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Sparks Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, International,
230 Cedar Lake Rd S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2006
+1 612-259-8943
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (5 reviews)
“tacos” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, International, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
230 Cedar Lake Rd S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2006
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Possibly the best pizza I have ever eaten. Hummus was tried and loved. Friends recommended and it was a nice night to sit outside. Great wine list as well. Will be back soon.....

Thank gibsonja3
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Went for lunch with 7 others. The food was tasty, but portions small, prices high, and wait long. I got soup of the day, a "smoked fish chowder" that was interesting but had a piece of fish the size of my pinkie finger nail in...More

Thank nancymaebe
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a small cute neighborhood restaurant with bar. Very attentive wait staff and host. Wide range of food options from small plates to large plates, and even a burger! We had Wood fired pizza and Gnocchi. Recommend you check it out. Can make reservation...More

Thank i1sff00
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This a welcoming restaurant that has a varied menu – from pizza and hamburgers to mussels and polenta. I had the hamburger which was a little spicy which made a nice change to the usual. My friends had the mussels which again were a little...More

Thank Pielle2015
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We love the new menu!! We have always loved Sparks and the new menu has brought it to another level. The seared salmon is always cooked perfectly with that yummy crispy sear served over risotto. My husband always enjoys his long time favorite meat lovers...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had dinner mid week with two other couples in October. Was my first time dining at Sparks. Service was attentive and friendly, but the food was just mediocre. They had a beef stew special that was very light in beef and way too salty.

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I drive by Sparks every day on the way to work near Bryn Marr and took the family (8-15 yo) there for dinner. Everyone found multiple small plates they would like to try. We ordered in courses and the small plates and, like following a...More

Thank Marcel D
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This neighborhood restaurant has a friendly, casual way about it, no pretensions, but does it deliver! Superb waitstaff, very good food, and a terrific selection of beers and wines. One of the better Happy Hours in the Twin Cities. And two standouts: the Cuban sandwich...More

Thank zadkine
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I just had lunch there. I like the ambiance, service was attentive, menu was small, but interesting. I tried the small plate of Spanish style shrimp which was very tasty, but a bit too spicy for my taste. There was a nice piece of grilled...More

Thank bryantaveMinneapolis
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We got there around 5:30 on a Wednesday. It wasn't filled, but there was a nice amount of customers present. My husband is a micro-brew fancier and they brought him 3 samples, gratis. We started with a small plate that was pasta with smoked gouda...More

Thank showingmydog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 30
American, International, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 Cedar Lake Rd S, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2006
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-259-8943
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Amor and Jonathan, the owners of Rinata Restaurant in Minneapolis, decided to take on a new venture when Jonathan moved to Bryn Mawr neighborhood in Minneapolis and noticed the lack of a restaurant. After about a week of living in Bryn Mawr, Jonathan fell in love with a location and decided to take the leap.
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