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Blackbird Cafe

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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3800 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1 612-823-4790
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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171 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in on a Saturday around noon and got seated right away. Staff was great, menu was filled full of unique items. Hash was fantastic. Pricing was in line with anybody else. Glad we stopped.

Thank sdgibsonlp62
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Blackbird at least a dozen times in the last few years and they have consistently delivered friendly, attentive service with deliciously tasty food in a beautiful, cozy atmosphere. Best part: they have the loveliest little tea set with a cover to keep your tea warm. :-) I highly recommend it.

Thank Luckygirl_1174
Lino Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly reviewed. I only enjoyed my salad. Disappointments included wine and dinner options. I did not care for the white options (expensive, for small pour, and only one chardonnay by glass). There were no cab options by the glass for one of our guests. Food options also disappointing: quail was so small a portion, overcooked, with very... More 

Thank Lisa C
Arden Hills, Minnesota
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a different menu with items not found in most American cuisines. They use different spices and entries than we are familiar with. The beer selection is limited.The food was very good and the waiter was prompt and friendly. The prices are higher than we expected though. Overall it was a pleasant experience but not sure I would... More 

Thank Larry V
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

You do not want to eat here - our server (female) was unfriendly and her service was spotty at best. Toast with breakfast (granted, we did ask for it to be prepared "almost burned") was totally burned - crust completely black. Save your money for a restaurant where they actually want you to be there.

Thank toddt2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Highly recommend this lovely, cozy spot to enjoy time with friends or visit on your own. I stopped in one day for coffee and appetitzer and was treated to the best chicken potstickers! Return for lunch with friends because the service and ambience of the cafe is so lovely. (Even with the antlers on the wall, which is not my... More 

Thank Holli R
Lakeland, Minnesota
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543 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

A corner neighborhood cafe, be prepared to wait. It's a small place. Delicious french toast and breakfast burrito. We experienced good, attentive service. Despite a lot of people waiting, we were not pushed to turn the table. Parking can be a challenge as it's all on-street. Looking forward to returning soon!

Thank AdventureLass
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Well this is definitely a trendy looking restaurant in a place that I will definitely come back to with family or friends. The food was excellent. And while the menu was small, the options are lovely. However service was very just mediocre. We tried to joke with our server and she looked at us blankly. I actually almost felt bad... More 

Thank Vanessa N
Bonita Springs, Florida
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Love this spot. Had brunch with Family. Restaurant does not take Brunch reservations so we waited a short while - noted the line up thinned out considerably after 12:30. Menu items really hit the spot - food was tasty and portions plentiful.

Thank Catherine K
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Came here to enjoy brunch with family. The atmosphere was very nice & our server was very attentive & able to answer all our questions. We each ordered different dishes & we all loved our choices. Also of note, the coffee was excellent. The was my first time eating here & I will definitely recommend & return.

Thank Debby S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Wine Bar, Gastropub, American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?