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Elis Bar & Grill

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1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1707
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10:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Terrific food that matched the service

Bacon wrapped meat-loaf served with seasoned mashed potatoes and asparagus - nothing more need be said! Incredible food and fast friendly service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Sandy M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Bacon wrapped meat-loaf served with seasoned mashed potatoes and asparagus - nothing more need be said! Incredible food and fast friendly service.

Thank Sandy M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went there with 4 others...the service is always great and the daily menu choices are varied and quite extensive. We have never had a bad meal or experience at Elis East or their 2nd restaurant..Eli's West......TY and Jonnie Mac have a great place!!!

Thank ken h
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

we had drinks and apps at the bar and loved the meatballs. The server was very nice and even though she had the whole place to serve she did a great job.

Thank drdayoff
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527 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Far from the standard junk food that you can get in most of pub, Eli's try to provide real food... with success ! Nice place to stop and get some food in a relax atmosphere and kind service.

Thank Bambooly
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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333 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have eaten here several times in the past and have always been very happy with the food. I ate here a couple of days ago and ordered the brisket sandwich with a perfect margarita on the side. The drink was absolutely perfect and stellar to boot. The meat on my sandwich was equisite. It tasted so tender and flavourful... More 

Thank Justin B
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Come as you are. Wait staff are friendly and quick. Food is elegantly presented and weekly specials offer some delicious, unexpected dishes. We tried the celery homemade icecream for dessert and it was refreshing and surprising. The main courses are varied and nicely prepared. Great pasta dishes as well as salads, meat dishes and sandwiches.

Thank ParisLibellule
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

A small bar/restaurant with some really incredible food. There is some imagination at work in the kitchen and really good ingredients. Eli's Steak Sandwich was amazing. This had tender, 1/4 inch thick slices of tenderloin cooked precisely to order with sauteed onions and a perfect special house dressing. Every dish I had combined flavors in an unexpected way. If you... More 

Thank sweetomnivore
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Eli's has been becoming a new favorite dinner destination over the past couple years. With the exception of the annoying, flamboyant, male african american server the service has always been excellent and tonight, along with a close friend, dinner was terrific again. Tenderloin medallions and spicy wings started us off... a chicken breast with smoked ham sandwich with steak-frites finished... More 

Thank Todd M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Eli's has been a downtown staple since 1960. The NE location opened last January and it's the perfect neighborhood joint. They claim, "We're the place to come for a burger after a day of yard work, to celebrate a birthday with a fine steak dinner, grab a PBR with friends, or bring Mom for lunch while she's in town." And... More 

Thank Minneapolite_Kristin
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Love this bar and grill. I lived across the street for a while and would find myself eating or taking out. The chef is talented and the atmosphere is low key.

Thank jbduke

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1707
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-332-9997

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic


Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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