Red Stag Supperclub

★★★☆☆
Serving contemporized supper club fare, classic cocktails, and an extensive beer & wine list. MN's 1st LEED Certified restaurant!
  • 509 1st Ave NE

    Minneapolis, MN 55413

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  • 612-767-7766

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Mon-Wed 11am-1am, Thu-Fri 11am-2am, Sat 9am-2am, Sun 9am-1am. Serving lunch, dinner, late night and brunch on the weekends. Happy hours Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Mon-Thu 10pm-close, Sunday 3pm-close.

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I am actually joining just so I can review this restaurant. I've now been 3 times and I will never go again. The experience honestly just kept getting worse and worse.

First of all, the food is expensive for what you get. REALLY expensive considering the quality. I've ordered undercooked meat, fish that was so bad it had to be sent back- and I never send back food. The service each time has bad and borderline rude.

I don't understand why people like this place or why it stays in business. I constantly see it being positively reviewed and it surprises me and makes me leary of trusting any Twin Cities food critics!

Don't go here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am actually joining just so I can review this restaurant. I've now been 3 times and I will never go again. The experience honestly just kept getting worse and worse.

First of all, the food is expensive for what you get. REALLY expensive considering the quality. I've ordered undercooked meat, fish that was so bad it had to be sent back- and I never send back food. The service each time has bad and borderline rude.

I don't understand why people like this place or why it stays in business. I constantly see it being positively reviewed and it surprises me and makes me leary of trusting any Twin Cities food critics!

Don't go here.

Pros: good location

Cons: bad service, overpriced bad food

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An eclectic atmosphere with breathtakingly good, healthy appetizers. Let the staff pair your wine with your food for the best taste! Rating is 5+++ stars!!!

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★★★★★

An eclectic atmosphere with breathtakingly good, healthy appetizers. Let the staff pair your wine with your food for the best taste! Rating is 5+++ stars!!!

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Gave them a second chance and same old thing . Didn't feel welcome server was to busy texting on her phone then giving us good service. NEVER will be back! To many other great place in NE.

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★☆☆☆☆

Gave them a second chance and same old thing . Didn't feel welcome server was to busy texting on her phone then giving us good service. NEVER will be back! To many other great place in NE.

Pros: nice look

Cons: food service

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Red Stag has a super cool vibe. They have live music on weekends and the drinks / food is amazing. If you're into hearty meaty foods, dark tables and want to get away from the downtown / uptown d-bags, this is the joint for you.

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★★★★★

Red Stag has a super cool vibe. They have live music on weekends and the drinks / food is amazing. If you're into hearty meaty foods, dark tables and want to get away from the downtown / uptown d-bags, this is the joint for you.

Pros: Decor, atmosphere, menu, drink, crowd

Cons: expensive

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I'm not really sure what the idea is behind the menu at Red Stag. I've eaten there three times, in three different settings and can't really figure out what the idea is.

The first time I went to Red Stag, my wife and I sat at the bar and, after a couple of very generous bourbons, I went with the salmon sliders. They were very tasty and recommended by the bartender. Thank god I didn't wait and go to White Castle after I left.
My second experience was with a larger group and we sampled a lot of different menu items. I couldn't figure out the theme, and aside from the potato chips that actually tasted like potatoes, I wasn't terribly impressed with the fare. My friend had the beet salad, and while it looked great, she said it was "all right."
Because I had fond memories of the salmon sliders, I tried again--the last time being just my wife and I. My wife's mac and cheese was great but my stroganoff was a bit bland and served a little to far on the cold side. The crackers and bread served with dinner were good, but nothing extraordinary. I wasn't upset with the food, but not impressed.

I understand that Red Stag is environmentally friendly and veggie friendly, while still accommodating to meat-eaters, but I just don't get what the idea is. It's not really a "trendy" NE place, it's not at all like a Northwoods bar/supper club and it's not a vegan restaurant.
My wife and I love the bar and bar staff, and while the food is not horrible, it doesn't do much for me away either.

I don't have any major complaints about the service, at any of my three visits. However, the DJ did push our group of six out the door on my second visit.

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★★★☆☆

I'm not really sure what the idea is behind the menu at Red Stag. I've eaten there three times, in three different settings and can't really figure out what the idea is.

The first time I went to Red Stag, my wife and I sat at the bar and, after a couple of very generous bourbons, I went with the salmon sliders. They were very tasty and recommended by the bartender. Thank god I didn't wait and go to White Castle after I left.
My second experience was with a larger group and we sampled a lot of different menu items. I couldn't figure out the theme, and aside from the potato chips that actually tasted like potatoes, I wasn't terribly impressed with the fare. My friend had the beet salad, and while it looked great, she said it was "all right."
Because I had fond memories of the salmon sliders, I tried again--the last time being just my wife and I. My wife's mac and cheese was great but my stroganoff was a bit bland and served a little to far on the cold side. The crackers and bread served with dinner were good, but nothing extraordinary. I wasn't upset with the food, but not impressed.

