2008 Readers’ Choice Silver Spoon Awards

We asked and you voted. Readers have selected their favorite restaurants across the Twin Cities. Here’s how they stacked up…

 

Ambiance

1. Pazzaluna
2. Afton House Inn
3. Jax Café

Neighborhood Spot

1. Tria Restaurant
2. Afton House Inn
3. Broders’ Southside Pasta Bar

Bakery

1. Café Latte
2. Wuollet Bakery
3. Patrick’s

Best Deli

1. Cecil’s Delicatessen & Bakery
2. Tria Market
3. Byerly’s

New Restaurant

1. Saffron Restaurant & Lounge
2. B. A. N. K.
3. Kozy’s Steaks and Seafood

Seafood

1. Oceanaire Seafood Room
2. McCormick & Schmick’s
3. Stella’s Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar

Barbeque

1. Famous Dave’s
2. Dixie’s on Grand
3. Rudolphs

Ethnic Eatery

1. Saigon Restaurant
2. Chino Latino
3. Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

Night Out

1. The St. Paul Grill
2. Bellanotte
3. Chambers Kitchen

Best Soup

1. Cafe Latté
2. Panera Bread
3. Turtle Bread Company

Bartender

1. Jacob Toledo — r. Norman’s & Seven
2. Nikki Hollerich — Mission

French Fries

1. 112 Eatery
2. Vincent
3. Town Talk Diner

On Waterfront

1. Lord Fletcher’s
2. North Coast
3. Dock Café

Splurge Worthy

1. The St. Paul Grill
2. Manny’s Steakhouse
3. La Belle Vie

Beer Selection

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

Fusion Restaurant

1. Chino Latino
2. 20.21
3. Azia

Outdoor Dining

1. W. A. Frost & Company
2. Jax Café
3. North Coast

Steak

1. Murray’s
2. Manny’s Steakhouse
3. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Bloody Mary

1. Pracna on Main
2. Ike’s Food & Cocktails
3. Axel’s

Game Time Food

1. Champp’s Restaurant
2. Buffalo Wild Wings
3. (tie) The Loon Cafe
3. (tie) Old Chicago

Pizza

1. Pizza Luce
2. Punch Neopolitan Pizza
3. Cossetta’s

Perfect Sunday Brunch

1. Jax Café
2. Nicollet Island Inn
3. Lake Elmo Inn

Bread

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

Sushi

1. Sakura
2. Sushi Tango
3. Fuji-Ya Sushi

Place to Be Seen

1. Bellanotte
2. Chambers Kitchen
3. 20.21

Grocery Retailer

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

Breakfast

1. M. Street Café
2. (tie) Key’s Café
2. (tie) Egg & I
3. Hell’s Kitchen

TakeOut

1. Yangtzee
2. (tie) Chipotle
2. (tie) Erbert and Gerbert’s

Pre-Theater Spot

1. Palomino
2. 20.21
3. The St. Paul Grill

Happy Hour

1. Figlio
2. Mission
3. Rossi’s Steakhouse & Tavern

Burger

1. Matt’s Bar
2. Lion’s Tap
3. Ike’s Food & Cocktails

Thai

1. Sawatdee
2. Chiang Mai Thai
3. True Thai

Restaurant Over-40 Crowd

1. The St. Paul Grill
2. The Local
3. Ciao Bella

Healthy Dining

1. Good Earth
2. Café Brenda
3. Spoonriver Restaurant

Business Lunch

1. The St. Paul Grill
1. Mission
3. Kincaid’s

Vegetarian

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

Restaurant Under- 40 Crowd

1. Chino Latino
2. Chambers Kitchen
3. Azia

Ice Cream

1. Grand Ole Creamery
2. Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream Café
3. Izzy’s Ice Cream

Caterer

1. Wildside Caterers
2. D’Amico and Sons
3. Cossetta’s

WaitStaff

1. Afton House Inn
2. Jax Café
3. Kincaid’s

Cheap Eats

1. Chipotle
2. Holy Land
3. Modern Café

Late Night Eats

1. 112 Eatery
2. Pizza Luce
3. Pazzaluna

Chef

1. Tim McKee – La Belle Vie
2. Shelagh Connolly – Tria
3. J.D. Fratzke – Strip Club

Wine Bar

1. Marx Wine Bar
2. Bev’s Wine Bar
3. Lucia’s Restaurant & Wine Bar

Restaurant to Take the Kids

1. T.G.I. Friday’s
2. Green Mill
3. Champp’s Restaurant

Martini

1. Chino Latino
2. The Capital Grille
3. Manhattan’s

Favorite Coffee Shop

1. Dunn Bros Coffee
2. Caribou Coffee
3. Starbucks

Wine List

1. La Belle Vie
2. W.A. Frost & Company
3. Pazzaluna

Romantic

1. W.A. Frost & Company
2. Café Lurcat
3. La Belle Vie

Most Decadent Dessert

1. Cafe Latté
2. Manny’s Steakhouse
3. Kincaid’s

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