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Riverview Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, Italian
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3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2816
+1 612-729-4200
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

My wife and I live in the area and although we really want to like this place we really can't. The prices are high and the food quality is average at best. There's nothing special, no specialty, nothing to make you want to come back. Living near by we were really hoping for a place we can frequent but there's... More 

Thank Kyle H
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128 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Pretty knowledgeable bar tender with a careful approach to serving non-stale wines. Very few wines for under $10 a glass. Most were $13 and higher. $18 for a side salad and microwaved "freezer to table" cheesy lasagna didn't provide much satisfaction though the portion size was huge. The other food choices all seemed spendy, though the small plates might have... More 

Thank minnesotasparky
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I met two friends here for dinner before going to a movie at the theater across the street. I enjoyed the wine flight option. I'm not much of a wine drinker and prefer the sweeter varieties. This is one of the few places that had several sweet options. I had crab cakes which were very tasty, as was the slaw... More 

Thank StPaulAdnil
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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190 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

This is a nice neighborhood wine bar and restaurant. We had an early dinner. I had the beet salad with chicken breast. My husband had the butternut squash and roasted pear soup. They were both good, but the salad was overdressed. It would have been nice to have some bread served with the salad and soup. There is a large... More 

Thank Judy J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

So relaxing in a quiet neighborhood. Sit outside in summer for nature and a pleasant breeze or inside n the winter for a cozy escape. The wine is phenomenal and so is the food and the service! Beats any restaurant in the neighborhood.

1 Thank MInneapolisKA
Memphis, Tennessee
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

My son and I came here for dinner because of the restaurant's proximity to the Riverview Theatre where we planned to see a movie. I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful meal! We sat outside on the patio. My son had the Pan Seared Salmon and I ate the Grilled Beet Salad (amazing!) and the Gorgonzola Pear Flatbread Pizza. The... More 

1 Thank gnat695
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200 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Not sure I agree with TripAdvisor label. They do have some good pizzas, but a friend and I had a great burger with portobello mushrooms, blue cheese, and a tasty balsamic reduction. Seems like truffle oil was part of that as well. Add some nice wine and a live trio with just the right volume so we could still visit.... More 

1 Thank SeashoreIris2
Minneapolis, MN
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I recently visited the wine bar and realized they've expanded into a former antique store, so now more tables. They've also expanded their menu. The food is always good, great wine selections and now more seating. Yeah!! This is a great place to visit prior to movie night at the Riverview Theater. One of the best kept secrets in S.... More 

1 Thank GandYMac
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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226 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I met a friend who just raved about this wine bar (on one side) and coffee bar on the other side. Looking at the wine list I saw a bunch of fringe wineries. Most of which I was unimpressed. So when in doubt get a wine flight. Three out of the four were good. The other was average. We added... More 

1 Thank bsum73
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

When I think about wine bars, this is the wine bar others should measure up to. The atmosphere is relaxing, the staff is great, and wine selction is extensive. And they have recently added a much fuller menu in addition to their really good thin pizzas. The wine flights are a great way to get some variety, either by country... More 

2 Thank David A

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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$9 - US$40
Wine Bar, Italian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2816
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-729-4200

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