Corner Table

★★★★☆
  • 4537 Nicollet Ave S

    Minneapolis, MN 55419

    Cross street: 43 rd and Nicollet

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  • 612-823-0011

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Hours
5pm till 10pm Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs 5pm till 11pm Fri, Sat 5:30pm till 9:30pm Sun
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I was so disappointed in my recent visit to this restaurant. Our waitress was knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions, but it took us forever to get her attention, and we were the only ones in the restaurant!

The menu was tiny,

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★★★★★

I was so disappointed in my recent visit to this restaurant. Our waitress was knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions, but it took us forever to get her attention, and we were the only ones in the restaurant!

The menu was tiny,

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We celebrated our anniversary at the Chef's table and we were not disappointed. Scott and his staff were friendly and fun. We felt like they were old friends by the night's end. The food was excellent. The dish of carrots with maple syrup, sage and just a kiss of blue cheese was so good we gave Scott a "we're not worthy" wave. It wasn't "just carrots" Scott! I love polenta and they didn't disappoint me there either. Smooth and creamy. By the time we got to the rib eye I was so full and I had way too much wine but it was so good I forced it down. We had a wonderful evening and we'll be back soon.

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★★★★★

We celebrated our anniversary at the Chef's table and we were not disappointed. Scott and his staff were friendly and fun. We felt like they were old friends by the night's end. The food was excellent. The dish of carrots with maple syrup, sage and just a kiss of blue cheese was so good we gave Scott a "we're not worthy" wave. It wasn't "just carrots" Scott! I love polenta and they didn't disappoint me there either. Smooth and creamy. By the time we got to the rib eye I was so full and I had way too much wine but it was so good I forced it down. We had a wonderful evening and we'll be back soon.

Pros: Organic, eclectic and fun food

Cons: Street parking

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A great friend of mine suggested we come in here to eat.

Were were visiting from SF, and wanted a good organic meal out. We were treated like rednecks from some backwater. Our waiter insisted on explaining everything to us.

When we finally mentioned to him that we can read, and we would like a few minutes to peruse the menu on our own so that we could unwind.

He made a guttural noise, and coughed for at least two minutes into his hands. We watched as he went to get us some bread, and saw him handle bread with his unwashed hands, slice it, cough some more, and then sashayed over to our table with his lung butter biscuits.

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I asked him why on earth he would cough into his hands, not wash them and bring us bread? (He had a deer in the headlights look) He without a word yanked the bread off of our table.

We decided to just finish our drinks and leave at that point.

The Chef came out and asked how we were doing, and we told him of the bread fiasco, and that due to it, we were not going to be eating dinner.

The Chef, Scott something or other, then told us to get off of the table, and go to the bar, we were taking up space that could be used for the guests who were dining.

We were quite put of by his inability to comprehend that the reason we were not eating there, was due to the waiters less then gross sanitary skills and his rude behavior.

We again pointed it out to the guy, and he told us "Look, if you came here trying to get a freebie based on some claim that my waiters is sub-par, why don't you try a scam some other place...not working here...in fact why don't you guy's just leave." He took out wine glasses from us, and handed us a bill. I told the man we would be happy to pay for the wine as long as we could drink it.

He rolled his eyes at us, and then hovered over us, as the table we were ushered out of sat empty.

Other guests where aghast at this too, and also mentioned the waiters coughing, and his sanitation habits.

The bread sat uneaten on other tables.

One guest told the hovering talkative chef, about the bread issues, too, and he ignored her, whilst chatting it up with some regulars.

I own a restaurant in San Francisco, and for this place to claim to be an organic, and seasonal restaurant focusing on local foods. It should have something a little more down home than a sneering waiter, and an idiot chef, who thinks that his staff can do no wrong, when even other diners have the same complaint about a food-safety issue.

I was utterly appalled that this place received rave reviews from the local press.

Either Minnesotans do not know anything about good food (which I seriously doubt) or this "chef" has something on the critic's that force them to inflate his ego.

That said, My nephew tried working there as a chef a few months ago, and this same guy worked him like a dog for an evening, and then told him to go home...he worked for free, did not get a thank you, or even a piece of bread. He was actually yelled at for eating a carrot scrap. Most restaurants when interviewing a potential candidate as a working interview, supply a meal for services rendered. Not this guy. He sent him packing.

My nephew was the Sous Chef at Le Bernardin in NYV before coming here.

This guy I think is in over his head. He's obviously cheap, and to treat a customer as he did, and my friends and family...all I can see is a troubled man in a troubled restaurant with a huge ego, and litlle social, or reasoning skills. I would not recommend this place to even people I cannot stand...unless I wanted to run them out of Minnesota.

