View Restaurant & Bar

★★★★☆
  • 2730 W Lake St 1

    Minneapolis, MN 55416

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  • 612-920-5000

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This place has an attitude problem. The hosts and bartenders make you feel like you are a hassle. I got an idea, do your damn job and don't roll your eyes at customers. This place should go out of business shortly with the way things are going, and i wont miss it. I'd like to give it 0 stars, but 1 seems to be as low as I can go.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place has an attitude problem. The hosts and bartenders make you feel like you are a hassle. I got an idea, do your damn job and don't roll your eyes at customers. This place should go out of business shortly with the way things are going, and i wont miss it. I'd like to give it 0 stars, but 1 seems to be as low as I can go.

Pros: Patio

Cons: Horrible Service, Horrible Service, & Horrible Service

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I normally don't leave reviews, but just had brunch and had such awful service I wanted to let other people know. Showed up for brunch and took us forever to get menus, forever for our order to be taken, then the waiter forgot my coffee and didn't show back up for 10 minutes to be reminded, and when he brought the food he let me sit for 10 more minutes before coming back and realizing that I didn't have any silverware. When my friend produced a gift certificate he gave us attitude. At this point we started giving attitude back, and he called us "dicks." The food is mediocre, the location is difficult, and with service like this, there's no reason to go to The View. Especially if you get the asian guy waiter. I am never going back, there are too many other good restaurants in uptown.

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★☆☆☆☆

I normally don't leave reviews, but just had brunch and had such awful service I wanted to let other people know. Showed up for brunch and took us forever to get menus, forever for our order to be taken, then the waiter forgot my coffee and didn't show back up for 10 minutes to be reminded, and when he brought the food he let me sit for 10 more minutes before coming back and realizing that I didn't have any silverware. When my friend produced a gift certificate he gave us attitude. At this point we started giving attitude back, and he called us "dicks." The food is mediocre, the location is difficult, and with service like this, there's no reason to go to The View. Especially if you get the asian guy waiter. I am never going back, there are too many other good restaurants in uptown.

Pros: None

Cons: Service Service Service

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Nice decor, great employees, fabulous food. The Steak Salad is to-die-for. The always-watchful management ensures you're being taken care of. The service is casual and friendly, personal. A great place to relax after work.

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★★★★★

Nice decor, great employees, fabulous food. The Steak Salad is to-die-for. The always-watchful management ensures you're being taken care of. The service is casual and friendly, personal. A great place to relax after work.

Pros: Friendly employees, disciplined operation

Cons: Can be a little loud for quiet conversation

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I went to this bar during Happy hour and they had great specials! I really liked their selection of food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. I got a type of fruit salad and it wasn't too sweet, it was just right. I went there in the winter and am looking forward to it for the summer because it has a great view of the lake!

5
★★★★★

I went to this bar during Happy hour and they had great specials! I really liked their selection of food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. I got a type of fruit salad and it wasn't too sweet, it was just right. I went there in the winter and am looking forward to it for the summer because it has a great view of the lake!

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I'm surprised to find so many positive review about View. My husband and I went for the first time yesterday for Sunday brunch and couldn't be more disappointed in a restaurant that looks nice and has a great location. I ordered the crab eggs benie and all I could taste was red peppers. My husband had a dried out omelet. I suppose I'm not surprised- there no line to get in for popular Sunday brunch and the manager was sitting on the stairs in the main dining area talking on his cell phone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm surprised to find so many positive review about View. My husband and I went for the first time yesterday for Sunday brunch and couldn't be more disappointed in a restaurant that looks nice and has a great location. I ordered the crab eggs benie and all I could taste was red peppers. My husband had a dried out omelet. I suppose I'm not surprised- there no line to get in for popular Sunday brunch and the manager was sitting on the stairs in the main dining area talking on his cell phone.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Bad food and quiet during brunch

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I had my birthday at the View recently and it was an amazing experience. Thank you so much to everybody who work at the View. Everything was perfect. Our waitress was the greatest, I really want to thank her for turning my birthday party in to a great night. THANK YOU!!

