My top restaurants (in no particular order):
Tilia - Just Julie and I went to Tilia, located in Linden Hills - Lucas has already been there - he helped build the booths in the joint thus he got a few free lunches. :) They have an amazing LOCAL beer selection and I've never heard a bad word about the place. Even from the people who have to wait a couple hours for a table. I had the fish taco torta here - it was pretty much amazing.
Duplex - cute little place in Uptown in literally, a duplex, converted to a restaurant. I loved the cocktail I had here - it was purple! :)
NE Social Club - located in, you guessed it, NE Minneapolis. I had mushroom risotto with sweet baby chicken here. There are no words. Yum, Yum, Yummity, Yum.
Bachelor Farmer - located in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis - our most recent Supper Club. This place was soooooo amazing - my husband had venison and LIKED it for the love of the land. I won't go over details because I just wrote a blog about it a few days ago, but even though I said "no particular order" I would put Tilia and Bachelor Farmer in my top 2. :)
If you live in Minneapolis, do yourself a favor - go eat GOOD FOOD. Is it cheap - hell to the no. But I have no issue spending money on good food.
And thank you Julie for encouraging us to experience food, not just eat it.