Cave Vin

★★★★★
  • 5555 Xerxes Ave S

    Minneapolis, MN 55410

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  • 612-922-0100

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I understand this understated gem has been in our city over 8 years. Who knew? You wouldn't know from the outside but once inside my experience was superb. The best escargot I've had anywhere. The braised short ribs left me speechless.

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★★★★★

I understand this understated gem has been in our city over 8 years. Who knew? You wouldn't know from the outside but once inside my experience was superb. The best escargot I've had anywhere. The braised short ribs left me speechless.

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We had a 7:30 reservation for four but had to wait 20 minutes as the host seated a party ahead of us with no reservation. It took 1 1/2 hours to receive our meal. Waitress only checked in once. Salmon was perfectly cooked, scallops were

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We had a 7:30 reservation for four but had to wait 20 minutes as the host seated a party ahead of us with no reservation. It took 1 1/2 hours to receive our meal. Waitress only checked in once. Salmon was perfectly cooked, scallops were

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I found out about Cafe Vin via the Alliance Francaise monthly emails and went directly to the nicely laid out website. One of my close friends and I went and to say the least were very impressed. This quaint, candlelite, intimate place

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★★★★★

I found out about Cafe Vin via the Alliance Francaise monthly emails and went directly to the nicely laid out website. One of my close friends and I went and to say the least were very impressed. This quaint, candlelite, intimate place

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this is a great hidden gem. The waiter/waitress are amazing, half price bottle of wine on Monday and Tuesday and the food is to die for. By far one of e greatest restaurants in mpls. This is a must

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this is a great hidden gem. The waiter/waitress are amazing, half price bottle of wine on Monday and Tuesday and the food is to die for. By far one of e greatest restaurants in mpls. This is a must

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Fun and romantic dinner spot. Don't be fooled by its location next to a dry cleaners! This is a top-notch French restaurant. The chocolate mousse dessert is delicious and their frog legs are so tasty.

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★★★★☆

Fun and romantic dinner spot. Don't be fooled by its location next to a dry cleaners! This is a top-notch French restaurant. The chocolate mousse dessert is delicious and their frog legs are so tasty.

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This is my absolute favorite place to go to for a special occassion. The service and food are both out-of-this world. The menu is constantly changing with new and exciting french recipes that make you feel like you have stepped off the plane and are enjoying the quiet luxuries of french cuisine and atmoshere. It is a small restaurant that many do not know about; but if you have not been here, you HAVE to go!!!

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★★★★★

This is my absolute favorite place to go to for a special occassion. The service and food are both out-of-this world. The menu is constantly changing with new and exciting french recipes that make you feel like you have stepped off the plane and are enjoying the quiet luxuries of french cuisine and atmoshere. It is a small restaurant that many do not know about; but if you have not been here, you HAVE to go!!!

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We showed up and it didnt look like much from the outside. Remember, looks can be deceiving. It actually looks like a tiny hole in the wall place next to a dry cleaners, but the atmosphere, delicious food, and righteous prices make up for it. Never judge this book by the cover.

I ate mussels for the first time yesterday and they were absolutely delicious. Their steak reminded me of a mannys, mortons of chicago, jax, or capitol grill, but was about half the price. The staff were all very polite and were on top of making sure our glasses were kept full.

They will get my business anytime I am in the South Minneapolis/Edina area.

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★★★★★

We showed up and it didnt look like much from the outside. Remember, looks can be deceiving. It actually looks like a tiny hole in the wall place next to a dry cleaners, but the atmosphere, delicious food, and righteous prices make up for it. Never judge this book by the cover.

I ate mussels for the first time yesterday and they were absolutely delicious. Their steak reminded me of a mannys, mortons of chicago, jax, or capitol grill, but was about half the price. The staff were all very polite and were on top of making sure our glasses were kept full.

They will get my business anytime I am in the South Minneapolis/Edina area.