2
★★★★★

I had my birthday at the View recently and it was an amazing experience. Thank you so much to everybody who work at the View. Everything was perfect. Our waitress was the greatest, I really want to thank her for turning my birthday party in to a great night. THANK YOU!!

Pros: atmosphere, Free Valet, service

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I've never had full on dinner at View, but it's the perfect happy hour spot! Also great for business meetings. They have great specials on appetizers and drinks, which can easily become a meal. I also love that their offer half sized salads. The spinach and fruit salad is AMAZING! Not overly fruity and the perfect vinaigrette to top it off. That with a glass of wine for under $10?! Excellent weeknight dining spot!

Ambience is great and parking is surprisingly easy as well.

2
★★★★☆

I've never had full on dinner at View, but it's the perfect happy hour spot! Also great for business meetings. They have great specials on appetizers and drinks, which can easily become a meal. I also love that their offer half sized salads. The spinach and fruit salad is AMAZING! Not overly fruity and the perfect vinaigrette to top it off. That with a glass of wine for under $10?! Excellent weeknight dining spot!

Ambience is great and parking is surprisingly easy as well.

Pros: great HH specials, upscale ambience, prompt weeknight seating

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we went to view for a weekend brunch get together on saturday. there were 6 of us and we had their brunch. i have to say it was so nice to find a different place to go for brunch on weekends. our server was so sweet. great food, and amazing service. thanks

2
★★★★★

we went to view for a weekend brunch get together on saturday. there were 6 of us and we had their brunch. i have to say it was so nice to find a different place to go for brunch on weekends. our server was so sweet. great food, and amazing service. thanks

Pros: great food, and service

Cons: not the best for kids

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I read the reviews for VIEW and decided to book my birthday party there. We stopped in the bar to have a cocktail before dinner and the server was SO INTENSE! he barely stayed at our table long enough to take our order. he was very loud and pretty rude. we could see him spending lots of time at other tables, but could barely order a drink for us.
We moved into the dinner area where we had a table reserved for 15- they put 11 of us at one table and 4 at another table- i didnt want my guests sitting away from us- so i had the server rearrange the tables. we had 1 server for all of us and she was pretty quiet and a little stand-off.
The food was great and i would certainly recommend the food, but the service was just below par. The host/owner at the front door was the nicest man i've ever met- but the servers we encountered were nothing of anything wonderful.
i wouldnt recommend VIEW for large parties and i would recommend VIEW take a look at their staff and train them how to be more pesonal and more friendly to the guests.

1
★★★☆☆

I read the reviews for VIEW and decided to book my birthday party there. We stopped in the bar to have a cocktail before dinner and the server was SO INTENSE! he barely stayed at our table long enough to take our order. he was very loud and pretty rude. we could see him spending lots of time at other tables, but could barely order a drink for us.
We moved into the dinner area where we had a table reserved for 15- they put 11 of us at one table and 4 at another table- i didnt want my guests sitting away from us- so i had the server rearrange the tables. we had 1 server for all of us and she was pretty quiet and a little stand-off.
The food was great and i would certainly recommend the food, but the service was just below par. The host/owner at the front door was the nicest man i've ever met- but the servers we encountered were nothing of anything wonderful.
i wouldnt recommend VIEW for large parties and i would recommend VIEW take a look at their staff and train them how to be more pesonal and more friendly to the guests.

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i had reservation for my birthday dinner with a few friends last friday night. our server nicholas was great. very friendly and helpful. we had the calamari, and stuffed mushrooms for appetizers, both very tasty. i had filet and my girlfriend had the tuna entree, i also tried a bite of my friend's pork tenderloin and i was pleasantly surprsied with the food quality. thanks for a good experience.

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★★★★★

i had reservation for my birthday dinner with a few friends last friday night. our server nicholas was great. very friendly and helpful. we had the calamari, and stuffed mushrooms for appetizers, both very tasty. i had filet and my girlfriend had the tuna entree, i also tried a bite of my friend's pork tenderloin and i was pleasantly surprsied with the food quality. thanks for a good experience.

