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123 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1657
+1 612-746-5533
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (29 reviews)
“tagine” (39 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
123 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1657
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

I came here with my dad for dinner based on on TripAdviser & Yelp reviews, and this restaurant did not disappoint. The food is really well-made and the service good. There could be a bit more lighting throughout the restaurant; we had to ask our...More

Thank dustythoughts
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Great Lebanese cuisine. Owners always present to ensure a great experience. If you can get Saed to read your Turkish coffee grounds even heightens the experience. Try the stewed green beans. They sound simple but that is what makes them great!

Thank byotty75
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We went here after work while in town as our colleague touts it as one of the better places in MSP. We decided to order a variety of small plates to share. We order mushrooms, hummus, octopus, and a few others including the half chicken....More

Thank bphillips1786
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We've been coming here for years and still love it. On our most recent visit, my partner and I shared the tagine with duck, and it was fantastic. The menu includes some unique and creative small plates and apps, and the wine list is solid....More

Thank jbravo30
Reviewed September 25, 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by a doctor from The Mayo Clinic and it was a hit. Our waiter, Joseph, was informative, attentive and funny! We ordered a variety of dishes to share. Loved the hummus and the green beans in tomato sauce. The...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed September 14, 2016

The restaurant has a pleasant ambiance with windows overlooking the old third street of Minneapolis. We had hummus and octopus appetizers which set the stage for a perfect dinner. There was fresh fish from the Mediterranean as a main entree along with unique salads and...More

Thank Gregg V
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I love the smaller plates/appetizers here. I don't drink but my friends love the cocktails. And the chicken main dish with eggplant lavashe is simply marvelous.

Thank hyperpoesia
Reviewed August 27, 2016

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...More

Thank brad0260
Reviewed August 9, 2016

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
Reviewed August 2, 2016 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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: +1 612-746-5533
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