Pros: High quality everything

Cons: no scotch or hard liquor, only beer and wine

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Our experience at Cave Vin was amazing! We were greeted by a very friendly host who offered us each a glass of wine (on the house) while we waited for our table. The food was great! Would highly recommend!

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★★★★☆

Our experience at Cave Vin was amazing! We were greeted by a very friendly host who offered us each a glass of wine (on the house) while we waited for our table. The food was great! Would highly recommend!

Pros: Great service

Cons: limited number of tables

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Cave Vin is a small place you'd miss if you blinked while driving by on Xerxes. But I'm so glad we found it!This has been our special night out restaurant for years now. We go on my birthday/Valentine's day and our anniversary. (It's spendy for us, but we can usually leave spending no more than $60-100 for the evening.)Serving French cuisine, the food is always beautifully presented and delicious. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is warm, dimly lit, and relaxing. Just two rooms plus the kitchen, and I always find myself admiring the lighting fixtures. :) There's a good selection of wines. The menu is small, but per our last visit, I recommend the Steak Frites or the Rack of Lamb. Yum!

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Cave Vin is a small place you'd miss if you blinked while driving by on Xerxes. But I'm so glad we found it!This has been our special night out restaurant for years now. We go on my birthday/Valentine's day and our anniversary. (It's spendy for us, but we can usually leave spending no more than $60-100 for the evening.)Serving French cuisine, the food is always beautifully presented and delicious. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is warm, dimly lit, and relaxing. Just two rooms plus the kitchen, and I always find myself admiring the lighting fixtures. :) There's a good selection of wines. The menu is small, but per our last visit, I recommend the Steak Frites or the Rack of Lamb. Yum!

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I love, love, love Cave Vin! Their escargot are my favorite in town and not the same as everyone else (in the shell with butter and garlic). The escargot here are out of the shell in a garlic cream sauce that you soak up with wonderful French bread. Every entree I have tried has been wonderful and you can get champagne by the glass - yea! You would never know this is a former Kenny's - in fact, it might be a little too dark - it's basically candlelight only. It is a gem and I don't go there often enough!

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★★★★★

I love, love, love Cave Vin! Their escargot are my favorite in town and not the same as everyone else (in the shell with butter and garlic). The escargot here are out of the shell in a garlic cream sauce that you soak up with wonderful French bread. Every entree I have tried has been wonderful and you can get champagne by the glass - yea! You would never know this is a former Kenny's - in fact, it might be a little too dark - it's basically candlelight only. It is a gem and I don't go there often enough!

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If you go, ask to be seated in Elizabeth's section. She is top-notch, attentive, timely, courteous and knowlegeable. She is occasionally the hostess, but often the serves.
The salad is a bit over-priced but good. Entrees never fail to impress. The seafood is reliably wonderful, and the pork and steak options have never disappointed. We love the revolving menu with the staples, and the evening specials.

Desserts are incredible. If you LOVE chocolate, you must try the pots de creme.

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★★★☆☆

If you go, ask to be seated in Elizabeth's section. She is top-notch, attentive, timely, courteous and knowlegeable. She is occasionally the hostess, but often the serves.
The salad is a bit over-priced but good. Entrees never fail to impress. The seafood is reliably wonderful, and the pork and steak options have never disappointed. We love the revolving menu with the staples, and the evening specials.

Desserts are incredible. If you LOVE chocolate, you must try the pots de creme.

Pros: Great service, attention to detail, and highly knowledgeable servers and chefs.

Cons: Can be a bit pricey.

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Make sure Jeff is your waitron, he is super cool. Quite the dandy. He makes me happier than a schoolgirl in her new uniform. And the food is just as tasty!

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★★★★★

Make sure Jeff is your waitron, he is super cool. Quite the dandy. He makes me happier than a schoolgirl in her new uniform. And the food is just as tasty!

Pros: Jeff the waiter, Good soup, candle light

Cons: kitchen a bit slow

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Overall one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities, great filet, fresh fish, good wine list. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Overall one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities, great filet, fresh fish, good wine list. Highly recommended.

