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[MSP] Going to Cafe Levain Sunday--Recommendations?

MN Law Student Apr 24, 2009 09:56 AM

Some friends and I will be trying Cafe Levain this Sunday night--any recommended dishes to try from those who have been fairly recently?

Also, their website mentions that you can order from the a la carte menu on Sunday nights, but I noticed a post here about a month ago from someone who went on a Sunday and was not given that option. Does anyone know if that was a one-time thing or fairly common?


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    MayrMN RE: MN Law Student Apr 24, 2009 10:54 AM

    They have Sunday Supper every week, but they don't know what they are serving until Sunday morning/afternoon.

    I went with my DH a few weeks ago when we had a free babysitter. My husband had the short ribs and I had the mussels and homemade pasta and both were good. We started with the potato soup and I had a beet salad that doesn't appear to be on the new menu anymore.

    We definitely decided to go back, mostly b/c its in our 'hood, but we liked the atmosphere.

    Oh yeah-the beer and wine list were good too.

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      BigE RE: MN Law Student Apr 24, 2009 11:13 AM

      It might have been me that you read previously.

      We were told that there was a steak option and a fish option ala carte, but we were more or less suggested not to order them. That was fine, since the Sunday night menu should be pretty solid.

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        MN Law Student RE: BigE Apr 24, 2009 11:27 AM

        My only concern with there not being an alternative to the Sunday Supper menu is that my husband is allergic to shellfish (come to think of it, one of the friends we're going with is allergic to seafood in general) so if they include it in the Sunday menu he'll need a different option. Is that something they'll make adjustments for if you contact them ahead?

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          maureen73 RE: MN Law Student Apr 24, 2009 12:17 PM

          There is a veg and non-veg option for Sunday Suppers. The veg version obv. won't have shellfish in it so that would be a good option!

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            cheeseguysgirl RE: MN Law Student Apr 24, 2009 06:21 PM

            Even if he doesn't want the veg option, if you contact them ahead with a food allergy, Chef will make something delicious.

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              vicks RE: MN Law Student Apr 26, 2009 09:18 AM

              Disclosure: I am the Chef at Cafe Levain.

              If you make it aware to your server, we will be more than happy to omit any shellfish on the menu for Sunday Suppers and still make it delicious - as of right now there is no shellfish but that could change. Like Cheeseguysgirl said, we work on the menu throughout the day today.

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                MN Law Student RE: vicks Apr 26, 2009 07:36 PM

                I just wanted to drop back in and say that the dinner tonight was delicious! I especially loved the ramp soup--the combination of the pickled ramps with the ham was lovely; my only "complaint" is that I was so sad when it was gone :-) Is there any chance something along those lines will be showing up on the regular menu?

          2. jfood RE: MN Law Student Apr 24, 2009 04:49 PM

            jfood reviewed a few months ago


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