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Reviewed November 26, 2022 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the classy atmosphere, tasty food, and excellent service. Three of us had pasta dishes that were very good and plated beautifully. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a good family meal.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

Stayed at the Sheraton Bloomington, and I was amazed at how great the food was. I just had breakfast, but I wish I had eaten there earlier--it was so good.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

The food was delicious and the space is gorgeous! We took our 3 kids and enjoyed it! It is an upscale dining experience, which we enjoyed!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022 via mobile

We went here for the Easter brunch buffet. Overall the quality and selection was good. A couple items were a miss and I had one item not nearly hot enough in the chafing dish. The star of the buffet was certainly the desserts and the...service staff. I was surprised we had to pay additional $5 and $3 for apple juice and lemonade on top of the steep $49 adult buffet price. When I asked, I was simply told juices were not included. That was a bit of a turnoff. With tip this was a very pricy holiday brunch buffet, but we were generally happy with the experience. I’ve been here separately for happy hour and the appetizer specials are a good deal and it has a nice bar ambience.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022 via mobile

During a long weekend vacation, we returned to Lela for a second dinner with friends. In both cases all members of our party were impressed with the well prepared, delicious meal selections and thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of the setting. We look forward to our...next visit to the Twin Cities and returning to Lela.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 29, 2021 via mobile

The quality and presentation are top notch. For a birthday, we had the salmon & bass, and also the crab, tuna poke, asparagus, and tomato broth soup. Everything was so crazy beautiful and perfect for the taste buds. Shout out on the tuna: the very...best poke ever, anywhere, here & across the country. Awesome all around, and the chef and team do a first class job of take-out wrapping up and labeling each item, for quick serving; fabulous touch.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 27, 2021

Had a wonderful dinner there, service was good, the food and drinks were also very good. Ended the meal with a wonderful creme brulee.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

Very good service and a nice low key atmosphere. We had Incredible food for dinner and breakfast. All fresh ingredients and the pasta was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed December 11, 2020

I ordered take out and it was very sad looking. I ordered 3 entrees and potion size for the price was sad. Flavor was ok, but I have had better. For a Friday it was dead there. It was our first and last time eating...there.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Rachael D, Director of Food and Beverage at Lela, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2021

Hi Heidic134, We are always looking for opportunities to enhance our guest dining experience. I saw the attached photos and understand your concern. I would like to invite you back to an indoor dining experience with us. Could you please be so kind as to...More

Reviewed October 8, 2020

Visited at the recommendation of a friend. Didn't know what to expect. Was pleasantly surprised by a well thought menu with high quality products and refined taste. Loved the ahi tuna poke!! The In a subsequent visit tried the soya sesame mayo and the vinaigrette...made for a delicious combination. The Ceviche of Hamachi did not disappoint as well. Two great starters! The hand cut fries are to die for, and the pappardelle is juicy and tasty. Excellent service. Just a bit too cold inside!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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rachdsbh, Other at Lela, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2020

Hi, We thank you for your review and positive feedback. I read you had some of my favorites, I am glad you enjoyed them. We have adjusted the temp controls with the current weather to ensure we have a nice warm atmosphere for our guest....More

Reviewed September 6, 2020

We were quite impressed with not only the hotel (Sheraton) but with their restaurant Lela as well. Quite honestly I can't believe we hadn't visited here before but thanks to good friends we finally made it up for a try. The food was absolutely fantastic...and surprising for a Saturday night the place wasn't busy at all. I'm sure it had a lot to do with Covid-19, we practically had the entire place to ourselves. As far as the service it was absolutely top notch. This is really a great business hotel with an exceptional restaurant. We'll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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rachdsbh, Other at Lela, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2020

Hi Mr.Happy Travels, We thank you for your review and positive feedback. We have been able to steadily pick up and the restaurant continues to provide a wonderful experience. We are glad to hear yo enjoyed your last visit and look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed February 13, 2020

Lela offer all American comfort with their chef's special menu including crudo and pasta. We had a poke tuna and ceviche. It was excellent. Had a lamb chops and my wife had a salmon. Lamb was cooked to perfection with a creamy mash and Brussel...sprouts. I throughly enjoy my dinner. My wife had a salmon which she loved it.She said her fish was the best she ever had. We had a really wonderful time and enjoyed everything. Thanks to Jeep our Server for the recommendation and a fine service. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

We had a group dinner in a private room. Pre ordered appetizers and everyone ordered from the menu for dinner. Very attentive wait staff-amazing service. Food was so delicious and devoured by all. Super positive experience and will book again.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020

Probably one of the most overlooked restaurants in the Twin Cities. Hands down, the best hotel restaurant in town. Very handsome atmosphere, open kitchen, and excellent service. Best of all: you can easily talk to each other at a normal level. Care is taken to...spread people throughout the dining room. Food is exquisite. They make their own pasta. we shared the zucchini pasta with peppers and almonds as a starter although it could be a main dish. I had the double lamb chops with potato puree and glazed brussel sprouts. Superbly prepared and very filling. My wife had the seared scallops over risotto. Spectacular. Four large scallops, very tasty, and not a grain of sand. Give this place a try; you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

On a recent visit we were licky enough to get Adele as our server. My ffavorite menu item, the Pork Chop with Aprricot Glaze had just been retired from the selections. When I mentioned to Adelle that I really wanted that for my meal, he...said let me see what I can do. In short order Phil, the Master Chef came out and said he was sorry that the Pork Chop was not available but he could make me a Pork Tenderloin with a wonderful glaze he improvised. What a meal!! It was sliced and cooked to perfection atop mashed potatoes and a side of brussel sprouts. I won't forget to mention Adele's stellar service. He makes you not only feel a home but that you are a special guest as well. My Wife and Son joined in the meal with their own wonderful selections. A get night out!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from kelvingreene | Property representative |
Hi Nancy! Lela has Happy Hour daily from 3:00p - 6:00p and again from 9:00p - 11:00p. Our food items range from $3 to $7 and include: Our Oysters, Lobster Deviled Eggs, Dumplings, Ceviche, a few Salad selections, and... More
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