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★☆☆☆☆

A great friend of mine suggested we come in here to eat.

Were were visiting from SF, and wanted a good organic meal out. We were treated like rednecks from some backwater. Our waiter insisted on explaining everything to us.

When we finally mentioned to him that we can read, and we would like a few minutes to peruse the menu on our own so that we could unwind.

He made a guttural noise, and coughed for at least two minutes into his hands. We watched as he went to get us some bread, and saw him handle bread with his unwashed hands, slice it, cough some more, and then sashayed over to our table with his lung butter biscuits.

--------------grosse!---------------------

I asked him why on earth he would cough into his hands, not wash them and bring us bread? (He had a deer in the headlights look) He without a word yanked the bread off of our table.

We decided to just finish our drinks and leave at that point.

The Chef came out and asked how we were doing, and we told him of the bread fiasco, and that due to it, we were not going to be eating dinner.

The Chef, Scott something or other, then told us to get off of the table, and go to the bar, we were taking up space that could be used for the guests who were dining.

We were quite put of by his inability to comprehend that the reason we were not eating there, was due to the waiters less then gross sanitary skills and his rude behavior.

We again pointed it out to the guy, and he told us "Look, if you came here trying to get a freebie based on some claim that my waiters is sub-par, why don't you try a scam some other place...not working here...in fact why don't you guy's just leave." He took out wine glasses from us, and handed us a bill. I told the man we would be happy to pay for the wine as long as we could drink it.

He rolled his eyes at us, and then hovered over us, as the table we were ushered out of sat empty.

Other guests where aghast at this too, and also mentioned the waiters coughing, and his sanitation habits.

The bread sat uneaten on other tables.

One guest told the hovering talkative chef, about the bread issues, too, and he ignored her, whilst chatting it up with some regulars.

I own a restaurant in San Francisco, and for this place to claim to be an organic, and seasonal restaurant focusing on local foods. It should have something a little more down home than a sneering waiter, and an idiot chef, who thinks that his staff can do no wrong, when even other diners have the same complaint about a food-safety issue.

I was utterly appalled that this place received rave reviews from the local press.

Either Minnesotans do not know anything about good food (which I seriously doubt) or this "chef" has something on the critic's that force them to inflate his ego.

That said, My nephew tried working there as a chef a few months ago, and this same guy worked him like a dog for an evening, and then told him to go home...he worked for free, did not get a thank you, or even a piece of bread. He was actually yelled at for eating a carrot scrap. Most restaurants when interviewing a potential candidate as a working interview, supply a meal for services rendered. Not this guy. He sent him packing.

My nephew was the Sous Chef at Le Bernardin in NYV before coming here.

This guy I think is in over his head. He's obviously cheap, and to treat a customer as he did, and my friends and family...all I can see is a troubled man in a troubled restaurant with a huge ego, and litlle social, or reasoning skills. I would not recommend this place to even people I cannot stand...unless I wanted to run them out of Minnesota.

Pros: Overpriced bland food

Cons: price, portion, flavor, ambiance, service, cooking inability

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After a typically extraordinary dinner there this weekend, I asked (without realizing who he was) Scott Pampuch if I could order soup to go for my mom who was sick. I was really just wondering if they had containers and could do takeout at all. He said "sure" and went back to the kitchen and filled up a huge container with (amazing) carrot soup. Then he refused to let me pay for it and wrote a get-well-soon note on the lid to my mom. Where else on earth are you going to get service that touches that??

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★★★★★

After a typically extraordinary dinner there this weekend, I asked (without realizing who he was) Scott Pampuch if I could order soup to go for my mom who was sick. I was really just wondering if they had containers and could do takeout at all. He said "sure" and went back to the kitchen and filled up a huge container with (amazing) carrot soup. Then he refused to let me pay for it and wrote a get-well-soon note on the lid to my mom. Where else on earth are you going to get service that touches that??

