4950 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541044.912791 -93.329160
Average food and wine in a great atmosphere – This place has a great atmosphere in the bar and front dining areas, but the back area is a bit cold and quiet. We found it funny that it?s called a wine bar, but our waiter didn?t like the Cabernet on the menu and only recommended 2 or 3 of the red wines. We expected a more interesting wine menu as well. Regarding food, when we asked about the hamburger, our waiter said it was ?pedestrian? (which we assumed he meant was just so so). The chicken had great flavor but was a bit dry and the steak came out undercooked twice but in the end tasted good. If you?re just looking for a place with average food and an average wine list with great atmosphere, this place is for you.
Always A Gem – Our last visit to Beaujo's reconfirms why we continue to visit. Delicious mushroom soup, delectable cheese plate and our favorite the "red wine flight". Friendly, knowledgable wait-staff, you can tell they love working here! We enjoy the seasonal changing wine list as this gets us out of our "box".
I love the European feel – As one who likes to frequent smaller local establishments, in my opinion Beaujo's stands out because of it's unique comfortable atmosphere. We have been there numerous times and enjoy the variety of wines and the simple bistro style comfort foods. The last time in I had the meatloaf sandwich which I highly recommend. We will be back.
Stay away – Between 2 people we had one dirty glass, one dirty spoon, a potato and leek soup in which the potatos were not quite cooked, a wine endorsed by the server that was not great ... and nobody even asked about the meal, although everything was only half eaten. There are plenty of other places to eat around.
A Neighborhood "Gem"!! – Over the past five years, I've enjoyed dozens of tasty meals at Beaujous it's become one of those favorite "comfy" hang-outs for me in the Twin Cities. Being a bit of a wine afficianado, I am consistently delighted by sampling wines I do not find anywhere else! The walleye positively rocks my world -- Quite possibly the best in town (be sure to try it!!) Consistently friendly staff puts me at ease, even when I dine alone. A slam-dunk easy choice for meeting gal pals after work.
Great food & wonderful wine list! – The crowds must say something for this little wine bar in Edina! Despite the bad reviews, there still seems to be a good flow of people coming in to eat on weekend evenings. The wait is worth the food, wine and atmosphere. I've always found Beaujo's to be a wonderful date place...great art on the walls, wonderful wine list and delicious little plates of food. For a filling meal, my favorite is the steak salad. The servers are attentive and can always suggest a nice wine. Highly recommended for a quiet evening, or a small group of friends wanting to catch up. Oh - and the spread plate is really good, too.
great value, great food – I don't need a reason to come to Beaujo's for a great meal and some new wines...I'll drive from downtown just for fun. if I'm solo, I love to sit at the bar and watch the action on both sides and in the kitchen...if with a friend or a group, a high top near the window is my favorite spot. The soups are incredible...always a vegetarian option...and the mushroom pate and salad nicoise are delish and highly recommended! The staff knows their stuff too...never get a bad wine recommendation from them. The people watching is great...it's a destination for me when I have a good day and when I have a bad day!
Bad food, bad wine, bad service – If you are ever in the 50th and France neighborhood, known for upscale shops and restaurants, you expect a pricey yet quality meal. You will get none of these at Beaujo. The restaurant, which at first impression looks like a funky hangout served plain crappy food on small plates. The wines are overpriced (7-10 per glass) and the one I chose was tart and thin. The wait staff could care less about the truth - the burger ($6.50), described as excellent, was boiled and then microwaved, covered with pepper, then cut in half. You can find better at any fast food place. The Beef Tenderloin Sandwich ($14.50) was bland, small, and unsatisfying. The tomato soup was similarly bland - hardly spiced. To top off the meal, the coffee is instant, microwaved in the mug. There is a Starbucks just a block away if you are looking for coffee. Let me save you a trip - Life is too short to eat here.
Bad Service – My wife and I went to on an early Saturday night. Immediately upon entering I got the feeling I was interrupting something because the servers/asscoiates were chatting at the bar and weren't too quick to help us figure out whether or not we should find our own table or be seated by a host. There were only a couple of other groups so we got an order in rather quick and the food and drink (meat and cheese plate, salad and wine) came promptly. The greatest disappointment came in the form of service. The woman server, we had that night, did not check on us until it was time to get the bill. When she wasn't taking orders from new customers she was chatting at the bar with coworkers [ I'd say about 80% of the time we were there]. The second major disappointment was that the wine glasses were filthy looking. Shouldn't it be a priority for a WINE BAR to make sure there wine glasses are perfectly clean. Overall a really strange and disappointing experience.
Wonderful Euro traditional wine bar – My husband and I were thrilled when Beaujo's opened in Edina. This area needed something chic as everything else around 50th and France smacks of franchises and corporate owned chains no matter how much revitalization our area here goes through. The food is wonderful and one needs to be mindful that it is not a restaurant. It is a wine bistro in the true tradition of the type I see in Germany or France. Emphasizing an extensive menu is not the point. The focus being a selection of some very decent wines with some tasty food accompaniments. It made me feel like I was back in Europe. I was raised in Chicago & New York, and Frankfurt & Paris when we were overseas, so I was thrilled to find this gem. I hope people from the area embrace this place (and the wonderful owners) and come out of their safe comfort zone of ersatz "ethnic" eating habits. I love it and wish the owners great success.
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