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Signature Cafe

University / Dinkytown
Mediterranean, Eclectic, International
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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
Closed 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/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not what was expected at all

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
JULIA68
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Fourth visit to Signature Café, so obviously, we enjoy this place! The food, the casual and friendly ambience, and the service are always first-rate. Plus, the business is very community-supportive, an added, intangible benefit. Spouse and I shared an app of artichoke gratin which was scrumptious, served with crackers and fresh veggies. For entreés, spouse ordered the daily risotto special... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have eaten here several times, dinners and one brunch with plans to go back! I am always aware of my need for gluten free menus. I have run into many levels of restaurant awareness of this issue and other food allergies protocol. The chef was very open to discussing with me my needs (I react to very small amounts... More 

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Minneapolis, USA
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate outside in the adjacent garden on a perfect summer night. Warm but not hot, no bugs. The restaurant is in a small commercial building in the middle of a leafy neighborhood of single-family homes. As such it is very relaxing and quiet. Service was excellent but that might be due to few customers the night we were there... More 

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Pound, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Signature Café is located in a residential neighborhood. It is small with tables in close quarters inside, but has a nice patio for outside dining in good weather. We decided to give this restaurant a try based on the fact that most of the food is gluten free despite the somewhat less than stellar reviews and were pleasantly surprised... More 

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Woodbury, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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: Mediterranean, Eclectic, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance
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

Questions & Answers

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