Minnesota

Restaurants in Minnesota

Get your fill of udon or soba at Tanpopo, where steaming bowls of light, chewy noodles are not just affordable but a local favorite.

Neighborhood standout

Mission American Kitchen & Bar is best known for its American comfort food, though its plush seating, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant plating make for a comfortable, stylish ambiance.

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.

At this neighborhood favorite, Chef Lucia Watson creates a menu that debuts every Tuesday and concentrates on fresh local ingredients.

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.