My honey & I went on the Sat. night before Valentine's Day at 5:30p and the place was already on a waiting line. Luckily, we had reservations (highly recommended) and got seated right away.
Our waitress dropped off a bowl of spiced pickles, peppers and tomatoes right after we sat down, then asked if we wanted bread or garlic toast. Of course, we ordered the garlic toast (you should too) and noshed on the bowl of veggies until it arrived. I sipped a glass of the house white, which is "West 7th White" produced by local Cannon River Winery. Love it!
The salads were the typical lettuce variety, with dressing served in plastic cups on the side.
Both my beau and I ordered filets, and he also had a lobster tail with his. The meat was done perfectly (they butterfly the steaks) and melted in our mouths and his lobster was very good sized, served out of the shell with drawn butter. Instead of a potato, I opted for grilled green beans, which were crisp and tasted fresh from the garden.
We both marveled that this meal was one of the best we'd had in some time.
Another very nice feature at Mancini's is that they have a shuttle to the Excel Center for home MN Wild games, which we took advantage of.
Outside of the Wild losing that night, the rest of the evening will be a delicious memory for some time to come!!
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