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Nightingale - Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Nightingale - Minneapolis

4.5
4.5
221 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Nightingale, a Whittier neighborhood food and cocktail lounge helmed by husband & wife team Jasha Johnston and Carrie McCabe-Johnston. Opened in October 2012, the restaurant offers a menu comprised of snacks, bruschettas and small and large plates designed for sharing. We embrace the social aspect of dining and look to deliver a full experience to our guests. Come in and get comfortable in one of our plush booths and enjoy yourself over dinner and thoughtfully crafted cocktails or interesting wines from our bar staff. Kitchen is open until 1:00 am Monday – Sunday.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (612) 354-7060
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Carrie McCabe-Johnston
  • Catering
    Please call 612.354.7060 for catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call 612.354.7060 for private event details.
  • Neighbourhood
    Whittier
  • Cross Street
    26th Street
  • Parking Details
    Nightingale is located on the northeast corner of the 26th St and Lyndale Ave intersection. Unmetered street parking is available on Lyndale Avenue, 26th Street, as well as on the surrounding side streets. Please be aware of all posted parking restrictions.
  • Public Transit
    MetroTranist Route 4 at 26th street.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

221 Reviews
  1. PaulaS

    Minneapolis

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for brunch - lots of different choices

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  2. Miguel

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent: servers, food, ambience and the regular pouring of bottomless mimosas.

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  3. CyntiaV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited about almost 45 for the food to come out. Food was OK. Atmosphere was great. The bottomless mimosa was good. The person service the mimosa was fairly nice and would refill our cups as soon as it's empty. However, she mentioned to our table that if she sees us slamming down our mimosas she would not come to get refilled.

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  4. HolmB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great drinks and excellent service. Their gimlets are ~fabulous~. Went to brunch most recently, and the freeflow mimosas came fast and frequently. Decent quality, especially for $10. Food was distinctly mediocre - all 3 of us thought our meals were a bit on the small side, did some unnecessary reinterpretation of brunch foods and I had to send my meal back (terrible pork belly). BUT, the service throughout was top notch and my replacement meal came quickly and with some wonderfully seasoned bacon. Maybe they have specialties we didn't know about. Bottom line: if you brunch here when you're thirsty and don't need a big meal, you'll be pleased

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  5. kimberlyh

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon was delicious! 2 meals and 2 glasses of wine with fries to start was $110 so definitely not cheap but the food was good,

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  6. VincentR

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, expect smaller plates. Beautifully decorated, ambiance was great.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely date night spot

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  8. JulianB

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nightingale is our go-to restaurant as we live in the neighborhood... and after a while, it's just like... why mess around when we can go to someplace that is always great, the food is great, drinks are wonderful and service is friendly and perfect. They make it too easy.

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  9. MirayaG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance! And allow for reservations!

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  10. Andrean

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nightingale is one of our favorite places to go and they were so kind to us on this night while we were also working. Can't wait to return! :)

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  11. MicheleK

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the oysters, cheese plater w the awesome blue cheese and the seafood gumbo. Scallops were relishes. Our waiter was also very attentive.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I never saw the bottom of my mimosa and the smoked pork shoulder was fantastic.

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  13. Pentacon

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived a 6pm on a Friday and it was already crowded, so I recommend reservations. We were seated quickly and green olives were set down as an aperitif. I normally don't like green olives, but they were tasty. We ordered the cheese plate which consisted of 3 cheeses and apple sauce. I had never had cheese and apple sauce, but it was amazingly yummy. I ordered the cannelloni and my date ordered the hanger steak. The cannelloni was very good and filling. Neither of us liked the mint sauce on an otherwise excellent steak. We scraped as much off as we could. The wait staff was very attentive and the water service was amazing. Over all we were happy with Nightingale and would go back again.

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  14. DonnaM

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, cocktails and service. My favorite restaurant in Mpls.

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  15. OBXer

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was closed when we arrived

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  16. LizC

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was really enjoyable until our mussels arrived and were in poor shape. :/ We'll skip the Mussels and frites next time and I'd suggest you all skip that entree option, also!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great brunch as always. Love the DJ spinning vinyl old school tracks.

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  18. MichaelE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    While the quality of the ingredients was good, the flavors were never quite right. The ribs were too sweet and the brussel sprouts boiled in texture and bland in flavor. The potatoes under the Tartare were undercooked and smothered in mayonnaise and the beef itself devoid of character. A bad night or a strange palate. Not sure if it is worth repeating. The burger, however, was just right.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fine. Everything was just fine. The menu looked great but the overall experience was...fine. There are many more interesting and delicious dinner spots in Minneapolis.

