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“Excellent Option Downtown Duluth”

Zeitgeist Arts Cafe
Ranked #19 of 254 Restaurants in Duluth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $29
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Fresh American cuisine featuring classic comfort foods with a contemporary touch, local beer, extensive wine and whiskey menus, handcrafted cocktails, and the best fries in town. Serving weekend brunch 10am-3pm, featuring gourmet twists on breakfast classics. Lunch from 11am-4pm Monday through Friday, dinner from 4pm-10pm Monday through Thursday and from 4pm-11pm on Friday and Saturday.
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“Excellent Option Downtown Duluth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2010

My wife and I decided on dinner at the Zeitgeist and weren't disappointed. We were in town during one of their busiest weeks with the Tall Ships in town and weren't sure what to expect. The restaurant was busy, but not packed (to our surprise actually). We were sat at a nice table upstairs overlooking downstairs diners, becuase of the loft structure of the place. We had a fantastic waitress that wasn't pushy and actually suggested that my wife doesn't order a seperate salad, because there was a small side of greens on the ravioli dish she ordered - most wait staff would just tack it on and drive up the bill without saying anything. Her ravioli stuffed with wild mushrooms grown locally and a nice and light cream and herb sauce was delicious. I ordered the salmon and it was prepared perfectly with nice side of cous cous that wasn't overcooked. Our bottle of wine was great too, and their selection was good by the way. The highlight of the meal had to be the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with smoked gouda as an appetizer. Wow - so much flavor and yet not too much going on. Based on what we looked at, this is your best option downtown right now. Also, some of the proceeds go to the arts, so that was a big bonus for us too, since we are supporters of that cause.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“classy, modern, with amazing cocktails and martinis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2010

We just happened upon Zeitgeist, and are still raving about our experience. First off - the drinks at this place are outrageous. We had cocktails and martinis from Pisco Sours to Vodka Gimlets, and they blew us away - at prices less than half of what you would find in a big city. The menu is casually elegant and very reasonably priced.

The restaurant and bar have a comfortable and upscale feel without being pretentious, and the service is impeccable. Whether you live in Duluth or are just coming for a short vacation, this place is really a must!

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