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The Craftsman Restaurant and Bar

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4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301 (43rd Avenue)
612-722-0175
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
The food is great but GO FOR THE BEIGNETS!

This is actually the second time I have been to the Craftsman in recent months, the first time for business, and this time because I just wanted to go back. The service is pleasant, friendly, and pretty time appropriate. They want you enough to make you feel taken care of and not so much that you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
sab730
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is actually the second time I have been to the Craftsman in recent months, the first time for business, and this time because I just wanted to go back. The service is pleasant, friendly, and pretty time appropriate. They want you enough to make you feel taken care of and not so much that you feel rushed. The food... More 

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Thank sab730
Minneapolis
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had dinner at The Craftsman. It's a classy but friendly and welcoming interior, with Craftsman-period touches; the space is open, with lots of wood, not cluttered at all, with moderate noise level--on the whole, a really nice place to eat. The menu is not large, but there are plenty of choices with entrees ranging from the teens to... More 

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Thank brad0260
st. paul
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Went with three friends and we all loved our meals. The chef really knows how to do vegetables and my fish was amazing. We had a vegetarian with us and although there is a lot of meat on the menu she had lots of choices. Didn't get to try the beignets but will next time. Service was great too. Highly... More 

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Thank georgia555
Woodbury, Minnesota
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

First time here and we loved it! Cozy atmosphere with, yep, craftsman style furniture and decor. The service was outstanding and the food...fabulous. We had the from scratch hummus as a starter and loved the freshness. I actually was dying for a good burger and that is exactly what I got...a burger to die for. We looked at all the... More 

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Thank Laura W
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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386 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The food and presentation was exceptional; the servings were small, though. The service was fantastic; Erin was great! The food was well-timed and the attention to detail was great! Parking is limited, though.

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Thank Rachel C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful patio, a perfect old school classic cocktail list, a wonderful menu and great service! Our impromptu dinner with friends turned in to 4 hours of fabulous food and very well crafted cocktails The patio had special ambiance on a perfect fall night

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Thank Terra Marie J
Cherry Valley, New York
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We were here to celebrate a family member's birthday. We enjoyed wonderful dinners, interestingly different cocktails and delicious desserts. The atmosphere is friendly and inviting without being too casual. A perfect place to enjoy a special occasion. I had a salmon dish, done to perfection. Prices are average to somewhat high but well worth it.

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Thank Kathy M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We enjoyed dinner here with another couple. They have a nice outdoor space, and a small parking lot in the back. We ate inside, where there is a nice, casual decor, but when the restaurant fills the noise level may make conversation difficult for those hard of hearing. Food was all good; one dish was very good. Service was excellent.

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Thank JSWeyek
MINNEAPOLIS
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The craftsman restaurant is an amazing addition to an ever-changing Lake Street community. When they moved in around 10 or 12 years ago, it was such a blessing. They offer fine food and appetizers at a fairly reason The craftsman restaurant is an amazing addition to an ever-changing Lake Street community. When they moved in around 10 or 12 years... More 

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Thank PastorTrike
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Amazing atmosphere. Great local fresh food. The staff is amazing and knowledgable. The menu changes frequently as things are in season. Excellent meat selection.

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Thank Tyler K

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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
  • Good for: Bar scene
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?