2016 Business Events Dining Guide

Twin Cities-area restaurants offer a range of cuisine and ambience for company meetings, parties and special events.
2016 Business Events Dining Guide


Amore Uptown
1601 W Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-823-0250 | amoreuptown.com

Contact: Doug McNicoll (owner) | Private room in wine cellar seats up to 60, private room in boutique seats up to 50
Cuisine: Italian classics from scratch

Atlas Grill & Clubroom
200 S 6th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-332-4200 | atlasgrill.com

Contact: Kenneth Cole (director of catering and sales) | Private dining and reception-style events from 10 to 300 guests
Cuisine: Mediterranean-influenced cuisine featuring fire-roasted meats and seafood

88 S 6th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-656-3255 | bankmpls.com

Contact: Julie St. Aubin (catering sales manager) | Five private dining rooms varied in size (the largest seats up to 20 people) converted from former executive offices
Cuisine: Modern American cuisine

Barrio Tequila Bar
925 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-333-9953 | barriotequila.com

Contact: Joe Ormiston (general manager) | Private mezzanine seats up to 40 or serves 50 for receptions
Cuisine: Latin American-inspired small plates with an expansive tequila list

Basil’s Restaurant
710 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-376-7404 | basilsminneapolis.com

Contact: Leon D’Mello (restaurant manager) | Semi-private dining rooms accommodate up to 40 people
Cuisine: Traditional and unique American dishes

Black Forest Inn
1 E 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-872-0812 | blackforestinnmpls.com

Contact: Erica Christ (manager) | Adjacent Festsaal space serves up to 100
Cuisine: Authentic German and European fare

Bombay Bistro
820 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-312-2800 | bombaybistromn.com

Contact: Ajay Mehta (owner) | Private rooms can accommodate up to 155 people
Cuisine: Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and Italian food for special events

Brit’s Pub
1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-332-1442 | britspub.com

Contact: Ann Mortensen Koski (event sales and coordination) | Long room seats up to 60, clubhouse serves up to 150, rooftop bowling green serves up to 500, veranda overlooking green accommodates up to 200
Cuisine: Traditional pub fare and more

Bryant-Lake Bowl
810 W Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-825-3737 | bryantlakebowl.com

Contact: David Robinson or Ryan Marple | Cabaret Theater holds up to 90, bowling lanes hold 60
Cuisine: American cuisine sourced from sustainable farms

Buca di Beppo
1204 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-288-0138 | bucadibeppo.com

Contact: Brooke Beise (manager) | Five rooms hold up to 40 people each—one serves up to 50
Cuisine: Authentic Italian cuisine in a vintage setting

Cafe Lurcat
1624 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-486-5500 | cafelurcat.com

Contact: Michelle Jensen (general manager) | Private dining room seats 50 and the mezzanine seats 30
Cuisine: An updated version of the classic American fish and chop house

The Capital Grille
801 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-692-9000 | thecapitalgrille.com

Contact: Diane Forsberg (sales and marketing manager) | Private wine room serves 18-20 guests; upper-level Dunwoody area serves up to 45
Cuisine: Fine dining featuring dry-aged steaks and seafood

Chino Latino
2916 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-824-7878 | chinolatino.com

Contact: Annie Halloran (sales and event coordinator) | Private room serves up to 60 seated or 75 for receptions; semi-private dining for up to 125 people
Cuisine: Street-food-style dishes from equatorial countries

601 1st Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-312-1168 | loewshotels.com

Contact: David Griffin (sales and marketing director) | Private dining room seats up to eight guests
Cuisine: Creative American food

825 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-332-1133 | craveminneapolis.com

Contact: Group sales manager | Multiple private dining and semi-private dining spaces as well as full buyouts
Cuisine: Wood-oven pizzas, roasted meat, sushi, pasta

Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-332-1010 | dakotacooks.com

Contact: Joe Doermann (event coordinator) | Two private dining rooms seat up to 30 each; mezzanine seats up to 66
Cuisine: American cuisine featuring locally and sustainably sourced ingredients

The Dining Studio/Create
1121 Jackson St. NE, Studio 145, Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-331-3310 | createcaters.com

Contact: Nicky Metchnek (events director) | Private restaurant with space for up to 90 for sit-down meals and up to 125 for cocktail parties
Cuisine: Cuisine focused on local, seasonal, organic and sustainable ingredients

The Draft Horse
117 14th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-208-1476 | thedrafthorsempls.com

