5601 W 78th St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5543944.860530 -93.354340
Sun 10:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm
Great brunch – I love brunch. To me it is the best meal ever created. So when I can get my butt up out of bed early enough to get it I love to go to this place. The food is excellent. The best time to go is in Spring or Summer when you can sit outside and leisurely sip on your sangria between trips to the buffet. Service was outstanding, probably the best I've had at a buffet/bruch ever.
great ambience, service and food – I went to La Fougasse restaurant with my husband and 3 year old son. Usually I am very picky about the place I eat at....
La Fougasse lived up to its glamour of being a wonderful restaurant at Hotel Sofitel. My 3 yr old son, Jim (husband) and I had a wonderful dining experience. The Whole Fish on their menu was the best I ever experience. Service was efficient, and non-intrusive. Jim and I loved it and surely will go back often.
Poor Experience at Valentine's Day – Since my last visit at La Fougasse, the quality of service and of food have deteriorated considerably. While the last visit at Valentine's Day was memorable, I had ventured to return to La Fougasse in good faith. I had been thoroughly disappointed as the lamb entree and dessert were both bland and the staff inattentive to the point of forgetting an order and fail to refill the water glasses. I expect more when I pay for their price. For special occasions or any other occasions, I will choose to dine at the many other wonderful restaurants in the Twin Cities as it is a sure way to lose client interest and business when they are this inconsistent.
French Provincial decor and fabulous, unfussy French fare at this underrated gem at the Hotel Sofitel. – In Short
The curving dining room features funky lamps, mosaic tile, harlequin-checked banquettes, see-through fireplaces and bright Provencal-inspired colors. A sophisticated older crowd is well-dressed, well-mannered and well-off. The French menu, like the decor, doesn't take itself too seriously. Meals commence with two warm, pretzel-like loaves of "fougasse." Flavor-packed and simply satisfying entrees like pastry-wrapped roasted lamb sauced with black-olive tapenade, or seared potato-crusted tuna medallions, arrive artistically arranged on geometric-shaped platters.
Good Food... Good Location... Good Decor – When you walk in you'll love it. It's bright and has a modern feel. I was bringing my boyfirend here as a surprise since it was listed as being a romantic place to go. I even asked for the Terrace, since it was suggested. I liked it, he didn't cause the terrace is baically right off the parking lot. There was no view. Next time we'll probably sit inside. The presentation of the food was great and it tasted great!!! One thing though our server sucked!!!! Big time. Her name was TG. If you get her I would ask the host for a different server. She made it to our table 3 times. Once to say Hello can I get you a drink. Second time to bring the bottle of wine and take our order. The third time was to deliver the food. We sat and waited for 15 minutes after eating and finally went in to ask the hostess to bring us the bill. I think I would be saying I loved the place if we had better service. The girl wasn't even busy we saw her inside standing around the majority of the time. Other then that I liked it!!
You should go, its good and unique!!!!!
a french marvel – my husband, and a few of our friends and i went out to celebrate my birthday a few weeks ago and had the best experience! i had heard a little about the sofitel, but i would have never expected it to be so beautiful! our server William was kind and informative. he was very helpful in suggesting a wonderful "tasting tree" of mini appetizers to share, and the seabass was phenominal.. i would recommend this to anyone! unparalleled service and food! 10 out of 10
Great experience – My husband and I went there for our anniversary. It was an amazing experience. We sat by the fire side...warm and romantic....Sunil was nice enough to serve some champagne on the house and our server (I think her name was Amanda) was friendly, helpful and professional!
Overall, a great experience!!
Unremarkable. – After reading the other reviews, I was excited to be dining here. However, when we walked in at 7/730 on a Saturday night, the dining room was empty but for about two other tables. While the decor and food and server was nice, there was nothing notable about our dining experience to make me want to return or recommend this spot to others. Maybe it was an off night ...
Wonderful experience – The Restaurant General Manager (Sunil) offered us a table for 4 next to the fireplace. It was so thoughtful of him to do this as it was our 12th wedding anniversary. This set the mood for the rest of the evening. The food was unique, well presented and tasty. The waiter (Martin) couldn't have been more generous and kind. He anticipated our needs and fulfilled them with a smile! I will go back for the rest of our lives.
Excellent place for groups and individuals – I wrote a review about La Fougasse last year. Last time I went with my group and this time I went alone. The restaurant has only improved. I was even offered a newspaper since I was alone. Where will you find attention to detail like this? MUST GO! I have visited La Fougasse about seven times since my previous review and it sure is a shining star.
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