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The Butcher Block Restaurant - CLOSED

308 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
+1 612-455-1080
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
308 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have never been to a restaurant where you needed to wait over an hour to be seated when you have reservations. There were several people in the same situation as we were. Blaming it on the computer is not appropriate. They way overbooked for...More

Thank Kathy0391
Reviewed January 10, 2015

HORRIBLE reservation system ... we had reservations for 7pm... didn't get seated until 8:10. No reason. Just over booked. Felt like we were waiting at the gate of an airline flight with standby tickets. Good food. Bad bad bad experience ....

2  Thank flyinhiguy
Reviewed December 28, 2014

Dinner on a Tuesday evening with a dear gal pal was excellent at this restaurant. No hustle, bustle, flash or dash just solid service. Server welcomed us with information about the special, answered questions about menu items and then just made sure food appeared at...More

Thank PMA6642
Reviewed December 16, 2014

10 of us have gotten together for a Christmas Concert and dinner after for a few years. This year i suggested we come to the Butcher Block, having eaten here once before and have friends that also frequent the place. Reservations was ready for us,...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed December 5, 2014

Yes, we've used a Groupon here in the past (a few times!) but I've gone there without too! Great Italian food, nice wine list, atmosphere inviting - you're missing out if you haven't been here!

1  Thank dianeh01
Reviewed December 4, 2014

I recently visited this restaurant using a groupon. I've seen it several times, but it's small, so don't blink! You may miss some incredible Italian this side of the river. The service was great, the food was perfection, and the ambiance was warm and relaxing....More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went to this place because I had a Groupon for it. I have been back a few times. The prices seem a little high until you try the food! I did the chefs menu as I had a hard time deciding on courses. Everything...More

Thank Tammy J
Reviewed November 30, 2014

We recently ate dinner at the Butcher Block before attending a show downtown. I bought a Groupon and thought it would be fun to try! We all loved it! The food was DELISH, very fresh and wonderful flavors. Everything was so perfectly balanced with a...More

Thank Holly A
Reviewed November 22, 2014

Dana and I visited The Butcher Block a year after we had rented out the entire place (it's small) for our wedding reception. Owners, Filippo (Executive Chef) and Cristine (Pastry Chef) gave us a very nice table in a quiet corner. We had antipasto misto...More

Thank Dadiero
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Recently I purchased a Living Social deal for The Butcher Block. I didn't even know of The Butcher Block until I saw this deal. I loved the fact that I was able to get out into an area of Minneapolis that I normally don't go...More

Thank Amanda Z
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-455-1080
  • E-mail
Welcome to the Butcher Block, where meat is our passion; organic, grass-fed, and sustainable are our principles; and serving great-tasting food – with or without meat – is our priority.We’re inspired by the cozy neighborhood trattorias you find in Rome and throughout Italy, but we're located right here in Northeast Minneapolis.We chose the name "Butcher Block" in honor of Filippo Caffari, our butcher, who was a skilled master-butcher in Rome for almost two decades, before moving to Minneapolis to become head chef at I Nonni in Mendota Heights. Chef Caffari is one of the finest Italian chefs in the Twin Cities.To accompany our remarkable Italian meals, we offer an extensive Italian and international wine list, as well as many fine domestic wines and beers. Our goal is to fuse the best of Italian culinary skills with the freshest ingredients, so you can experience authentic Italian dining.The only passport required is your love of great Italian food.
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