Pros: Food, food, setting, service

Cons: Too far from my house

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I have never written a restaurant review before, but feel compelled to do so in this case. First, I very much appreciate the attempt of many restaurants to serve local and organic food, and I would love to patronize such restaurants. But--this restaurant was extremely disappointing. The menu is small and limited, especially for vegetarians. Prices are very expensive and for small portions and pretty uninteresting food. The restaurant was so loud that I got a sore throat trying to talk to my friends. And the service was extremely poor. Our server recommended the polenta, but when it came, it did not look or taste like the polenta on the menu description. After talking to two other servers (ours never noticed my attempts to get her attention, even though she was serving the couple next to us at the "communal table"), I realized I had been given the incorrect item. When I finally received the polenta with wild mushrooms that I did order, my friends were finished with their meals, and I had had a lot of bread (which was the best part of the meal) and a salad, so I didn't think I could finish the polenta, but it was only about 5 smallish bites worth of pretty mediocre food. Earlier, I had had a spinach salad with roasted beets (about 10 very small dices) and shaved fennel (about 4 small half circles)--for $8. About the most pathetic salad for the price I have ever had. Our original server never addressed my polenta/wrong order, even though she was always close by and she came back for dessert orders. She never apologized or asked how our food was. And what service we did receive from her was with a very superior attitude and with no patience or interest in us at all. The polenta did not appear on the bill, which was evidently the server's way of addressing the screw-up. Needless to say, I will never go back here or recommend this place to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never written a restaurant review before, but feel compelled to do so in this case. First, I very much appreciate the attempt of many restaurants to serve local and organic food, and I would love to patronize such restaurants. But--this restaurant was extremely disappointing. The menu is small and limited, especially for vegetarians. Prices are very expensive and for small portions and pretty uninteresting food. The restaurant was so loud that I got a sore throat trying to talk to my friends. And the service was extremely poor. Our server recommended the polenta, but when it came, it did not look or taste like the polenta on the menu description. After talking to two other servers (ours never noticed my attempts to get her attention, even though she was serving the couple next to us at the "communal table"), I realized I had been given the incorrect item. When I finally received the polenta with wild mushrooms that I did order, my friends were finished with their meals, and I had had a lot of bread (which was the best part of the meal) and a salad, so I didn't think I could finish the polenta, but it was only about 5 smallish bites worth of pretty mediocre food. Earlier, I had had a spinach salad with roasted beets (about 10 very small dices) and shaved fennel (about 4 small half circles)--for $8. About the most pathetic salad for the price I have ever had. Our original server never addressed my polenta/wrong order, even though she was always close by and she came back for dessert orders. She never apologized or asked how our food was. And what service we did receive from her was with a very superior attitude and with no patience or interest in us at all. The polenta did not appear on the bill, which was evidently the server's way of addressing the screw-up. Needless to say, I will never go back here or recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: we were seated promptly

Cons: food, service, value, ambience

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Love the menu - organic/local ingredients and all incredibly tasty. Everything we ordered was great - I was tempted to lick my plates. The drink and dessert choices were also outstanding. The atmosphere is neighborhood-cozy. And we went on old LP night so the music was great. I always recommend.

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★★★★★

Love the menu - organic/local ingredients and all incredibly tasty. Everything we ordered was great - I was tempted to lick my plates. The drink and dessert choices were also outstanding. The atmosphere is neighborhood-cozy. And we went on old LP night so the music was great. I always recommend.

Pros: Great Food/Ingredients

Cons: Average Decor

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We went on a Saturday night, and had expert friendly service. The restaurant noise level did not become an issue until after 8:30 pm when almost every table was full. We opted for the chef's tasting menu with the flight of wine. The food was excellent, the portions small enough that we had a good taste of each 6 courses without being too full to continue. Wine choice were somewhat eclectic, so keep an open mind. Not every wine is for every taste, but with 6 or 7 varieties served, going without wasn't an issue.

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★★★★★

We went on a Saturday night, and had expert friendly service. The restaurant noise level did not become an issue until after 8:30 pm when almost every table was full. We opted for the chef's tasting menu with the flight of wine. The food was excellent, the portions small enough that we had a good taste of each 6 courses without being too full to continue. Wine choice were somewhat eclectic, so keep an open mind. Not every wine is for every taste, but with 6 or 7 varieties served, going without wasn't an issue.

Pros: Liberal use of in-season vegetables and fruits to enhance the menu.

Cons: Difficult to carry on a conversation when the restaurant is busy,

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Four of us gathered for a good meal out. I pride myself on trying new places, this place caught my eye for the "localvore" concept. We were running late and called to let them know. No problem getting a table when we got there, the room was about half full. It had a nice atmosphere and seemed like the kind of place we were going to have a great meal. We were given a choice of where to sit, we sat by the window. Water was brought to the table and menus. This was the last server that we saw. Twenty minuites later, no stopping by to answer questions or let us know that they would be with us soon or can I get you a drink. We left, and I am sorry that they could not find the time to say hi, so we said goodbye.

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★☆☆☆☆

Four of us gathered for a good meal out. I pride myself on trying new places, this place caught my eye for the "localvore" concept. We were running late and called to let them know. No problem getting a table when we got there, the room was about half full. It had a nice atmosphere and seemed like the kind of place we were going to have a great meal. We were given a choice of where to sit, we sat by the window. Water was brought to the table and menus. This was the last server that we saw. Twenty minuites later, no stopping by to answer questions or let us know that they would be with us soon or can I get you a drink. We left, and I am sorry that they could not find the time to say hi, so we said goodbye.

