NYE in MSP
I will be in Minneapolis for New Years Eve - going to a show at the Hexagon or the Varsity Theater later in the evening but looking for a great meal beforehand --we have eaten at and loved 112 eatery, but looking to try something new. In the running is Spoonriver or Barrio (although the price fixe isn't super appealing). There will be 8 of us - and we'd like good food, drinks, but on the affordable side and hopefully not a crazy scene. I know this is sort of late notice, but figured a few suggestions might point us in the right direction!
Piling on... Saffron has a special NYE menu (5 course, $65), according to Open Table. It's an extra $25 per if you want wine pairings. And a vegetarian option is available. The description on Open Table says groups are welcome.
Somewhat nearby is Sapor, also doing a NYE menu (4 course, $60). $30 more per if you want wine. Meat, fish, a veggie options available for each of the four courses.