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Eli's Food and Cocktail East

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American, Bar
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815 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1211
+1 612-623-3671
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Dine in, take out, bunch, happy hour...this has been our home away from for years. We being family, friends, co-workers & travelers. They also participate in dining out for life & I volunteer with them!

Thank Amanda T
Hudson, Wisconsin
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213 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Everything in the menu is great. The Truffle Burger is fantastic. Service is excellent. Drinks, wine are wide and professionally served.

Thank cetobler
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes because we have eaten at Eli's other location in the past and that was excellent. This was just "okay". The food was nothing special. Chicken Marsala was a letdown. The service was average as well. We will skip this location in the future.

Thank GracieTravelsWI
Maplewood, Minnesota
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I first stopped at Eli's for lunch because it is close to downtown Minneapolis and has convenient parking. The reason I have gone back three times is the food! I love their bacon and egg sandwich on grilled sour dough. The sides are just as good as the sandwich. I've tried the jicama slaw, a conventional coleslaw and the tater... More 

Thank Dan43292
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

First time at Eli's and no wow or cool factor noted. My dry cider was lovely, but I could have had one at home. Decor needs to say something about what Eli's is about but doesn't. Asian taco dominated by thick, heavy fried wanton shell, meat was tough, and low on flavor front with the exception of wasabi. My friend... More 

Thank trufflesque
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and the drinks are top of the line strong and worth the money. Been here a few times and recent visit was no different. Location is convenient, and prices are good. Sometimes a reservation is needed, and a mix in the crowd. For a no attitude, affordable, good food and drinks, this is the place!

Thank Roger W
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Our family brunch gathering was absolutely wonderful! Adults, kids, and toddlers sat outside and had a great time. We arrived about 15 minutes before the kitchen closed its brunch setup, but they were wonderfully accommodating. Our entire party dined well and we enjoyed our time at Eli's. Give these guys a lot of love! Great neighborhood place. Bloody Marys rocked!

Thank GeorgeGnm
Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I was a regular at the Downtown location when I used to live in Minneapolis. I've been to the NE Minneapolis location a few times since they opened. Don't let a "simple" menu fool you. This place has amazing ambiance, great service and super delicious food always with a twist. Pretty decent wine and cocktails list. Great for a quick... More 

Thank NikitaWorld07
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had a nice lunch here with friends. The cob salad with pastrami was very good. It can get a bit busy during the lunch hour.

Thank JMP386
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2016

A great place for brunch.. The homemade sausage is excellent. The service is friendly and efficient.

Thank David G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1211
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-623-3671

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?