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Client Dinner-Bloomington/Edina area

mvscorpio Mar 4, 2011 11:04 AM

Hi all - looking for a recommendation for a restaurant in general area - we are staying in Bloomington. Client dinner, but business casual dress. I see there is a McCormick & Schmicks, but hoping for something more local with comparable atmosphere and pricing.

Thank you for your help!

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    GutGrease Mar 4, 2011 12:02 PM

    Kincaids would be a good spot. It's very good to take a client to and you can go if you are in business casual dress. Kincaids is located at 494 and Hwy 100 in Bloomington

    Kincaid's Fish Chop & Steak House
    8400 Normandale Lake Blvd., Bloomington, MN 55437

    1. drew13000 Mar 4, 2011 12:49 PM

      I really like Ciao Bella, at 494 and France, or Parma 8200. I wouldn't recommend the McCormick & Schmick's in Edina. Every time I've been there, the food has been terrible. The DT location is better, for some reason.

      Ciao Bella
      3501 Minnesota Drive, Bloomington, MN 55435

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      1. re: drew13000
        kevin47 Mar 4, 2011 01:28 PM

        Parma 8200 is good. I feel like Kincaid's is a bit noisy and open for a client meeting.

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        Brad Ballinger Mar 4, 2011 05:57 PM

        Second Parma 8200, if you're going to stick to Bloomington with easy access from interstate 494. If you are up for venturing only a little bit off the 494 strip, my recommendation is In Season at 54th and Penn.

        In Season
        5416 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419

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        1. re: Brad Ballinger
          sandylc Mar 4, 2011 07:29 PM

          Kincaid's really isn't very good.

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          mvscorpio Mar 5, 2011 03:45 AM

          Thanks all for the feedback, leaning to Parma or to their other restaurant, D'Amico Kitchen. Will post a review here.

          D'Amico Kitchen
          901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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          1. re: mvscorpio
            kevin47 Mar 5, 2011 07:37 AM

            Just FYI, D'Amico Kitchen is downtown. You might know that already.

            D'Amico Kitchen
            901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

            1. re: mvscorpio
              mvscorpio Mar 16, 2011 02:52 PM

              We did go to Parma, phenomenal meal and experience all the way around. Our server, Molly, was excellent and knew the menu inside and out. Since it was our first time there she reviewed it in detail for us and answered a lot of questions. She also made an excellent wine recommendation for a reasonably priced Montepulciano. Appetizer - we ordered the Fried Sicilian rice balls,just because the name was intriguing. Actually risotto wrapped around a piece of fresh mozzarella, rolled in light panko then flash fried. Not greasy at all,served on marinara sauce. Entress included sea bass, the beef tenderloin (mine) and the canneloni. Everyone raved and no one shared. The tenderloin was perfectly medium as requested, juicy and flavorful, not overpowered by spices or sauce.

              Definitely must return next time I am in Bloomington.

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