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tleea Apr 21, 2011 11:16 AM

We are taking my grandma out to dinner tomorrow, and would love to take her somewhere different than our usuals we have been going to in Plymouth... there doesn't seem to be much to choose from (besides chains...which is a no for us).

Here are some of the places we frequent when we take her out -

Sunsets - Wayzata
Chef Lee
Pancake House - Wayzata
Bukara Indian Restaurant

These are all ok places (not great), but sure make us grateful for our choices we have living in the cities!

Any recommendations out there? We are open to anything and would love to take her somewhere new and delicious!

Thanks for your help!

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Chef Lee
1400 County Road 101 N Ste I, Minneapolis, MN 55447

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    queue4ever Apr 21, 2011 11:51 AM

    Not much in Plymouth except chains. Maybe Old Chicago? It's not quite the mega chain like Applebee's in the area. There's also Axel's Bonfire.

    You might find better if you head to Golden Valley or Maple Grove.

    Golden Valley has Doolittle's, Mort's.
    Maple Grove: Pittsburgh Blue and 3 Squares

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    Applebee's Restaurant
    2201 Coulee Rd, Hudson, WI 54016

    Pittsburgh Blue
    11900 Main Street North, Maple Grove, MN 55369

    Axel's Bonfire
    3000 Harbor Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55447

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      forgottendreamr Apr 21, 2011 11:53 AM

      Tea House is in Plymouth. They have two menus, Chinese and American. I recommend the Chinese, but haven't heard much positive about the American.

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        WonderDog Apr 21, 2011 12:13 PM

        Bacio in by Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka is pretty reliable choice for multi-generational dinners and close to Plymouth, The service is always very good. The food isn't breaking any new culinary ground - but it's usually well executed. Same owners and pretty much the same menu as Zelo in downtown Minneapolis.

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        Zelo
        831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402

        Bacio
        1571 Plymouth Road South, Minnetonka, MN 55305

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          WeZeL27 Apr 21, 2011 01:45 PM

          How about Blue Point in Wayzata? Or Redstone (I know it's a chain!) by Ridgedale?

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          Blue Point Restaurant & Bar
          739 East Lake Street, Wayzata, MN 55391

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            Brad Ballinger Apr 21, 2011 05:38 PM

            Pretty sure Redstone shuttered a while ago. But its owner has a newer place named Boulevard.

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              johnnybgargoyle Apr 22, 2011 11:12 AM

              As far as I know, all the Redstone's are still open. Stopped in for a drink at BLVD one afternoon to get a feel for the place and didn't care for the feel/ambience at all. The bar is set up wide open in the middle of the place, yet the TVs can only be seen by the patrons seated for dinner/meals around the perimeter of the restaurant. That, and the fact that the entire place (probably due to the 'faddish' open kitchen) reeked like the alley behind a fish market. We had one drink and just had to get out of there.

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                WeZeL27 Apr 22, 2011 11:33 AM

                Haven't been to the Mtka location in a long time, but looks like it's still open per their website (as much as those can be trusted!)...

                http://www.redstonegrill.com/location...

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              kevin47 Apr 21, 2011 08:57 PM

              You could add Banh Thai off 169/Rockford to your list. That was my favorite Thai place in town until I discovered Lemongrass and Bangkok Thai Deli.

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              Banh Thai
              4108 Lancaster Ln N, Minneapolis, MN 55441

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                justalex Apr 23, 2011 08:13 PM

                I have been genuinely surprised by the level of good takeout from a little place called Thai Table in Plymouth. Their Sweet Green Curry ordered Thai Hot is something I crave with its' coconut sweet fiery hot goodness. It's loaded with fresh basil and Thai eggplant..

                Caveat - I am not sure of the ambiance - my husband picks up the goodies on his way home from work, but I do know they recently went through an extensive remodel.

                It's a diamond in the rough, in that it is in a Plymouth strip mall, but it might be worth exploring.

                http://www.thai-table.com/

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                  ticrta Apr 24, 2011 06:25 AM

                  Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant is pretty good.
                  redpeppermn.com
                  Although I've never been there, there's Woody's Grille
                  http://www.woodysgrille.com/
                  If your in the mood for pizza I like Latuff's
                  latuffspizzeria.com

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                  Woody's Grille
                  220 Carlson Parkway, Plymouth, MN 55447

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                    tleea May 9, 2011 02:16 PM

                    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Bacio it was!

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                    Bacio
                    1571 Plymouth Road South, Minnetonka, MN 55305

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