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Windows on Minnesota

80 South 8th St., Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Downtown)
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Ranked #741 of 1,552 restaurants in Minneapolis
Neighborhood: Downtown
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57% Recommend
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English first
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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129 reviews 129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Windows on Minnesota is a giant restaurant and event venue at the top of the IDS in Minneapolis. I can only imagine how many millions of dollars this restaurant would make if the food was acceptable. The view of the city of Minneapolis is spectacular. I live locally so I enjoyed staring out the windows at recognizable landmarks like Target... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We hosted our wedding here (in the Stars room to be exact), one of the 'smaller' rooms on the 50th floor. It very comfortably accommodated our ~100 guests and felt very quant, albeit a regal feeling location. The service was wonderful, the food exceptional (hosted by Basil's), and the event planner (via the Marquette Hotel) outstanding! Wouldn't have changed a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Marvelous Easter Sunday brunch. Everything from fresh fruit, lox, cheeses, shrimp, standard breakfast fare, carving station with ham, beef and lamb, extreme desert selections all on the 50th floor of the IDS tower in downtown Minneapolis. The Buffett spread would make many cruise ships envious. Brunch is offered every Sunday with Easter and Mother's Day being more elaborate. Large staff... More

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South Florida, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

We had beautiful event for the Culinary Society La Chaine des Rotisseurs. The view from there is breathtaking.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2009

Unfortunately the rating system will not allow me to give 0 Stars...so I have to give 1 which is too many! We recently had an event at Windows on Minnesota, and I have no problem telling anyone and everyone I know "never hold an event at Windows on Minnesota". It came down to a war of words with the coordinator... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2008

Can you go here for actual dinner? I thought it was just for wedding receptions and stuff. That being said, it's really nice!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2008

Horrible buffet-style food. And overpriced. Not worth the view.

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