Apple Valley, MN - seek recs
- Sandra Mar 9, 2006 11:56 AM
I want to get a gift certificate for a restaurant in the Apple Valley area. Are there any places you recommend? I've looked on citypages.com and don't come up with any non-chain places. Much thanks!
As a resident of that area, I would most appreciate gift certificates to the new Copper Bleu in Lakeville (very close to downtown Apple Valley) or Jensen's in nearby Eagan, as mentioned in the other post.
If these are serious food-lovers who also cook, you may also want to consider a gift certificate to the new Penzey's store in Apple Valley (in the same strip mall as Kowalski's).
Avoid sending them to Enjoy! restaurant in Apple Valley.
I guess that would depend -- are the recipients more about the food or an overall dining "night out" experience? Satay 2 Go is very good food but it's not a sit down place with any kind of atmosphere and table service. They will be eating out of styrofoam and drinking out of cans at Satay 2 Go.
I am with Alice. The best food in Apple Valley is Satay 2 Go. It is truly a hidden gem, and it really defines what this chowhound site is about for me.
However, as a gift certificate for a restaurant in the area, you might want to consider Osteria i Nonni. It is located in Lilydale, just a quikc shot up 35E from Apple Valley. I think it is the best restaurant in the SE suburbs. They serve excellent authentic Italian food.