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Level Five Cafe

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818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252
(612) 225-6499
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

As a long time season ticket holder at the Guthrie, Level Five Cafe has been a dinner choice since it opened. Over time problems with service and food quality moved my group out of Level 5 and into other nearby restaurants. This year the group decided to give it one last chance. And it is the last chance that we... More 

Thank Susan W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Our group of 4 arrived at 5:30 for our 7:30 theater performance, and we did not experience any of the problems that many reviewers have written about. Our server was good, and we never waited long for anything. My husband and our friend liked the sandwich called bahn mi. Good french fries with that, by the way. And my friend... More 

Thank LizaJane_12
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

When you experience the Guthrie and need a nosh. This is a good place to do so. It's menu changes for seasonality which is particularly nice if you are a repeat visitor.

Thank nomad927
Roseville, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Requested a 6:00pm reservation (you have to call) got a 5:30pm res which I was fine with. Got there, not that full, seated promptly. Great! We ordered a couple drinks and an app first and again everything was pretty quick and the wings were tasty. Let's just say that the later it got the service proportionally declined. My service was... More 

Thank Adam M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

A review submitted in April warns theatre goers they can't count on being on time for the performance if they dine at the Guthrie Theatre's Level Five Cafe. I completely agree ! We arrived at 5:50 for our 6 pm reservation and ordered shortly after being seated. They brought the wrong drink and the entree did not arrive until 8... More 

Thank Helen1112014
Shakopee, MN
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323 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 909 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We visited on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:30 am prior to a Guthrie Theater production of South Pacific. We were here one year ago and I wrote a review stating that the food was not up to temperature back then. Today's was even worse! I ordered the chicken curry, my sister had the classic breakfast,and my wife had a... More 

4 Thank Steve0315
Prior Lake, Minnesota
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

A very limited menu. Three members of our party chose a salad and curry chicken. The salad tasted like it had just been shaken out of a bag. The curry chicken had lots of sauce and little to no chicken. We had to remind the waitress to bring us our dessert. We also had to remind her to bring our... More 

Thank kbnistler
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

It's been 2-3 years since we last ate at Level Five, and it seems to have deteriorated significantly. While very conveniently located for a pre-theater meal when attending a Guthrie performance, both the service and the food were barely mediocre on our most recent visit last week. First, it took 25 minutes from the time we were seated until we... More 

1 Thank Alan G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Don't eat here IF you are planning to catch a play afterwards. Three times we have had such slow service that we were concerned we'd miss curtain time, but last night we still hadn't been served with only 10 minutes remaining. The explanation was that the kitchen was catering some event. With 10 minutes left and no time to eat,... More 

1 Thank Lvcavs
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112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We saw a play at the Guthrie yesterday and decided to give its Level Five Cafe a try. Guessing that its patrons are largely the Guthrie Theater audience and therefore more or less a captive audience, I had lower expectations that were delightfully dashed. Food and service were quite good, prices a little higher than similar food at other area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (612) 225-6499

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