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: none

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I went there with a group of friends for my birthday and was disppointed. The appetizers were great, but the entrees were quite bad. We had to get some food taken off our bill because it was so gross. We also were seated in the bar and it was so noisy we couldn't hear each other and they didn't tell us ahead of the time that we would be in the bar. The restaurant was beautful and parking was free, other than happy hour I would not go back.

1
★★★☆☆

I went there with a group of friends for my birthday and was disppointed. The appetizers were great, but the entrees were quite bad. We had to get some food taken off our bill because it was so gross. We also were seated in the bar and it was so noisy we couldn't hear each other and they didn't tell us ahead of the time that we would be in the bar. The restaurant was beautful and parking was free, other than happy hour I would not go back.

Pros: Service

Cons: Food

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My fiance and I went for brunch. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Food was also delicious! I liked the contemporary look to the place and also the atmosphere. I'll be celebrating a birthday there so I'm looking forward to going back w/friends! Good place to stop in for a bite if you've been strolling around the Uptown/Lake area.

2
★★★★★

My fiance and I went for brunch. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Food was also delicious! I liked the contemporary look to the place and also the atmosphere. I'll be celebrating a birthday there so I'm looking forward to going back w/friends! Good place to stop in for a bite if you've been strolling around the Uptown/Lake area.

Pros: Modern & Quaint Bar/Restaurant, Service

Cons: none

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a group of us went there for dinner. we sat at in the dining room which was beautiful and a more calm than the bar area as expected! our server brian was very friendly and helpful. we started off with the calamari, mushrooms, and view fries for appetizers. the mushrooms and the calamari were outstanding. i had the fish special which was great, the server also recommended the pork tenderloin and the ahi tuna, which other people in our group ordered. they loved their meal as well. the stand out of the evening was the tomato avocado and mozzarella salad and the cheesecake, they were both the best i have ever had :) we will definitely go back.

2
★★★★★

a group of us went there for dinner. we sat at in the dining room which was beautiful and a more calm than the bar area as expected! our server brian was very friendly and helpful. we started off with the calamari, mushrooms, and view fries for appetizers. the mushrooms and the calamari were outstanding. i had the fish special which was great, the server also recommended the pork tenderloin and the ahi tuna, which other people in our group ordered. they loved their meal as well. the stand out of the evening was the tomato avocado and mozzarella salad and the cheesecake, they were both the best i have ever had :) we will definitely go back.

Pros: food, service and ambience

Cons: parking, but had valet

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Thanks View, My date and I really enjoyed the friday night snow storm at the view .Donald was just great. the calamari is my new favorite and my date loved the tomato,avocado, and mozzerlla was fabulos
the brasied short ribs and the fetticine with your new homemade pasta really nice. Then room for dessert chocolate dreams. Oh yea, thanks for the parking token. see you sooner then the snow.

2
★★★★★

Thanks View, My date and I really enjoyed the friday night snow storm at the view .Donald was just great. the calamari is my new favorite and my date loved the tomato,avocado, and mozzerlla was fabulos
the brasied short ribs and the fetticine with your new homemade pasta really nice. Then room for dessert chocolate dreams. Oh yea, thanks for the parking token. see you sooner then the snow.

Pros: food, service, inside free parking

Cons: a little dark

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Don't go for the food... very bland and mediodre compared to most restaurants in the Uptown Circuit. The ambiance is a big improvement from Dixies and the Patio looks nice, however a little too much traffic noise for me. I would maybe go back for a drink or something, but definitely not if I have an appetite.

1
★★★☆☆

Don't go for the food... very bland and mediodre compared to most restaurants in the Uptown Circuit. The ambiance is a big improvement from Dixies and the Patio looks nice, however a little too much traffic noise for me. I would maybe go back for a drink or something, but definitely not if I have an appetite.

