Twin Cities Restaurant Blog

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Your casual guide to restaurants in St Paul, Minneapolis and the Greater Twin Cities Area. Detailed account of location, atmosphere, menu, price guide, food photos, service, overall impression, etc.

Located: St Paul, Minnesota
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Recommends Houlihan's

Houlihans ~ Chanhassen, Eagan, Maple Grove and Richfield, MN:

"The Naughty Margarita [was] yum!"

"Houlihans is a restaurant that can appeal to any audience, whether visiting for a family dinner, business lunch, romantic dinner, or having drinks with a group of friend."
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Recommends Bierstube

JJs Bierstube ~ White Bear Lake, MN:

"Authentic German Dishes include the Sauerbraten, Weiner Schnitzel, Schweine Haxen, German Meatballs, Bratwurst Platter, Gebratene Leber (Liver Steak), Jaeger Schnitzel or the Taste of Deutschland sampler platter."

"We had a very friendly server who was good about refilling drinks and everything was prepared in a reasonable amount of time."

"My companions raved about everything they tried...[but] I think I enjoyed what I ordered more the first time."
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Recommends Sushi Murasaki

Murasaki Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar ~ Stillwater, MN:

"[The Hamachi] practically melted in my mouth."

"...enjoyed every minute [of the dinner process."

"Murasaki was one of the best sushi experiences I have had in the Twin Cities."
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Recommends Tin Cup's Place

Tin Cups ~ St Paul, MN:

"Most under-rated Juicy Lucy restaurant in the Twin Cities!"

"Great variety of huge burgers"
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Recommends W A Frost & Co

WA Frost & Company ~ St Paul, MN:

"Then one bite of the coconut curry mussels and I thought I might have died and gone to heaven! I will definitely be back to WA Frost again this summer for what can only be another fabulous meal."
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Recommends Black Forest Inn

Black Forest Inn ~ Minneapolis, MN:

"Beautiful!"

"Black Forest Inn is a charming German restaurant at the heart of Eat Street, with tasty, authentic German cuisine and friendly service."
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Recommends Capital Grille

The Capital Grille ~ Minneapolis, MN:

"[The] calamari was cooked perfectly."

"Everything about [the Kona-Crusted Sirloin with shallot butter] steak was perfect."

"The Capital Grille may be a chain restaurant, but it is one of the finest chain restaurants in the Minneapolis area."
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Recommends Conga Latin Bistro

Conga Latin Bistro ~ Minneapolis, MN:

"[The shrimp Victoria] was a delicious, but interesting dish."

"Our server was nice, but spoke with a strong accent and had a few problems communicating with us. Our food and drinks were taken care of in a reasonable amount of time."

"We had a decent experience at Conga Latin Bistro. The food we tried was good, and while I wouldnt say it was great, I would definitely get the ceviche again."
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Recommends Mc Cormick & Schmick's

McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurant~ Edina & Minneapolis, MN:

"thoroughly enjoyed [the food] and the prices seem reasonable for the portion sizes. Our server was great but the food did take a long time.
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Recommends Minneapolis Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel by Kimpton ~ Minneapolis, MN:

"Great place to stay if youre looking for a small, personal, luxury hotel in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis. Close to many restaurants, businesses, sports stadiums, and nightclubs."
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Does Not Recommended Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

Pyscho Suzis Motor Lounge ~ Minneapolis, MN:

"I was disappointed by [the deep-dish Hemi Cuda Pizza]."

"The [Suzi Burger] was terrible."

"Great Artichoke Jalapeno Dip but pizzas werent anything special and the burgers are the worst I have ever eaten in the Twin Cities."
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Recommends The Nook

The Nook (Casper & Runyons) ~ St Paul, MN:

"[The Blue Cheese burger] is one of my favorite burgers anywhere, the beef has amazing flavor even if it is a little greasy."

"Drinks were refilled quickly and the food was ready within 15 minutes."

"he Nook really does have some of the best burgers around town, if you havent been yet, I urge you to go!"
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Coffee Cup ~ St Paul, MN on Feb 5, 2012 in American, Breakfast, Cash Only, On-Site Parking, St PaulCuisine: American, Breakfast Restaurant Features: Cash-Only, On-Site Parking Location: St Paul, MN Address: 1446 Rice St  St Pal, MN 55117 651-489-0020 Hours: Daily 5am-3pm Links: Coffee Cup Website * Google Map Coffee Cup ~ St Paul, MN Atmosphere:...



Grandma’s Bakery ~ White Bear Lake, MN on Feb 4, 2012 in Bakery, White Bear Lake areaCuisine: Bakery Location: White Bear Lake, MN Addresses: 2184B 4th St White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (651) 762-2900 Commercial Bakery- 1765 Buerkle Rd  White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-779-0707 Hours: Mon-Fri 7am – 6pm * Sat 7am – 6pm * Sun. 7am...



Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials 2012 on Feb 3, 2012 in HolidaysI’ve been rounding up a few restaurant specials happening for Valentine’s Day: Chin Dian Café~ 1500 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414 Five-course prix fixe menu $35/person First Course (choose 1):Lemongrass Chicken Skewers, Silken...



Great Harvest Bakery & WomenHeart Charity ~ Valentine’s Basket Auction on Feb 2, 2012 in Charity Events, Great Harvest Bakery ~ 8160 Coller Way Woodbury,  Minnesota 55125 651.578.9756 The Great Harvest Bakery  is sponsoring a fundraiser/awareness campaign for WomenHeart, a national coalition for women with heart disease.  The bakery will donate 5% o...



Guest Post: Gluten Free Cherry Heart Cupcakes on Jan 31, 2012 in Gluten-Free Menu, Guest PostsThis guest post about Gluten-Free Cupcakes is an original article written by Elva Lamont. ********************************************************************************* Creating a special cupcake for Valentine’s Day this year would be the be...



Nadia Cakes wins on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” on Jan 30, 2012 in , Press ReleasesCupcake Wars.  Have you seen this show on Food Network? The winner of last week’s show (Jan 22, 2012) was none other than Abby Jimenez, owner of Nadia Cakes, which is opening soon at the Shoppes of Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. Abby won over the...