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liney714 Apr 18, 2007 08:50 AM

401 E Hennepin AVe 612-378-2855
Just had to tell you i had lunch there last weekend. Oh my. The burger in the butter bath and truffle and cheese fries are to die for. If you want to read an more detailed review go to city pages www.citypage.com and read the march 7th review. However if your in the NE mpls area its a must eat

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    soupkitten Apr 18, 2007 11:22 AM

    well, i did like the cubano i ate there when bulldog 1st opened, although i thought it was almost wrecked by a too-foodservicey bun. tried the truffle burger on 2nd visit and found it oily and uninteresting. beer list good, bar mgmt not so much. . . server chaos seemed to have improved by 2nd visit, but the food really didn't grab me at all, & was looking for some good bar food in that area, since whitey's is sliding south and keegan's flat out stinks.

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      Foureyes137 Apr 18, 2007 11:32 AM

      Pssssst. Spring Street Tavern 2 blocks away. Get some wings and the grilled ham & cheese on marble rye. Wash it down with a High Life. Avoid the burgers.

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        soupkitten Apr 18, 2007 12:44 PM

        hmm. i've never been to spring street unless i was with someone on a mission to get absolutely wacky-drunk. had no idea they even HAD food. okay then i will try the grub. thanks.

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          SungSook Apr 19, 2007 01:19 PM

          Spring Street has a GREAT breakfast. Nothing soothes your tummy after a night of drunken debauchery like a greasy American breakfast and a bloody mary.

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            Foureyes137 Apr 19, 2007 01:35 PM

            Nothing better than a #9 extra crispy, eggs over easy, and a Stoli bloody bar bloody with the Spring Street mix at 11am on a Sunday morning. MmmmMmmm

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              Mill City Modern Apr 20, 2007 08:16 AM

              I still have never made it to the Spring Street, but now I'm moving in down the block. What else is good there?

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                Loren3 Apr 20, 2007 12:12 PM

                I have a friend who used to live a block from there. Her cat used to hang out with the regulars.

                I liked everything I tried there. It's great, straighahead bar food, the way it should be.

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                  Foureyes137 Apr 21, 2007 10:45 AM

                  For breakfast I love the #9 (Spring St Browns), Pete's (#12 I think) cajun steak & eggs is good, short stack is good and yeasty but bring your own syrup if you want real maple syrup. The BLT and grilled ham and cheese are awesome. I try not to eat chicken, but I am a wing fanatic and the Springer Wings are boss as are the regular wings. Oh, and and anything with bacon, (a rule to live by).

                  Stay away from the burgers though, recently thawed, food-service patties with no flavor.

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                    Loren3 Apr 24, 2007 01:21 PM

                    Unfortunately, for health reasons, my #1 rule to live by is NO BACON EVER! Even a little bit is a regrettable experience for a day or two. Terrible sensitivity to pork products. And beef and lamb aren't much better. So, for simplicity, I avoid mammals.

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        Loren3 Apr 18, 2007 11:17 AM

        We had the opposite experience. I don't eat mammals, so that cuts out most of the burgers and sandwiches, so I tried the fish and chips - greasy - and the green goddess salad - slightly wilty and the avocado dressing was, ahem, subtle.

        Love the beer and wine offerings, though, and do plan on going back again once their kitchen is sorted out.

        I agree with katebauer that part of the problem was the extreme hype that accompanied their opening, exacerbated by the domestic squabble with the chef.

        1. katebauer Apr 18, 2007 09:50 AM

          I've posted about my 2 experiences with Bulldog on other threads, and I've admittedly never had their burgers, but I've been pretty disappointed in general. I think it's gotten so much hype, and they have some interesting stuff on the menu, but everything I've ordered has been so-so. Combine that with the slow service and noise and it's definitely not one of my top picks.

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            Jordan Apr 18, 2007 11:16 AM

            It may be a one-dish wonder (two, if you count the fries). I've also found the burgers to be really good.

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              CulinaryKate Apr 23, 2007 07:53 AM

              the service we had was SO BAD I haven't been back. That and my truffle burger was totally over done, and oh, it didn't taste a thing like truffle.

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                Foureyes137 Apr 23, 2007 08:44 AM

                Re: your burger...I've had similar inconsistancies with the truffled fries. One day they will reak and taste of truffle oil, the next it will mearly be a whisper.

                On a brighter note, we were in yesterday for a beer and a basket of fries and was awarded all full fries rather than given 5 good fries atop the dregs on the fryer, which had been happening recently. Hope springs...

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