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The Hotel Donaldson

1st & Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
701-478-8888
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Ranked #39 of 264 Restaurants in Fargo
Price range: $20 - $25
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had dinner with my parents here and we all had a great time! Our server (I wish I could remember her name) knew EVERYTHING about the menu, cheeses, wines, etc. as a prior server, it was refreshing to be served by somebody who was friendly yet knowledgeable and accommodating. The menu was diverse enough for all of us to... More

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NYC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Delicious, unpretentious, creative, eclectic and 5-stars in every aspect of dining. Wine selection was exceptional and desserts were a standout!

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Moorhead, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Bad food, terrible service! Go somewhere else... Plenty of great restaurants in downtown Fargo but this isn't one of them.

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Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I made reservations in the "lounge," which was not supposed to be the expensive hotel restaurant, but when we went to the bar and said we had a reservation, the server just said, "you can sit here." Thought that was odd but it was the Paul McCartney concert night and they were busy?? My third friend found us and said... More

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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436 reviews 436 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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