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Restaurants Offering Sunday Brunch

Al Vento - menu, address, hours

Italian Cucina
Location(s): Minneapolis - South/Nokomis
al Vento restaurant features southern Italian cuisine, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and dishes that are created from scratch. The complexity of the ever changing menu is only complemented by the experienced yet modest service staff. With the candle lit ambiance and hand made copper decor of the expansive, yet cozy dining room, al Vento is the ideal place for a romantic dinner for two or a large, flattering, upscale celebration. From the made from scratch bruschettas, pizzas and entrees to . . . more

Axel's - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Roseville, Chanhassen, Mendota
These upscale classic style restaurants feature exceptionally high quality American cuisine; steaks, fish, pastas and salads served in a beautiful setting by experienced “guest friendly” staff. In addition to the general menu our chef prepares delicious features daily which are designed to tempt the most discerning diner. Bar service is traditional and creative. Guests often describe Axel’s Restaurants as the “Cheers” of the Twin Cities area. Lunch and dinner are served daily, plus brunch on Sundays. . . . more

Axel's Bonfire - menu, address, hours

Woodfire Cooking with a Southwest Flair
Location(s): Blaine, Bloomington - Airport, Eagan, Plymouth, Savage, St. Paul - Grand Avenue, Woodbury
These unique family-oriented restaurants serve American cuisine with a distinctive Southwestern flair. At Axel's Bonfire, your experience is our passion. That’s why we prepare our food from scratch – even our sauces and dressings. We are known for our Wood-Fire Cooking – it’s what gives our foods their rich, distinctive grilled flavor. This includes wood fire prepared steaks, pizzas and rotisserie chicken in addition to a grand variety of homemade soups, salads, seafood (and walleye, of course . . . more

Bacio - menu, address, hours

Upscale Casual
Location(s): Minnetonka
Despite its dressed-up look, this Suburban Minneapolis destination has a personality that's a little bit playful - focused on exceptional food and hospitality, but never taking itself too seriously. Bacio aspires to high standards, celebrating fresh food, with influences from Italy and the Mediteranean, to Asia and beyond. Bacio offers a menu that balances customer favorites, seasonal items and occasional surprises. Inspired by locally sourced food and original recipes made from scratch, . . . more

Cafe Ena - menu, address, hours

Latin Fusion Cuisine
Location(s): Minneapolis - South
We are Hector Ruiz and Erin Ungerman and we invite you to our new restaurant to experience a culinary fusion of Latin American flavors right in the heart of South Minneapolis.Inspired by our trips through Latin America, Chef Hector has masterfully blended distinctive and traditional foods with classic French technique and presentation. The end result is Café Ena: a new, upscale, and delicious cuisine unique to Minneapolis. . . . more

Cooper Pub & Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Irish Pub
Location(s): St. Louis Park
Cooper introduces old-world European elegance to a warm, friendly atmosphere, offering both traditional pub fare and wee plates to share. You’ll be enveloped in Irish hospitality from the moment you walk in the door – a member of Cara Irish Pubs, the mission “to give every guest an experience so they cannot wait to come back” is clear in every detail. With darts, billiards, free wi-fi and plenty of people-watching, Cooper provides the perfect setting for everything from a quick business lunch to . . . more

D'Amico and Sons - menu, address, hours

Deli and Cafe
Location(s): Edina - Downtown/50th & France, Golden Valley, Minneapolis - Downtown, Minneapolis - Uptown, St. Paul - Grand Avenue, Wayzata, Eden Prairie
D’Amico & Sons makes you feel at home with a casual atmosphere where you can enjoy a mouth-watering list of freshly prepared and flavorful hot pastas, wood-oven pizzas, entrees, salads, sandwiches and delectable desserts at affordable prices. D’Amico & Sons also features a variety of wines and beers. . . . more

Donatelli's - menu, address, hours

Homemade Italian Food
Location(s): White Bear Lake
This is authentic Italian food. Not cuisine. Not some snobby chefs interpretation of Italian food. Here you get big, hearty helpings of fresh homemade pastas and sauces. You get pizzas that start with handmade dough and fresh, made from scratch sauce and piles of your favorite ingredients. Choose from sandwiches and burgers and Donatelli Originals and much more. This is over 30 years of tradition in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that makes you feel like one of the family. This is not upscale . . . more

El Burrito Mercado - menu, address, hours

Location(s): St. Paul
EL MERCADO The unique neighborhood marketplace consists of a variety of Mexican cooking needs as well as an amplified selection of Groceries (dry beans, spices, tortillas, peppers, etc) including common brands such as Goya & San Marcos. And in the Dairy find a a generous variety of cheeses, creams & chorizo with brands like Cacique and Lala. In the Meat Department, explore the diversity of meats & seafood. Finally, the Produce is sure to please you with its assortment such as yucca, plantain, . . . more

