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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 193
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 31
    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
First Time Here and LOVED EVERYTHING!!!

High energy, enthusiastic staff, great food choices, outstanding assortment of adult beverages, are all here in abundance. Sat at the bar until the table was ready and appreciated the Redbreast served with two glasses - whisky in one glass, two big cubes in another. Great wine list to accompany the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
MangoChetney
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Santa Rosa, CA
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Santa Rosa, CA
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

High energy, enthusiastic staff, great food choices, outstanding assortment of adult beverages, are all here in abundance. Sat at the bar until the table was ready and appreciated the Redbreast served with two glasses - whisky in one glass, two big cubes in another. Great wine list to accompany the "long bone" entree (paid the premium for the Kistler Pinot).... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review!! You hit it on the nose, we are not just another steakhouse!! WE ARE THE BUTCHER AND THE BOAR!! Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

Buffalo, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This place had a great atmosphere, good food and great buzz. You can't go wrong with the menu options for both food and beverages. My waiter was a true professional with excellent knowledge of the offerings. The sausage was good, the bourbon was better. I think I should applaud my waiter again, he was very, very good. A small complaint... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a nice review.. I know it can get a touch crazy at the front desk with the amount of people that come in. We will continue to improve our customer service with the help from our guests and their feedback. Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

So I was in Minneapolis for business and was in downtown so I ventured over to explore. The menu was short, if you don't like spice, be careful... The sausage was good, but nothing to write home about. Atmosphere was great, very clean, service was absolutely awesome. If you enjoy spicy and are looking for creative spicy foods... This is... More 

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

Thanks for stopping by while you were in MPLS. It's true the food can be spicy for some people. We are trying to improve our menu all the time to fit our guests needs. Hope to see you again when you are in the area. Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Love love love Butcher and the Boar - its a carnivorous dream! The food is always exquisite and the whiskey & bourbon drinks are dreamy. The menu changes slightly every time I visit with their signature dishes as a constant and it's always appetizing! The service is always top class whether its the waitress, maitre d' or the bar tenders.... More 

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

Thank you so much for the nice review!! We continue to work to meet our guests needs. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Steve took very good care of me at the bar for dinner. I would skip the grilled oysters for $16 which includes 4. The chorizo sausage was delicious as well as the buffalo brussels sprouts. Definitely check this spot out!

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

Thanks for taking the time to review the Butcher!! Sounds like you had a nice time having dinner with Steve. Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

Madison Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Had dinner last night at Butcher & Boar in Minneapolis. 4 of us split their Sausage Plater, fograis with Dock Pastrami, Mussel's, Chop Salad, Pork Chop & Rib Eye. The food was out of this world and the service was superb. Can't wait to go back. Would highly recommend it.

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

Thank you for taking the time give us such a nice review!! Your feedback means a lot to us. Sounds like you made some great selections from the menu! Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

St. Paul, MN
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went here for my son's 21st birthday. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and were seated almost right away. The place was packed and extremely noisy. We almost had to shout in order to have a conversation. We were also seated near the entrance to the patio and several times got a blast of cold air as... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I know it can get loud in the restaurant at times. We are continuing to improve on that problem. Next time you would like to come in please call and ask for me, I will make sure you get a table away from the patio door. Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went with family and friends for a birthday dinner. Valet parking right out front for $9.00. Went outside to patio for a cocktail before dinner. Large happy hour menu and good pricing on drinks. Only one waitress on patio so service was slow. Seated for dinner on time. Waitress was excellent. Extensive menu with prices all over the page so... More 

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

Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us !! Sounds like you had a nice time. Sorry about the slow service on the patio. We are almost staffed for the up coming season in the beer garden! We have a lot of fun events planned , hope to see you there!! Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have been thinking about the charcuterie platter since I read about it in a review. It did not disappoint. The headcheese had a smoky flavor and exquisite firm texture. The ham made me wish I could sneak out a whole ham for Easter dinner, the slices were very thin, but did not otherwise evoke any resemblance to bad deli... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Sounds like you had a great experience!! I hope to see you soon. Don't forget about the beer garden. It is about to open seven days a week, we have lots of fun events coming up!! Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

Yellow Springs, Ohio
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This a "hip" restaurant, so it is very loud. Don't go there planning to have an intimate conversation, or much conversation at all. Perhaps in the summer when the patio/beer garden is open that area is quieter. We waited almost 30 min. with a reservation, which I found annoying. But, the food it delicious! Portions are quite large, including the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm so sorry about the delay at the front door. The beer garden is about to open seven days a week> We have a lot of fun events planned, hope to see you there. Cheers, Kevin Fraley 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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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?