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5601 W 78th St, Bloomington, MN 55439-3105
+1 952-656-5980
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (6 reviews)
“gnocchi” (9 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5601 W 78th St, Bloomington, MN 55439-3105
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow what an amazing brunch we had this past Sunday! The shrimp and crab ice sculpture was so good. Ashley was a fantastic server, always on top of our every need. Thanks Lela!

1  Thank pinky1736
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I have FINALLY found a place that cooks a steak the way it is meant to be cooked, and odes it according ti what the diner wants instead of what the chef wants to to be. My steak, ordered cooked "dry medium", was absolute perfection....More

Thank CARheartsTravel
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

You think you know your area with all the excellent restaurants in town and then you discover a five-star ding experience...that’s what happened to us in late October. I ordered The chefs special, sea scallops and my wife had a perfect steak. What enhanced our...More

Thank Barry V
Jeremy A, General Manager at Lela, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Barry V, I am very pleased to hear that you were able to experience Lela's culinary journey. Chef Stewart and his culinary team create such wonderful dishes, down to the details with the salts and lobster foam. Lela is definitely a gem and we are...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We stayed at the hotel this restaurant was in and what a great find! The portions were great and the choices were awesome. The price was very reasonable and the service was wonderful too. Would eat here again and definitely recommend to others!

Thank Lisa P
Jeremy A, General Manager at Lela, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Lisa P, Thanks for the wonderful review! We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Lela and appreciate your recommendation of our restaurant. I look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

We both had the steak, two different kinds and both were amazing, cooked perfectly! The service was exceptional.

Thank Missie S
Jeremy A, General Manager at Lela, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Missie S, Thank you for the great feedback. I am glad to hear that you tried steak, one of our staples here at Lela! We hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We stopped for a mid-afternoon snack and both decided upon a tartar. We were served with a piece of chopped beef about one inch cubed accompanied by extremely greasy fried bread. The beef had no sauces but was extremely salty (one good way to sell...More

2  Thank edwardstafford
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This was a business dinner on a rainy Monday evening. Reservation was for 6:30 pm. We arrived on time and were greeted by a friendly hostess who seated us immediately. Our server was promptly at the table, offering us menus and cocktails. She brought water...More

1  Thank Dan N
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I stayed in the hotel on a Monday night for dinner because of thunderstorms and downpours. I wasn't alone. Place was packed. I had a nice pasta but the service was lacking. I had to ask for bread a few times and a spoon. Getting...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I stopped into Lela for happy hour recently and was impressed. The house red was good and very reasonably priced and the appetizers were delicious. We had pomme frites (fries) and a caprese salad and enjoyed them both immensely. One of the better happy hours...More

Thank markabaddon
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were in the Twin Cities on Labor Day and wanted to meet with friends for a meal and company. Since it was convenient for both parties, we decided on Lela, which bills itself as the 'friendly neighborhood restaurant'. This was not our first time,...More

Thank Bermusat
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Questions & Answers
Nancy P
16 April 2017|
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Response from kelvingreene | Property representative |
Hi Nancy! Lela has Happy Hour daily from 3:00p - 6:00p and again from 9:00p - 11:00p. Our food items range from $3 to $7 and include: Our Oysters, Lobster Deviled Eggs, Dumplings, Ceviche, a few Salad selections, and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
6:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5601 W 78th St, Bloomington, MN 55439-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 952-656-5980
  • E-mail
Anchored by a bustling open kitchen, Lela is comfortably modern with a friendly, sophisticated atmosphere. The menu is classic, yet creative, and features contemporary seafood crudos, prime steaks and house-made pastas crafted by Executive Chef Stewart Woodman. Centered around the pleasures of the table, Lela invites you to step into the origin of new experiences.
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