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The Butcher's Tale, Minneapolis, MN

The Butcher's Tale

4.9
4.9
835 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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, Wagyu beef, double-cut smoked 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. We also feature 3 great private dining and event spaces that accommodate groups from 8 people up to 120.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 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

Experiences

  • 4 Roses Bourbon Dinner

    $165.00 per person

    Mar 16, 2024 only
    4 Roses Bourbon Dinner with Abby Martinie, Brand Ambassador & Mixologist for 4 Roses Bourbons. A three course meal with bourbon and cocktail pairings, menu created by Executive Chef Ben Weiss and General Manager Jacob Rains. Doors open with greeting cocktail at 6:00pm. Seating and dinner starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $165.00 per person, NOT including tax or gratuity.

What 835 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Steakhouse

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Overall

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Ambiance

835 Reviews
  1. NoLimits

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server & support staff was attentive, offered ideas, explained choices. Serving time was reasonable for how busy. Food was cooked perfectly.

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  2. MarkF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid food. Great ambiance. Fantastic service. Amazing bar menu (huge lit of Scotch, Bourbon, Whiskey). The dessert (Cheesecake Funk) was the best I've ever had!

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  3. KatieP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You have to get the peanut butter stuffed jalapeños as an appetizer! I was nervous to try them but they were DELISH! Great food, great service! Wonderful date night

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  4. bosstone75

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I had a great date night here! The waitress was exceptional. Attentive, relaxed and fun to engage with. Overall the food was excellent! The only thing I wished I didn't order was the Texas Toast. Not very flavorful and a bit of a disappointment. The tenderloin was excellent. The salmon was excellent and the truffle fries were excellent. Thanks for a great night!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating at Butcher’s Tale and will be sure to go again when we visit Minneapolis! I would say the food was one of the Best meals I’ve ever eaten and my husband and I eat out every weekend. We were celebrating our Anniversary and were so happy our choose did not disappoint. We chose to sit at the bar and Kevin really made our experience the best it could be. Everything he suggested was amazing. We had the lobster and crab cake, wedge salad, filet and longhorn. I cannot say enough that this was the best meal I’ve ever had! The prices are high but well worth what you get. They really have set the bar in my opinion! The only downside of our experience is that we couldn’t stay longer and have dessert. We were on a tight schedule to make A show and will be sure next time around we allow more time. Thanks again Kevin for such a memorable experience!

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  6. JesseW

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress Tiffany was great. The selection of food & drinks were also great. Highly recommend.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Date night with my hunny. Food was so so good and massive portions (we love having leftovers for home). Drink menu was great. I had a wonderful red blend. And the best espresso martinis! Service was outstanding! Thanks Tiffany!

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  8. MaryM

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food every time we go! Highly recommend the long rib and the scallops!

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  9. BethH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is absolutely delicious! Our service was impeccable. We really enjoyed our night there!

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  10. JaneR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner for a family dinner. The food was fantastic. The ambiance in warm, comfortable, and casual. No real complaints about the service. The menu is pricey.

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  11. Soter

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve loved this place for a long time and felt ambitious about trying to squeeze it in before a Timberwolves game. Service was amazing, fast but no shortcuts, and food as always was stellar.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Amsterdam

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to the Butcher’s Tale before and it is one of my partner’s favorite restaurants. Our waitress was wonderful and very attentive. The wait staff always has great and thoughtful recommendations. We will be back again for sure. You will not be disappointed with your food!

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  13. AngelS

    Minneapolis

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the Tequila with a Twist dinner in the more intimate basement area. Cocktails were delicious by themselves as well as with the course pairings. It was fun to have an introduction to the different tequila offerings by one brand, allowing one to see, smell, and taste the differences. The dessert & beverage combo needs to be on the restaurant's main menu!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallops, sea bass and tenderloin were all perfectly prepared and delicious. The antelope sausage appetizer was very flavorful. We had a wonderful meal with excellent service. Highly recommend! The price point ranges is $150-$200 per person for cocktails, appetizer, entree and dessert.

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  15. smruoho

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the best food!! Have to have a sausage when you're there!!

