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La Belle Vie

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510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3220
612-872-4113
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of my favorite places

I love La Belle Vie! My girlfriend and I have celebrated our birthdays here numerous times. It's the best French restaurant I've been to outside of France. The food and the wine selection are outstanding! The decor is beautiful and elegant, whether you're in the dining room or bar. I've had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
greengirl68
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Nashville, Tennessee
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love La Belle Vie! My girlfriend and I have celebrated our birthdays here numerous times. It's the best French restaurant I've been to outside of France. The food and the wine selection are outstanding! The decor is beautiful and elegant, whether you're in the dining room or bar. I've had the tasting menu as well as the a la... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The restaurant is very expensive. The food was good but not great. The entire time i was reminded of a certain Gordon Ramsey Kitchen Nightmares episode... The food was tasty but pretentious and obsolete. Pure 90's. The service was excellent as was the ambiance of the restaurant. It was quiet since it was not very busy but then again it... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I went to La Belle Vie for a special occasion. We started with some seasonal cocktails in the bar / lounge room, which were very good. If you want, you can get food in the lounge as well, and there's even a special tasting menu specific for the lounge vs. the main dining room. We had reservations... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Decided to try this restaurant after reading the reviews and its accolades. Let me start with a few positives. The ambiance, the decor and the service were good. You certainly felt as if you've stepped into another little world - one that was traditional and elegant. Beautiful setting. The cocktails that we tried were outstanding. We were greeted with an... More 

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Madison, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I went to La Belle Vie for our 10th Anniversary Dinner. We are both pretty frugal, so normally we wouldn't spend so much on dinner for just the two of us, but since it was such a special occasion, we decided to go for it, and we were not disappointed! We decided to get the five courses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Super service. Love the pairing menu, which offer great wines. It's in a great location near the sculpture garden.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I suggest one of the set menu with wine pairing. The staff is very knowledgeable and great for recommendations. It is an experience, ideal for special occasions.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We did the chef's menu and shared one wine pairing along with the meal because we are not big drinkers but wanted the experience. The food was beyond good. Every single course made me say it was the best thing I had ever eaten. The atmosphere is beautiful and the service is exceptional.

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Big Sky MT
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

First the good: This is a beautiful restaurant located in a crowded neighborhood. Valet parking is the only reasonable option. The restaurant exudes old money charm: high ceilings, tasteful decorations, good wait staff. Now the bad and the ugly: HOWEVER, the food is not good. This a tasting menu restaurant. My wife had five courses. I had seven. The dishes... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went to La Belle Vie Saturday to celebrate a college graduation. There were four of us and of the three tasting menus on offer we chose the midpiriced one ($90 a person I think )and we all got the wine flight as well. This review is kind of long but I think when people are contemplating paying these prices they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3220
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-872-4113

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 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?