Reviews of Cave Vin (Restaurant)

5555 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410, United States

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Right now the firm has a rating of 4.7 stars over 5 and the score is based on 143 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Cave Vin IN Minnesota

Alan Strahota

A hidden gem! I wish I had discovered it earlier and cannot wait to go back! Food was delicious, service was great, we were also treated with a couple glasses of bubbly on-the-house for our anniversary. Wait, don't go there! I want this place all to myself!

Adam Beson

Great local spot. Good Wines and great French food. The steak is always excellent. Intimate setting.

Elijah Allan

Here for the first ever Sunday Brunch, and it was fantastic! The atmosphere is amazing, the staff is top notch, the food is wonderful! I will 100% be back and recommending this place to everyone I know!

Kathryn Stoffregen McTigue

Best meal I've had in a while! Mussels that taste like they actually came from the sea in the most delicious sauce. Our server suggested that she leave the bowl and bring more bread - a woman who just gets it. Perfectly cooked lamb and vegetables. My partner thought his steak was a little overdone, but still melt in your mouth high quality. Went for my birthday and received complimentary dessert. If you like chocolatey spoonfuls of heaven, I highly recommend the pot de creme.

Jonathan Mattes-Ritz

I feel bad leaving a poor review, but the service was really lacking. Our waitress was friendly, but seemed overwhelmed. We were seated for 5-10 minutes before we got water or menus. Our party did come in 2 waves, but it was pretty obvious that our group of 7 was seated and ready for service. After one glance at the menu, we immediately ordered the bread and butter basket for snacking on, and it being a French restaurant, thought we should try their baguette. We had to ask multiple times for the bread and were told it was “in the oven,” or being “fired right up.” However the bread didn’t come until after our food and was stone cold and unremarkable. Definitely not fresh from any oven. Otherwise, the food was pretty good. I also felt bad for our server and the wait staff who seemed to be working hard while the host/manager just hung out with some regulars.

Rachel Farhi

super weird music


Ellen Mattia

I loved the food and the atmosphere! It was my first time there and it felt like I was a regular there.

Tammy Berg

Rafik Halim

Great place...fantastic food...the best knowledgable service

Pat Strong

We had a fantastic anniversary dinner! Cave Vin is terrific. Fun, welcoming atmosphere, great food, wine and service. This will be our "go to" restaurant from now on for special occasions and for those "hey, lets go out" nights!

Anthony Apple

Chris Williams

Short menu, but it's all excellent. No cocktails, but broad wine selection with knowledgeable wait staff.

John Barcomb

Great food friendly and helpful staff

Droo F

Jess Ehm

Great service and excellent food! Very reasonablely priced wine as well.

kwham kedhem

Took my husband here and the atmosphere and staffs were wonderful. The only thing that could use some work are the foods. The steak and lamb were charred and I could barely taste the flavor in the meat itself. Prices are a bit on the higher side.

Chris Bendel

Jeffrey Betterman

Great place. Doesn't look like much from the street but dinner was excellent. They even printed a menu that said "Happy Anniversary" for us!! The server was very nice, and we loved every bit of our dinner. 5 stars! Make a reservation though; it's a small seating area.

Andrew Keith

Phenomenal water! Also the food, and service was incredible

David Gilchrist

Super cute little restaurant. Great ambiance and excellent food and wine. We went here for our anniversary and they even printed menus with our names.

Diane Lourey

Great food and wonderful service. The mussels were sublime, and the sauce was so good, we asked for another basket of bread to dunk.

Heidi Garrard

Nicholas Zimet

Derek Petersen

The food here is great, the service was great, the location is warm and comforting. I had the Steak with Frittes, the steak was good and the fries were dynamite. My wife wanted seafood and pasta, so the waiter had the kitchen whip her up something not on the menu, so that was great and she really liked it. Lastly, the Tres Leches desert.... if you come here get it. It’s a must. The only thing that prevented my review from receiving 5 stars were the fruit flies.... there were many.

Matt Siggerud

Bruce Robertson

Favorite. Many visits. Always lovely.

Zoe Wisnoski

Emily Vrchota

The best stake I’ve ever had.


