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Blondette, Minneapolis, MN

Blondette

4.1
4.1
64 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Blondette is a French-inspired restaurant, concepted by award-winning chef Daniel del Prado, offering traditional French cuisine fused with Pacific Northwest ingredients. Housed in a gorgeous glass-covered atrium complete with an outdoor terrace and one of Minneapolis’ only retractable roofs, Blondette invites guests to mix and mingle under the stars all year long.

In addition to dinner daily, each Saturday and Sunday, Blondette serves up elevated brunch fare from 9am - 2pm. Reservations recommended but not required.

LOCATION: Blondette is located on the 5th floor of the iconic Rand Tower Hotel, conveniently attached to the Downtown Minneapolis Skyway. Concepted by acclaimed Minneapolis chef Daniel del Prado, each of Rand Tower Hotel’s restaurants and bars is a destination all its own, offering locals and travelers a unique culinary journey they won’t find anywhere else.

PARKING: Complimentary valet parking for up to two hours is available with dining validation.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, French, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (612) 224-3750
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel del Prado
  • Catering
    Rand Tower Hotel’s meeting and event catering menus offer inventive and fun expressions of classic banquet cuisine by our culinary team. With select dishes concepted by acclaimed Minneapolis chef Daniel del Prado and inspired by signature items from our restaurant menus, our team can help you plan a creative menu perfect for your group.
  • Private party facilities
    Centrally located in downtown Minneapolis, our historic boutique hotel offers a variety of luxurious special event venues perfect for executive meetings and corporate luncheons, cocktail hours, family gatherings, wedding weekends, and everything in between. Blondette is available for a buyout for an exclusive experience for your group.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Mill District
  • Cross Street
    Valet is located on South Sixth Street in front of the hotel
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 64 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

64 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the food and the ambiance wish there was more options in the menu but regardless the food was good!

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  2. RafaelM

    Minneapolis

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner. Great service and food. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate for al fresco rooftop patio dining. Maybe next time.

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  3. KImmysue68

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty rooftop atrium setting. A bit chilly with door open. Food had too much mustard seeds in it - the beef tartare and the burger. Waiter was friendly but seemed new, a bit too anxious and stopped by too many times. Place has potential - it does have a hotel restaurant vibe.

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  4. Aarob

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for drinks and dinner for Mother's Day (2 of us without any kids). They seemed understaffed with wait staff. The drinks we got at the bar beforehand were quick and nicely done, but another round at the table took almost 20 minutes to get and the bar and restaurant were not busy. We shared several appetizers and 2 mains and the food was delicious and unique, but again the attention to service was not there for what I'd expect for a restaurant of this caliber. The setting is lovely and it was a perfect evening to dine there. Would definitely try it again and chalk it up to being a Sunday and Mother's day when the more experienced staff was likely off.

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  5. Noah

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent but…..there was ONE waitress for the entire restaurant and it was busy….She was great but could not handle the crowd. Also, the smallest martini everyone at our table EVER got in a restaurant….Also they were out of the salad we wanted, the desert we wanted and the hamburgers………..So while the food was good probably non of us would go back….

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was in impression they had lunch. But they only had brunch

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My meal was outstanding and the ambience was outstanding.

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  8. TabithaH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my son out to celebrate his birthday and was looking for a rooftop restaurant experience. Our service was absolutely amazing! Our server went above and beyond going over the entire menu explaining what everything was. She even helped us sing happy birthday and the entire restaurant joined in. Great experience. The venue was beautiful especially after sunset when the downtown lights came on. The only downside was the very limited menu. I did get to try some new foods which was great but the entrees and appetizers didn't even fill half the menu. Even so I would recommend this restaurant for the experience/ views and overall exceptional service.

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  9. Jsmarineau

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le menu ne fait que diminuer cela produit la déception des clients

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  10. happyduck

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, decent portion, execellent drinks.

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  11. BruceP

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic hotspot for a memorable occasion with fantastic food.