Pros: Nice room, interesting menu

Cons: worst service ever

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I like this restaurant. For whatever reason, I dragged my feet for going here sooner and am kicking myself for it. Busy, fun, younger crowd and most importantly, very approachable. I am a big fan of confit and theirs was a chicken confit which was perfectly made. The local sourcing of the food is great because we started talking with the talented and approachable server and she told us that the creamy and clean chevre on the starter plate is available at The Wedge.

As the evening moved on and dessert was upon us, my wife was looking to get her chocolate fix on and the only flaw of the night revealed itself: no chocolate on the dessert menu! Our server told us that they used to have an amazing flourless chocolate cake but it had been pulled from the daily menu (much to the server's disappointment as well-I am lobbying with you through this posting to get it back). So when the table next to us ordered the "chef's choice" dessert taster plate, the chocolate cake appeared on their table. And this is what capped an already great night for us: our server went back into the kitchen and grabbed a couple of nuggets of one of the best prepared pastries in the Twin Cities. Smooth, rich chocolately goodness and to be perfectly honest, chocolate is the one thing I really can take it or leave it but this stuff I will seek out. It was our first time at the restaurant and our server (who's name I regretfully didn't get), treated us like VIPs. Simple little thing but it pushed a good night into the memorable category. We are fans and look forward to making a reservation for the chef's table the next time we go to see where we very willingly will let the chef take us.

2
★★★★★

I like this restaurant. For whatever reason, I dragged my feet for going here sooner and am kicking myself for it. Busy, fun, younger crowd and most importantly, very approachable. I am a big fan of confit and theirs was a chicken confit which was perfectly made. The local sourcing of the food is great because we started talking with the talented and approachable server and she told us that the creamy and clean chevre on the starter plate is available at The Wedge.

As the evening moved on and dessert was upon us, my wife was looking to get her chocolate fix on and the only flaw of the night revealed itself: no chocolate on the dessert menu! Our server told us that they used to have an amazing flourless chocolate cake but it had been pulled from the daily menu (much to the server's disappointment as well-I am lobbying with you through this posting to get it back). So when the table next to us ordered the "chef's choice" dessert taster plate, the chocolate cake appeared on their table. And this is what capped an already great night for us: our server went back into the kitchen and grabbed a couple of nuggets of one of the best prepared pastries in the Twin Cities. Smooth, rich chocolately goodness and to be perfectly honest, chocolate is the one thing I really can take it or leave it but this stuff I will seek out. It was our first time at the restaurant and our server (who's name I regretfully didn't get), treated us like VIPs. Simple little thing but it pushed a good night into the memorable category. We are fans and look forward to making a reservation for the chef's table the next time we go to see where we very willingly will let the chef take us.

Pros: Highly recommended. Service and food are excellent.

Cons: Being mad at myself for waiting so long to go.

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We were a little hesitant to try the Corner Table after reading the previous review. So glad we went ahead with our reservation. Four of us enjoyed an excellent dinner of appropriate proportions. We all had salads, an entree, and desserts. Each item had the flavor only fresh in season produce can provide. We were very pleased and will definitely return to see what the fall menu brings.

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★★★★★

We were a little hesitant to try the Corner Table after reading the previous review. So glad we went ahead with our reservation. Four of us enjoyed an excellent dinner of appropriate proportions. We all had salads, an entree, and desserts. Each item had the flavor only fresh in season produce can provide. We were very pleased and will definitely return to see what the fall menu brings.

Pros: The excellent food

Cons: A small delay in serving our entrees (a large group was being served just ahead of us)

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When we got our meals I was thoroughly disappointed, I didn't remember reading on the menu that the beef, that was $24, was a children's portion! I had four, very small, strips of beef and about 5 pinky sized slices of a potato. My date had more food then I did for $18, not to mention I have had better chicken in Fargo, North Dakota. To be honest the meat was no more tender then my mother's home cooked steaks. It won't say it was bad, but put the size and quality together and I expected more. Even the presentation was lacking, at least if you are going to charge $24 for four half slices of beef you could impress me with the presentation. After we finished, we had to wait another 20 minutes for the waitress to come bring the check (no dessert with those small of portions!) and I left a tip not too small, but according to how the experience was. Now if you think this restaurant experience is what really upset me, you are wrong. Three days later I was online viewing my checking account and saw that I was charged around $7 dollars over what my bill and tip equaled. My first thought was this was a simple human error, but looking at my receipt I saw that it just so happened that I had a '1' in the bill total section, that included the tip, and the amount charged to my checking account simply had exchanged the '1' for a '7'. I doubted that it was a coincidence and could see my waitress, upset with my mediocre tip, changed my '1' to a '7'. Now you can think what you want about this "mistake" but I have ate at quite a few restaurants similar to The Corner Table and have never been over-charged nor would I expect "Minneapolis' Best Cafe" to make a mistake. When I called and asked for a manager, which I did not get, I was only refunded the money that was over-charged without any kind of apology or regret.

