Young elegant woman drinking coffee in a Paris style bistro cafe.

Enjoy a Cozy Meal at These Minneapolis Bistros

French bistro restaurants became popular in the United States starting in the 1980s. Charming and cozy, these bistros typically offer comforting French-inspired fare in a casual setting. Minneapolis is fortunate to have some great bistro-style restaurants that are perfect for romantic dinners or quiet evenings with friends. For those who can’t jet off to Paris for the weekend, here are a few of our favorite Minneapolis bistros:

Cafe Lurcat

Located in the Loring Park area of the city, Cafe Lurcat exudes charm and warmth. Delicate chandeliers and European-style checkerboard tile set the tone for this delightful bistro. Guests are treated to a bar menu with over 200 wines as well as a food menu showcasing seasonal and artisanal ingredients. Favorite offerings include roasted beets, lobster Galette, and sole Veronique.

Saint Genevieve

Making its home in the Southwest area of Minneapolis, Saint Genevieve has created a stylish French bistro that harkens back to the Roaring Twenties. High ceilings, deep wood accents, and marble tables invite guests to relax and enjoy a leisurely meal. House specialties include grilled oysters and wild onion panisse with mushrooms.

The Harriet Brasserie

Tucked away in the Linden Hills neighborhood, The Harriet Brasserie is an intimate bistro with a true neighborhood feel. Set in a stunning brick building, The Harriet Brasserie is light-filled and full of character with original features such as the whitewashed walls and high ceilings. The food is equally alluring with customer favorites including clams and bison Sau and steak frites. 

When you call 4Marq Apartments home, you are just minutes away from everything the dynamic city of Minneapolis has to offer, including amazing French-style bistros such as these. Please contact us for more information and to schedule a tour. You can also get a sneak peek of our beautiful apartments in our online gallery.

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