We celebrated my daughter's U of M graduation at Cave Vin and what a wonderful dinner it was. There was a congratulations greeting to her at the top of the menu, which was really nice. The staff was friendly and welcoming, the service was outstanding and Tim was great in recommending wines and dishes. We had not been there in a while, but the food was as good as I remembered and they still have killer french fries. Everything they do, they do well.

Sam Haffenden

We visited Cave Vin for the first time and were immediately pleased with the friendly service we received. They went above and beyond by making sure to order the dish we had planned to order that night (I had left a voicemail to request the lamb). They also printed "Happy 13th Birthday" on our menu for my daughter. The lamb was cooked perfectly- so tender and delicious, and we enjoyed some great desserts, as well. We highly recommend this place for a quiet and quaint dinner experience.

Elias Saavedra

Laure E

Derek Peterson

Very good

Barb Curchack

Molly Bird

Incredible food, service and cute atmosphere! Everything looks good but tastes so much better! One of my top 5 now loved it! U can dress up or dress down and not feel out of place

Jeff Wester

Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable owner/staff, featuring very delicious and memorable savory dishes. Their wine selection is expertly curated, and the majority of the desserts are superbly house-made. We enjoyed the ambiance so much after literally stumbling upon this place on a recent trip, and we were so happy we found it. A neighborhood gem where we felt like we had been going there for years.

Mary Lynn McPherson

My favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities! The mussels and frites and the rack of lamb are to die for! The wine list is excellent and always changing. The ambience, music and wait staff are top notch! Go enjoy - tonight!

Pierce Fleming

Great service, wine and excellent food! A couple very nice veggie entrees as well.

jesus torres

Because everything is awesome and the everyone is very nice

Jeffrey Horsager

Cave Vin is our home away from home. Best food EVER. If you haven’t been, I implore you to try it. We have been loyal customers for 15 years and it is my favorite place to eat. I have gone all over the world comparing their Steak Tartare and no restaurant compares. You will thank me IF you go! Enjoy!

Elizabeth Johnston

This is worth finding a parking spot for. Go with a group of friends or colleagues so you can try all the appetizers. We tried the cauliflower gratin, calamari, and frites. I also had the crab bisque which was early and not heavy. I finished with vegetarian pasta and chocolate custard which were both well done. The portions are sized to allow you to enjoy multiple courses.

Lisa Heath

This restaurant is one of the best hidden gems in Minneapolis. Make sure you order the fries & rack of lamb! Staff is excellent, wine list is robust and ever-changing, and the cozy atmosphere is perfect for many occasions.

Philip Hake

Excellent food and excellent service. Don't think twice about coming here just go. The steak frites was really good.

Ryan Paine

Good food. Great service and ambiance.

Jennifer Nelson

Fantastic good, great service and wonderful owners who generously donated proceeds to a local non profit on the night we ate there.

Richard Orr

My wife and I stopped in after an event, loved the wine, the food, and the atmosphere. It reminded us of our honeymoon in Paris.

mb vang

This place was great. Cozy atmosphere, a nice staff, and delicious food. the portions are a bit smaller than most Americans are used to but if you get a starter to share first you will be satisfied!

Dan Belfry

Jeff Turner

Ben Lemieux

DG Little

Fabulous meal! Great staff, food, atmosphere and ambiance. Highly recommend. Reasonably priced. You will be pleased in all respects! Excellent!


The owner was extremely nice and the wait staff was excellent. The food was so delicious, it was a great meal with a very nice atmosphere.

Nikki Fernandes

Gina Lambert

Alice Torvik

Neighborhood Gem!! Food, service, and vibe is on point. Do not miss this place!

Rosa Rodriguez

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One of the best meals I've had in a while. Both service and food was impeccable!

Aaron Dalrymple

Service is decent and its a cozy little restaurant. We've been there three times over the last few years and only one time was it really excellent. I know French food is typically rich, but I find the food here way too buttery and rich for my taste. The beef short ribs have great flavor, but I couldn't finish the reasonable-sized portion because of the rich and salty flavor. Not to mention I was dehydrated for the next 12 hours. My wife has gotten the gnocchi a couple of times and, again, flavor is good but it's literally drowning in butter. The key lime pie is excellent though. Maybe the best I've had outside of Florida.

