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Butcher & The Boar

1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-238-8888
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Ranked #20 of 1,552 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American
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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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I can't even begin to tell you how amazing the Butcher and the Boar is. Rated 2012's #1 Minneapolis Restaurant, Butcher and The Boar is a must for any local or visitor. The house made sausages are incredible. You think it's just another cheddar wurst until you take your first bite and the flavors take over your taste buds. The... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I don't say it often but this place was down right amazing. Make sure to make reservations before going because I have heard and read they get packed so you end up waiting for a long time. But I think it is worth the wait. We were visiting friends and were recommended to eat here. I love the ambiance there,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Butcher & The Boar Went here with one goal in mind--the BIG Smoked Beef Long Rib. I used to get something similar to this at Hell’s Kitchen, but they took it off the menu awhile back. Pitty. Didn't think to make a reservation (a Monday night and about 7:45). Was told it would be about 20 minutes but one table... More

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

My wife and I brought some friends to this restaurant on Thanksgiving weekend based on prior visits. I made reservations about one month in advance, knowing how busy the restaurant is and it's reputation. We arrived about 30 minutes early, so we checked in with the hostess and let her know we would be in the beer garden. After not... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Take a crowd, so you can share the Flintstones-sized portions of meat served at Butcher & The Boar. We loved the creative options ranging from charcuterie to antelope and rabbit - and of course steak! Cozy, upscale setting indoors. Would love to go back and visit the beer garden on the patio - looked like a great place to enjoy... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The menu has a good range, small plates are great for a solo diner. The BBQ rib is medieval, Fred Flinstone, perfectly smoked. Every side dish was excellent. Didn't miss a beat. I have serious food allergies. They were thorough about it. I go back as often as I can. A flight of bourbons wonderful. I had a great experience... More

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Montreal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Nice concept and great service. The boar sausage is to die for! And we liked that you can order many small dishes instead of just a main. Large selection of drinks, beer and wine served in a trendy and young atmosphere. Only thing I want to mention is a lot of items on the menu are deep fried, but not... More

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Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Lots of meat on the menu - great sausages, ribs, steak and for the non-meat eaters fish, chicken, something for everyone! Service was attentive, if somewhat pushy to 'turn the table' - it is a popular spot, be sure to get a reservation. Loved the fried green tomatoes!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This restaurant is small and full, so reservations are necessary, particularly in winter when the outside is closed. We went for "date night" and had a terrific evening. The only draw back was the small circular table in a corner of the restaurant. Open view, but a little cramped esp with the size of the plates. The crowd is lively... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was one of the best meals I have had in MSP. Amazing wine list and great food. We had wood grilled oysters and sasage sampler as starters...which was a great start for our table of 6. We all ordered the Smoked Beef Long Rib, which fell off of the bone. Sides of red hot brussel sprouts, blackened cauliflower and... More

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