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Minnesota Monthly's Readers' Choice Silver Spoon Awards 2007

 

We asked and you voted...

Readers have selected their favorite restaurants across the Twin Cities. Here’s how they stacked up.






Ambiance:

1. The St. Paul Grill
2. Pazzaluna
3. (tie) Bellanotte
3. (tie) W.A. Frost & Company


Neighborhood Spot:

1. Broders’ Southside Pasta Bar
2. Tria Restaurant
3. First Course

Asian:

1. PF Chang’s China Bistro
2. Azia Restaurant
3. Big Bowl

New Restaurant:

1. Cue at the Guthrie
2. Masa
3. M Street Café

Bakery:

1. Wuollet Bakery
2. Café Latte
3. Turtle Bread Co.

Night out:

1. Bellanotte
2. Chino Latino
3. Solera

BarbeQue:

1. Famous Dave’s Legendary Barbeque
2. Market Bar-B-Que
3. Rudolphs

On the waterfront:

1. Sunsets of Wayzata
2. Dock Café
3. Lord Fletcher’s on Lake Minnetonka

Bartender:

1. JT (Bellanotte)
2. Zachary (Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse)
3. Andrew (jP American Bistro)

Outdoor dining:

1. W.A. Frost & Company
2. Tria Restaurant
3. Brit’s Pub

Beer selection:

1. Old Chicago
2. William’s Uptown Pub and Peanut Bar
3. The Muddy Pig

Pizza:

1. Punch Neapolitan Pizza
2. Red’s Savoy Inn and Pizza
3. Pizza Luce

Bloody Mary:

1. Ike’s Food and Cocktails
2. Figlio
3. Redstone American Grill

Place to be seen:

1. Bellanotte
2. Cue at the Guthrie
3. The Chambers Kitchen

Bread:

1. Great Harvest Bread Company
2. Turtle Bread Company
3. Panera Bread

Pre-theater Spot:

1. The St. Paul Grill
2. Cue at the Guthrie
3. Spoonriver Restaurant

Breakfast:

1. Key’s Café
2. The Egg and I
3. Hell’s Kitchen

Restaurant, over 40 crowd:

1. Redstone American Grill
2. Murray’s Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
3. La Belle Vie

Burger:

1. Matt’s Bar
2. Convention Grill
3. The Nook

Restaurant, under 40 crowd:

1. Chino Latino
2. Bellanotte
3. Redstone American Grill

Business lunch:

1. The St. Paul Grill
2. Kincaid’s
3. The Capital Grille

Restaurant to impress a client:

1. The St. Paul Grill
2. Manny’s
3. Oceanaire

Caterer:

1. Wildside Caterers
2. D’Amico and Sons
3. Lake Elmo Inn

Restaurant to impress a visitor:

1. 20.21
2. Oceanaire
3. Bellanotte

Cheap eats:

1. Chipotle
2. Quang Restaurant
3. Panera Bread

Restaurant to take the kids:

1. Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
2. Fuddrucker’s
3. Panera Bread

Chef:

1. Tim McKee (La Belle Vie)
2. Scott Irestone (20.21)
3. Joan Ida (Tria Restaurant)

Romantic:

1. W.A. Frost & Company
2. The St. Paul Grill
3. La Belle Vie

Coffee place:

1. Dunn Bros.
2. Caribou Coffee
3. Starbuck’s

Seafood:

1. Oceanaire
2. McCormick & Schmick’s
3. Sea Salt

Deli:

1. Cecil’s Deli
2. D’Amico and Sons
3. Broders’ Cucina Italiana

Soup:

1. Café Latte
2. Turtle Bread Company
3. Eddington’s

French fries:

1. Café Lurcat
2. (tie) McDonald’s
2. (tie) Barbette
3. Convention Grill

Splurge-worthy:

1. Manny’s
2. La Belle Vie
3. Oceanaire

Game time food:

1. Champps Americana
2. Buffalo Wild Wings
3. (tie) Monte Carlo Restaurant
3. (tie) Old Chicago

Steak:

1. Manny’s
2. Murray’s
3. Kincaid’s

Grocery deli:

1. Lunds and Byerly’s
2. Kowalski’s
3. Whole Foods

Sunday brunch:

1. Lake Elmo Inn
2. Jax Café
3. Sunset’s

Grocery retailer:

1. Lunds and Byerly’s
2. Kowalski’s
3. Whole Foods

Sushi:

1. Sakura Restaurant & Bar
2. Origami
3. Fuji-Ya

Happy hour:

1. The Independent
2. Palomino
3. Figlio

Takeout:

1. D’Amico and Sons
2. (tie) Chipotle
2. (tie) Leeann Chin
3. Broders’ Cucina Italiana

Healthy dining:

1. The Good Earth
2. Café Brenda
3. French Meadow Bakery

Thai:

1. Chiang Mai Thai
2. Sawatdee
3. King and I Thai

Ice cream:

1. Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream Cafe
2. Izzy’s Ice Cream Café
3. Sonny’s Ice Cream

Vegetarian meals:

1. Café Brenda
2. The Good Earth
3. Birchwood Café

Martini:

1. Pazzaluna
2. Martini Blu
3. Figlio

Wait staff:

1. La Belle Vie
2. The St. Paul Grill
3. (tie) Bellanotte
3. (tie) Kincaid’s

Most decadent desserts:

1. Café Latte
2. The St. Paul Grill
3. Zeno Café

Wine bar:

1. Gusto Café & Wine Bar
2. Lucia’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
3. Riverview Wine Bar

Neighborhood eatery:

1. 318 Café
2. Broders’ Southside Pasta Bar
3. Tria Restaurant

Wine list:

1. Bellanotte
2. La Belle Vie
3. Manny’s