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Bar La Grassa

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Warehouse District
Italian, Pasta
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800 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (8th St)
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5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 206
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Italian Restaurant with Delicious Food

I tried to book reservation for dinner before our trip but the restaurant was booked so quickly. I could only booked for 5:30 PM slot. We arrived 30 mins late due to traffic and unfamiliar with new place. However, they still let us have our table. The restaurant staffs were very friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Andrea M
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Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I tried to book reservation for dinner before our trip but the restaurant was booked so quickly. I could only booked for 5:30 PM slot. We arrived 30 mins late due to traffic and unfamiliar with new place. However, they still let us have our table. The restaurant staffs were very friendly and provided excellent services quickly even when the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We booked to celebrate my 31st birthday and waited for our table at the bar. Wanted to start with some cocktails and were asked for IDs. We presented our European Union driver's licenses and were told by the bartender that he cannot serve us based on those, saying he would only accept US/Canadian driver's licenses, but everyone else needs to... More 

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Minneapolis
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have eaten here several times and love everything on the menu. One of my favorite places to eat in Minneapolis. Love the lobster and egg bruschetta for an app. A standard is the lamb meatballs. The gnocchi is also amazing. The only two dishes I didn't care for are the handkerchief pasta and the pasta negra. For just two... More 

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Rice Lake, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were glad we had called ahead to reserve a table, as when we entered BLG it was very busy on a Sunday night. Our service started out great, but our waiter was pretty much non-existent after taking our initial order; the busboy was the one bringing our dishes, silverware and different courses of food and he was a rock... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with a couple of colleagues. .we had a couple of appetizers to share...the lobster with egg, beets and salad...all were excellent!!! And good size to share. For main course, I had the black pasta...would definitely recommend. Entrée comes as a half size or full size orders which is great allows for ordering a couple of appetizers. This is... More 

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Oswego, Illinois
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Menu choices were interesting and just different enough to make me feel like I was having a "foodie" experience. We sat at the bar for dinner since we didn't have reservations and wouldn't have been able to be seated until after 10pm. I felt a little put out that other patrons that came in seemed to get tables in the... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We went as a party of four and ordered about 12 different items to share. Nice way to try a lot of dishes. Most of the dishes were excellent with a few just very good. Service was attentive. Wine list was decent. Place was packed!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The energy of the restaurant was immediately felt upon entering the front door. The decor was really simple and modern with a flare for eclectic (lighting). It was nice seeing the kitchen open to the restaurant and watching the servers slices their own meats. The menu had a nice selection and the chef was able to mix and match a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Love the concept! My daighter and I have few limits as to what we'll try; our biggest dilemma is what to order--we like it all. BLG solves the issue by offering a wide variety of small plates that are perfect for sharing. The decor is nothing special but this is a place about food--not pretty walls or art. We've tried... More 

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated an early birthday with friends from Denver. We ordered a variety of salads, bruschetta, small plates and desserts. The gnocchi everyone writes about was THAT GOOD, as was the chicken liver bruschetta. We weren't wowed by everything, but got to try dishes we don't normally see. I'd go back for the raw tuna, but perhaps... More 

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Additional Information about Bar La Grassa

Address: 800 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Warehouse District
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
    (8th St)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Warehouse District
  • Neighborhood: Warehouse District

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?