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Bar La Grassa

800 North Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (Warehouse District)
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Ranked #8 of 1,578 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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233 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
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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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There is something for every culinary taste on this menu, and you can get it served up as individual plates or family style. I highly recommend the silk handkerchief basil pesto pasta -- it is uber silky because it is made with wine vs. water. Superior service all around and an atmosphere that makes you appreciate going out to dinner!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was our first visit to Bar La Grassa. It was excellent. Our waiter was very helpful in selections. He suggested the small plates for sharing. The small plates really were not that small! He told us that a signature dish was the gnocchi with cauliflower and orange. Sounds like a strange combination, but WOW!!! One of the best pastas... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Decided to give BLG a try again. It's still very popular, the place is packed, very noisy, and the bar almost impossible to get through to get to your table because of all the people. Our overall impression was that the unique tastes we had relished and raved about in our last visit had dulled a bit in this one.... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I booked this restaurant for a business dinner while in Minneapolis for a recent conference. I did a lot of research and found Bar La Grassa due to its great reviews and large menu. The atmosphere is very nice and the service was as expected for a nice restaurant. I was hoping to be wowed, but I must admit I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Was there this past Sunday and definitely will be back sooner than later! Loved the braised rabbit, and of course the soft eggs and lobster.

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