Although we did not stay overnight we popped in for a drink before a MN Twins game. In Twins jerseys and shorts we felt very out of place due to the elegance of Graves and mentioned this to our bartender as an off the cuff comment. He made us feel right at home and not out of place amongst the suit and tie crowd. Not only were the bartenders very welcoming but outside of New York City and The Hemingway Bar at The Ritz in Paris France I have never had a better Martini. That is saying a hell of a lot in my book considering the palate of the vast majority of Minnesotans equate Miller High Life as the Champagne of beers. At no other bar in Minneapolis / St. Paul have I been so attentively taken care of by bartender. He did everything short of standing on his head balancing three bottles of gin on his feet for us.
The following weekend we returned dressed in what I consider the appropriate attire for an evening of drinks and small plates not only because our first appearance was splendid but I wanted to see if it was a fluke or truly a place to make a staple in our repertoire of fine dining and cocktail establishments. I think my afore mentioned words speak to the fact that it was not a fluke. Whether I am in a fine Italian suit or cargo shorts and a Twins jersey anytime I pass by Graves is always a good time to pop in for a cocktail made famous by James Bond, The Rat Pack and is now elegantly served at the best bar in Minnesota.
Cheers to all.
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- A 22-story high hotel with a history of excellence, Loews Minneapolis Hotel is located at the confluence of business, theatre, and entertainment districts. We are connected by Skyway to the entire shopping and business district.Our rooms are equipped with high tech-high fashion design with plasma TVs, hand crafted headboards, rain showers in bath - Opposite Target Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Graves 601 Minneapolis Hotel Minneapolis
- Graves 601 Hotel Minneapolis
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