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The Craftsman Restaurant and Bar

4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301
612-722-0175
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Ranked #129 of 1,597 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Asian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 43rd Avenue
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English first
North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had heard about this restaurant for quite a while and had put off going to it because it was known to be moderately priced, and I was saving special occasions for the restaurants I knew. After having my first meal at this restaurant last night, I clearly see what a poor strategy I had employed and that my failure... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I really like the Craftsman. Not too expensive for a "I don't feel like cooking tonight" outing, but nice enough for a special evening. Food adventurous to a point, but not so out there that you don't know what you are eating. Good beers, modest wine list with good choices in all categories. Service usually, good, although it can vary... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went to Craftsman anticipating a good dining experience, but it turned out to be a fantastic experience! I started with a bibb lettuce, dill, cucumber salad with a light buttermilk dressing--so delicious! For my entree I had a special salmon over summer vegetables--cooked to perfection and just so flavorful. Bread also delicious! I wasn't going to have dessert but... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I took my Fraulein to the Craftsman to celebrate a recent promotion. We were seated outside on the vine-framed patio on a perfect spring evening. The Dark and Stormy and Craftsman Manhattan cocktails were perfect accompaniments to the Artisan Cheese Plate, an assortment of tasty breads and crackers, flavorful cheeses and tangy chutneys and jellies. The Craftsman Rueben was so... More 

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Minneapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Went to the Craftsman last night and it was amazing. Jenean was our server, she was charming, knowledgeable and paced our meal perfectly! We split the charcuterie plate which was wonderful! The favorites on it were the duck pate’ and the pork rillette. I would come back and just eat this as an entrée with some side veggies ! For... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My husband and I have been here twice for brunch. The food was Fantastic! The best tasting eggs I've ever had, the orange juice was delicious! My husband said the coffee was great! Portions are Huge and you will stay satisfied the rest of the day, not too full! Make sure you show up before 10am on Sunday, we were... More 

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Minneapolis
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Recently visited The Craftsman for the first time and really enjoyed our experience. Went with my family for a birthday celebration and we were all very happy with our meals. We started with the humus plate and it featured a generous portion of humus with fresh vegetables and flatbread crackers - very nummy. We each had different entrees - oven... 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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