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“Great find!!!”
Review of Kafe 421

Kafe 421
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Ranked #157 of 1,806 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
Cross street: Between 4th & 5th Street
Transit: University of Minnesota area, so bus stops are prevalent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great find!!!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Loved our dinner at this restaurant. My only regret is that I was not hungry enough to order more!

The greeting was very friendly, service quite good and a nice casual ambiance. For our entrees, we ordered the Pasta Bolognese, the Bouillabaisse, and the Summer Risotto -- all were excellent. The wine list was not huge, but enough to ensure everyone was happy. Prices were very fair for what was received. We definitely will return and recommend.

  • Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very Good Restaurant in the Heart of Dinkytown”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

This well decorated, friendly restaurant has been around for a number of years now, and never fails to satisfy. Owner Georgia Saunders consistently offers a choice of dishes from her native Greece and other Mediterranean countries, including some that probably spring from her imagination. On our latest visit, we enjoyed her Cheap Date special (a choicen of salads, choice of 3 pasta dishes, one of which was vegetarian, and one dessert to share for $25. The 3rd member of our party said his appetizer crab cakes were excellent and enjoyed his shrimp Satorini. He declared the quality of his tiramisu only one step below that of his mother's!. And we enjoyed all this with a surprisingly good bottle of Austrian syrah. Total bill, just over $70, plus tip.

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gem of a Restaurant”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Kafe 421 is truly a gem of a restaurant: excellent service, delicious food to please all palates, lovely ambiance, good value, and the most delightful of hostesses/owners, Georgia and daughter Antigoni. We have been loyal patrons since the restaurant opened 9 years ago and still rave about the place.

  • Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Never less than great !”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Kafe 421 is a favorite over and over for all of us. It's hard to find a place that is family friendly, good for groups, tasty enough for the pickiest food snobs, or good for a date. Mother and daughter run by Georgia and Antigone, and their knowledgeable and professional staff always produce a great meal. This is one of the best values in town, combining delicious food with lovely service, all for an outstanding price. I recently brought friends from out of town, a number of whom are a little snobby about food, and they all said it was their favorite meal of the trip.... You can pay more or have a sleeker atmosphere, but you will not find a more relaxing and easy delicious meal in town.

  • Visited March 2012
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cute place!”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Had lunch after a long tour of University of MN twin cities. This restaurant is located right in Dinkytown just a couple blocks from U of M. It was a beautiful day and we walked there after our tour. I can see that parking could be a pretty major problem. Someone was trying to get parking validated when we were there and they were told they were no longer able to validate due to change of ownership in parking lots. Anyway, the service was fine and the food was above average. My burger was outstanding and the fries were ok. My daughter had a turkey wrap and cup of soup and she really liked both. Everything was fresh and it was a cute little place with some outdoor seating as well as quite a bit inside which was surprising considering how small the storefront was(very deep). Cute bathroom too!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Abagail
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