Bar La Grassa

★★★☆☆
  • 800 N Washington Ave

    Minneapolis, MN 55401

    Cross street: 8th Avenue N

    Map & Directions
  • 612-333-3837

About Bar La Grassa

Hours
Mon-Sat 5pm-2am; Sun 5pm-12am

Food

Food
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I really enjoyed this place. So much so, I had dinner there two nights in a row.

On the first night, I had the roast beet salad, an two small pasta plates: Paccheri with Saffron Milk Braised Chicken and Cavatelli with Braised Rabbit. The

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★★★★★

I really enjoyed this place. So much so, I had dinner there two nights in a row.

On the first night, I had the roast beet salad, an two small pasta plates: Paccheri with Saffron Milk Braised Chicken and Cavatelli with Braised Rabbit. The

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This is probably the best restaurant in all of Minnesota...and I'm not some poser saying this! I have been to top-tier restaurants across the US and was really impressed with Bar La Grassa. They have a challenging menu with excellent creativity...I had trouble choosing what to eat. We ended up ordering the Lobster and Egg bruschetta which was brilliant! I chose the Foie Gras Tortellini as an entree and it was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had.

I have seen complaints on service and wait times, but that is what happens at really good restaurants. There are long waits and lots of customers. We lucked-out because there were huge rain storms the night we went. We will definitely go back soon.

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★★★★★

This is probably the best restaurant in all of Minnesota...and I'm not some poser saying this! I have been to top-tier restaurants across the US and was really impressed with Bar La Grassa. They have a challenging menu with excellent creativity...I had trouble choosing what to eat. We ended up ordering the Lobster and Egg bruschetta which was brilliant! I chose the Foie Gras Tortellini as an entree and it was one of the best pasta dishes I have ever had.

I have seen complaints on service and wait times, but that is what happens at really good restaurants. There are long waits and lots of customers. We lucked-out because there were huge rain storms the night we went. We will definitely go back soon.

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Bar La Grassa is hands down, one of my favorite new restaurants. The people giving it one star are obviously not considering the food. I'm there about once a week and have never experienced bad service. Either make reservations or get there early to find seating at the bar. The Gnocchi is a must-have along with the Soft Eggs and Lobster Bruschetta. Most of the items on the menu are fantastice, however, the crab ravioli is a bit bland. The energy of the restaurant makes it a fun hangout; tons of different types of people. They also have a great wine selection!

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★★★★★

Bar La Grassa is hands down, one of my favorite new restaurants. The people giving it one star are obviously not considering the food. I'm there about once a week and have never experienced bad service. Either make reservations or get there early to find seating at the bar. The Gnocchi is a must-have along with the Soft Eggs and Lobster Bruschetta. Most of the items on the menu are fantastice, however, the crab ravioli is a bit bland. The energy of the restaurant makes it a fun hangout; tons of different types of people. They also have a great wine selection!

Pros: Excellent food and atmosphere

Cons: Difficult to get seating without reservations

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I thought we had a great dinner at Bar La Grassa...until the credit card statement arrived. We were overcharged by around $40. We immediately called the restaurant to ask for a refund of the overcharged amount, which they promised to issue right away. Long story short - it's been six weeks and still no refund. We have been calling the restaurant regularly and the response has been apathetic at best. They seem annoyed that we're asking for our money back. We're not talking about a refund request because we thought the food or service was bad - they literally charged our credit card for an unauthorized amount. Last I checked, that's stealing. Oh, and did I mention I checked with our credit card company and they have made no attempt to refund the overcharge? So, basically they've lied to us every time we've called. The whole experience dealing with their management has soured our impression of the restaurant. It's too bad because the food was actually pretty good and we would have gone back. As it is, we're now telling everyone we talk to about our horrible experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I thought we had a great dinner at Bar La Grassa...until the credit card statement arrived. We were overcharged by around $40. We immediately called the restaurant to ask for a refund of the overcharged amount, which they promised to issue right away. Long story short - it's been six weeks and still no refund. We have been calling the restaurant regularly and the response has been apathetic at best. They seem annoyed that we're asking for our money back. We're not talking about a refund request because we thought the food or service was bad - they literally charged our credit card for an unauthorized amount. Last I checked, that's stealing. Oh, and did I mention I checked with our credit card company and they have made no attempt to refund the overcharge? So, basically they've lied to us every time we've called. The whole experience dealing with their management has soured our impression of the restaurant. It's too bad because the food was actually pretty good and we would have gone back. As it is, we're now telling everyone we talk to about our horrible experience.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Rude Management, They Steal Your Money - Literally

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When we checked in for our reservation we were told that they were running behind and it would be about 10 minutes. It took them 40 minutes to seat us. During that time they never provided status updates or ask us if we'd like a beverage. The hostess was rude to us and all the other groups who were also waiting past their reservations.

When we were finally seated we asked to speak to the manager. During our wait for the manager we were not provided with water nor asked if we wanted to order a drink. When the manager showed up 10 minutes later he gave us attitude and acted like we shouldn't have even bothered to say anything. That was the straw that broke the camel's back - we left.

I had read other reviews warning that they overbook and you end up waiting a long time past reservations. I should have listened.

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★☆☆☆☆

When we checked in for our reservation we were told that they were running behind and it would be about 10 minutes. It took them 40 minutes to seat us. During that time they never provided status updates or ask us if we'd like a beverage. The hostess was rude to us and all the other groups who were also waiting past their reservations.

When we were finally seated we asked to speak to the manager. During our wait for the manager we were not provided with water nor asked if we wanted to order a drink. When the manager showed up 10 minutes later he gave us attitude and acted like we shouldn't have even bothered to say anything. That was the straw that broke the camel's back - we left.

I had read other reviews warning that they overbook and you end up waiting a long time past reservations. I should have listened.

Cons: Bad service, unable to seat even with reservations

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We had a 9:00 reservation. We finished our work early. So we reached La Bar Grassa at 8:00 to ask the host if she could accomodate us early. The host said 20 minutes. We waited for 40 minutes in front of her. She did not accomodate us nor said anything to us. So we finally went to her and asked her. As per her. 'She was still seating people from 8:00 and 8:30 reservations and she could sit us 5-10 minutes before 9:00'. We told her if she had told us that early we would have left . She responded that 'Oh I didn't know that'. She was sending people to the bar who came after us and seating the same people from Bar. SO I am not sure if she was sending people with reservations to the Bar. So finally we left after waiting till 8:45 with out dining there.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a 9:00 reservation. We finished our work early. So we reached La Bar Grassa at 8:00 to ask the host if she could accomodate us early. The host said 20 minutes. We waited for 40 minutes in front of her. She did not accomodate us nor said anything to us. So we finally went to her and asked her. As per her. 'She was still seating people from 8:00 and 8:30 reservations and she could sit us 5-10 minutes before 9:00'. We told her if she had told us that early we would have left . She responded that 'Oh I didn't know that'. She was sending people to the bar who came after us and seating the same people from Bar. SO I am not sure if she was sending people with reservations to the Bar. So finally we left after waiting till 8:45 with out dining there.

Pros: We never dined over here so can't comment on the food

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It's not often that modest, hard-to-wow Minnesotans are taken by storm, yet Bar La Grassa breaks the mold of downtown dining establishments by offering something truly original. Fashionable and forward-thinking? Absolutely. Topnotch chef?…

 

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