I understand that Red Stag is environmentally friendly and veggie friendly, while still accommodating to meat-eaters, but I just don't get what the idea is. It's not really a "trendy" NE place, it's not at all like a Northwoods bar/supper club and it's not a vegan restaurant.
My wife and I love the bar and bar staff, and while the food is not horrible, it doesn't do much for me away either.

I don't have any major complaints about the service, at any of my three visits. However, the DJ did push our group of six out the door on my second visit.

Pros: Friendly, knowledgeable bar staff.

Cons: Average food.

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Red Stag became our second dinner this month for our 3-couple Dinner of the Month Club so that we could take advantage of the Cheap Date Night. We were a little disappointed that the only options were vegetarian or non-vegetarian, but the roasted pork loin and "dirty" rice entree was wonderful, as was the Cappuccino Cheescake dessert. Drink choices were a Merlot, a Chardonnay, or 4 draft beers. We chose the 2007 Summerfield Merlot, which while not a top-end wine, was certainly a very pleasant choice and paired well with the entree. Service was very good, and the lodge decor was a nice match for dining with friends. The regular menu also looked good and prices were reasonable (although no where as good a deal as the Cheap Date). We all talked about wanting to come back again to try the menu or see what the offering would be on another Cheap Date night.

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★★★★☆

Red Stag became our second dinner this month for our 3-couple Dinner of the Month Club so that we could take advantage of the Cheap Date Night. We were a little disappointed that the only options were vegetarian or non-vegetarian, but the roasted pork loin and "dirty" rice entree was wonderful, as was the Cappuccino Cheescake dessert. Drink choices were a Merlot, a Chardonnay, or 4 draft beers. We chose the 2007 Summerfield Merlot, which while not a top-end wine, was certainly a very pleasant choice and paired well with the entree. Service was very good, and the lodge decor was a nice match for dining with friends. The regular menu also looked good and prices were reasonable (although no where as good a deal as the Cheap Date). We all talked about wanting to come back again to try the menu or see what the offering would be on another Cheap Date night.

Pros: Good Food, Relaxed but Fun Atmosphere, Value

Cons: No options for Cheap Date Night selections

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Very disappointing experiance! I took a number of out of state members of our Board to dinner believing they'd enjoy a MN lodge experiance. I should have done more research as I didn't read the reviews about the service until right before heading to the restaurant. I should have looked for an immediate alternative but thought we'd give it a try. In short, this was some of the worst service I have experianced in a restaurant, regardless of price or status. Unfortunatly the food didn't make up for it either. I would rate the food very average. There are too many good restaurants in Minneapolis & St Paul to waste your time and money here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very disappointing experiance! I took a number of out of state members of our Board to dinner believing they'd enjoy a MN lodge experiance. I should have done more research as I didn't read the reviews about the service until right before heading to the restaurant. I should have looked for an immediate alternative but thought we'd give it a try. In short, this was some of the worst service I have experianced in a restaurant, regardless of price or status. Unfortunatly the food didn't make up for it either. I would rate the food very average. There are too many good restaurants in Minneapolis & St Paul to waste your time and money here.

Pros: Leed Certified

Cons: terrible service

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Sunday Brunch!

First of all lets just get this out there, the food is tremendous. The service is Terrifying!!! We arrived on Sunday morning without reservations, so we were expecting to take seating where ever we could get it. The hostess says while running away from us that it would be "at least 35 minutes!!!!" than while we had upon our own accord sat at the bar, she came and asked us if we wanted a table ten minutes after we had been there. The clearly burnout bartender Jeff, whom spoke a cumulative of two sentences to us the entire time, completely ruined our experience. We literally ordered three bloody mary's and our dishes, no extra requests, demands or inquiries. With no response ever!!! he grabbed our bill and threw it back with exact amount of friendliness as when we arrived. How we were being a complete burden to this establishment was very concerning.......We normally have great dining experiences so this was enough to look bleakly upon the red stag in the future...

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★★☆☆☆

Sunday Brunch!

First of all lets just get this out there, the food is tremendous. The service is Terrifying!!! We arrived on Sunday morning without reservations, so we were expecting to take seating where ever we could get it. The hostess says while running away from us that it would be "at least 35 minutes!!!!" than while we had upon our own accord sat at the bar, she came and asked us if we wanted a table ten minutes after we had been there. The clearly burnout bartender Jeff, whom spoke a cumulative of two sentences to us the entire time, completely ruined our experience. We literally ordered three bloody mary's and our dishes, no extra requests, demands or inquiries. With no response ever!!! he grabbed our bill and threw it back with exact amount of friendliness as when we arrived. How we were being a complete burden to this establishment was very concerning.......We normally have great dining experiences so this was enough to look bleakly upon the red stag in the future...

