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La Belle Vie

Map & Directions 510 Groveland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • French, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
  • Business Dining, Delivery, Private Party, Prix Fixe
  • Accepted
  • Street, Valet


City Pages' Description

The definitive Twin Cities eatery for anniversaries and high-falutin’ celebrations, La Belle Vie -- run by famed chef Tim McKee, winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest -- is the place to go when someone else is paying. Consider that the next time someone asks you what you want to do for your birthday, or just go and schedule that reservation right now. What will you be in for? A long night of spectacular eating from start to finish and French-style service from a staff that is truly engaged with the food and knows you deserve special treatment (even if it’s not a special occasion). Order from the a la carte menu or select a five- or eight-course tasting dinner with sculptural, sensational dishes like slow-poached veal tenderloin with foie gras and capers; skate with poached lobster and globe artichokes; grilled dry-aged beef with eggplant, cranberry beans, and smoked paprika; and the most creative, delicious desserts from insanely talented pastry chef Diane Yang. If a shorter, more cocktail-oriented celebration is in order, the swanky and dark lounge bar at La Belle Vie is a romantic place to have it.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Heavy Table on 04/22/10

    Lady Byng (a gin + citrus + cardamom cocktail) is refreshing, tangy, balanced, & summery

  • Tim M. on 08/15/09

    Have Johnny make you a cocktail in the lounge and send word back to Y.C. in the kitchen

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 03/10/11

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine editors’ pick for best cocktails.

  • Marie D. on 07/09/09

    Sit at the bar. Talk to Johnny. Try his drinks.

  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine on 03/10/11

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine editors’ pick for favorite place for a first date or celebration.

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