1. Bluestem Bar
Bluestem Bar is a sophisticated, intimate and warm extension of French Meadow Bakery & Café. This organically inspired bar, with rich tree accents and gold hued walls, transport you to another world, offering organic, local, gluten-free, vegan and traditional menu options. Bluestem Bar seats and serves up to 100, and 150 maximum for standing cocktail events.
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2. THE NORD ROOM BY FRENCH MEADOW
The Nord Room at the Minneapolis French Meadow Café location is a private, ambient room with exposed brick and an entire wall of garage doors that allows plenty of natural light. This private space is tucked just behind the restaurant, with a beautiful patio for cocktail hour. The room seats up to 30 people.
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3. MILL VALLEY KITCHEN
Northern California inspired cuisine served right here in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their menu has an incredible selection of the freshest local foods, with plenty of gluten free options. Plus, the dessert menu off right-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies with ice cold milk!
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4. LUCIA'S WINE BAR
Lucia’s was the very first restaurant in MN to offer Farm-To-Table, and is locally sourced, meaning the freshest food possible. The private room for events is very intimate, with a private bar & romantic lighting. Lucia’s also has one of the most incredible wine lists in the Twin Cities.
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5. PIZZA LUCE
Located at the center of Minneapolis´ historic Warehouse District, the newly renovated 2nd Avenue Party Room is the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner. This room has space for up to 100 people with private dining and bar service. And who doesn’t love homemade Pizza?!
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6. TARGET FIELD
Target Field provides a unique venue to help make special moments come to life. Their event center embodies a trendy and exciting backdrop that overlooks the field. Their variety of packages--the Single, the Double, the Triple, the Home Run, and the Gram Slam--caters to any budget, large or small.
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7. THE COMMONS HOTEL
Enjoy a night of romance at The Commons Hotel with your rehearsal dinner. Among industrial schoolhouse design, Edison light bulb fixtures, trendy furnishings, and playful geek-chic persona, it’s guaranteed to spark the romantic mood for your following wedding day. Their two ballrooms even offer a private outdoor terrace capturing views of the vibrant university neighborhood and downtown Minneapolis.
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8. THE FREMONT
The Fremont is Uptown's newest sports bar and nightclub venue. They offer a very large and open venue paired with a full bar, 24 draft beers and an upscale bar food menu focused on wings and burgers. You can’t go wrong!
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9. ROSE STREET PATISSERIE
Situated in the quaint neighborhood of South Minneapolis, Rose Street Patisserie pairs the finest baked goods with a down-to-earth atmosphere where people can truly connect. If you’re looking for a modern, warm, and welcoming venue to gather your loved ones, this may be your place!
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10. FIRE LAKE
Located in downtown Minneapolis (pictured below), there is a private dining room that seats up to 40 guests. The staff is even happy to help create a custom menu for your event!
There is also a location near the Mall of America. Nestled on the 2nd floor of Radisson Blu, here you will find some of the best authentic Minnesota cuisine. The menu offers dishes like Wild Rice Pancakes, Pop Over Prime Rib Sandwich, and Beer Battered Cheese Curds. The Private Dining Room can seat between 6-60 guests.
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