Pros: Food!

Cons: Service/ bartender Jeff

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Anytime you see a review for this restaurant - the most time is spent on the LEED designed aspect. I think that's the most positive thing it has going for it. Food is average (bones in my fish, fish tased like mud, fish on my cheesecake). We also waited 20 minutes to sit even though we had a reservation and the whole party was there at the same time. They did bring us appetizers to make up for the wait - that was nice. I won't be going back. If you're looking for great organic/local food in the Twin Cities with a great atmosphere - go to The Corner Table on Nicollet.

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★★★☆☆

Anytime you see a review for this restaurant - the most time is spent on the LEED designed aspect. I think that's the most positive thing it has going for it. Food is average (bones in my fish, fish tased like mud, fish on my cheesecake). We also waited 20 minutes to sit even though we had a reservation and the whole party was there at the same time. They did bring us appetizers to make up for the wait - that was nice. I won't be going back. If you're looking for great organic/local food in the Twin Cities with a great atmosphere - go to The Corner Table on Nicollet.

Pros: organic/local ingredients

Cons: food

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I recently tried Red Stag for the first time. I was joined by two dining companions on a Friday evening. The restaurant became busier after we were seated, but there was no wait when we arrived without reservations for a pre-theater dinner. My dining companions both had the cod, which was one of the specials of the Friday Night Fish Fry. They both said the fish was quite good. It was accompanied by an unusual large "chip", which is similar to a supersized potato chip. It is not an English "chip", which we would call a French fry. The fish fry specials are among the less expensive entrees on the menu. I had the pork chop, accompanied by cheese grits and a shrimp and bacon succotash. It was very good, not overly done, so as to dry it out, as is often the case, and I would recommend it. The pork chop was very moderately seasoned and so the grits and the succotash were an excellent complement.
The service was attentive and the food was brought promptly. The dining room was not too loud. There was no annoying music as noted by a previous reviewer. This was a time when there was no live music being performed. The atmosphere may be different then, so it may be a good idea to check on the schedule, if that would make a difference.
The restaurant is sort of off by itself in Northeast Minneapolis, but it is very close to downtown or St. Anthony Main. The dining room is attractively finished with large exposed beams of this old industrial building. Free parking was easily available and convenient.
I will try Red Stag again to check other menu items and give it a good overall recommendation.

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★★★★☆

I recently tried Red Stag for the first time. I was joined by two dining companions on a Friday evening. The restaurant became busier after we were seated, but there was no wait when we arrived without reservations for a pre-theater dinner. My dining companions both had the cod, which was one of the specials of the Friday Night Fish Fry. They both said the fish was quite good. It was accompanied by an unusual large "chip", which is similar to a supersized potato chip. It is not an English "chip", which we would call a French fry. The fish fry specials are among the less expensive entrees on the menu. I had the pork chop, accompanied by cheese grits and a shrimp and bacon succotash. It was very good, not overly done, so as to dry it out, as is often the case, and I would recommend it. The pork chop was very moderately seasoned and so the grits and the succotash were an excellent complement.
The service was attentive and the food was brought promptly. The dining room was not too loud. There was no annoying music as noted by a previous reviewer. This was a time when there was no live music being performed. The atmosphere may be different then, so it may be a good idea to check on the schedule, if that would make a difference.
The restaurant is sort of off by itself in Northeast Minneapolis, but it is very close to downtown or St. Anthony Main. The dining room is attractively finished with large exposed beams of this old industrial building. Free parking was easily available and convenient.
I will try Red Stag again to check other menu items and give it a good overall recommendation.

Pros: Free parking in the city, changing locavore menu

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I like this place. I like the food. It is good. Seriously, every time I go there I have a good experience. Is the food out of this world? No. But it is good and reasonably priced. I've had the pork chop, the strip steak, the salmon, the squash ravioli-it's all done very well. My only complain was the freaking DJ. Seriously, is there anything more lame than some loser trying to spin records? I go for the food and festivity, not to listen to some greasy hipster's gym mix. Keep that stuff to a minimum.

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★★★★☆

I like this place. I like the food. It is good. Seriously, every time I go there I have a good experience. Is the food out of this world? No. But it is good and reasonably priced. I've had the pork chop, the strip steak, the salmon, the squash ravioli-it's all done very well. My only complain was the freaking DJ. Seriously, is there anything more lame than some loser trying to spin records? I go for the food and festivity, not to listen to some greasy hipster's gym mix. Keep that stuff to a minimum.

Pros: taste food

Cons: greasy dj

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I eat at Red Stag regularly and I'm happy to say it keeps getting better. Both the bar and kitchen continue to pump out fresh seasonal menus. There is something new everytime we stop in. After reading some of the reviews here I assume some people expect an old school dark place w/ grey food. You'll not find that here...thank god!

