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Bar La Grassa

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

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  • 241
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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 10
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  • 7
    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
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I was looking for an Italian restaurant to go with my girlfriend. We didn't make a reservation but we were lucky to find a couple of seats on the long table near the kitchen. It was fun because we were able to see the chef while he was preparing what we ordered. I was impressed by the quality of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Matt E
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Brescia, Italy
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Brescia, Italy
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was looking for an Italian restaurant to go with my girlfriend. We didn't make a reservation but we were lucky to find a couple of seats on the long table near the kitchen. It was fun because we were able to see the chef while he was preparing what we ordered. I was impressed by the quality of the... More 

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Thank Matt E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Bar La Grassa for dinner tonight and I can't say that I was impressed with the food. The famous egg and lobster bruschetta was a bit cold and way too rich: generously buttered bread and some cream cheese tucked in. We had foie gras tortellini and mushroom agnolotti. I could tell right away that someone in the... More 

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Thank Selena43
Edina, Minnesota
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is where we go, when my husband wants to make me happy. Be sure to make reservations because this place is a non stop river of people in and out. I love the white bean appetizer they serve as soon as you sit down, so much we usually ask for a second one... and that is just the beginning.... More 

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Thank Mona P
Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What can I say about Bar la Grassa? The food, service, and atmosphere are all out of this world. I've tried about half the menu and I love everything. My favorite is the orange-cauliflower gnocchi. It sounds strange, but it's to die for. Can't recommend it enough. The only drawback is that the word on Bar la Grass is out... More 

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Thank anna3981
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar La Grassa is absolutely excellent. I've been dozens of times, and would go more often if I lived closer. Pretty much the entire menu is 'family style' - which is perfect because you get a wide variety of flavors. My favs are the soft eggs with lobster and the calamarata with raw tuna. Reservations can be tough for prime... More 

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Thank Conor O
Big Sky, Montana
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter's best friend lives near this restaurant and eats there often. I can see why now after a delicious meal during our short stay. Bruschetta is a speciality and they have an excellent wine list. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank 70flame70
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot to like about blg. The room is cool and service is excellent. The food is a bit hit or miss. The chicken is outstanding as was the egg and lobster bruschetta. Most of the side dishes also were hits. The ribs not so good. Meat jello with a spivey crust. The bucatini was starch hell. The... More 

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Thank Roadmaster2013
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in Minnesota and when I go back to visit my parents, I always go to Bar La Grassa. The quality has always been high over the years. My favorite dish is the soft egg lobster bruschetta. I crave this all the time!

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Thank Rebecca M
Minneapolis MN
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had a mostly enjoyable New Year’s Eve dinner last night with one huge exception. Our table was waiting for us when we arrived for our reservation and we were warmly greeted and very well taken care of by our server. Cocktails were great and we found the wine list to have a nice variety with many reasonable options. We... More 

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Thank Jeff F
Edina, Minnesota
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236 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Have been to BLG several times, and the experiences are consistent. Really good pasta -- the scratch pasta in particular is some of the best in the Cities. We typically order multiple 1/2 portions and share all of them; one 1/2 order per diner works well. Most recently went with the veal, duck and lamb, all were terrific. Equally consistently,... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?