French Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Wine Bar
1600 W Lake St (at Irving), Minneapolis, MN 55408, United States
Closed until 8:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 8:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Barbette is simply good food in a casual, eclectic, come in and make yourself comfortable atmosphere. We call many local farmers our friends and in addition to a wine list that will put you over the moon, we offer many gluten-free and vegetarian items.


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    Clark R.
    "their Bastille Day"(2 Tips)
    City Pages
    "Try the mussels and french fries, they are especially good"(8 Tips)
    Gordon W.
    "The frites are great, but heh, who doesn't like fried potatoes."(21 Tips)
    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    "Barbette’s list"(2 Tips)
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  • french fries
  • bastille day
  • good for dates
  • happy hour
  • buckwheat crepe
  • mussels
  • French food
  • wine
  • breakfast food
  • brunch food
  • quiches
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  • romantic
  • healthy food
  • lively
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  • bellini
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  • good for a late night
  • Hillman P.

    French Bistro fair, small menu in american standards, authentic. People like the frites here (small cut twice fried I believe), you can order them as a side and skip the steak

  • Hillman P.

    Bistro. Good atmosphere. Authentic feel

  • Victoria T.

    The bellini's are great here!

    Victoria T · February 14
  • Nicholas K.

    Great happy hour. $4 bubbles & $5 pommes frites are The Way.

    Nicholas Kolnik · January 17
  • Lori E.

    Late brunch until 5pm Saturday and Sunday for you rock stars out there.

    Lori Erickson · November 15, 2014
  • Luke L.

    Fries; simple wine selection.

    Luke Luther · October 20, 2014
  • Lauren M.

    The green curry/coconut mussels are to die for. Pair with the herbed Brie + bread for one of the best meals in Minneapolis.

    Lauren Melcher · August 29, 2014
  • Chris R.

    Great food and excellent service.

    Chris R · August 25, 2014
  • Gordon W.

    The frites are great, but heh, who doesn't like fried potatoes.

    Gordon Wright · August 19, 2014
  • Noah H.

    Best restaurant I've been to. Amazing brunch, great bloodys. Incredible omelette

    Noah Hauser · August 7, 2014
  • Brent P.

    Great food and atmosphere

    Brent Peterson · August 7, 2014
  • City Pages

    Seriously, this has long been the place wine and dining professionals go when they're picking up their own checks. Read more

    City Pages · August 5, 2014
  • Arvind M.

    This is a great brunch spot!  Excellent coffee! It's rich and bold!   The truffled eggs are decadent! 

    Arvind M · May 20, 2014
  • Javen S.

    Hit the late-night happy hour and make a meal out of mussels and pommes frites.

    Javen Swanson · April 23, 2014
  • Joost A.

    The croissants are 'old world' great. For breakfast, have the ham and gruyere (with caramelized onions)!

    Joost A · April 20, 2014
  • Shawn G.

    Good food, not great food. Overpriced for what you get. Service is good. Can't go wrong with happy hour pomme frites.

    Shawn Gould · February 8, 2014
  • Terry D.

    The waffle is to die for! Heaven on a plate!6

    Terry Daniel · September 29, 2013
  • DeJunked T.

    The frites, the the fries.

  • City Pages

    It may not scream "Bring your kids here!" yet many do - daily quiche and bakery specials are always full of seasonal ingredients and baked with loving care. Eggs Benedict is the must try.

    City Pages · March 4, 2013
  • Julian C.

    The ham is Easter quality.

    Julian Chatterton · February 22, 2013
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

    Best Place to Drink Champagne 2012: Barbette’s list is well curated and thoughtfully priced, and the surroundings give you a comfortable place to indulge.

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine · December 18, 2012
  • City Pages

    Voted top ten late-night restaurants! Fries at any hour are welcome, especially when they are served addictively crispy, perfectly salted and served with Barbette's creamy aioli.

