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Sanctuary

903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1285
+1 612-339-5058
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tartlet” (16 reviews)
“tasting menu” (16 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1285
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1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the warm and inviting atmosphere at Sanctuary, punctuated by excellent service and care. The menu was interesting and everyone in our party of six found something delightful and equally scrumptious. Definitely will dine here again when I am in town! The mulled wine...More

Thank kaynjondoyle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sanctuary is a perfect combination of great food, warm ambience and welcoming staff. Michael oversees every detail in your amazing experience dining with him. Truly our favorite place to eat in Minneapolis. Never anything but a first class experience.

Thank JjJbabcock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for that special place for that special evening out, look no further! This is a one of a kind place with exceptional food, wonderful people, amazing service and cozy atmosphere! The menu is always changing but the quality stays the same...More

Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, but nothing to write home about. Tartlets were decent; the soup could have used more spice. The playboy decor is not for everyone. Service was fine.

Thank mfriden88
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit after reading great reviews about Sanctuary. We were impressed with the facility, the ambiance and that they honored the type of table I requested on Open Table. We both ordered the 5-course chef’s selection and were impressed with each course....More

Thank L4180EMandread
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Four of us had a pre-theater meal. We found our meals lacking. The bone marrow was not cooked pretty and greasy and the steak was very tough. The set meal was big on sweet potatoes and unremarkable. Had to dash for the curtain even after...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were warmly greeted and asked about our time frame. Our server Melissa was friendly, knowledgeable & efficient. The wine list was comprehensive & bottles well priced. The bread, hummus & spiced candied almonds served first were very good. We had the risotto and pork...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was a fantastic choice before Saturday night tickets to the Guthrie show (just a block & a half walk away). Our server was sweet, cordial, and amazingly attentive to food allergies of one person in our party of four. Fish entrees were great; artichoke...More

Thank cast88
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Our group of 3 did the 5 course Chef's Whim dunner with cocktail pairing. The food and service was excellent, and the cocktails that were paired with the food were more generous than expected. Highly recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out.

Thank oai
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had appetizers and drinks here the night of a concert at USBank Stadium. Drink & god service was slowest I've ever received. It took 20 minutes to even get out drink order taken, 20 minutes to get our first drinks. I then ordered mine-...More

Thank kimmysue42
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marnepat
2 September 2016|
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Response from strokeoluck | Reviewed this property |
Parking in their pay lot starts about 15' from their front door; couldn't be more convenient, especially in this downtown location. I don't recall if they have a pure gluten free substitute menu (e.g. gluten free pasta... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1285
    (Chicago Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Washington Avenue buses run in front of Sanctuary. Light rail and other buses stop near the Dome - less than a block South of (behind) Sanctuary.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-339-5058
  • E-mail
Description
Sanctuary, with its chandeliers and vaguely gothic ambiance - protected by gargoyles like the sanctuaries of Europe - is elegant, yet comfortable. A fireplace warms cold nights - a patio with flowers and herbs celebrates summer. Sanctuary serves New American Cuisine – delicious, beautiful, out-of-the-ordinary yet satisfying combinations of the familiar with various immigrant touches. Focusing on fresh, local and seasonal, the menu changes every other month, Tasting Menus are served M-Th, Seasonal Specials weekends.
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