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
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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  • french fries
  • happy hour
  • bastille day
  • mussels
  • wine
  • buckwheat crepe
  • French food
  • good for dates
  • breakfast food
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  • carrot cake
  • Heavy Table

    Order the daily tartare, particularly if it happens to be steak. Read more

    Heavy Table · August 12, 2009
  • City Pages

    Voted by City Pages as having the Best Wine List in 2010's Best of the Twin Cities. Barbette’s bubbly selection is both broader and better priced than you’re likely to find around town.

    City Pages · February 22, 2011
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine editors’ pick for best wine list.

    Mpls.St.Paul Magazine · March 10, 2011
  • Deb B.

    Best late date night. Warm olives, glass of great wine ...or three.

    Deb Balzer · July 2, 2010
  • 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
  • Colleen B.

    Try the Mussels and fries. The fries come with a great lemon-herb aioli sauce. Read more

    Colleen Borgendale · February 22, 2010
  • 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
  • Lisa G.

    Royale with Cheese is the best burger I've had in Minneapolis. Brie, carmelized onions on an english muffin-y bun w/ side of hollandaise. Pure amazing ridiculousness. Order it! Read more

    Lisa Grimm · June 26, 2010
  • 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
  • Katie S.

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

    Katie Schutrop · July 7, 2011
  • Tierney K.

    I ate at Barbette last night and rubbed elbows with Josh Hartnett...literally. Plus the food was wonderful!!!

    Tierney Krienert · March 22, 2010
  • Melanie L.

    Banana Nutella Crepe and it's over.

    Melanie Linehan · March 3, 2010
  • lauren m.

    Mussels and pomme frite. Delish. You can make a meal on these two items!

    lauren may · January 19, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • Julian C.

    The ham is Easter quality.

    Julian Chatterton · February 22, 2013
  • Zach H.

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

    Zach Harper · March 24, 2012
  • Erica M.

    amazing breakfast! Read more

    Erica Muellner · May 19, 2011
  • Terry D.

    The food is terrific but the hanging 70's lamps deserve a lot of credit as well! Read more

    Terry Daniel · February 1, 2010
  • Lori E.

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

    Lori Erickson · November 15, 2014
  • Terry D.

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

    Terry Daniel · September 29, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Jenna B.

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

    Jenna Bennett · January 6, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Amy D.

    The croque madame is divine!

    Amy D · August 22, 2010
  • chris h.

    get the frites and the carrot cake

    chris hatch · August 29, 2009
  • Victoria T.

    The bellini's are great here!

    Victoria T · 2 weeks ago
  • Nicholas K.

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

    Nicholas Kolnik · January 17
  • 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
  • DeJunked T.

    The frites, the the fries.

  • 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

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