Contact: General manager Restaurant holds up to 125
Cuisine: Locally-sourced comfort food that includes brick chicken, beef short ribs

Elsie’s Restaurant
729 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-378-9701 | elsies.com

Contact: Dawn Swart (event planner) Banquet room with seating for up to 150 with a private bar
Cuisine: Casual, homestyle Italian; breakfast, formal or plated dinners

Erte & the Peacock Lounge
323 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-623-4211 | ertedining.com

Contact: Patte Kraske (owner) | Private room seats up to 22 people
Cuisine: Bohemian-chic steakhouse

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
31 S 7th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-216-3473 | firelakerestaurant.com

Contact: Kristin Holt (general manager) | Private dining with seating for up to 40
Cuisine: American fare: wood-fired rotisserie and hardwood-grilled dishes using local ingredients

Fuji Ya
600 W Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-871-4055 | fujiyasushi.com

Contact: Richard Inthisone (general manager) | Three private zashiki rooms that serve up to 20 people; St. Paul location also has a zashiki room that seats up to six
Cuisine: Sushi, traditional Japanese food

Ginger Hop


201 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-746-0304 | www.gingerhop.com

Step into Ginger Hop and be welcomed by a friendly face, waving punkah fans and delicious, exotic aromas. At Ginger Hop your group of up to forty can be seated privately where you can enjoy classic Asian cuisine along with new “East meets Northeast” creations.
Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Gluek’s Restaurant & Bar
16 N 6th St. Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-338-6621 | glueks.com

Contact: Donna Fyten (event coordinator) | Banquet room seats up to 60 people; beer garden available for groups up to 50
Cuisine: American with a German flair; steaks, burgers, walleye and more

Grand Cafe
3804 Grand Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
612-822-8260 | grandcafempls.com

Contact: Mary Hunter (owner) | Offers both private and semi-private dining spaces
Cuisine: Locally sourced ingredients for chef-driven Euro-American cuisine

J. D. Hoyt’s
301 Washington Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-338-1560 | jdhoyts.com

Contact: Pat Montague (owner and general manager) | Private room for parties up to 32
Cuisine: Steakhouse featuring charcoal- and hickory-smoked dishes

Jax Cafe
1928 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-789-7297 | jaxcafe.com

Contact: Karen Scher (banquet coordinator) | Five rooms that can serve from 25 up to 300
Cuisine: Old-style supper club serving steaks, chops, fish and seafood

Kafe 421
421 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-623-4900 | kafe421.com

Contact: Georgia Sander, Antigoni Sander, Loren Moe (catering manager) | Private rooms serve up to 50 people
Cuisine: Mediterranean-influenced American food

Kieran’s Irish Pub
85 N 6th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-339-4499 | kierans.com

Contact: Whitney Gale (event coordinator) | The Titanic Lounge can seat up to 80 or serve up to 150 for receptions; Poet’s Corner can seat up to 40 or serve 60 for receptions
Cuisine: Traditional Irish pub dishes including wee plates, sandwiches, salads and seasonal specialties

The Local
931 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-904-1000 | the-local.com

Contact: Jessica Dill (event coordinator) | The Hollow, Choir and Sanctuary rooms available for private parties for groups of up to 80 people
Cuisine: American food with an Irish twist

Loring Pasta Bar
327 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-378-4849 | loringpastabar.com

Contact: Liz Nahm (manager) | West Mezzanine seats 80; Red Room seats 70
Cuisine: Varied, eclectic American-Italian food

Lumber Exchange Event Center


Lumber Exchange Building
Suite 111, 10 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-843-2575 | www.lxmpls.com

The Lumber Exchange Event Center is Minneapolis’ most versatile venue. Where we have hosted the Twin Cities’ greatest events; The Fountain Room, The Exchange & Alibi Lounge, and The Pourhouse. With our newly expanded event venues we are able to host parties for 10 – 1000 guests. For any occasion, our professional team ensures a great experience!
Cuisine: In-house kitchen with standard & custom menu options

Manny’s Steakhouse
825 Marquette Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-339-9900 | mannyssteakhouse.com

Contact: Dave Wilson (general manager) | Molli O’Rourke (director of sales and marketing) Speakeasy private room holds up to 22 people, semi-private alcove holds up to 30
Cuisine: Upscale steakhouse

Marin Restaurant and Bar
901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-252-7000 | marinrestaurant.com

