clock menu more-arrow no yes
Dine with the King of Porc for Restaurant Week
Dine with the King of Porc for Restaurant Week
Joy Summers

The Minneapolis Restaurant Week Hit List

Where to get a great deal dining out next week.

View as Map
Dine with the King of Porc for Restaurant Week
| Joy Summers

If you’re anything like us, you use Restaurant Week to explore new options, whether it’s a special menu item at your favorite place or a restaurant that you’ve never heard of. This fall, restaurant week runs from October 18-23 with more than 70 restaurants participating. The following, listed in alphabetical order, contains restaurant week classics and new additions alike. Trust us, we’ve done our research.

-by Devan Grimsrud

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Amore Victoria

Copy Link
1601 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 823-0250
Visit Website
For a $10 Italian lunch, Amore Victoria has you covered. The starter course poses a hard decision between house stuffed grilled sausage; mini heirloom tomato bruschetta; butternut squash autumn soup with pumpkin; and a red and gold (go Gophers!) roasted beet salad. Good luck.

2. Borough

Copy Link
730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 354-3135
Visit Website
Treat yourself to a $20 three-course lunch at a North-Loop favorite, Borough. Starting with a fingerling potato salad, the famous Parlour burger and a nostalgic ice cream float with sarsaparilla and malted vanilla ice cream. The dinner menu is just as tantalizing.
Joy Summers

3. The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen

Copy Link
2515 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 872-2221
Visit Website
Making everything from scratch and using all locally sourced ingredients, Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen has a rustic, comfortable feel and makes delicious, simple dishes. Try them out for dinner; $15 gets you a three-course meal that will leave you, and your wallet, satisfied. If you’re feeling extra chic, add the wine pairings or a flight of beer served in mason jars.

4. Corner Table

Copy Link
4537 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 823-0011
Visit Website
This essential Twin Cities restaurant in south Minneapolis is still glowing from their win at Grand Cochon this year where chef Thomas Boemer was crowned "King of Porc". As such, you’d only be doing yourself a disservice by not reserving a spot here this Restaurant Week to indulge in the award-winning crispy pork belly with chow chow and chile-raisin sauce. Choose your entrée and finish with the doughy sweet potato donuts dipped in molasses and toffee cream. Can’t go wrong for $30!
Joy Summers

5. Hammer & Sickle

Copy Link
1300 Lagoon Ave #150
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 367-4035
Visit Website
You’ve probably seen this Russian themed restaurant and vodka bar emitting a subtle, red glow into the late hours of an Uptown evening. It may have surprised you – it may have drawn you in. Either way, their $15 dinner menu is a win featuring a choice of their most popular entrées paired with a pierogi appetizer and cream cheese stuffed crepe dessert.

6. Il Foro

Copy Link
40 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
With its quirky art deco interior dressed in green and white, you may be surprised that Il Foro serves modern Italian dishes. This Restaurant Week, they are participating in both lunch and dinner. Dinner’s first course option of beef tartare with crispy potatoes and egg yolk has us sold. Follow with the tender red wine rigatoni cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) and creamy pistachio gelato topped with crunchy biscotti. Commence with the drooling.
Katie Cannon

7. Monello

Copy Link
1115 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Surround yourself the modern light that shines inside Monello’s dining room. Italian-inspired seafood dishes are the focus of this menu. New to Restaurant Week, enjoy an upscale lunch with first course options like scallop with hazelnuts and verjus, and sea bass topped with caviar and crème fraîche. Finish with a satisfying, elegant sandwich of seared tuna with spicy harissa, or porchetta with rapini.
Courtesy of Monello

8. Parella

Copy Link
3001 Hennepin Ave Ste 1200
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 353-5444
Visit Website
A newcomer to Restaurant Week, head chef Todd Macdonald and less-than-a-year-old Parella are re-creating rustic Italian dishes. Award-winning pastry chef Khanh Tran offers an affagatto (crisp anise biscotti with vanilla gelato and a kick of espresso) and a budino di pane (warm, comforting banana bread pudding with an Italian favorite, Nutella). You can only get dessert at dinner, running $30.
Joy Summers

9. Pig Ate My Pizza

Copy Link
4154 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
(763) 537-7267
Visit Website
From the high-energy owners of Travail Kitchen + Amusements, I know that I’ll be making at least a few lunch trips to Pig Ate My Pizza. For $10 you can indulge in both a classic, personal-sized pizza and a scoop of house-made ice cream. There may not be a better pairing.