Gianni's Steakhouse - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Wayzata
Scenically located across from Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata, MN, Gianni's is the perfect Twin Cities venue for lunch or to share a romantic night out, celebrate a special occasion, host a private event or simply unwind with our happy hour specials servered Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 PM.We also offer a lighter menu in the bar featuring house ground hamburgers and salads. Please see our bar menu.An exuberant serving staff and signature Table-Spun Caesar Salad are just some of the elements . . . more

Ginger Hop Restaurant - menu, address, hours

Pan-Asian, Thai, Fusion
Location(s): Minneapolis - Northeast
Ginger Hop is a restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis with a fun, pan-Asian menu that also includes "East meets Northeast" cuisine. Fans, warm colors and contemporary Vietnamese artwork evoke a modern Indochine feel in the inviting dining room. The stunning bar contains the best elements of an old-world pub where dark woodwork contrasts with brass, mirrors and an exotic punkah fan. . . . more

Gold Nugget - menu, address, hours

Tavern & Grill
Location(s): Minnetonka
The Gold Nugget is Back! Remember the Original Gold Nugget Burger, Fries or Onion Rings with an Ice Cold Beer and friendly atmosphere? Relive the taste and atmosphere in our same great location with a brand new look! We have taken great care in creating our new menu so that it pleases our patrons and keeps with the old tradition of hand-crafted items. The Gold Nugget features Signature Burgers, Sandwiches, BBQ Ribs, and much more. Also check out our reclaimed 1880's bar with 20 taps of seasonal . . . more

Hell's Kitchen - menu, address, hours

Award-winning BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Unequivocally the most surprising underground restaurant and bar in the Twin Cities, Hell’s Kitchen is a chef-owned,critically acclaimed independent restaurantin the heart of downtown Minneapolis.Join us...kids VERY welcome...for somedamn good food and drinks. Find out for yourself why Gourmet Magazine and Roadfood.com have raved aboutHell’s Kitchen.  . . . more

Holy Land Restaurant and Deli - menu, address, hours

Middle Eastern
Location(s): Minneapolis - South, Minneapolis - Northeast
Take a journey back to a time when life moved a little slower, employees were friendly, helpful and the top priority was providing excellent customer service. Our promise to you is to provide this same experience when you shop or eat with us. Holyland's deli restaurant serves up the original flavors of old world cuisine for lunch or dinner, with a menu of over 48 delicious items made using Mama Fatimas's original recipes. . . . more

Houlihan's - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Richfield, Chanhassen, Maple Grove, Eagan
Houlihan's Restaurant and Bar made its debut in MN in 1997 and continues to revel in offering a full circle of both dining and drinks with a conventional flare. Our fresh dishes are created with care from recipes that covet a modern twist on traditional faves so they satisfy every appetite, every time. Houlihan's is stylishly comfortable and offers genuine hospitality from a service team carbonated with both fun and good taste. . . . more

J.D. Hoyt's - menu, address, hours

Supper Club
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Hoyt's is a supper club, located in the booming warehouse district of old Minneapolis. A cozy spot with an extensive menu, full bar and a wine list of extraordinary value. Our featured entrees are prepared on our custom designed charcoal grill. This giant grill sears your order to juicy perfection. We're proud to serve large portions of food you'll crave. Best staff in the city.Check out our "NEW" patio! added for your enjoyment. Early Dining and Happy Hour Specials Mon  . . . more

Kincaid's - menu, address, hours

Fine Dining
Location(s): St. Paul - Downtown, Bloomington
Kincaid’s Fish, Chop and Steak House brings you wild, succulent Copper River King Salmon from Cordova, Alaska; handmade small-batch Maytag blue cheese from Newton, Iowa; fresh tropical Pacific gamefish from Honolulu’s 5 A.M. Fish Auction. . . . more

Lake Elmo Inn - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Lake Elmo
In 1983 Chef John Schiltz began living his boyhood dream of owning the Lake Elmo Inn where he began in the restaurant business as a dishwasher. John continually strives of provide the finest cuisine with excellent service to make your dining experience the best it can possible be. It no surprise the Lake Elmo Inn has received many awards from Best Brunch 12 years in a row to Top 10 Restaurant as voted by the readers of Mpls/St Paul Magazine. Lake Elmo Inn's desserts, wine list, & service also . . . more

