The area known as 50th and France in Edina-Minneapolis is a lively and mixed scene of fashion, salons, jewelry, and interesting specialty gift shops. It’s also home to some great restaurants; we list 10 of the best to stop at in between shopping here.
Cocina Del Barrio
A cozy good-old mom and pop Mexican restaurant that provides a hip night-life culture, Concina Del Barrio offers the seamless fusion of great food and a welcoming atmosphere. A big chandelier hangs right next to a 100-plus library of various bottles of tequila, taking this homey restaurant to the next level of fun. From humble plates of classic enchiladas to potato sopes made from all-local ingredients, guests enjoy a menu packed with options. Sit back at the bar with an award-winning margarita or relax on the patio with friends, and see why the Barrio is a top restaurant stop in the area.
Cocina Del Bario, 5036 France Ave S, Edina, MN, USA, +1 952 920 1860
Pig & Fiddle
Restaurant, American, European, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
Pig & Fiddle
Showcasing the best beer selection in the area, Pig & Fiddle serves a menu that not only pairs well with brews but is also infused with hops at every turn. Come on in to this inviting neighborhood pub that features numerous delectable opportunities such as spring vegetable risotto, fish ‘n chips, and all the best pub favorites. Spend some time on the patio or at the bar trying some of the 36 different draft beers from all around America, which rotate on a seasonal basis.
Pig & Fiddle, 3812 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 612 354 2678
Pizzaria, Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
The neighborhood pizza place, Mozza Mia cooks up a combination of hand-made mozzarella and crispy wood-fired pizzas. This restaurant offers delicious traditional pizza as well as deep dish, and a selection of pastas and wines. Stop in and see the chefs make up speciality pies on the spot and enjoy the classic Italian pizzeria atmosphere of this family friendly establishment.
Mozza Mia, 3910 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 952 288 2882
Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
Craving a great burger with a sophisticated setting? Red Cow serves gourmet burgers, craft beers, and fine wine with a twist that boosts this restaurant beyond the typical tavern. Each burger is hand-pattied and made fresh from all-local ingredients which pair nicely with one of the 36 craft beers on tap, rotating on a seasonal schedule. But burgers aren’t the limit of the menu; it also includes home-made soups, salads, and sandwiches.
Red Cow, 208 N 1st Ave, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 612 238 0050
Restaurant, French, American, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
Not every neighborhood can claim their own brasserie, but Salut is the local French bistro of 50th and France. Here, the head chef and head bartender create culinary cocktails tantalizing to taste, including the French Fizz, a drink made with Hendricks’s gin, Midori, honeydew-cilantro puree, honey and soda. Additionally, the restaurant celebrates classic recipes from Julia Child during “Monday Nights with Julia.”
Salut, 5034 France Ave S, Edina, MN, USA, +1 952 929 3764
Made from scratch and passion, the spread of affordable entrees at Edina Grill is impressive. The trendy ambience is complemented by creamy mac ‘n cheese and an award-winning turkey burger. The grill offers a unique collection of craft beers, cocktails, and wines, while also participating and hosting various events.
Edina Grill, 5028 France Ave S, Edina, MN, USA, +1 952 927 7933
D’amico & Sons
With a commitment to quality and creative food, D’amico & Sons actively contributes to the community of 50th and France, hosting events such as the “Tour D’amico”, as well as bringing tasty, hearty, filling dishes to locals. Try food from a selection of wood-fired pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, antipasti and salads that will do well to bridge the gap between Minnesota and Italy.
D’amico & Sons, 3948 W 50th St, Edina, MN, USA, +1 952 926 1187
Raku Japanese Restaurant
Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, Asian, $$$
Raku Japanese Restaurant
A fine fusion of traditional Japanese dishes and an artistic flair makes this restaurant a sushi-lover’s dream. Raku has a sleek and contemporary interior that matches the beautiful and creative foods found on the menu. Specialties here include cold-seared pepper tuna, dumplings, filet mignon, and scallop diver.
Raku Japanese Restaurant, 3939 W 50th St, 101, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 952 358 2588
Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
Named after the city of Arezzo, this restaurant takes all the smells and flavors of authentic Italian cuisine and brings them right to the table. The sidewalk café’s romantic wall murals and stone wood-fire oven recall the sights and sensations of the Tuscan countryside, while the kitchen serves a menu of pastas, antipasti, pizzas, meats and cheeses.
Arezzo Ristorante, 5057 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 612 285 7444
Wine Bar, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Pub Grub, American, $$$
A wine bar and bistro, Beaujo hosts 30 different types of wine from around the world, and most can be enjoyed with a glass, half-glass, or bottle of wine. This is a casual and yet fashionable place to grab a meal, either for a business lunch or dinner before a show, with all food hand-made and fresh. Quaint and inviting, Beaujo’s showcases a variety of artists’ work in conjunction with Gallery 360, which rotates on a regular basis.
Beaujo’s, 4950 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 952 922 8974