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Dinner Friday night near Aloft MSP

phelana Jan 31, 2012 03:15 AM

We are heading to a wedding the 10th and arrive to our hotel Aloft around 9 PM. Any late night dining options please nearby/taxi/walk?

In turn looking for a brunch sort of place nearby Sunday.


900 Washington Avenue SouthMinneapolis,Minnesota55415

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  1. ibew292 RE: phelana Jan 31, 2012 05:17 AM

    Not a board favorite but Spill the Wine is very close and open till 11. I have had both great and only "good" food there.

    Spill the Wine
    1101 Washington Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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      BigE RE: phelana Jan 31, 2012 06:27 AM

      You can't get much closer than Sanctuary, right across the street. They serve dinner until 11pm on Fridays, and I think it's one of the most underrated spots in all of MSP right now.

      Otherwise, my recommendations would be Bar La Grassa or Saffron. Those two are less than 2 miles away.

      All good options that serve until 11pm or later.

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        nichal RE: BigE Jan 31, 2012 10:55 AM

        completely agree with BigE

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        keithinmpls RE: phelana Jan 31, 2012 09:57 AM

        For brunch, I would highly recommend Haute Dish, which would be a 9-10 block walk up Washington Ave. Especially if you celebrated a little too hard on Saturday night. Some of the best bloodies and booze-soaking grub in town.

        Their dinner menu is a lot of fun, too, come to think of it. If you're not too tired for the hike on Friday night.

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          meljohns RE: phelana Jan 31, 2012 11:11 AM

          Sea Change at the Guthrie is about a block away.

          112 Eatery is open late and delicious, a short cab ride.

          Masu is across the river, great sushi/japanese.

          Red Stag Supper Club is also across the river, fun and open late.

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            JRPublico RE: phelana Jan 31, 2012 12:14 PM

            For brunch, I recommend the Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown by the U of MN. Short cab ride from ALoft.

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              Quince RE: phelana Jan 31, 2012 02:57 PM

              I would go to Spoonriver for brunch, Sea Change or the Town Hall if you don't want to take a cab, Bar La Grassa, Saffron or 112 Eatery if you don't mind a cab.

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                keithinmpls RE: Quince Jan 31, 2012 03:14 PM

                Don't get me wrong, I like drinking beer at Town Hall, but it's not on the same planet as the other restos mentioned in this thread with regard to food and dining experience. Decent pub food and very good beer brewed on-site, but I don't know that I'd recommend it for dinner. Maybe a place to keep the party going after the lightweights have gone to bed after the wedding, though.

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                  phelana RE: keithinmpls Jan 31, 2012 03:31 PM

                  I guess I should add a bit..we will have been traveling 6 hours when we head out so will want something nice, not too crowded and loud. I realize any spot serving food until 11 will likely be loud...we are big chowhounds so seek something memorable, amazing, moderate priced and a nice jeans kind of place...

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                    soupkitten RE: phelana Jan 31, 2012 03:42 PM

                    bar la grassa, 112 eatery, saffron.

                    of these, blg is the most boisterous, saffron will have most eclectic menu. i would look at all the menus to see if the square w your "moderate price" criterion and appeal to you.

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                    Quince RE: keithinmpls Jan 31, 2012 07:20 PM

                    On second thought, I agree with you. I have never loved the food at Town Hall, although if you are in the mood for wings or a burger it can hit the spot. Given the requirements listed, I agree with soupkitten and would go with Saffron, 112 Eatery or Bar La Grassa. I especially enjoy sitting at the bar looking into the kitchen at Bar La Grassa.

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                      phelana RE: Quince Feb 1, 2012 03:31 AM

                      we want to walk Friday night from Aloft and my friend (who is NOT a foodie) whose wedding I am attending said Bar La Grassa is a taxi ride. I think I noted the places within a 10 minute walk. Thanks...BLG looks amazing..

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                        BigE RE: phelana Feb 1, 2012 07:59 AM

                        BLG is maybe the hottest spot in town, so get a reservation and expect some serious noise. But to me, the food is completely worth it. I know they are pasta centric, but the chicken is one of the best dishes I had in MSP last year...in the last few years, actually.

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