Minneapolis/Edina - dinner recs for Sunday?
Hi there, two Seattle chowhounds are heading to Edina tomorrow for six days on a business trip. We are staying at The Westin Galleria in Edina, have no car but don't mind taking a cab into the city.
We have three nights free for dinner, including Sunday, and would love some recs.
What we are looking for:
Good wine list, full bar
No chain restaurants
Open to any type of food but really into a place that uses local, seasonal produce and ingredients. Or, a French bistro is always a winner.
Price - under $50 for dinner per person
I recommend Lucia's, Heidi's or the Corner Table, Cafe Levain which are know for sourcing local foods.
Ciao Bella should be fairly close to where you are staying and offers nice Italian.
If you have cause to get into DT Mpls area, you must check out the 112 Eatery, Red Stag, 20.21 or Cafe Lurcat!
OR...you could shake it up and get into lovely St. Paul...Meritage is fantastic or Heartland. Both wonderful, locally driven restaurants.
1432 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
1806 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
4257 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
1624 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
112 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
20.21 Restaurant & Bar
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
2903 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408
410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Red Stag Supper Club
509 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
4762 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
3501 Minnesota Drive, Bloomington, MN 55435
mngal has very solid suggestions. One caveat - $50/person all in is possible at most of these places, but you may have to pick carefully at some of them in order to stay under your cap.
Ciao Bella would be my recommendation only because of its proximity. I'd recommend Broder's Pasta Bar over Ciao Bella, but that's my own personal preference.
I'd also add a recommendation for Barbette, which has a great menu and is one of the places that is closer to a bistro feeling. For other "bistro-y" places, you may or may not want to check out either Salut or PIerre's Bistro - both of which are fairly close to you as well. Salut is own by a successful restaurant group here in Minneapolis [they rolled out the Buca and Oceanaire concepts] and has a bit of a corporate feel. Pierre's is local and I've not eaten there. I know supporters of it but it has a mixed rep here at Chowhound.
For Sunday, Levain has a Sunday dinner that is supposed to be great. (I love Levain but have not had the Sunday deal). The Sunday dinner is being discussed in a current thread here in the Midwest board. (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/614640)
Also, I believe that Grand Cafe may have a Sunday dinner as well. I've not eaten there in a few years, but think it's a solid place and is basically what you're looking for.
1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
3804 Grand Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Salut Bar Americain
5034 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55410
2221 West 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Broders' Southside Pasta Bar
5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419