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“The Complete Lake Superior Experience”
Review of Midi Restaurant & Wine Bar - CLOSED

Midi Restaurant & Wine Bar
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, American, German, Wine Bar
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Experience the fusion of classic ingredients and colorful flavors from the Mediterranean. You'll find this heavenly mix at Midi Restaurant located inside the Fitger's Complex in Duluth, Minnesota. Whether it's a family breakfast, a working lunch, or romantic dinner, we offer the perfect blend of ambiance, service and exceptional cuisine with the best view of Lake Superior.The Cella Vinaria (Wine Bar) is a great place to relax with friends over wine and tapas.We look forward to seeing you!
Lombard, Illinois
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The Complete Lake Superior Experience”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

If you're staying in a hotel in Canal Park, the Midi is a lovely mile walk up the shore. Once there, you have a choice of dining inside or on their porch. Both have superb views over the Lake, with the beach curving toward the Lift Bridge to your right, and everything from ore ships to tiny sails on the water as far as you can see. It's especially impressive when a large ship comes out of the ship channel and steams away toward the horizon. After dinner, you can pretend to make up for overeating by walking the mile back to your hotel.

We ate here two nights in succession, having various pasta dishes and sea foods. All were fine, though the real triumph was the walleye. It was served with wild rice - not a few grains of wild rice mixed in with white rice, but 100% dark wild rice - fixed just right. The wine list was interesting - not just the usual huge wineries - though we had to send back a bottle of Mad Housewife. (We now know what drove her mad.) We had different waitresses each night: one was average, the other was outstanding. We will certainly eat here again, though next time we hope it's warm enough to sit on their patio; the view will be even better.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Lance W
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Hammond, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Warm and friendly staff ... Serving excellent breakfast!”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast but plan to come back to try other meals as the menu looked scrumptious. Sincere staff were very attentive and accepted my requests cheerfully. Delicious and hot with a beautiful view.

Visited April 2014
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This Restaurant Draw Us In...”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

...each time we visit Duluth and the North Shore of Lake Superior. From the wonderful starter salad to the steamed PEI mussels, the entire meal is never a disappointment. The mussels, in particular were immersed in a delectable broth that was so good I had to ask for a spoon to finish it off. The servers are always attentive, friendly, and accommodating without hovering.

  • Visited March 2014
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Superior, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, but found an object in my food”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Had lunch here - it's "Eat Downtown" week, where you get either soup or salad, a choice of entree and a dessert, for $10. The caesar salad was very good. The squash ravioli had good flavor with smoked pecans and figs. The actual ravioli was a little tough. Halfway thru my raviolis I ended up finding a little piece of metal (maybe from a brush?), eek! The waitress apologized and said she was going to "go yell at the cook" Not exactly professional. I didn't expect a free meal, but some sort of compensation or offer would have been nice. The nutella mouse filled crepe for dessert was divine. Overall a good meal, but there was a foreign object in my food. Not sure if I'll go back.

  • Visited April 2014
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Two Harbors, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food and Service!!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Was there on Saturday night and WOW!! Prime Rib was outstanding and the chicken with fig and brie was incredible according to my wife. We received an elegant bread basket to start our meal with 3 varieties and both garlic/herb butter and hummus. My wife loved the hummus. For dessert we shared a creme brule that was served with perfect truffle and perfect presentation. Our server was prompt and engaging and always smiling. We couldn't have asked for more. Thanks Midi!!

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