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Butcher & The Boar

1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705
+1 612-238-8888
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Butcher & The Boar
1. From Dates to Dinner Parties
" Eat everything. Try everything. Drink everything."
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2. House Made Sausages
"Be sure to order sausage appetizer plate."
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3. Over 150 Bourbons Available
"amazing food and amazing drinks - bar is the best for cocktails!"
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1 - 10 of 897 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a beautiful meal here. Huge foodies and we travel for the food! The service is exemplary and our server and busser were great. Making wonderful and satisfying suggestions. We had th steak tartare, croquettes, the beef rib and brussel sprouts. We felt like...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

My wife and I went here for date night after reading about it for several years. The food was amazing. We had the beef long rib (AKA, "The Flintstone Rib), the crab leg special, with spicy Brussels sprouts and truffled trumpet mushrooms as our sides....More

Thank jscopper
Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

I'm so glad you had a wonderful date night with your wife!! You must know what you are doing when looking at our menu, great choices!! Thank you for the great review and passing the word on!! Cheers, Kevin Fraley

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great (small) steakhouse but with a lot of good food and choices you don’t get other places. Everything made at the house. You have a direct view to the chiefs preparing your food over fire. Full house so don’t expect to have...More

Thank GlobetrotterDK1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place for people who love meat. Atmosphere is wonderful, the smells are intoxicating from the minute you hit the door. The kitchen is a show all by itself if you happen to sit close enough to watch. Menu offers great choices,particularly with...More

Thank Chicagomarketer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a group of customers to this restaurant during a conference in Minneapolis. The atmosphere was fun, albeit a little loud at times. The food was tremendous! Portions were enormous and the appetizers were to die for. Great services as well. The whole experience...More

Thank jrf1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to finally experience Butcher & The Boar and were not disappointed. We had steak filet, scallops, sausage and a delicious cornbread. The filet was prepared perfectly and the scallops were definitely the best I have ever had in MN. It would be...More

Thank Travelforfuntoday22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice environment. Loved the look and feel of the place. We sat very near the kitchen and could hear the sizzle and smell the cooking meats. Tried some links as appetizers and the black bean chorizo sausage (no meat in this one) was amazing!!...More

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made our annual trek to B &B after a day at the trade show. Staff was helpful making space as our group grew in size but had a considerable wait for our table. The place is always rockin and packed! Always get a reservation! The...More

Thank Alaskanlarry
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Loved the roasted oysters, fantastic. Asked about the duck and was told it was fantastic. Do not order the duck! Please take it off the menu! My goodness that sucks.Had the orange cake and you should order something else. Stick to the beef guys.

Thank eoetourhost
Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Menu is about to change, I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy the duck. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Kevin Fraley

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Very good food, great service and fun atmosphere. A solid 4.5 rating. Our table was near the open kitchen and it was fun to watch the grill chef work. Old Fashion cocktails were delicious. We started with Steak Tartare served with house made flat bread....More

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Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review B&B.. Taking a look at your review , it would appear you are a pro at dinning!! Well done my friend, We are very happy you enjoyed your night!! We hope to see you again...More

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Carol R
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Response from elle b | Reviewed this property |
Jeans and a sweater, or a jacket, boots. Business boutique
Ron K
3 March 2017|
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Response from sana5000 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I do not know this recently they've had a big change of management and ownership I would doublecheck before I would go
11 February 2017|
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Response from Douglas V | Property representative |
We love kids!! We can help you with menu options. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Kevin Fraley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Direct line stops on the #4 and #6 routes along Hennepin.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-238-8888
  • E-mail
Butcher & the Boar opened in 2012 in Minneapolis, MN, with a simple idea. Create a festive and communal dining experience with American craft food, beer and bourbon. We are a steak and smoked meats house. We believe that top notch ingredients sourced from local farms and premium purveyors and prepared with superior culinary technique is the secret to great food.
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