401 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541444.988481 -93.254965
Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: University, Nicollet Island
A Hot Dish, It's NOT – On Memorial weekend, my husband and I went to the Bulldog for the first time. Sunday, a.m., we went in, and there really was NO ONE their except 3 other customers. We ordered bloody marys from a waitress, who acted VERY PUT UPON to be working, didn't BOTHER to tell us that there were 2 different kinds. Then, acted very annoyed when we decided not to order food. We looked at the menu, and later decided (on Monday, Memorial Day), to go back and give it a second chance. That was our second mistake. Going the first time was the lst one. My Husband really wanted the chicken and waffles, we sat at the bar, and he proceeded to order, and they told him they were out of this item selection. Well, we kept seeing chicken being served, so finally I asked the bartender, "HOW CAN YOU BE OUT OF CHICKEN AND WAFFLES, WHE I SEE YOU SERVING LOTS OF OTHER CHICKEN SELECTIONS"? His response to me was (as he was throwing out a chicken BASKET with fries), "WE JUST RAN OUT, THAT WAS THE LAST ONE"! WHAT THE HELL DID THAT MEAN?! If an establishment is going to lie to their customers, then how can you trust them to patronize them?! Did they not want to take the time to heat up a waffle iron? Obviously, they had chicken!
They LOST two customers with my husband and I, which was a HUGE mistake considering the amount of people I come in contact with on a daily basis. It's NEVER a good idea to treat your customers like IDIOTS!
Thanks Mr. Host Guy – I went to the Bulldog NE last weekend with a group after a conference. I have been before multiple times and have found that it’s a great place for food and drinks. They are especially great when you are with an unfamiliar group because they have such an amazing menu and beer/wine list, anyone can find something they will love.
This is what I was thinking when I brought a group of my coworkers to the Bulldog, (I’m the new guy at the office and was trying to impress). When we arrived, I realized that I had been to the Bulldog NE before, but not on a weekend. It was BUSY. I was convinced that my group (of 10) would never get a table. I started to get that pit in my stomach that you get when you screw up in front of people that trusted your decisions. I spoke with the (very friendly) host and he acknowledged that they were (obviously) busy, and that he would do the best he could.
At this point, I still didn’t have high hopes of getting seated and food in any sort of timely manner. My group got drinks at the bar, and chatted. The host checked back with us a number of times which I appreciated, each time joking with us and giving us updates about our table. His outgoing attitude and friendly demeanor really put my coworkers at ease; he even gave us dinner recommendations.
After about a half hour we were seated, by this time we had all had a drink and were excited about the food. We were not disappointed, the server knew what she was doing and obviously knew a lot about the food. Everyone found something on the menu, (I personally LOVE the tartar). Everyone was happy and I became king of the office for a night. Thanks for being awesome Bulldog NE!
Wonderful Food, Usually great service – I was in a group of four on a not so busy Saturday, the front was 1/3 full and the service was awful. I was with my parents and they may not be NE cool, but they were the ones tipping and obviously not trendy enough for a certain server. The short, young, flippant, brunette man child obviously did not care about our table, only walking around and looking busy. He looked at our stack of menus twice before taking our order, saw our empty drinks several times without filling them (someone else had to do it for him and she was very nice), did not check back to see if everything was ok until we were practically finished and just generally carried himself with an "I'm better than you" attitude. I will go back, but if I get that sever again, I will be heading across the street to Whitey's and I suggest you do the same.
the food is good... The service is downright offensive – I would not recommend going to this restaurant unless you know someone. My group and I were blatantly passed over for people who clearly knew someone or "trendier" looking people. I may not wear fake pearls, but I feel like I deserve service just the same. If you can stand being snubbed for at least an hour, the burgers are delicious.
All around great bar. – I love the Bulldog N.E. I go there at least once a week. I love the food. (Especially the tots!) I love playing shuffle board with my friends for happy hour. I love the atmosphere and love the staff... With one exception. The waitress with shortish dark hair, Don't worry grumpy gal, I promise to never sit in your section again. You can roll your eyes and sigh at some other customers next time. I know I'm not a "regular" but, I am a familiar face. At the very least I'd like a forced smile. Please! Your other customers are going to catch on that you hate being nice and leave your section too.
Fantastic Experience! Great Beer & Food! Bulldog NE is the place to go! – Though this was my first time at the Bulldog NE, my Husband had previously visted this sleek but casual establishment and had raved about the truffle fries and beer selection. Upon entering, I was wonderfully suprised by the clean airy feel of the atmosphere with it's high ceilings and open space. There were plenty of people but it hardly seemed crowded, very comfortable table spacing. The music was jazzy and not too loud, perfect for a nice mellow evening out! Our server, (the curly haired one), was super friendly and attentive! We ordered the Pickle Platter and ColdCut appetizer plates and were absolutely floored by how delicious everything was! I especially enjoyed the chicken liver pate with tart cherries and the pickled eggs. Even the pickled herring, which, I'm usually not a big fan of , was ever so good! We ordered the Chicken and Waffles, as well as, the Itialian Meatloaf for our entree's and were in flavour heaven! The Truffle fries are especially tasty! Fantastic Food! Great Beer Selection! We were able to sample many different exotic beers and found it hard to pick a favorite! This is my new MOST FAVOURITE place to go in the TwinCities! Thank You Bulldog NE for a Wonderfully Memorable, Fantastic Night! I most Definately Will be returning again and again! The fresh flowers in the cozy restroom was a super nice touch!
TERRIBLE service – I have been here twice, once early afternoon, once at dinner time. Both times, my server took 10-15 minutes to greet my table, didn't refill drinks until the meal was over, and had to be flagged down by a busser to get the check. The staff was rude, and at one point pushed my friend without even saying "sorry." The food is good, but not worth being treated so poorly.
They now do brunch on the weekends!!!!!!! – I have been going to the bulldog ne regularly now for over a year. I have managed to work my way through nearly the entire menu. I have yet to be disappointed with a meal. I love their creative twists on traditional bar staples. However I do have my favorites. The Juicy burgers top my list. My favorite is the Rooster Burger. I find the staff to be very friendly and knowledgeable of their extensive beer menu.
I recently went early on a weekend day and was pleasantly surprised to find out that they now have brunch on the weekends. I had my heart set on a burger but decided that I would go for it and try the brunch. I decided on the ropa, which is sweet potato and sweet corn hash topped with brisket, bbq sauce and fried eggs. It was amazing. Tasty tangy and satisfying. The friend I was dining with followed my lead and ordered off the brunch menu as well. She decided on the veggie frittata . She was blown away by it.
I can't say enough nice things about this place. The atmosphere is very casual and comfortable. The service is well above average and the food and beer selection are exceptional.
The Bulldog NE is the best Food/Drink at the best price in town, hands down.
Bulldog N.E. is a great bar. – What a bunch if phoney bologna those other reviews are. I've been a loyal customer of the Bulldog N.E. since they opened. They have really transformed into a great bar. The food is outstanding, the beer selection is practically second to none. I have had service that ranges from informal, no nonsense to super friendly and knowledgeable. I would take the bulldog bashing seriously if there were one single specific detail. but there isn't. Looks to me like sour grapes. So, grapes. Have fun at Whitey's. I'll be over at the bulldog N.E. having the same great food and service I always do.
Worst Customer Service – Great selection of beer and good food however the service is the worst I have ever seen all the way from the serving staff to the Management. They do not care about the treatment of their customers.
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