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  12. DavidK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We tried to love it. The food was mediocre. Drinks were ok. Dinner was at 7pm on a Friday and the lack of guests should of spoke volumes to us when we walked in.

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  13. AleahV

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is great- cocktails are great and the room/location are beautiful! Staff is kind and attentive. The food and drinks are a little pricey for brunch. I encourage the powers that be to generate a few cocktail options that are $14 or less, put the coffee in bigger cups/ provide more of it, and to add a piece of toast to the mushroom/gruyere omelet order.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were there on a sunny cool day & it was sweltering in the restaurant. Despite having a confirmed reservation for 3, they seated up at a tiny table for 2 & added a 3rd chair which made things very crowded. The omelet was amazing; the steak & frites w/ eggs was beautiful (the eggs were perfect; we ordered medium rare steak & it had no pick but was still delicious); the curried mustard w/ the fries was very tasty! The beef tartare was OK. The drinks were really interesting & tasty; they do have draft beer altho’ it is not in the menu.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Limited options but great food and drinks.

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  16. GeraldB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived on a Wednesday which we did not know in advance has a extremely limited dinner menu. The dining room was colder than chilly and the air moving fast enough to waggle the Leafs on the flowers. The music was a pulsing bass beat from some RAP song. It wasn't loud enough to hear the actual music, but the constant thumping was annoying. We moved into the bar area, much more comfortable seats, less noise, dim lighting. We ordered one drink apiece and some pomme frites, paid the bill and left to find a seafood restaurant. It was also confusing to get to because after normal business hours there is no way to get in from the skyway level. Overpriced in general. 50 years ago I worked at the stock brokerage firm that owned the building then and so wanted to enjoy the art deco architecture and ambiance, I won't be back.

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  17. DLK32

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Great food, great server…. Constant and extreme draft from vents made us very uncomfortable. Even the plants were swaying!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Loved the design and aesthetic. The service was wonderful! Highly recommended. Is worth the price!

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  19. ShawnaL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome spot for a Sunday brunch. The food was delicious and fancy. I will definitely go back. Everything was clean. People were friendly. Beautiful ambience can’t wait to go in the summer.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blondette is always amazing. Easily one of the best restaurants in the city.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Literally loved the vibe, food and everyone’s service🫶 they all seemed stressed as heck but were still running around doing their job and I just wanna say thank you guys for all that u do💛💛

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  22. JoshT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambiance. Great food and drinks, even better service.

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  23. Ashley

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    awful, terrible service.. food was incredibly small portioned and came out incorrectly. Safe your money and go elsewhere.. awful.

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  24. RavenR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food & nice ambiance. Definitely recommend for any occasion.

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  25. Cynt

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was amazing. I had a great time celebrating my birthday. We were outside in the igloo, it was an amazing experience. Our waitress was great. She did not miss a beat.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, drinks and service. Loved the venue and the atmosphere.

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  27. SkylarG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible. View and ambiance was very nice. 110% recommend coming here at least once in your life. The wagyu was the best steak I've ever had in my whole life and I can't recommend it enough. It might be slightly on the more expensive side but I would gladly pay the price again to have that experience.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good vibes Good food and overall A very fun night , better than we expected

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  29. benr

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place got it going on! Absolutely beautiful inside. Friendly staff, the food was amazing 10/10 amazing and the food came out super fast. No long wait times. I’ll definitely be back. Keep up the good work.

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  30. Patrick1

    Minneapolis

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here. Overall, really good. We had the Pommes Anna, the Aligote, and the Burrata appetizers. The mussels, the roast chicken and the risotto for mains. Food was good. Service quite attentive and personal, but not intrusive. Strange thing. The chairs were very high, and rather uncomfortable. The pink neon was also distracting and unnecessary. Didn't really understand a short rib entree for $115 either. It was so out of the realm of reality in terms of price. Dessert was the Chamomile creme brûlée and the Pot au creme type mousse. Both excellent. Thanks for a great time. Wine list was very limited, cocktails we had were good.

