5555 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541044.901858 -93.318727
Mon - Thu, 5:30pm - 9pm; Fri, Sat, 5pm - 10pm; Sun, closed
Neighborhoods: Southwest, Armatage
Best kept secret in Minneapolis – I understand this understated gem has been in our city over 8 years. Who knew? You wouldn't know from the outside but once inside my experience was superb. The best escargot I've had anywhere. The braised short ribs left me speechless. And the Tres Lechi is the best in the city. I've been there several times now; weekends are jam packed. My favorite is Monday (yes they're open), or Thursday. The owner and staff treat you as family, the food is magnificent and extremely consistent. A 'must try' in South Minnie.
Poor Reservations and Service/Good Food – We had a 7:30 reservation for four but had to wait 20 minutes as the host seated a party ahead of us with no reservation. It took 1 1/2 hours to receive our meal. Waitress only checked in once. Salmon was perfectly cooked, scallops were good, pork was good, cauliflower soup was very bland. Frog legs had great flavor, but make sure you like LOTS of butter. Very loud, but comfortable seating. Would've given higher rating if service wasn't so poor.
Great service and Amazing Ambiance – I found out about Cafe Vin via the Alliance Francaise monthly emails and went directly to the nicely laid out website. One of my close friends and I went and to say the least were very impressed. This quaint, candlelite, intimate place is a perfect combination of rare, amazing service and delicious variety of food selections one could hope to find. I plan on returning very soon. This is perfect for an intimate dinner or sharing dessert with the love of your life. For an individual as picky as I am, do not take this review lightly. I promise, you will not be dissappointed. Thank you for providing the level or service, and the quality of food at a price one would expect at a ridiculously expensive place.
Best mussels – this is a great hidden gem. The waiter/waitress are amazing, half price bottle of wine on Monday and Tuesday and the food is to die for. By far one of e greatest restaurants in mpls. This is a must
Best food for the price – We showed up and it didnt look like much from the outside. Remember, looks can be deceiving. It actually looks like a tiny hole in the wall place next to a dry cleaners, but the atmosphere, delicious food, and righteous prices make up for it. Never judge this book by the cover.
I ate mussels for the first time yesterday and they were absolutely delicious. Their steak reminded me of a mannys, mortons of chicago, jax, or capitol grill, but was about half the price. The staff were all very polite and were on top of making sure our glasses were kept full.
They will get my business anytime I am in the South Minneapolis/Edina area.
Amazing! – Our experience at Cave Vin was amazing! We were greeted by a very friendly host who offered us each a glass of wine (on the house) while we waited for our table. The food was great! Would highly recommend!
Great service, great food – If you go, ask to be seated in Elizabeth's section. She is top-notch, attentive, timely, courteous and knowlegeable. She is occasionally the hostess, but often the serves.
The salad is a bit over-priced but good. Entrees never fail to impress. The seafood is reliably wonderful, and the pork and steak options have never disappointed. We love the revolving menu with the staples, and the evening specials.
Desserts are incredible. If you LOVE chocolate, you must try the pots de creme.
Neighborhood French restaurant from the pair behind Pane Vino Dolce. – In Short
Warm lighting and comfy banquettes along the walls soften the sleek, minimalist decor at this roomy storefront. But hardwood floors and hard surfaces mean it's still excessively loud. The nonchalant, smartly dressed, southwest Minneapolis crowd doesn't seem to mind. Entrees range from a succulent pink steak with salty, crispy frites, to the French comfort food standard, roast chicken. Specials have featured herbed halibut with lemon-spiked wine sauce or a tangle of pasta with spring vegetables.
Ask for Jeff the waitron – Make sure Jeff is your waitron, he is super cool. Quite the dandy. He makes me happier than a schoolgirl in her new uniform. And the food is just as tasty!
great place – Overall one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities, great filet, fresh fish, good wine list. Highly recommended.
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