Overhyped - avoid it. If you want to wait hours for your brunch to appear, beg for the easy stuff like coffee and water, and then finally be served bland, watery eggs with nearly flavorless sauces while paying dearly for this and the worst service you've ever had, then this is your place! If you want to impress your inlaws or grandmother, RUN away from this palace of pretension and find a better breakfast - nearly anywhere.
I was VERY surprised.... to have read the reviews on Cosmos. I took my husband there for a celebratory lunch after he received a well-deserved promotion. I had heard a lot about Cosmos and saw great ratings in the Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine. Overall, it was not the fine dining experience I had expected. I thought the atmosphere was bare and a bit cold. The food was average, at best. I'm a culinary student and to be honest, the food we make in school is actually better than this. The service, however, was exceptional. Service, unfortunately, is not enough to get me back to Cosmos. I'm not too concerned about the pricing because I didn't think it was that bad. I consider my husband and I to be food connoisseurs and have frequented establishments such as Manny's, Oceanaire, Levain, Aquavit, as well as places like The Blue Oyster Bar in Chicago and Crustacean in Beverly Hills. Cosmos was nothing like these other places in terms of the food. It was a bit disappointing...
Great Hotel. I had a chance to stay here during a conference recently and absolutely loved it! They have unbelievable rooms and great service. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for the hotel stay of a lifetime.
i love the graves. i called ahead and planned an engagement party for my girlfriend at cosmos. what a great time and we had one of the best rooms there. everyone treated us with great respect, and were so awesome. the bar was great, and a beautiful night to remember, the view from our room was endless, and you will want to stay another day just to sleep in the beds. totally gay friendly, as it should be. i cant wait to take my wife back here!
Excellent place to dine for!. Cosmos is what a fine dining experience should be! The beautiful decor in the restaurant and the flawless and attentive service make it a memorable time! I went for a special occasion and it exceeded my expectations! I had the 5-course tasting menu and it was fabulous! The soft-shelled crab with watermelon soup was delectable. The King salmon and veal were absolutely delicious and tender. The dessert was wonderful - the chocolate globe melted with the hot chocolate sauce that they drizzled right in front of you. Most of all, I was impressed by the service - the flow was timed perfectly with little samplers while you wait, it was absolutely one of the top dining experiences I had at Minneapolis!
Graves 601 Hotel's glamorous restaurant avoids pretense with an innovative, yet down-to-earth, New American menu..
From the moment the doorman guides you into Graves 601 Hotel, it's all about understated luxury. The space is swathed in neutral colors, with soaring ceilings and polished marble floors. Reidel stemware, sexy swivel chairs and flattering lighting complete the sleek vibe. The New American menu leads off with two small, tasty crab cakes and rhubarb-glazed Hudson Valley foie gras tart. Entrees include vegan pasta, hamachi with stir-fried shrimp and duck medallions with grilled pear.
The look is ultra modern with a throw back to the 70's.
Bar is a nice urban touch for gathering.
Restaurant is open casual but expensive. Fare is mostly French (small portions) service was good. The menu was small & the food was OK, but I've had better.
Nice, but that's pretty much it..
My husband and I recently decided to treat ourselves to a long weekend in the nearby Twin Cities. We decided to try the Graves 601 - while we were comfortable, we were...well, I guess "whelmed." Not overwhelmed, not underwhelmed, but I don't think we'll be going back.
If you're going to splurge on some overnight luxury? Perfect. Spending some time in the area and needing some real day-to-day amenities? I'd probably look elsewhere.
I will say that the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful; I cannot fault the Graves for the excellence of their staff .
The bathroom is worth the cost of the room. You'll never want to get out of the 5-headed shower, the soaps & lotions smell fantastic, and the men get to have a flat screen during their "throne time" ;)
Pretty but unorganized.
This hotel, currently, is in it's own league in terms of Minneapolis Hotels. It's not necessarily the best hotel but it has a very cool, boutique vibe. Lobby is beautiful as is the restaurant, bar, and club. Rooms are also very cool with flat screens, lighted head boards, flatscreen in the wonderful bathroom. The BEDS here are so so so wonderful!
My only negative remark about the hotel specific is that the rooms are quite small, very small!! Plus, the service of the hotel is extremely unorganized. On one visit, they could not find my delivery which was six feet tall. They have accidentally delivered my faxes to other guests. Room Service was consistently late and mediocre, at best. Make sure to set your alarm also as the wake up calls are often late.
Great hotel, poor service and value.
First of all, the hotel was fantastic. The amenities were top notch. Hotel bar and restaraunt (Cosmos) excellent. Room service, Excellent and the only thing that was not high priced.
The service was ho-hum, the rooms were pretty, but I have seen larger in a Motel 6, and we stayed on the Penthouse Floor!
This hotel needs to realize that pretty, and downtown will not keep them in business if the service and value do not improve. If you are going to stay here, which I would still recomend if you will be downtown, go on a discount site to book the room. If you pay more than $300, you will be seriously dissapointed!
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