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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
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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  • 29
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  • 18
    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
Nice place; excellent service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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MINNEAPOLIS
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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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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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 21 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 39 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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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?