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“Neighborhood gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blackbird Cafe

Blackbird Cafe
3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612-823-4790
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Ranked #77 of 1,417 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Organic, Gastropub, American
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Clever New American fare is served at this cozy, farm-to-fork cafe. Offering made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus craft beer, wine and weekend brunch.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Neighborhood gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I went with my husband and we were both very satisfied. We had the fried olives stuffed with salami, which is a fun little appetizer to start with. I had the Banh Mi sandwich: I am usually not a huge pork fan, but it sounded interesting and was very good. Good beer selection, service nice and attentive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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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Jacksonville, Florida
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311 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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
4 restaurant reviews
“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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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