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The Craftsman Restaurant and Bar - CLOSED

4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301
+1 612-722-0175
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (4 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Sorry to say, but it's just closed. Not sure what's going in to replace it, but the new management did a lousy job with the menu. Love to support local businesses, but they missed the boat. Hoping something more sustainable moves in!

1  Thank augopher
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Craftsman is under new management and I Have returned three times in the last six months. It is a great, friendly, restaurant with excellent service. The food is unique and quite good. The interior of the restaurant is simple and elegant. Tables are close but...More

1  Thank egg58
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I'm always trying new spots and have a soft spot for unique, one-of-a-kind place like Craftsman - a small, elegant restaurant on the far end of east lake street serving a variety of food. My buddy and I made a reservation for a Thursday night,...More

1  Thank JimRiesterer
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and always loved the food, the service and ambiance. We instantly knew something was wrong when we walked in on a Saturday night and it was nearly empty. The vibe was weird, the music awful!!! (60s) and the...More

1  Thank nmmelancon
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We went for an anniversary dinner, the food and service was excellent. Probably the first time I’ve ever wanted to try every item on the menu!

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for years and we were unaware of the ownership change when we visited this month. We were kindly greeted by the new owner ( as of Jan. 2017) who explained that he had hired a...More

Thank ponsib
Reviewed 20 January 2017

As a person who has been going to this restaurant since 2005, I feel that I have a decent perspective on this establishment. It's been a place I have taken dates, business colleagues, and special friends. I have felt a sense of pride regarding Craftsman...More

2  Thank Jordan S
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We rolled down here after having a few drinks at the Longfellow Grill and enjoyed another round, Surly Furious for me($6), Vodka($6.50) drink for my friend while we contemplated dinner. There are a lot of options nearby and the menu wasn't really speaking to me,...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Running a high-end restaurant is ridiculously hard, and I hate to knock a locally-owned place. But Craftsman charges fabulous prices while delivering a less-than-fabulous experience. The menu is very small, and we waited a very long time for service. I was informed that the salmon...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This restaurant is on East Lake and has been around long enough to be very solid. The décor is, of course, Craftsman style and very comfortable. This is a good place to relax and have a nice visit. The drink, beer and wine list is...More

Thank David A
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301
    (43rd Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-722-0175
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