Minnesota is known most favorably as the state of 10,000 lakes, but along with their bodies of water, local eateries have found their way into Minneapolis-St. Paul, bringing with them a variety of cuisines that appeal to even the most polite Minnesotans. So if you’re curious about your next meal and are able to step outside of the continuous skyway system for a bite to eat, then make sure to stop by some of our favorite local spots.
A modern-American restaurant, 112 Eatery is a classic place for ambience in an intimate setting. Excellent for dates or a formal meal with friends, you can order crowd pleasers like ahi tuna with chimichurri and avocado as well as surprises like frog legs and foie gras stuffed quail. Request a reservation at this small hideaway and enjoy the plates this full-service kitchen has to offer.
Butcher & The Boar
If bourbon and beer is your style, then Butcher & The Boar is the place for you. Dine on American craft food in a communal dining setting, and be reassured that every single ingredient is sourced from local farms. Dine within their Main Room, Butcher Room or Boar Room – all of which house different menus – and afterwards grab a craft brew in the Beer Garden or a classic Manhattan from the bar.
Bar La Grassa
Owned by the same executive chef as 112 Eatery, this Italian restaurant is located in trendy North Loop and features full and half dinner portions for those who appreciate having to choose between a solo meal or plates for the table. Bar La Grassa offers dry, fresh and filled pastas, but won’t keep you from considering a New York strip steak or bone-in ribeye. Great for first or fifth dates or a classic meal with friends and family, Bar La Grassa is a welcoming spot for foodies in the Twin Cities.
George & The Dragon
As a local, family-owned restaurant, you can expect nothing but natural ingredients with flavors that taste just like home cooking. George & The Dragon is a casual eatery modeled after an English public house and features pub classics and family recipes that will make you feel right at home. Try out their expansive burger selection or go for entrees that include, just simply, macaroni cheese.
For those interested in Vietnamese cuisine, Quang Restaurant is a popular spot located just south of Central Minneapolis. This family-owned establishment as been serving classic Vietnamese dishes since 1989, and they provide a large menu with plenty to choose from. Select your favorite Pho or pick a sandwich served on a French baguette with house-made mayo, daikon, pickled carrots and more.
Whether you’ve made Minneapolis your home or you’re just stopping by for a consultation at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, these local eateries are here for your dining pleasure and we hope you’ll take full advantage while you’re here. Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics has been a part of the Minneapolis community for years and continues to actively support local businesses. For more information about the procedures we offer or to schedule a consultation, give us a call.