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Spoonriver Restaurant

Map & Directions 750 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Brunch, Health, Seafood, Vegetarian
  • Tue-Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm, 2:30pm-9pm
  • Business Dining, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Garage, Street


City Pages' Description

People who take their diet seriously have a friend in Spoonriver owner Brenda Langton: Vegetables, and specifically locally grown, organic vegetables, are the root of most of her dishes, and cream, butter, sweeteners and oil are only garnishes. Even without the prop of fat, many of the dishes are not merely artful and creative, but downright sensuous. For example, a summer heirloom tomato and watermelon salad looks like a sculpture, with pillars of carefully cut watermelon, tomato, and herbs all placed in a line, but as you use a fork to knock down your tiny candy-colored skyscraper city you find summer sweetness in its most lilting form. No wonder so many diners at Spoonriver pause at some point, wondering, What's the name of that spa that all the rich people go to in California? Never mind, Spoonriver's biodynamic and organic-heavy wine list; playful cocktails, including a prickly pear Margarita made with house-infused pineapple tequila; and the vibrant sunset-colored room prove that you don't have to leave Minneapolis to eat with enlightenment.

Member Reviews

  • on 05/06/09

    Quick: When you think of vegetarian food, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Beans and rice? Pasta? Tofu à la king? Not so at Brenda Langton's Spoonriver, which proves that vegetarian cuisine doesn't have to wear Birkenstocks or smell like patchouli. Spoonriver is the gourmet-natural evolution of her Café Brenda: a long, sleek eatery with big glass windows, a narrow bar,... More >>

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  • Chef Shack/ C. on 11/09/09

    ..the japanese okasuki is marvelous!..it's a noodle soup

  • City Pages on 01/04/13

    One of best places for post-holiday eating! Langton's food is impeccable and doesn't need to rely on lard, bacon, heavy cream, or additional sweeteners to make it soar.

  • Lily T. on 03/18/11

    Make sure to try the nutty, delicious duck & chicken liver pate.

  • Lisa G. on 08/19/09

    Go here and order the Duck Confit. Amazingness.

  • Stacia V. on 11/18/11

    Come here for a wonderful, fresh meal or just dessert. Pumpkin brûlée or bête noir (double choc mousse cake).

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