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★★★★★

I eat at Red Stag regularly and I'm happy to say it keeps getting better. Both the bar and kitchen continue to pump out fresh seasonal menus. There is something new everytime we stop in. After reading some of the reviews here I assume some people expect an old school dark place w/ grey food. You'll not find that here...thank god!

Pros: food, cocktails, beer,

Cons: mudpit of a parking lot

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Comfortable casual atmosphere - but the food I had will not get me back for some time. I had the Elk medallions with cauliflower potato zucchini puree with truffle sauce. Small portions. Meat was tough. Truffle sauce? Maybe; caught a whiff of truffle on first taste - but nothing like true truffle sauce. At $31.00 one expects flavor and quality that makes an impression - but it wasn't just wasn't there - So, I won't be either. Disappointing.

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★☆☆☆☆

Comfortable casual atmosphere - but the food I had will not get me back for some time. I had the Elk medallions with cauliflower potato zucchini puree with truffle sauce. Small portions. Meat was tough. Truffle sauce? Maybe; caught a whiff of truffle on first taste - but nothing like true truffle sauce. At $31.00 one expects flavor and quality that makes an impression - but it wasn't just wasn't there - So, I won't be either. Disappointing.

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Loved it all-the ambience, the service, the food, the drinks (hamm's in a can?! what's not to love?).
After dining at two other new restaurants in prior weeks (Porter and Frye, R Norman) this was by far our best experience!

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★★★★★

Loved it all-the ambience, the service, the food, the drinks (hamm's in a can?! what's not to love?).
After dining at two other new restaurants in prior weeks (Porter and Frye, R Norman) this was by far our best experience!

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: a little loud-might be tough for a large group or with older people

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I am sure there is a segment of the population that enjoys this particular genre of food. I question if it is a big enough population to keep the restaurant open.
We were greeted by a friendly woman, seated, and proceeded to wait for a server. It seemed a little busy so we continued to wait. It seemed as if the servers had tables all over the restaurant as opposed to each having a designated section. Let me tell you from experience that THIS never works. Also I don't know why establishments don't have busboys, 1 or 2 who can water, reset, clear plates, etc. They are well worth the $$ and it frees the hostess and servers up to take care of the customers. Plus you go on with less servers depending on how many bussers you have. Easy fix!
Overall not too much exciting about the food, pork chop was fine nothing I can't do, chicken was moist but was it aalspice on the skin??,liver ok but....over priced for what it was and how it was prepared. I don't really see what grits and Wisconsin supper clubs have to do with one another but hey.
Dessert was wonderful though. Particularily the strawberry rhubarb pie. Excellant crust!
As with all restaurants that open I think you need to have a good consistant product priced right and a knowledgeable capable staff to bring the customer back.
Look at Heidi's Stuart Woodman, he tried to make Levain and 5 into desireable restaurants but he was pushy and horribly overpriced, but now has very few entree's over 20.00 The food is steller and affordable.
In addition to my rants, the chef should never, never run the front of the house, it doesn't work. Too much ego involved.
I think if Red Stag makes it past a year it will be the bar that carries it (example Cafe Maude) or they change chefs.

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★★☆☆☆

I am sure there is a segment of the population that enjoys this particular genre of food. I question if it is a big enough population to keep the restaurant open.
We were greeted by a friendly woman, seated, and proceeded to wait for a server. It seemed a little busy so we continued to wait. It seemed as if the servers had tables all over the restaurant as opposed to each having a designated section. Let me tell you from experience that THIS never works. Also I don't know why establishments don't have busboys, 1 or 2 who can water, reset, clear plates, etc. They are well worth the $$ and it frees the hostess and servers up to take care of the customers. Plus you go on with less servers depending on how many bussers you have. Easy fix!
Overall not too much exciting about the food, pork chop was fine nothing I can't do, chicken was moist but was it aalspice on the skin??,liver ok but....over priced for what it was and how it was prepared. I don't really see what grits and Wisconsin supper clubs have to do with one another but hey.
Dessert was wonderful though. Particularily the strawberry rhubarb pie. Excellant crust!
As with all restaurants that open I think you need to have a good consistant product priced right and a knowledgeable capable staff to bring the customer back.
Look at Heidi's Stuart Woodman, he tried to make Levain and 5 into desireable restaurants but he was pushy and horribly overpriced, but now has very few entree's over 20.00 The food is steller and affordable.
In addition to my rants, the chef should never, never run the front of the house, it doesn't work. Too much ego involved.
I think if Red Stag makes it past a year it will be the bar that carries it (example Cafe Maude) or they change chefs.