Contact: Jay Pierce (sales and marketing director) | Two boardrooms serve up to 12 each or can be combined to serve up to 24; a barrel room serves up to 30 people
Cuisine: Nutrient-dense, Northern California cuisine

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood
800 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-338-3300 | mccormickandschmicks.com

Contact: Jessica Hazelton (catering sales manager) | Two private rooms seat up to 90
Cuisine: Fish and seafood, steaks and specialty meats

The Melting Pot Restaurant
80 S 9th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-338-9900 | meltingpot.com/minneapolis

Contact: Don Shier (event and marketing director) | Three private dining areas serve from 10 to 60
Cuisine: All-fondue menu

Mission American Kitchen & Bar
77 S 7th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-1000 | missionamerican.com

Contact: Katie Klabechek (sales, marketing and events) | Three private spaces; restaurant serves up to 200
Cuisine: Fresh, seasonal American fare

Monte Carlo
219 3rd Ave. N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-333-5900 | montecarlomn.com

Contact: John Rimarcik (owner) | Three private rooms seat up to 20, 35 and 100 people
Cuisine: American food in an old-school atmosphere

2940 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-821-6262 | moto-i.com

Contact: Katie Muller (general manager) | Ramen Alley serves up to 45; the Big Boy District private lounge accommodates up to 100; the Stryker’s Lookout rooftop patio serves up to 200
Cuisine: Sake brewpub serving izakaya-style cuisine (Tokyo street food)

Murray’s Restaurant


26 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-0909 | www.murraysrestaurant.com
Since 1946, Murray’s Restaurant has served the finest steaks and given uncountable, memorable dining experiences. Please join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour, or book one of our private rooms for that special occasion. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Cuisine: Upscale steakhouse

The Oceanaire Seafood Room
50 S 6th St., Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-333-2277 | theoceanaire.com

Contact: Bridget Grengs (sales and events coordinator) | Private dining for groups up to 24, semi-private dining for up to 60
Cuisine: Fresh seafood, including oyster bar

112 Eatery
112 N 3rd St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-343-7696 | 112eatery.com

Contact: Anna Morgan (manager) | Upstairs private room serves up to 48 for receptions, up to 32 for dinners
Cuisine: European- and American-influenced modern cuisine

The Pourhouse
10 S 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-843-2575 | thepourhousempls.com

Contact: Josh Murphy (general manager) | Private dining areas can serve 25 to 1,000
Cuisine: Sandwiches, burgers and flatbread pizzas

Rainbow Chinese
2739 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-870-7084 | rainbowrestaurant.com

Contact: Tammy Wong (owner) | Private room above the restaurant serves up to 100 people
Cuisine: Chinese food

Rare Steak & Sushi
615 2nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-752-9595 | rarempls.com

Contact: David Schack (general manager) | Three spaces accommodate up to 175 people
Cuisine: Grass-fed beef and sustainably sourced sushi

Red Stag Supperclub
509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-767-7766 | redstagsupperclub.com

Contact: Matt Dunstan or Andrew Lenzmeier | Club Room holds up to 100 people cocktail style, 80 seated
Cuisine: Contemporary supper club fare with classic cocktails

Restaurant Alma
528 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-379-4909 | restaurantalma.com

Contact: Mike Berger (general manager) | Private mezzanine space seats up to 16 people
Cuisine: Organic, locally grown foods in a seasonal menu

Restaurant Max
215 4th St. S, Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-340-0303 | thehotelminneapolis.com/dining/restaurant-max

Contact: Private dining accommodates 100
Cuisine: Steaks, fish, seafood, chicken and salads

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
800 LaSalle Plaza, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-332-2739 | rockbottom.com

Contact: Michelle Muehlbauer (event coordinator) | Banquet and event space for up to 600 people
Cuisine: Burgers, salads, steaks, fish and custom menus

1933 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-871-8969 | rudolphsribs.com

Contact: Jenny Stoeckl (catering manager) | Two private dining rooms that serve up to 100 and 60, respectively; curtained area serves up to 40
Cuisine: Barbecue specialties

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
920 2nd Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-672-9000 | ruthschris.com

Contact: Shawna White (sales manager) | Three private rooms that can accommodate 25, 50 and 60 guests
Cuisine: Standard steakhouse menu

Seven Steakhouse
700 Hennepin Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-238-7770 | 7mpls.net

Contact: David Koch (owner) | Several private dining rooms serving up to 2,000; one level seats up to 350 or serves up to 1,000 for receptions
Cuisine: Steakhouse and sushi lounge

