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123 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1657 (1st Avenue & 3rd Street)
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

At Saffron, Sami Wadeh prepares dishes from different Mediterranean perspectives, and the food is really unique. My partner and I had dinner there recently and it was definitely a five-star experience. We began with three small dishes, the hummus (not so small, really!) with Saffron's own flatbread--both delicious; green beans with a kind of ratatouille consistency with tomatoes and spices--this... More 

Thank brad0260
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food and excellent service!! All around outstanding dining experience! Even bought the cookbook so we can try some of the recipes at home.

Thank Scott B
Stillwater, Minnesota
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saffron offers a Mediterranean style fare. We sampled pretty much all of the vegetarian options in small plates. Loved the caraway seed potatoes, fried cauliflower, spreads with pita, and giant fava beans. Didn't care for the tangine vegetables. Unique atmosphere! Would go back again.

Thank Mark H
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed some of the most flavourful, well prepared and beautifully presented food that we've had in a long time. The flavour combinations are surprising (or even downright odd) but delicious while still being true to authentic Mediterranean dishes. At our table we had several of the appetizers, a seafood tagine, a lamb tagine and lamb chops. Everything was cooked... More 

Thank Patrick B
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We've come twice and have had consistent experiences: relaxed setting, fabulous service, and outstanding food. I wish I could eat at Saffron every day. Seriously, every bite was a treat! And dessert was so exceptional my husband wants to return and have one for dinner and another for dessert. I'd hate to have missed the entree!

Thank Snarglebop
Greenville, South Carolina
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here. Wine list perfectly chosen to compliment Mediterranean food. Service was just right to help create a relaxing evening. We shared several small plates and one lamb tagine. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Noelle K
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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450 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

On a rainy night, this wasn't our first choice option but were pleased our other choice was booked out. The middle eastern dips were very very good and to have a choice of Moroccan options was a pleasant surprise. Their lamb tagine however was more like a stew or soup - less liquid would have made it much better. Also,... More 

Thank Mutiny
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Server was well informed, knowledgable and intuitive with his suggestions. Every course had its own story to tell; it was fresh, cohesive yet dependent and tight. The ambiance was quiet and tasteful. The food was the best part of the experience. The only downside was eating so much great food for dinner we could only manage one delicious dessert between... More 

Thank Jolynn G
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

I've traveled all over the Middle East and was very hopeful for this restaurant and this came recommended by a friend who is vegetarian like I am. I thought the food was OK, nothing outstanding. Each dish had a puddle of oil in the bottom of it and hummus which is classically served with a touch of oil on the... More 

Thank Lee E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Saffron never disappoints. The flavor combinations are impressive and original. Great space and service, this restaurant should be on everyone's list.

Thank 483jeniferm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options, Moroccan
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1657
    (1st Avenue & 3rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: If you are taking the light rail to downtown Minneapolis, we are only 2 blocks away from the last stop at first Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612.746.5533

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