1. La Ceiba Bistro3500 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis
2. Bradstreet Neighborhood Crafthouse1930 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
3. Nighthawks3753 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
4. Saint Dinette261 5th St E, Saint Paul
5. Monello1115 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis
6. Il Foro40 S Seventh St, Minneapolis
7. Brewer's Table520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis
Chef Hector Ruiz,of the defunct El Mason, brought many favorites of the Latin bistro to La Ceiba, like the legendary arroz con pollo. But they've also got plenty of new options including breakfast, so they've got you covered in terms of delicious food all day.
Bradstreet Neighborhood Crafthouse has some of the absolute best cocktails in Minneapolis and a nice array of small plates to go with them. Try the pork neck toast with their classic black walnut old fashioned. For the best cocktail experience, order the signature Bradstreet cocktail, made of Jim Beam Rye, jasmine, ginger, lemon, and egg white. The bar also offers on-tap cocktails, which are a must-try in this hip yet comfortable establishment.
Nighthawks in Kingfield offers amped-up diner classics, making it a go-to spot for weekend brunches, weeknight dinners or a late-night case of the munchies. The fried chicken is some of the best in town and its list of daily blue plate specials keeps things fresh. While they don’t have a full bar, they make full use of the beers and wines that they carry by transforming them into delicious cocktails like the Sodak (pickled PBR with tomato juice), the Bellazza (strawberry & rhubarb cordial, zuccu amaro, and prosecco), or the Wide Eyed 2.0 (Big Watt cold-press, bonal, and long pepper).
Sant Dinette in Saint Paul is famous for its burger, which is a masterclass in simplicity—it’s a rich and succulent double burger engulfed in creamy cheddar cheese between light-yet-buttery toasted buns with a side of sweet pickles. An order of crispy, salty, crinkle cut fries will complete your true Saint DInette dining experience. Don't forget about its amazing cocktail list, which include signature cocktails Thanks for Last Night and Healthy Vacation. If you're there for brunch, make sure to indulge in the killer Bloodys.
Monello is modern Italian with an emphasis on crudo. Dishes like the urchin crudo with smoked beed marrow, cappeletti with morels, smoked mozzarella & truffle, and the grilled octopus with pine nuts and grilled cucumber are all wildly popular.
Located in the remodeled Forum space, Il Foro is modern Italian, complete with classic handmade pasta and a variety of fresh, Italian style raw fish.