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Jul 16, 2010 04:36 PM

The most expensive restaurants in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro1

What are the most expensive restaurants (entree prices) in the Twin Cities?

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  1. Probably La Belle Vie, Oceanaire, Cosmos, WA Frost. The big steak houses, I'm sure.

    Piccolo doesn't have entrees, but you could spend a lot of money there.

    La Belle Vie
    510 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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    1. re: LiaM

      Glanced earlier. Manny's blows almost all others out of the water. $35 / lb lobster, $125 lobster tail.

      Per ounce? Probably Piccolo from what I've read. La Belle Vie, Meritage, Heartland, WA Frost, etc., all get into the $30's for entrees. La Belle Vie might be able to shave some truffle on something to run up the price.

      La Belle Vie
      510 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55405

      410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

    2. Why, did you win the lottery? Yes, the steak places.

      1. If you come from NY, Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, SF, Vegas, LA or Miami, the answer is "we don't have expensive restaurants here". If you don't, read on...

        If you are planning on wine and dessert, Piccolo isn't quite as high up there, but it's not cheap (nor should it be).

        Aside from the steakhouses, Cosmos, LBV, Heartland and Alma and St. Paul Grill are up there. So is, Chez Daniel, but coupons are quite available. Raku and that sushi place in Excelsior have to rate among the most expensive meals.

        Lord Fletcher's is expensive, but you get to watch drunken trust fund babies stumble off of boats... I call that dinner and a show.

        Out of curiosity, why do you ask?

        Lord Fletcher's
        3746 Sunset Dr, Spring Park, MN 55384

        Chez Daniel
        2800 American Blvd. West, Bloomington, MN 55431

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        1. re: kevin47

          Isn't Capitol Grille up there seems like all those "nice" chains are up there in price.

          Yea per ounce Piccolo has to be up there you could drop a small fortune there if you wanted to. Meritage is expensive but totally worth in comparison to some of the other places of equal price.

        2. I Nonni is way up there, too. Especially if you order from both the primi piatti and secondi piatti sections of the menu.


          I Nonni
          981 sibley memorial hwy, Lilydale, MN 55118

          1. Manny's entree prices blow every other restaurant in the Twin Cities out of the water.