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Bar La Grassa

800 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (Warehouse District)
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Ranked #8 of 1,582 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Warehouse District
Cross street: 8th St
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83% Recommend
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English first
Excelsior, Minnesota
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We started with the Blue Marlin with Olive oil, lemon and sea salt. WOW, Next was the soft eggs and Lobster WOW Wow then the CALAMARATA with RAW TUNA another wow wow then the SMOKED SPAGHETTI ALLA CHITARRA with BROWN BUTTER and LOBSTER another wow wow. Finally the GRILLED SAUSAGE boo hiss. All as shared dishes. The sound level is... More

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372 reviews 372 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is an interesting Italian restaurant that try to be gourmet. The food is really tasty and has some interesting flavors. It's a great idea that you can order little plate of all entree in order to share and multi-taste all the menu.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We booked early to enable us to be at a graduation ceremony by 7 pm. If you like this very popular place go early to be able to hear each other's conversations. We had a circular booth which was superb for our family of five. We had the decadent soft egg and lobster bruschetta which was our favorite. We had... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had heard good things about BLG, and decided to give it a try while some friends visited from out of town. Our waitress informed us that we had the possibility to order a variety of small plates and share "family style" as opposed to each getting our own dish. We followed her advice and it was the best decision... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

RESERVATIONS! That's your first step. Make a reservation. I have never seen a restaurant so busy on a Monday which I think goes to show how popular this restaurant is. I went with a few girlfriends and we all LOVED it. We shared a couple bottles of red wine and each had two smaller plates I tried the bruschetta which... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was our first visit. It appears to be a happening place. The menu might be a little confusing for a first time diner. It has many selections, and you have the choice of having small or large plates. For more variety, you may want to choose several of the small plates. My disappointments were the small tables, loud noise... More

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

BLG is one of my favorite spots in Minneapolis. Every time I go, it is an outstanding experience. From the excellent service to the delicious food, it is not to be missed. The bruschettas are a MUST. Do not miss the soft eggs and lobster, nor the ricotta and roasted tomato. The fresh pastas are delish! The homemade pappardelle with... More

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Edina, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Come here for fresh pasta dishes and interesting variations of seafood and Italian recipes. Bruschetta options are unique and very good. Particular favorite is the avocado, white anchovy and sea salt version. Gnocchi with cauliflower and orange is also another favorite I get every time I go. Restaurant can be quite loud so hearing your dining partner on a date... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The lobster and egg bruschetta is worth trying just because it is a unique dish. We also liked the gnocchi with orange and cauliflower. However, the other pasta dishes were so salty we could not eat them. Overall, I was perplexed by the fabulous reviews this restaurant has received. The service was excellent, but the food was average.

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Bar La Grassa serves only one item - salt, salt, and more salt. Do not eat here if you are on a low sodium diet. I'm surprised the Public Health Agency hasn't posted a warning on the front door. Furthermore, the business plan is meant not to serve the customer, instead it is to line the pockets of the owners... More

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