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Uptown Cafeteria

Uptown Cafeteria

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant, Bar, and New American Restaurant$$$$
Uptown, Minneapolis
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  • Michael D.
    Michael DodesMay 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The House Pinot Grigio is sweeter than most. Almost like it's half Sauv.
  • Jenny O.
    Jenny OlstadMarch 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Alicia B is an extremely rude server. Try to avoid sitting in her section! 🙅
  • City Pages
    City PagesJanuary 31, 2014
    Switch it up and try our featured drink of the week. The Rogue combines Cynar, Canton ginger liqueur, orange juice and hazelnut rum! And we all know that rum = yum! Try it today!
  • Sarah D.
    Sarah DordalJanuary 12, 2014
    The employees seem to be really snotty. I hope this place shapes up a bit more, or it'll be outta business. Even with the food disappointment. Believe me, this isn't the first time... :/
  • RhinoTech
    RhinoTechNovember 20, 2013
    Atmosphere and food - yes!
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BreitbarthOctober 20, 2013
    As a parent, we appreciated the fruit cup with the kids meal.
  • Jess ⚓
    Jess ⚓September 24, 2013
    Vegetarians: get the Big Hippie Salad! It's a large helping of all your favorite veggies with a light hemp seed vinaigrette.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua ShafferAugust 31, 2013
    Their music selection is on point. I heard La Roux and Krewella, to name a few.
  • Jason V.
    Jason VosuJuly 27, 2013
    Ramen noodle app is delish (and big)!
  • Ryan F.
    Ryan FaganJuly 12, 2013
    Get the chicken and biscuit sandwich. The gravy is amazing.
  • Miles M.
    Miles MarmoJuly 10, 2013
    Tuna melt is a game changer
  • Christopher J.
    Christopher JonesJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bartenders in Uptown... Believe that...
  • Samantha W.
    Samantha WrightJune 26, 2013
    Raspberry Melon juice is a MUST! So yummy on a hot day.
  • Ronisha D.
    Ronisha DavisJune 22, 2013
    Fire food #deviledegg
  • Laura T.
    Laura ThaisenJune 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come for happy hour or the Bloody Mary bar on Sundays. Don't come for the service.
  • Samm E.
    Samm EllingsonJune 17, 2013
    The tuna melt is great. School food you really never had. :)
  • Cleopatra J.
    Cleopatra JonesJune 9, 2013
    Shrimp & grits is the SALTIEST thing I've EVER HAD! Don't get it.... Unless u don't value your blood pressure.
  • Lindsey M.
    Lindsey MossJune 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wednesday night is trivia night!
  • Jennie
    JennieMay 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The food SUCKS. OVERPRICED & not tasty enough. I used to love the chicken nachos but recently they have been downgraded as well. Please please make the food better bc I like the servers & atmosphere!
  • Tina B.
    Tina BeanaMay 28, 2013
    Red velvet cake mmmmm and Jaime is awesome !!
  • Sara P.
    Sara ParkmanMay 19, 2013
    Worst service I've had. Was sat at 3 didn't get drinks until 320 and our food almost an hour later.
  • Nico
    NicoMay 9, 2013
    Between SkyBar and everyday happy hour, Cafeteria is tough to beat
  • Christina K.
    Christina KalinowskiApril 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Rooftop service SUCKS.
  • Blake H.
    Blake HansonApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    At bar close, it takes forever to get downstairs.
  • Bradley J.
    Bradley JlApril 21, 2013
    Too many trainees and not enough delivering of the bloody Mary's.
  • Christo C.
    Christo CollinsApril 6, 2013
    Watch out for Punchy. He's taking part in the support group. He's listening. Waiting. Watching.
  • Theo N.
    Theo NicholsApril 4, 2013
    Food's awesome, have a great HH. BUT: Horrible service every time I've been here - staying away for a little bit.
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YackelFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy hour fries egg sandwich! AMAZING
  • Caroline R.
    Caroline ReginatoFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    241s after 10pm on the weeeeekends
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YackelFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Happy hour egg sandwich and mussels are DELISH!
  • Lizzy S.
    Lizzy SebuckJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the buffalo shrimp appetizer !!
  • Cecilia
    CeciliaDecember 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the grilled cheese and tomato soup. You won't be sorry!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HammanDecember 22, 2012
    Don't get the chicken an waffles. Ick...
  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 12, 2012
    Voted top 10 mac and cheese dishes! heir mac and cheese entry is gobsmacked with cheese, a thick, yellow cream river with boulders of soft tomato chunks and splinters of Applewood smoked bacon.
