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The Butcher Block

Map & Directions 308 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Italian, Steakhouse
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Meters


City Pages' Description

Filippo Caffari, former executive chef at I Nonni, took over the former home of Fugaise and turned it into an Italian trattoria serving a whole flock of various of chicken wings. Caffari spent several decades working as a master butcher in Rome, so Butcher Block's menu is unsurprisingly meat-heavy. Wings come slathered in all sorts of sauces--the most daring preparation is the Kitchen Sink version.

Member Reviews

  • zekebarker wrote a review for The Butcher Block
    on 03/10/13

    My wife and I, with friends, another couple, had dinner at the Butcher Block last night. As a first time visit I decieded to go a little early and have a drink at the bar as we waited for our friends. The bar is very small, four stools or so, located right at the entrance to the restaurant. We had a very nice conversation with one of the wait staff and as it turns out the pastry... More >>

  • dougvand wrote a review for The Butcher Block
    on 07/16/10

    This cozy Italian inspired restaurant serves great meals and wine at reasonable prices. The name makes you think it's a steakhouse and while there is meat and poultry, it really relates to Executive Chef Fillippo Caffari's skills as a master butcher. There are daily and weekly specials which keeps things fresh. This is a great place.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Heavy Table on 06/28/09

    Mango curry wings and blood orange sorbet are standouts.

  • Ellie D. on 03/16/11

    Spare ribs are amazing. You won't be disappointed!!

  • Bite Squad on 01/10/13

    Next time we'll bring you the ribs, or the mussels, or whatever you want! Just go to www.bitesquad.com and use coupon code "FOURSQUARE" for $5 off your first order!

  • Dona V. on 03/19/11

    Octopus, octopus, octopus. Absolutely.

  • Dave K. on 06/24/10


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