Pros: nice bar

Cons: food/service/price

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We dined at The Red Stag last night. It was full when we got there. The hostess told us it would be about a half hour wait and encouraged us to take a seat at the bar and have an appetizer and a drink while we waited. We were immediately greeted by a friendly bartender, we ordered drinks but wanted to wait to snack until we got our table. Our only complaint with our bartender was that he called us and the people around him "dude" a lot, and I mean A LOT! We were seated after 20 minutes and ordered the daly flatbread immediately. It was lacking toppings and literally burned around the edges, I was surprised the kitchen would let something go out that looked that bad. The table next to ours ordered the flatbread as well and theirs was also burned around the edges. DInner was great, we had the red deer stroganoff and the sunday special. Excellent portions and delicious food. Our server seemed a bit harried and distracted but others seemed to be helping him out and we did get everything we needed without having to ask. The hostess brought us our dinner, got us another round of drinks, cleared our plates for us and dropped off our check. Everyone really seemed to be working well as a team. The restaurant was full when we arrived and full when we left. We were encouraged to stop back for brunch service and we definitely will!

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★★★☆☆

We dined at The Red Stag last night. It was full when we got there. The hostess told us it would be about a half hour wait and encouraged us to take a seat at the bar and have an appetizer and a drink while we waited. We were immediately greeted by a friendly bartender, we ordered drinks but wanted to wait to snack until we got our table. Our only complaint with our bartender was that he called us and the people around him "dude" a lot, and I mean A LOT! We were seated after 20 minutes and ordered the daly flatbread immediately. It was lacking toppings and literally burned around the edges, I was surprised the kitchen would let something go out that looked that bad. The table next to ours ordered the flatbread as well and theirs was also burned around the edges. DInner was great, we had the red deer stroganoff and the sunday special. Excellent portions and delicious food. Our server seemed a bit harried and distracted but others seemed to be helping him out and we did get everything we needed without having to ask. The hostess brought us our dinner, got us another round of drinks, cleared our plates for us and dropped off our check. Everyone really seemed to be working well as a team. The restaurant was full when we arrived and full when we left. We were encouraged to stop back for brunch service and we definitely will!

Pros: great stroganoff and sunday special, friendly service staff, free parking

Cons: burned flatbread with scant toppings

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I can't believe that you expected a traditional supper club. All of the press and info I have read says Kim Bartmann wanted to do her own take on the supper club in WI she loved going to . She never said she wanted to duplicate it! The cities are all about this kind of food. I had the ravioli and the duck was cooked to perfection. All of the flavors worked wonderfully together. The triple cooked fries were a nice surprise. Crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. One of my friends had the pork chops. They were juicy and we loved the grits. The service was friendly and all questions asked were answered with sincerity. The wine list is long and there were a lot of choices for beer as well. I found the space to be charming and the noise level wasn't unlike other restaurants I frequent. It resonated of people enoying themselves and having fun. We will definitely be back!

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★★★★★

I can't believe that you expected a traditional supper club. All of the press and info I have read says Kim Bartmann wanted to do her own take on the supper club in WI she loved going to . She never said she wanted to duplicate it! The cities are all about this kind of food. I had the ravioli and the duck was cooked to perfection. All of the flavors worked wonderfully together. The triple cooked fries were a nice surprise. Crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. One of my friends had the pork chops. They were juicy and we loved the grits. The service was friendly and all questions asked were answered with sincerity. The wine list is long and there were a lot of choices for beer as well. I found the space to be charming and the noise level wasn't unlike other restaurants I frequent. It resonated of people enoying themselves and having fun. We will definitely be back!

Pros: Food, the space & ambiance, the service

Cons: parking was a little tough

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I went here for a welcome home party for a friend, we were sat at a large table in the corner. It was so unbelievably loud that I couldn't hear the person across from me. It's just one large open room, so the noise really travels.
The menu was NOT vegetarian friendly as stated, if you are a vegetarian you will probably be disgusted. The menu left so much to be desired, nothing from a typical supper club and nothing from a finer dining restaurant. Just a really obscure menu.
The service was terrible. She seemed to come by whenever. We ordered drinks that never came, so we went to the bar to go and get them. It took 15 minutes from the time we asked for the check to when we actually got it, and another 10 for her to take the payment.
You will never see me or my friends in this restaurant again

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here for a welcome home party for a friend, we were sat at a large table in the corner. It was so unbelievably loud that I couldn't hear the person across from me. It's just one large open room, so the noise really travels.
The menu was NOT vegetarian friendly as stated, if you are a vegetarian you will probably be disgusted. The menu left so much to be desired, nothing from a typical supper club and nothing from a finer dining restaurant. Just a really obscure menu.
The service was terrible. She seemed to come by whenever. We ordered drinks that never came, so we went to the bar to go and get them. It took 15 minutes from the time we asked for the check to when we actually got it, and another 10 for her to take the payment.
You will never see me or my friends in this restaurant again

Pros: Lots of parking and it's free

Cons: Everything else

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Attempted to go there for Sunday brunch. Sat at the bar. Ordered a drink and and told her we wanted to order food. We finished our beers before the bartender checked with us about ordering food. She was around the whole time, cleaning dirty dishes, checking in with other customers and providing drinks for the server's customers. She only asked about food when we were so fed up that we were ready to leave. Really wanted to like the place, but come on.

