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“Appetizers after Hollidazzle” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zelo

Zelo
831 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402-2506
+1 612-333-7000
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Ranked #20 of 1,596 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 9th
Description: Zelo celebrates fresh food, with influences from Italy and the Mediterranean to Asia and beyond. This downtown Minneapolis institution sets for itself high standards, and compliments its menu with exceptional hospitality and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Using fresh food from local sources and original recipes made from scratch, Zelo is inspired by the food - making it authentic and approachable, feeding customers' increasing desire to experience, learn and discover.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Appetizers after Hollidazzle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stopped here after the hollidazzle parade. I had a stroller and toddler and the staff was so accommodating and first-class. Good beer selection, yummy food, great fries. I've been here for lunch too but this was my first late night visit and we'd go back

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Yum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I frequent Zelo for business lunches and have always been impressed time after time. Excellent menu. Everything on it is superb. Great service. Who could ask for more?

Visited December 2012
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Orient, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Nice dining experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We went to Zelo for a birthday dinner. It was a great choice and we'd dine here again.

We had reservations and were seated immediately though they weren't overly busy (no events downtown). Our server, Jessica, was friendly and attentive. Food was served promptly.

The food was excellent. I can highly recommend the chicken & wild mushroom risotto and the filet mignon sandwich. Not your typical buger. Gourmet and delicious. Portions were adequate. Wish I'd have been hungrier because I would have loved to sample more delights from the menu. Prices were reasonable. Drinks were very good and reasonably priced. Loved the infusions and martinis.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Dark, but cozy atmosphere. Unique architectural design, and great art to compliment this fact.

Service was professional and prompt. Food was great. Good portion sizes and great selections. The kitchen is a partially open kitchen, and it is immaculate. Not a crumb on the floor. A clean kitchen means people care about their work and it is very evident here.

My partner and I each had a drink, split one appetizer, each had an entrée, and left a 25% tip: ~$90 total.

Next time were near downtown Minneapolis, we will definitely be returning!

Visited December 2012
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Boonton, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good food, fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I come here frequently for business. One of the better downtown dining spots. Very good menu with interesting and tasty appetizers, great main dishes. Menu changes seasonally depending on what's fresh and available. Good beer selection, great deserts. I come here very regularly when in town on business.

Visited December 2012
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