French >Vincent - A Restaurant
1100 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5540344.973006 -93.275584
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown West, Central
Excellent!. All I could say is they have a wonderful place and awesome foods.
Awesome food, great wine, excellent service – My fiance took me to Vincent to propose. We had the tasting menu with wine. The staff was great---especially our server, Jennifer. They played along with his plans for the proposal so that I didn't know it was coming. They were polite, and our water and wine glasses were never empty. The food was delightful, each course beautifully plated with well-balanced flavors and a great wine pairing. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and polite. Hopefully we can celebrate anniversaries with trips to Vincent!
Unpleasantly surprised – I have mixed feelings about Vincent. The first time my husband and I went there was when we had excellent service and food (coq au vin). About 6 months later we came back and had the total opposite. We waited for about 15 minutes to even get a menu. The waitress seemed "out of it", not friendly, engaging or helpful. We ordered wine which never showed up, in fact nothing showed up, not water, not bread, not anything! I don't know why the staff ignored us. The restaurant was busy but, I noticed many other patrons ordering and receiving things in a timely manner. We weren't rude to anyone, we just waited patiently until we couldn't take it anymore and then we left. As we were leaving the manager came over and said to us "you're leaving" in a surprised tone. I said to him very calmly "yes, you're staff seems to be too busy to serve us so we will go elsewhere". And you know what, he just let us walk out, with no apology or anything. I know some people who complain about the slightest thing at a restaurant just to see what they can get for free but, that was clearly not happening here! He didn't even need to offer us a free meal, just his assurance that he was sorry and would see that it wouldn't happen again might have made me feel better about the whole thing. I've considered giving them another chance because we did have a good experience once but, even in light of that I am extremely hesitant to go back and have not been back in over a year. I have such a bad taste (no pun intended) in my mouth from the last time. I really got the feeling from everyone from the hostess to the manager that they thought we didn't belong there for whatever reason and I'm not sure I want to belong there if that is how they treat customers........
Homophobic, rude. – My boyfriend and I went out to celebrate our tenth anniversary.
We had a decent dinner, and were enjoying a special night.
We were holding hands, and the chef took away our plates of food and told us to leave. We asked why and he told us that our kind was not welcome at Vincent.
We did nothing other than subtley hold hands and talk... things that other couples were doing in house-yet he was kind and engaging to them.
It was horrible.
Insult to injury happened when we were presented a bill even though the chef took away our food.
We refused to pay for a meal we were not allowed to finish.
We left being called anti-gay derogatory names.
I have heard the guy was pretty mean, but this is of a way different light.
Perhaps he does not know that discriminating against Gay couples is against the law.
He will soon find out.
We called our friend Chef Anthony Bourdain (a friend of the place and he was incredulous too-it was he that sent us there). We went for solid French cuisine.
We left feeling angry and quite upset.
Legal action is being worked on.
This guy is so wrong.
Great Place Awesome Tasting Menu – It was our anniversary and we wanted someplace special. We have walked by this place and always wanted to eat there.
We have recently said, its been a long time since we have had a meal that made you say "WOW" That was awesome. Vincent provided it.
We opted for the tasting menu along with the Wine pairing. We figure the Wine pairing was less expensive than the one bottle of wine we were going to order.
They did nice pours and never were out of wine.
Vincent himself stopped by the table and was very gracious.
The food was awesome.
Vincent, if your reading.. Loved your restaurant and your food.. one suggestion.. loose the curtains.. Good luck on the Triathlon!
Vincent "NOT A Restaurant" – My husband and I have been to ?Vincent ? A Restaurant? twice ? once together and another time with my sister and brother-in-law. Both were horrible experiences and we?ll never eat there again.
We go to many fine dining restaurants and the first time we went to ?Vincent?, my husband surprised me on Valentine?s Day. Although I don?t remember everything, the waiter was just ok. We ordered scallops for an appetizer and they were fishy and sandy ? not at all up to a fine dining experience. Our dinner was just ok, and everything was overpriced and unmemorable.
The second time the four of us went to ?Vincent? was my sister?s birthday and we were there for lunch. The wait staff seemed snooty to us and uncaring. My brother-in-law was the only one who ordered the steak salad. He had felt fine before eating and just hours after was sick for about 2 days. What was supposed to be a nice birthday dinner for my sister ended in disaster.
We don?t recommend this restaurant to anyone! It has a cold, austere feeling despite the minimalist appearance. The food is average to sub-par, and the staff is unfriendly.
If you want a nice dining experience with great food, don?t waste your time and $$ here. Instead, go to Palomino or Kincaids.
Excellent Service – I went with some business associates on a Tuesday night. We didn't have reservations but they weren't busy and could easily accomodate us. Our server was very good. She managed to be there when we needed her but she was not intrusive. The food was good but not great. Starters were well received. The mushroom rissotto is enough to get me back. Two of us at the table ordered the rissotto and after the first bite neither said much until the plate was empty. Two others had theScallop Starter and raved which prompted me to order it as my entree. Things went a little wrong after that. My scallops could have been warmer but I didn't send them back. One person at the table stated there was so much going on with his walleye dish that he wasn't sure he ever tasted the walleye or could say for certain that it was walleye on the plate. I didn't have dessert but did taste one of the specials, a passion fruit sorbet. It was so good, I'm thinking about going just for dessert. I do recommend Vincent - A Restaurant. The Starters were amazing and I want to try other things on their menu. We were never hurried and all enjoyed the evening.
French comfort food – Vincent is a great guy. He's like his food mellow without pretense and dedicated to making you happy. Vincent's isn't fancy French food, it is about the food the French eat. Sometimes at home, competent, swayed toward Alsace and it is what it is. It is a great bar, you'll find fine food, service and drinks there. The bread and butter are super. It is a nice night out and a major winner for first dates.
Wonderful dining experience – My husband made us reservations here for our first Valentine's Day as husband and wife. We were not disappointed! They had valet service that took care of the parking problem and checked my coat once we got inside.
They promptly got our drink orders (nice wine list) and brought out some french bread. We ordered the escargot appetizer and fell in love with it. It had a nice buttery garlic sauce that was not too overpowering, yet gave it a lot of great flavor!
For our main dishes I can't remember exactly what they were called (should have written this review sooner!) but I had a fish entree. The sauce it was in was outstanding! I would have licked my plate clean had I been at home! I definitely cleaned my plate! And my husband had a chicken dish. He said it was cooked properly and not over done, however the flavor wasn't something he would order again. Must just not have been his taste.
We finished up w/ the 3 cream dessert. This was delicious as well.
All in all, service was great, considering we were there on a very busy night, the place was packed! We would go there again!
Wonderful food, service, atmosphere – My recent expierence at Vincent was amazing at worst. The atmosphere is simple and lovely - so exquisitely french. The wait staff was extremely knowledgable and helpful in making our wine selections. The food was simply delectable (I had the braised wild boar ). Don't leave without trying the chocolate cake that is currently on the menu with a glass of port wine. Vincent came out to greet my date and I, and we have nothing but his praises to sing. I have had plenty of expieriences dining in France, and this was very reminiscent of those expieriences with a little twist and dash of character compliments of Vincent himself.
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