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May 20, 2011 12:31 PM

Downtown at hotel Minneapolis looking for suggestions...steak one night

we are in town for 2 nights staying at the Hotel Minneapolis. Like all kinds of food ....been on road food for 2 weeks so looking for a good steak one to suggestions for the other night. Needs to be within walking or canning distance. Any suggestions appreciated!

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    1. Manny's or Capital Grille for steak.

      Capital Grille is quieter, great wine list, more refined/fancy.

      Manny's is louder, great wine list, more manly in the "you'll know you ate a lot of steak" when you leave kind of way.

      Neither is cheap, both offer similar high quality meals. It's more an atmosphere choice from my view.

      You might get lucky without a concierge-assisted reservation on short notice, but I'd give your man in the fancy coat a shot to see if they can score you a table if the house tells you they're full.

      Cheers and welcome to Minneapolis,


      Capital Grille
      801 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402

      1. Thanks! I think we will try Murray's for dinner...Hell's Kitchen for brunch....any ideas for Sat nite dinner would be appreciated!

        1. I know nothing of the downtown steak houses, so I'll reserve that fight for others.

          My top spots in/near downtown:

          1) Saffron - Middle Eastern/North African restaurant from one of the best young chefs in the country. 6 block walk from your hotel.

          2) 112 Eatery - Directly across the street from Saffron...not sure how to classify the fare. However, Chef/owner Isaac Becker just won Best Chef Midwest in the James Beard awards. Tagliatelle with foie meatballs...heavenly.

          3) Bar La Grassa - Casual Italian restaurant also run by Isaac Becker. One of the hottest spots in town since it opened. Pastas can be ordered in half portions, which allows you to try more of the menu.

          4) Vincent - Upscale French fare. Consistently great food. Good lunch and happy hour specials too.

          That should suffice for one night :) Feel free to ask more questions.

          112 Eatery
          112 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

          Bar La Grassa
          800 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401

          5 Replies
          1. re: BigE

            These all look interesting....I think we will try Saffon. Looks like we will eat well while we are here! Thank you!

            1. re: salmac

              You will not be disappointed. Let us know what you think.

              1. re: kevin47

                We have had 3 fun meals here in Minneapolis. Last night at Murray's was like a step back in time! Our steaks were great, had a wonderful waiter and an all around good time. Just what we were looking for! Brunch at Hell's Kitchen was so entertaining and good. Ricotta pancakes and the pear ham sandwich with the sausage bread and toast w/ peanut butter. Ok the pbutter is to die for! Everything was delicious with great service and good music. Dinner tonight at Saffron was also great. Had lots of small plates.....really loved the foie gras the most! We are thinking this is becoming a foodie town. Being from San Francisco area the prices look pretty darn good and the quality is right up there. Thanks for the recommendations. We are ready to come back for more explorations....but now it is off to South Dakota....any suggestions for us?

                Hell's Kitchen
                80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

                1. re: salmac

                  Thanks for the great report back! South Dakota is covered by the Great Plains board: Good luck!


                  1. re: The Dairy Queen

                    Glad you had good meals here! I haven't been to Murray's for a while, I need to get back there!

                    So I have a friend from Souix Falls, and he says that "The Keg" has the best friend chicken on the planet. If you see it try it !! I can't confirm, i've never been, but I have wanted to go to south dakota for years to try it :)