Zander Cafe

★★★★★

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My wife and I went here for a special dinner. We usually go to the Craftsman in Minneapolis, which we love. We shouldn't have strayed. Food was exceptionally mediocre. Rabbit was cooked improperly, with the saddle was cooked as if it was

3
★★★★★

My wife and I went here for a special dinner. We usually go to the Craftsman in Minneapolis, which we love. We shouldn't have strayed. Food was exceptionally mediocre. Rabbit was cooked improperly, with the saddle was cooked as if it was

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Inconsistent, mediocre food

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I have loved Zander Cafe for years. \r
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A coworker approached me asking for recommendations on restaurants in St. Paul. He and his wife rarely get a night out alone and he wanted something special to surprise his wife with. I

3
★★★★★

I have loved Zander Cafe for years. \r
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A coworker approached me asking for recommendations on restaurants in St. Paul. He and his wife rarely get a night out alone and he wanted something special to surprise his wife with. I

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First and foremost, the food was wonderful. Everything had complex flavors that delighted the senses. We ordered an appetizer of mussels in a coconut curry sauce which was fresh and flavorful - the spice was balanced perfectly with the

3
★★★★★

First and foremost, the food was wonderful. Everything had complex flavors that delighted the senses. We ordered an appetizer of mussels in a coconut curry sauce which was fresh and flavorful - the spice was balanced perfectly with the

Pros: food, parking, value

Cons: seating arrangement

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I'm not a writer, it's not going to translate well how neglectful and absent the service was, but here are the bullets. With reservations we were seated promptly, but waited patiently for 9 minutes (quite literally) for water or a hello.

3
★★★★★

I'm not a writer, it's not going to translate well how neglectful and absent the service was, but here are the bullets. With reservations we were seated promptly, but waited patiently for 9 minutes (quite literally) for water or a hello.

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My fiancee and I love Zander Cafe. We had our first date there, we had our post-proposal romantic dinner there, and we go out on a date at Zander Cafe when we crave a special night out. Recently, we enjoyed our superb food and wine and

3
★★★★★

My fiancee and I love Zander Cafe. We had our first date there, we had our post-proposal romantic dinner there, and we go out on a date at Zander Cafe when we crave a special night out. Recently, we enjoyed our superb food and wine and

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My one trip here was with a larger group for a birthday party...we had 10 people. Everyone raved about the appetizers and salads, while rating the main courses as only average. I would go back and give it a second try, but would more

3
★★★★★

My one trip here was with a larger group for a birthday party...we had 10 people. Everyone raved about the appetizers and salads, while rating the main courses as only average. I would go back and give it a second try, but would more

Pros: Appetizers, Service

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My wife and I get out to a decent eatery about 1x every other month. So when we do get a sitter, we try to go to the best. Most of our locations are reccomendations from the NY Times paper. So far the have been right on - Aquavit (we

3
★★★★★

My wife and I get out to a decent eatery about 1x every other month. So when we do get a sitter, we try to go to the best. Most of our locations are reccomendations from the NY Times paper. So far the have been right on - Aquavit (we

Pros: food, value

Cons: , seating when just 2, dessert

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Picked this place out of the 'Best of' list and was not dissapointed. The amibiance and food were great and the live jazz was very enjoyable! We'll be going back!

3
★★★★★

Picked this place out of the 'Best of' list and was not dissapointed. The amibiance and food were great and the live jazz was very enjoyable! We'll be going back!

Pros: Food, Live music

Cons: Front sidewalk!

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The friendly service and laid back feel of the place was its best attribute the night I visited. The host and our server were both very nice and friendly. The food was only so-so. Both my girlfriend and I had dishes that contained

3
★★★★★

The friendly service and laid back feel of the place was its best attribute the night I visited. The host and our server were both very nice and friendly. The food was only so-so. Both my girlfriend and I had dishes that contained

Pros: Location, Service

Cons: Food just ok

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This place almost rated an eight: I will have to eat more here to take that extra step. But what I had (the scallop "BLT" and the caesar salad), was perfect. My companions were very happy also. I had expected (based on reputation) that the

3
★★★★★

This place almost rated an eight: I will have to eat more here to take that extra step. But what I had (the scallop "BLT" and the caesar salad), was perfect. My companions were very happy also. I had expected (based on reputation) that the

Pros: food, atmosphere, service

Cons: pricey

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I've been there three times now with guests from out of town who have a variety of tastes and all of us have walked away each time totally in love with this place.

Nice, friendly service is just the beginning. The food is creative,

3
★★★★★

I've been there three times now with guests from out of town who have a variety of tastes and all of us have walked away each time totally in love with this place.

Nice, friendly service is just the beginning. The food is creative,

Pros: ambience, food, attentiveness

Cons: parking

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How can you not love this place. They have some really nice music just about every night of the week. The food has always been excellent. You can usually find a decent glass of wine for a pretty standard price. Definitely check out Johanne

3
★★★★★

How can you not love this place. They have some really nice music just about every night of the week. The food has always been excellent. You can usually find a decent glass of wine for a pretty standard price. Definitely check out Johanne

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Finally, a small and unique bistro-style place with great food and wine (the wine list oddly represents most countries well with lesser known selections except France.) The menu is simple, easy to understand with great preparations and

3
★★★★★

Finally, a small and unique bistro-style place with great food and wine (the wine list oddly represents most countries well with lesser known selections except France.) The menu is simple, easy to understand with great preparations and

Pros: Live weekend jazz, Decent wine list, Free parking

Cons: Quirky decor, Crowded seating

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We decided on Zander as our pre-play dinner. My wife and I were set for a wonderful evening. On the way to the cafe my wife realized the Ordway tickets were for the following week. So our evening out would begin and end at Zander. I

3
★★★★★

We decided on Zander as our pre-play dinner. My wife and I were set for a wonderful evening. On the way to the cafe my wife realized the Ordway tickets were for the following week. So our evening out would begin and end at Zander. I

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One of our favorites, they come through every time. People griping about poor value here should go to MickyD's. All entrees are priced the same -- $16. For gourmet fare at a chef-owned restaurant, that's a steal! Servers are fun and

3
★★★★★

One of our favorites, they come through every time. People griping about poor value here should go to MickyD's. All entrees are priced the same -- $16. For gourmet fare at a chef-owned restaurant, that's a steal! Servers are fun and

Pros: great food, fun servers, inexpensive

Cons: decor, parking, noise level

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I don't know what all this 9.2 is about, but my first experience at the supposedly famous Zander equated to no more than adequate. The onion and goat cheese tart was supposed to have carmelized onions, but they were barely more than limp.

3
★★★★★

I don't know what all this 9.2 is about, but my first experience at the supposedly famous Zander equated to no more than adequate. The onion and goat cheese tart was supposed to have carmelized onions, but they were barely more than limp.

Pros: Location, Wine List

Cons: Food

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My sis and I were there last night and it was delicious. We were greeted right away and didn't have to wait for a table. Crab cake appetizer was out of this world...both our entrees were perfect. Forget the small portion comments--I was

3
★★★★★

My sis and I were there last night and it was delicious. We were greeted right away and didn't have to wait for a table. Crab cake appetizer was out of this world...both our entrees were perfect. Forget the small portion comments--I was

Pros: Menu selection, Wine selection, Taste

 

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