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The Butcher's Tale, Minneapolis, MN

The Butcher's Tale

4.8
4.8
434 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Butchers Tale presents a fresh approach to the culinary world of artisanal meats brining back favorites and introducing new tangy, melt-in-your-mouth options including double-cut pork chops, smoked beef long rib, grilled oysters and other extensive seafood offerings.

The Butchers Tale has every mood, taste, budget, and craving covered, from specialty meats and steaks like Wagyu and prime steaks in our main dining room; to juicy burgers, fried chicken and handmade brats on our award-winning patio and beer garden. The Butchers Tale has everything needed to spend memorable time with family, friends and neighbors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 236-4075

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Botcher

  • Private party facilities

    The Butcher's Tale has 3 unique Private event spaces to choose from. Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Cross street

    S 12th Street

  • Parking details

    Valet availableStreet metered parkingPublic Garage (Pay)

  • Public transit

    Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro Transit Light Rail (Hiawatha Line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 434 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    American

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Overall

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Fit for Foodies

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Notable Wine List

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    American

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  1. DY

    DellaY

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and great service! I would go again and recommend it!
  2. JN

    JulianN

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork chop is out of this world good.
  3. S

    Smkmshops

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We ordered a couple favorites from previous visits and a couple new things. Everything was delicious. My only complaint was that the pork belly with the scallops was really tough; usually it’s extremely tender. (I didn’t raise a concern with the waitstaff and I didn’t really want more of it and I’m sure they would’ve replaced it.) The drinks were also on point and service was good.
  4. S

    Smith

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. And I have had a lot. The food and service were as good as it gets. I can not say enough about how good this was. If you are in MN, go this this restaurant.
  5. CS

    CeceliaS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great choice for our business dinner. Atmosphere was amazing along with the service and food. Huge portions - would recommend sharing - sausage platter was great appetizer. Definitely a great find and would recommend to anyone.
  6. BA

    BobA

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, delicious food, lively venue. Wonderful meal!
  7. HW

    HaleyW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with great menu recommendations. The food was absolutely incredible! Beef long rib, Mac and cheese and Brussels sprouts and garden salad were all great sides! Old fashioned and the spritzer mock tail were both smooth, refreshing and great! Was a great way to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary and we can’t wait to be back.
  8. SD

    StevenD

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional night out! Great food with a superb staff to walk us through the menu. We need to get back to try the beer garden
  9. M

    Mike

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, but it felt a bit more expensive than I would have liked it to be considering what we got.
  10. JD

    JDinGR

    Grand Rapids

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice selection of sausages as starters. Never seen that before. Tasty! Good selection of draft beers, including some local ones. Service was good. Would definitely go back.
  11. TC

    TCDiner

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the upper restaurant area (lower is the beer garden with a more casual menu - looks fun!) The outdoor area is an oasis that transports you to mini vacation getaway. Staff was great. Special shout out: double cut smoked chop was as good as any I've ever had (worth the visit!). All else was great, well prepared, delicious. A great night. Next visit - The Beer Garden.
  12. b

    bubba3

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food from appetizers to desert. Great cocktails, wine beer and scotch/ whiskey selection! Steaks were prepared as desired. Good side dish selectio- western toast and fried green tomatoes e.g.
  13. AF

    AmyF

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our group of five ordered the salmon, halibut special, hangar steak, smoked prime rib and a Wagyu filet. All were fantastic although portions are a bit small for the price. Also the 2 sausage appetizers were surprisingly good. Was not expecting them to be so flavorful.
  14. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I loved the scallops, but the burnt pork belly portion was not awesome. As usual, the food was very good.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar tenders were awesome. Would go back again!
  16. P

    Peggys

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good. It was a little warm but overall we had a good meal.
  17. N

    Natasha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The buffet selection was great. I will return for dinner.
  18. JM

    JackM

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Conclusion: this is a meat place not a fish place. Prices slightly high.
  19. S

