1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis MN 55408
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 8am-12am
  • Tue: 8am-12am
  • Wed: 8am-12am
  • Thu: 8am-12am
  • Fri: 8am-1am
  • Sat: 8am-1am
  • Sun: 8am-12am


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Named “Best French Restaurant, populist vote” by Mpls St. Paul Magazine, Barbette has also received "best of's" from local press for its late night dining, desserts, wine list, date spot, music, and, of course, those French fries that accompany the steak frites. Chef Kevin Kathman uses local and organic ingredients as often as possible, presenting beautiful food in a casual, eclectic, bistro atmosphere. Says Star Tribune reviewer Rick Nelson: "I reveled in a meal that tasted far more expensive than the final tab suggested..." and, " a restaurant that can be enjoyed by diners of all ages." Tasting menus are available upon request with prior notice, and if you have any special dietary needs we are happy to accommodate when possible. Barbette is a member of Heartland Food Network, whose mission is to encourage and facilitate the increased consumption of local foods as a way to build stronger communities, healthier lives and a cleaner environment. Barbette also supports the work of The Land Stewardship Project, and a host of other organizations that focus on sustainable agriculture and supporting local economy.Barbette has an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail menu, and offers a large champagne list at near-retail prices.Barbette is named for the renowned aerialist Vander Clyde, who graduated from high school early so as to join the circus. Using the stage name 'Barbette', he became a world-famous performer, moving to France in the 1930's. He was a friend to Jean Cocteau and Man Ray, appearing in Cocteau's first film "LE SANG D'UN POÈTE" (The Blood of a Poet), 1930. Man Ray's photographs of Vander/'Barbette' appear beautifully reproduced in an out-of-print book along with Cocteau's essay about Barbette's performances. (If anyone finds our copy, please return it.) Vander Clyde later returned to the States and taught aerial work at Disney