A couple of months ago, Rob and I went to Butcher and the Boar for our anniversary and had a great time. It's a wonderful place to have a fancy and delicious dinner, but it's kind of hard to spend less than around $200. I was recently very pleasantly surprised to learn of their casual and much more budget-friendly beer garden, where you can sit outside, still receive great service, and eat fantastic food (for a fraction of the price you'll pay inside at dinner).
Check out their menus here! They have a terrific bourbon list which is totally not my thing but pretty cool either way. When we went for dinner we had the mushrooms, bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin, and the double-cut smoked pork chop (as well as a couple of cocktails), but for snacks on the patio a few weeks ago, we shared some ribs and their famous red hot Brussels sprouts (seriously, get those). Everything is good! I'm going back soon for the pickled vegetables and the smoked olives.
Butcher and the Boar
1121 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Prices & Specials 3/5