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This Modern American restaurant is retro glamorous and modernly comfortable as it retains the existing millwork and character of the circa 1940s Farmers & Mechanics Bank building. The lobby is vast and impressive, and is ideal as a dynamic dining area for both formal meetings and casual eating. Modern American Cuisine means more than just dining: BANK Restaurant is about savor, experience, share, relax, & connect - an experience that is entirely in the hands of our guests. Whether you’re relaxing with colleagues over hot stone grilling in our plush lounge, or creating your own cocktail at the communal table with new friends, BANK Restaurant is the perfect spot to reconnect and refresh.
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
BANK Restaurant Hours of Operations: Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:00am-11:00am Saturday-Sunday 7:00am-11:00am Breakfast Buffet: Saturday-Sunday 7am-11:00am Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-3:00pm and Saturday -Sunday 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:30pm-10:00pm BANK Lounge Hours of Operations: Monday-Thursday 11:00am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday 11:00am-12:00am Sunday 11:00am-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Nicollet Mall Station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Meetings, power dining, and intimate social gatherings will fit comfortably in one of our five plush private dining rooms. Our experienced staff will take care of your every need, and you and your guests can relax and enjoy your own custom menu or ordering off the main BANK menu.
BANK Ratings and Reviews
We have eaten here before and have had prompt service, very good food and wanted to go back. Read reviews online on Saturday 9/23/17, and they were not all positive...in fact some were bad. Decided to go anyway and, once again, had great service, food was very good and best of all it was quiet. No idea why the discrepancy, but we'll go back!
I have such mixed feelings about our experience at Bank. I've wanted to go there for years, because I think the venue is really nice. We were there on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was almost empty. We ordered drinks; they came in 15 minutes. When the drinks came we ordered salads and our entrées. It took another 15-20 minutes to get the salads. After the salads were cleared from our table, it took 35-40 minutes to receive our entrées. During that time our server never came to check on us, give us an explanation, etc. Our booth faced the kitchen, and we could see that they were not one bit busy in there. Our food finally arrived (8:20 for a 7:00 reservation), and it was excellent (I had salmon, my husband had scallops). A minute or two after our food arrived, the manager came to us and apologized for how long we had waited and said they were not going to charge us for our main dishes (we really appreciated that!). When our server came back later, she said she was sorry, but gave no explanation, even when I fished. It was very odd. So, I loved the food and the ambiance, but I have no idea what went wrong with the service, which means that I would recommend this restaurant with some hesitation.
Very crowded when we arrived because of a concert at US Bank stadium. We had reservation but were told 45 minutes to an hour to get food. What they meant was 45 minutes to an hour to order. Long night but food was good when we were finally served. Nice atmosphere!
My wife and I made reservations for dinner before the U2 concert. We studied the menu online and were really looking forward to dinner. The place was gorgeous and pleasantly busy. We were promptly seated, given menus and then ... that's the last time we saw anyone. Not a joke. We waited 30 minutes. So, we left and went to a restaurant next-door. We've never done that before, ever. We are generally of good humor about that stuff (even a drink in our hands would have helped). But with the concert approaching and no one even acknowledging us, we felt we had no other option. Very frustrating.
We waited a half to have our drink order taken and an hour for our dinner order. We waited another 45 minutes to get our appetizers. At this point we told the person who dropped off our apps that we were leaving. No time to wait for the food. No one came to our table to let us know what was happening. No one came to apologize. I never write reviews but this experience was the worst I have ever had!
Although it was quiet when we were there, Bank has a nice ambivalence and very good service. The food was delicious and the lighted bar top, large, cool looking, and inviting. It makes you want to take a seat and hang out. The restaurant has a hip vibe with an open kitchen along with comfy booths. I'm looking forward to return for another nice meal!
Did a groupon for what they call Prix Fix
Calls for you to get up to a $20.00 appetizer and two entrees and one dessert and up to a $40.00 bottle of Wine. They bring you a smaller menu and not regular menu and you have a few basic appetizers to choose from and no prices on this one and a basic group of enteees like a chicken dish", beef roast, park loins or salmon. Then they gave us four choices of desserts and not on a menu and they were out of two. When we asked on the wine list they said we had three choices, a white Chardonnay, a Pinot Grigio or a red, and the Pinot was a super cheap wine. The server struggled with the meal and when she brought the bill, she said the value of the meal was $134 probably wanting you to tip at that level when the total should be about $50.00 value with their deceptive groupon
The service and ambiance were both excellent. The wait staff were very attentive and professional. This is a very nice location for a client lunch meeting. The food was OK, and the prices were a little high for what similar lunches cost elsewhere downtown. I would certainly return for the ambiance, where it is easy to carry on a conversation.
Our waiter was not good. Hard to understand, never checked on how our food was and quickly dropped off the bill. Food took a long time to get. There were two of us. Fish tacos and a Walleye sandwich is what was ordered. The Walleye sandwich was WAY over cooked; looked like a burger. I have had better food there before, so I would still recommend. However, we were not impressed with the waiter.
The bank is a beautiful dining experience. The high ceilings, open atmosphere and dark wood accents give an old world feel. Obviously, as an old refurbished bank, they did a great job keeping with the theme. The vault is a space for the wine, the menu reflects liquid assets and the teller line set ups are still in tact. I noticed they also have lots of space for larger events, like a meeting or reception.
The food offers a bit of variety and lots of choices. We started off with the deviled egg quad and a goat cheese, prosciutto flatbread. Both were amazing! Each egg was topped differently with bacon, tomatoes, tuna, and chicken. The flatbread was sweet and flavorful, with a crunch from the crust. We also had salmon salad, truffle fries, sirloin entree and olive oil cake for dessert. They all were amazing, except for the salad, which was a bust. It had way too much dressing, which was very sweet and very little salmon for $22! The server was also helpful and did a special decoration with our dessert plate for the occasion.
I am glad we had a Groupon as we did not feel the food was the equivalent of the prices. Getting a bottle of wine with the Groupon meal was very nice. The flank steak was not even as good as what we fixed last week at home with just S/P and on the grill for 8 minutes. Having to tip on the original pricing of the meal ($135) sent the value way down also. We told them at the start of the meal that this was a special occasion and we were not in a hurry. Surprise! The entrees arrived even before we had a chance to finish the shared appetizer...We won't return.
Service was friendly but a little slow. Food was mediocre, but wine was good. Ambience was great! Loved the old bank look. Very clean and mostly quiet but I suppose they are catering to families staying at the Westin. 90's music was nice for my husband and I, but we thought it was an interesting choice for the overall vibe. It was great with the Groupon, and I would not go back and pay full price. There are better restaurants to pay full price at.
All 5 of my family ordered the filet mignon. It was good but slightly overcooked. We had the signature bread and deviled eggs for appetizers. Both were good, only wish our server had told us the deviled eggs came as 4, since there were 5 of us. A few of us had the truffle fries and thought they were great. We ordered the molten chocolate cake and espresso mousse for dessert. Both were good, but the "molten" cake was not so molten. Overall it we enjoyed the atmosphere, and our experience was good, but not great. The restaurant was not busy, and our service was slow.
The decor of this former bank is gorgeous. The sound level is very quiet for a nice change of pace. The food is better than your average hotel restaurant. The service was very good and the waitress was very pleasant. The soup and sandwich was very flavorful.
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