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Pre-Show Dining in Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis is a vibrant hub of entertainment, and there are plenty of great dining options for those looking to enjoy a meal and drinks before a show. The Butcher's Tale steakhouse is conveniently located within half a mile of several popular venues including First Ave Theater, Orpheum Theater, Target Center, Minnesota Orchestra Hall, Music Box Theater, Pantages Theater, and Target Field.

First Ave Theater

First Ave Theater is a legendary music venue that has hosted some of the world's greatest artists and was famously Prince's hometown haunt. This historic theater seats 1,700 and offers a variety of musical acts from alternative rock to EDM. It is located at 701 First Avenue N, Minneapolis and is approximately 0.4 miles, a ten minute walk, away from The Butcher's Tale.

The Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater, located at 910 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, is a 2,579-seat theater that hosts Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. This venue is just 0.2 miles away from The Butcher's Tale, which is about a 5-minute walk.

Target Center

Target Center is a multi-purpose arena with a vast 19,356 seats used for concerts, sporting events, and other entertainment purposes. It is the proud home of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx. It is located at 600 First Avenue North, Minneapolis and 0.4 miles, a ten-minute walk, away from The Butcher's Tale.

Minnesota Orchestra

Minnesota Orchestra Hall is an iconic venue that has been home to the renowned Minnesota Orchestra since 1974. With a seating capacity of 1,735, this historic venue hosts top classical musicians from around the world as well as local musical talent. It is located at 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis and is 0.3 miles, a six-minute walk, away from The Butcher's Tale.

Music Box Theater

Music Box Theater has a seating capacity of 350 and is located at 1407 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis. This venue showcases a variety of musical acts from indie bands to international superstars. It is approximately 0.6 miles away, about a twelve-minute walk, from The Butcher's.

Pantages Theater

Pantages Theater is the only theater in downtown Minneapolis to offer a Broadway series. This venue seats 2,630 and features musicals, comedians, and other special events. It is located at 710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis and is 0.3 miles, a seven-minute walk, away from The Butcher's Tale.

Target Field

Target Field is the home of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball team and has a capacity of 39,504. They usually host a summer concert series and have even hosted an outdoor NHL game. This venue is located at 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis and is 0.5 miles, a ten-minute walk, away from The Butcher's Tale.

Pre-Show Dining at The Butcher's Tale in Downtown Minneapolis

The Butcher's Tale is a unique and delicious dining experience located in downtown Minneapolis. It offers a variety of traditional and modern dishes that make it the perfect spot for pre-show dining. Try our Japanese Wagyu steaks and ask about our seasonal sausages. We stock a large variety of Whiskeys and expertly curate flights and meal pairings with them. The Butcher's Tale also offers a full bar with expert mixologists serving classic cocktails and seasonal creations. Our friendly staff can help you navigate our menu and bar to create your own culinary experience. With a variety of world-class entertainment just steps away from us you won't have to stress about rushing to your show after your meal.

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