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Butcher & The Boar

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1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (12th Street)
Direct line stops on the #4 and #6 routes along Hennepin.
+1 612-238-8888
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Wonderful presentation, tasty food !

Contemporary style atmosphere, lively, and busy. Our server was very good and had great suggestions when we asked her advice. We really enjoyed our dinner!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Karen D
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Winnipeg, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Contemporary style atmosphere, lively, and busy. Our server was very good and had great suggestions when we asked her advice. We really enjoyed our dinner!

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msp
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The food is great, creatively prepared and the presentation is beautiful. It is a pleasure to eat here as it is food prepared in a way that is pleasing and tasty and fun to try. The noise level is high so hard to carry on a conversation at the table.

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Minnesota
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Another couple of drams of bourbon, and a good cigar would have really finished off an excellent dinner, but I quit smoking cigars my wife reminds me. We shared the The sausage sampler, the Texas hot link and wild boar link were truly wonderful sausages, the cheese sausage, ho hum, I never needed cheese fumbling up my meat. We were... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We celebrated my spouse's bday last night at Butcher and The Boar. The food was good and the service was good, but unfortunately our visit was really impacted negatively by how loud the rock music is in this restaurant. There's a lot of hardscape in the restaurant - wood, metal, etc, and no carpet or cloth of any kind. As... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Fairly expensive. Great place for Bourbon and Whiskey connoisseurs. The food and drinks here are excellent. Must call ahead a few days for a reservation to get in during dinner time. Ambiance is great in the evening. Would return again and again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have been here before with friends and really enjoyed myself. The visit with my wife was one of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had, and I do hope it is an anomaly. We were seated, and it took about 10 minutes for someone to come over....the room was rather smoky too, and it seemed as if they... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm very sorry about your experience that evening. We were having a small problem with our hoods.If you would like to call me at store I would be more then glad to invite you back to be our guest. Kevin Fraley 6122388888 More 

Fergus Falls, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We tried to make a reservation but were invited to come early and sit at the bar. We were first through the door after enjoying a cocktail in the Beer Garden out back. It was Saturday night and within 15 minutes the place was packed! We ordered early and the service and advice were prompt and accurate. I ordered the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I had read about this place through a Trip Advisor recommendation. I'm so glad my boyfriend and I opted to have date night here! We started with the sausage sampler and made our way through lamb, short ribs, cornbread and parmesan potatoes. All dishes were wonderful and very hearty. I highly recommend the sampler; it's a treat for the eyes... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We celebrated my adult son's birthday here because he is a meat eater. The service was fine, if a bit slow (busy night), the food good - just not my style. This really is a place for devout carnivores! The problem we had was that due to the design of the interior the restaurant was so loud on a busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is the go-to restaurant whenever I get to be the decision maker. The old fashioned is excellent. Lobster grilled cheese (with the egg) is a must-try. The beef long rib is the best item on the menu. Didn't think I liked brussel sprouts until I had them here. It's a bit loud, but I don't come here to whisper... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Direct line stops on the #4 and #6 routes along Hennepin.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-238-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 44
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?