Visiting Loring Park, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Minneapolis neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a traditional American cafe to a brewer
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Loring Park, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Lotus Restaurant
Topping the list is Vietnamese spot Lotus Restaurant. Located at 113 W. Grant St., it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 675 reviews on Yelp.
Expect a variety of Southeast Asian dishes, including the Vietnamese chow fun, which features thick rice noodles stir-fried with fresh veggies; barbecue chicken fried rice with veggies; and traditional favorites like phở, pad Thai, sesame chicken or curry soup. Several vegetarian options are also available. Finish off your meal with banana wontons or flan for dessert. (See the full menu here.)
2. Cafe Lurcat
Next up is bar and New American spot Cafe Lurcat, situated at 1624 Harmon Place With 4.5 stars out of 436 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
This upscale eatery offers protein-centric dinner entrees such as Amish Chicken with wild rice and mushroom cream; the beef tenderloin filet with red wine syrup; and sauteed duck breast with duck jus. Special occasion menus are also available.
Looking for something to drink with your meal? Check out a signature cocktail like the vodka-laced Grapefruit Drop with lime and pink peppercorn. A variety of desserts are also available. (Check out the website for a full list of offerings, pricing and more information.)
New American spot Eggy's is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 120 W. 14th St., four stars out of 462 reviews.
This joint specializes in breakfast fare and its menu features everything from omelets, Benedicts and skillets to waffles, French toast and pancakes. Lunch specialties arrive on the menu as it turns from morning to afternoon, including sandwiches, salads and soups. (The full menu can be seen here.)
4. Lakes & Legends Brewing
Lakes & Legends Brewing, a brewery, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 118 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1368 Lasalle Ave. to see for yourself.
Yearlong craft beer options include the hoppy and juicy Barncat Farmhouse IPA, the light and smooth Marigold golden ale and the crisp and citrusy Great Wit North white. Seasonal brews are also available, including the chocolatey Silky Oatmeal Stout. This place also hosts events, parties and weddings. (Check out the menu for more information.)