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  16. pianophile

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb food, and service. We've been here many times, over its various incarnations, and food and service have always been above expectations.

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  17. MeredithHE

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was out first time visiting Butcher's Tale. We had been to this location when it was Butcher & The Boar and were happy to see some old favorites on the menu. I enjoyed a Filet Oscar, a special for the evening and it was delicious. We also shared the brussel sprouts and broccolini. Both vegetable selections were amazing! My husband was trying to decide between the long rib and wagu. The picture of the wagu on the online menu made the wagu look like a nice piece of meat and our waiter highly recommended it. When it came, it was the size of my hand. I am a 5ft woman if that gives you an ideas of how small my hands are. My husband was extremely disappointed in the size and overall flavor given it was $120 for the waygu. Not sure if the waiter was new and did not know his product or was trying to upsell my husband. Slightly disappointing since a similar size of meat at other restaurants would be more flavorful & not as large of a price tag. If we go back, he will for sure try something else.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing and although the restaurant was very busy we were able to enjoy easy conversation.

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  19. JenniferH

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ahhhhhmazing food! We celebrated my daughter’s 30th birthday here! I ordered the scallop dish and it was the best scallop dish I’ve ever had! Everyone loved what they ordered. The pork chop -excellent, flank steak- excellent, sea bass- excellent……Expensive, but a great special occasion restaurant!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Took our close friends for new year eve. Absolutely amazing. Their cuts are delicious.

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  21. Carnivore

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always, we liked the new additions (salads) and the changes to the sides. Please bring back the broccolini for the pork and cheddar sausage :)

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around - great service, great food!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful meal for both of us, knowledgeable and competent service, couldn’t recommend more.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a reservation for 8, we got there 10 minutes early and got seated in the bar area. Was expecting to be seated in the main dining area based on having week old reservations. Food was great and service was amazing. Had the mushrooms as a side and they were a bit to salty.

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  25. HappyDiner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic and the bartenders were super busy, but completely on top of it! As busy as it was, everything came out quickly!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    SteakOscar was excellent, our server was nice and offered some great suggestions, banana bread old fashioned was delicious.

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  27. EeklipzM

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place. Worth the visit for sure check it out

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  28. ElenaS

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious and server delightful! A wonderful post theatre dinner!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The smell is fantastic and almost as good as the food. Make sure to try the delicious sausage.

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  30. Kathy

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at the bar and the bartender was fabulous. Sorry didn’t get his name but the common word for the night was absolutely! He definitely was absolutely first class in every way. Food was great and I always know it will be excellent at Butchers Tale

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was under cooked and front door staff was very rude. Our server was very professional but the overall experience was subpar.

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  32. KathyL

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff from the valet to our server were wonderful. Nothing but good things to say.

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  33. DeanT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our four year anniversary. Everything, and I mean everything was amazing. Very nice service and the meats were worth it. That being said you’re gonna spend a lot of money. We spent $480 for the two of us and that’s before tip.

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  34. LoriG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak & scallops were good, but the collard greens were oddly sweet. The bill for a party of two was over $200. I feel like you can find similar quality food for a better price, even in downtown Minneapolis.

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  35. LaurenM

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're repeat fans of The Butcher's Tale and love everything we've ever eaten. This time we were particularly impressed with the scallops + smoked pork belly -- delicious. The restaurant tends to be loud but we find the bar is generally a bit less echo-y.

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  36. StephK

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic! Only downfall was the size of the oysters in the appetizer. Very flavorful but small. Everything else was great. Nice place for a more expensive fine dining meal.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing and the service was so great! Such a great spot for a date night.

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  38. keving

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The dining room is way too crowded and way too noisy to have a decent meal

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The service was excellent. If you're looking to treat yourself to an excellent steakhouse, this is the place to go.

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  40. CarrieJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wait staff! Amazing food, specifically the pork and cheese sausage with the red cabbage. They accommodated my gluten free needs and it was a wonderful evening. Thank you s much!

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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 4.9 stars by 835 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 35 times today
Experiences are available.
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–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue
  • 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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