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“Don't order anything with seared fois gras”
Review of Sanctuary

Sanctuary
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Ranked #54 of 1,876 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Chicago Avenue
Transit: Washington Avenue buses run in front of Sanctuary. Light rail and other buses stop near the Dome - less than a block South of (behind) Sanctuary.
Description: Sanctuary, with its chandeliers and vaguely gothic ambiance - protected by gargoyles like the sanctuaries of Europe - is elegant, yet comfortable. A fireplace warms cold nights - a patio with flowers and herbs celebrates summer. Sanctuary serves New American Cuisine – delicious, beautiful, out-of-the-ordinary yet satisfying combinations of the familiar with various immigrant touches. Focusing on fresh, local and seasonal, the menu changes every other month, Tasting Menus are served M-Th, Seasonal Specials weekends.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were happy to find that Sanctuary was only a couple blocks from the Guthrie. Unfortunately, instead of enjoying a nice meal before a play, we spent a lot of time in a confrontation with the owner/manager. He tried to convince us that a tiny (slightly bigger than a ritz cracker but not as thick) cold slice of a fois gras loaf was the seared fois gras that we paid about $8 extra for. All he needed to do was say “Sorry, our mistake. Would you like something else?” Instead, he decided to try to convince us it was actually what we ordered. He eventually took $8 off and brought us dessert and a gift card, but too late. The atmosphere was already spoiled.

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Thank MaryJode
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Superb service.
The best in flavors in the appetizer, entrees and dessert.
A gem we finally found!!!
Parking is super convenient.
We'll be back.

Thank James U
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We loved the warm and inviting atmosphere at Sanctuary, punctuated by excellent service and care. The menu was interesting and everyone in our party of six found something delightful and equally scrumptious. Definitely will dine here again when I am in town! The mulled wine was especially divine!

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Thank kaynjondoyle
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Sanctuary is a perfect combination of great food, warm ambience and welcoming staff. Michael oversees every detail in your amazing experience dining with him. Truly our favorite place to eat in Minneapolis. Never anything but a first class experience.

Thank JjJbabcock
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

If you are looking for that special place for that special evening out, look no further! This is a one of a kind place with exceptional food, wonderful people, amazing service and cozy atmosphere! The menu is always changing but the quality stays the same and for the price you really can't go wrong! Michael is one of the best and is always there to greet you upon arrival, remembering you if you have dined there before! We have ate here more times than I can count and it is always wonderful!

Thank Lindsey C
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