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★☆☆☆☆

When we got our meals I was thoroughly disappointed, I didn't remember reading on the menu that the beef, that was $24, was a children's portion! I had four, very small, strips of beef and about 5 pinky sized slices of a potato. My date had more food then I did for $18, not to mention I have had better chicken in Fargo, North Dakota. To be honest the meat was no more tender then my mother's home cooked steaks. It won't say it was bad, but put the size and quality together and I expected more. Even the presentation was lacking, at least if you are going to charge $24 for four half slices of beef you could impress me with the presentation. After we finished, we had to wait another 20 minutes for the waitress to come bring the check (no dessert with those small of portions!) and I left a tip not too small, but according to how the experience was. Now if you think this restaurant experience is what really upset me, you are wrong. Three days later I was online viewing my checking account and saw that I was charged around $7 dollars over what my bill and tip equaled. My first thought was this was a simple human error, but looking at my receipt I saw that it just so happened that I had a '1' in the bill total section, that included the tip, and the amount charged to my checking account simply had exchanged the '1' for a '7'. I doubted that it was a coincidence and could see my waitress, upset with my mediocre tip, changed my '1' to a '7'. Now you can think what you want about this "mistake" but I have ate at quite a few restaurants similar to The Corner Table and have never been over-charged nor would I expect "Minneapolis' Best Cafe" to make a mistake. When I called and asked for a manager, which I did not get, I was only refunded the money that was over-charged without any kind of apology or regret.

Cons: Price, Service, Accounting

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We went to Corner Table this past weekend. It was WONDERFUL! A true asset to S. Mpls dining options. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable, and contemporary. It has a friendly neighborhood feel to it. The menu was small but very interesting and unique. They pride themselves on using local agriculture in the upper midwest. We tried an appetizer called sweet bread w/brussel sprouts...it was yummy. Then I had the rissoto and my husband had a catfish special. The food was flavorful and presentation was great. We finished up with dessert: choc flourless torte w/avacado frozen custard (it was awesome) and bread pudding. The only thing that was a little disappointing was that on their website they had a specific speciality brew that when we got to the restaurant...it wasn't on their beer list. I would highly recommend this place. Just make sure you are open to trying new things...this is not a burger and fries restaurant. It would be a great date restaurant...very romantic.

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★★★★★

We went to Corner Table this past weekend. It was WONDERFUL! A true asset to S. Mpls dining options. The atmosphere is warm, comfortable, and contemporary. It has a friendly neighborhood feel to it. The menu was small but very interesting and unique. They pride themselves on using local agriculture in the upper midwest. We tried an appetizer called sweet bread w/brussel sprouts...it was yummy. Then I had the rissoto and my husband had a catfish special. The food was flavorful and presentation was great. We finished up with dessert: choc flourless torte w/avacado frozen custard (it was awesome) and bread pudding. The only thing that was a little disappointing was that on their website they had a specific speciality brew that when we got to the restaurant...it wasn't on their beer list. I would highly recommend this place. Just make sure you are open to trying new things...this is not a burger and fries restaurant. It would be a great date restaurant...very romantic.

Pros: Food, service, ambience, location

Cons: Beer selection on website is different that restaurant

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The food was stunningly well prepared. As older diners, we were pleased with the portion sizes, (NOT huge), and prices. We had multiple courses, well priced, and did not leave feeling like we would burst. Our waitperson was courteous and well-informed about the menu choices. As first time guests, she let us try our own combo of courses. We will return for the chef's choice menu. I'm sure it will be sensational. One small fault: Corner Table does not take American Express, for such a well run place, we find that peculiar.

2
★★★★★

The food was stunningly well prepared. As older diners, we were pleased with the portion sizes, (NOT huge), and prices. We had multiple courses, well priced, and did not leave feeling like we would burst. Our waitperson was courteous and well-informed about the menu choices. As first time guests, she let us try our own combo of courses. We will return for the chef's choice menu. I'm sure it will be sensational. One small fault: Corner Table does not take American Express, for such a well run place, we find that peculiar.

Pros: food from local sources, WELL PREPARED.

