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Blackbird Cafe

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Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Cafe
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3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612-823-4790
08:00 - 14:00
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All hours
Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped on a Saturday eve, sat at the bar like we like to do, ordered slowly, giving the bartender/serverplenty of time to sell us on something special from the kitchen. We were open and asking for guidance on the eclectic (unfocused?) menu. He seemed disinterested-- not unkind, but unmotivated. We ended up ordering one veg side,... More 

Thank marymccaslinthompson
Key West, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious but server had no personality and the music was too loud. Will give it a second chance on Tuesday burger day.

Thank speedee67
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

My wife and I are always on the look out for new, creative, tasty eats, and the Blackbird Cafe did not let us down. Great atmosphere and great food. If you go, ask for Anna. She was fun, knowledgable, and pleasant.

Thank Jeffrey K
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Delicious upscale neighborhood place! We had brunch--the sausage was homemade, as was the bread and jam. Definitely plan to go back for dinner.

Thank Susan T
Blaine, Minnesota, United States
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My wife and I ventured into downtown Minneapolis for a quick stop at the local farmer's market for some fresh veggies. We usually grab a quick bite there before heading home, but this time we chose to find a local establishment to enjoy breakfast. A friend had recently recommended Blackbird Cafe so we decided to give it a try, and... More 

Thank Imaginedoc
Eagan, Minnesota
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went here for brunch a week ago with a friend on a Saturday at 9 a.m. The food was excellent and service was quick. They were busy but not overly busy. I think there was one point where there were people waiting for a table but most of the time there was at least 2 tables empty the entire time... More 

Thank Anna G
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

One of our favorite places for breakfast. Great dark roast coffee. I like most of the dishes, but was disappointed that the Huevous Rancheros was not served with a crispy corn tortilla. I had to pay extra for a flower tortilla! Love the classy atmosphere with dark wood.

Thank Anita D
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169 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

When we were visiting Minneapolis, every local friend recommended getting the oxtail hash at Blackbird...although one did speak highly of the biscuits and gravy. The oxtail was amazing! I didn't entirely know what to expect, but I thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast entree! The combination of flavors was perfect, and I had some great French toast on the side. The service... More 

Thank Amy B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I can take or leave the funky style, but the food was exceptional, both in presentation and taste. I enjoyed the gazpacho and seafood tostada, and my husband had the seafood carbonara. Good service and good location too

Thank Susan A
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice time at this eatery with a group of friends. Pleasant space and decor, and friendly servers. The food was definitely the high point; We tried the Laab, the duck rolls, Falafel, Minh Bahn, pork chop and the burger. Loved the Rosemary aoli that accompanied the fries! They don't take bookings so we went early to... More 

Thank Glenda B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-823-4790
Clever New American fare is served at this cozy, farm-to-fork cafe. Offering made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus craft beer, wine and weekend brunch.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?