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Signature Cafe

University / Dinkytown
International, Mediterranean, Eclectic
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130 Warwick St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Franklin)
(612) 378-0237
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Excellent meal!

This was my second time to Signature Cafe for dinner and I don't remember liking it as much on my first visit as I did last night. We started with a spinach salad and bread, which were both good, but the highlight of the evening for me was the Chicken Marsala, which was the evening's special, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
GipsyMinneapolis
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Minneapolis
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

All I can say is Wow! From start to finish, this was fantastic! Very quiet neighborhood sat on the patio with a beautiful sun and calm breeze, but the best part was definately the great food. A delightful dining experience!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My husband and I were extremely disappointed with dinner at this quaint little restaurant. While the space is appealing, the food is not. The cheese and olive plate lacked creativity, much like the rest of the menu. One choice of delicious cheddar and a bowl of olives for $12 - it could have been so much more intriguing. The Spinach... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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218 reviews 218 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I was prepared to be wowed by the food at the Signature Cafe based on reviews I had read on TripAdvisor. We went for dinner and I have to say I was very disappointed, everything we had was just lacking and didn't quite give me the taste and flavor experience I had hoped for. I had risotto with scallops and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife and I shared the crostini with onions and cheese and found it bland and the bread not toasted. It wasn't bad but it was not what I hoped to find. We shared the spinach salad and a cup of tomato basil soup and liked both of them. The soup was especially good. We both had scallops risotto and... More 

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Minneapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was my second time to Signature Cafe for dinner and I don't remember liking it as much on my first visit as I did last night. We started with a spinach salad and bread, which were both good, but the highlight of the evening for me was the Chicken Marsala, which was the evening's special, and it was perfectly... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A friend and I recently attended the Spring Wine Tasting Dinner at the Signature Cafe, in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. The event was a dining and wine tasting delight, with six small-bite courses of food, each expertly paired with a delicious wine. The food was unusual and delicious! I have dined at the Signature Cafe several times now.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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68 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Signature cafe is in a small neighborhood near the University of Minnesota campus. I was with a group of about 10 faculty and staff from the University. The place is small and so there is a feeling of privacy even for a large group. Overall the experience was good and everyone seemed satisfied. As a vegetarian I was a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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182 reviews 182 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We are thankful we had a Groupon as this was already overpriced for brunch for what you received. Was not even open at time we had reservation for, was dark and opened about 5 after 10am. 10am we were the only ones there. Service was fine but for a 4 course meal server was dressed in hat and sweatshirt and... More 

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First visit. We came with another couple who had their first date here many years ago, so this restaurant holds a special place in their hearts. The service was very attentive, and the food was fabulous. It is a great little place. I wish we lived in the neighborhood!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A friend introduced me to this small out of the way restaurant two years ago and it has become my favorite place to eat. It is an excellent place to enjoy a meal and have a conversation with a friend or spouse. Unlike other restaurants that are loud, this restaurant allows you to talk without shouting. The food is locally... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Warwick St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    (Franklin)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > University / Dinkytown
  • Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
  • Phone Number: (612) 378-0237

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Mediterranean, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?