Pros: patio, atmoshpere

Cons: food, parking, traffic

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I came to dinner here with my boyfriend and thought this place was just okay. The atmosphere was very pretty, but the food was not good at all. I would ONLY go here for drinks and that is it. I ordered a pasta dish that tasted similar to my $1.20 box of Pasta Roni I made two nights earlier. I would go back, but don't bother ordering any food here.

1
★★★☆☆

I came to dinner here with my boyfriend and thought this place was just okay. The atmosphere was very pretty, but the food was not good at all. I would ONLY go here for drinks and that is it. I ordered a pasta dish that tasted similar to my $1.20 box of Pasta Roni I made two nights earlier. I would go back, but don't bother ordering any food here.

Pros: The decor

Cons: Arrogant server and food

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Went out to try this place for happy hour. Friendliest bartender I have ever met! He recommended wines, and even gave a taste-test to my date.
The wine was excellent, really cheap, and the food was great too. Try the fries, trust me!
Great view of the lake, and outside seating in warm weather. The decor and atmosphere is really great, Asian inspired, with warm colors that make you want to stay a while. Overall, great experience!

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★★★★★

Went out to try this place for happy hour. Friendliest bartender I have ever met! He recommended wines, and even gave a taste-test to my date.
The wine was excellent, really cheap, and the food was great too. Try the fries, trust me!
Great view of the lake, and outside seating in warm weather. The decor and atmosphere is really great, Asian inspired, with warm colors that make you want to stay a while. Overall, great experience!

Pros: great wine, great service, great food

Cons: don't sit by the door in the winter. BRRR!

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I was a little intimidated by this place before we went but I ended up having a great time. Some nights there is a huge wait to get out on the patio but its worth it. We went on a Sunday night and were seated immediately. The prices weren't as bad as I envisioned them being especially if you're just going to have a laidback evening. The service was average but its definitely worth trying!

1
★★★☆☆

I was a little intimidated by this place before we went but I ended up having a great time. Some nights there is a huge wait to get out on the patio but its worth it. We went on a Sunday night and were seated immediately. The prices weren't as bad as I envisioned them being especially if you're just going to have a laidback evening. The service was average but its definitely worth trying!

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We had a group of 7 people on a Wed. night and received great service. Appetizers were very tasty. Drinks were overpriced, but our pal having a birthday was given a complimentary martini. I had the fish of the day and really enjoyed it - sea bass with an olive, tomato and caper salsa. Others in the group stuck to burgers and were less impressed - said they were good, but nothing special.
The ambience inside is cool, but we were very disappointed that the beautiful deck was closed, just because there was rain earlier in the day.
Also, the $2 parking at the Calhoun Beach Club ramp is a great bonus.
I would recommend the View....and hopefully with time it will get even better.

2
★★★★☆

We had a group of 7 people on a Wed. night and received great service. Appetizers were very tasty. Drinks were overpriced, but our pal having a birthday was given a complimentary martini. I had the fish of the day and really enjoyed it - sea bass with an olive, tomato and caper salsa. Others in the group stuck to burgers and were less impressed - said they were good, but nothing special.
The ambience inside is cool, but we were very disappointed that the beautiful deck was closed, just because there was rain earlier in the day.
Also, the $2 parking at the Calhoun Beach Club ramp is a great bonus.
I would recommend the View....and hopefully with time it will get even better.

Pros: Service, atmosphere, parking

Cons: Deck closed sometimes, average burgers

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The noise level in here is deafening, maybe its the annoying crowd or the acoustics of the place. Has potential but some things need to be sorted out. Very uncomfortable when I visited, its like each person trying to undo the other shouting/loud wise.

1
★★★☆☆

The noise level in here is deafening, maybe its the annoying crowd or the acoustics of the place. Has potential but some things need to be sorted out. Very uncomfortable when I visited, its like each person trying to undo the other shouting/loud wise.

