Minneapolis


2012 Charlie Awards: Congratulations to the Twin Cities Honorees!

The second annual Charlie Awards were held on Sunday, November 11, 2012, in Minneapolis at the Pantages Theatre. A celebration in recognition of the exceptional contributions of the Twin Cities metro area restaurant, food and beverage industry, nearly 200 local restaurants participated in this year’s awards. The 2012 Charlie Awards honorees include: • Lifetime Achievement – [...]

Vote to Choose the Twin Cities Charlie Awards Winner for ‘Outstanding Food Item’

Minneapolis-St. Paul diners! Help pick the best dish in the Twin Cities at this year’s Charlie Awards, a celebration that recognizes the exceptional contributions of the Twin Cities metro area restaurant, food, and drink industry. More than 150 restaurants and food trucks have entered one food item they believe is representative of their business and voting [...]

On Our Plate: Independence Day + American Eats; Baltimore Restaurant Week; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Restaurant Week; dineLA Returns; Summerlicious Starts

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Tomorrow is the 4th of July! Dine at one of the 100 Best American Restaurants this week in honor of our nation’s rich history. * What’s the best way to pay when dining out? Vote in this week’s poll! * Do you know which restaurants celebs have been spotted at? Learn [...]

Heartland Restaurant Chef Lenny Russo Recommends the Chef’s Table for Romance

Minnesota chef Lenny Russo of Heartland Restaurant + Farm Direct Market in St. Paul has been cooking professionally for more than 30 years, during which time he’s amassed numerous accolades, both locally and nationally, including being named a 2010 and 2011 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest Nominee. Serving contemporary Midwestern cuisine, Chef Russo’s ingredients [...]

Top 50 Fit for Foodies Restaurants: Meet the 2011 Diners’ Choice Award Winners!

OpenTable is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 50 fit for foodies restaurants. Derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the list of honorees is the ultimate guide for [...]

Thursday Spotlights: Savings in LA, Miami, Minneapolis, NY + San Francisco!

Our last round of offers before the Labor Day weekend… * Los Angeles: $20 for $40 of relaxed, social dining at Henry’s Hat in Studio City. Buy now! * Miami: $20 for $40 of authentic Argentinian food at Bistro 1401 in Coral Gables. Buy now! * Minneapolis: $20 for $40 of gourmet Mexican cuisine at [...]

Wednesday Spotlight Offers: Save in Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis + Philadelphia

Dining discounts in four cities on OpenTable today… * Chicago: $25 for $50 of spirited Latin cuisine at Rumba in River North. Buy now. * Denver: $15 for $30 of authentic creations at Ondo’s Spanish Tapas Bar in Cherry Creek. Buy now. * Minneapolis: $30 for $50 of contemporary Italian cuisine at D’Amico Kitchen on [...]

Guess to Win This Week’s Giveaway: Secret Spotlight Clues Are Live!

Happy Monday! Even if you’re not completely excited to start the week, we are, thanks to our OpenTable Spotlight giveaways. Read through all the clues here and click through to make your guess and win a FREE OpenTable Spotlight offer! Tuesday’s deals will shine in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, while Wednesday’s offers will turn [...]

OpenTable Spotlight Offers Arrive in Minneapolis; Secrets Are Live!

Already done snacking on your Valentine’s Day candy? Chew on this! Tuesday’s deals are set to shine in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, while Wednesday brings seven Spotlight offers out in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. — and Minneapolis, the newest Spotlight city. Can you figure out if your favorite restaurant is among this week’s picks? * Atlanta: Savor innovative sushi [...]

Well-Reviewed: Bouchon Earns a Rave; Danny Meyer’s Maialino Can’t Miss; and More.

Recent reviews around the nation… * Critic Tom Sietsema heads to the Hill for a meal at Bistro Cacao. [The Washington Post] * S. Irene Virbila welcomes Thomas Keller’s Bouchon with open arms and three shiny stars. [Los Angeles Times] * Minneapolis’s answer to Jean-Georges scores another hit with D’Amico Kitchen, according to Rick Nelson. [...]