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Dinner and drinks with friends in MSP?

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cinnamongirl Jun 4, 2007 12:54 PM

I'm looking for a spot for 10-15 of us to gather for drinks and maybe a casual dinner--I don't want it to be over-the-top expensive, but I'm bored with the old haunts (Chino Latino, Pizza Luce, Solera). Any ideas?

  1. chompchomp Jun 7, 2007 12:06 PM

    Psycho Suzi's? The Sample Room?

    1. AnneInMpls Jun 7, 2007 01:37 PM

      How about a wine bar? My alcohol of choice is always wine (or Champagne), so that's where I'd go.

      Toast is great - it's a hidden treasure.

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/405064
      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/396842#2537542

      The Riverview Wine Bar is another gem (note that I haven't been there for a few years, but I hope it's still as good as it was).

      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/125116

      Anne

      1. drew13000 Jun 7, 2007 02:21 PM

        I second Psycho Suzi's, which is my favorite summer hangout! How about someplace like Chatterbox Cafe (so-so food, good beer, fun atmosphere), Salut (decent food, fun drinks--try the Mandatory Drug Test), or Bulldog NE (good beer, never had the food).

        1. RedPepper Jun 7, 2007 03:03 PM

          What about the patio at It's Greek to Me or the Beer Garden at Black Forest?

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          1. re: RedPepper
            Jordan Jun 7, 2007 05:07 PM

            Good options. IGTM has a nice selection of mezzes ... great for sharing.

          2. c
            cinnamongirl Jun 27, 2007 11:05 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions, chowfolk. We headed to Toast Friday night and they were extra accomodating, pushing together tables so we could all sit together even though they were packed. We had great wine for pretty cheap and it was a mistake to share the strawberry shortcake--get your own! Fun place that can be dressy or casual--I loved walking down stairs to get in, made me feel as if I were sneaking into a speakeasy or something.

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