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Wise Acre Eatery

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5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1927
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is special with a strong emphasis on 'farm to table' dining. I went with 3 friends, all of whom had the same impression. Service was efficient and exceptional, decor is funky interesting, menu is interesting as well (seafood is under-represented), meals were tasty and at just the right temperature. We had appetizers, dinner, wine, and dessert. Prices were... More 

Thank momarino143
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This seems to be a great spot, my friends all rave about the food and like that it is locally sourced. But as a vegetarian I find little that I can eat everything has bacon added. Not a place I would recommend if your vegan or vegetarian.

Thank 3fungals
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here when the place was one of the only places in town for frozen custard. Had an occasion to have lunch with siblings. The tomato and pumpkin soup was outstanding and the Herb laced eggs are a nice treat. Pricing was fair for the new "Farm to Table" restaurant.

Thank Peter L
Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice setting. Service was great. We had excellent black bean burger and corn chowder. My husband had the hash which was flavorful and lovely presentation.

Thank kicky57
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once kept to a 5 on all visits, the menu has really changed for lunch. The great chili is off, the grilled cheese is off, and the lunch menu is extremely limited. The service was good, but not a place I would go back to for lunch. Perhaps the dinner menu is good still, but the "brunch" menu is not... More 

Thank Roger W
Becker, Minnesota
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the restaurant was very cute, open, and inviting, the food was just ok. It is a farm to table place and the food was fresh, but the eggs were just so-so and the other items we ordered (chicken salad sandwich and french toast) had odd tastes to them. We aren't overly-picky eaters, so we were surprised that we didn't... More 

Thank Eileen P
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for coffee and pastry...will return for a meal. Great setting. Nice patio, garage doors open to let the outdoors in to the dining room. Pastries were excellent. Great coffee.

1 Thank gjv43501
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Spent the weekend with my husband in Minneapolis. After taking in the fair on Saturday, we both craved "real food." This did not disappoint. It is a fun, casual atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor dining (although bring bug spray if outside). When we pulled off of 35W and onto Nicollet - don't let the initial impression scare you -well... More 

Thank Frances C
Delhi, India
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I love the local farm-to-table idea; don't get me wrong. But I'm a breakfast lover, and there were only two "brunch" choices. The one I chose had a mixture of vegetables along with poached eggs. First, it wasn't enough food - I actually went straight to Great Harvest and bought a muffin afterwards. Second, the mix of vegetables was attractively... More 

Thank DelhiExpat1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

I had dinner at WAE while visiting MSP for a combined business/pleasure trip. I have been to Tangle Town more than a few times over the years, but never heard about this treasure. The food was great! We started with the Ploughman Plate and is was just delicious. More than enough for 2 to share. I had the Oko-minni-yaki for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-354-2577
Local sourced American cuisine.

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