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    Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    In need of hotels and dining recommendations in downtown Minny. We have stayed at Crowne Plaza and Embassy Suites before and were ok but looking for something new. Good and bad comments are welcome. Thanks!



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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    Can't go wrong with the downtown Hilton.

    What type of cuisine? These are 3 of my favorites.

    The best seafood restaurant is Oceanaire. Another above average price but great food and great atmosphere is a place called Cafe Lurcat. If you're looking for a little bit edgier atmosphere check out the Uptown area and hit up Chino Latino.

    http://www.theoceanaire.com/location...nt-minneapolis

    http://www.cafelurcat.com/

    http://www.chinolatino.com/


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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    Same question, what type of food.

    For ribs, one of my favorites is Rudolphs



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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    I would second the Hilton, it is very nice. Just remodeled within the last few years.
    The DoubleTree was pretty nice. I don't remember it being quite as fancy though
    I've also stayed at the Marriott, it was a pretty sweet room. and the hotel itself is quite nice

    For food, I would check out Hell's Kitchen for breakfast. It's to die for!!!
    (sorry, couldn't resist)



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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    I agree on the Hilton...very nice and upscale. Stayed at the Hyatt Regency 2 weeks ago...very nice rooms, nice sports bar on the ground floor.

    Places to eat:

    Steak: Manny's. Can be pricey but it is by far the best steak I have ever had. Consistently ranked in the top 10 steakhouses in the US.

    Seafood: McCormick & Schmick's. Ate there 2 weeks ago...seafood is flown in daily and the prices seemed low to me. And of course the food tasted great and the chef wanders the restaurant talking to patrons. Great atmosphere. Also have heard great things about the Oceanaire Seafood Room, will have to go there on the next trip.


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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    The Radison on the campus is really nice. Right next to all the sports complex such as their nice aquatic center.



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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    I second the Oceanaire!

    Best seafood in the midwest!

    they used to have a CigarBar/Smoking area that was nice too.

    I must stop for my family.

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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    Downtown Hilton and you have to go around the corner to Hell's Kitchen for Breakfast... You won't regret it!



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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    Downtown marriott was nice, great hotel. Good thing our group didn't stay there we would have gotten lost in there, and that we were only visiting the team.



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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    Last time I went with friends we stayed at this place:

    Downtown Minneapolis Hotel - The Westin Minneapolis - www.westin.com

    It was awesome. We also ate at this place:

    Mancini's Char House - St Paul, MN, 55102-3091 - Citysearch

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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    Here's the website for Hell's Kitchen.

    Downtown Minneapolis Restauarnts Brunch Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    The lemon ricotta pancakes are worth a trip alone...



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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    If you want to save a little money check out this site. It is what people are getting for hotels on priceline and how to do it. Looks like the Hyatt downtown for $50/night is popular right now. Have to watch out for parking fees though.

    Minnesota - Minneapolis/St. Paul Area - USA Hotels - BiddingForTravel.com - Message Board - Yuku



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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    Last time I went with friends we stayed at this place:

    Downtown Minneapolis Hotel - The Westin Minneapolis - www.westin.com

    It was awesome. We also ate at this place:

    Mancini's Char House - St Paul, MN, 55102-3091 - Citysearch

    Great steaks and neat atmosphere. Pretty expensive though.
    Mancini's is great! While in college we had our baseball awards dinner there every year. The owners always make sure to take care of everyone, really good atmosphere as you said. It is a good change of pace from the upscale chains.


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    Re: Hotels and dining in Minneapolis help

    If you're looking for a hidden gem, try Matt's Bar at Cedar and 35th. It's definitely nowhere near as nice as some of the places on here, but it has the best burger in Minneapolis. Order the Jucy Lucy.



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