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The Craftsman Restaurant

Map & Directions 4300 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
  • American
  • Sun 10am-9:30pm, Mon-Thu 4pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available


City Pages' Description

The first really nice, upscale, celebration-destination dinner restaurant in the recent history of East Lake Street combines an American Arts and Crafts decorating scheme, a lovely outdoor patio, an over-ambitious menu, and a wonderful bar that serves a number of imaginative, well-executed, and affordable tasty treats. Chef Mike Phillips is a guru of all things local, seasonal, and hand-crafted and his house-made charcuterie platter is one-of-a kind

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  • on 05/06/09

    The sparse and straight-line interior of the Craftsman is a tribute to the Arts and Crafts design movement of the early 20th century. It would be fitting, then, to begin with a word or two from English artist and writer William Morris, the man whose work and writings seeded the movement. The words we've selected to share here were spoken about art, but our topic here is salad, so... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Ed K. on 03/05/09

    Sit at the bar and order the charcuterie platter.

  • Lisa M. on 11/24/09

    Local restaurant that uses local producers and farmers to supply ingredients. American cuisine, delicious, great wine, low key. This is a great place for foodies. Menu changes seasonally.

  • Marcos L. on 01/23/10

    Try the charcuterie plate and it's mind blowing paté.

  • Josh T. on 07/18/10

    Look out for the mice on the patio!

  • Andy F. on 05/21/10

    Great manhattans. Brandies cherry garnish what?

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