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Any Good New Restaurant In MPLS?

Me and my wife are interested in checking out new restaurant every weekend....
any suggestions?


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  1. What do you like in a restaurant? What kinds of food are you looking for? How much do you want to spend? Where are you looking -- Minneapolis, suburbs, St. Paul?

    I'd love to help, but need a little more info to narrow down suggestions.

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    1. re: bob s

      I just want to try new restaurants with interesting food, it's just that simple?
      anywhere in minneapolis, any price point, any thing good!
      We are just interested in newer places.....
      We would greatly appreciate any leads!

      1. re: lovempls

        Hell's Kitchen on 10th near Nicollet has the best breakfast I've had in the city. Very cool and unique decor-one wall is framed Far Side hell-themed cartoons! The Lemon-Ricotta hotcakes are by far the best pancakes I've ever had, and I could sit and eat their peanut butter all day.

        Cosmos is stunning-a very Vegas-esque kind of place. A complete escape-gorgeous, modern enviroment, and the food was excellent.

        1. re: elrushbo

          Hell's kitchen isn't new, neither is cosmos.

    2. Take a look at the Minneapolis/St.Paul magazine. This month (March 2007) has their annual restaurant guide, which includes a list of new restaurants.

      The only problem is that it's almost April, so the March magazine might be hard to find. Luckily, there's a web site, too. Scroll down to see their list of "new restaurants worth checking out".


      There's also a reader's poll of best new restaurants, but be careful - these same readers voted Perkins into the top 5 breakfast restaurants.



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      1. re: AnneInMpls

        Thank you all!
        The MSP MAG dining guide was great!

      2. This isnt a new restaurant but saffron is quite possibly the best establishment around!

        1. I love this http://www.everestongrand.com/

          Tibetan food...who knew? Always fun interesting choices.

          1. The Lowry Cafe at the corner of Penn Ave N and Lowry ( south west corner) is new since May 1. Good solid food. Had AYCE fish fry Friday night. Lightly battered. Wonderful. Much better than the battered fish we had across the river a while back.

            Had a great Buffalo Chicken Salad tonight.

            1. Been to Gorkha Palace yet? It's in Northeast, on the same block as Bulldog. I've only been once, so I wouldn't give it a full-on rating yet (a place has to be *consistently* good before you can say it's good) but the one time I was there, the lamb paalak was awesome, and I also really enjoyed the yak momos (dumplings).

              Service was slow and forgetful, but I'm inclined to give them a pass at that - we happened to be there just a few hours after the tornado hit N. Minneapolis, so it wouldn't surprise me if at least some of the staff were distracted and/or personally effected by that.

              Parking can be tricky, especially since their lot has a bunch of spaces reserved for the business next door, but that won't stop me from coming back for seconds.

              Gorkha Palace
              23 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

              1. Gather is opening this weekend at The Walker.