Good food near Hilton on Marquette?
Hi all - I'll be in Minneapolis in April for 2 nights during the week for business. I'll be staying at the Hilton at 1001 Marquette Avenue South. I was hoping to find a lively place for drinks and dinner within walking distance. We usually get out of meetings late and the crowd I'm with tends to want to stay close to the hotel. I see that Hell's Kitchen is close, but it looks like it's more for breakfast. We don't need fine dining, in fact, a lively bar with good food would be fine too. Any recommendations? Thanks!
80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
I like Bradstreet, Cosmos (in the same hotel as Bradstreet), D'Amico Kitchen (although it has been a while since I went there), Barrio, Masa, and Solera (I'm partial to tapas).
1070 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
901 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Most places are going to be up a few blocks on Nicollete mall. There a a bunch of choices. In no particular order: Brits Pub, Barrio, The Local, The Newsroom, The Dakota Jazz club, Lyons Pub, Kieran's Irish Pub, Bradstreet (in the Graves Hotel). On the other side of Loring Park from you is Joe's Garage, they have a good happy hour too.
Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN 55403
1610 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment
1110 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Kieran's Irish Pub
330 2nd Ave S Ste 101, Minneapolis, MN 55401
16 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
990 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
925 Nicolett Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Bradstreet Craftshouse Restaurant
601 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403
There are good food spots with bars in them. Lively is a relative term, but you will be there on a Saturday night, so that improves your chances.
Porter and Frye (eclectic) is a very short walk. Same with Vincent (French Country). I recentlly had good meals at both places. Masa (upscale Mexican) is also a very short walk. I was also there recently -- food good, service having a bad night. A fourth place that is also a very short walk is The Inn (small plates). I haven't been there, but they've had decent reviews.
Short walk in all of these cases is no more than two blocks.
re: Brad Ballinger
I read 2 nights in April as two nights starting April 2. My bad. The places I mentioned will be quiet (no music). Could have some crowd if the business hotels are full. The recommendation below for the Dakota is a good one for pretty good food and music. And the other recs below will have a livelier bar scene, but lacking in food quality. I like Bradstreet, but I limited my recs to shorter walks.