Shindig Event Space


101 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-276-1111 | www.shindigevent.com

Shindig boasts several private event spaces, including a rooftop with Minneapolis skyline views. Our spaces can be configured to accommodate groups of up to 140 seated or 180 for cocktail parties. The main event space features a private, full service bar. Food and beverage menus are tailored specifically to your event and guests dietary needs.
Cuisine: Contemporary American Cuisine

Stella’s Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar
1400 W Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-824-8862 | stellasfishcafe.com

Contact: Nicole Turner (events coordinator) | Flexible space serves up to 300

Cuisine: Steaks, pasta and seafood

The Third Bird
1612 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-767-9495 | thethirdbirdmpls.com

Contact: Sarafina Schwartz | Mezzanine holds up to 12, bar holds 50, and the gallery holds 30
Cuisine: Locally sourced New American cuisine in a modern setting

1600 W Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-827-5710 | barbette.com

Contact: General manager | One room holds up to 40 people
Cuisine: Champagne bar with small bites

Union Restaurant & Rooftop
731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-455-6690 | unionmpls.com

Contact: Amanda Frechette (group sales director) | Rooftop patio with retractable roof accommodates up to 350 people
Cuisine: Chef-driven modern American cuisine

Urban Eatery


2730 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55416
612-920-5000 | www.myurbaneatery.com

Urban Eatery located at the street level of the Calhoun Beach Club overlooking the beautiful Lake Calhoun. We offer fresh & locally sourced menu items. Our event planning experts will execute every detail of your event to ensure an unforgettable experience! We can accommodate groups of up to 200 people. Our 1000 sq. ft. semi – private dining room seats up to 70 people & our 3000 sq. ft. bar area seats up to 100 people. Complimentary valet available.
Cuisine: Hip spot serving eclectic & elevated world cuisine in a rustic, contemporary space

Vic’s Restaurant
201 Main St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-312-2000 | vicsminneapolis.com

Contact: Victoria Barlow (group sales and event director) | Seats 200 or serves 300 for reception; capacity increases in summer
Cuisine: Pastas, filet mignon, crab-stuffed walleye; elegant to casual fare

Wilde Cafe & Spirits
65 Main St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-331-4544 | wilderoastcafe.com

Contact: Dean Schlaak (owner) | The Parlor room holds up to 35 people
Cuisine: Creative comfort food

St. Paul

American Burger Bar
354 N Wabasha St., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-222-2123 | americanburgerbar.com

Contact: Adrian Ramirez (owner) | Event space overlooking the main restaurant seats up to 30 people
Cuisine: Gourmet burgers in a casual and family-friendly setting

Bennett’s Chop & Rail House
1305 W 7th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-228-1408 | bennettschopandrailhouse.com

Contact: Meghan Bennett and Joe Bennett (co-owners) | Private and semi-private dining rooms serve up to 80 people each
Cuisine: Classic American fare

Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 W 7th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-228-9500 | downtownerwoodfire.com

Contact: Managers on duty | Private dining room can accommodate up to 34 for dinner
Cuisine: Steaks, seafood, pizza, and grilled vegetables with traditional Persian wood-fired preparations

Faces Mears Park
373 Sibley St., St. Paul, MN 55101
651-209-7776 | facesmearspark.com

Contact: Lori Fhima (manager) | Atrium seats up to 150, lounge serves up to 75 for receptions
Cuisine: Contemporary American food served with French and Mediterranean influences, sourced locally

276 S Exchange St., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-5606 | forepaughs.com

Contact: Mimi Doran (general manager) | Eight distinct private and semi-private dining rooms
Cuisine: Seasonal New American cuisine with an emphasis on ethnic cooking

Great Waters Brewing Company
426 St. Peter St., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-2739 | greatwatersbc.com

Contact: Sean O’Byrne, Kristin Huebner (banquet and event manager) | Private space can serve up to 75
Cuisine: Salads, sandwiches, pastas, steaks, chicken and appetizers

The Happy Gnome
498 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-287-2018 | thehappygnome.com

Contact: Cia Nypower (events manager) | The upstairs Firehouse Room, with a private bar, accommodates parties up to 120
Cuisine: Seasonal, chef-driven American food

Heartland Restaurant & Wine Bar
289 5th St. E., St. Paul, MN 55101
651-699-3536 | heartlandrestaurant.com

