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Elis Bar & Grill

1225 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1707
612-332-9997
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Ranked #244 of 1,585 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $11 - $35
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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233 reviews 233 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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

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Paris
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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

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Nagoya
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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.

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Lake Geneva, WI
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Went to Eli's for my birthday had a great time. kept it simple and had spin dip and mac and cheese. both were great :)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We really enjoyed our evening out with another couple at this restaurant. It definitely seems to match the overall progressive vibe of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and the food is comfort food at its best. The drinks that we had were delicious. Additionally, the entrees were beautifully-prepared and served, and had lots of delicious choices for sides and main course fare. I... More

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Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Don't understand why Eli's is not a more trendy place for local foodies because the food is surprisingly good. Decor is the usual dark hole-in-the wall bar, but with some cool enlargements of black and white photos showing Hennepin Street from long ago. The waitress was friendly and attentive; iced tea refills and drink orders kept coming. There is decent... More

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Minneapolis
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We first went to Eli's when we moved in across the street several years ago. We don't live there anymore, but have gone back to Eli's nonetheless - it is that good. Eli's has several tables in the front of the place, as well as tables that run along the right side of the room. A bar is situated along... More

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