Danielle Paine

Great food and wine

Kirk Wise

joshua burggraff

Great food, even better service!

Shane Lauinger

Steak frites!!!!!

Chris Hurd

Krista Lindgren

Clay Macartney

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Nathan Klingler

Delicious fresh food with frequently updated menu, attentive and friendly staff, all wrapped up in a warm, intimate setting. Perfect for a date, small groups, or business dinner.

Matthias Bradshaw

This place clearly knows how to serve their customers. Consistently with a helpful approach. The food is conveniently priced, regularly delicious and clean.


Joe Johnson

One of the best restaurants in Minneapolis. Wonderful French cuisine.

Katharine Porter

Julia Berg

Amazing food and service...and a Spartan, to boot! We will be back!

Kirby Mullins

Angela Spores

Morgan Elizabeth Koth

Hans Chui

Wade Van House

Steven Frederickson

Good food a little noisy

Jay Vollmer

This place is a gem.

Jim Fulbright

Adrian Koester

Joel Luth

Probably my favorite place for classic French in town. Still haven't found better steak tartare.

Olof Deverdier

Chris Mortada

I almost never give five starts. My seafood stew was as good as any French bouillabaisse or Italian cioppino and I even found clams in the mix which weren't advertised on the menu description of mussels, shrimp, calamari, and arctic char. My chocolate gelato was rich and decadent. Marquis, the dining room supervisor, was an awesome conversationalist and attentive server. I most especially enjoyed the subtle background New Age music piped in off the Internet via Pandora. This music invites and intrigues you to slow down and meditate so as to slowly savor each and every bite of the awesome cuisine. The portions are ample but not humungous since again the idea is to slow down and savor instead of chow down mass quantities.

Katie Pilrose

Greatest hidden treasure of the city.

Blake Schmidt

Made a reservation for 5 for 6:30. Waited 50 minutes with no table in sight and left.

Mark Anderson

We're from Mankato, MN and have never been to Cave' Vin before the evening of Friday, March 04. We only happen to be in the area as the result of a scheduling mistake and decided to use the non-refundable hotel we had mistakenly booked as an opportunity to knock around a part of the twin cities that we typically drive past on our way to downtown Saint Paul. There was nothing about our experience that was less than 5 stars. Since the restaurant opens at 5:00 we decided to call and see if we could get in a little early for a glass of wine. My wife spoke to the owner who graciously said sure, just tell them Ken said it was okay. Marquees (sp) our waiter greeted us immediately when we arrived and asked if we were the people that had called. He seated us and gave us a few minutes to look over the wine menu. There isn't enough room to write all of the positives about this little gem but suffice it to say that the service was warm and welcoming, the food was wonderful plus we had an opportunity to talk to the owner and chef before we left for the evening. As we left we were surprised that we hadn't heard about this place. Great job to all involved, we certainly will be back. The scallops and Lamb were the best I've ever tasted!

Scott Meyer

Debbie Elgot

Good food and excellent service

Kristen Thoresen

What an amazing gem of a restaurant- food is fabulous, amazing service and the owner was extremely attentive and such a wonderful person to meet. Try this place - you will not regret it!

Andrew Tongen

Great wine and great food!

Pashia Hafermann

Christopher Caulfield

Trevor Minnie

John Silvermann

Great food!

Kyle Wardin

Food is always amazing and prices are not outrageous. Staff is always helpful and do an amazing job taking care of you. It is always a pleasure to eat there!

David Hargreaves

Great Valentine's day atmosphere. Very attentive staff.

Ameet Kamath

Consistently good

Carolina Margaria

Delicious! The service is outstanding, the drinks just keep on coming, the food is delicious and I honestly can't say enough. THE BEST GARLIC FRIES in the Twin Cities. --------------------- Update: Highly recommend the tartare, the lamb, the steak, the tres leches cake and the fries. They no longer do the garlic fries but the fries are still on point and I could drink the garlic aoili it's so good. We've been coming here for 3 years and it's still a super chill intimate place with amazing food and great service. The menu can change whenever they feel like it (they print it the day of and can even customize it if you have a special celebration) so you never get bored!

