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Level Five Cafe

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818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1252
+1 612-225-6499
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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Attentive staff and well paired wines with dishes make this a great stop before seeing your show. I will be back

Thank Gloria V
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346 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a very convenient restaurant within the Guthrie Theater. However, it's a bit crowded, & my entree was way too salty. We did get an exquisite piece of carrot cake for dessert. My husband's Manhattan was perfect. Wine by the glass choices are a bit limited. Service was prompt.

Thank snowy_and_sunny
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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213 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This place is perfectly located in the Guthrie to cater to pre-dinner theater goers. On a predictably busy Friday, we arrived quite early 6.00 pm and were informed two dinner entrees were (already) sold out. Well, OK. Two glasses of wine were forgotten by our server. Best dish was thick and creamy fresh pea soup. Worst dish was a BURNT... More 

Thank torla42
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Myself and three friends recently had a pre-theater dinner. A positive is the convenience of parking once and being in the theater before the performance. We went on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was very busy which may have accounted for the rather poor service. We gave both drinks and meal orders to our server; our meals arrived without... More 

Thank Margaret P
Midwest USA
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Our server, Benjamin was very nice and attentive. Unfortunately, our entrees were both sent out between cold and lukewarm at best. My husband was too hungry to send his back and ate his fish and chips at an underwhelming temperature. I sent my short ribs back and the dish came back hot but the portion size was embarrassing. Two incredibly... More 

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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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19 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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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 3 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 

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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: +1 612-225-6499

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