Contact: Lenny Russo (chef and owner), Joe Tachovsky (restaurant manager) | Two private dining rooms seat 80 or 160 guests; booked in conjunction, they can serve up to 240
Cuisine: Modern Midwestern cuisine

Kincaid’s Restaurant: Classic American Grill
380 St. Peter St., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-602-9000 | kincaids.com

Contact: Sheryl Vatne (general manager) | Semi-private dining space seats up to 46
Cuisine: Steaks, chops, seafood, fresh fish, pasta

La Grolla
452 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-221-1061 | lagrollastpaul.com

Contact: Antonio Tettamanzi (chef and owner) | Semi-private dining for up to 32 people
Cuisine: Northern Italian-style trattoria with traditional meat and pasta dishes, fresh fish and seafood

The Liffey Irish Pub
175 W 7th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-556-1420 | theliffey.com

Contact: Whitney Gale (event coordinator) | Kennedy lounge seats up to 24; semi-private Parlor, O’Connell, and Train Car areas serve up to 35, 50, and 25, respectively, for receptions
Cuisine: Classic Irish fare with an American twist

Mancini’s Char House & Lounge
531 W 7th St., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-7345 | mancinis.com

Contact: Pat Mancini (banquet manager); Trish Mancini (banquet coordinator) | Private dining available for 30 people or more
Cuisine: Italian supper club serving steaks and seafood

M ST. Cafe
350 Market St., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-228-3855 | mstcafe.com

Contact: Kate Day (manager) | Four rooms hold up to 160 people; private rooms for 40 each
Cuisine: American eatery with breakfasts, business lunches and Sunday brunches

Muffuletta Cafe
2260 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
651-644-9116 | muffuletta.com

Contact: Heather Swan (general manager) | The Wine Room accommodates up to 30 people
Cuisine: Neighborhood bistro serving locally sourced, internationally influenced cuisine

O’Gara’s Bar and Grill
164 N Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
651-644-3333 | ogaras.com

Contact: Melissa Hubmer (manager) | Shamrock room seats up to 80, brewpub serves up to 60, south dining room seats up to 40, the Shanty seats up to 200; total capacity is 500
Cuisine: Sandwiches, entrees, burgers

Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant and Bar


360 St. Peter Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
651-223-7000 | www.pazzaluna.com

Pazzaluna’s private event space, featuring floor to ceiling “Italian Glass Doors,” velvet drapery on one side, and full-wall, signature murals on the other is perfect for a reception or dining setting with independent lighting and music controls. Pazzaluna offers authentic, regional Italian menus and an award-winning wine list.
Cuisine: Contemporary Italian Food

Sakura Restaurant
350 St. Peter St., Ste. 195., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-0185 | sakurastpaul.com

Contact: Tina Ramgren (manager) | Second floor available for private parties
Cuisine: Sushi bar

Salut Bar Americain
917 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105
651-917-2345 | salutbaramericain.com

Contact: Larissa LaMere (private dining manager) | The Champagne Room serves groups up to 25 seated and up to 30 for receptions, and the semi-private Provence Room serves up to 50 seated and up to 75 for receptions
Cuisine: Casual French and American fare

The St. Paul Grill


350 Market Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-7455 | www.stpaulgrill.com

Overlooking Rice Park, The St. Paul Grill is a landmark unto itself. It has an energetic atmosphere, attentive service, and excellent food with a classic and diverse menu – perfect for your event. The St. Paul Grill features the finest selections of scotches, whiskeys and bourbons, and an award-winning wine list.
Cuisine: Classic American eatery showcasing steaks, chops & seafood, plus an array of single-malt scotches

W. A. Frost & Company
374 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-5715 | wafrost.com

Contact: Talon Zasada (general manager/event coordinator) | Fireside room serves up to 16, and Sophie’s room serves up to 30—or rooms can be combined
Cuisine: Contemporary American cuisine


Axel’s Charhouse
2540 Cleveland Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113
651-367-3967 | axelsrestaurants.com

Contact: Melissa Frenzel (group dining sales) | Private room serves up to 70 people—private dining in other Axel’s and Bonfire locations
Cuisine: Supper club-style American food: steak, chops, fish and pasta

B’s on the River
1455 County Road 27, Watertown, MN 55388
952-955-2223 | bontheriver.com

Contact: Bryan Baumann (owner) | Banquet facility accommodates up to 250 people
Cuisine: Classic American casual: fish, steaks, sandwiches, salads, pasta, hog roasts

