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903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1285
+1 612-339-5058
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tartlet” (16 reviews)
“tasting menu” (16 reviews)
American, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1285
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my family after a big event and the meal was really delicious. We tried a number of appetizers and the only thing we couldn't finish was the bone marrow on account of how rich it was. All in all, it was a...More

Thank Alexander Y
Reviewed June 9, 2018

The Sanctuary is an excellent choice of names, because you instantly feel the serenity as you walk in the front door. AND, to add to the “specialness of this delightful atmosphere, is a quaint, cozy outdoor patio. From the gracious welcome from the owner/manager, Mike,...More

Thank kronina9
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Where do you go for a nice, romantic dinner when you want to celebrate a milestone birthday with your sweetie? Sure, you can filter on $$$$ places that will cost you a month's rent as you try to read the menu under dimmed lighting. We...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We were happy to find that Sanctuary was only a couple blocks from the Guthrie. Unfortunately, instead of enjoying a nice meal before a play, we spent a lot of time in a confrontation with the owner/manager. He tried to convince us that a tiny...More

Thank MaryJode
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Superb service. The best in flavors in the appetizer, entrees and dessert. A gem we finally found!!! Parking is super convenient. We'll be back.

Thank James U
Reviewed December 29, 2017

We loved the warm and inviting atmosphere at Sanctuary, punctuated by excellent service and care. The menu was interesting and everyone in our party of six found something delightful and equally scrumptious. Definitely will dine here again when I am in town! The mulled wine...More

Thank kaynjondoyle
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Sanctuary is a perfect combination of great food, warm ambience and welcoming staff. Michael oversees every detail in your amazing experience dining with him. Truly our favorite place to eat in Minneapolis. Never anything but a first class experience.

Thank JjJbabcock
Reviewed December 29, 2017

If you are looking for that special place for that special evening out, look no further! This is a one of a kind place with exceptional food, wonderful people, amazing service and cozy atmosphere! The menu is always changing but the quality stays the same...More

Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed December 20, 2017

The food was good, but nothing to write home about. Tartlets were decent; the soup could have used more spice. The playboy decor is not for everyone. Service was fine.

Thank mfriden88
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit after reading great reviews about Sanctuary. We were impressed with the facility, the ambiance and that they honored the type of table I requested on Open Table. We both ordered the 5-course chef’s selection and were impressed with each course....More

Thank L4180EMandread
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September 1, 2016|
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Response from strokeoluck | Reviewed this property |
Parking in their pay lot starts about 15' from their front door; couldn't be more convenient, especially in this downtown location. I don't recall if they have a pure gluten free substitute menu (e.g. gluten free pasta... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1285
    (Chicago Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Washington Avenue buses run in front of Sanctuary. Light rail and other buses stop near the Dome - less than a block South of (behind) Sanctuary.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-339-5058
  • E-mail
Sanctuary, with its chandeliers and vaguely gothic ambiance - protected by gargoyles like the sanctuaries of Europe - is elegant, yet comfortable. A fireplace warms cold nights - a patio with flowers and herbs celebrates summer. Sanctuary serves New American Cuisine – delicious, beautiful, out-of-the-ordinary yet satisfying combinations of the familiar with various immigrant touches. Focusing on fresh, local and seasonal, the menu changes every other month, Tasting Menus are served M-Th, Seasonal Specials weekends.
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