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★★☆☆☆

Attempted to go there for Sunday brunch. Sat at the bar. Ordered a drink and and told her we wanted to order food. We finished our beers before the bartender checked with us about ordering food. She was around the whole time, cleaning dirty dishes, checking in with other customers and providing drinks for the server's customers. She only asked about food when we were so fed up that we were ready to leave. Really wanted to like the place, but come on.

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I'm from Wisconsin and this is not a real supper club! They really should change the name because it is very misleading. I checked out the website and expected your basic steak, potato and ice berg lettuce salad. I decided to try out the restaurant anyways. Hmmm, not so good. They seem to try "different" combinations of ingredients that just don't compliment each other. I do dine at other upscale restaurants, so don't think I'm a hick without taste.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm from Wisconsin and this is not a real supper club! They really should change the name because it is very misleading. I checked out the website and expected your basic steak, potato and ice berg lettuce salad. I decided to try out the restaurant anyways. Hmmm, not so good. They seem to try "different" combinations of ingredients that just don't compliment each other. I do dine at other upscale restaurants, so don't think I'm a hick without taste.

Pros: Service is fine, beer selection great.

Cons: The food.

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I first checked out the Red Stag about a month ago after a friend of mine dined there and
had nothing but good things to say about the place and the food. I kid you not. He was
right! Since then I keep finding myself returning to this supper club quite often. Being
that I live in the neighborhood and I'm tired of fighting the downtown crowds this place is
perfect. The friday night fish fry is hands down the best I have ever had. The house made
sweet vadalia onion tartar sauce, coleslaw, and chip are the perfect accompaniments.
Where else in Minneapolis can u get a fish fry with perch and bluegill? The menu is well
balanced and has something to offer everyone. Its quite apparent that these cooks/chefs
really know what there doing. Sunday nights they run a 'slow food' special which changes
weekly. The sunday I was there it was Guiness battered braised short ribs which were
executed perfectly! The service is spotty, but that is to be expected of a new
restaurant. Also check the bar out for a good selection of tap beers and wines. If u are into
good food in a relaxing atmosphere then Red Stag is a must see!

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★★★★★

I first checked out the Red Stag about a month ago after a friend of mine dined there and
had nothing but good things to say about the place and the food. I kid you not. He was
right! Since then I keep finding myself returning to this supper club quite often. Being
that I live in the neighborhood and I'm tired of fighting the downtown crowds this place is
perfect. The friday night fish fry is hands down the best I have ever had. The house made
sweet vadalia onion tartar sauce, coleslaw, and chip are the perfect accompaniments.
Where else in Minneapolis can u get a fish fry with perch and bluegill? The menu is well
balanced and has something to offer everyone. Its quite apparent that these cooks/chefs
really know what there doing. Sunday nights they run a 'slow food' special which changes
weekly. The sunday I was there it was Guiness battered braised short ribs which were
executed perfectly! The service is spotty, but that is to be expected of a new
restaurant. Also check the bar out for a good selection of tap beers and wines. If u are into
good food in a relaxing atmosphere then Red Stag is a must see!

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Giving it a five star, here is why. First-off, I was impressed with both the service and the quality of the menu and food. We started our evening off at the bar...there was a wait. I don't mind a wait if I see a full restaurant with lots of happy faces. Our bartender was super friendly and knew her stuff. I wanted to try something new, a whisky or bourbon in particular....she recommended and showed me Blanton's Barrel, a bourbon I had seen but never tried. A beautiful bourbon, she knew her stuff. She talked my wife into a dark and stormy: rum and ginger beer. We're both happy...she even gave us some recommendations for our dinner we would be having at a table. Sometimes when going out and starting out at the bar, we find very snooty bartenders because they know we are "only waiting for a table." Not an issue here. Not to mention, a beautiful bar. Great liquors and great design.

The dining room was also beautiful. Our host very friendly, took care of telling the bartender of our transferring. We were seated pretty close to the kitchen, but no worries, the display of jars full of pickled and canned goods was great and made us feel at home.

Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. My one complaint was his knowledge of wine, but it's hard to find very many servers who know their wine. We had a lot of questions about food, but got the answers we needed. Out food came out timely and warm. At our table we had the Duck: a squash ravioli dish, the lobster mac n cheese, two chopped salads, and the cioppino dish. All were really nice. The duck was cooked properly and tender. The cioppino had a great assortment of seafood in it and I loved the level of anise flavor. Not too strong, but flavorful.

