Known for its shopping and proximity to southwest Minneapolis, Edina, MN is one of Minneapolis’ most upscale suburbs. I grew up living near the border of the suburb, often frequenting the malls and restaurants in Edina. During high school, I actually worked retail at both of the suburb’s malls.
Nationally, the city best known as being home to the first indoor shopping mall in the United States, Southdale Center. Locally, Edina is most known for its stylish commercial district, 50th & France; along with its high-end mall, the Galleria Edina; and popular parks such as Centennial Lakes Park, and Braemar Golf Course.
Given its well-heeled residents and proximity to Minneapolis, Edina naturally is home to some worthwhile restaurants. From locally-sourced, healthy fast casual to house-made pasta, you’re sure to find a restaurant in Edina that pleases your palette.
Note: due to Edina’s proximity to Southwest Minneapolis, and lack of clear boundary, restaurants on this list may include picks from neighboring Minneapolis and Richfield that are located around significant Edina landmarks.
The Best Restaurants in Edina, MN
3808 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Located in the heart of 50th & France, Coalition is an American restaurant originally founded in Excelsior by Chef Eli Wollenzien. In the words of Wollenzien, “Coalition is about the combined efforts of chefs, cooks, servers, farmers, vineyards, and brewers and I see that partnership extending to our guests by providing the highest quality food and service in a warm and welcoming environment.”
Coalition is down-to-earth, with a light sense of sophistication. While some menu items venture into fusion territory, such as the Korean tacos, nothing feels intimidating or unapproachable.
Coalition is known for being one of the best places to go for brunch in Edina, which is why I stopped in. After placing our order, we were welcomed with an amuse bouche of a sugary, warm donut hole served alongside raspberry compote. I opted for the shakshuka, a Maghrebi dish of lightly poached eggs, and sauce of chunky tomatoes, bell peppers, and warm North African Spices. The dish was given an American nod by being served alongside grilled ciabatta rather than pita or challah. It was exactly what I needed on a Sunday morning.
Broder’s Pasta Bar
5000 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Founded in 1982 by Molly and Thomas Broder as an Italian market, Broder’s Cucina Italiana is a truly a Southwest Minneapolis institution. The Broders then went on to open a house-made pasta and risotto restaurant, Broder’s Pasta Bar, in 1994. Fresh, house-made pasta is a rarity in Minnesota to this day, which makes Broder’s Pasta Bar that much more special.
Broder’s Pasta Bar is the type of place that makes people light up a little bit at mention. The Italian restaurant in Edina fosters a cozy, neighborhood atmosphere, and executes quality food without being overly pretentious. The pasta bar is the uncommon combination of a wonderful date night dinner spot and somehow also great for families.
You won’t need a reservation to dine on some of Broder’s fresh spaghetti, fettuccine, and stringozzi. Broder’s is strictly walk-in only.
Agra Culture Kitchen 50th & France
3717 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Agra Culture is a casual eatery in Edina fueled by a passion for clean eating and a whole foods diet. The healthy restaurant chain features bowls, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, and fresh-pressed juices made out of responsibly sourced ingredients, guided by the Dirty Dozen list, and containing no hormones, antibiotics, or refined sugars. Agra Culture boasts itself as a place for everyone, catering to many common dietary restrictions such as vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and dairy-free.
I had ordered from Agra Culture previously, only recently making it to their restaurant in Edina in-person. Service was counter and relatively fast. My dad and I really enjoyed the agra bowl, made of kale pesto, unfried brown rice, roasted squash and zucchini, thyme asparagus, and lime crème fraîche topped with a choice of chicken or tofu. I opted for the tofu with the addition of avocado. The bowl felt comforting and filling without being heavy. My mother went for the agra harvest, a large, colorful salad of organic romaine, kale and napa cabbage, quinoa, roasted beets, squash, and cauliflower, organic apple, smoked gouda, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, candied walnuts, and Agra vinaigrette.
Agra Culture’s bright, airy space; counter-service approach; and healthy, filling plates and bowls makes it a top spot for lunch in Edina on weekdays.
