Despite its strange name, The Bachelor Farmer is known as one of the top restaurants in Minneapolis; it sits in a historical 1881 building located in the North Loop neighborhood. The Bachelor Farmer is dedicated to working with local farmers to buy organic and fresh ingredients, which it uses to craft unique and interesting Nordic recipes. Appetisers include Boston lettuce with aged goats’ milk cheese, and fermented radishes. The Sunday specialty brunch and dinner are served with meals such as the duck liver pâté; the lemon pancakes; and the grilled pork tenderloin, served with marinated broccoli with roasted carrots.
The Bachelor Farmer, 50 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 612 206 3920
Bringing the best of American-crafted food and bourbon to the city, Butcher & the Boar offers a casual atmosphere with a lively vibe. Within a menu that specialises in meats and fish, some of the recommended dishes are the Berkshire pork spare ribs served with rum chilli and a daikon and carrot salad, the Colorado lamb shank prepared with pappardelle pasta and habanero gremolata, and the seasonal dish of seared Hawaiian marlin, accompanied by scallion, asparagus soya and Thai basil. Alongside its food menu, Bucher & the Boar offers a large range of locally brewed beer and a selection of wines.
Located in the heart of Minneapolis, La Belle Vie’s award-winning Executive Chef and founder Tim McKee’s passion is to bring the finest of French and Mediterranean traditional cuisines together – and, perhaps unsurprisingly, its wine list is considered one of the top in the Twin Cities region. The authentic French menu starts with first-course dishes such as the sautéed rabbit loin with foie gras, truffles and beets, to the chef’s own special tasting menu such as the Dulcey mousse with hazelnut sponge and spiced passion fruit, or the oven-steamed salmon with braised fennel, black olives, and apples. La Belle Vie’s French elegance makes it one of the top must-try dining spots in the city, so a reservation ahead of time is highly recommended.
La Belle Vie Restaurant, 510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 612 874 6440
An exquisite place to enjoy a traditional brunch along with a variety of other meals, Tilia is the place to be. Located in the heart of the Linden Hills community, Tilia is family-oriented, with each meal carefully cooked with the finest ingredients: among its popular recipes are the fish taco torta served with creamy Peppadew pepper slaw, cilantro, and lime; the grilled lamb shoulder mixed with smoked raisin and Greek yogurt; or the cavatelli, consisting of Italian salami and charred zucchini. Along with its diverse dishes, Tilia offers about 20 kinds of beer and about 35 choices of wine.
Tilia Restaurant, 2726 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 612 354 2806
Serving seasonal dishes, Victory 44 is all about the finest contemporary American brunch cuisine. Its menu offers guests a diverse range of foods, such as the stir-fried grains with fried eggs, the fresh pasta, or the perfect, succulent burger, while the coffee bar has its own signature coffees, lattes, or the Gray Duck chai tea latte, plus a comprehensive range of wine and brewed beer. With its friendly environment and unique dishes, Victory 44 is a highly recommended spot, much-loved by locals and visitors alike.
Victory 44, 2203 N 44th Ave, Minneapolis, MN, USA, +1 612 588 2228