323 13th Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541345.001166 -93.263374
Mon. - Sat. 4pm - 11pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Sheridan, Northeast
Great Food and Ambience – There doesn't seem to be a review written for a while and Erte keeps getting better and better. My wife and I rarely go two weeks without a visit. The fish specials are consistently wonderful, the hashbrowns (we get a half order to share, which covers the entire plate), are excellent. The service can be a little un-even, but several of the servers are an absolute joy. Finally, there is live music on most Fridays and Saturdays, jazzy duos, bluesy trios and even an excellent quintet or two...Check it out - great food in an extraordinary room.
Awesome! – Everything was wonderful - the service was delightful, the steak was cooked to perfection, the wine list was very affordable with great selections. The only downside of the evening was the size of the wine glasses - a little on the small side. But everything else more than made up for that!
Terrible service! – Sat at a table in the bar for dinner on a Sat. night - took the server 20 minutes to come over to the table (the bar was NOT crowded), another 30 min. to get our drinks. He would walk by our table as if we were not even there! We finally just left some cash (he never came back with the bill after we requested it from additional sources, even with the bartender) and went to the Sample Room for great service and food as usual. Erte was a waste of time.
We were disappointed with Erte! Two people were running the entire restaurant/bar tonight. We called last week to make reservations. Warm chardonnay and cloudy martini's. One waitress tried to handle the tables (5 seated tables). A table of four got up and left after waiting for service.
The waitress mentioned bottles of wine were 1/2 price. We ordered a nice Red and were told they were out of that particular wine. She suggested an Australian Shiraz that is $7.00 retail per bottle. No thanks. We ordered a drink. We watched her tell the table next to us that they were out of their selection too. Four in our party, three ordered the pork chops, the other ordered Salmon. The thin Pork Chops came in a pool of juice, no potatoes, no veggie, nothing else. The Salmon came with green beans. The salmon was fine, nothing special. Again, disappointing.
Good food – This is a great steak place. While it is not one of the "Big Three" steakhouses in Minneapolis, it is good.
Pricing is good. You won't drop big bucks on dinner.
The au grautin potatos were a disappointment.
Love it – Service must be fine-tuned yet this is a definite worthwhile visit. Cool space similar to an open-hall in days past. Awesome old school ceiling. Can get loud, and sometimes echo, but with the live music that often plays, this cuts back on customers loud chat. Food is great, reasonably priced, and valued correctly. I do enjoy the steak and the ala carte side dishes. For cocktails, the newly (somewhat) added Peacock Lounge is AWESOME! Beautiful atmosphere with live music up high. Classy establishment.
Slap in the Face – Went for a birthday celebration and it was anything but. The food was mediocre at best. People had to send back food - two for their cold and lumpy mashed potatoes; one for their supposed "famous" steak that was charred to the point of tasting more like Kingsford than meat. It was so noisy you could only talk to the person sitting directly next to you and this still required a megaphone in order to be understood. The real killer was the service. They only had two people working the entire dining room, so we most of our time waiting, either to order or for another drink. In fact, at one point, we were ignored so long that every water glass on the table was empty. And, at the end of this frustrating "celebratory" evening, they slapped us in the face by automatically charging an 18% gratuity!! Not 15%, 18%!!
good dinner – I went here on a date on a Saturday night, and it was a great time. I recommend the Midsummer Night's salad -- strawberries and brie to die for. Server was very friendly and attentive, and the live music was tasteful but not boring. Good times.
The Much-Improved Erte – The Mr. and I had been here a few times earlier when we were dating. The experience was okay, not fantastic, and not horrible. The other night we were looking for a restaurant, and I found Erte in the Happenings book. We were reluctant to go since we had such mediocre prior experiences. When we got there, we were pleasantly surprised by the friendliness of the staff. We were treated to wine samples until a table opened up. Once our food arrived, it was absolutely delicious. Erte has improved in my book.
Northeats – Erte is magic. I went recently for dinner with a friend and lucked into one of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've had in awhile. Our waitress was a gem. Her recommendation of the crabcakes was spot-on. I fluffy cake with real crab and great aioli. I had the bone-in ribeye rare/medium-rare...perfect! Juicy, perfectly fatty in the right places and overall one of the better steaks I have had. My only suggestion is that the broiler be a bit hotter to melt the fat. Otherwise, perfect. I highly reccomend the hashed browns. Winelist was inexpensive and concise. Mood was upbeat and laidback. Overall a fantastic plase to share a meal.
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