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Oct 31, 2013 12:17 AM

Brasa on a Friday night

I was thinking about taking some out-of-towners for a casual dinner at Brasa on Friday night.

Since its small, I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on what time it gets busy or what the best time to go might be?

Another other tips for getting the most out of it?

Thanks for the advice.

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  1. I'll work under the assumption you mean the Minneapolis location, not St Paul.

    How many is "some"? 2? 8? Going to change the response considerably.

    Dinner runs like most places...slow at 5, ramps up until 8, tapers from there. If you want to be assured to sit and eat immediately after arriving, arrive close to 5 or after 830.

    However on these nights they'll have a fire in the fire pit, surrounded by picnic tables and stumps on which to sit, a great place to stand around and have a beer or wine and chat before dinner. If your object isn't to be sat and fed quickly, the longest wait we've had for 4 is less than an hour, typically closer to 30 minutes.

    No tips other than on what to get, but everyone's opinion will differ. Depending on the number of people, I'm sure you'll get suggestions on sharing sizes...

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    1. re: Foureyes137

      Its actually just 3 of us.

      Thanks for the info.

    2. Most of the food is presented family style so it's best to go in with that mindset if you can.

      As foureyes mentioned, we're each going to have our opinions on the food so it's hard for us to give recommendations on that front without more info on your likes and dislikes. Except for the chicken, I've never been disappointed by any dish there, and I've tried the entire menu several times over (as I'm sure many have, I'm not by any means unique in that way), except for the desserts.


      1. I find it a bit difficult to have a conversation there due to the noise level, just FYI, so if you're really trying to catch up with friends you haven't seen in a while, it might not be your best bet.