For desert we had the cherry creme brulee. Made just the way creme brulee should be, rich with a nice crackled top. The cherries added a nice touch the traditional way.

I'm no food critic, but i do go out to eat in MPLS alot. I'll be back here.

2
★★★★★

Giving it a five star, here is why. First-off, I was impressed with both the service and the quality of the menu and food. We started our evening off at the bar...there was a wait. I don't mind a wait if I see a full restaurant with lots of happy faces. Our bartender was super friendly and knew her stuff. I wanted to try something new, a whisky or bourbon in particular....she recommended and showed me Blanton's Barrel, a bourbon I had seen but never tried. A beautiful bourbon, she knew her stuff. She talked my wife into a dark and stormy: rum and ginger beer. We're both happy...she even gave us some recommendations for our dinner we would be having at a table. Sometimes when going out and starting out at the bar, we find very snooty bartenders because they know we are "only waiting for a table." Not an issue here. Not to mention, a beautiful bar. Great liquors and great design.

The dining room was also beautiful. Our host very friendly, took care of telling the bartender of our transferring. We were seated pretty close to the kitchen, but no worries, the display of jars full of pickled and canned goods was great and made us feel at home.

Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. My one complaint was his knowledge of wine, but it's hard to find very many servers who know their wine. We had a lot of questions about food, but got the answers we needed. Out food came out timely and warm. At our table we had the Duck: a squash ravioli dish, the lobster mac n cheese, two chopped salads, and the cioppino dish. All were really nice. The duck was cooked properly and tender. The cioppino had a great assortment of seafood in it and I loved the level of anise flavor. Not too strong, but flavorful.

For desert we had the cherry creme brulee. Made just the way creme brulee should be, rich with a nice crackled top. The cherries added a nice touch the traditional way.

I'm no food critic, but i do go out to eat in MPLS alot. I'll be back here.

Pros: friendly service, menu knowledge, local food

Cons: parking when busy, heavy menu

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I have been here several times and eat out frequently. The food is fabulous. My favorite so far is the lobster and egg salad sandwich. There are big chunks of lobster, a hint of truffle oil/salt and just the right amount of dressing. Definitely worth a visit to NE for lunch. Service has steadily improved. The past couple of times it has been excellent with water glasses refilled before they are empty and knowledgable answers about the food. I'll definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

I have been here several times and eat out frequently. The food is fabulous. My favorite so far is the lobster and egg salad sandwich. There are big chunks of lobster, a hint of truffle oil/salt and just the right amount of dressing. Definitely worth a visit to NE for lunch. Service has steadily improved. The past couple of times it has been excellent with water glasses refilled before they are empty and knowledgable answers about the food. I'll definitely be back.

Pros: local ingredients, great food, great service

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I was excited when the Red Stag opened. I am a huge fan of the Bryant Lake Bowl and Barbette and so I assumed, since the Red Stag is owned by the same person, it would be my new favorite restaurant. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Despite being a LEED restaurant the ambiance is cold, dreary, and unwelcoming. I went to the Red Stag after dinner to get a drink with a good friend of mine. We (both women) were seated next to a table of men in business suits who forgot that they weren?t at a meat market and couldn?t seem to stop checking us out. It became pretty uncomfortable and my friend looked back at them and questioned their behavior we got, ?what, we can?t help looking.? They meant it to because they continued staring and talking about us like we were on display for their own enjoyment. As this was not the environment we wanted to spend our evening in we moved to the bar, assuming their behavior was just a fluke. My friend and I then proceeded to sit at the bar for ten minutes without any acknowledgement. The bartender was a few people down from us and looked at us, but never bothered to give us any of his attention. I think he was focusing on procuring a date for the following evening. Another waiter came to the bar to make an order and was up there about half of the time we were there, clearly noticing that we were at the bar without drinks. The waiter didn?t bother asking if she could get us anything nor did she alert the bartender that he may want to do his job. We were unable to get the attention of any staff at the Red Stag, so after about 15 minutes we left. We let the host know we were leaving and why on our way out and she said, ?oh, sorry? without much feeling. I?ve never experienced such horrible service anywhere in the twin cities. Needless to say I will never bother visiting the Red Stag again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was excited when the Red Stag opened. I am a huge fan of the Bryant Lake Bowl and Barbette and so I assumed, since the Red Stag is owned by the same person, it would be my new favorite restaurant. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Despite being a LEED restaurant the ambiance is cold, dreary, and unwelcoming. I went to the Red Stag after dinner to get a drink with a good friend of mine. We (both women) were seated next to a table of men in business suits who forgot that they weren?t at a meat market and couldn?t seem to stop checking us out. It became pretty uncomfortable and my friend looked back at them and questioned their behavior we got, ?what, we can?t help looking.? They meant it to because they continued staring and talking about us like we were on display for their own enjoyment. As this was not the environment we wanted to spend our evening in we moved to the bar, assuming their behavior was just a fluke. My friend and I then proceeded to sit at the bar for ten minutes without any acknowledgement. The bartender was a few people down from us and looked at us, but never bothered to give us any of his attention. I think he was focusing on procuring a date for the following evening. Another waiter came to the bar to make an order and was up there about half of the time we were there, clearly noticing that we were at the bar without drinks. The waiter didn?t bother asking if she could get us anything nor did she alert the bartender that he may want to do his job. We were unable to get the attention of any staff at the Red Stag, so after about 15 minutes we left. We let the host know we were leaving and why on our way out and she said, ?oh, sorry? without much feeling. I?ve never experienced such horrible service anywhere in the twin cities. Needless to say I will never bother visiting the Red Stag again.

