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Butcher & The Boar

1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
+1 612-238-8888
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Ranked #5 of 1,604 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $44
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 12th Street
Transit: Direct line stops on the #4 and #6 routes along Hennepin.
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English first
Farmington, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great experience. We started with the cheese plate and oysters. The goat cheese was fantastic and homemade feta was crazy good! For entrees we had lamb shank and pork spare ribs. The lamb was cooked perfectly, moist and seasoned just right. The ribs were best I've had in the Twin Cities. Meaty, with a great sauce. Service was great and... More 

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Dover, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Had the opportunity to host a business dinner at Butcher & The Boar in one of their private dining rooms. We chose to go with one the preset menus and picked out the wines beforehand with some suggestions from the chef. As the group didn't all arrive at once the staff took a few of the early arivals on a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I had an amazing meal at this restaurant. Per a foodie friend's recommendation, I got the spare ribs and they were great! I could tell that the meat was smoked and that the sauce was just an added bonus. (Being a Texas girl, I know that's how BBQ should be done!) I also tasted the surf & turf skewer which... More 

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Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Butcher & the Boar! We take pride in our food and guests. Coming from a Texas girl sounds like we hit the mark! I would like to thank you for taking the time to review our store. Feed from our guests is what helps us continue to provide a wonderful experience for our... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A meat lover's night out. I grew up on a farm with German grandparents where we had very good, home-grown beef and venison (that we shot ourselves). We made use of most of the animal, which resulted in things that take time like head cheese, braunschweiger. At B & the B, we started with the Charcuterie Plate of all their... More 

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Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us at butcher & The Boar!! Sounds like you enjoy your meat!! We take pride in our food and our guests. I know It can get a touch loud in the dining room. Thank you for the feed back. We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. Hope to see... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The whole thing about this place is something special. The sausage platter is amazing, I though I new about sausages after travelling around many countries with great sausage traditions, but these are even better. The smoke long ribs are something of another world! And then to top it up you get fried green tomatoes, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, and a very... More 

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Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dinning with us at Butcher & the Boar. I'm very happy you enjoyed the dinner. We take a lot of pride in our food and guests. Glad you enjoyed our sausages and the long rib. Thank you for taking the time to post a review! Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

Minneapolis
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had an opportunity to dine here for the first time this weekend. We sat the bar and happen to strike up a conversation with one of the owners...Kevin. Wow what a great guy. We had the jalapeno app which was awesome...then the huge pork chop which was unbelievable and finished off with the baked Alaska banana foster which was... More 

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Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Butcher and the Boar. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. We take pride in our food and our guests! Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Food was awesome! Had my 30th bday here and everything I had was amazing!! Service was ok not bad but not amazing either. Favorite dishes.. Sausage sampler, chef special steak with bleu cheese sauce (best sauce I've ever had I could have drank it) chef special crab (best I've ever had) beef rib, brussel sprouts, fries... Really we tried most... More 

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Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this review

We are humbled and honored that you were our guest at Butcher & the Boar. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Guests reviews are very important to us , as General manager ,I review and respond to each one personally. Again, thank you for dinning with us, We hope to see you soon!! Cheers Kevin... More 

Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Fantastic! From the moment you walk in, you can feel the electricity of the restaurant. The room was packed with many waiting and the bar full. Yes, it can be a little loud and feel a bit crowded, but that is a small price to pay for such great food. Let's be honest: with a place named Butcher and the... More 

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Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this review

We are humbled and honored that you were our guest at Butcher & the Boar. We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Guest reviews are extremely important to us. As General Manager I respond to each one personally. Again, thank you for dinning with us and providing feedback. Cheers , Kevin Fraley More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Excellent meal. Atmosphere is lively (and loud) and somewhat cramped due to popularity. Service was attentive and timely. We started with the skillet cornbread and sorghum butter, the for mains had the Double Cut Smoked Pork Chop and Berkshire Pork Spare Ribs. Both were generous portions of bone-in meats, flavorful and satisfying. BBQ sauces were sweet with a bit of... More 

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Douglas V, Owner at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this review

CuriousOliver, We really appreciate you selecting Butcher & the Boar and taking the time to write a review. I see you are from Bloomington, IN. I graduated from IU. Go Hoosiers! FYI, the Double Cut Pork Chop and Long Rib, you mentioned, both take 3+ days to prepare with the brining & smoking process. Hope to see you back soon!... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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80 reviews 80 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The food here is very different and very good. The chef is creative. You must like meat to find something you like, however, there is one or two offerings of fish. My only negative comment is that it's difficult to get a reservation. We just don't plan on going out for dinner weeks in advance which you must do here.... More 

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Douglas V, Owner at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this review

summerone2013, Thank you for visiting Butcher & the Boar. Additionally, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Guest reviews are extremely important and, as Owner, I review and respond to each one personally. We continually look for ways to improve our reservation system. We appreciate your suggestions. Your ideas are already being considered and modifications will be... More 

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Additional Information about Butcher & The Boar

Address: 1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: +1 612-238-8888
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 44
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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