La Fougasse @ Sofitel Luxury Hotel

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5601 W 78th St, Minneapolis, MN | Directions   55439

44.860530 -93.354340

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm

Sun 10:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm

 
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French Provincial decor and fabulous, unfussy French fare at this underrated gem at the Hotel Sofitel.

Reviews for La Fougasse @ Sofitel Luxury Hotel

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Hotel BUT... – It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at referer.us/8/GoodHotelDeals They usually have some pretty good deals on there!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not available! – I tried to call for a Friday night reservation and found out that Sunday brunch was the only available dining for the public. Otherwise, it was private dining only.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Minneapolis Gem, One of the top 10 to 15 restaurants here – I have eaten here 3 times and everytime was wonderful. The service is almost as good as the top restaurants in town. The food is comparable to the top restaurants as well. I have always had one of the fish entrees and they always cook it perfect for the particular type of fish. The wine by the glass selection is good, some nice French and Cali selections.

The kitchen is open to the restaurant as are several fireplaces which make the atmosphere fantastic. Romantic diner to a nice business meal.

I brought some of my foodie friends from Singapore here for a business meeting and they love it so much they went back the next night. These guys have been to all the top ones here, 112, 20/21, la belle vie, etc. and I believe they talked about this restaurant more afterwords they any others.

Will be going back a few times every year. As a foodie I was surprised more people don't talk about this restaurant.

It is in my top 15.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Nice atmosphere- small menu – Went for a birthday a few months ago. It's a great looking place inside and the staff is great. However, the menu selection is pretty small and didn't find any exciting items I wanted to try. They also don't have a drinks menu or a signature drink but will make most things you request. The fruit cake is awesome!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Nice Atmosphere – We had a nice dinner in the restaurant which has a very nice ambiance. It was just very quiet the night we went. The service was very professional hightly recommended for service.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Just ok food! – We went in for a birthday dinner. The atmosphere (cozy fireplace) and staff were nice, There were hardly a few people dining here at the time we visited (8 pm on a weekday). They brought us a complimentary salad and dessert. But the food was pretty ordinary and well below our expectations. We eat out a lot and have done so at lots of nice places in the Twin Cities area, but this was pretty disappointing. The frog legs, the grilled fish or the dessert (chocolate cake or something) were just about ok. There are several better places than this for the same money. Don't go there if you have great food in mind. Wouldn't visit again for sure!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best paella ever – I was suprised to see that many comments considering this restaurant as French. My fiance and I decided to go there for our anniversary, and we had a wonderful time. We had the chance to talk to chef Serge who told us that It is a medditerranean restaurant with influences from all over. Yes South of France, but also spain (The paella is fantastic and the presentation will make you fall out of your chair), Italy and this month they are featuring a greek special. If you have a chance ask for Serge or the restaurant manager they are both french and they will guide you to the menu and wine pairing. The chef is funny and will defenitly entertain a part of your meal. Greg was our waiter and was very accomodating and knowledgeable. There is no dressing code and the atmosphere is very cosy. Price are reasonnable, it will depend on the wine you're choosing. Overall a great experience.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

for the unwary – If ever there was a tacky venue created for the untraveled parvenu, this is it. Blending traditional French harlequin with contemporary is not a good recipe for atmosphere. Mediocre food & a vodka bar... this does not feel like France. We ran the gamut this month entertaining out of state family & friends. There have been some gems and some bloopers. You know what this one is. All in a dining room filled with uptight people who secretly feel very uncomfortable trying to dress well. (Arrivistes) You get the distinct impression the whole joint is screaming for social approval. It doesn't have mine.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Best place to feel snotty... :( – While the food was good, and the server knowledgeable, I couldn?t shake the feeling that the rest of the patrons were so obsessed with themselves, they couldn?t relax & enjoy. Not only that, but they were LOUD - I wanted to yell across the restaurant, "Lady, I'm trying to eat here - please stop talking about your friends botched plastic surgery! "

This place serves good food, but if you are looking for an intimate meal with your friends or partner, this is not it ? my wife and I were actually relieved to get out of there!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Wonderful Valentine's Day – We picked the V-Day menu and it was wonderful. The food was fantastic. I enjoyed the salad because of the complex flavors of the dressing and the cheese. The Valentine?s Day desert was spectacular; two marshmallow-like hearts drizzled with chocolate served with raspberries and strawberries. I'm drooling just thinking about it. The fillet was quite good, cooked to the perfect medium rare.

The service was excellent. Waitress and host were very helpful and very polite.

I will go again for sure, this time perhaps to try their Italian menu.

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