Minnesota possesses a diversified dining industry that features hundreds of local, foreign restaurants that love to put on a show for tableside cooking. Tableside preparation is actually considered an art form and a craft. Its exact beginnings are not too clear but the practice may have started back in the 1880s. During the era of the aristocrats, chefs had to put on a spectacular display of cooking for entertainment purposes. As it turns out, restaurant-goers enjoy the detailed process of having food cooked in front of them as well. If you prefer dinner and a show, visit any of these Minnesota restaurants for tableside preparations.
Seven Sushi and Steak Ultralounge
700 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Seven Sushi and Steak Ultralounge has been serving the proud Twin Cities community since 2008. This 25,000-square-foot establishment’s four-story location offers practically the best of all worlds. The cuisine is a fusion of classic American steakhouse and Italian cuisine that offers a nice menu selection with refined tableside service. Under the leadership of David Koch, along with trained chef professionals, this award-winning location can deliver an ultimate dining experience. Whether you want to celebrate dinner for two or get together with friends, you will find pristine quality in every bite at Seven.
Afton House Inn
3291 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN 55001
Afton House Inn is located in one of the most scenic places in the state of Minnesota. The inn enjoys the close proximity of the St. Croix River and breathtaking scenery that is filled with beauty. Afton House has been in operation since 1867, preparing your favorite seafood dish or your preferred entree from sandwiches to flatbreads. The food is cooked with inspiration and freshly baked with an exceptional attention to detail. Tableside cooking is available for your guilty pleasures with each room decorated with a proud charm that can be noticed in every corner of the inn.
Tangled Up in Blue
425 Bench St.
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
Tangled Up in Blue restaurant may naturally make you think of Bob Dylan’s famous 1975 hit single, but the venue itself has a unique history told to customers who come to visit. The staff and service prides itself on meeting, above all, the customers’ needs along with their exceeding expectations. You will have a completely satisfying dining experience because the food is eclectic, unique and carefully crafted with each serving. The tableside service is impeccable and you must try the bananas foster dessert flamed.
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6534 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Kabuki Restaurant has been in business for almost three decades and started operations back in 1985. It’s one of the most frequently visited restaurants because of its high-quality Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is ready to serve customers for any special occasion and it includes beautifully decorated private tatami rooms. These traditional rooms use floor-style table settings for a more authentic experience. If you’d like to see your meal prepared alongside your table, reserve a teppanyaki dinner and watch the process of bringing food to plate.
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