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903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1285
+1 612-339-5058
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415-1285
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had appetizers and drinks here the night of a concert at USBank Stadium. Drink & god service was slowest I've ever received. It took 20 minutes to even get out drink order taken, 20 minutes to get our first drinks. I then ordered mine-...More

Thank kimmysue42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were told by the bar tender at our hotel this was the best restaurant in Minneapolis, so we looked at the reviews and while they were good, the restaurant was rated 60th of 1811. We almost didn't go, but we decided to give it...More

1  Thank Waynebg5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely find. The cocktails are especially unique and delicious as are the tapas were scrumptious; try the gummy bear sausages were a sweet/savory surprise. You'll enjoy your visit to Sanctuary.

Thank PLC64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful tasters menu paired with delicious glasses of wine (the fume blanc was crisp, fruity and chilled perfectly and the Santa Margarita Ranch Ancient Peaks Zin from Paso, had nice fruity nose, was full bodied with a slightly smoky cherry essence) during...More

Thank Escapehybrid
Reviewed 9 July 2017

you won't confuse this with a haute cuisine restaurant - they don't try to be one - but the menu is very good. items such as roast bone marrow, lingonberry cream cheese, elk flank and roasted duck stick in your mind. the gummy bear bruschetta,...More

Thank artsmith147
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Interior is nice and staff is friendly but that is about all. Prices are high but food is mediocre at best. Chefs tries way to much to be different but succes rate is low. Wasn't impressed at all.

Thank Ignace D
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I'm going to regret putting the word out, but this place deserves it. I've been to Sanctuary 3 or 4 times now. It's a favorite of the Guthrie Theatre crowd because it is 2 blocks away. But the rest of the world seems to have...More

Thank Gerry S
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Sanctuary is a wonderful go-to restaurant that offers creative and exceptional food in a wonderful setting. It's a perfect spot for a romantic meal or a gathering of friends. We sampled everything from a deconstructed wonton to exceptional steaks and pork tenderloin, topped off by...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We came to Minneapolis for an event and we looked up places to eat. Decided to check this place out. We all had something different and all was amazing and artfully presented. Even the wait staff was attentive, warm and welcoming, yet not once did...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, walked in at 9:15 when closing at 10. Had a great meal and dessert. Would go back and wrote this review so I could look up this place in the future easily.

Thank Joseph R
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1 September 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
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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