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3 Best French Restaurants in Minneapolis, MN

Expert recommended Top 3 French Restaurants in Minneapolis, Minnesota. All of our french cuisine actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

BARBETTE

1600 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408 DIRECTIONS

Since 1980

Here’s The Deal:
'Barbette' is an all-day neighborhood bistro that serves delicious French dishes in a relaxed environment. They use local and organic ingredients as often as possible, presenting beautiful food in a casual, eclectic, bistro atmosphere. 'Barbette' also won "best of's" from the local press for its late-night eating, Sunday neighborhood night, wine list, date place, desserts, and music. Chef Hinrichs prepares four to five-course meals, including a dessert and a cheese course, for $32. You can enjoy their Duck Confit and Carrot-Saffron Linguini, Miso Butternut Squash Wild Rice Bowl, House-made Heritage Wheat Linguine, and Pan Roasted Chicken Breast. 'Barbette' has vegetarian and gluten-free menu options.

SPECIALTY:
Raw Oysters, French Onion Soup, Steamed Mussels, Roasted Beet and Bleu Cheese, Simple Salad, Artisanal Cheese, Pommes Frites, Classic Steak Tartare, Ratatouille and Ricotta, Croque Monsieur and Madame, Roasted Ferndale Turkey, Duck Confit and Carrot-Saffron Linguini, Ratatouille, Miso Butternut Squash Wild Rice Bowl & Pan Seared Salmon

Price: Soup & Salads starts from $5
Sandwiches starts from $12
Entrees starts from $12
Sides starts from $6
Desserts starts from $6

Reservations

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barbette.com/menu

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Mon-Sun: 9am - 9pm

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ST. GENEVIEVE

5003 Bryant Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419 DIRECTIONS

Here’s The Deal:
St. Genevieve is a refined French pub with a chic bistro vibe that serves inventive dishes with champagne, beer & wine. It is a Parisian-inspired buvette in the heart of the Lynnhurst neighborhood. The restaurant serves a special menu inspired by classic French country food. They are open for lunch, dinner, and brunch. St. Genevieve is the perfect place for game dates, date night, small plates, and lunch. Gift cards are available.

SPECIALTY:
Tartine Madame, Burgers, Prime Ny Strip Steak Au Poivre, Caille Farcie, Pommes Frites, Moules Marinieres, French Onion Soup, Chick En Poulet Marocain, Chicken Liver Mousse, Ris De Veau Frit, Brussels Sprouts, Scallops, Courge Poivree Rotie, Steak Tartare Au Couteau, Oignons Au Roquefort, Salade De Sucrine & Boissons

Reservations

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stgmpls.com/menu

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Wed-Sun: 4pm - 10pm
Mon & Tue: Closed

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CAVE VIN

5555 Xerxes Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410 DIRECTIONS

Here’s The Deal:
'Cave Vin' is a family-owned local restaurant that serves French and new-American flavors with award-winning wines. It is one of the best-kept secrets in the city. The restaurant features a cozy, romantic atmosphere with family photos adorning the walls. 'Cave Vin' serves dinner and features a daily changing menu of dishes that are prepared with all-natural, locally sourced ingredients. Their menu features a variety of starters, soups, salads, main courses, and desserts. You can enjoy their garlic fries, baked feta, Prince Edward Island mussels, seafood stew, steak frites, cannelloni, arctic char, NZ rack of lamb, and grilled flank steak. A private dining option is available.

SPECIALTY:
Bread Basket, French Fries, Roasted Vegetables, Caesar Salad, Bucatini, Shrimp Penne, Arctic Char, Lasagna, Pistachio Crusted Pork Tenderloin, Steak Frites & New Zealand Lamb Rack

Price: Starters starts from $7
Salads starts from $7
Pasta starts from $17
Meat starts from $21

Discount: Half Off every bottle on their award-winning wine list on Tuesdays

Reservations

cave-vin.net/menu

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Tue-Sat: 5pm - Close
Sun & Mon: Closed

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