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123 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1657 (1st Avenue & 3rd Street)
+1 612-746-5533
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We enjoyed some of the most flavourful, well prepared and beautifully presented food that we've had in a long time. The flavour combinations are surprising (or even downright odd) but delicious while still being true to authentic Mediterranean dishes. At our table we had several of the appetizers, a seafood tagine, a lamb tagine and lamb chops. Everything was cooked... More 

Thank Patrick B
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We've come twice and have had consistent experiences: relaxed setting, fabulous service, and outstanding food. I wish I could eat at Saffron every day. Seriously, every bite was a treat! And dessert was so exceptional my husband wants to return and have one for dinner and another for dessert. I'd hate to have missed the entree!

Thank Snarglebop
Greenville, South Carolina
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here. Wine list perfectly chosen to compliment Mediterranean food. Service was just right to help create a relaxing evening. We shared several small plates and one lamb tagine. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Noelle K
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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477 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

On a rainy night, this wasn't our first choice option but were pleased our other choice was booked out. The middle eastern dips were very very good and to have a choice of Moroccan options was a pleasant surprise. Their lamb tagine however was more like a stew or soup - less liquid would have made it much better. Also,... More 

Thank Mutiny
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Server was well informed, knowledgable and intuitive with his suggestions. Every course had its own story to tell; it was fresh, cohesive yet dependent and tight. The ambiance was quiet and tasteful. The food was the best part of the experience. The only downside was eating so much great food for dinner we could only manage one delicious dessert between... More 

Thank Jolynn G
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I've traveled all over the Middle East and was very hopeful for this restaurant and this came recommended by a friend who is vegetarian like I am. I thought the food was OK, nothing outstanding. Each dish had a puddle of oil in the bottom of it and hummus which is classically served with a touch of oil on the... More 

Thank Lee E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Saffron never disappoints. The flavor combinations are impressive and original. Great space and service, this restaurant should be on everyone's list.

Thank 483jeniferm
Princeton, New Jersey
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The food is just good. Authentic middle eastern food, a trendy bar area, and great service. I've eaten here numerous times over 6 years with different groups of people and have never been disappointed. Every dish is great and has insired me to try Tagine cooking at home

Thank Lynne L
Rivers, manitoba
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Came here while on vacation in Minneapolis. Dinner was amazing had the fried cheese curds with rhubarb chutney and the fried cauliflower with yogurt dipping sauce and the foie gras stuffed figs for appetizers all was delicious! Then had the gnocchi for our entree and that too was amazing really light and melt in your mouth! Defiantly gonna check this... More 

Thank Valdine J
Aspen, Colorado
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I am an admitted foodie! Food fell short. Pita served cold. Food so over seasoned it was overwhelming. Green beans stewed using family recipe was actually inedible (for me). The staff is friendly and nice and the restaurant really tries to deliver.

Thank Jonathan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1657
    (1st Avenue & 3rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: If you are taking the light rail to downtown Minneapolis, we are only 2 blocks away from the last stop at first Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-746-5533

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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?