Winding down with a bottle of wine is a symbol of relaxation. Wine calms the nerves, eases aches and pains, and may even provide health benefits depending on which news report is making headlines on a given day. We all know wine is overpriced at restaurants, but here are some places where you can score a bottle for half-price.

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Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Swing by on a Monday when bottles are half the price. With a five-page wine list, you are sure to find something that suits your mood.


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2451 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Rinata is dark and cozy, perfect for a date night involving a bottle of wine. All bottles are half price from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily and all night Monday and Tuesday, pairing well with Rinata’s hand made pasta dishes.

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Kafe 421

421 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Enjoy a bottle of half priced wine at Kafe 421 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Grab a spot on the patio or near the window for some great people watching in the Dinkytown area.

El Meson

3450 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55408

Half priced wine is offered at El Meson all day Sunday through Thursday; a great pairing with El Meson’s Spanish Caribbean dishes.

Wilde Roast Café

518 Hennepin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Eating dinner at Wilde Roast Café on a Sunday or Monday after 5 p.m.? Then treat yourself to a half priced bottle of wine and relax amongst the studious and artistic crowd that frequents Wilde Roast.


Birchwood Café

3311 East 25th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

The Birchwood has a huge hand in the progressive local food scene and it is reflected on their menu using many local ingredients from Riverbend Farm. Every Monday and Tuesday, grab a bottle of organic or sustainable half-priced wine with your meal and feel good about it.

Caspers Cherokee Sirloin Room

886 Smith Avenue S.
West St. Paul, MN
(651) 457-2729

Opened in the 1970’s, the Cherokee Sirloin Room remains a favorite of the supper club crowd and with standards like top sirloin, crab legs, and baked potatoes, who can blame them? At the West St. Paul location, enjoy a bottle of half priced wine on Tuesdays alongside your steak dinner.


410 St Peter St
St Paul, Minnesota 55102

Meritage, in downtown St. Paul, offers amazing French flavors in their menu and wants to make the dining experience more affordable during Recession Sundays. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meritage offers a prix fix menu for $26 along with half priced bottles of wine.

Amore Victoria

1601 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

A boutique style Italian bistro, Amore Victoria serves dishes made from scratch and has an international wine list boasting over 100 selections. Sunday through Tuesday enjoy half priced bottles and dine in the wine cellar to make the most of your experience.



3118 W Lake St.,
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Tryg’s is a beautiful restaurant great for meeting friends at the bar or enjoying a cozy dinner in a private booth. Enhance that cozy feeling on Sundays when bottles of wine (up to $75) are half priced all day long and warm up next to their impressively large fireplace.

-Crystal Grobe is a local food blogger who writes the WCCO blog, Bite of Minnesota, focusing on fresh and local foods in the Twin Cities area. She is passionate about discovering great food and recipes and enjoys sharing those finds with others. Crystal also blogs at Café Cyan, City Pages and Twin Cities Food Finds where she talks about cooking, food events and restaurants.