Billy’s Bar & Grill
214 Jackson St., Anoka, MN 55303
763-421-3570 | billysbargrill.com

Contact: Paul Justin (owner | Jury Room serves up to 25 people; Jackson Room accommodates up to 50 people
Cuisine: Steak, ribs, sandwiches, pasta

BLVD Kitchen


11544 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305
763-398-3200 | www.blvdkitchen.com

BLVD Kitchen & Bar is an American bistro that adds an unexpected twist to traditional bar and grill fare. We offer both a private dining room and a semi-private space. Our Private Dining room features it’s own private patio with a 44 seated and 70 cocktail style capacity.
Cuisine: Modern American

Broadway Bar & Pizza
8298 University Ave., Fridley, MN 55432
763-277-6677 | broadwaypizzafridley.com

Contact: Travis Young (manager) | Banquet facility that serves up to 200 people
Cuisine: Pizza, pasta, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, kids’ menu and full bar

Chart House Restaurant and Event Center
11287 Klamath Tr., Lakeville, MN 55044
952-435-7020 | charthouserestaurant.com

Contact: Kayla Judson (sales manager) | Indoor banquet seating for up to 300, outdoors for an additional 450
Cuisine: Wide range of seafood, vegetarian, beef, pork and chicken entrees

Mall of America, Bloomington, MN 55425
3520 W 70th St.Edina, MN 55435
1603 West End Blvd. St. Louis Park, MN 55416
612-382-2544 (Bloomington, Edina)
612-462-4194 (St. Louis Park)

Contact: Group sales manager | Multiple private dining and semi-private dining spaces as well as full buyouts
Cuisine: Wood-oven pizzas, roasted meat, sushi, pasta

Dave and Buster’s
11780 Fountains Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-493-9815 | daveandbusters.com

Contact: Ashley Rugland (special events consultant) | Five private event spaces that can accommodate up to 200 people seated or up to 300 reception-style
Cuisine: Steaks, sandwiches, salads, pasta, burgers

David Fong’s
9329 Lyndale Ave. S, Bloomington, MN 55420
952-888-9294 | davidfongs.com

Contact: Ed Fong (owner) | Banquet room with bar can seat up to 150
Cuisine: Cantonese and American

Famous Dave’s Catering


12701 Whitewater Drive, Suite 200, Minnetonka, MN 55343
877-833-9335 | www.famousdaves.com/catering

Let Famous Dave’s Heat Up Your Party. A party featuring our award-winning hickory-smoked St. Louis-Style Spareribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork and Country-Roasted Chicken are guaranteed to get rave reviews. Call one of our catering specialists today at 877-833-9335.
Cuisine Barbeque

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar at Radisson Blu Mall of America


100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425
952-851-4040 | www.firelakerestaurant.com/moa.php

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar features modern yet comfortable décor, a chic bar area, a craft cocktail list, and deluxe desserts. FireLake has reinvented local dining by capturing the best that Minnesota has to offer with a farm-to-table concept—all with a creative flair and an irresistible presentation.
Cuisine: Upscale, contemporary restaurant & cocktail bar serving locally sourced New American fare

Gianni’s Steakhouse
635 Lake St. E., Wayzata, MN 55391
952-404-1100 | giannis-steakhouse.com

Contact: Terri Huml (owner) | Private dining for up to 200 for dinners, parties, receptions and meetings
Cuisine: Steaks, fish and seafood

Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille
14401 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
952-935-3600 | goldnuggettavernandgrille.com

Contact: Michael Gentile (general manager) | Private room seats up to 50 people, or 75 for receptions
Cuisine: Chef-created menu of burgers, sandwiches and tavern snacks

Hazellewood Grill and Tap Room
5636 Manitou Road, Tonka Bay, MN 55331
952-401-0066 | hazellewoodgrill.com

Contact: Tim Breeggemann (general manager) | Private room accommodates up to 24 people
Cuisine: Casual to fine dining

I Nonni
981 Sibley Memorial Hwy., Lilydale, MN 55118
651-905-1081 | inonnirestaurant.com

Contact: Tom Selbitschka (restaurant manager) | Wine cellar seats up to 35 or serves 60 for receptions
Cuisine: Roman-inspired seasonal Italian food

Jake O’Connor’s Public House
200 Water St., Excelsior, MN 55331
952-908-9650 | jakeoconnors.com

