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Tilia

2726 43rd St., Minneapolis, MN (Downtown)
612-354-2806
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Ranked #45 of 1,579 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

One of our favorite things when traveling is to explore restaurants. Neighborhood restaurants tend to be among our preferred choices as they can provide not only great eats, they can give us a glimpse into the community. Tilia is one of those great finds that if we lived in Minneapolis we would be returning to time and time again. To... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I live in the Tilia neighborhood and feel very spoiled. This restaurant is a true gem. I have several favorites: the Fish Taco Torta, mussels, butterscotch pot de creme and all the excellent beer choices to name a few. The food is so good, I get stuck on a few items and don't change it up until they change the... More

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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great, interesting food in a great location. Eat incredible fresh pea soup, the best fish taco sandwich ever, a creative desert, then walk around Lake Harriet on a summer evening. Heaven. But, at least the night we went, the noise in the place was deafening. A small place, about forty people, how could they make so much noise? To be... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My first time trying it after hearing good things from others. We went on memorial day weekend, I was scared of the wait but we got a table within 15 minutes, so that was great. Drinks - They have a great selection of some excellent beers on tap, including a number of my local personal favorites, so that was a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Came here for a special occasion. Despite the horror stories I've heard of the wait times, I've heard nothing but raves about the food, so have been wanting to try it for ages. Alas, what a waste of a celebration. Got there RIGHT after 5 on a week night & there were several tables open, so at least we didn't... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Potted beef, flatbread with mozzarella and cavatappi pasta dish all wonderful! Hostess suggested a Sancerre to go along with the meal-spot on wine! Desserts: panna cotta with lovely toppings if crunchy almonds, berries and mint and a creamy not cloyingly sweet butterscotch coure de creme topped with crime fraiche. Espresso completed a delightful shared lunch. Go for lunch to avoid... More

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Jordan, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Let me start this off by saying that Chef Steven Brown is an absolute genius! He takes the time to come up with very palate pleasing dishes one after another. He understands flavors and how to not over complicate the dishes. If you don't want to wait for a very long time for a table, I would recommend going about... More

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Columbus, Nebraska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant on an early Sunday evening, so the wait was reasonable--about 40 minutes. It was worth the wait. Our food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Try the Brussels Sprouts. The menu included several unusual dishes and our server gave us great explanations of each. It is small and crowded but still comfortable. This was my... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Fish Tortas, $11. probably the best fish taco in the Twin Cities for the price. Potted meat (pate) $8, one of the best items period. Meat Balls $9. Wild Acre Duck Entree $19. You get the point exceptional food at reasonable prices. Small space, usually crowded, Some might call it cozy, i would say tight. Wait can be long. Good... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We love our restaurants and had been wanting to try Tilia for a while. We were not expecting it to be one of our new favorites and right up there with the best places in town. Some of our other favorites in this realm are BLG, Butcher and Boar, and Blackbird Cafe. We went on a Sunday night and would've... More

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