Sanctuary Restaurant
Cozy spot for creative New American fare
American · Downtown · $$$
The Zagat Review
"Exceptionally well-prepared and well-presented" American cuisine that is "eclectic, inventive and beautiful" is brought to you by "knowledgeable" servers at this "delightful" upscale Downtown Minneapolis landmark; the "cozy" space within the "beautiful building" makes it ideal for "special romantic occasions" or a "fabulous pre-theater experience."
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
location 903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA phone +1 612-339-5058 website directions Get Directions
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Outdoor seating
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Google Reviews
This is one of my least favorite twin cities restaurants at this price point. While the grilled octopus was fine, my entre was a cold mishmash of random, poorly seasoned components. It was a special - lamb chops. There was cold squash that wasn't seasoned and tasted of rancid oil. There were weird cold walnut studded, smoked dates that were acrid and distracting. And the thoughtless pile of generic micro greens on top of 2/3 of their entrees isn't fooling anyone who's been out to eat in the last decade. Additionally my wife's salmon was supposed to be medium, but it came out with a cool center (which I like but my wife doesn't). She had to send it back to have them cook it more. No excuse at a restaurant that wants to complete at this echelon to not know how to cook fish. Perhaps sanctuary was once good. My guess is that proximity to the Guthrie has made them lazy.
Joel Rogness · April 30, 2018
The owner was so kind and really made me feel like a special customer. The environment is warm and cozy, but classy. The marrow was wonderful with the garlic and thyme. The fillet was so tender I barely had to chew.
Jaclyn Guenther · April 4, 2018
Amazing from the moment we walked in. Incredible food and drinks. Your mouth will thank you for eating here. Top notch food. The warm mulled wine they make and serve is SO GOOD!!! Service is great, good is all fresh.i HIGHLY recommend. And that fresh key lime "pie" dessert with super fresh fruit and sorbet... again AMAZING.
Neely Witham · January 6, 2018