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Blackbird Cafe

) #148 of 1,458 Restaurants in Minneapolis $$ - $$$ , , American
3800 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612-823-4790
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“oxtail” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3800 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A few months back, they removed a beloved veg item and left the dinner menu with very few veg options and no veg entrees. I asked the server about it and she said it was a "meat-focused" restaurant. Can we please import Yotam Ottolenghi into...More

Thank CharlieLemonhead
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been to Blackbird since they moved and transitioned from counter service to table service. Perfect atmosphere; open, airy, and clean yet homey. I had the brasied oxtail with basted eggs over beet and sweet potato hash was spot on. A mango mimosa followed...More

Thank potte129
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my meal at Blackbird. The food was excellent and the service was good. Limited menu but good choices to choose from. The ginger drink was so good.

Thank NDakotaTransplant
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Overall a disappointment. Six of us went for dinner. A third of us liked the meal, the rest thought it was average or below. We had a vegan with us and there really wasn't anything on the menu for her. Service was poor. The people...More

Thank JWLP51
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The apple hazelnut salad was divine with a light curry based dressing. The scallops were lightly seated with an amazing light white sauce , walnuts and apples to add a crunch. The walleye a great presentation with raisins and an excellent light sauce. Will definitely...More

Thank SlStern
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love the tofu scramble and I am NOT a tofu fan! Everything on the menu is good. I've never had a bad meal...Only downside, they'll only seat you when entire part arrives.

Thank Ellebb
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you want a great breakfast in the South Minneapolis neighborhood, Blackbird Cafe is the ticket! Always great eggs; oxtail dish is unusually delicious but my fav is the Colleen OBrien! The only downside is that if a bloodyMary is a must for your weekend...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A hip spot on Eat Street in South Minneapolis. We were fortunate to have to wait only a short time for a table on Saturday mid-day. We had heard from a local review that the Swedish pancakes were a signature dish. Two of our party...More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Blackbird Cafe is in our neighborhood (we walked there). We went for weekend brunch. I had the cheesy hash browns with chorizo sausage and two eggs (The Colleen O'Brien). The cheese was not melted and the toast was barely toasted. I think cheesy hash...More

Thank aademo96
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went here for dinner with a group. The overall decor of the restaurant lacked a theme and the menu echoed it. I ordered the mussels which were a bit bland. Other members of the group stated that their food wasn't memorable either. Overall would not...More

Thank Hayley S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3800 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-823-4790
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.
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