  • Chris
    ChrisDecember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hey, the apostrophe should only be used to denote possession, not plurality.
  • Dr. H.
    Dr. HazeDecember 2, 2012
    The Best F$&@"?$& Burger Ever.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LuckingNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wednesday's happy hour is amazing. GET IT
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChristensenNovember 12, 2012
    All restaurant kitchens make mistakes, but good restaurants apologize and fix it. Here they can't just apologize. Instead they make up excuses to blame the mistake on you, or at least in my experience
  • Charlee W.
    Charlee WeekesNovember 8, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Greek salad...
  • Gustavo J.
    Gustavo J. AristiNovember 4, 2012
    I went today for 1st time. I kindly asked the server (Mai-ling) if I could have my burger cut in half. She said "it comes with a knife, we're too busy, we'd cut it 4 u if u had no hands". Careful
  • Brendan
    BrendanOctober 26, 2012
    Head up to the rooftop patio!
  • Tyler P.
    Tyler PetersenSeptember 16, 2012
    The food is mediocre, but you can get a good mojito and chill in a great rooftop, so whose to complain?
  • Jacqueline S.
    Jacqueline StevensJune 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm all for dining parasole restaurants, and I continue to dine here because of location..... But service is continually sub par, and the food is mediocre. Unless u have time to spare, it's a no go.
  • Shawn
    ShawnJune 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Lured in by great designed spaces makes, you curse yourself when you're surrounded by bros. And more bros.
  • Bart H.
    Bart HeirdJune 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wedge without bacon and the buffalo shrimp. Always delightful
  • Jake S.
    Jake SimmonsJune 9, 2012
    the skybar is the best patio and atmosphere in uptown
  • Gordon V.
    Gordon ValentineJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't get the new Mac-N-Cheese, it's nothing like the old one which was awesome!!!
  • Bob F.
    Bob FiatJune 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Rooftop bar is great-fresh air and some shade if needed
  • Allyce M.
    Allyce MohsJune 4, 2012
    Rooftop view, girly drinks, decent tap list.
  • Naomi O.
    Naomi OrreJune 3, 2012
    Believe it or not, it's a great spot to get late night dessert and/or a fancy martini. The banana cream pie is amazingly delicious.
  • Laney S.
    Laney ShafferMay 28, 2012
    Really fun location and bar but the food is over priced and the staff is either awesome or horrid. (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Denrael
    DenraelMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chicken & Waffles
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BamfordMay 23, 2012
    The service on the roof is terrible. I sat here for 15 minutes without a beverage even though my server stopped by 2 times.
  • Nikki L.
    Nikki LintvedtMay 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Holy cow! The Orange Shag martini is awesome!!
  • Troy L.
    Troy LandersMay 4, 2012
    Duck nachos and Wings! Delicious!
  • Aly L.
    Aly LarsonApril 26, 2012
    If you order a salad here you might as well eat at home. I literally had to cut my own lettuce cuz it was just 4 big leafs.
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher StenzelApril 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    We now have mussels! Come get some!
  • Detters S.
    Detters SorthApril 3, 2012
    Chicken nachos on HH!
  • Jennie
    JennieApril 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Totally agree. Annoying how they have so many stipulations on happy hour. And everything else! Their breakfast stipulations are annoying as well.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KimMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't order cobb salad. It is a tragic.
  • Eric M.
    Eric MeiningerMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    View from the skybar is awesome. Pity they allow smokers to wreck the ambience.
  • @ndy B.
    @ndy BertramMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You want the Mac 'n Cheese, don't resist
  • Rob K.
    Rob KalboussMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The shrimp and grits are wicked pissah.
  • Brett W.
    Brett WaltersFebruary 14, 2012
    The homemade potato chips are schweet.
  • Åna M.
    Åna MargaretaFebruary 5, 2012
    The popper's were not popper's (full jalapeños??) and the cheese inside them tasted like flavorless velveta. Disappointed tonight, usually love this place!
  • @ndy B.
    @ndy BertramJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The Hangover Helper does not help!!!!!! But the bloody bar does. :)
  • Tony R.
    Tony RileyJanuary 18, 2012
    Try the chicken soup! It is out of control. Home made and full of tender bites of chicken and beautiful wide noodles!
  • Kaye-Lani S.
    Kaye-Lani StoryJanuary 18, 2012
    Server Ryan W is super good!!! And easy on the eyes as well!!! ;) tip him well ladies and gents!!!