Pros: Location, valet, darkly lit

Cons: noise, aloof waiters, confused DJs

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I had reservations for a small group very early in the night, 4:00pm to celebrate a special occaison. I had a handicapped family member present and asked to please avoid stairs. The hostess was very aloof, telling me she could not accomodate that and basically said that View was not that type of place. She said this in front of my family member. Also, a member of the group received the wrong entree and the person who brought it out said "it would take a long time to make the right meal." No apologies. We mentioned it to the server and he did nothing about it. We chose to drop it since we were celebrating. Beautiful place and great food but service was lacking.

2
★★★★☆

I had reservations for a small group very early in the night, 4:00pm to celebrate a special occaison. I had a handicapped family member present and asked to please avoid stairs. The hostess was very aloof, telling me she could not accomodate that and basically said that View was not that type of place. She said this in front of my family member. Also, a member of the group received the wrong entree and the person who brought it out said "it would take a long time to make the right meal." No apologies. We mentioned it to the server and he did nothing about it. We chose to drop it since we were celebrating. Beautiful place and great food but service was lacking.

Pros: Inexpensive, View, Ambience

Cons: Service, Parking, Not handicap friendly

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View resturant and lounge is the first resturant in Minneapolis that makes you feel like you're in New York. Beautiful atmosphere however not a stuffy place...it's casual to dressy so wear what you feel. The scene is beautiful young professionals to lake neighbors. Food is amazing and healthy! Love the spinach/sundried tomato stuffed turkey burger and it comes with the option of fries OR fresh veggies...makes that run around the lake not a waste of your time. The weekends ARE HOT at this joint and the DJ rocks this place...don't miss it.

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★★★★★

View resturant and lounge is the first resturant in Minneapolis that makes you feel like you're in New York. Beautiful atmosphere however not a stuffy place...it's casual to dressy so wear what you feel. The scene is beautiful young professionals to lake neighbors. Food is amazing and healthy! Love the spinach/sundried tomato stuffed turkey burger and it comes with the option of fries OR fresh veggies...makes that run around the lake not a waste of your time. The weekends ARE HOT at this joint and the DJ rocks this place...don't miss it.

Pros: Cheap Valet Parking, Great inexpensive foo, Awesome atmosphere

Cons: can get crowded

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great service, ambience and food. what a great addtion to the neighborhood.

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★★★★★

great service, ambience and food. what a great addtion to the neighborhood.

Pros: ambience, food, service

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We went to View for the first time last weekend. Went there for dinner and drinks, I had the pork tenderloin as recommended by a friend... definitely worth it. The prices of the food and drinks was very reasonable in my opinion... so much so that it may become my regular "Uptown hangout"... Sorry Chino! Valet was VERY AFFORDABLE (3 bucks)... I hope other establishments take note. And the view is unbelievable! ;) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE VIEW! Will visit this weekend for Brunch and let you all know how I fair...

2
★★★★★

We went to View for the first time last weekend. Went there for dinner and drinks, I had the pork tenderloin as recommended by a friend... definitely worth it. The prices of the food and drinks was very reasonable in my opinion... so much so that it may become my regular "Uptown hangout"... Sorry Chino! Valet was VERY AFFORDABLE (3 bucks)... I hope other establishments take note. And the view is unbelievable! ;) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE VIEW! Will visit this weekend for Brunch and let you all know how I fair...

Pros: Inexpensive, Valet, Incredible Views

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I made reservations for a group of 6, we arrived early and the table was ready. Excellent food and reasonable prices, except on one item. We ordered the Appetizer Sampler which was $39, assuming that should be enough for 6 people, it's really more appropriate for 2 or 3, so that item was over priced, other than that, everything was perfect.

2
★★★★★

I made reservations for a group of 6, we arrived early and the table was ready. Excellent food and reasonable prices, except on one item. We ordered the Appetizer Sampler which was $39, assuming that should be enough for 6 people, it's really more appropriate for 2 or 3, so that item was over priced, other than that, everything was perfect.

Pros: service, atmosphere, menu selection

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my visit to view was awsome, great food, wonderful service and the ambience is unbelievable.

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★★★★★

my visit to view was awsome, great food, wonderful service and the ambience is unbelievable.

Pros: quality, service, ambience

 

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