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4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301 (43rd Avenue)
612-722-0175
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    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
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I know the restaurant is a well reviewed Farm to Table place to eat in Minneapolis. The restaurant itself was nothing fancy. Actually it was quite boring decor. I felt like it needed a modern interior designer to give it a freshening up. The menu was unique. If you are a foodie and like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I know the restaurant is a well reviewed Farm to Table place to eat in Minneapolis. The restaurant itself was nothing fancy. Actually it was quite boring decor. I felt like it needed a modern interior designer to give it a freshening up. The menu was unique. If you are a foodie and like different types of cheeses and appetizers,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I'd heard from friends that the Craftsman has become intolerable, despite the nice patio. My experience last night supports this advice. I am gluten-free and don't eat meat. I had only two options--polenta, which I dislike, or the salmon, which came with farro, a wheat grain. I asked if gluten free substitution could be made for the grain. The message... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Get the hanger steak. Get the pork chop. Get the cheese plate. Drinks and desserts are amazing. Its very expensive, but its farm to table. Well worth the price for the quality.

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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

There with a group and the wait staff was HUGELY (Carlos..thank you) accommodating of us splitting the bill 6 ways. Started with a delish cheese place.. lovely. The highlights were the Walleye fish over lentils and roasted veggies + kale. Special gnocchi with lamb was a big hit with the group - really great flavor. The chops can be split... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband had this crave thought someone brag about this. Steak was horrible. Just any steak sirloin that you can buy from the grocery store. Not thing special. I ate the veggie and left. Wouldn't go here

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Maple Grove, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Though this wasn't a cheap place we went for a special celebration (Think $50/person with appetizers, drinks and desert, tip not included). We all four tried different things so we could taste it all (it wasn't a huge menu so 4 items covers nearly half of it. I normally don't order a pork chop but I saw one delivered to... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This restaurant is a hidden gem off of Lake Street. I cannot believe we haven't been here before!! The service was excellent. The restaurant ambience cozy and delightful. Parking is a bit hard though. I had the beet infused cosmopolitan and WOW. Just WOW. Had two of those. We had the beef and patte appetizer and that is a must.... More 

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North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'm typically weary of ordering pork chops from any restaurant- worried about getting a thin, dried out piece. This was seriously the best pork chop I have ever eaten. It was thick and juicy. I don't even remember what my boyfriend ordered because I was left in a pork trance :) We did order a cheese plate as an appetizer... More 

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed a Sunday evening neighborhood dinner at this attractive bistro. Service was pleasant and efficient without being intrusive. The menu is short but features a nice variety of choices. Portions are very generous

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were in around 7 on a Wednesday night. It wasn't very busy, but service was a little pokey. We had the Bibb salad, the smoked feta dressing was very good. For entrees, my partner had the grilled porkchop with mashed potatoes. I had the beef burger with blue-cheese aioli and bacon and fries. The blue cheese aioli was good,... More 

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Additional Information about The Craftsman Restaurant and Bar

Address: 4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301
Phone Number: 612-722-0175
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301
    (43rd Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-722-0175

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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