occassion worth planning a month around
Demi [Official]

The hottest reservation in town, this tiny restaurant serves high-end, artfully focused tasting menu experiences via James Beard Award winning chef Gavin Kaysen. Reservations are released at noon on the first of the month and always sell out quickly.

212 N 2nd St Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

14. Spoon and Stable

211 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN
Seats in the bar area are always first come first served
Photo courtesy of Spoon and Stable

Gavin Kaysen changed the conversation around Minnesota dining when he left New York to open his first restaurant in his hometown. Three years after opening, this remains one of the most sought-after reservations in town.

211 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN

15. The Bachelor Farmer Cafe

200 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN
Take a Tour of The Bachelor Farmer Cafe
Strong wifi makes this also a great office away from the office
The Bachelor Farmer Cafe

The Bachelor Farmer Cafe has incredible pastries like perfectly-sized cinnamon rolls and grilled sandwiches created by the same chefs who lead the high-end restaurant next door, but with more affordable prices.

200 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN

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16. The Bachelor Farmer

50 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
Lucy Hawthorne / Eater Twin Cities

What if Minnesota cuisine could be elegant and groundbreaking? That was the presumption that Eric and Andrew Dayton used to open this landmark restaurant that led the charge to changing the North Loop dining scene. The room mixes fine-dining elegance and country chic like the cornflower blue and white wallpaper.

50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN

17. Marvel Bar

50 N 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Cocktails for drinking aficionados
Marvel Bar/Facebook

Grab a bite at the upstairs Bachelor Farmer before heading into the below level speakeasy. (Enter through the unmarked door facing the parking lot.) These boundary-pushing cocktails are the kind of thing mixology nerds geek out about, but are also divine to simply sip.

50 N 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

18. Kado no Mise

33 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

There aren’t many seats, but with such gorgeous food, it’s worth jockeying for space. Kado No Mise serves lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Saturday and adds a special late night menu on Fridays and Saturdays. It also has a Japanese whiskey-stocked bar.

33 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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