Fantastic!. I dined here with my boyfriend on a Sunday evening and was very pleasantly surprised with just about everything. We shared the mixed greens salad with manchego and it was full of flavor. My entree, the ahi tuna, was the best I've ever had! For dessert, we shared the chocolate molten cake! Our server was attentive and informative. On Sunday and Monday evenings, bottles of wine are 1/2 off--a great deal! We will be back to enjoy the cuisine again soon!
Just fabulous. This is where my fiance proposed, and everything about the evening was great! Our waiter was exceptional. My fiance snuck off and gave him the ring, and when he brought it out (pretending it was a dessert) it was on a silver tray decorated with fresh fruit and flowers. The food was great as well - sophisticated flavor combinations and pretty good portion sizes. There's also a parking lot in park right behind the restaurant which is inexpensive. I can't wait to go back!
Wonderful Food, Fabulous Service!.
What an enjoyable dining experience!
From the tartare of tuna with shallots, lemon-pressed olive oil and fleur de sel, served with baby arugula to the sweet-glazed salmon served over crispy haricot-verts swimming in a deep, earthy, soy/espagnole? sauce, the undeniably cooked-to-perfection, tender hangar steak hiding roasted grapes in yet another impressive sassy sauce, to the deep, after-dinner cafe noir (Morning Star African blend - YUM!) - - - only the service surpassed the wonderful things brought to our table.
Perhaps the one thing needed @ JP's is more and larger artwork throughout the dining room- - - filled with vast, expansive walls of plain, painted brick - - - but such a small thing, easily-overlooked, in comparison to our gastronomic nirvana experience.
Absolutely recommended, and will most definitely return!
Staff remembers you. I have gone to JP's several times. Every time memorable. I brought my girlfriend in once and I introduced her to Carl "Host". The next time we went in about a month and a half later. We walked in without reservations and he said "Hey! Tim & Jocelyn, How are you?!! That kind of memory and the impeccable food (salmon appetizer) make JP's my top pick for Uptown. Say hello to Andrew as well. The best bartender in town!
Sunday's the only day!. Get to this place lickity split. If you're up and about on Sunday, they have 1/2 price bottles of wine - on a pretty decent wine list, if you can believe that! Some particularly nice pinots, i remember. And the calamari is a must.
Great place for a hot date. The food was superb as was the service. Tried a sampler plate of fruit & cheese for the appetizer - included some oven-roasted grapes that were delicious. J had a pasta dish she loved - don't remember which one and I had New York cut served on a bed of vegetables with oven roasted potatoes on the side. The seasoning on the steak complimented the meat beautifully and the vegetables were exactly done (not under, not over). Great service on top of that and the bar made martinis almost as well as I do.
User review by trixym2609. I am so pleased to see all the great reviews that JP deserves! I have been in the industry for quite some time. I have had the opportunity to work with a number of great chef's including him. Not only is he talanted but, he is a hard worker and a really great guy. Whenever I come in he is cooking on the line and overseeing everything if he isn't personally preparing your meal. He still has the same employees he opened his resaurant with because, he treats them respect and values them. The bottom line is he cares about his product, customers and his staff. I suggest everyone support this restaurant! I know I will! Tracy
Great dining experience.
My partner and I went to JP's for his birthday. We had heard good things about the place, and had never been there, so we decided to try it. We both loved it. The food was wonderful - from the calamari appetizers to the Thai beef kebabs to the interesting desserts. Our server was very friendly and attentive as well.
We've been to most of the fine restaurants in town, and we thought JPs was a very good value for the Twin Cities.
Overall, it was a great dining experience.
Fantastic!. Everything about JP's is fabulous - the service (from host to waitstaff to bartender), the wine, and ooh the food! What a great menu, it changes seasonally and is some of the best stuff you'll find anywhere. The calamari is my absolute favorite. My husband and I have been here several times and I've never experienced sticker shock from the menu prices. Of course, like most restaurants of this caliber you're going to see some pricier dishes, but I've always seen great items for under $20 a plate on the menu. No, it's not exactly cheap when compared to McDonald's or Taco Bell, but at great restaurants you get what you pay for....and JP's is definitely worth every penny!
Excellent Service and World Class Cuisine. Catch of the Day( Sushi Grade Tuna ) was served in a healthy portion and right on time. It was delicious and in world class form. My appetizer of SASHIMI OF TUNA SERVED ON BABY ARUGULA, PICKLED PINEAPPLE AND FRESH MINT was a perfect set-up for the entree. The wine list is unique and definitely remarkable! Desert in itself is worth a trip: PIADINA SERVED WITH ROASTED FRUIT, SAGE HONEY AND ARTISAN BLUE CHEESE served well my remaining glass of kunde "magnolia lane", sauv. blanc sonoma, ca. '02/03. Professional yet joyous attitude of service. The menu has depth and is exploratory in it's presentation of various world flavors. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience !!!!
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