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Blackbird Cafe

$$ - $$$, , American
3800 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612-823-4790
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“oxtail” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3800 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Two friends enjoyed early dining prior to 7:30 PM curtain at the Jungle Theatre. Menu changes frequently as upon booking reservation and three weeks later, the menu was different then it was at booking time. No disappointment there though, only that I had made reservation...More

Thank Leah D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My friends and I chose this restaurant for a long awaited dinner together. We were looking for excellent food, great atmosphere, good service and good wine list. Imagine, we got 4 for 4. Located near the end of East Street Restaurants it sits on the...More

Thank Sandy U
Reviewed 3 September 2017

My frittata was good, but I didn't love it. My companions all loved their meals - vegie scramble and french toast. The bacon was terrific as was the coffee. The staff was friendly and attentive.

Thank lissa74
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Went on a Wednesday evening for dinner with friends. Restaurant was not crowed. It was a mystery bag night for wine $20 bought you a bag you selected and you got whatever was in the bag ours was a very good red wine. Meal was...More

Thank A396CRjohnw
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We had a really terrific meal at the Blackbird Cafe. Our waitress was extraordinary. She was efficient and knowledgeable and also was happy to help with menu choices. She never steered us wrong. We started with the house fries as an appetizer. I know it...More

Thank RandV V
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Good quality and service. We had both lunch and breakfast at this cafe during our stay in Minneapolis. Would definitely return again.

Thank Rinchen-Mitch
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A few months back, they removed a beloved veg item and left the dinner menu with very few veg options and no veg entrees. I asked the server about it and she said it was a "meat-focused" restaurant. Can we please import Yotam Ottolenghi into...More

1  Thank CharlieLemonhead
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I haven't been to Blackbird since they moved and transitioned from counter service to table service. Perfect atmosphere; open, airy, and clean yet homey. I had the brasied oxtail with basted eggs over beet and sweet potato hash was spot on. A mango mimosa followed...More

Thank potte129
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my meal at Blackbird. The food was excellent and the service was good. Limited menu but good choices to choose from. The ginger drink was so good.

Thank NDakotaTransplant
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Overall a disappointment. Six of us went for dinner. A third of us liked the meal, the rest thought it was average or below. We had a vegan with us and there really wasn't anything on the menu for her. Service was poor. The people...More

Thank JWLP51
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 40
Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-823-4790
Clever New American fare is served at this cozy, farm-to-fork cafe. Offering made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus focused wine list, craft beer, and weekend brunch.
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