Travel For Two
Cozy Up to These Charming Twin Cities Area Eateries
Delicious dining is a treat all year round, but a comforting meal, a warm environment and friendly service is especially alluring during the fall season. Just as the leaves begin to change, so do seasonal menus, local ingredients, signature beverages and more. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite Twin Cities area hotspots, ready to welcome you with warm smiles and even warmer fare.
Porter Creek Hardwood Grill, Burnsville
is the perfect place for a warm and cozy evening during the winter months or a pleasant summer’s evening at the outdoor bar and patio (seasonal). Enjoy a contemporary American menu with California and Mediterranean influences like Mahi Mahi with quinoa or the Mesa Burger – which is topped with guacamole and chipotle aioli. The wine menu offers a wide variety of over 80 bottles, ranging from local, Midwest favorites to Spanish and Italian blends.
Lakeville Brewing Company, Lakeville
Lakeville Brewing Co is a locally owned and operated brewpub in Lakeville, Minn. The beer brewed on site is truly local, only available for purchase at the brewpub or in 750 mL crowlers (one-time use pop top cans). Guests can also enjoy a full bar and wine list. It’s a place where families can enjoy a casual meal, a group of friends can come for a fun night out or anyone can just stop in for some excellent food paired with fresh craft beer and cider.
Chianti Grill, Roseville
Chianti Grill is known for their amazing Italian menu. On Sunday they take their menu to the next level with a brunch buffet. The buffet includes a variety of their homemade pastas, fresh fruit, pastries, an omelet bar and more traditional breakfast items.
Casper’s Cherokee, Eagan
Join the neighborhood “regulars” for great steaks, seafood, spirits and daily specials. More than 40 years in the restaurant business has taught Casper’s how to treat families, couples and large hungry parties in a hurry. Whether you’re enjoying a casual dinner in the restaurant or stopping by the Sportsbarn for happy hour, you’ll be glad you came.
Mississippi Pub, Inver Grove Heights
Mississippi Pub is a bar and restaurant located on the beautiful and scenic Mississippi River. Relax with a drink and enjoy the two-tier outdoor patio and an all-glass indoor enclosure with a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River’s main channel. You can sit in peace and enjoy a delicious meal all while taking in the beautiful sights.
Claddagh Irish Pub, Maple Grove
If a trip to Ireland is on your bucket list, there is a charming, unique spot in Maple Grove to satisfy the yearning for bagpipes, Guinness beer and shepherd’s pie. As you step into Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, it’s as if you’re transported to Ireland with gracious hospitality, traditional Irish meals and people gathering in a cozy and intimate setting.
Best of India, St. Louis Park
Best of India is a fine Indian restaurant serving a selection of classic dishes, as well as their own creations, with varying spice levels. Their skilled chefs make each dish individually and they will happily make your dishes the way you prefer them, from mild to extra-hot. Your taste buds will be delighted!