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RATINGS
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Food and ambience

American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
About
Lela Restaurant has a laid-back, fun atmosphere with an overall theme of Intriguingly Simple - captivating design and menu, yet simple and comfortable. Lela Restaurant focuses on fresh ingredients centered around steak, crudos and hand-made pasta paired with inventive beverage offerings. ​ With the open floorplan that showcases the bustling kitchen and the wine room as the focal point upon entrance, guests leave Lela Restaurant captivated by the creativity of the menu and inspired by the ambiance.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Takeout, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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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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Reviewed December 25, 2019 via mobile

Great Christmas buffet! Excellent choices. Good service. Great coffee. Will definitely return. Thanks for the good food! Say hi to Joe Holmes, the exec chef! Nice job!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Nancy P
April 15, 2017|
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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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Yes, Lela offers takeout services.

Lela is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4