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Saffron

123 N. 3rd. St, Minneapolis, MN 55467
612.746.5533
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Ranked #58 of 1,582 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
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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333 reviews 333 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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SaffronMinneapolis, General Manager at Saffron, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon! More

Portage, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by to grab a quick bit and was left in the corner of the restaurant to fend for myself. Asked for a check and had to wait 20+ minuets. Emailed the owner no response. WILL NEVER GO BACK!!! I did enjoy the food but the service was so bad I had to stiff the waitress I have not had... More

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SaffronMinneapolis, Manager at Saffron, responded to this review

Hi Clint, I am very sorry you had a tainted experience at Saffron - unfortunately we never received an email from you about this. Do you recall the day you dined here? I'd like to get to the bottom of why your service was so poor. Let me know if you'd like to give us another try - we'd love... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Great restaurant. We went for an early Friday night dinner and there were many tables open. We had excellent service and the food was delicious. One of the best meals I have had I Minneapolis.

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SaffronMinneapolis, General Manager at Saffron, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon! More

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