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The Hotel Donaldson

1st & Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
701-478-8888
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Ranked #29 of 263 restaurants in Fargo
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Moorhead, Minnesota
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414 reviews 414 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great vibe and youthful. Next is the most successful bar in the area for the fashionable crowd. The appetizers were great. Salmon tartar was beautiful and delicious. Good portion too and enough for sharing. The caviar on top was good too. The service was slow and a bit amateurish. The main course of halibut and shrimp was extremely overcooked and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The restaurant sign is nearly unreadable and obscure, so we ended up in the bar. The barmaid finally explained to us that the restaurant was across the entrance hall, and we managed to find our way. This is a AAA 4 diamond restaurant, so we didn't expect surly wait staff, dirty fixtures, no table cover, scratched and worn furniture, and... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We made a reservation to eat at this restaurant before a show we were going to later in the evening. The menu is small and specialized - there is probably something to suit most tastes, but it might be worth checking online before going. We ordered the halibut entree and the "MN grass fed beef NY" (we had to confirm... More

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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Unique food choices, freshness of the food and the wonderful service from all employees. The food is all grown locally which is a nice bonus.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The service is very good. The atmosphere is great. The menu is trying to be very gourmet. The problem is it comes off as pretentious. I wanted to love this place but with all the menu items having some sort of funky sauce or other unnecessary twists. It becomes a distraction from the food. The food was good but a... More

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Bemidji
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The HoDo is a long standing fixture in downtown Fargo, ND. It is a funky little restaurant with a relaxed and casual ambiance. The menu is impressive and not very typical of the area. Our server was friendly and returned in a timely manner to check on us. The food; however, was a bit of a disappointment. We both ordered... More

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is our kind of experience! Great table service of wine and bottled water! Amuse Bouche, bread sculptures, food art at its best! To top it off, food tasted fantastic and they were very open to watching ingredients for my gluten and dairy diet restrictions!! We had our children with us and were very accommodating to making them comfortable too!!... More

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Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The restaurant was cold, slipped my jacket over my shoulder to stay warm during dinner. Ordered the bison tenderloin and sent it back. It was tough as shoe leather. Waitress replaced it with beef tenderloin . By the time I got my dish my wife was almost done with her dinner. The presentation of the food is nice but I've... More

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NYC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

hip but without the attitude and with the food chops to close the deal. Really good food and service, and reasonable prices.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A boutique hotel in downtown Fargo. Unlike other downtown Fargo hotels, you can't hear the trains at night because of the old, think walls. It is a 100+ year old building completely renovated and furnished with a variety of funky modern art - really good stuff, even for those who don't like modern art. Even the chairs in the dining... More

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