St. Louis Park ideas?
I will be making regular business trips to St. Louis Park, and I am wondering what is available in the way of good, non-chain food? Quality is what matters, not necessarily price (god bless my expense account). All ethnicities appreciated. Thanks for the help.
Right near the southwest corner of the intersection of I-394 and Highway 100 is a strip mall with two decent (but not necessarily best in class) restaurants: Taste of India and Yangtze, which are (maybe fairly evidently) Indian and Chinese restaurants.
Both downtown and Minneapolis are about 10-15 minutes away from that intersection as well, although I understand you want to stay close to Saint Louis Park proper.
10 minutes west on I-394 will take you to either the Tea House (off Shelard Parkway) or Origami in Ridgedale Mall. I've not been to either restaurant, although I've been to (and recommend) Origami in downtown Minneapolis (its older sister).
The Park Tavern has decent bar food and is attached to a bowling alley. I'll try to think of other local restaurants in SLP proper and will post more later if I think of any more recommendations.
Yangtze Chinese Restaurant
5625 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Taste of India
5617 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Tea House Chinese Restaurant
88 Nathan Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55441
12305 Wayzata Blvd, Hopkins, MN 55305
Park Tavern Lounge & Lanes
3401 Louisiana Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55426
re: bob s
Just off 394 near ridgedale is Bacio - I've only been once - but it was pretty solid & I think also had a nicer bar to eat at if you are alone/traveling etc
As Bob S mentioned - downtown & other spots in Minneapolis are quite close. Much easier to get around here than in other larger cities.
There are a couple of kosher places that have good stuff. Fishman's deli and market serves sandwiches and whatnot, and Little Tel Aviv is a little cafeteria in the same strip mall (Calhoun Village) as Punch. Both are pretty informal, and being kosher, close early on Fridays and are closed on Saturdays.
Right in that area is The View in Calhoun Beach club. Upscale, and great happy hour.
There are a variety of places along Excelsior Boulevard between France Ave and Highway 100. Three Fish has good seafood, and it's nice there. Pannekoeken Huis (a local chain) serves both sweet and savory dutch pancakes (although I wouldn't get anything else there). Brix offers Italian, with mixed results.
I'm always forgetting to add places before posting.
Three Fish Restaurant
3070 Excelsior Blvd Ste 206, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Fishman's Delicatessen and Bakery
4100 Minnetonka Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
3238 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416
2730 W Lake St Ste 1, Minneapolis, MN 55416
4995 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Brix Bistro [CLOSED]
4656 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
I've heard some good things about Good Day Cafe in Golden Valley (just on the north side of 394)
Good Day Cafe
5410 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416