Salut Bar Americain
5034 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55410
Salut Bar Americain describes itself as “your brasserie down the block.” The sister restaurant to a flagship location in St. Paul, Salut focuses on classic French bistro favorites, alongside American classics like burgers and sandwiches.
The restaurant is a “come as you are” Frenchy, almost feeling a little camp, in the best way possible. I passed Salut for years without going in, finally changing that on a recent trip to Minnesota.
My boyfriend and I visit Salut for brunch recently, ordering a steak frites for him, and an eggs benedict for me (sub avocado, of course). We both agreed that our plates were above average in their categories, and strong enough to warrant a second trip whenever we’re hunting for brunch in Edina again.
3155 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435
CōV is a Nantucket-inspired eatery for coastal American cuisine originally located in Wayzata, on Lake Minnetonka, now expanding to Edina, at the Galleria. CōV serves everything from New England classics, like the lobster roll, oysters, clam chowder, and seared sea scallops, to fresh sushi and familiar appetizers given a revamp to almost feel like upscale tailgate food.
I’m going to be honest, I think there’s two types of people in Minnesota: those who love CōV, and those who don’t totally understand the appeal. I tend to lean towards those who don’t understand the appeal. CōV is a solid pick for New American food in Edina, and makes this list for being one of the best restaurants at the Galleria and a better option in the area than the RH Rooftop Restaurant across the street. However, ultimately, each time I’ve dined, I’ve left feeling a little underwhelmed by the quality at CōV’s premium price point (though I really did enjoy the mushroom balsamic flatbread, topped with greens and fresh ricotta).
My recommendation? Visit during the restaurant’s happy hour from 4 pm to 6 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays when pricing feels far more on par with quality.
Tavern on France
6740 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
Tavern on France, the original location of the Tavern Grill restaurant chain, is a casual restaurant near Southdale centered around classic American cuisine and a “build-your-own” concept for burgers, salads, and pizzas.
The restaurant is a popular choice for lunch and dinner in Edina, but in my opinion, what makes Tavern on France shine is its happy hour. Tavern on France’s menu feels standard American diet, which explains why appetizers on the happy hour menu hit the bar food mark on the head. My sisters and I were frequent patrons of Tavern on France’s late night happy hour whenever we were all home for the waffle fries (best in the state), cheese curds, and cheesy jalapeño nachos (and sometimes the off-special order of bruschetta, served with an addictive olive tapenade).
Unfortunately, Tavern on France’s late night hours have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels, meaning that for now, late night happy hour is a thing of the past. Until it makes its comeback, diners can still enjoy Tavern on the France’s happy hour specials from 3 pm to 6 pm Monday through Friday.
Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe
2928 W 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423
Across the street from Southdale Center in Southdale Square, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe is located in Edina, rather than in bordering Richfield. Patrick’s is a French bakery, café, and restaurant, whipping up some of the best pastries and desserts in the southwest suburbs. Diners can choose to sit inside in Patrick’s petite dining room, or outside on the sidewalk, in a bistro-inspired approach.
I’ve been in love with Patrick’s lemon raspberry danish for as long as I can remember, visiting Patrick’s with my dad on Saturday mornings to hopefully grab one before they ran out. Patrick’s bourbon pecan pie is a Thanksgiving staple, and their brunch isn’t half-bad either. Patrick offers a relatively classic menu for brunch filled with comforting plates. My go-to? The eggs benedict.
More Top Restaurants in Edina
Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to visit these restaurants in Edina yet, but they’re on my must-visit list for the future. These restaurants represent some of the most well-reviewed and locally popular restaurants in Edina.
Red Cow 50th & France
3624 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Red Cow is an elevated approach to a classic neighborhood tavern, featuring casual, rustic digs; gourmet burgers; and both locally and nationally sourced craft beer. There’s something about Red Cow’s hearty American menu that feels homegrown Midwestern.
With locations in Edina on 50th & France, in Minneapolis’ North Loop, and in St Paul in Cathedral Hill, Red Cow has earned a reputation for being one of the best burgers in Minnesota. Though the restaurant chain may be known for its burgers, vegetarians aren’t out of options, with a harvest veg bowl, grilled cheese, and Impossible burger all also on the menu.
