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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 216
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 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
Amazing bruschetta

I had dinner here after a client highly recommended the place. It did not disappoint. The lobster and egg bruschetta and the more traditional marina and feta bruschetta was absolutely amazing. The pasta servings came in half and full servings which was great after starting with bruschetta. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
LilMommaMeeks
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I had dinner here after a client highly recommended the place. It did not disappoint. The lobster and egg bruschetta and the more traditional marina and feta bruschetta was absolutely amazing. The pasta servings came in half and full servings which was great after starting with bruschetta. Very good wine selection.

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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Second time here and it is still one of our favorites. Variety of starters, entree's and other items. Plan ahead and make reservations. Wait staff are very knowledgable about the preparation of each dish which is fantastic.

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Minnesota
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I visited BLG for an anniversary dinner and both had a great time. This is our third visit and we keep coming back for the excellent pasta. The ingredients are fresh, the pasta 'al dente', and the knowledge of the staff is impressive. I started with a whiskey sour (with egg white) and for some reason, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great food and attentive service! Our party of four enjoyed a series of small plates, all of which were delicious. The restaurant was beautiful and fun, and not at all intimidating, and our server, who was wonderful, was great about answering questions about their food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Right, BLG needs another five stars review. .....and here it is as they deserve nothing more than that. I was seriously impressed. So impressed, that this whole review I'd be raving about my dinner last night. Tina, one of my oldest friends, was here in town from Chicago to take me out for my belated birthday dinner and to plan... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The menu can be a bit overwhelming for a novice foodie, but most everything is delicious and the wait staff is very knowledge and helpful in answering your questions. They also provided excellent suggestions for wine, beer and/or cocktail pairings. This particular restaurant atmosphere is a mesh of business casual bar/night life meets fine cuisine. It can feel cramped, overcrowded... More 

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msp
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169 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you want to dive into the culture of the North Loop, this is a great place to do it. Wonderful atmosphere, filled with Lumbersexuals and hipsters. Food was rich but very good. Don't hesitate to get the lobster with soft eggs or the Manhattan, and the gnocchi was fabulous. Even though when I called they said they were family-friendly,... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Let's just skip the food. Seriously, who can enjoy any meal when the "ambience" is strikingly louder than a jack hammer construction venue? On a Wednesday evening, we were seated at a table where the heat from the kitchen was scalding the back of my neck. The tables were smashed so close together that my skinny thighs were rubbing tables... More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Alex was an attentive and friendly server. Food was excellent. Atmosphere was a little too noisy, but not enough to prevent me from returning.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We love being able to share so many of the options. We did try the foie gras and it was the only thing I've had on their menu that I didn't like. It was cold, which we knew, but it was like a head cheese type of thing and not good. Great service though!

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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?