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Restaurant Max Restaurant Review: When the Midland Bank Building, a turn-of-the-century downtown gem, became The Hotel Minneapolis, its elegant, marble-lined banking hall was reserved for the lobby and for Restaurant Max. Now robed in plush reds and browns, the room is a hot-spot for shared appetizers and cocktails or a more elaborate meal. The kitchen, staffed by the same culinary team behind the St. Paul Grill and Pazzaluna, turns out a lengthy list of small plates that include generously topped flatbreads, lovely lemon-ricotta dumplings, a classic shrimp cocktail, a fine cheese selection and rustic ham-and-cheese croquettes. The bar has a talent for shaking up colorful cocktails, and the best desserts are tasty little two-biters, spooned into shot glasses.