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Cafe Levain

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4762 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3515 (48th St E)
+1 612-823-7111
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This restaurant is kind of hidden behind The Turtle Bread Company. When you go in you can see right into the Turtle Bread. We made reservations and were glad we did since this is a popular restaurant. The food is a little pricey, but it is worth it. I think they switch up the menu once and awhile. It seemed... More 

Thank sloopy79
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This is such a cute restaurant. The food is delicious and the servings are not huge. Just right! All courses are great. After you are done you can hop over to Turtle bread and take home some sweet treats! I will be back :-)

Thank Liz_Colsen
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Ok, I have eaten here several times in past excellent food and service. Tonight it was crap. Service was none, food was horrible. Wait staff seemed to be waiting somewhere else. I had a bowl of soup that was similar to lukewarm salty water with frozen peas and carrots. I would have ordered something else but out wait staff came... More 

Thank 3fungals
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200 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

A friend and I were warmly greeted at the door. Each enjoyed our respective beverage of choice (malbec and Belgian sour ale). The beer list won over my relatively discerning friend. We each had the cavagelli entree...rich and creamy. Splurged on creme brule for dessert...just the right portion size and the carameled crust and custard beneath was a perfect finish.... More 

Thank SeashoreIris2
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I looked forward to this once cherished spot, tucked in behind Turtle Bread on 50th and Chicago, in my first trip back to Cafe Levain in nearly ten years. Regrettably it will also be my last. Between dusty countertops and cobwebs by the coat check, a waiter who demonstrated little knowledge of the wine and didn't bother to stay for... More 

Thank eunomian
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

The food here was delicious! We had rib-eye steak and scallops. Both were delicious, but the small portion size of the scallops was disappointing. I would have preferred to pay a few more dollars for an additional scallop, or two. The kale salad was also delicious. The food here is, without a doubt, excellent, as is the wine, but my... More 

Thank Lafrend
evansport, ohio
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Sunday evening tasting menu consists of seasonal choices for each course. Starter-squash soup, or mussels. Main-short rib, or chicken. Dessert-crème brule, or choc cake. Also vegetarian option. Read the other reviews. all good. Just what a neighborhood restaurant should be like. Comfortable, clean, creative and looks just right.

Thank fred s
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in Minneapolis hands down. They have a limited menu, but everything on it is fantastic. My favorite is the chicken. They prepare it differently each week and I haven't been disappointed yet. Really nice wine list and 2 people can get out for under $100 which is uncommon in Minneapolis for this quality.

Thank 199fredj
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

There was a small mix up with our reservation but did not affect our getting seated....however, had they been busier, it may have.... Our server was fabulous....Lisa.....and her recommendations were perfect for us.... The food was excellent and we were both very pleased with the entire experience... Although I do live in the area, my friend is from Georgia and... More 

Thank AlwaysLuvinLife
Saint Louis, Missouri
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175 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Wonderful meal with coworkers in this quiet restaurant. The restaurant was not busy on a Wednesday night. The service was attentive and the food outstanding. Great salads and a very good halibut. Dessert was likewise exquisite. Highly recommended.

Thank Maiglesias

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4762 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-3515
    (48th St E)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-823-7111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?