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“Charming” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blackbird Cafe

Blackbird Cafe
3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409-1304
612-823-4790
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Ranked #43 of 1,597 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very charming little place! Second time here and still satisfied and happy. The longhorn sandwich was great (as always). My friend had some sort of pork sandwich and liked it quite a bit. It's the perfect place for a quiet dinner or brunch, as it's bustling but not too busy you can't get in. Our waiter was attentive, but a bit awkward when taking orders and responding to questions. Maybe it was just me???? Gotta be a people person in this business

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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237 reviews 237 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“loved this place on first visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Blackbird Cafe is everything I love in a restaurant: it's not a chain, the food is very good, the servers are friendly, attractive and welcoming and they get the job done effectively without hovering, and the decor is really interesting: a garage-sale mix of vintage architectural junque and high-style quirkiness. The prices are middle-of-the-road. It is a bit nutty trying to find a parking spot - the streets are all torn-up, but I have to say the extra effort pays off once you get inside.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“This place has it all!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Blackbird has been a family favorite since it opened, and then reopened in a different location. They consistently have top quality in all they do, small bites, entrees, beer and wine offerings and lastly, desserts. The staff excels in all areas and we are never disappointed. Stop by, it will soon become your favorite as well!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Excelsior, MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food, drinks, atmosphere and ambiance will keep me coming back over and over!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place is kind if a hidden gem. Great get together place with great service, eat and drinks. The inside decor and ambiance makes a it a fun,perfect place to sit and have a casual bite to eat and drink with friends and to catch up or a great place for either a casual date or a romantic evening.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Getting here right now is challenging with the roads being torn apart can be tricky. Went for a late brunch and found a very nice selection to chose from I had a frittata and my spouse had a brisket sandwich. Both were very good. The noise level was high and the waitress was difficult to hear over the noise volume. She was friendly enough, but not attentive enough. Needed to ask for drink refills and prefer to just have them do it without asking. The food was good and the atmosphere was lively. Overall I would recommend.

Visited May 2013
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