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  31. SavvyDiner

    Minneapolis

    170 reviews

    5.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed a great dinner here on Saturday night. We shared the aligot potatoes. I had the scallops and my husband had the duck l’orange. We had the chocolate soufflé for dessert. Very enjoyable 😊

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  32. EronM

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. The food was cold and listless. The chocolate trifle was excellent. The drinks were ok

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  33. ChristopherV

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was my first time visiting the restaurant. Maybe it was an off night so I won't be overly harsh. They may be understaffed so the service was slow. The food was fine, the atmosphere was good. The ceiling is clear so you can see the lighted buildings that hang above, and that was nice. Maybe I'll give it another chance in the summer when hopefully it will be better.

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  34. AmandaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I went to Blondette on a Tuesday night with a normal dinner time reservation. It was DEAD. I mean, we're talking me and two other diners the whole time I was there. When you have a restaurant that is nearly empty, you expect to get great and attentive service. NOT the case. It took at least 10 minutes for me to be greeted by my server. Cocktail I ordered right out the gate came 20 minutes later, after my appetizer that I ordered arrived. I ordered a burger without fries for my entree, and got fries brought anyway (that were an $8 upcharge). When my ticket came to me, it got rung up incorrectly as a $0 charge and I told my server, who was grateful but didn't apologize for the extra wait time or error. Now, the good- the food was WONDERFUL. I got the oysters and the burger, which were both phenomenal (fries, average). The cocktail I got (the La Vedette) was perfectly prepared and came with a fun little sidecar of champagne that you could add or drink separately. Prices are steep but I was happy with the presentation and the value once I tasted everything. You're also paying for atmosphere, which it is beautiful inside. I would definitely come back to Blondette, but hope to have much better service for future visits- maybe just an off night, but you really expect to be taken care of well when the restaurant is empty.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat in an igloo on the roof. It was delightful! The cocktails were terrific and the food quite good. Highlights are apps. Entrees great but not as mind blowing.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve been to Blondette multiple times before and return because the food is typically great and the service has always been amazing. On our most recent trip for my wife’s birthday this was not the case. This experience was poor from the beginning to end. The host had no idea what was going on, our waitress was… disinterested at best and the food was marginal. The drinks came faster than normal and the kitchen team that brought out food we great but the rest was disappointing.

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  37. HananH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and our server were absolutely amazing. Thank you for a lovely evening!
    BlondetteResponded on February 2, 2024
    Thank you so much HananH! We hope to welcome you back in the future!

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  38. RobinS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excited to visit as Rand Tower is a lovely building and we officed there for many years. Had a 7:30 on Saturday and had no valet operating which not a huge deal because parking was not bad on the street. Ordered and about 15-20 minutes later were told our shareable portion main course we were planning on was not available. Not a huge menu so thought that was unusual that early on a Saturday. We were both underwhelmed by our second choices of Wagu steak and burger. We enjoyed our leek and burratta appetizers cocktails and wine. Overall we would return for a cocktail and appetizer but probably won’t do dinner anytime in the near future.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetisers were good the leeks and the tuna. Main course weren’t as good as the appetisers but the deserts were delicious specially the choclate moose

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  40. Chantelm

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space, food was great. I will come back!

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FAQs

Blondette offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 224-3750.

Blondette is rated 4.1 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blondette

527 S Marquette Ave floor 5, Minneapolis, MN 55402-1309

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Valet is located on South Sixth Street in front of the hotel
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown / Mill District
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, French, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Daniel del Prado
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (612) 224-3750
  • Catering
    Rand Tower Hotel’s meeting and event catering menus offer inventive and fun expressions of classic banquet cuisine by our culinary team. With select dishes concepted by acclaimed Minneapolis chef Daniel del Prado and inspired by signature items from our restaurant menus, our team can help you plan a creative menu perfect for your group.
  • Private party facilities
    Centrally located in downtown Minneapolis, our historic boutique hotel offers a variety of luxurious special event venues perfect for executive meetings and corporate luncheons, cocktail hours, family gatherings, wedding weekends, and everything in between. Blondette is available for a buyout for an exclusive experience for your group.
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