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222 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 379-3345
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Ranked #339 of 1,598 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
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Description: "Delicious seafood, good wine list, lovely patio setting and very friendly staff".
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English first
Duluth, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Simple, intimate, cozy. Expert waitstaff. Menu is upscale burgers with mixture of great alternatives. Supported with well chosen wines.

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20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Weather permitting , as this is Minneapolis, Rachel's is a great outdoor dining experience. If the weather is suboptimal, then done inside. StRt with one of the classic cocktails. The "must do" appetizer is the Chicken wings; fresh and hot with an incredible Cajun rub these rival sister venue the Monte Carlo. While dining outside you get great service, fresh... More 

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138 reviews 138 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were very surprised with Rachel's. The front of the building gives the impression that the place is small. It is not. With the patio there is plenty of space here. The decor is fun and sets the tone. We were met by the bartender/waiter who was very friendly and provided both great conversation and service. We ordered the steak... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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100 reviews 100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Rachel's should be busier. I think the owner, John R. needs to get a daily happy hour going. Yes, this is near the river and the area has been trending upscale with newer condos, etc. However, there are a lot of poor college students in the area and they frequent other establishments that offer HH. They do offer a good... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

If I could give this review a 4.5, I would! We loved eating here. We ate on the patio and it was such a lovely setting. The inside looked very cool and I will try sitting inside next time. The manager was training a new employee, so when our food was delivered we had a cadre of 3 service staff... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Staff was slow. (This is the second time we tried the place to give them a second chance) Food was just ok, nothing to drive to this place for. The second time, we ordered food and when it didn't come in a timely manner, politely asked to leave because of this. Went next door and ate dinner there instead. Never... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

When you are hungry any thing is good but over all it was not particularly memorable. There were four of us dining and only one of us really liked his meal. The rest were just "good enough" but not great. A friend and neighbor told us not to waste our time but we did...I am glad we tried it but... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Rachel's resides within an old small funeral home which is partly what gives it its charm. Nice architectural flourishes, warm colors, bright blue and white checkered table cloths, interesting and not too loud background music make Rachel's feel very European and cozy. There is a separate bar area at the front of the restaurant with big windows for people watching.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

The staff were so accommodating and really looked after for us. Made drinks not on the menu and really assured me and my partner it was no trouble regarding the fact that I have a bit allergy. We had burgers which were wonderful, huge portions! And obviously homemade which was fantastic. The scallop starter was also lovely. They also have... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I can't figure out why this place is not more popular - the food and service are consistently excellent, and the menu is terrific, with original entries, like the lamb burger, and old standards. It's a great meeting spot, and the ambiance is lovely.

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Additional Information about Rachel's

Address: 222 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Phone Number: (612) 379-3345
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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