The 10 Best Restaurants In 50th And France, Minneapolis

Photo of Michelle Schmid
9 February 2017

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.

West 50th Street, Edina, Minneapolis | © Tony Webster/Flickr

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.

Pig & Fiddle

Restaurant, American, European, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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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.

Mozza Mia

Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Inside Red Cow
Inside Red Cow | Courtesy of Red Cow
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.

Red Cow

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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Julia Child Apple Tart
Julia Child Apple Tart | © Stacy Spensley/Flickr
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.


Restaurant, French, American, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Mango Mojito
Mango Mojito | Courtesy of Edina Grill
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.”

Edina Grill

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

Panini al Rustica | Courtesy of D'amico & Sons
Panini al Rustica | Courtesy of D’amico & Sons

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, $$$
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Interior of Arezzo
Interior of Arezzo | Courtesy of Arezzo Ristorante
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.

Arezzo Ristorante

Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
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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.


Wine Bar, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Pub Grub, American, $$$
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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.

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