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Blackbird Cafe

3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1304 (Downtown)
612-823-4790
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Ranked #24 of 1,552 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Tuesday is Gumbo night and they do quite nice one, good flavors but a little mild, could use a couple drops of Ghost Pepper Sauce!!!

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fantastic menu with unique items and family favorites! Try the whole wheat pancakes with sesame honey butter! Great atmosphere, service and of course, our food was delicious!

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place is one of those new, over-hyped Minneapolis restaurants where you can find decent, limited but way overpriced food and drinks. It's nothing special, you can get lucky and enjoy some decent food, but this is really and overhyped and overpriced place.

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Minneapolis
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast this morning. Wait person suggested the oxtail hash. Yum. I love this dish. Diced, roasted al dente beets and carrots with shreds of oxtail (tastes pretty much like pot roast). Two fried eggs on top and a beautiful, lemony hollandaise (which I had on the side). It was busy, so we sat at the bar. Would... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Been eating here since they opened at this location and the food has stayed consistent and the atmosphere is lovely. Usually the service is great and attentive but not disruptive, I have noticed a bit of "attitude" on occasion, which may coincide with staff checking their cell phones or being a bit too loud when talking about customers. Rule of... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had a delicious New Year's Eve dinner at the Blackbird, along with excellent service, and warm atmosphere. I'm not often motivated to provide a local restaurant review, but wanted to pass on the recommendation to dine here if you're looking for great food in a relaxed atmosphere at a relaxed price.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We came here today for breakfast and everything was just simply delightful. The staff was friendly as we were greeted promptly upon entering. Ed was our server and he was polite and we loved his mannerisms. Instead of asking to take our order he asked, "what would you like to eat today?" and then instead of asking are you done... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My GF and I went there for B/F for our "Me" Day. Soooo good! We had eggs, bacon,sausage, hashbrowns(that were to die for!) and thick bread that had to be homemade. And if that wasn't enough, we split a half order of the the sausage gravy with a sweet potato buscuit. The sausage had a very good flavor--just a little... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We went for Saturday brunch. One of my girls had sweet potato biscuits w/ gravy and my other had the french toast kids meal. I had the oxtail hash w/ root veggies. OMG if I ate that every meal for the rest of my life I would die happy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My GF had heard good things about this place, we checked trip advisor, read a poor review and almost didn't go. I'm glad we decided to go, because we liked it. The atmosphere was comforting, just like the hot coffee, kind service and delicious food. We will go back again. For the record, the hash browns aren't greasy.

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