Cons: Don't take American Express

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We enjoyed our evening here very much. Everything we ordered was very good - best we've had in Mpls. so far (only downfall was the gnocci - very oily). We had a great waitress, loved the atmosphere, were warm on a cold night, the dinner was paced perfectly, the prices were about right, the meal filling, and the service was perfectly paced. I'd go back and have recommended others give it a try.

2
★★★★☆

We enjoyed our evening here very much. Everything we ordered was very good - best we've had in Mpls. so far (only downfall was the gnocci - very oily). We had a great waitress, loved the atmosphere, were warm on a cold night, the dinner was paced perfectly, the prices were about right, the meal filling, and the service was perfectly paced. I'd go back and have recommended others give it a try.

Pros: food, atmosphere, waitstaff, parking

Cons: none so far

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My husband and I have eaten here a few times now and have never left disappointed. On our last visit, my husband ordered something that came with brussel sprouts. I normally don't like brussel sprouts but these tasted amazing. I have ordered things that didn't look like I expected once it came but they always tasted great. The service has always been good too.

My only complaints are the short beer list and the noisy atmosphere.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I have eaten here a few times now and have never left disappointed. On our last visit, my husband ordered something that came with brussel sprouts. I normally don't like brussel sprouts but these tasted amazing. I have ordered things that didn't look like I expected once it came but they always tasted great. The service has always been good too.

My only complaints are the short beer list and the noisy atmosphere.

Pros: Great food & service

Cons: Small beer list, noisy

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Five of us headed out to Corner Table to experience something different and that's what we got.
It's a small restaurant, but we didn't need to wait long before a nice table in the back became available.
Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. She suggested REALLY great wines that paired excellently with our meals. The Morgan red is probably my new favorite! We all tried something different...Pork Belly was an appetizer, and essentially is just a strip of pigs fat...but it was SO good. I don't know what they did to it.
2 of us ordered the Duck served on lentils, which was stellar, 2 ordered the Elk on corn meal...and you would think that corn meal would be so basic, but it was mixed with Parmesan cheese..fantastic. I had the vegetarian penne with 3 mushroom and mixed cheeses...I can't remember what the white wine was, except that it was a Pinot Grigio and it was perfect.

For desert we were treated to chocolate fudge and rum in a chinese spoon...a gift from the kitchen. I could eat a whole bowl of that stuff.

We were all very pleased with our meals.We left there feeling full and treated.
I would definately do it again.

M.

2
★★★★★

Five of us headed out to Corner Table to experience something different and that's what we got.
It's a small restaurant, but we didn't need to wait long before a nice table in the back became available.
Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. She suggested REALLY great wines that paired excellently with our meals. The Morgan red is probably my new favorite! We all tried something different...Pork Belly was an appetizer, and essentially is just a strip of pigs fat...but it was SO good. I don't know what they did to it.
2 of us ordered the Duck served on lentils, which was stellar, 2 ordered the Elk on corn meal...and you would think that corn meal would be so basic, but it was mixed with Parmesan cheese..fantastic. I had the vegetarian penne with 3 mushroom and mixed cheeses...I can't remember what the white wine was, except that it was a Pinot Grigio and it was perfect.

For desert we were treated to chocolate fudge and rum in a chinese spoon...a gift from the kitchen. I could eat a whole bowl of that stuff.

We were all very pleased with our meals.We left there feeling full and treated.
I would definately do it again.

M.

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Needed a quiet spot for dinner and relaxing and the Corner Table more than met the need. Excellent service and food--from the nosh plate to the lamb. Tender and cooked to perfection. Great pinot from an organic vinyard was well paired with both. Highly recommend this spot for a great dining experience. Will definitely return.

2
★★★★★

Needed a quiet spot for dinner and relaxing and the Corner Table more than met the need. Excellent service and food--from the nosh plate to the lamb. Tender and cooked to perfection. Great pinot from an organic vinyard was well paired with both. Highly recommend this spot for a great dining experience. Will definitely return.

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A group of 4 of us met for dinner last night and all left disappointed. We each ordered appetizers and none were great. Scallops were tough, salad boring, salmon average, and the "large" nosh plate wasn't large at all. Entrees were more of the same--small portions of bland food. My mom's crockpot pot roast has more flavor and tenderness than the Minnesota Beef that cost me $23. Given our experience with the apps and entrees, we skipped desert to go across the street for ice cream. I had read reviews of this restaurant from other publications that made my mouth water in anticipation of our visit. I wish I had just come to this site to read the recent reviews---it would have saved me the trip.