    Simmonds4

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first time there, had a great experience!!
  20. T

    Topper

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time getting back after the name change/new ownership. Everything was delicious, service was very good!
  21. T

    patrickT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Smoked oysters were one of the best things I've ever had. Beef long rib was awesome but expensive.
  22. DP

    DeePee

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Generous portions, great food, great service. What more is there to say?!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. Expensive but absolutely worth it for special occasions.
  24. J

    Jefferson

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    A bad experience. The table was one of those tiny bench/chair along the wall types that made us sit too close to other people, with one of us sitting with the restaurant to our back staring at a wall, even though there was room elsewhere. As one of the first 5pm reservations, we could have at least been offered a four place table to make room for plates and those giant menus (the couple next to us were given that option). When we made the reservations, we told them it was our anniversary and that a nice table would be preferred. So we got the worst one. Then, apparently Butcher's Tale doesn't have a party room so we had to put up with a LOUD LARGE group where we had to yell to hear ourselves and their waiter also had to scream to take orders. Then our salad never came, and we had to grab someone who had delivered our entrees to ask what happened and THEN the waiter was made aware and apologized but to what effect? Expensive food (801 Chophouse does everything much better and at similar prices), bad atmosphere, and the volume was not "energetic"--it was irritatingly LOUD. We wished we had a booth in the bar, where it was quieter and more intimate and we wouldn't have to yell to talk. Won't ever be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great until we received the check and there was a 5% surcharge on the
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal! Beef tenderloin steak was amazing as was the smoked pork and cheddar sausage and various sides.
  27. PB

    PamelaB

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    He had a great meal of the sampler platter, side of mushrooms and dessert. Service was prompt and happy to see not that many changes to the interior from former restaurant . The noise level however seemed loud in comparison to the number of people that were there. That was the only, but pretty substantial, distraction of the night.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Always the go to restaurant!
  29. SC

    StevenC

    Des Moines

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service … had a very good ribeye steak … such a great experience!!
  30. DJ

    DowntownJoeBrown

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beef Rib...that's literally all you need to know. Get it, enjoy it, love it!
  31. B

    Blades

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In a word “Fantastic” Food was awesome. The BEST ribeye I have had … ever . Tender, not typical amounts of fat on a normal ribeye. Perfectly done and flavor was out of this world . Sausage appetizer was a perfect compliment to the main course. My wife had the Iowa ribs and were great… sauces for the rbis, fries and sausage were a perfect accompaniment to each course. Our server, Tiffany was wonderful… attentive at every moment but never felt like she was “watching” us. Desert, Bananas Foster, we’re out of this world … went great with the Espresso and Bourbon flight. A must go to restaurant… AWESOME
  32. I

    Iowa

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cole our server was fantastic! All of the staff were great and the food was wonderful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and drink
  34. MF

    MarkF

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Best meal I have had in a very long time.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the bartenders were wonderful and kitchen staff did an awesome job! Thanks to Tim for taking special care of us!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent quality food and drink - but the service was also impeccable. Very knowledgeable, engaging, and delightful wait staff and bar tenders.
  37. A

    Annie

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful environment, long wait but totally worth it! Bartender was excellent, waiter was excellent, food was SUPERB! Highly recommend.
  38. S

    Sarah

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    We were seated 57 minutes after the start of our reservation.
  39. J

    Jackie

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious! Noise level a little high and seating a little close, but overall great place! Will request outside perimeter next time.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food was all to perfection. The single rib, smoked oysters, fries, and amazing chocolate tower! The pistachio bites were refreshingly light. We will be back again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Butcher's Tale is rated 4.8 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for The Butcher's Tale

1121 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S 12th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet availableStreet metered parkingPublic Garage (Pay)

  • Public transit

    Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue Station Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metro Transit Light Rail (Hiawatha Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Botcher

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 236-4075

  • Private party facilities

    The Butcher's Tale has 3 unique Private event spaces to choose from. Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

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