Contact: Dermot Cowley (general manager) | Cellar bar room serves up to 100, wine room accommodates up to 50
Cuisine: Traditional Irish and American pub fare

Jensen’s Food and Cocktails
3840 Rahn Road, Eagan, MN 55122
651-688-7969 | jensensfoodandcocktails.com

Contact: Rich Trisko (executive manager) | Private dining for up to 90
Cuisine: Steak, chops and fish

Jimmy’s Food and Cocktails
11000 Red Circle Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55343
952-224-5858 | jimmysfoodandcocktails.com

Contact: Todd Wetrosky (general manager) | Semi-private dining for up to 56 people Cuisine: American classics with modern preparations

Jordan Supper Club
20201 Johnson Memorial Dr., Jordan, MN 55352
952-492-6700 | jordansupperclub.com

Contact: Eric Jansen (general manager) | Can accommodate large groups for events
Cuisine: Steak and seafood supper club fare

Kendall’s Tavern & Chophouse
12800 Bunker Prairie Road, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
763-755-1234 | kendallstc.com

Contact: Diane Nichols (manager) | Private group options for up to 24
Cuisine: Classic tavern food, appetizers and wood-fired meats

La Cucina Di Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano
4168 W Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale, MN 55422
763-537-3700 | nonnarosaswinebar.com

Contact: Tina Suglia (co-owner) | Private room seats up to 50 people
Cuisine: Italian specialties and a wine bar

5601 W 78th St., Bloomington, MN 55439
952-656-5980 | lelarestaurant.com

Contact: Haykel Arfaoui (general manager) | Private dining room seats 36, restaurant seats 200
Cuisine: Contemporary American featuring steak, crudo and pasta

Lindey’s Prime Steak House
3600 N Snelling Ave., Arden Hills, MN 55112
651-633-9813 | theplaceforsteak.com

Contact: Mark Lindemer, Matthew Marshall and Bill Merill (managers) | Four-season back porch serves up to 32
Cuisine: Old-fashioned steakhouse menu

Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge
3746 Sunset Dr., Spring Park, MN 55384
952-471-8513 | lordfletchers.com

Contact: Angela Wrede (banquets and catering manager) | Several private areas—largest serves up to 120 seated guests
Cuisine: Steaks, seafood, pasta and fish

Luna Rossa Trattoria & Wine Bar
402 S Main St., Stillwater, MN 55082
651-430-0560 | lunarossawinebar.com

Contact: Raffaele Virgillo (owner) | The Toscana room seats up to 40, the Festa seats up to 35—spaces can be combined; wine cavern serves up to 20
Cuisine: Steakhouse with Italian specialties, seafood, pizza, pasta and homemade gelato

McCoy’s Public House
3801 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-224-9494 | mccoysmn.com

Contact: John Ryan (general manager) | Party room serves up to 40
Cuisine: American comfort food, burgers, steaks and extensive wine, cocktail and craft beer menu

Mediterranean Cruise Café
12500 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337
952-641-6222 | medcruisecafe.com

Contact: Jamal Ansari (owner) | Banquet room seats up to 80 people
Cuisine: Dishes from Jerusalem, Palestine and Greece

Mozza Mia
3910 W 50th St., Edina, MN 55424
952-288-2882 | mozzamia.com

Contact: Kyla Thompson (event manager) | Lower-level party room seats up to 75 people or serves up to 100 for receptions
Cuisine: Wood-fired pizza, pasta, brick-oven chicken, seasonal salads

Nina’s Grill
2510 Horizon Dr., Burnsville, MN 55337
952-846-4007 | ninasgrill.com

Contact: Nina Sorkin (owner) | Banquet rooms serve up to 40 people
Cuisine: Russian: borscht, chicken tabaka, pelmeni, cabbage rolls, stroganoff

The Original Pancake House



3501 West 70th Street, Edina 55435
549 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie 55344
1661 County Road B2 West, Roseville 55113
14351 Nicollet Court, Burnsville 55306
952-920-4444 (Edina)
952-224-9440 (Eden Prairie)
651-493-1222 (Roseville)
952-856-2646 (Burnsville)

The Original Pancake House of Minnesota creates award winning breakfast everyday using the freshest quality ingredients available. Our coffee is specially roasted, our orange and grapefruit juice fresh squeezed, and our batters are made from scratch daily. We offer a wide variety of gluten-free options. Breakfast as you like it!
Cuisine: Breakfast/Lunch

