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“Nice experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blackbird Cafe

Blackbird Cafe
Ranked #161 of 1,790 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Went to restaurant on reccomendation of a local and it was a great tip... Decor / atmosphere was very eclectic... an old 1970's console TV as an acquarium... pretty cute.... waiter was very very attentive..... for a small appetizer we had salami stuffed fried olives.... very crispy.... good with a Stella.... the chicken kiev was like a mini turkey dinner, served on wild rice... with raspberry preserves as an accompinant...; all very good.... it was great foodie experience and would definitely return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank basketsar
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English first
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Mixed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

The food is good (especially the breakfast sausage, which is made in house). Service was pleasant, but a bit uneven. Our waiter disappeared, which forced us to ask another waiter for help. Also, one of the waiters needs to use deodorant. (This is not the 1st time I've noticed this.) If you go, be aware that this restaurant is very noisy, and there are no sound-absorbing materials.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sunnyjazz1028
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Denver, Colorado
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great South Minneapolis Breakfast Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

A group of us went here on a Sunday morning, looking to try a new place to try in Minneapolis, and came across Blackbird. They have a pretty diverse menu with great healthy and not-healthy options, as well as small kids menu. I had a meal with chorizo in it and it was great. All 5 of us really enjoyed our food. The menu is not crazy weird, they just do a great job with everything they put out. We are definitely going back soon.

Something to note is that you shouldn't send someone early to get a table. You have to have your entire group with you when you arrive, that is a policy (which I kind of liked) that you won't be seated until your entire group is there.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ryan649
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Neighborhood gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

I went with my husband and we were both very satisfied. We had the fried olives stuffed with salami, which is a fun little appetizer to start with. I had the Banh Mi sandwich: I am usually not a huge pork fan, but it sounded interesting and was very good. Good beer selection, service nice and attentive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Monica R
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Very charming little place! Second time here and still satisfied and happy. The longhorn sandwich was great (as always). My friend had some sort of pork sandwich and liked it quite a bit. It's the perfect place for a quiet dinner or brunch, as it's bustling but not too busy you can't get in. Our waiter was attentive, but a bit awkward when taking orders and responding to questions. Maybe it was just me???? Gotta be a people person in this business

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Heather B
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