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“Good food in Fargo”
Review of Monte's - CLOSED

Monte's
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 2nd Ave.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Fargo has few good restaurants (other than steak houses etc); this is one of the best, the other being the HoDo (Hotel Donaldson).
Had venison there once.

Thank 1937Michael
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The drinks were well designed, the atmosphere is wonderful, the staff friendly, and the place was a buzzin' with the conversation of the movers and shakers in the Fargo art community. Like stepping into Manhattan.

Thank Mn2Mx
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We hadn't been to Monte's for a while but returned to check it out. From what we've heard, the operation has changed hands and also has a new chef. We enjoyed our evening with an exceptional dinner prepared as ordered, and beautifully presented. Service was attentive. Great downtown scene, cocktails good as ever. Recommended!

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Thank hekla62
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

Exceptional. I appreciate a honest fine dining establishment. A place that serves what they brag. Give it a try, its worth the price of admission!

Thank Becky S
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

I don't know what happened with K L's evening but each time my husband and I have had dinner at Monte's, it's been a very good experience. The restaurant's ownership has changed recently and it's possible they visited between times. Our most recent visit was on Nov 7 after going to a movie. We arrived around 9 pm without a reservation. There were plenty of other diners but we were seated immediately and treated to a delicious meal with excellent service. Because it was later in the evening, my husband and I shared the antipasto appetizer with soup and a delectable Pino Noir. The soup was hot; the items on the antipasto platter looked beautiful and tasted fresh; the service was as good as ever. I'm sorry K L had such a bad experience but I hope s/he will give the restaurant another chance. We've known the former owners personally for several years and always enjoyed taking friends there or going on our own; we plan on continuing to patronize Monte's.

The restaurant is located in Fargo's vibrant downtown and features a full-service bar known for its wide range of martinis and top-of-the-line beer, wine and spirits. There is a cozy area near the bar for patrons who are meeting friends for drinks or waiting for their tables. The dining room is comfortable with soft lighting and a fantastic mural of one of our city blocks. Warm summer nights patrons can enjoy dining al fresco out back. The new owner/chef has recently added lunch service which I plan on trying soon.

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1  Thank robynwimmer1
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