Non-Valentine's Day Dinner on Sunday
Help! It's my birthday on Sunday and my girlfriend and I want to go out for a nice dinner in Minneapolis that isn't caught up in the overpriced/under-quality Valentine's Day schlock that so many restaurants have. Any suggestions?
I second Alma, in fact we are going there for V-day itself and I expect no schlock, as karykat said, too classy. Another option for Sunday would be Meritage. They have a Sunday prix fixe menu that always sounds delish (I am a fan of their FB page so I get to read & drool over the menu each week! never actually been though), so for example last Sunday's prix fixe was:
grilled oysters with spicy lemon butter, pork chop with marscapone polenta and kale, and pineapple upside down cake.
And all that for $26! Pretty good deal.
Alma and Meritage are two of my very favorite places in the twin cities.
410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
My first thought would be Restaurant Alma. Here's there current menu: http://www.restaurantalma.com/menu.aspx
They used to have a special combination price on Sundays. I'm not sure if they're still doing that.
I don't think they would go in for shlock. Especially on the day before Valentines Day. Very classy.
Me -- I do go in for Valentines shlock. I'm making a cheese souffle. Not sure what else, and maybe going to Heartland for dessert afterwards.
528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414