Minneapolis/St. Paul

Restaurants in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these MinneapolisSt. Paul restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best MinneapolisSt. Paul restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in MinneapolisSt. Paul to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best MinneapolisSt. Paul restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in MinneapolisSt. Paul.

Inside downtown Minneapolis’ ziggurat-inspired (1930) Ivy Tower, Porter & Frye offers a contemporary take on Midwestern fare. The Hotel Ivy’s upscale restaurant boasts exposed ductwork, dark wood furniture and curved booths accented with bright orange fabric.

Located at the crossing of Hennepin and Lake in Uptown Minneapolis, Chino Latino serves spicy "street food from the hot zones," from the jerk chicken skewers of Jamaica to the coconut shrimp curry of Thailand.

Located downtown in the Graves 601 hotel, the restaurant is known for its New American fare and award-winning wine list.

The mom-and-pop restaurant serves the town's best burgers, fries, and malteds.

Joe's Garage, an American food joint across the street from Loring Park on Harmon Place, has the gritty design touches you might expect with that name: stainless steel accents, bare cement floors, and exterior brick walls that, in places, look blasted so the dining room windows offer a view of th

Located in the downtown theater district, Solera offers authentic Spanish fare from Mexico City-born chef Jorge Guzman. Patrons choose from a variety of dining spaces, including a lounge, a main dining room, and a tapas bar overlooking the kitchen.

High-rollers can sip $750-a-pour, circa-1949 Macallan Scotch at this white-tablecloth hotel bar/grill. Located in downtown's century-old St. Paul Hotel overlooking Rice Park, the restaurant has a classic American menu that's heavy on prime steaks and thick-cut chops.

Neighborhood standout

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. Urban chic combines with south-of-the-border style in Masa's sophisticated dining space, featuring the elegance of fabric screens and hand-blown glass fixtures alongside brightly colored sketches of beautiful Mexicans.