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  20. PaulC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    New Years Eve Dinner. Great start for the evening. Will be back!

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  21. PhilB

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I love Nightingale! It's a cool, smaller establishment that feels very comfortable to us. Our server was knowledgeable when it came to drinks and food recommendations. The raw oysters were varied and fresh, the steak was tender and flavorful, and the crab pasta was tasty and interesting. We have already made our reservation for Valentine's Day!

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  22. CalebL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nightingale is a local favorite and almost never disappoints. They offer two happy hours, with some great drink and appetizer specials.

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  23. SallyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One feels well looked-after at Nightingale. Welcomed. In good hands. The room has an solidly good vibe. The vegetarian in our group found more items on the menu than he could actually order/eat in one visit...and raved even days later about the cauliflower bruschetta ... best place he’s ever eaten in Minneapolis.

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  24. MarquitaB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service once we were seated was great. When we got there, we waited about 10 minutes before the host came over. We had reservations at 1230 and did not get seated until 1240. Would recommend better management of host station.

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  25. JimW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful dinner. The food and service was outstanding

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch is great. With all the inflation finding 10$ bottomless mimosas is getting harder to find. However. Kinda loud af

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  27. GmmG

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met four friends at the Nightingale and chose it because of an article that said you could have a conversation there without the noise level being a problem. It was great. We really enjoyed our table and the food. The service was wonderful from the hostess to the wait staff. We would definitely come back.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious French Toast and Bottomless mimosas were great; the server came by only once to check in on us and top off our mimosas other than that; we need to flag someone down if we needed anything. Good food disappointing service!

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  29. KatieK

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed our meals and the thoughtfully crafted cocktails. Our server was very attentive and good at reading the energy at the table.

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  30. AmeliaZ

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, service and beer list

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  31. Phild

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance for drinks, we didn’t get food so no rating there

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  32. Heath

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance. Very interesting food, well presented and delicious. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Only improvement would be if it could be a bit quieter it would be easier to talk.

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  33. 612Crew

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great food and drinks in my favorite neighborhood!

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  34. AnneH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All four of us commented on the amazing service. I plan to contact the restaurant to let them know...it was that ideal.

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  35. downtowndiner

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very cute space with a good vibe and nice ambiance. The server was prompt and friendly and was sensitive to our need to be on a schedule. Overall quite enjoyed our meal as well, although my brother was only moderately impressed by his pasta dish with mushrooms. I had the squid ink pasta and an arugula salad both of which were tasty. I appreciated that nothing was overly salty. The chocolate pot de creme for dessert was heavenly.

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  36. tallydoctor

    Minneapolis

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband had a seafood chowder or gumbo, he said it was good. I mistakenly bought a cheeseburger and the meat was bland. It's rare that these "designer" hamburgers are good so I don't know why I tried it. The fries were crisp though. The maple carrots were very sweet and only lukewarm. I think he liked his oysters too. It was a little pricey for the quality of food served.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around experience, as usual.

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  38. Mari

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went came to celebrate a birthday. Overall everything was good until the server said “ I’M NOT SURE WHAT YOUR PLANS ARE BUT WE NEED THIS TABLE FOR ANOTHER RESERVATION!” and walked away. We were there for 90 minutes. We finished our meal about 10 prior to him saying this! Is this the policy? I won’t go back there.

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  39. JMH32

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here! Awesome service, love the ambiance and the food is bomb!

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  40. RuthL

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were excellent .Noise level of music way too high.Domt understand the need for a disc jockey!

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Nightingale - Minneapolis does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Nightingale - Minneapolis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 354-7060.

Nightingale - Minneapolis is rated 4.5 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Nightingale - Minneapolis

2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    26th Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Whittier
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Daily 11:00 am–1:00 am Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Nightingale is located on the northeast corner of the 26th St and Lyndale Ave intersection. Unmetered street parking is available on Lyndale Avenue, 26th Street, as well as on the surrounding side streets. Please be aware of all posted parking restrictions.
  • Public Transit
    MetroTranist Route 4 at 26th street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Carrie McCabe-Johnston
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (612) 354-7060
  • Catering
    Please call 612.354.7060 for catering options.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call 612.354.7060 for private event details.
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