10. Saffron

Copy Link
14122 7th St N
Minneapolis, MN 55434
Saffron Restaurant & Lounge If you haven’t been to Saffron yet, think of this dinner as your introduction to a place that you’ll be bound to come back to again and again. Chef and owner Sameh Wadi has created an adventurous menu using Mediterranean, Spanish and North African inspired techniques and ingredients. Some dishes on offer include a fall mushroom soup with Persian lime, fresh turmeric and green apple; a pumpkin bavarois with salted caramel, ras el hanout and sour cherries; and, last but not least, a stewed lamb dish with tomatoes, Greek spices, orzo and tangy sheep’s milk cheese.
Lindsay Abraham

1. Amore Victoria

1601 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
For a $10 Italian lunch, Amore Victoria has you covered. The starter course poses a hard decision between house stuffed grilled sausage; mini heirloom tomato bruschetta; butternut squash autumn soup with pumpkin; and a red and gold (go Gophers!) roasted beet salad. Good luck.
1601 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

2. Borough

730 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Joy Summers
Treat yourself to a $20 three-course lunch at a North-Loop favorite, Borough. Starting with a fingerling potato salad, the famous Parlour burger and a nostalgic ice cream float with sarsaparilla and malted vanilla ice cream. The dinner menu is just as tantalizing.
730 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

3. The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen

2515 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Making everything from scratch and using all locally sourced ingredients, Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen has a rustic, comfortable feel and makes delicious, simple dishes. Try them out for dinner; $15 gets you a three-course meal that will leave you, and your wallet, satisfied. If you’re feeling extra chic, add the wine pairings or a flight of beer served in mason jars.
2515 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

4. Corner Table

4537 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Joy Summers
This essential Twin Cities restaurant in south Minneapolis is still glowing from their win at Grand Cochon this year where chef Thomas Boemer was crowned "King of Porc". As such, you’d only be doing yourself a disservice by not reserving a spot here this Restaurant Week to indulge in the award-winning crispy pork belly with chow chow and chile-raisin sauce. Choose your entrée and finish with the doughy sweet potato donuts dipped in molasses and toffee cream. Can’t go wrong for $30!
4537 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

5. Hammer & Sickle

1300 Lagoon Ave #150, Minneapolis, MN 55408
You’ve probably seen this Russian themed restaurant and vodka bar emitting a subtle, red glow into the late hours of an Uptown evening. It may have surprised you – it may have drawn you in. Either way, their $15 dinner menu is a win featuring a choice of their most popular entrées paired with a pierogi appetizer and cream cheese stuffed crepe dessert.
1300 Lagoon Ave #150
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6. Il Foro

40 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Katie Cannon
With its quirky art deco interior dressed in green and white, you may be surprised that Il Foro serves modern Italian dishes. This Restaurant Week, they are participating in both lunch and dinner. Dinner’s first course option of beef tartare with crispy potatoes and egg yolk has us sold. Follow with the tender red wine rigatoni cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) and creamy pistachio gelato topped with crunchy biscotti. Commence with the drooling.
40 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

7. Monello

1115 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN
Courtesy of Monello
Surround yourself the modern light that shines inside Monello’s dining room. Italian-inspired seafood dishes are the focus of this menu. New to Restaurant Week, enjoy an upscale lunch with first course options like scallop with hazelnuts and verjus, and sea bass topped with caviar and crème fraîche. Finish with a satisfying, elegant sandwich of seared tuna with spicy harissa, or porchetta with rapini.
1115 2nd Ave
Minneapolis, MN

8. Parella

3001 Hennepin Ave Ste 1200, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Joy Summers
A newcomer to Restaurant Week, head chef Todd Macdonald and less-than-a-year-old Parella are re-creating rustic Italian dishes. Award-winning pastry chef Khanh Tran offers an affagatto (crisp anise biscotti with vanilla gelato and a kick of espresso) and a budino di pane (warm, comforting banana bread pudding with an Italian favorite, Nutella). You can only get dessert at dinner, running $30.
3001 Hennepin Ave Ste 1200
Minneapolis, MN 55408

9. Pig Ate My Pizza

4154 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
From the high-energy owners of Travail Kitchen + Amusements, I know that I’ll be making at least a few lunch trips to Pig Ate My Pizza. For $10 you can indulge in both a classic, personal-sized pizza and a scoop of house-made ice cream. There may not be a better pairing.
4154 W Broadway Ave
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

10. Saffron

14122 7th St N, Minneapolis, MN 55434
Lindsay Abraham
Saffron Restaurant & Lounge If you haven’t been to Saffron yet, think of this dinner as your introduction to a place that you’ll be bound to come back to again and again. Chef and owner Sameh Wadi has created an adventurous menu using Mediterranean, Spanish and North African inspired techniques and ingredients. Some dishes on offer include a fall mushroom soup with Persian lime, fresh turmeric and green apple; a pumpkin bavarois with salted caramel, ras el hanout and sour cherries; and, last but not least, a stewed lamb dish with tomatoes, Greek spices, orzo and tangy sheep’s milk cheese.
14122 7th St N
Minneapolis, MN 55434

Related Maps