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Riverview Wine Bar

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Wine Bar, Italian
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3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2816
612-729-4200
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating

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  • 14
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surprised at the food and beverage pricing

Pretty knowledgeable bar tender with a careful approach to serving non-stale wines. Very few wines for under $10 a glass. Most were $13 and higher. $18 for a side salad and microwaved "freezer to table" cheesy lasagna didn't provide much satisfaction though the portion size was huge. The other food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
minnesotasparky
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minnesota
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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minnesota
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122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty knowledgeable bar tender with a careful approach to serving non-stale wines. Very few wines for under $10 a glass. Most were $13 and higher. $18 for a side salad and microwaved "freezer to table" cheesy lasagna didn't provide much satisfaction though the portion size was huge. The other food choices all seemed spendy, though the small plates might have... More 

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Thank minnesotasparky
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I met two friends here for dinner before going to a movie at the theater across the street. I enjoyed the wine flight option. I'm not much of a wine drinker and prefer the sweeter varieties. This is one of the few places that had several sweet options. I had crab cakes which were very tasty, as was the slaw... More 

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Thank StPaulAdnil
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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152 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice neighborhood wine bar and restaurant. We had an early dinner. I had the beet salad with chicken breast. My husband had the butternut squash and roasted pear soup. They were both good, but the salad was overdressed. It would have been nice to have some bread served with the salad and soup. There is a large... More 

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Thank Judy J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

So relaxing in a quiet neighborhood. Sit outside in summer for nature and a pleasant breeze or inside n the winter for a cozy escape. The wine is phenomenal and so is the food and the service! Beats any restaurant in the neighborhood.

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1 Thank MInneapolisKA
Memphis, Tennessee
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My son and I came here for dinner because of the restaurant's proximity to the Riverview Theatre where we planned to see a movie. I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful meal! We sat outside on the patio. My son had the Pan Seared Salmon and I ate the Grilled Beet Salad (amazing!) and the Gorgonzola Pear Flatbread Pizza. The... More 

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1 Thank gnat695
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66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Not sure I agree with TripAdvisor label. They do have some good pizzas, but a friend and I had a great burger with portobello mushrooms, blue cheese, and a tasty balsamic reduction. Seems like truffle oil was part of that as well. Add some nice wine and a live trio with just the right volume so we could still visit.... More 

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1 Thank SeashoreIris2
Minneapolis, MN
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I recently visited the wine bar and realized they've expanded into a former antique store, so now more tables. They've also expanded their menu. The food is always good, great wine selections and now more seating. Yeah!! This is a great place to visit prior to movie night at the Riverview Theater. One of the best kept secrets in S.... More 

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1 Thank GandYMac
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I met a friend who just raved about this wine bar (on one side) and coffee bar on the other side. Looking at the wine list I saw a bunch of fringe wineries. Most of which I was unimpressed. So when in doubt get a wine flight. Three out of the four were good. The other was average. We added... More 

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1 Thank bsum73
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

When I think about wine bars, this is the wine bar others should measure up to. The atmosphere is relaxing, the staff is great, and wine selction is extensive. And they have recently added a much fuller menu in addition to their really good thin pizzas. The wine flights are a great way to get some variety, either by country... More 

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2 Thank David A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We checked out this little wine bar, conveniently located across the street from the local theatre, and were pleasantly surprised - good selection of reasonably priced wines (by the glass and bottle) and a variety of good food options as well. The place was busy on a Friday evening, attracting a mixed crowd of young and old, couples and groups... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2816
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-729-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 40
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?