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HoDo Restaurant

4.0
100 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
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All are welcome at the HoDo Restaurant, a casual fine-dining establishment where exquisitely creative, delicious cuisine and unparalleled, experienced service intersect. We use locally grown and harvested ingredients, humanely and sustainably-raised whenever possible. The dishes are prepared with raw ingredients; if we can make it here, we’ll make it here. From the house made breads and lavosh that start your meal, to the palate-cleansing sorbet you may enjoy before your entrée, to the hand-crafted desserts that add the finishing touch to your experience, the Hotel Donaldson will always be a memorable addition to your culinary repertoire.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm in HoDo Lounge
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: Seating 5pm until 9pm;
Friday & Saturday: Seating 5pm until 10pm;
Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Sunday dinner served in The HoDo Lounge)
Brunch: Sundays 9am-2pm
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Phone number
(701) 478-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ryan Shearer
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Private party facilities
Great spaces do more than function. They inspire great actions and lasting memories. That's the philosophy behind the Hotel Donaldson's meeting rooms and related accommodations. Your personal celebrations or business functions will benefit from our approach to quality food, attentive service and attention to the details of your event. HoDo Restaurant can add as many personal touches as you need. Don't forget, the hotel rooms, restaurant and lounge are all under the same roof and can add another dimension to your retreat or function.

Check out the event spaces and see for yourself. You're sure to find something that will inspire you. Hotel Donaldson has room for you and up to 100 guests.
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Private party contact
Kelly Foss: (701) 478-2939
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st Ave N
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Parking details
Free on street parking on 1st Avenue and Broadway St. Off street parking available on the East side of the Hotel. Valet parking available - $15.
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Entertainment
Ever-changing restaurant and art gallery. We host and promote the regions visual, culinary, performance and literary arts.
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Special events & promotions
Chefs' personal tasting menus avaialable. Please call 701.478.1000 or visit hoteldonaldson.com. Click on Happenings.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 100 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.1
service
4.2
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3.4
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Zede 
1.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

We had to send our meal back twice. The walleye was burnt and the chicken and dumplings were underdone and rubbery. It was simply awful. We have eaten at HoDo many times and the food has always been wonderful. Later they told us the chef wasn’t working Thursday night. My sister-in-law and I finally went to JL Burgers for dinner. The guys had given. It’s so sad to see such a wonderful place go down hill.

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ParisinDSM 
4.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

We were greeted enthusiastically by Mathias, seated promptly as requested when making the reservation. We were the first dinner guests of the evening. Water followed as well as an offering for beverages. Mathias was delightfully personable! Our server didn't have a name tag on nor did she introduce herself. She seemed a bit out of sorts. We've all been there. She was prompt and the food was delicious. Loved seeing Reina Del Cid in the lounge! Great ambiance in both the restaurant and lounge. Thank you!

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Laetitia 
3.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

The Coq au vin was very basic. I would change the recipe to something for a restaurant of your caliber. Nate was a phenomenal server (as always). Friendly, welcoming and professional.

The deserts were outstanding ( from presentation to taste). We had the bread pudding and the chocolate mousse duo. The choco mousse looked like a piece of art.

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vipRichardS (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

Pretty good meal, although not as strong as in previous visits. In the past, there were very nice house-baked breads, but not this time. The dishes had some very nice ideas, but execution was a bit off.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was great. Drinks were also very well done. Service was a bit slow/scattered, but this may have been due to very large party that was dining at the same time.

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PKjp 
3.0
Dined on September 23, 2017

The meals are overpriced. The carrot cake was just out of the freezer. It could have been so much better.
Good wine though.

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RaoulDuke 
5.0
Dined on September 12, 2017

Very friendly staff that was helpful with food choices and wine. Food was very good, some of the best I have had and I have worked in some very nice restaurants myself. I will go back when I stay in Fargo again.

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vipGaryCo (Manitoba)
3.0
Dined on September 5, 2017

The food was good especially the BLT salad and the prime rib. The only concern was that the expensive red wine was alledgedly served at room temperature which it was not. They could improve their wine storage. Red wine should be stored at 16-19 Celsius and allowed to warm to room temperature.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on August 20, 2017

Ordered the filet mignon, which came with an interesting (in a bad way) sauce drenched on top. Anyways, after my unsatisfactory meal, I threw it all up. $40 plate wasted. Too expensive for how drenched my food was in sauce.. it should be good on its own. Crab cake and dessert was delicious however.

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vipDakotah (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined on August 20, 2017

First time on the roof patio. Excellent experience and good service for a busy evening. Would recommend this especially on a nice day.

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