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First Course Restaurant - CLOSED

5607 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2429
+1 612-825-6900
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
25 Apr 2016
“Now defunct, sadly”
9 Oct 2015
“A hidden gem”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Spanish
$$ - $$$
5607 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2429
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This was the only really nice high-end restaurant in our neighborhood of South Minneapolis. Often novel dishes would accompany traditional fare on their menu, offering the best of both to our neighbors. Portions were small, however, while prices weren't, which i what keeps me from...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 10 October 2015

My husband and I had an excellent meal at First Course this evening. The food was exquisite! I began with the Bistro Salad--a classic salad served with a most refreshing rosemary vinaigrette. My main course was seared ahi tuna--as good as I've had. My husband...More

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Don't let the outside fool you. It is in a small strip mall and looks like it may not be open. But inside is a quaint bistro with an excellent menu and wine list. It is a bit on the pricey side, but we have...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Food was wonderful. Location very nice. Not being located in a typical busy part of Minneapolis made it feel more quaint. Beer selection was great. Only complaint was our server. Not very sociable, friendly or in any kinda of rush to get food out or...More

Thank Shariangel
Reviewed 5 April 2015

I have been to this restaurant about a half dozen times and have never been disappointed. Wine selection is excellent. I had the roast chicken and it was sublime. Normally the service is excellent; last night's server was not particularly helpful, as he had not...More

Thank dlr5628
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Midweek winter visit- cold dreary night. I was excited to go there because my friend (who has a couple of young children) said this was a nice place in the summer for a family to sit outside. We met the other couple we were dining...More

Thank rileyk52
Reviewed 29 January 2015

The First Course is a relatively small neighborhood restaurant that we've driven by in the past without even noticing. This time we decided to stop for dinner, and we were glad we did. Everything was beautifully prepared and delicious. My favorite dish of the evening...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

I live in the neighborhood and have been supporting First Course since it opened. It is a cute space with a nice staff and ambience. In warm weather there is a great patio that is dog friendly. I have always appreciated the menu and easily...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

I love this little neighborhood spot. Great wine list; delicious, creative, beautifully presented food. A treat to sit by the fireplace on a frigidly cold winter evening!

Thank AVE09
Reviewed 14 December 2014

The recent revamp is a big step backward - fewer selections, higher prices, yuck. There used to be some affordable choices for a nice dinner out. Now it's even more trendy, expensive ...and easy to stay away from.

Thank Mark S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5607 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2429
    (56th and Chicago)
  • Public Transportation: First Course is easy to get to by bus using the bus stop at 56th and Chicago.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-825-6900
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