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Vincent-A Restaurant

Try French-inspired dining at Vincent–A Restaurant.

Finding the right blend of comfortable atmosphere and quality food for a client lunch can be a challenge. Luckily, there are plenty of good spots for productive power lunches in downtown Minneapolis. Here are four we suggest.

Mission American Kitchen & Bar  is the business lunch hot spot, and it positively buzzes with energy at lunchtime. Fresh, simple New American cuisine is dished up in the cozy dining room, but you can also book one of two private rooms—complete with audiovisual equipment—if you really want to get down to business.  

For old-school style (think dark wood paneling and leather booths), take a cue from local steak-lovers and head to Manny’s Steakhouse. Located inside the W Minneapolis–The Foshay, this Minneapolis institution serves up some of the best—and biggest—steaks in town.

If minimalist décor and seasonal cuisine are more your client’s speed, try Vincent—A Restaurant for French-inspired fine dining. The restaurant offers a tasty two-course prix fixe lunch menu on weekdays, served up in an elegant dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows.

If you’re looking to impress, another good option is Cosmos, tucked inside the posh Graves 601 Hotel. The menu at the sleek eatery ranges from duck confit salad to ground chuck hamburger, and the modern interior provides a sophisticated backdrop for talking business.


Mission American Kitchen & Bar, 77 S. 7th St., 612-339-1000
Manny’s Steakhouse, 821 Marquette Ave. S., 612-339-9900
Vincent–A Restaurant, 1100 Nicollet Mall, 612-630-1189
Cosmos, 601 1st Ave. N., 612-312-1168



This article has been adapted from the original, which was published in July 2008 by MSP Communications.

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