Lee Kafkas

Robert Stryk

Limited menu of quality food excellently prepared with good wines in a pleasant quiet restaurant.

Eduardo Rodriguez

Best place to have a family dinner

José Raz-Guzmán Castro

Kevin Capp

dave carco

Best experience EVER !! This is a perfect gem!! Make sure this is on your list!

Curt Godfrey

Aimee S

I absolutely love the atmosphere, amazing food, wonderful wine selections, great hospitality, attentive and caring staff! I love the Steak Tatar and Scallops! However, all of their food is spectacular! Additionally, they often contribute to their community, via fundraising events. Please look no further for your next dining experience!

Mildred Reed

Such an amazing dinner with my husband. Food was fresh and service is amazing. Steaks were well cooked. Will definitely go again

Lex Talionis

Really excellent French-style food. I usually go for the Arctic Char (a hybrid salmon trout fish) which has never let me down. The pistachio-crusted pork tenderloin is also awesome. The onion rings are apparently awesome but are also seasonal so I've never had the opportunity to try them. The salads and deserts have also never let me down. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience because they don't disappoint. The owner is usually working the crowd so if something is amiss, just speak to him--very friendly guy and very approachable!

Jonathan Woods

Great French cuisine in an intimate, cozy setting with fantastic service. The menu changes daily though some menu items are persistent. I had the french onion soup and rack of lamb with a pôt de crème for dessert.

Cecil Kimaro

The ambiance of this place is awesome. Check it out.

Jeremy m

One of the best meals i've had in the tc. Very good, and it was nice to be in a less busy residential area.

Charles Eide

Gail Nelson

Emily waited on us at the bar —- most excellent hostess !!

Loic T.

Grant Weber

Cave Vin served fantastic appetizers and wines, but the service was what really stood out. Our waiter was attentive, polite, and extremely knowledgeable about all of the offerings.

Karen Buhman

My husband and I ate at Cafe Vin for the first time today and it was beyond expectation. The pistachio crusted pork tenderloin was juicy, tender and so flavorful. The steak and frites was the best steak my husband ever ate. Wine selection was very goid. The service was relaxed and attentive at the same time. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Warren Coe

Great food. Great service. Thank you Cave Vin.

Brian Lebakken

We had a wonderful dinner with our immediate family after a funeral, and this was an ideal spot for our group of 7. They were able to customize a menu with the picture of my father-in-law (at the restaurant) which was a nice touch. All of our meals were wonderful, the service was great, and we weren't rushed. It was also pleasantly quiet -- enough so that we could all enjoy our stories without having to compete with a noisy atmosphere. It had the feel of a well-loved neighborhood restaurant that focused on the food and experience more than a glitzy concept or decor. I would definitely dine there again and especially for a special occasion.

Trish Wise

The owner was very nice and chatted with us. The food was great.

B Chloe

We tried the Chicken liver Patee and that was delicious. Then we had that France onion soup, it was fair but too sweet. We tried a couple weeks later the Patrick's Bakery and Cafe and enjoyed that one more.

rob a

Mike Han

Excellent and wonderful service, excellent food!

Elizabeth Rafferty


The food is delicious and service is excellent.

Michael Bosveld

Very friendly staff, with a nice patio. However, the food was only so-so.


Small cozy place with great food!

Sir Anthony

Tori Herman

Adam rocks!

Michelle Miles

Anthony Bosca

A long-time fave that never disappoints.

Joe Johnston

Jill Heath

Kanchan Lamsal

Food was amazing and the service was awesome. I would recommend the Tarter, the flank steak and the trés leches. We got fries compliment of the chef and that was

Dan Vack


Dan Cleary

allison krueger

This was our first visit, and without questions will not be our last. The service was impeccable, the appetizer perfectly paired with wine and the food, amazing. I highly suggest this restaurant for a great date night, or night out with friends. You will not be disappointed.

Tomm Hanson

Fantastic food, outstanding service, great wine, and we love Ken!

David Levine

Chris Johnson

Quiet, under the radar spot with excellent food, service, wines at reasonable prices. Most authentic pommes frites (real French-style fries) in the Cities. Delicious sauces artfully used.

Jim Villeré

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended. Great wines.

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