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Gardens of Salonica

19 Fifth St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-2225 (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 378-0611
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Ranked #142 of 1,584 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Not your standard fare Greek food restaurant... Everything is fresh and interesting on the menu. But don't just stop on the menu. The chef is always experimenting with new ingredients and new techniques. She is one of the most creative chefs operating in the Minneapolis food scene. We;vw eaten here several times and have never had a bad meal or... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Reservations are definitely suggested, especially on the weekends. Wonderful food selection, very nice, well paced service. Not your standard menu, I agree with several of the other reviews. The contemporary ambiance is clean, fresh, light & bright with some mammoth scuptured pieces. The adjoing room offers more tables and a full service bar. Greek Mythos beer is highly recommended. First... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Not your Greek diner fare (although there's certainly nothing wrong with that either), these dishes are elegantly seasoned and imaginatively presented. I particularly like the roasted lamb, the pastistio (sp?) and the mousaka. The mousaka has a wonderful aroma that you can appreciate from the next table!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is fresh and delicious! Other Greek places I have tried in the Twin Cities were disappointing, this is the real deal.

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USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went on a Saturday night with no reservation - not good! We were told the wait would be about 20 - 30 minutes but it took almost an hour, that was ok because we didn't have a reservation and it was full! We had to wait 20 minutes for a space at the bar, ordered drinks and it took... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Went there for lunch with friends. Service staff friendly and helpful with suggestions. The Greek food was very good. We all had a gyro, appetizer and dessert. The fries with the gyro were excellent. Everything was authentic and good. It's a small, cozy restaurant. Parking at inexpensive meters in front of the restaurant. One of the best cups of coffee... More

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Elk River, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Minneapolis. The food is light and healthy. They have a great selection of dips to start your meal. Try the Greek coffee or lemonade made with honey- you won't find them anywhere else!

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Anoka, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

So, of course I've read over and over again how this is the best Greek food in Minneapolis. We decided to try it for take out the other night when I didn't feel like cooking. This place has the worst signage of any restaurant in the Twin Cities. I had the exact address and directions and I'm very familiar with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Coming from the third biggest Greek city in the world, Melbourne , Australia, we were both surprised and delighted to experience great Greek food in Minneapolis, of all places. Our lunch experience was simply wonderful...from the clearly home made and flavoursome dips ( loved the tarama, spinahc and feta boughats to die for and the garlicky skordalia) to the fabulous,... More

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We went to Salonica with another couple. We had reservations and were seated right away. We received water right away but didn't have our drink order taken for about 15 minutes, this pretty much set the pace for service the rest of the night. The staff, although a bit slow, were very friendly and helpful in explaining the dishes. We... More

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