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★☆☆☆☆

A group of 4 of us met for dinner last night and all left disappointed. We each ordered appetizers and none were great. Scallops were tough, salad boring, salmon average, and the "large" nosh plate wasn't large at all. Entrees were more of the same--small portions of bland food. My mom's crockpot pot roast has more flavor and tenderness than the Minnesota Beef that cost me $23. Given our experience with the apps and entrees, we skipped desert to go across the street for ice cream. I had read reviews of this restaurant from other publications that made my mouth water in anticipation of our visit. I wish I had just come to this site to read the recent reviews---it would have saved me the trip.

Pros: fun beer list, not too expensive

Cons: bland food, loud

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Food had no taste, lamb was fatty and unedible, scallops had no flavor on sauce, two wines by the glass (the cheapest) were unavailable pushing us to the expensive ones. The place was sooooo loud it felt like a rock concert. I couldn't hear the waitress or my friend and the other tables obviously felt the same way due to the tile floors and the ceiling tiles. When we left our ears were ringing. Overall, if we could have at least chatted our evening away it would have been fine but we couln't. Do they taste their own food or see what comes back? Don't go.

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★☆☆☆☆

Food had no taste, lamb was fatty and unedible, scallops had no flavor on sauce, two wines by the glass (the cheapest) were unavailable pushing us to the expensive ones. The place was sooooo loud it felt like a rock concert. I couldn't hear the waitress or my friend and the other tables obviously felt the same way due to the tile floors and the ceiling tiles. When we left our ears were ringing. Overall, if we could have at least chatted our evening away it would have been fine but we couln't. Do they taste their own food or see what comes back? Don't go.

Pros: Cute decor, Staff pleasant, Good presentation

Cons: Loud, Tasteless, low quality

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We went here twice last year and enjoyed it a lot. This time, we brought friends who just moved here to show them a "great little restaurant in the city." After being seated with half of the table blocking the flow of traffic (there were 5 of us), we had to move our table ourselved so that people could walk around it when they came in the front door. Everyone's food was incredibly bland (except the pasta with way too much blue cheese), meat was very dry, and service was not very friendly. Our first waiter actually never came back after bringing us the wrong drinks, and the woman who stepped in was nice, but not attentive, nor did she ask how everything was. We love the atmosphere, but have no desire to return unfortunately. Hopefully the food and service improve, as it was much better a year ago.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went here twice last year and enjoyed it a lot. This time, we brought friends who just moved here to show them a "great little restaurant in the city." After being seated with half of the table blocking the flow of traffic (there were 5 of us), we had to move our table ourselved so that people could walk around it when they came in the front door. Everyone's food was incredibly bland (except the pasta with way too much blue cheese), meat was very dry, and service was not very friendly. Our first waiter actually never came back after bringing us the wrong drinks, and the woman who stepped in was nice, but not attentive, nor did she ask how everything was. We love the atmosphere, but have no desire to return unfortunately. Hopefully the food and service improve, as it was much better a year ago.

Pros: location, decor, price

Cons: food, service

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We've waited a long time for a restaurant this good in our neighborhood. The Corner Table cooks up excellent meals with fresh, often home grown food. The menu changes monthly, just enough time to try everything on the menu, and the wine list varies as well. It's a fun atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff, especially good at suggesting wines for your meal, and they will open any bottle in the house if you purchase two glasses, a great deal. We eat out regularly and have tried most restaurants in town, but we hardly go anywhere else anymore. For excellent food, well prepared, there's no better place in town.

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★★★★★

We've waited a long time for a restaurant this good in our neighborhood. The Corner Table cooks up excellent meals with fresh, often home grown food. The menu changes monthly, just enough time to try everything on the menu, and the wine list varies as well. It's a fun atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff, especially good at suggesting wines for your meal, and they will open any bottle in the house if you purchase two glasses, a great deal. We eat out regularly and have tried most restaurants in town, but we hardly go anywhere else anymore. For excellent food, well prepared, there's no better place in town.

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I miss n.e. thyme.

Corner Table is in the same location, but just doesn't measure up. n.e. thyme was intimate; Corner Table feels crowded. n.e. thyme seemed comfortable and familiar; Corner Table tries to be trendy.

We (4) visited on a Saturday. The restaurant does not accept reservations for fewer than 6 people so we arrived early (6:30) in order to keep the wait down. Our wait (at the bar) was a mere 30 minutes, but by the time we were seated there was no room left to stand in the waiting area, which was spilling into the dining area. It was extremely loud, almost to the exclusion of our ability to converse.

The menus promised more than the kitchen could deliver. We each ordered a different entree, and each of us was disappointed.

In short, we liked the wines and coffee, but weren't impressed by the food or atmosphere.

