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The Craftsman Restaurant and Bar

4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301
+1 612-722-0175
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork chop” (7 reviews)
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4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and always loved the food, the service and ambiance. We instantly knew something was wrong when we walked in on a Saturday night and it was nearly empty. The vibe was weird, the music awful!!! (60s) and the...More

Thank nmmelancon
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We went for an anniversary dinner, the food and service was excellent. Probably the first time I’ve ever wanted to try every item on the menu!

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for years and we were unaware of the ownership change when we visited this month. We were kindly greeted by the new owner ( as of Jan. 2017) who explained that he had hired a...More

Thank ponsib
Reviewed 19 January 2017

As a person who has been going to this restaurant since 2005, I feel that I have a decent perspective on this establishment. It's been a place I have taken dates, business colleagues, and special friends. I have felt a sense of pride regarding Craftsman...More

2  Thank Jordan S
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We rolled down here after having a few drinks at the Longfellow Grill and enjoyed another round, Surly Furious for me($6), Vodka($6.50) drink for my friend while we contemplated dinner. There are a lot of options nearby and the menu wasn't really speaking to me,...More

Thank TryppAdams
Reviewed 11 May 2016

When the server begins by saying that they are out of 2 of the 3 specials for the evening and you are the first people in the restaurant, be concerned. The items ordered all fell into the 'acceptable but forgettable' range, not what you go...More

1  Thank eatplaylove
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Running a high-end restaurant is ridiculously hard, and I hate to knock a locally-owned place. But Craftsman charges fabulous prices while delivering a less-than-fabulous experience. The menu is very small, and we waited a very long time for service. I was informed that the salmon...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This restaurant is on East Lake and has been around long enough to be very solid. The décor is, of course, Craftsman style and very comfortable. This is a good place to relax and have a nice visit. The drink, beer and wine list is...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Craftsman is a favorite destination - the food is delicious, the service staff well-informed, and the drinks are creative and tasty. What more could you want?

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Lots of Craftsman-style wood, dim fixtures, wood flooring and seating...all puts guests into "the era." A bit more fabric, a few pillows and soft comfort would make the great dining area more hospitable...some brighter art lighting and more of the handicraft visuality would make the...More

Thank deem705
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4300 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2301
    (43rd Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-722-0175
  • E-mail
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