Power Lunch and Dinner

Some of the best things in life happen over a great meal. And these Twin Cities restaurants offer up delicious menus and decadent space to make those good things--and big deals---happen.

Updated: July 20, 2009

Spots to Seal the Deal


Manny's Steakhouse

825 Marquette Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402

It doesn't get much more powerful than this: A revamped Manny's on the bottom floor of the renovated, art deco Foshay Tower, a Minneapolis landmark that's been given a new lease on life. Everything about the new Manny's screams retro, classy, deal-making and lavish. Even at lunch, the bar is dark and cozy, and the restaurant--while always bustling--is the best place in town to talk shop over award-winning chops.


Strip Club Meat & Fish

378 Maria Ave, St. Paul, MN 55106

Tucked into a corner of a burgeoning St. Paul neighborhood, the Strip Club offers up juicy grass-fed steaks, classy brats and big ol? steak sandwiches to a lunch crowd looking for an indulgent escape and their next big deal. The dining room is small and intimate, making it the perfect place for lengthy conversations and cocktail hours.


St Paul Hotel

350 Market St, St. Paul, MN 55102

Located near the St. Paul Capitol, the St. Paul Grill is where it all happens. The big windows overlooking the garden make it a sunny and happy spot all year long. And the classic steaks make it a must-stop destination spot for politicos, big wigs and business travelers.


Solera Restaurant And Event Center

900 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

This swanky downtown Minneapolis tapas bar turns any occasion--even a mid-week lunch--into a celebration. With a large selection of wines, cocktails and unique Spanish plates always on offer, diners can pick and choose their pleasure.


Vincent - A Restaurant

1100 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

This award-winning French restaurant in downtown Minneapolis offers up affordable and delicious lunch, plus happy-hour specials. The two-course menu is only $12.50, including a dessert or cheese. But the daily menu is so decadent and inspired, it's nearly impossible to pass up.


Graves 601 Hotel Minneapolis

601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55403

For an uber-modern lunch, complete with a contemporary art museum at your fingertips, there's no better place than Cosmos. Diners here nosh on small, artisan-created plates as ad execs, curators and media makers plan their next big move.