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“Food worth fighting the hipsters for.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wise Acre Eatery

Wise Acre Eatery
5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1927
612-354-2577
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Ranked #137 of 1,582 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Local sourced American cuisine.
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“Food worth fighting the hipsters for.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

After a failed trip to the indoor farmers market, we stopped by Wise Acre because we had a toddler who couldn't be in the car for 5 minutes without eating. Best surprise ever. The breakfast was outstanding - poached eggs with some of the most beautiful yolks ever, amazing Carmelized Brussels sprouts, and spicy sausage that was out of the world. I tend to stay away from the trendy eateries where the majority of the clientele have skinny jeans and dark rimmed glasses, but I'll fight the hipsters any time for another chance at an amazing breakfast.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Minneapolis
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Farm love”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Love Wise Acre for breakfast. Veggie hash is my dish of choice. Not a finely chopped dish it is chunky, tasty and flavorful. Best cottage bacon (not fatty) ever, aioli is a great accompaniment to the dish. The marmalades/jams are fresh and are made with interesting combinations of ingredients. Love being able to have a mimosa if I am so inclined. I could do with a less acidic cup of coffee but all in all it's a great food experience. Though not cheap, the food quality is excellent. Don't open till 9 on the weekends so early birds beware - it's time to relax.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“homerun away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We found this restaurnt by acceident. If you travel alot and you find a good place to eat ya just know your mo jo is working. We ate lunch the place was packed the food fresh intresting and authentic.

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great fresh food from the farm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

We ate lunch there yesterday and it was excellent. The beet borscht soup was delicious. The hamburger with brie and bacon I had was really flavorful and filling but not too large. The Autumn Salad was fabulous mixture with wild rice, chicken, roasted squash, beets, bacon steak and pickled egg over greens with a light dressing. Fun decor from converted gas station. We will go again and highly recommend.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Shades of Autumn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you love a good salad of the non-vegetarian variety, this is your place. I've been here many times and you cannot go wrong with their Shades of Autumn salad (the name, BTW, preceeded "50 Shades of Gray"). They change this salad up for the various seasons (Shades of Summer and so on. All are crave-worthy. A lovely mix of seasonal roasted vegetables, greens, grain (chicken and wild rice salad now) and, best of all, a "bacon steak" and a seasonal vinaigrette atop. The bacon is from local producers. It's wonderful and a very filling meal. When the weather is nice, they open it up and it's a wonderful indoor/outdoor spot. They are in a partnership with the fabulous garden shop (and CSA delivery spot) across the street, Tangletown Gardens. The garden surrounding the restaurant parking lot is worth a visit in late summer.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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