    City Pages · December 7, 2012
  • City Pages

    Voted top 10 French Fries! Not only are the fries at Café Barbette tasty, they're pretty, too.

    City Pages · November 26, 2012
  • Allison L.

    Excellent evening spent here. Great wine list, moule fritte, lime basil creme brûlée...

    Allison Lisk · October 13, 2012
  • Josh M.

    Chicken Hash is an outstanding, and healthy meal that will leave you wondering how it could be soooo good.

    Josh Mohr · October 12, 2012
  • Amber

    The Prix FIXE menu right now is amazing! Best scallops I've ever had.

    Amber · October 2, 2012
  • Johnathon C.

    The chilled pineapple soup is Amazeballs on a summer eve

    Johnathon Chadwick · June 22, 2012
  • ROAM

    we love Barbette!

    ROAM · June 13, 2012
  • Clark R.

    It's hard to go wrong here, but the fries will remain a personal favorite, and their Bastille Day is a good time in the summer.

    Clark Rahman · March 27, 2012
  • Zach H.

    Get the Buckwheat crepe with scrambled eggs, herbs and Brie. It's perfect every time.

    Zach Harper · March 24, 2012
  • Martha A.

    Happy hour at 10

    Martha Anderson · March 9, 2012
  • Banana F.

    Quiche of the day is always special, always delish!

    Banana Fanna · March 7, 2012
  • Brandon C.

    Breakfast here is incredible!!

    Brandon Creager · February 29, 2012
  • Michelle H.

    My go-to brunch spot. Best French toast in town!

    Michelle Hoedeman · February 26, 2012
  • Laura S.

    Happy Hour on a budget: Champagne & Pommes Frites.

    Laura S · February 15, 2012
  • Jenna B.

    Go for breakfast- they serve 8-2 during the week! Brie + herb omelette=Mmm.

    Jenna Bennett · January 16, 2012
  • Jenna B.

    I'm partial to the champagne and fruit and cheese plate.

    Jenna Bennett · January 6, 2012
  • BestOf

    Best Wine List is always a tough category.

    BestOf · December 28, 2011
  • Amber W.

    Not sure if it's an everyday thing, but we just had a 2 appetizer + bottle of wine happy hour special for $20! Wonderful :)

    Amber W. · December 2, 2011
  • CBS Local

    The standout Buckwheat Crepes are made with your choice of ham, Brie and plumped raisin, or spinach, roasted tomato and chevre. - CBS MN Read more

    CBS Local · November 1, 2011
  • John E. T.

    Best old-fashioneds. Get the late-night $5 mussels and/or pommes frites!

    John E. Thompson · September 9, 2011
  • John E. T.

    Must try the pommes frites and the bourbon old fashioned.

    John E. Thompson · August 26, 2011
  • Carla J.

    The tasting of seasonal vegetables is outstanding. And the Nicoise Salad is also fantastic.

    Carla J · July 16, 2011
  • Katie S.

    The beet salad was super delish. Also one of the cutest sidewalk patios in town.

    Katie Schutrop · July 7, 2011
  • Melissa L.

    Yo barbette this is that time I order your poorly washed under cooked mussels. Third times a charm I guess

    Melissa Loop · June 26, 2011
  • City Pages

    Voted Best Restaurant for Romance by City Pages in 2011! Try the mussels and french fries, they are especially good

    City Pages · June 22, 2011
  • Erica M.

    amazing breakfast! Read more

    Erica Muellner · May 19, 2011
  • Urbnnerd

    Great quiche with the flakiest crust.

    Urbnnerd · April 20, 2011
  • ecomagination

    Barbette reduces it's carbon footprint by using re-usable to go containers, composting food waste, switching to energystar lightbulbs, using local, seasonal produce, and buying local

    ecomagination · March 16, 2011
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

    Try the Whipped Truffle Brie. Just when you thought you couldn’t look at another brie, this whipped version lures you with an earthy touch of black truffles, elevating the cheese to a new form.

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine · March 14, 2011

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