Spanish >Solera Restaurant And Event Center
900 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540344.976405 -93.277260
Sun-Thurs | 5:00p.m.-12:00a.m.
Friday-Sat | 5:00p.m.-2:00a.m.
Neighborhoods: Downtown West, Central
3rd time.........it was not a charm – Ok this is the 3rd time that we
No decent Security – We had a great meal. Our car was broken into and we found out afterwards that Valet parking means public parking. Jeff the manager had no idea about their insurance. Insurance does not cover personal items. Good food but I can not believe management ignorance. Won't go back
Nice but they overcharge for wine – Atmosphere is nice, server was good but not great in attentiveness. They charge 38$ for a bottle of Juan Gil red wine. This sells for $12-13 at most wine stores and $10 at Costco. A markup is understandable, but tripling the price seems too much. Note they have a $20 corking fee (also above usual for our area) but then at least you could get a $20 bottle for $40 instead of a $12 bottle for $40. Food was pretty good - scallops delicious, veal meatballs very good, chorizo sausage not that great, lamb paella was good.
Where's the food? – You have never seen portions so small in your entire life. I spent 60 dollars and walked out very hungry. Big time disappointment...there are lots of better places for the money.
Never again – I had been a frequenter of Solera because of their great food and wine selection. I took my family there whie they were visiting from Chicago, a group of 10 people. My dad ordered a bottle of wine, they didn't have it, and so without giving us a menu again the server made a suggestion for somthing similar. That similar bottle happened to be over $100 more than the original. I understand an upsell of $20 but 100??? I was so appalled when my mom told me later what happened, my poor father was too embarrassed to admit he couldn't afford it, but too late! When I tried to get the wine reimbursed later for him, it was hell trying to get a hold of the manager. I will never go back because they didn't try at all to win us back... I am furious and embarrassed that my dad's only experience of Minneapolis was getting ripped off.
New Desserts? – My husband & I have been loyal to Solera (we had the luck of making dinner reservations for New Year's, so we did not get stuck out in the cold or miss out on our money's worth of drinks). My only reservation with this restaurant is the dessert menu. Being the chocolate person that I am, it's extremely disappointing to see that 99% of it does not include chocolate (the exception being the dessert sampler, which includes a tiny chocolate cookie ice cream sandwich). I know the owners read these postings, so please add some chocolate! Thanks!
Birthday Celebration! – For my sisters birthday this last weekend, she chose to go to Solera's to celebrate. At the beginning I had been very reluctant to go since I have never been there before, but once we arrived we all had a great time! It was a little crowded but overall the enviornment was upbeat and fun! The drinks were great and I will be returning again soon!
I Love the Night Life... I Love to Boogie... – I went out for girls' night a little while ago. We always try to find a place we've never been before. Some places we've gone have either been too expensive or not enough of a "fun" environment. We went to Solera and had such a blast! We got buck in here!!! Crazy crunk! I would definitely rock my stiletto's again with my ladies at Solera's!!!
Fun Atmosphere and Great Music – I have been to Solera's a couple of times so far and have had fun experiences. live music and cool atmosphere added alot to the night! The drink specials they have are great and the price isnt to shabby! I recommend you try the sangria! I I will for sure be back with friends to party it up!
love the bar scene – i love visting soleras for a night out on the town. it is near all of the downtown partys! it can be a little crowded but what place downtown on saturday night isn't? right? the music and entertainment is good and alot of fun! i would recommend this place to anyone.
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