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Best Minneapolis/St. Paul Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Minneapolis/St. Paul.


 

Al Vento Italian
11/20
Galleria
5001 34th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
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Southern Italian makes its mark in south Minneapolis. More...

Barbette French
13/20
1600 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Barbette brings the soul of a casual French bistro to this Uptown neighborhood. More...

Birchwood Cafe Café
12/20
3311 E. 25th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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This neighborhood eatery shows how fresh, whole foods don't have to be boring. More...

Brit's Pub English
13/20
1110 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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The sun never sets on the pick-up scene at Brit's Pub. More...

Cafe Lurcat Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Cafe Lurcat, Minneapolis, MN 1624 Harmon Pl.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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Views of Loring Park and simply creative cuisine attract the beautiful people. More...

The Craftsman Restaurant & Bar American Regional
12/20
4300 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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This is the neighborhood restaurant everyone wishes was right around the corner. More...

Jax Cafe Steakhouse
14/20
1928 University Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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Family-owned for some 70 years, Jax is a Twin Cities steakhouse legend. More...

moto-i Japanese
12/20
2940 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408

A saké brewpub, from a Japan-obsessed owner of one of the city's top brewpubs. More...

Sanctuary New American
14/20
903 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

A quiet refuge for food lovers near the Metrodome and the Guthrie Theater. More...

Solera Spanish
15/20
Dining Room at Solera, Minneapolis, MN 900 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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A trip to Spain is closer than you think. More...

Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar Seafood
13/20
1400 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Fresh seafood and cocktails with a view for Uptown party people. More...

W.A. Frost Contemporary
13/20
374 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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History and romance mingle at this beloved and beautiful St. Paul classic. More...

Zelo Italian
13/20
831 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Celebrity dining at its finest, especially if you're not one. More...

 

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