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St. Paul Restaurant before Concert

Looking to find a fun/nice restaurant for ourselves, twenty yr old daughter and her boyfriend before the Blake Shelton concert next week. Any recommendations?

Sep 06, 2013
beezbaby in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Restaurant Cru - Minneapolis

website is, though it just has a front page so far. No detail.

Restaurant Cru - Minneapolis

Had a chance to try it out on their 3rd night. The food was fantastic and price appropriately for the northern suburbs. Kept comparing it to the likes of Heartland, Restaurant Alma and 112 Eatery, so it tells you what company we at least thought it was in. That said, it is not surprising as the chef is from Heartland.

It is unique in that beside the Heartland-like, local organic fare, the restaurant also offers a crudo bar. We had the sea bass ceviche and it was quite good.

For dinner we had the Hunter's Plate (duck breast, venison sausage and a rabbit pie) and the scallops with foie gras. Both dishes were fabulous. For dessert we shared a strawberry buckle made with chevre and citrus. Again, fantastic

The restaurant is associated with a local wine shop that features small-scale wineries. They have brought in a number of those wines to the restaurant thus making an impressive wine cellar..

If this restaurant were in downtown Mpls, it would be receiving numerous accolades and attention. Finally, a restaurant in the northern part of town that is worth the drive.

MSP: Best of the Best

Heartland hands down. Local organic cuisine that is just fabulous. Just ate there last weekend and it was amazing. (2 people with bottle of wine $150)

112 eatery if you want something a bit more casual. Again, inventive creations that are great. (2 people with bottle of wine $100)

If you are into a really nice, but expensive dinner., you will not be disapointed with La Belle Vie. (2 people with bottle of wine $300)

Orlando Recommendations - Universal Studios Visit

My wife and 2 children are staying at Universal for a few days and have a vehicle. We are looking for a nice restaurant for just my wife and I as well as places for the family. We enjoy all food types. Currently we are booked for the Teppenyaki Tasting Menu at Tchoup but I am reading some horrible reviews for this place so we are reconsidering. Any help would be appreciated.

Jan 24, 2008
beezbaby in Florida