77 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540244.976779 -93.271959
Neighborhoods: Downtown West, Central
Is customer service dead? – I arranged a business lunch for a party of 12, simple enough. Well, we were crammed around a table that would have been perfect for 10, but was not the best option for a dozen of us. Plus we were in the middle of a very noisy dining room.
After waiting over 20 minutes for menus, and an add'l 10 for water, it became quite clear that this would not be your traditional 60 minute downtown lunch. Once the food arrived-some 70 minutes after the time of our reservation-we were already running so late that we had to wolf down our food to get back to the office.
All in all, the food was tasty, but the experience was so excruciatingly slow, that I can't recommend Mission for lunch if you have any time constraints whatsoever.
below average food, inconsistant service – I work downtown and have been there several times for lunch. I have had good waiters but today we had just the worst waiter ever, arrogant, rude, actually got mad when we ordered waters. Snapped his little book shut and stomped off. Then when we went to pay he made a big show about laying out my change, which wasnt even his tip and had so much attitude about it-- it was crazy! I plan to never return, for those that think they still want to go:
the food is just ok-
The steak salad is very good and I hear the buffalo chicken salad is very good too. (excellent blue cheese dressing and it come on both those entrees) . The deviled ham sandwich is pathetic, its a glorified gas station sandwich and comes with a hunk of iceberg lettuce.... The chicken entree is very bland, not good, the chicken is dry and the sauce isnt flavorful at all.
Great venue with friends – We went out to dinner with friends on a Saturday night and found it to be an outstanding experience. We were seated in a somewhat secluded room and the ambience was perfect for conversation. The service was superb--perfectly timed and not the least intrusive. The wine connoisseur in our group was very pleased with the wine list. The food was excellent--very artfully presented and prepared perfectly. We all felt the portions were very generous and that the prices were appropriate. I got one of the house specialties; the black cod. It was delicious--served with tender, buttered leeks, button mushrooms and a poached egg. I felt the combination of flavors was complmentary and unusual. We also enjoyed a sampling of side dishes and the green beans were a favorite, prepared with Szcheuan spices. The rest of our party enjoyed their meals too, and the vegetarian among us was well accommodated. For dessert, I had the pumpkin ice cream, which was delicious and just the perfect amount. We like to visit Twin Cities restaurants every couple of months with these friends, and we all agreed that Mission American was one of the better ones.
Too much $ for what you get – Went with my boyfriend for a nice evening out. We dine out frequently but I would have to say we would not return to this place. I ordered the Roast which was excellent. The meat was tender and juicy with a wonderful subtle apple glaze, wonderful dish. My boyfriend ordered the most expensive item on the menu, the Tenderloin for $36. The meat was good and cooked decent, but very small and came with no sides or salad at all, just cold crappy french fries. For that price, I expect some sides and extras. We had to pay $9 for a small plate of brocolli. Not worth it! We can go to the Lexington Steak House where the steak is always perfect and get twice the food for half the price. The service and ambiance was decent, but the atmosphere was almost uncomfortably quiet. All we could hear throughout our entire dinner was a drunk blonde a few tables away blabbering on about why she can't seem to land a guy.
Excellent!! – We were seeking a place for a romantic dinner. Mission was a great choice. Appetizer, salads and entrees were all excellent. Timing of the food coming out of the kitchen was right on without rushing or lagging. Classy ambiance. Great service, attentive but not intrusive.
Rude server, mediocre food for the price – The food was less then expected, for the price. The appetizer was so-so. The salad was good. The main entree ( kobe roast) was actually really good. The service was horrible. I work in the industry, and I was not impressed. The server listened to our conversation, and tried to be clever and ask us rude questions. He was also very condescending. With questions like " do you go to many fine dining establishments?", and " do you guys want a round of jag-bombs?" I was really appalled. Would not recommend to anyone.
A hodgepodge of delicious dishes, served in a cozy but chic city setting. – In Short
Floor-to-ceiling windows look out on the cool steel and glass of the IDS center, but the walls and furnishings in warm reds, oranges and golds make it cozy and comfortable inside. Post-work crowds, couples and gaggles of girlfriends slide into tall, plush booths and sleek tables. The eclectic New American menu has a smattering of plates that range from casual (pan-seared mahi-mahi) to high-class (the shrimp and spicy sausage crostini appetizer or breaded veal chop).
Don't order steak! – I went here on Saturday and ordered the $44.00 New York Steak. I asked for medium and received a well done steak. My wife said here dish was good, just don't get the steak.
Wonderful – I would recommend this resteraunt to almost anyone. It's romantic yet very comfortable. The service is great and the food is awesome.
Hockey in Mlps? – Bellying up to the bar is a must here. The island bar, shaped like a rectangle, has a ice rink traversing along the entire bar top. Which is used to keep you Summit draft or any other of the local brews, nice and cool. The shrimp and spicy sausage crostini is a great and uniqiue appatizer. I had the pork chop which was great. Garlic Broccoli as a side was delicious as well. Service was good on a Wed night. Nice decor, interesting fururiture and color scheme.
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