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“Charming” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blackbird Cafe

Blackbird Cafe
Ranked #148 of 1,806 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Clever New American fare is served at this cozy, farm-to-fork cafe. Offering made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, plus craft beer, wine and weekend brunch.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
“Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very charming little place! Second time here and still satisfied and happy. The longhorn sandwich was great (as always). My friend had some sort of pork sandwich and liked it quite a bit. It's the perfect place for a quiet dinner or brunch, as it's bustling but not too busy you can't get in. Our waiter was attentive, but a bit awkward when taking orders and responding to questions. Maybe it was just me???? Gotta be a people person in this business

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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626 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“loved this place on first visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Blackbird Cafe is everything I love in a restaurant: it's not a chain, the food is very good, the servers are friendly, attractive and welcoming and they get the job done effectively without hovering, and the decor is really interesting: a garage-sale mix of vintage architectural junque and high-style quirkiness. The prices are middle-of-the-road. It is a bit nutty trying to find a parking spot - the streets are all torn-up, but I have to say the extra effort pays off once you get inside.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 493Ron
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“This place has it all!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Blackbird has been a family favorite since it opened, and then reopened in a different location. They consistently have top quality in all they do, small bites, entrees, beer and wine offerings and lastly, desserts. The staff excels in all areas and we are never disappointed. Stop by, it will soon become your favorite as well!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank siegs_13
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Excelsior, MN
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food, drinks, atmosphere and ambiance will keep me coming back over and over!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place is kind if a hidden gem. Great get together place with great service, eat and drinks. The inside decor and ambiance makes a it a fun,perfect place to sit and have a casual bite to eat and drink with friends and to catch up or a great place for either a casual date or a romantic evening.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank lifelovinchef
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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976 reviews
768 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 916 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Getting here right now is challenging with the roads being torn apart can be tricky. Went for a late brunch and found a very nice selection to chose from I had a frittata and my spouse had a brisket sandwich. Both were very good. The noise level was high and the waitress was difficult to hear over the noise volume. She was friendly enough, but not attentive enough. Needed to ask for drink refills and prefer to just have them do it without asking. The food was good and the atmosphere was lively. Overall I would recommend.

Visited May 2013
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Thank PlanetR
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