La Belle Vie is not only the best in MPLS, it is one of the best in the country. And considering that, it is well worth the splurge. You can get a $65 dinner five-course menu at the restaurant, or even a $40 dinner four-course menu at the lounge. In NYC or LA this would hardly get you lunch in comparable places. The food is absolutely wonderful. Great French/mediterranian cuisine, fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation. The place is stunning (though the restaurant may be a little stuffy - I recommend the hip attached lounge), and the service is great.
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