1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540344.968436 -93.288541
Lunch daily 11:30am-2pm. Dinner Tue-Wed 5:30pm-9pm; Thu 5:30pm-10pm; Fri-Dat 5:30pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Calhoun Isles, Lowry Hill
Odd ambiance, Fab food, Quick and Knowledgable Service – The restaurant is a little odd...cafeteria-style chairs, long narrow room, pretty noisy--but a wall of windows over looking the cathedral. We got drinks quickly at the bar, and our server was AWESOME. She was very attentive to our large group, and made helpful suggestions on wine, cocktails and food. The potstickers and ahi tuna appetizers were amazing. The duck was very good, and the lobster rissoto was incredible! We all left fat and happy!
Stunning city views and exciting Asian-inspired fare draws a cultural crowd to Wolfgang Puck's latest in the Walker Art Center. – In Short
Modern art meets five-star cuisine within this casually elegant space on the second level of the Walker Art Center's recent expansion. A wall of windows offers skyline views of Minneapolis to diners while the minimalist black-and-white decor sets off Puck's striking culinary creations. An upscale, well-dressed crowd feasts mannerly on everything from pot stickers to house-smoked salmon and grilled steak, before heading off to view the renowned contemporary museum's galleries.
Variety at a Price – I met a friend for brunch and arrived early to have an incredible view of Minneapolis at a window-side seat. A mimosa, bellini or orange juice were included in the rather hefty price. There was a nice variety of the usual egg dishes, waffles and sides with two specials thrown into the mix. They were nice to try, but I don't generally crave fish on a Sunday morning (or any morning for that matter). Good selection of desserts that go nicely with their excellent cup of bottomless coffee. Atmosphere was great, the weight staff was friendly and attentive. It's rather quiet so it may not be the place to share stories of the previous night's exploits. Great place to bring a friend from out of town; the good food and beautiful surroundings are a nice treat.
Food is as unique as the venue – Very small dining area with not much to look at unless you are in the window - although it doesn't matter when the food is this good. (Almost like sitting in an eat-in galley kitchen). Food has a great new new take on Asian flavors. Have had the miso salmon a couple of times which is excellent the first time, too salty the second. Try the beet and goat cheese salad/starter and don't miss the signature chocolate cube and cherry (Spoonbridge & Cherry dessert) -it's fabulous and beautiful. Great place to bring a group, with extremely attentive service.
Always a favorite! – 20.21 - although not the newest restaurant in town, is still a favorite! The food is ALWAYS amazing and the service is great! Go with a group or on a date! Always request to be by the windows if possible - the best table is the large round table right by the window - and the views of the city are best at night.
An easy match for NYC, High End dining experience – We had 6 travelled / sophisticated palates at dinner and all were very satisfied. Service was truly excellent with a visit from Chef Scott to round off a great wait staff. One of the best items was complimentary app from the kitchen, a stunner of a Sushi grade Tuna mixture encircled by a homemade peppered ice cream cone styled cracker wrap. For the most part we stayed with the very fresh fish, both Asian Styled and the fab Butter fish. The Short Ribs melted in your mouth, but not quite as flavorful as our friends at D'Amico's. Desserts, the chocolate cherry spoon and fruit tarts were also quite tasty.
A Horrid cafeteria looking closet – 20.21...All the hype and nothing to back it up. It was so awful to look at- initially, I thought this must not be the right place!? It looks like a tiny cafeteria in an art gallery, but without any artistic qualities. "You've got to be kidding Wolfgang! Stick with the pizza!" A 20 or 21 on an 100 point scale.
20.21 enhances the Twin Cities – I've been there for brunch and have already planned on attending again--for $25 it is one of the best brunches you can get in town, not to mention the great mimosas and peach bellinis. The food is consistently prepared using good quality ingredients with an asian focus--the chicken chinois salad is fabulous and freshly prepared. It's also a signature item. If you're looking for comfortable chairs (which shouldn't be the first and foremost concern for any foodie), this isn't your place--but there isn't a bad view in the house. Window table or not, the setting is intimate and the service is splendid. I don't try places twice unless they are great the first time around--this place only makes the Twin Cities look better in a time when chain restaurants are ruining the restaurant scene.
Well worth trying for a special treat – My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience at 20.21. The food was delicious (try the butterfish!) and the service was excellent. Our waitress was extremely attentive. We were a little early for our reservation and much to my surprise they seated us right away. The tables and chairs, and the ambience in general, was okay, but not bad (it's a little crowded, the decor is sparse), but that was completely ignored when the food started to come. Everything I put in my mouth, including the water - seriously, was top-notch. It's an expensive treat, but totally worth it.
I guess...I wouldn't know... – I thought that this would be a great place to spend our Valentines Day (considering I am out of town the following week). Upon our arrival we were immediately greeted which was the highlight of the experience. I had made a reservation in advance to be seated next to the window. When I asked if this request had been met, the Maitre'd responded that they cannot accommodate such requests and that "these tables are to accommodate for those that have a party of four". The chairs felt similar to a high school cafeteria. I stepped away and once again politely asked if we could be seated at the table behind us which was not being used. She responded "We're sorry but we cannot do that for you". I responded by leaving. To those that expect service, please look elsewhere.
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