go back to learn the real frensh cuisine. our anniverssery was yesterday 09/16/2006 . we choose this romantic place like some said ,"vincent restaurant" in the center of minneapolis downtown. the first they had no hostess by the door welcoming us ,we had to go the stand ,and for first time visitor ,"you job to look for her or him to set you ". after that we wait in the table for about 15 minnute for the wittress to take the order from ;but we didn't mind because we were excepecting the exelent frensh cuisine .and worse come when the food show up ,relly it has nothing to do with frensh cuisine ,after when we left ,i relise that people pay$$$$$$ for the word of french cuisine not for food of french cuisine.my suggestions to the chef ,as someone who been in lot of places in france and eat in a lot of places their ,you need to go learn more about french cuisine as well as moroccan cuisine"on your way" .not worthy at all.
Elegance without the attitude.
We gathered several couples to revisit a recent cruise experience on a premium cruise line. Vincent's quickly made us forget the wonderful vactation as we entrusted the server to bring us the wine flights and appropriate pairings. we were not disappointed. My wife and I personally extended our thanks to the chefs by taking a brief tour to the kitchen. They were professional, humble and quiet in there appreciation while confident, creative and expert in the cuisine delivered.
They will whisk you away for an awesome dining experience while never leaving Minnesota.
A sophisticated restaurant run by a personable, talented French chef who attracts the in crowd..
Stylish simplicity (dark wood, white linens) graces this downtown space, located on Nicollet Mall across from Orchestra Hall. Beautiful people pack the place for dinner, often creating lags in service. But at lunchtime, the place is sunny and subdued. With his name on the line, Chef Vincent Francoual is proud of what he prepares. Appetizers include a carpaccio of red beets with creamy goat cheese. Vincent's superb way with fish includes a fennel seed-crusted salmon.
The Best in French food in Minnesota!. A Great time-- very well crafted dishes and a nice waitstaff-- these people are on top of their game-- great traditional Classic Frenchie food!
Not Fantastic. Maybe my expectations were too high but I recently ate at the bar with my girlfriend on a Friday night. Bartender was as attentive as he could have been but it seemed as if he had to service the whole bar area including the tables. Spanish Sketches were really good, bread was fair. The fries are good but not one of the tops in the cities as their reputation states. Burger was average, was not to keen on the sauce/mayo that was on it. Will probably give it another try. Maybe in the restaraunt area. Nice place though
Dissapointing (10/21/05). I've dined at Vincent on at least 5 occasions in the past 2 years for personal and business dining experiences and I've been delighted. It saddens me to report that we dined there last night (10/21/05) and we were extremely dissapointed. We encounted an unfriendly hostess (no greetings before or after dinner, no coat check) and over-cooked, unremarkable food. My grouper was a dissapointment as was my husband's choice, the pork filet- both overcooked and nothing special. An order of fried chickpeas proved to be actually inedible (saltless, pasty starch sticks?). On the bright side, the bread, squash soup, wine and desserts were excellent. However, for the cost of the experience ($180 for 2, including wine) I expect someone to hang up my coat AND present me with an outstanding entree. Maybe Vincent took the night off? Sadly, we will not return and are crossing Vincent off our 'favorites' list.
ooooolala! NOT. this is NOT the same restaurant we loved....service was off from the start (9/15/06)begiining with the curt and very young woman at the front;she seemed really stressed and unwelcoming -barely greeted us-and the French guy (not Vincent) had way too much attitude. the ONLY familiar face was the always happy bartender...there are too many other options in town now to drop this kind of cash. it was late enough that we thought we'd have a great experience, but no luck.
Great lunch restaurant!. We held a going-away lunch for a co-worker here and we were all very impressed with the restaurant. The food was excellent was a good value for the price. Our service was average, but the waitress was extremely busy and did the best that she could. I will definitely return to Vincent and would recommend it to others.
Won't Give It aAnother Try. Snooty service, not enough food for the price. Cornish hen and duck were so over done. My husband sent the game hen back--we noticed another table had to do the same. We had to flag down the waitress for another round of drinks--and she admitted to not being busy. She did not have any knowledge of the beer selection nor did she know her wines. We sat with dirty drink glasses and dirty dishes at our table for at least 15 minutes. I observed her resetting open tables for more guests while we sat with a dirty table. Our waitress didn't offer coffee after the meal even though we did order dessert. The desserts are good and so is the bread that is offered. This is an expensive restaurant and we will not be going back--definitely not worth the money!
always a good performance. we visit every 2-4 weeks and this place never misses; if you have questions about the wines, ask the sommelier or the manager they are VERY knowledgeable and pleasant frequent menu changes keep us comin' back for more...MPLS has so few places worth a regular trip, but this is one of them!
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