Good cuisine, but it's a little noisy.
cross the street.
Made the mistake of eating at Saffron two days earlier so the misses here were magnified.
Indifferent service with server who didn't seem to care about our meal, overcooked lamb, pork with port and cherry overseasoned to the point of hiding what protein it was. After reading rave reviews we were so utterly disappointed--maybe they are just coasting on their reputation. At Saffron the service was great, the food utterly amazing. We have no reason to ever cross 3rd street again.
Great atmosphere. Best food I've had in the Twin Cities. I've never been disapointed with the food. We had dinner for two: appetizer, two entrees, dessert and a bottle of wine for $90. It's a bit more expensive, but totally worth it.
Quaint place with remarkable food.
It has average staff.
The brilliantly huge steak tartare is a must share. I would like to be drowned in a giant vat of their tres leche cake. excellenton selections all around and one of the best gourmet burgers in town!
Some good some bad.
I really do like this restaurant. My only issue is that some of the dishes are hit or miss. We went there and enjoyed some of it immensely and well some of the dishes I could have done without.
The staff was friendly and the place was welcoming so I think I'll head back here again sometime and give it a second chance.
This place is known among many cooks in the Twin Cities to be the "it spot" for a nice melange of tapas style dishes.
Our table of six came in and we were essentially ignored.
We waited for over a half an hour for our drink orders to be taken.
The waitress told us that we "HAD to order food too, this is not a TGI Fridays."
We were very hungry and had questions about several items.
We were ignored repeatedly when we wanted to get food.
Finally when our rude server came to the table we asked if we could please order, and she told us the kitchen was closing.
We must have tried over 10 times to order, yet it seemed that she could care less about taking an order, or serving bread or even being nice.
All we got were rolled eyes, condescension, and a rush to leave.
The Chefs from my restaurant were absolutely appaled.
We demanded to see Isaac. Three of our cooks had a great working relationship with him.
When push came to shove the waitress said firmly "No! she was not going to get him and to leave now."
All we did was come in and want a meal-together as one of our cooks was going to leave La Belle Vie.
That did not stand with us so we called Issac on a cell phone.
To his merit he came out and immediately assured us we were going to eat.
Our waitress literally glared at us in utter contempt.
She brought out our food slammed it on the table and then left us sitting there....no water refills, no offers of any beverage....nothing.
We called Issac again and told him how we were being treated, and he comped the meal including beverages, and on top of that bought another round.
By then our waitress was seething with anger.
We finally called her out wondering why she was so hostile, when we just wanted to eat.
She told us she was sick of a-hole chefs and could we just #%$ing leave.
We did. In fact we tipped her .01 for her top notch service. With a note on manners.
Had she been kind we were prepared to tip her very very very well.
We usually do 50% for servers that rule.
This one got what she was worth.
She single handedly angered our entire bevy of chefs.
It's too bad. We used to send a lot of business their way.
Not anymore. Not worth the treatment.
Although Issac did what he could there simply is no excuse for anything like this in a restaurant.
Even an overworked waitress at a late night Denny's has more matters than the miscreant we encountered
The server in question was fired we hear. Yet the experience was so disheartening that we will never ever set foot in there again.
112 . . . for those in the know.
Alright, I just reviewed the reviews for 112 Eatery and urge everyone out there to ignore the bad reviews. I've eaten at 112 for years and having just moved to Chicago a little less than a year ago am arriving in town soon and the first thing that I am going to do is take the train from the airport, rush to 112, and promptly order a glass of wine and some steak tartare.
Allow me to point out a couple of points to the disgruntled: 1) You cannot complain about the food, no way, no how. This is the place that chefs, cook, and servers eat when they get off their shifts. 2) Get over your suburban, entitled attitude that the server is their to entertain you. They are certainly not. They are there to quickly and efficiently serve you food and drink. 3) It is not, I repeat, not normal to expect something free on your birthday. 4) No you cannot get a reservation at 7. It clogs up that table for the restaurant because they could have seated it at 6 and again at 8 instead of having you roll in at 7, a perfectly normal dinner hour if your staying in.
Go to 112. Go to 112. Go to 112.
Best restaurant in Minneapolis.
Having lived in Minneapolis for going on six years now, I had just about given up on finding a truly outstanding restaurant. But my dining experience this evening at 112 Eatery finally delivered. It was one of the best meals I've ever had anywhere. I could go back again tomorrow and the next night, etc.
The place didn't disappoint on any level - service was impeccable; both martinis were delicious; and every one of the menu offerings that we tried were outstanding. It was clear the chef has a gift that you don't find often.
All I can say is...I hope they are open on Sundays because I want to go back tomorrow - and - to the chef... please don't leave us for a better offer elsewhere. I finally have a restaurant I can truly love here in the TC.
Horror Story. I called this restaurant two months ahead of time (the maximum time allowed) and asked to reserve a table for my college graduation dinner (My parents and and girlfriend's family were meeting for the first time). The restaurant gladly accepted my reservation. One week before graduation I called the restaurant to confirm my reservation, because they never called to confirm. Not only did they not have my reservation, but they refused to believe that it was their fault. "Well, for an order that size it would have been one of our managers in charge and I don't think we would have made that mistake." Really? They acted as though I was trying to sneak into a restaurant that I had reserved 2 months ahead of time. I understand that they are full now, but when a restaurant makes a mistake that messes up the client's graduation dinner they should at least apologize profusely and try to work something out. I am extremely upset and now have to scramble to find another restaurant that can serve 11 people in downtown Minneapolis on a Saturday evening. Honestly the food is probably good, but I wouldn't know, I only know that they have snooty management.
Wow!. The May outing of our dinner-of-the-month group of friends went down as everyone's all time favorite. Everyone kept on insisting that everyone else try their dishes, because everyone was so impressed with the flavors, and it was hard to decided which dish was the best regardless of price level. Whether it was the $9 cheeseburger or the $28 steak, everything was executed perfectly and very creatively. Even the french fries were incredible. LIttle surprises everywhere; olives served before the meal tasted of anise, while the bread had a hint of popcorn (not sure how that would be done, but it was very good). The Tagliatelle with Foie Gras Meatballs deserves all the raves it gets in other reviews. The Gnocchi are more perfect than at just about any Italian restaurant in the Twin Cities. Desserts were excellent too (and we usually don't bother with desserts, but assumed the excellence would continue and we were right). The wine list included some good selections by the glass but may have been a bit pricier than elsewhere, although you get a nice healthy pour. Everyone in our party said they want to come back, because there were more items on the menu that we didn't get to try that sounded just as wonderful.
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