Minneapolis Dining

Minneapolis is renowned for its restaurants, ethnic or American. It could take weeks to sample just a part of what it has to offer. Combining worldly sophistication, local charm and hot new trends, Minneapolis has a culinary surprise around every corner and around the clock. Stroll around downtown to take your pick of sidewalk cafes. Or head into Minneapolis neighborhoods to sample quaint bistros. Drive down Nicollet Avenue's "Eat Street" to sample extraordinary ethnic variety.

Some of the best food experiences are to be found in one of the following places:

Manny's Steakhouse
1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
+1 612 339 9900
This appealing steakhouse, reminiscent of an old-fashioned men's club, serves USDA-certified, dry-aged beef and does so in portions that are certain to demand a doggie-bag. The menu changes daily but often features mouth-watering porterhouses and New York strips, along with lemon-pepper chicken, shrimp, salmon, tuna, and veal, lamb, and pork chops.

Oceanaire Seafood Room
1300 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
+1 612 333 2277
The Oceanaire is a '50s kind of place in the best sense -comfortable booths, Tommy Dorsey tunes, relish trays, informed waiters, and a bar with eight different kinds of oysters. The menu changes daily, and skilled preparations allow fresh flavors to shine through. Seafood dishes often reflect regional preferences, and you can be assured of perfect cooking. Service is exquisite, and huge portions are easily shared (you can also get a half-order). Reservations are required.

Ichiban Japanese Steak House
1333 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
+1 612 339 0540
Ichiban Japanese Steak House has been open in Minneapolis since 1979. The beautiful, pagoda-style building invites customers to a comfortable indoor garden atmosphere with a waterfall and stream. Dress attire ranges from jeans to suits.

Buca di Beppo
1204 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
+1 612 288 0138
Fresh sushi, light and crispy tempura, and a variety of noodle dishes draw raves from the regulars at this well-liked Japanese restaurant. The "Teppan Yaki" room even makes this a popular choice for Japanese steak house fans.

Lake Harriet Pizza
5009 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
+1 612 920 7717
Pizza with a full-bodied flavor to it, caused by a very special pizza sauce! One of only a few places that have good sauce; it's their trademark, try it and you will come back.