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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Nectar Wine Bar and Bistro
204 Central Ave, Osseo, MN 55369-1256
763-657-7231
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Cuisines: Eclectic
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Description: Chef Kevin Nordeen.
Minnesota
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Hidden away in downtown Osseo is Nectar. A fun little restaurant offering contemporary and ever changing menu. A new menu every couple weeks, seasonal and local ingredients, and a fantastic chef make for a great dining adventure. The menu is split up between starters and main courses. Even with the small one sheet menu (two sided) there was a surprising variety of offerings. Highly recommended for those wanting to get away from the chain restaurants in Maple Grove.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Minnesota, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“This chef is worth a drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We first discovered chef Kevin when he had Kay's Wine Bar in Maple Grove. We are so glad he's back and better than ever. Over the years I've tried his pastas, meat and fowl dishes, salads and appetizers and I have never come away anything but delighted. In particular, he is a wizard with sauces and glazes and with putting a fresh spin on "comfort foods". You can check out the rotating menu on the website or have it sent to your email. If you're not a wine fan, they have some unique and delicious cocktails as well. If you get a chance, try to attend one of the special wine dinners. They are a full evening of entertainment, with Kevin pairing 5 creative food courses around the offerings of a single winery. They include commentary from both the chef and the winery representative.

  • Visited June 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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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Delicious! Hidden gem in the NW suburbs of Minneapolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Chef Kevin is a master in the kitchen. His menu changes every two weeks - with a few items being standard offerings. This guy is amazingly talented and a really nice guy. His wine list is extensive and he offers wine specials on Tuesdays. This is the best restaurant in the entire northwest section of the Minneapolis area.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unique with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Nectar Wine Bar and Bistro is in the northwest metro area of Minneapolis. Most people who visit Minneapolis might not get up to this little gem of a restaurant, but if you do you won't regret it. Reservations are recommended. The chef owned restaurant is located in downtown Osseo. A small town within the metro area just north of Hwy 694 on HWY 81. The menu changes every two weeks. There are great appetizers and the entrees are fresh and excellently prepared. The wine choices are outstanding. I highly recommend this great little place.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We have eaten at this restaurant on many occasions and it is always fantastic. The service is wonderful and the staff is extremely knowledgable about wine. It is my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities.

  • Visited January 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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