Park Tavern
3401 Louisiana Ave. S, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
952-929-6810 | parktavern.net

Contact: Phil Weber (owner) | Party room, atrium, 11th Frame room, outdoor patio, and the entire bowling area available for private events
Cuisine: Dining and buffet menus offering many choices

Parma 8200
5600 W 83rd St., Ste. 100, Bloomington, MN 55437
952-896-8888 | parma8200.com

Contact: Ann Grant (general manager) | Private room seats up to 40, semi-private lounge seats up to 36
Cuisine: Classic Italian and American food

Pittsburgh Blue
11900 Main St. N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
763-416-2663 | pittsburghbluesteak.com

Contact: Tjersti Webb (sales and event coordinator) | The Club Room with fireplace serves groups of up to 40 seated and 55 cocktail-style; semi-private area for up to 18 people
Cuisine: High-end steakhouse fare

Redstone American Grill
8000 Eden Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-903-9500 | redstonegrill.com

Contact: Michelle Stamman (event sales manager) | Private dining room seats up to 50 or serves 60 for receptions
Cuisine: American-style meat and seafood

Rojo Mexican Grill
1602 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
952-657-5385 | rojomexicangrill.com

Contact: Tanya Schlick (banquet manager) | Rojo Room seats up to 75 guests; its private patio can seat an additional 40. Private room in Southdale Mall location can hold up to 30 guests.
Cuisine: Upscale Mexican cuisine

Russell’s on the Lake
111 Jefferson Blvd., Big Lake, MN 55309
763-263-6111 | russellsonthelake.com

Contact: Darek Vetsch (general manager) | Private rooms accommodate up to 110 people
Cuisine: Elegant interpretations of home-cooked classics

17523 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
952-224-9555 | spassomn.com

Contact: Shannon Clancy (general manager) or Amanda Mackenstadt | Private room accommodates up to 60 seated or 85 for receptions
Cuisine: Contemporary Italian with pastas, wood-fired pizzas and more

Stephano’s Bistro
11849 Millpond Ave., Burnsville, MN 55337
952-895-1639 | stephanosbistro.com

Contact: Stephano Awada | Banquet room serves up to 100 people
Cuisine: European and Mediterranean

Tamarack Tap Room
8418 Tamarack Village, Woodbury, MN 55425
651-330-2889 | tamaracktaproom.com

Contact: Jesse Barton (general manager) | Can accommodate up to 100 for private dining
Cuisine: Steaks, salmon and handcrafted burgers

Tavern on France
6740 France Ave. S, Edina, MN 55435
952-358-6100 | thetaverngrill.com

Contact: Megan Clark (general manager) | Private space can serve up to 60
Cuisine: Burgers, steaks, seafood, pasta

Tria Restaurant, Bar & Event Center
5959 Centerville Road, North Oaks, MN 55127
651-426-9222 | triarestaurant.com

Contact: Tammy Grainger (manager) | Event space for groups of 10 to 200
Cuisine: Fresh regional American food with extensive wine list

Vivo Kitchen


15435 Founders Ln, Apple Valley, MN 55124
952-303-2080 | www.vivomn.com

Complete with its own patio and bar, our Gathering Place has you covered—and with service this dedicated, you’ll feel like a table of 4. We make everything from scratch for your whole party, so you can have all the perks of a dining room experience in a private setting.
Cuisine: New American food; a scratch kitchen with locally sourced ingredients

Wildfire Eden Prairie
3020 Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-914-9100 | wildfirerestaurant.com

Contact: Debbie Patnode (parties and special events manager) | The Avalon and Stardust rooms can accommodate up to 70; the Minnesota Vikings Room and Rascal Room hold 12 people; and the Club Room, which is semi-private, can accommodate up to 45
Cuisine: Steak, chops and seafood

Woody’s Grille
6399 City W. Pkwy., Eden Prairie, MN 55344
952-944-8799 | woodysgrille.com

Contact: Mo Hassan (owner) | Private dining for up to 50
Cuisine: Pasta, steaks and chops, pizzas, sandwiches

Woolley’s Steakhouse
7901 34th Ave. S, Bloomington, MN 55425
952-854-1010 | woolleysrestaurant.com

Contact: Adrienne Halterman (banquets and catering) or Brittany Cekalla (weddings and large events) | Private dining for groups of 10 to 350
Cuisine: Steaks, fish and chops