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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
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.
We really enjoyed our evening meal at BANK. The food was very good, especially the shrimp appetizer. We had a Groupon with a price fixed menu so our price was very reasonable. The price would have been quite expensive if we had paid regular price for our meals. We ate at 6 PM on a Tuesday so the restaurant was not very busy and therefore not very noisy. That may be different on a busy night. Our waiter was outstanding and made us feel very comfortable and cared for. He even took us around to see areas of interest in the restaurant and suggested that we tour the private rooms and see all the historical photos.
Overall, the food was very good. Our server was new, but her trainer quickly jumped in to support and then take over the table. It seems like the restaurant should be busier on a weekend, it was not busy or crowded at all. A little on the pricey side for a family night out, but the food was tasty.
First time at BANK - the service was amazing as was the food and ambience. My boyfriend and I were seated in a big booth by the open kitchen, it was cozy and romantic. Our server was very friendly and took care of our every need. The appetizers we chose were the shrimp and deviled eggs, didn't know what to expect from the deviled eggs but wow, each one was topped with something different and the amount of shrimp we received was unexpected. Our meals were wonderful as well. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone and can't wait to go back!!!!
Used the Groupon deal - seemed like the overall "value" of that deal is over-priced at $130. For a total of $100 - price of groupon + tax + tip, we got an ok bottle of wine, a very good appetizer, two horrible steaks and a fantastic desert (Lava cake). Service was ok, restaurant was empty on a Saturday night. Prices are high for the quality of the fare - no wonder the place is empty on a Saturday night! During the 1.5 hours we were in the restaurant there were 8 occupied tables on our side of the bar. Seven of the 8 were couples using the Groupon deal. The hostess even assumed we were using a Groupon, even though we did not in anyway indicate this on the reservation - that should tell you something about the quality of the restaurant when they rely on the groupon deal for business. Would recommend to a friend with caveats.
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