The Lynhall No. 3945
3945 Market St, Edina, MN 55424
A hotspot for brunch in Minneapolis, the Lynhall recently expanded past its original Lyn-Lake location, opening the doors at its new Edina location on 50th and France. In addition to the Lynhall’s signature brunch, the Edina location also offers an afternoon tea from Friday through Sunday.
The Lynhall’s brunch menu features light plates with European influence, such as maple French toast, a breakfast polenta bowl, a croque monsieur, and fried halloumi. After winding down brunch and closing the doors at 2 pm Monday through Thursday and wrapping up afternoon tea at 3 pm on Fridays and weekends, the Lynhall transforms into a private event space.
The Lynhall’s buzzy reputation makes it a tough table to get. I recommend making a reservation well in advance.
Cocina del Barrio
5036 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55424
Cocina del Barrio is a lively modern Latin America tequila and tapas bar. Barrio’s all-day menu features authentic guacamole, snapper ceviche, signature salsas, several burritos, and a robust taco menu, amongst others.
Diners praise the lengthy tequila list, with over 100 different types of the Jalisco spirit. I’ve truly never seen a restaurant in the Twin Cities with such an extensive tequila menu.
Aside from Barrio’s restaurant in Edina, the chain also operates locations in Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, along with outposts at Target Field and MSP Terminal 2.
5555 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
If you’re looking for a romantic date night restaurant in Edina, Cavé Vin just might be your answer. Frequently described as a neighborhood gem, and the best kept secret in Minneapolis, Cavé Vin is a Frenchy New American restaurant in South Minneapolis. The restaurant is located right on the Edina border (it would be inside the border, if only on the other side of the street).
Cavé Vin focuses on French bistro-inspired plates, such as steak tartare, French onion soup, and steak frites. The menu also highlights two bistro burgers: one named after Armatage, the restaurant’s neighborhood, and another named after Fulton, nearby.
Reservations can be made only by calling the restaurant directly and leaving a message with your request. You won’t receive a confirmation or reply—Cavé Vin will only return your call if they can’t accommodate you.
5557 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Pizzeria Lola is James Beard Award-winning chef Ann Kim’s original venture. Located next to Cavé Vin, Pizzeria Lola sits right on the Edina-Minneapolis border. The restaurant has been frequented by several restaurant industry celebrities, including Andrew Zimmern on behalf of Food & Wine; and Guy Fieri for an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The restaurant was recently featured on Chef’s Table: Pizza on Netflix.
Those familiar with Kim’s other pizza restaurants, Hello Pizza and Young Joni, know that an Ann Kim pie isn’t like any other pizza. The chef has a penchant for the unexpected, frequently using unexpected ingredients. At Korean-influenced Pizzeria Lola, ingredients such as kimchi and soy-chili vinaigrette make appearances as pizza toppings.
Reservations can be made on Tock, and do frequently sell out during prime dinner times.
Bojae’s Wine Bar & Bistro
4950 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55410
A newer face in Edina’s dining scene, Bojae’s Wine Bar is a cozy neighborhood haunt featuring an array of familiar small plates, and a wine list of red, white, orange, sparkling, and dessert wines.
Despite being located within 50th & France, there’s something about Bojae’s atmosphere that still feels down-to-earth and neighborhood.
3904 Sunnyside Rd, Edina, MN 55424
Hello Pizza is chef Ann Kim’s pizza restaurant in Edina. Like Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza is located on the Edina-Minneapolis border. Unlike Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza sits on the Edina side of the boundary.
While Pizzeria Lola focuses in on wood-fired pizza, Hello Pizza bills itself as a New York style pizzeria. The counter-serve, fast casual restaurant offers thin-crust pizza, meatball subs, wings, salads, and garlic knots. The pizzas at Hello Pizza sound simple, but look indulgently complicated, such as the veggie supremo, topped with ricotta cheese, sheep’s milk feta, whole milk mozzarella cheese, organic spinach, cremini mushrooms, red onions, and garlic.
For now, Hello Pizza’s dining room remains closed, but the restaurant still opens daily for delivery and pickup orders.
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