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Sep 1, 2010 07:03 PM

Great place near Minnehaha Falls!?

I live right across from the main entrance to Minnehaha Falls, and while my boyfriend and I love going to Dominguez, Matt's, and the Baker's Wife- (and Fat Lorenzo's- but that's not exactly "near by") we're trying to find new places that are in this general area- maybe between 35W, Hiawatha, 94, and 62! (A big area, but that gives the idea!)

Anyway, if anyone knows of anything we sure would be grateful! Cheers!

Fat Lorenzos
5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417

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  1. Sea Salt Eatery is in Minnehaha Park. Tasty seafood at fairly reasonable prices.

    Sea Salt Eatery
    4801 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

    1. Have you tried Al Vento, a few doors down from Dominguez?

      Al Vento
      5001 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417

      1. You are missing a lot of close places across the river in Highland. Some on these boards do not like the Highland Grill, but I have always been happy with it, and I do like their breakfast. We also love Punch (better on week nights as weekends can be crazy. The Cleveland Wok has some wonderful things on the menu (but also some standard chinese.)

        Also, try the Citizen Cafe, I have mixed feelings, but they do have some really nice items.

        Highland Grill
        771 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116

        Punch Neapolitan Pizza
        704 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116

        Citizen Cafe
        2403 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

        Cleveland Wok
        767 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116

        6 Replies
        1. re: rockyd

          If you are going to St. Paul, check out Cecil's Deli on Cleveland just north of Ford Parkway. It's the neighborhood kind of deli that you used to find in New York City.

          1. re: comfort foodie

            Rockyd, what do you recommend at Citizen Cafe, I won a $15 gift cert for them....?

            1. re: faith

              Any of the slow cooked meats--the pulled pork, or the 3 day pork. Generally, they know their way around meat.

          2. re: rockyd

            What's wonderful on the Cleveland Wok menu? Their buffet is pretty lousy.

            Cleveland Wok
            767 Cleveland Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116

            1. re: rockyd

              Cleveland Wok is nothing more than the usual American-Chinese, deep-fried buffet place. It used to be decent 30 years ago when it was Willow Gate and did not do buffet.

              1. re: scoopG

                I have had few things off the menu (I am not a fan of buffets, but will not discount a restaurant that has them), that I have personally enjoyed and not found elsewhere. I have been thanked for ordering off the menu and not getting the buffet.

                The other things I have ordered have been standard fare, but well prepared, fresh and tasty. I wish I could remember names, there is something with smoked black beans (I have not been there recently. ) Would I race over to have dinner tonight? No. But, are there are no other Chinese places in the neighborhood I would race to any faster.

                MinneapolisMiss asked for some ideas nearby. That's what I gave her; places I would dine, when I need dinner, not when I am looking for the perfect, fabulous meal. I figure if she likes Fat Lorenzo's and Matts, good fare is what was looking for and that is what I offered up.

                Fat Lorenzos
                5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417

            2. Hi Neighbor! I hope that you have tried Busters. Avoid the fish tacos (much better at Sea Salt) but I've like everything else that I've tried on the menu.

              1. Ditto the Buster's recommendartion right next to A Baker's Wife.

                Colossal Cafe at 42nd and Cedar for breakfast or lunch.
                Hot Plate at 52nd and Bloomington also for breakfast or lunch.
                Turtle Bread Company at Chicago and 48th anytime.
                Cafe Levain also at 48th and Chicago for dinner.
                Midtown Global Market at Lake and Chicago.
                The Craftsman at Lake and 43rd.
                Town Talk Diner at Lake and Minnehaha.
                Ghandi Mahal and Lake and Minnehaha.
                Riverview Wine Bar (serves food) at 38th and 42nd, catty corner from Riverview Theater.

                There's probably even more. Those were top of head and took one minute to type.

                Midtown Global Market
                920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

                Town Talk Diner
                2707 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

                Hot Plate
                5204 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

                Riverview Wine Bar
                3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

                Cafe Levain
                4762 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

                Riverview Cafe
                3753 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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                1. re: Brad Ballinger

                  Midori's Floating Island is in the same general vicinty as Talk Town and Ghandi Mahal. Craftsman restaurant is not too far from their either.