Local Irish Pub - menu, address, hours

Irish Pub
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
Every town in Ireland has one – “the local”, the residents’ favorite pub and the indisputable epicenter of town. The pub is the heart of Irish social life, where friends and neighbors gather to swap stories, spread news and share pints. Minneapolis’s namesake sits on the corner of 10th and Nicollet Mall, offering an ideal spot to grab a quick lunch, after-work drink, post-theater meal, or weekend brunch. Take a seat at a picture-window bar ledge or patio table to watch the world go by and indulge . . . more

Q-Cumber's - menu, address, hours

Buffet
Location(s): Edina - France Avenue
Located next to Centennial Lakes Park — one of Edina’s premier parks featuring:• paddle boats• outdoor concerts• natural turf mini golf• lawn bowling• croquet• ice skating . . . more

Roasted Pear - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Burnsville
Warm. Sweet. Delicious. Roasted Pear is a family owned, full service bar and restaurant in Burnsville, Minnesota. Often described as both elegant and casual, rustic and refined, the menu offers sophisticated salads, appetizers and brick-oven pizzas along with hearty pastas and meaty ribs and steaks. You won't go away unsatisfied. Especially if you order dessert! Roasted Pear is perfect for a business lunch, a special occasion dinner or a warm family brunch. Great options for kids and . . . more

Santorini - menu, address, hours

Greek
Location(s): Eden Prairie
The Nicklow Brothers are legendary in the Twin Cities for the best in American Cuisine and Greek Classics. This year, their popular Santorini Taverna has moved to Eden Prairie with the 2nd generation opening the doors to welcome guests in double the space. They have a beautiful new bar & dining room with enchanting dual fireplaces, a great selection of cocktails, beer and wine and an amazing outdoor summer deck. Santorini is known for hosting "live" entertainment Thursday thru Saturday, with a . . . more

Spill the Wine - menu, address, hours

American Cuisine/Continental Influences
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown
spill the wine is located in the theatre district on 11th ave & washington ave s. we are a wine bar offering regional wine, liquor and craft beer. our menu is small and shared plate inspired. parking is located in the rear of the building after 6pm weekdays and all hours on the weekend. there are several parking meters within walking distance and valet is available during special events. the menu changes seasonally. we offer sustainable and local ingredients when possible, otherwise . . . more

St. Clair Broiler - menu, address, hours

A Neighborhood Institution
Location(s): St. Paul
The "Broiler", as it is affectionately called by its many loyal customers, has long been a favorite place for friends to meet. The food and friendly atmosphere attract many to the corner of St. Clair and Snelling - making it a neighborhood institution, as well as a local landmark.The St. Clair Broiler serves the greatest hamburgers and malts in St. Paul. The diverse menu includes a variety of the most popular sandwiches in the Twin Cities and of course, the Broiler's great desserts. Now, . . . more

Sunset's - menu, address, hours

Casual
Location(s): Wayzata, Woodbury
Sunsets, a tradition of Lake Minnetonka since 1988, is located on beautiful and historic Wayzata Bay. Lake viewing includes the Lake Minnetonka yachting and sailing scene, beautiful blue waters and great people watching! Don't forget, you can warm up next to our fireplace on those chilly evenings. . . . more

The Harvest Grill - menu, address, hours

Location(s): Coon Rapids
The Harvest Grill at Bunker Hills gives you the feel of a Northern Minnesota resort right here in your back yard. Marvel at the views of the golf course, relax in the comfortable surroundings, or soak in the sun on the patio. With hand cut steaks, fresh produce, daily baked bread and house-made soups and sauces, the Harvest Grill features the freshest local ingredients possible. It is Scratch cooking at its best. The natural wood fired grill & rotisserie adds a mouth watering flavor to all . . . more

Town Hall Brewery and Tap - menu, address, hours

Brewpub
Location(s): Minneapolis - Downtown, Minneapolis - South
The Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery (Town Hall) opened in October 1997 after its founders graduated from business school and spent a couple of years in corporate America.Town Hall founders Pete and Scot met as seventh graders at Kromrey Middle School in Middleton WI. At the tender age of 13 both knew what they wanted to do for a living... make and drink good beer. Just kidding!!To make a long story short, Pete and Scot spent their formative years playing baseball at the West Middleton . . . more

WA Frost - menu, address, hours

Upscale Dining, Bar/Lounge
Location(s): St. Paul - Downtown, St. Paul - Grand Avenue, St. Paul - Selby Avenue, St. Paul
W. A. Frost lies in the heart of the historic Cathedral Hill District. It has incomparable ambiance and rare old world character, showcasing antiques, wood-burning fireplaces, oil paintings and the European-style garden patio. The menus change seasonally and are inspired by seasonal ingredients from both local farmers and markets abroad. . . . more


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