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Alsama Apr 18, 2011 03:42 PM

I am having a very hard time coming up with any ideas for a west metro resto that I can go to this week for dinner with some company. I perfer the city locales this town has to offer, but for the ease of my company I am looking for some place in the western region of minneapolis. No restrictions on types of foods, just looking for a good place that will provide a good experience. I have been to many of the well-known establishments, I guess I am looking for a diamond in the rough. Any suggestions?

  1. AnneInMpls Apr 18, 2011 08:39 PM

    Check out Jeremy Iggers' blog at tcfoodies.com for diamonds in the rough (type a western suburb's name in the search box). In particular, his reviews of Samba Brazilian Restaurant in Hopkins make it sound like this place is definitely worth a visit.


    I haven't been there yet - I live on the east side of Mpls and haven't steeled myself for the drive...

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      Brad Ballinger Apr 19, 2011 07:28 AM

      How far west? West of 494, there's Biella in Excelsior, Spasso at 101 and Minnetonka Blvd in Deephaven, and Wayzata Eatery and Wine Bar in Wayzata.


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      1. re: Brad Ballinger
        suburban_mom Apr 19, 2011 07:57 AM

        Wayzata Eatery is not as good as it was a few years ago. We used to go there regularly and don't go anymore. We have friends who have the same opinion.

        Biella is great but you must make a reservation soon to get a table.

        1. re: suburban_mom
          Brad Ballinger Apr 19, 2011 09:04 AM

          Good to know about W.E. Thanks.

        2. re: Brad Ballinger
          Alsama Apr 19, 2011 08:10 AM

          I would say anything west of hwy 100. My company is staying with family in Chaska. So I like the excelsior ideas. I will also have to check out Terra Waconia as I have never heard of it before. Thanks for the insight so far.

          1. re: Alsama
            MSPD Apr 19, 2011 08:25 AM

            From Chaska, you're just as close to Prior Lake as the other places. Perron's Sul Lago in Prior Lake is a "diamond in the rough" for sure -- they've been flying under the radar since 2004.

            Perron's Sul Lago
            16154 Main Ave SE Ste 135, Prior Lake, MN 55372

            1. re: MSPD
              Alsama Apr 19, 2011 09:06 AM

              Do they have a website? Having a hard time finding them.

              1. re: Alsama
                MSPD Apr 19, 2011 09:38 AM

                Not that I'm aware of, but I could be wrong. I know they had one but it fell off the internet last year. I took that as an ominous sign, but there was some sort of explanation (I can't remember what). Not a great way to do business, but in this case, it doesn't correlate to the quality of the food (thankfully for those of us "south of the river").

                1. re: Alsama
                  WeZeL27 Apr 20, 2011 08:43 AM

                  Here you go: http://www.terra-waconia.com/

                  Not much of a site, basically reservations and a link to their Facebook page...

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            suburban_mom Apr 19, 2011 08:00 AM

            If you are willing to drive to Waconia, Terra Waconia is a wonderful restaurant. They have a changing menu and try to source many of their ingredients locally. You need to make a reservation because the restaurant only seats about 40.

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            1. re: suburban_mom
              Alsama Apr 19, 2011 08:10 AM

              Thanks I will check it out.

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