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Signature Cafe

130 Warwick St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
(612) 378-0237
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Ranked #433 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
Cross street: Franklin
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78% Recommend
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English first
Woodbury, MN
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Just ate here last Saturday night. The food was just mediocre. I had a small (and I mean small) side salad with the vinigarette of the day. Then for dinner, I had the onion soup (actually good and not salty like other restaurants) and the crabcake which had more filler than crab. My husband's scallops were good--nothing to write home... More

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Edina, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I'm afraid my review will corroborate others that say that the food is a bit of a letdown at this very charming little spot. If it were in my own neighborhood, I'd probably have to go there semi-regularly to support what seem like very friendly, earnest owners and staff, but as someone who bought one of "those coupons," I can't... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We have been going to the Signature for many years under its various owners. It's a cozy restaurant tucked into the Prospect Park neighborhood and easy to reach on Franklin and University Avenues. The restaurant hasn't changed much under the current owners who are quite friendly. The food is pretty good and can rise to truly excellent, like a recent... More

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Went there on a living social coupon. I have to admit that it wasn't worth the money .The tomato jam crostini was nice, the green tomato soup was far too acidic although the homemade chorizo in it was nice. The chicken ala king was more like watery soup then the real thing and the pumpkin ice cream was crystallized and... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I went in for the chefs tasting menu on a living social voucher, and I had a great meal, four courses and the optional wine tasting upgrade. My waiter was very attentive, and he was also very knowledgeable about the food preparation. this is not a place I would normally go to, but on occasion I would love to take... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

What a lovely spot, tucked away in a residential neighborhood, with delicious food and lovely quiet ambiance. Perfect venue for a quiet lunch with a friend---lovely service and interesting menu.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Ambiance cozy. The service was very poor. It took an exceedingly long time to get our food. The appetizer and salad were very bland. Main course was so-so. Potatoes were underdone and steak overdone. The wine-for a house wine- was good. For the price, we were very disappointed.

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Shoreview, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We would not have know about this wonderful spot without purchasing a Living Social coupon. Nestled in a private neighborhood not far from the U of Minn campus, we truly enjoyed our evening. Service was very attentive, the menu was small but had enough variety and food was excellent. The place is intimate and warm. We are anxious to try... More

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Minneapolis, MN
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have been to the Signature Cafe on a couple of occasions. The crab cake appetizer is only so-so but the short ribs were terriffic. The pot roast was also very good. They also have a fairly reasonable wine list.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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209 reviews 209 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

New owners took over the Signature Cafe on May 1, 2012. This was our first visit since then. We decided to try the chef's tasting menu with their wine pairings. We started with their 5 onion soup which was very good. The salad was a little plain, but crisp. The salmon, rice asparagus was nicely prepared and delicious. Finally the... More

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