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Butcher & The Boar

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1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705 (12th Street)
+1 612-238-8888
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited with friends who live in the area and were thoroughly impressed. This is a high energy restaurant and bar that caters to the late 20 to 30s. When we first arrived we waited in the crowded bar and I was immediately impressed by the bourbons available, including such rarities as Stagg Jr and Elmer T Lee, brands which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hosted six people for a business dinner at Butcher & the Boar in July, 2016. It was my first visit to the restaurant and it won't be my last. We started with the recommended sausage plate and a bottle of wine for a starter. It was as good as advertiser. I ordered the rib shank for a main course... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Butcher & the Boar Beer Garden is a great spot to meet with friends after work. It has a very casual atmosphere. It can get a little warm on the hot humid Summer nights but they have plenty a fans around to help keep the air moving. Service is very good. I would highly recommend trying the B &... More 

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Savage, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food despite having to wait 45min even with a reservation...that was annoying. Plus it was a business dinner which made it all the more frustrating. We were however comped a lot of appetizers and service was rapid once we did sit down. The food is absolutely incredible, from the liver pate, the elk, the homemade sausage the charcuterie selection... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Butcher & The Boar for a family dinner. We had to wait for a bit because we needed a big table and it took a bit longer than we expected. But the wait was totally worth it. We shared a few side dishes and a few main dishes and I don't have a single negative thing to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner. Very busy and it's a combination bar and restaurant. Some places call them a sports bar. Food is served family style for all or you can order separately. Food is excellent and lots of it. Service was outstanding. Have to be ready though as you have to wait 45 minutes to an hour to be served dinner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to diner with business colleagues and as a group we tried about half the items on the menu. Without exception, everything was amazing. It's a very cool, upscale atmosphere with a good "vibe". I highly recommend the Brussel Sprouts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had peanut butter stuffed jalapeños. Most unique and flavorful appetizer we have ever had. Highly recommended!

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Brooklyn Park
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been there many times and always impressed. Bartenders know what they are doing. So do the cooks. Good options, even if you don't want to spend a lot of money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed an exceptional meal, featuring many meats, all perfectly prepared by our chef Jonathan. No one in our group, of 9, was disappointed. From the appetizers, brew and wine list, to the main course and desert, everything was excited to perfection. We had the sausage sampler, the wood fired oysters, the cheese plate, but my absolute favorite, hands down, was... More 

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Douglas V, General Manager at Butcher & The Boar, responded to this review

Nice choice in the beer and wine! Well done my friend. I would put our ribeye up aganist anyone in town. Flavor and price , it's hands down the best!! We hope to see you soon. Cheers, Kevin Fraley More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $44
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Direct line stops on the #4 and #6 routes along Hennepin.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-238-8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?