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Zeitgeist Arts Cafe

222 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN
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Ranked #20 of 226 restaurants in Duluth
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews 122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We love Duluth, and visit often. There are some terrific places to eat, but many of them offer very similar menus. Zeitgeist not only offers other options, but the atmosphere is also more clean and contemporary. The bright upstairs (where almost all diners sit) is comfortable and good for larger groups or families. Some folks dress up, some are in... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Our waiter was also the evening bar tender so when asked for a recommendation for a before dinner drink, the suggestion was unique and delicious. Homemade ginger beer and native Vodka. I frequently order the coconut rice bowl with the broiled shrimp and am never disappointed. Shrimp is perfect and rice is spicy, but not too spicy. For those with... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My husband and I went for dinner and a movie at Zeitgeist and Zinema 2. I called ahead for a reservation, and the host advised us how much time to allow given the show time, which was quite helpful. We had plenty of time to enjoy our dinner. Both meals were nicely presented, flavorful, and satisfying. I had the gnocchi,... More

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Milwaukee, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I was just here on Business eating solo at the bar. Felt comfortable with a huge selection of drinks and a great menu. I had the THAI CHILI BOWL with tofu – they made it with the right amount of heat! A little different menu with some healthy options which is always a big plus.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The restaurant itself is located on two levels. We were on the mezzanine level, where the noise was quite deafening. One strike. We had a party of nine, and the table adjacent to ours was so close that our waiter could not get near most of the people in our party. Most of the food and drinks had to be... More

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Two Harbors, Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I hate to write a bad review on a place, but Zeitgeist Cafe was lousy. The night started off at around nine PM for us. They are open until 11 PM, I asked the Host who was about to seat us by the three tables downstairs (next to the bar) if we could dine in the dining room upstairs. She... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We visited Zeitgeist Arts Cafe for cocktails. They had an impressive bar and a cocktail menu of all the classics made properly! Between us, we ordered a Gin Fizz, Corpse Reviver, Sidecar, and Manhattan and enjoyed each one. They dry-shook the gin fizz for fantastic results. The bartenders hand-squeeze juices for each of their drinks individually. We sat at the... More

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Midwest
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

5 of us had dinner at Zeitgeist on a Friday night. Friendly service, an interesting and varied menu. Not too expensive. The mussels in a curried coconut milk broth were great. Loved the grilled romaine salad! It was huge and easy to share. The rice curry dishes went over well, as did the pork chop with grilled polenta. Only misstep... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Had lunch with 3 other women today. We all had best food & service. Burger & fries good quality & served hot. (not the case at lots of places) Some had fish sandwich excellent. Homemade desserts also. We shared banana cream pie. Cool place but not snooty.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I like Zeitgeist for their excellent drinks and their fantastic bar. The atmosphere is super hip and artsy and I love dining in their upstairs space. I think Walter (a bartender there) makes the best cocktails in town. He just knows what he's doing. Last time I went in I sat at the bar with my friend and I wasn't... More

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