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My husband and me visited Cave Vin on a busy Saturday night. We were greeted by a kind hostess who sat us quickly and earlier than our reservation. We were delighted by our knowledgeable and friendly waitor named Josh who recommended a fantastic wine and gave his own experienced thoughts on the menu choices. We loved our steak tartare, frog legs, duck breast, trout, and desserts! Overall, I thought the food was terrific and the service was wonderful. I would recommend this candlelit restaurant to anyone wanting a nice night out in a fancy French manner. I've been to Paris and this was just as good and priced even better than the restaurants I remember there!

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★★★★★

My husband and me visited Cave Vin on a busy Saturday night. We were greeted by a kind hostess who sat us quickly and earlier than our reservation. We were delighted by our knowledgeable and friendly waitor named Josh who recommended a fantastic wine and gave his own experienced thoughts on the menu choices. We loved our steak tartare, frog legs, duck breast, trout, and desserts! Overall, I thought the food was terrific and the service was wonderful. I would recommend this candlelit restaurant to anyone wanting a nice night out in a fancy French manner. I've been to Paris and this was just as good and priced even better than the restaurants I remember there!

Pros: service, food, candlelit setting

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My wife and I had reservations at Cafe Vin for 6:45. When we arrived, we were told the wait would be 10 minutes (even though a number of open tables remained and we had reservations.)

The host was very rude and unprofessional. In the middle of our waiting (two other couple were waiting as well) he went out for a smoke break. He returned and proceeded to seat the next couple that walked through the door. When we asked why they were given a table before us we were told they had requested a specific table. Fine, except the host had no idea who we were or if we had checked in yet. We decided to leave and which point he said he now in fact had a table for us. Sure.

For better atmoshpere, better staff, and a better experience try Pierre's Bistro on 50th and Penn.

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My wife and I had reservations at Cafe Vin for 6:45. When we arrived, we were told the wait would be 10 minutes (even though a number of open tables remained and we had reservations.)

The host was very rude and unprofessional. In the middle of our waiting (two other couple were waiting as well) he went out for a smoke break. He returned and proceeded to seat the next couple that walked through the door. When we asked why they were given a table before us we were told they had requested a specific table. Fine, except the host had no idea who we were or if we had checked in yet. We decided to leave and which point he said he now in fact had a table for us. Sure.

For better atmoshpere, better staff, and a better experience try Pierre's Bistro on 50th and Penn.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: , Reservation policy, Atmosphere

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Have made 3 trips so far and plan on many more. Each trip has been with guests ranging in number from 2 - 10. Each trip my guest think I am a genius finding this hidden secret. If you enjoy French food and good wine, Cave Vin is a must.

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★★★★★

Have made 3 trips so far and plan on many more. Each trip has been with guests ranging in number from 2 - 10. Each trip my guest think I am a genius finding this hidden secret. If you enjoy French food and good wine, Cave Vin is a must.

Pros: Well trained staff, Broad entre selection, Dessert to die for

Cons: Parking

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I was pleasantly surprised by Cave Vin. It's a small space, but that only adds to its charm. It has a very intimate setting with beautiful recessed lighting and candlelight illuminating every table. The wait staff is very attentive and personable. The owner even stopped by to say hello. It is very obvious that he takes a lot of pride in his restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. The mussells and cheese plate that I sampled were just right, as were the sea scallops and wine. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially for those on a date looking for an intimate setting.

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★★★★★

I was pleasantly surprised by Cave Vin. It's a small space, but that only adds to its charm. It has a very intimate setting with beautiful recessed lighting and candlelight illuminating every table. The wait staff is very attentive and personable. The owner even stopped by to say hello. It is very obvious that he takes a lot of pride in his restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. The mussells and cheese plate that I sampled were just right, as were the sea scallops and wine. I highly recommend this restaurant, especially for those on a date looking for an intimate setting.

Pros: ambience, parking, food

 

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