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Apr 3, 2011 09:35 AM

Date Night in Minnetonka?

My husband and I live in Edina and eat out in S. Minneapolis/Edina a lot. My parents live in Minnetonka (near Hopkins High School/Ridgedale) and are watching our daughter tonight so we can have a date night. Our last date night in the area was at BLVD. Honestly, it would have been fine for a drink but the food was subpar. Any suggestions? We'd rather stay out by my parents than head back toward our usual haunts but it seems like the area is completely devoid of any good food. We do Bacio, Redstone, Big Bowl, etc. pretty often with the family - looking for something new and different and searches do not seem to reveal anything exciting.

1571 Plymouth Road South, Minnetonka, MN 55305

Big Bowl
12649 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305

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  1. I don't think there's anything "exciting" in that area. You might try the Crave at 394 and Park Place. It's at least a grown-up atmosphere and the menu looks inetresting. (I've only had drinks there thus far.)

    1. I know people are going to think I own the place, the way I recommend it, but I really like McGarry's in Maple Plain. It's a pretty drive and the food is decent to very good.

      This is a fairly recent discussion about places near Plymouth. Enjoy your date night!

      1. A few that you may find worth trying in the general area:

        Origami West at Ridgedale - sit at the sushi bar, order a sake and you can forget you're at the mall and the sushi is very good.

        Curry N Noodles, an Indo-Chinese restaurant on Main street in downtown Hopkins - I've only had lunch there so far, but expect dinner to be good. They had a nice mention in Minnesota Monthly a couple of months ago:

        Samba, Taste of Brazil (also on Main street in downtown Hopkins


        Origami West
        12305 Wayzata Blvd,, Minnetonka, MN 55305

        Samba, Taste of Brazil
        922 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

        curry 'n' noodles
        802 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343