  • Conner M.
    Conner McCallJanuary 15, 2012
    German potato pancakes are small but tasty. Leave off the sour cream though. Whatever brand they use is flavorless.
  • Nathan B.
    Nathan BriscoeJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    As the mayor of the uptown Caferteria and Support group. I here by ban liz B. for her inappropriate comment towards the cafe!!!
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BennettJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The bloody bar will fix the worst me. That and the spinach eggs florentine benedict.
  • Dan V.
    Dan VargasJanuary 4, 2012
    Try the grilled cheese! Awesome!
  • Ethan G.
    Ethan GortonDecember 21, 2011
    Weak drinks, waitress forgot our appetizers, food alright but nothing memorable. No reason to come twice.
  • Banana F.
    Banana FannaDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Still the best bloody bar in town try bacon extra crispy in it!
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Where is this support group because I think I might need some "support" leaving this establishment. Jus sayin
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BennettNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The bloody bar is great and it's usually open til 6!
  • ScooterStud G.
    ScooterStud GNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Packer bar! Service is for shit. Step it up.
  • Troy P.
    Troy PatrickOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Blackberry margaritas on happy hour for $5 are awesome!
  • ScooterStud G.
    ScooterStud GOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be fooled. This is a Packer bar in disguise. Skol Vikings!! Skol!!
  • Kris B.
    Kris BeardOctober 23, 2011
    Happy hour Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 3 to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to Midnight - Wednesday from 3 p.m. to close.Bloody Mary bar Saturday and Sunday until 4 p.m.Sunday all day happy hour
  • Ben G.
    Ben GarrettOctober 15, 2011
    Great waffle+bacon. Mixed drinks will please...limit 1 drink per female or drunken dancing will ensue!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GarrettOctober 15, 2011
    Great waffle+bacon. The mixed drinks will surely please during happy hour...Limit 1 perfect girl or drunkenly dancing will ensue!
  • Nico T.
    Nico TorrezSeptember 13, 2011
    The best and coldest beer selection, hit bryant lake bowl or muddy waters. Head east on lake a few blocks.
  • Nico T.
    Nico TorrezSeptember 13, 2011
    Food is ok. Just not a fan of warm beer and the varietal selections of beer in the uptown lake and hennepin bars. Beer tap is always warm too.
  • Lucas D.
    Lucas DohertySeptember 11, 2011
    Tip of the night.... Don't try to walk out the door with a huge can of HERSHEY'S syrup! Just saw some guy try it.... Don't, you'll get tackled!
  • Chris J.
    Chris JSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mai was a great waitress. Best service ever.
  • Jenna B.
    Jenna BennettSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You guys should try the candi bartini every thurs night! Build your own martini bar w candy toppings....mmm!
  • Chad R.
    Chad RawsonSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Grilled cheese is awesome!
  • Christine T.
    Christine TaffeAugust 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Consistently disappointed with the food. But dammit, the staff, drinks and the rooftop is so good, I'll keep coming back.
  • Sytine T.
    Sytine TchangAugust 23, 2011
    ; Dude, the four cheese mac and cheese is the bomb! ONLY $9.99 Has applewood smoked bacon with tomatos.
  • Rex S.
    Rex SorgatzAugust 21, 2011
    There's a happy hour here for hangovers. Use it.
  • Ian
    IanAugust 7, 2011
    Get the biscuits they are massive and yummy
  • Kaitlin B.
    Kaitlin BrieanneAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    it took literally an hour to get chips. I'll let you decide whether or not you wanna eat here......
  • Nicki
    NickiAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you get Jessica H as a server ask for a new one!!! She is horrendous
  • Scott R.
    Scott RonayAugust 2, 2011
    solid wait staff... had the greek salad with salmon. Read more
  • Katie S.
    Katie SchutropJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The build your own bloody mary bar on the weekends is great. They've got all the fixin's!
  • Ross S.
    Ross SwansonJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a summit oatmeal stout.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BoeserJuly 27, 2011
    The food, for what I've had, is bogus. Fun place for a drink though and make sure to play a game of shuffle puck before you leave.
  • Angela G.
    Angela GassettJuly 22, 2011
    Food is hit or miss, but you can't go wrong with the Now & Later martini. It's $5 perfection for those who like sweet drinks. Patio is fun, too.
  • Jodi S.
    Jodi SchoenauerJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The shrimp and grits are sinful!!! OMG they were good!
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