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★★★★☆

I miss n.e. thyme.

Corner Table is in the same location, but just doesn't measure up. n.e. thyme was intimate; Corner Table feels crowded. n.e. thyme seemed comfortable and familiar; Corner Table tries to be trendy.

We (4) visited on a Saturday. The restaurant does not accept reservations for fewer than 6 people so we arrived early (6:30) in order to keep the wait down. Our wait (at the bar) was a mere 30 minutes, but by the time we were seated there was no room left to stand in the waiting area, which was spilling into the dining area. It was extremely loud, almost to the exclusion of our ability to converse.

The menus promised more than the kitchen could deliver. We each ordered a different entree, and each of us was disappointed.

In short, we liked the wines and coffee, but weren't impressed by the food or atmosphere.

Pros: Wines, espresso

Cons: Noise, lack of value

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We love this place...and end up going a few times a month for both dinner and weekend breakfast. I guess I don't understand the previous review, because we've never had trouble with the service. The smaller menu changes often (always has something for everyone) and I don't think it's possible to get higher quality food given the prices. (and the wine list is fantastic - not just your typical bottles).

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★★★★★

We love this place...and end up going a few times a month for both dinner and weekend breakfast. I guess I don't understand the previous review, because we've never had trouble with the service. The smaller menu changes often (always has something for everyone) and I don't think it's possible to get higher quality food given the prices. (and the wine list is fantastic - not just your typical bottles).

Pros: food quality/menu, wine list, ambience

Cons: can get crowded

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Service was the worst we have ever had! Waiter set the table for 2; told him 3x there were 3 of us. We were 1 of 3 tables at the time. He took 2 of our orders and put his tablet away. When I spoke up, he took my order but did not right it down. I told my family it would be wrong and it was! The eggs over easy that I didn't order were left in front of me to look at until the scrambled eggs came. We asked for a roll before our meal (twice); it came after our meal and was the wrong kind (they have 2). We were never asked how our meals were and not acknowledged when we left. We will never go back!

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★☆☆☆☆

Service was the worst we have ever had! Waiter set the table for 2; told him 3x there were 3 of us. We were 1 of 3 tables at the time. He took 2 of our orders and put his tablet away. When I spoke up, he took my order but did not right it down. I told my family it would be wrong and it was! The eggs over easy that I didn't order were left in front of me to look at until the scrambled eggs came. We asked for a roll before our meal (twice); it came after our meal and was the wrong kind (they have 2). We were never asked how our meals were and not acknowledged when we left. We will never go back!

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Service was honestly the worst we have ever experienced. Waiter was so awful - didn't describe menu, practically scoffed at our order, made us feel uncomfortable. Food was equally disappointing - small/unsatisfying portions that wouldn't have been so bad if they had any amount of flavor. I'm surprised at the rave reviews read in newspapers and magazines because it couldn't have been at this same restaurant. Place is cute and has potential, but I'm certain we'll never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Service was honestly the worst we have ever experienced. Waiter was so awful - didn't describe menu, practically scoffed at our order, made us feel uncomfortable. Food was equally disappointing - small/unsatisfying portions that wouldn't have been so bad if they had any amount of flavor. I'm surprised at the rave reviews read in newspapers and magazines because it couldn't have been at this same restaurant. Place is cute and has potential, but I'm certain we'll never go back.

Pros: too few to mention

Cons: , food

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I was really thrilled to see a new restaurant occupy that old, horribly decorated N E Thyme space. Upon entering I was amazed at the transformation of the restaurant. I was also greeted by one of the chefs through a new window that lets customers view the kitchen.
The food was amazing! Not only was everything tasty, but also portion sizes were not too big and not tiny. Ingridient quality was very noticable. Prices were also very approachable and puts this restaurant into a catagory like no other.
I tried two different glass pours, both under $10. I didn't recognize any of the "usual" bottles and was very fond of their use of small operated vineyards. I think it only makes sense for a small neighborhood restaurant to use winerys that are also small and unique.

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★★★★★

I was really thrilled to see a new restaurant occupy that old, horribly decorated N E Thyme space. Upon entering I was amazed at the transformation of the restaurant. I was also greeted by one of the chefs through a new window that lets customers view the kitchen.
The food was amazing! Not only was everything tasty, but also portion sizes were not too big and not tiny. Ingridient quality was very noticable. Prices were also very approachable and puts this restaurant into a catagory like no other.
I tried two different glass pours, both under $10. I didn't recognize any of the "usual" bottles and was very fond of their use of small operated vineyards. I think it only makes sense for a small neighborhood restaurant to use winerys that are also small and unique.

Pros: great food

Cons: , sound can be loud

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