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We really wanted to like this restaurant. Its in our neighborhood, environmentally conscious, owned by an experienced restaurateur, and the vision of a modern supperclub were all appealing. We've been there twice, and were disappointed both times.

First, the staff has a bit of an attitude. Walking in on a weeknight, with about half the tables empty, we were told that there was no way we could get in without a reservation. Maybe that was true, but it sure didn't look like it at the time. Second, food was disappointing. Like the other reviewer, we had smelt fries - greasy and not particularly tasty. The house salad - served in a bamboo bowl cost $ -, was composed of limp greens and a few diced beets. Veal casserole was oddly room temperature. Perhaps most shocking was the $49 "porterhouse". We were told by our server that the Baseball Cut Sirloin was replaced by the porterhouse. Since a porterhouse is a great steak to split (filet and tenderloin on the same steak) we ordered it. It wasn't a porterhouse at all, but a rib steak. Not flavorful and pretty fatty. We were served some stale rolls which were sent back, that didn't add to the dining experience. The mac and cheese was pretty good however.

Compared to other restaurants in the immediate area (Gardens of Salonica, Marin's Table, Fugaise, Brasa), you can do much better for your dining dollar and have a better experience. While I hope this restaurant makes it, we won't be back any time soon. If this restaurant is to survive after the newness wears off, friendlier, more welcoming front of the house with better food value and quality will be required.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We really wanted to like this restaurant. Its in our neighborhood, environmentally conscious, owned by an experienced restaurateur, and the vision of a modern supperclub were all appealing. We've been there twice, and were disappointed both times.

First, the staff has a bit of an attitude. Walking in on a weeknight, with about half the tables empty, we were told that there was no way we could get in without a reservation. Maybe that was true, but it sure didn't look like it at the time. Second, food was disappointing. Like the other reviewer, we had smelt fries - greasy and not particularly tasty. The house salad - served in a bamboo bowl cost $ -, was composed of limp greens and a few diced beets. Veal casserole was oddly room temperature. Perhaps most shocking was the $49 "porterhouse". We were told by our server that the Baseball Cut Sirloin was replaced by the porterhouse. Since a porterhouse is a great steak to split (filet and tenderloin on the same steak) we ordered it. It wasn't a porterhouse at all, but a rib steak. Not flavorful and pretty fatty. We were served some stale rolls which were sent back, that didn't add to the dining experience. The mac and cheese was pretty good however.

Compared to other restaurants in the immediate area (Gardens of Salonica, Marin's Table, Fugaise, Brasa), you can do much better for your dining dollar and have a better experience. While I hope this restaurant makes it, we won't be back any time soon. If this restaurant is to survive after the newness wears off, friendlier, more welcoming front of the house with better food value and quality will be required.

Pros: Trying to do the right thing

Cons: Poor execution of concept

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Great atmosphere, service, and food. Started with the grilled flatbread which changes daily with interesting combonations. Red deer stroganoff was outstanding. Our waiter was honest regarding menu favorites and recommendations. It is refereshing to not hear "everything is good" when asking for recommendations. They have a good selection of wines at reasonable prices. I am anxious to return and try additional items such as smelt fries and lobster truffle mac and cheese. Do yourself a favor and vist this NE gem.

2
★★★★★

Great atmosphere, service, and food. Started with the grilled flatbread which changes daily with interesting combonations. Red deer stroganoff was outstanding. Our waiter was honest regarding menu favorites and recommendations. It is refereshing to not hear "everything is good" when asking for recommendations. They have a good selection of wines at reasonable prices. I am anxious to return and try additional items such as smelt fries and lobster truffle mac and cheese. Do yourself a favor and vist this NE gem.

Pros: Parking lots next door

Cons: none

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It's deja-vu all over again at this redux of a '50s roadhouse, this time in the lively Northeast section of the inner city. From back bar to ceiling beams, the decor celebrates timeless salvaged items; that goes for the food, too.…

 

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