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The Butcher Block Restaurant

308 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
+1 612-455-1080
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“rigatoni” (11 reviews)
“carpaccio” (10 reviews)
“radicchio” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
308 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to get to; parking is metered and a bit difficult. Staff was efficient and friendly. Menu had no fish entree, but the food was good.Wine was an on-sale special at $25, and they allow you to take home a partial bottle. The restaurant doesn't...More

Thank NorwestIlliniWineGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Butcher Block never fails to beat our expectations for an incredible meal and desert (never skip the divine deserts) experience. It has quickly been added to one of our regulars. We usually order family style so we can try as much of the menu...More

1  Thank Travel-girl5534
Reviewed 11 April 2017

With a focus on organic and sustainable foods and grass fed meat, the food at The Butcher Block is of the highest quality and the service is fantastic. The menu has a wide variety but is not very large. I love their carpaccio and have...More

Thank natashasg
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Don't be mislead by the name of the restaurant-it's Italian food AND a vegetarian can easily eat here. Make sure to have the truffle pasta or the squash ravioli or the carpaccio or....well, you get the picture. Have the Dolcetta by the glass too or...More

Thank nomad927
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a Friday night date at the Butcher Block. Everything was terrific, the carpaccio was delicious , the New York strip perfectly cooked and tasty. Our waitress was very professional and charming. Highly recommended.

Thank Pierre M
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The food is always exceptional! A great diverse menu that makes me hungry just thinking about it. Service is excellent, very welcoming and homey.

Thank sewingoncentral
Reviewed 27 January 2017

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome. The atmosphere was relaxed and quiet. Just right for sharing how we felt at our table. The waitress was genial and helped us with her recommendations. Wine paring...More

Thank Saratori
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I have come here several times and the service, food and atmosphere are consistently very good. The owner is the head chef and is a master butcher who personally butchers the meat - all of which is sourced locally. The wait staff...More

Thank cr12015
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We have eaten here at least 10 times over the past 3 -4 years. It is always a wonderful experience -- Filippo is a master butcher as well as a great chef, and also always a very friendly host. The carpaccio is a great dish,...More

Thank 2Minnesotans
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Took a friend there last night because I was excited to show her the new bar area and have some really good Italian food. We left disappointed although she was too polite to say so. It started with the atmosphere. When you walk into a...More

Thank Pilar C
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NorwestIlliniWineGuy
Is it kid friendly?
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it is kid friendly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    (University)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-455-1080
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to the Butcher Block, where meat is our passion; organic, grass-fed, and sustainable are our principles; and serving great-tasting food – with or without meat – is our priority.We’re inspired by the cozy neighborhood trattorias you find in Rome and throughout Italy, but we're located right here in Northeast Minneapolis.We chose the name "Butcher Block" in honor of Filippo Caffari, our butcher, who was a skilled master-butcher in Rome for almost two decades, before moving to Minneapolis to become head chef at I Nonni in Mendota Heights. Chef Caffari is one of the finest Italian chefs in the Twin Cities.To accompany our remarkable Italian meals, we offer an extensive Italian and international wine list, as well as many fine domestic wines and beers. Our goal is to fuse the best of Italian culinary skills with the freshest ingredients, so you can experience authentic Italian dining.The only passport required is your love of great Italian food.