Good stuff. I have been here several times and I always have good food and good service. I especially love coming here in the summer when I can sit on the patio.
Not a consistent experience.
The moral of this story is -- this place is not consistently good. I moved to Mpls aprox. 10 years ago and use to love this place! It was my all-time favorite. I still go there often hoping for that 1 in 10 chance that my food will be great. When it's great, it's a taste sensation! Too often my food is half-cooked, chips are stale, coffee is burnt, and the croissant? what happened? They use to be light and flaky and wonderful! Now I think they might be using pillsbury dough and throwing it together :( The deserts are overly sweet and kept on the shelves too long. I do still love the curried chix sandwich and the breakfast burrito. But that's about it. They do accomadate gluten free, vegans and veg-heads which is nice.
The service has about a 50/50 chance of being good. The owner is a jerk, unfortunately I have met him on several occaisions and these occaisions were never complaints. He's very pompous and doesn't treat the staff well. Parking is a pain. The place is loud but this doesn't really bother me. There is outdoor seating which is always nice.
Again, you could luck out and have a great experience. Just don't expect the next time will be the same experience.
Perpetual taste and presentation. I visited French Meadow Cafe on Lyndale on a Monday night with my family of 6. The staff was acommodating to our big group, and even let us change the reservation time with no hassle. The ambiance was great and the service was excellent! The food was colorful and hardy. I had the clam chowda and the three beat and pear salad which is always a favorite. The waitress was educated on the menu and her understanding of what the chef has prepared was spot on. The presentation and temperature of the plates were amazing and consistent throughout. The perpetual tastes of each dish was like no other. I will definitely be returning to French Meadow and will make sure that I recommend it to those around me!! I love the $5.00 wine.
Was holding hands with my man. Got sneered at by waiter.
Food was cold. Argued with us when we sent it back.
We walked...after demanding a refund.
no thanks. My boyfriend and I went out for coffee and hash browns today and decided to try out French Meadow. We split a big order of hash browns because the girl said it would be cheaper and just as much food. When they got to our table we couldn't believe that was the BIG order, they were waaay too crunch (and I normally like crunchy hash browns) and they were cold. The coffee was okay, not worth $2 for a mug though. I don't think I'll ever be going back here. But if you're looking for a place to feel like a pretentious hipster, this place is probably right for you
Have I died and gone to heaven?. this place is so great. its like someone crawled inside my head and said WHAT DO YOU LOVE and then put it all together under one roof. I went there for the first time, this weekend and ended up back there again 2 more times before i left. organic food, homemade bread, fresh brewed coffee, juice, pastries-everything i had was wonderful. i wish you were open where i live.
yum. i love this place better for their mornings and lunches,its a great place so sit and eat with friends
Disgusting food and BAD service. Came here on a Saturday morning. It was packed. There were toddlers running around and in between people?s legs. It was LOUD. You have to wait in line and order your food and drinks, pay. Then move over to another line to pick up your juice/coffee etc. Well that line was completely screwed up and no one made our drinks, I guess they were lost in limbo. Once we got our drinks you have to fight in a tiny space to get sugar packets and creamer. I suggest you use your elbows as weapons. Expect to be stepped and poked by children whose parents need to keep them on a tight leash. Once you find a dirty table sit down and wait. Our food runner walked aimlessly around the restaurant and outside holding our food before he spotted us. Our food was cold. I got some sort of vegetarian Cajun scrambled eggs, potatoes, and vegan sausage. Imagine wet cardboard, salt and something that resembled cough medicine. I will NEVER go back here again. If you do go, expect to over pay for bland/horrible food.
Fresh and Friendly. The food here is incredibly fresh, and the atmosphere is friendly. Almost anything you order is sure to please, but I would recommend their hummus wrap, breakfast quesadilla, and tomato basil soup. Their hemp bread is also a great item to bring home.
90% dinning experience were good!. I have been here for breakfast, dinner for many times including my Valentine's Day dinner. Mostly, the food and service were quite good. Just once, I waited my turkey sandwich for 30 minutes but was not heated as I wanted it to be. When it was sent back, the center was still cold. But most of the dinning experience were good, if you are organic food lover, it's a right place to go.
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