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“Cozy, Charming Ambience”
Review of Rachel's

Rachel's
Ranked #740 of 1,808 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Cuisines: American
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Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
Description: "Delicious seafood, good wine list, lovely patio setting and very friendly staff".
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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“Cozy, Charming Ambience”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Rachel's resides within an old small funeral home which is partly what gives it its charm. Nice architectural flourishes, warm colors, bright blue and white checkered table cloths, interesting and not too loud background music make Rachel's feel very European and cozy. There is a separate bar area at the front of the restaurant with big windows for people watching.
The menu is not too elaborate or long, and what they do, they do well. Fabulous hamburgers, great sweet potato fries, and a killer egg and olive sandwich are old stand-bys. They offer a delicious appetizer of seared scallops on soba noodles, and a favorite of ours - Moules Frite, done with nice,succulent mussels. It's a wonderful place to go with friends where can actually enjoy the food and carry on a conversation with resorting to shouting, as in so many places these days. The staff is very welcoming and attentive.
In warm weather, Rachel's has one of the better out-door dining areas in town.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Really fantastic service and homemade food!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

The staff were so accommodating and really looked after for us. Made drinks not on the menu and really assured me and my partner it was no trouble regarding the fact that I have a bit allergy.
We had burgers which were wonderful, huge portions! And obviously homemade which was fantastic.
The scallop starter was also lovely.
They also have another restaurant the other side of town which we will definitely be trying one day while we're here too.
Definitely recommended.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Easy place for dinner with friends or family”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

I can't figure out why this place is not more popular - the food and service are consistently excellent, and the menu is terrific, with original entries, like the lamb burger, and old standards. It's a great meeting spot, and the ambiance is lovely.

  • Visited March 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very good service. Great food. Limited menu.”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

I have been here twice and food has been great. The service is very good and extra friendly. A nice place for dinner or drinks the atmosphere is very relaxing.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“great location, great food”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Rachel's is located in lower northeast Mpls. and worth checking out. A great outdoor patio along Hennepin Ave. and some delicious burgers to go along with it. I have eaten there numerous times and the food and service has always been great. The owner stops in and talks to the customers to get their feedback, and hopefully will keep Rachel's going.

  • Visited October 2011
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