It might be fall, but it’s still patio season! From lunch with coworkers to happy hour with friends and dinner with the family, we have the perfect outdoor dining options for you in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley. We invite you to eat, drink and enjoy autumn!
Didn’t get tickets to the game? Hop on over to this classic neighborhood bar on Excelsior Blvd. in St. Louis Park and watch the game out on the patio. Snack on freshly made popcorn and enjoy generous servings of their daily specials. Feeling lucky? Play some pull-tabs to benefit the area hockey association. This is truly where the locals hang out.
This homey sports bar and grill in Golden Valley offers simple American fare and a tree-shaded patio. From pickle fries and cheese curds to 14 different types of burgers, you’ll find all your favorites at JJ’s. Join them for trivia and bingo nights and weekly drink specials.
Looking for corned beef & cabbage or shepherd’s pie? Head to this Irish pub co-located with the Minneapolis Marriott West in St. Louis Park. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy a delicious meal while also playing their giant Jenga or oversized Connect 4.
Lat14 Asian Eatery gives diners the chance to eat their way along the exciting, diverse 14th parallel. Small, shareable plates are inspired by Chef Ann Ahmed’s connections to Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, and their neighboring countries. Try the bacon pineapple fried rice, Thai basil wings, snow crab wontons or Bangladeshi beef curry.
Located in the heart of Excelsior and Grand in St. Louis Park, this has been a local favorite for over 15 years. Bring your friends (furry ones too!), sip a cocktail and people watch from beneath the shade of a patio umbrella. With brick oven pizzas, grown-up mac & cheese, and beer battered fries, it’s a perfect spot for happy hour or family dinners.
Inspired by the fresh cuisine of the California coast, Mill Valley Kitchen serves locally-sourced, farm-to-table food in a cozy, fine dining atmosphere. They utilize sustainable and locally sourced meats, produce and the finest seafoods. Their menu changes seasonally and they can accommodate a variety of dietary needs, including gluten-free, vegan, and other allergy and dietary restrictions. They offer a fantastic variety organic and sustainable wines, as well as local tap beers and signature cocktails.
In business for over 50 years, this St. Louis Park entertainment center has it all: full-service restaurant, bar, bowling alley, games and arcade, and a large patio with seating for 100! The restaurant serves all the classics, including pizza, burgers, sandwiches, wings, salads and more. While you’re waiting for your food, play some bocce ball or cornhole and, of course, dogs are always welcome.
Located on the 6th floor of the AC Hotel Minneapolis West End in St. Louis Park, this is THE place to watch the sunset. Their master mixologists will make you the perfect hand-crafted cocktail to sip as you watch the lights twinkle on over downtown Minneapolis. This stylish and energized bar serves a variety of tapas, including flatbread pizza, carnitas, and homemade salsas.
Nestled on the edge of Brookview Golf Course in Golden Valley, it’s easy to grab a bite to eat and a craft beer before or after a round of golf. But you don’t need to be a golfer to appreciate the spectacular views of rolling greens from the deck and patio. Conveniently located next door to the Backyard Indoor Playground, you’ll enjoy family dining in a friendly atmosphere. Plus, chase away cool evening breezes at the fire pit and try your hand at lawn bowling on the biggest rink in the metro area.
This fresh Asian bistro in St. Louis Park is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Sit at one of their high-top tables, surrounded by beautiful plants, and dine on creative cultural infusions from Japan, Vietnam, China, Thailand and France. Vegan or gluten free? Chef Jacob has got you covered!
This bakery / café is known for its made-from-scratch eats, such as soups, sandwiches, salads and, of course, pastries. Their menu changes seasonally, so there’s always something new to try. Grab a seat on their patio under one of their signature red umbrellas and don’t forget to try one of their decadent cupcakes!
This vibrant shopping and entertainment hub offers a wide variety of dining options and cuisines to tempt your palate, along with cool sidewalk seating. CRAVE offers vibrant American cuisine and fresh sushi. The Local, with its cozy snugs and gleaming wooden pub tables, is your go-to place for traditional Irish favorites, watching the game and throwing back a pint or two. The Loop features a 360-degree bar, a wood-fire pizza oven, an outdoor fireplace and, of course, fabulous fresh food. Lucky Cricket presents a unique take on the bold flavors of Chinese food, along with a world-class Tiki bar. Punch Bowl Social provides the best in fun with a great lineup of arcade games, bowling, karaoke, food, craft cocktails and punch. Raku Sushi & Lounge is an upscale Japanese fusion restaurant that focuses on traditional Japanese dishes with French, Italian, and other Asian influences, complete with a full Sake bar. Rojo Mexican Grill serves new culinary creations along with traditional dishes made from scratch daily and boasts a tequila bar offering one of the largest selections of premium tequila. At Yard House, enjoy more than 100 taps of the best American craft and import beers, plus a menu with more than 100 dishes made from scratch.
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