Minneapolis is a vibrant city filled with many things to do and lots of delicious places to eat. Like any city, there are some restaurants that are absolutely amazing. Here’s a list of 5 of the top restaurants in Minneapolis, Minnesota made by a local.

Butcher & The Boar

Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Location: 1121 Hennepin Avenue

One of the best restaurants in the city, Butcher & The Boar is top notch when it comes to food and service. The food is out of this world- you can truly tell that the chefs are of the highest caliber and put care into the food that they make. The atmosphere here is great, especially in the summer when you can sit outside in the beer garden. The only this is that you should expect to get a hefty bill at the end of your meal. This is a great spot to go to on a special occasion.

George & The Dragon

Type of cuisine: Pub

Location: 813 W 50th Street

George & The Dragon is a pub that serves both American and British pub staples. The waitstaff here are extremely friendly and on top of things, always making sure that your glasses are filled with water and that you’re getting the proper attention. The food is incredible. No matter what you order it will be delicious. The vibe in the restaurant is friendly and casual. There’s even a bookshelf where children can pick a book from to read during their meal!  

Lotus Restaurant

Type of cuisine: Vietnamese

Location: 113 W Grant Street

When looking for Vietnamese food there is no better place to go in Minneapolis than Lotus Restaurant. No matter what you get here- it’s delicious! Whether you get a classic like pad thai or something different like the cream cheese wontons there is no doubt that you will leave satisfied. It should also be noted that the waitstaff is incredibly helpful and friendly!

Brasa Rotisserie

Type of cuisine: Southern, Caribbean

Location: 600 E Hennepin Avenue

You might be very much in the north but it’ll feel like you’re down south when eating at Brasa Rotisserie. Everything is cooked fresh, right of the grill and made with love like true southern food. The service is great, with all the food being brought out quickly. Another great thing about this restaurant is that you won’t break the bank eating here.

Bar La Grassa

Type of cuisine: Italian

Location: 800 Washington Avenue North

There’s no better place to get Italian in Minneapolis than Bar La Grassa. You can really tell that the restaurant wants you to have a great and special experience while eating there as they give you a small bowl of white beans and pickled veggies as an appetizer for free upon your arrival. Everything here is delicious. Simply put, it’s the best Italian in the city.