View Restaurant & Bar

(612) 920-5000 | View Website

2730 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions   55416

44.950164 -93.315056

Open Hours

Mon-Fri 11:30 AM - Midnight or later

Sat-Sun 11 AM - Midnight or later

 
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Tags: Dine At The Bar, Bar Scene, Fine Dining, Date Spot, People Watching, Outdoor Dining, Late Night Dining, Brunch, Happy Hour, View Dining, Romantic Dining

Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Traditional American

Price: $$

General Info: Open 7 Days

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Discover, Visa, American Express

Bar & Club Special Features: After Work

Neighborhoods: Cedar-Isles-Dean, Calhoun Isles

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Reviews for View Restaurant & Bar

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Service = Horrendous – This place has an attitude problem. The hosts and bartenders make you feel like you are a hassle. I got an idea, do your damn job and don't roll your eyes at customers. This place should go out of business shortly with the way things are going, and i wont miss it. I'd like to give it 0 stars, but 1 seems to be as low as I can go.

over a year ago

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEED BACK. WE AT VIEW ARE SORRY THAT YOUR EXPERIENCE WAS LESS THAN IDEAL. WE CLEARLY FAILED AT MAKING YOU HAPPY. PLEASE ALLOW US TO HAVE YOU COME IN FOR ANOTHER TRY BY GETTING YOU A COMPLIMENTARY GIFT CARD. EMAIL US AT INFO@VIEWCALHOUN

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Horrible, Awful Service. – I normally don't leave reviews, but just had brunch and had such awful service I wanted to let other people know. Showed up for brunch and took us forever to get menus, forever for our order to be taken, then the waiter forgot my coffee and didn't show back up for 10 minutes to be reminded, and when he brought the food he let me sit for 10 more minutes before coming back and realizing that I didn't have any silverware. When my friend produced a gift certificate he gave us attitude. At this point we started giving attitude back, and he called us "dicks." The food is mediocre, the location is difficult, and with service like this, there's no reason to go to The View. Especially if you get the asian guy waiter. I am never going back, there are too many other good restaurants in uptown.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Experience – I would recommend View to anyone!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food and service – Nice decor, great employees, fabulous food. The Steak Salad is to-die-for. The always-watchful management ensures you're being taken care of. The service is casual and friendly, personal. A great place to relax after work.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Mediocre food – I'm surprised to find so many positive review about View. My husband and I went for the first time yesterday for Sunday brunch and couldn't be more disappointed in a restaurant that looks nice and has a great location. I ordered the crab eggs benie and all I could taste was red peppers. My husband had a dried out omelet. I suppose I'm not surprised- there no line to get in for popular Sunday brunch and the manager was sitting on the stairs in the main dining area talking on his cell phone.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

excellent!!! – I had my birthday at the View recently and it was an amazing experience. Thank you so much to everybody who work at the View. Everything was perfect. Our waitress was the greatest, I really want to thank her for turning my birthday party in to a great night. THANK YOU!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great happy hour spot! – I've never had full on dinner at View, but it's the perfect happy hour spot! Also great for business meetings. They have great specials on appetizers and drinks, which can easily become a meal. I also love that their offer half sized salads. The spinach and fruit salad is AMAZING! Not overly fruity and the perfect vinaigrette to top it off. That with a glass of wine for under $10?! Excellent weeknight dining spot!

Ambience is great and parking is surprisingly easy as well.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great brunch in uptown – we went to view for a weekend brunch get together on saturday. there were 6 of us and we had their brunch. i have to say it was so nice to find a different place to go for brunch on weekends. our server was so sweet. great food, and amazing service. thanks

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Not as great as I expected – I read the reviews for VIEW and decided to book my birthday party there. We stopped in the bar to have a cocktail before dinner and the server was SO INTENSE! he barely stayed at our table long enough to take our order. he was very loud and pretty rude. we could see him spending lots of time at other tables, but could barely order a drink for us.

We moved into the dinner area where we had a table reserved for 15- they put 11 of us at one table and 4 at another table- i didnt want my guests sitting away from us- so i had the server rearrange the tables. we had 1 server for all of us and she was pretty quiet and a little stand-off.

The food was great and i would certainly recommend the food, but the service was just below par. The host/owner at the front door was the nicest man i've ever met- but the servers we encountered were nothing of anything wonderful.

i wouldnt recommend VIEW for large parties and i would recommend VIEW take a look at their staff and train them how to be more pesonal and more friendly to the guests.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great food, even better deserts – i had reservation for my birthday dinner with a few friends last friday night. our server nicholas was great. very friendly and helpful. we had the calamari, and stuffed mushrooms for appetizers, both very tasty. i had filet and my girlfriend had the tuna entree, i also tried a bite of my friend's pork tenderloin and i was pleasantly surprsied with the food quality. thanks for a good experience.

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