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123 N. 3rd. St, Minneapolis, MN 55467
612.746.5533
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Ranked #58 of 1,588 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1st Avenue & 3rd Street
Transit: If you are taking the light rail to downtown Minneapolis, we are only 2 blocks away from the last stop at first Ave.
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We usually order off the appetizer menu and share several dishes with a group. Portions are large enough to share. Absolutely delicious!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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107 reviews 107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We tried this for a casual Friday night dinner and we weren't disappointed in the food. We especially enjoyed the variety of non-alcoholic beverages available with each of our party of 5 ordering a different one and sharing tastes! Service was a tad slow but we overlooked that minor issue.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I went to Saffron with a mall group of professional colleagues on a Friday night. Saffron is in the warehouse district in downtown Minneapolis a busy area with many restaurants, bars and night clubs. Saffron is a Mediterranean cuisine restaurant but its atmosphere was no exception with a busy young professional crowd. As vegetarian ordered one of the two vegetarian... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My adult daughter choose this restaurant because the menu offers a bit more adventurous eating options. We were disappointed. We started with a couple of fun and reasonably priced cocktails. We tasted and shared our way through several options our favorite a vegetarian tangine. Prompt friendly service added to good but not great food made for a nice evening.

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Chicago, Illinois
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336 reviews 336 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were looking for an upscale restaurant with character and we found it. Inspired: The hostesses were outstanding! Service: very good Atmosphere: beautiful Food: noteworthy - tomato and melon salad and the Moroccan Duck Kefta Tagine Return: yes

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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157 reviews 157 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited Saffron with friends who are regular guests here and was looking forward to a great meal - they said everything on the menu was terrific. At the table, we started with an order or lamb brain and an order of the artichoke hearts. Both were tasty and great. Lamb brain portion very small! Artichoke hearts were sharp with... More

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Minnesota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I chose this restaurant for a girls night during Restaurant week in MPLS. The food was very good, but I think overpriced for the quantity. I don't think I would be willing to pay that much again. I was able to try the spinach soup which was good, but very small portion. I then had the lamb which was good... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Been going to this place regularly for two years and a half. Tried almost everything on the menu (some items change, but the tastiest are always there, like the gnocchi and the tagines), and there has never been a single dish that hasn't blown me away. Highly recommend the chicken and porcini croquettes, the lamb brain, and especially the branzini.... More

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is a jewel! It has a good vibe, the food is excellent (especially the tagine), and service too!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The overall experience was very good but the tapas were outstanding... The lighting and scene were equally enjoyable.

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Additional Information about Saffron

Address: 123 N. 3rd. St, Minneapolis, MN 55467
Phone Number: 612.746.5533
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Spanish

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