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Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

123 N. Third St. (First Ave.) Send to Phone
612-746-5533 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Middle Eastern cooking has come of age here, shed of heaviness and kitsch and gussied up with inventive pairings.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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5.0 rating over 3 reviews
Saffron Restaurant & Lounge, Minneapolis, MN

Saffron Restaurant & Lounge Restaurant Review

: Taking over the cavernous digs of a former Warehouse nightclub and softening its décor with Arabian touches, the youthful chef-owner, who hails from Palestine, has devised a fusion menu that’s a far cry from the sorry pack of amateur blenders. He starts with traditional Middle Eastern dishes, then he tempers or sparks them with modern American techniques. This results in standouts like a blue crab salad infused with citrus and curry and a roasted cauliflower soup jazzed up with charmoula. Worthy entrées include duck breast sided with a goat cheese-medjool date tart and a salmon-clam tagine. Suave service adds to the pleasure at this creative downtown café.

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