About Coup D'Etat
A smart and stylish restaurant and bar. Coup D'etat is ideal for groups large and small, it offers a private dining room and throughout the restaurant there are lounge areas, tables, and booths for smaller groups. The food is approachable, modern, and contemporary. The cocktail program is equally smart with reinterpretations of classic drinks as well as new creations.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Contemporary American, Seafood, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed
Late Night Happy Hour:
10pm-12am Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday
Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm
Girard and Lagoon
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ramp parking is available directly below our restaurant in the Walkway Parking Ramp, as well as across the street in the Mosaic Parking Ramp. Street parking can be tricky but is also an option.
Located two blocks away from the Uptown Transit Center as well as the very close to the following stops:
1 - Lagoon Ave & Fremont Ave S
Stop ID: 42036
2 - Hennepin Ave & Lagoon Ave
Stop ID: 1323
3 - Lake St W & Girard Ave S
Stop ID: 50212
4 - Hennepin Ave S & Lagoon Ave
Stop ID: 1105
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Sunday Brunch - All you can eat brunch for $20.
Wednesday is Chicken Day! From 7-10pm, your $20 will get you all the fried chicken, fixings, and sides you can eat.
Craw D'etat Saturday $15 all-you-can-eat Creole Crawfish Boil & BBQ
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Coup D'etat offers a few different event space options perfect for dinner parties, corporate meetings, holiday parties or whatever your needs may be! Our Team will work with you to accommodate any special requests and event needs.
Coup D'Etat Ratings and Reviews
Always a great atmosphere. However, the steak I had ordered was full of tendons and fat. A little disappointing. The service was a little slow too because there was a trainee tagging along. These things don't seem to be typical and should improve next time we go. The ribs were great as an appetizer.
Service was good and we sat at a nice big table. But the food was awful! I had the driest halibut (and super small portion) ever with just some dry frisee leaves and an inch of fatty pork belly.
Nobody at our table enjoyed what they ordered. With so few items on the menu, we figured everything would be delicious. Would not go back.
Service was excellent. Our waitress was Molly. She was fun, energetic and always made sure our drinks were full and plates were cleared in a timely manner even when it got busy. The food was OK mostly because more than a few of the items were not hot, which we assumed was because the burners weren't doing their job at the buffet. But because of that I do not think I got my $20 worth out of the buffet. Lastly, the DJ and the decor added a nice touch to the brunch scene contributing to the energetic and modern vibe.
Came for Easter Brunch. The buffet was excellent. We loved the different choices that you don't find on buffets all over town. Server was awesome. That being said, it was TOO LOUD!! I can usually tolerate high noise levels, but the DJ had the music blaring through speakers directly on top of the buffet. We could barely hold a conversation and had to ask for it to be turned down so we could actually hear our friends. The server was very accommodating, but the restaurant could stand to remember that not everyone appreciates going deaf during breakfast.
I booked a reservation at Coup D'Etat on a Saturday night for 5:30. We arrived to the restaurant on time and were seated promptly. At this time we were given menus at the table. We waited for 15 minutes and not one person came to our table to introduce themselves as our waiter/waitress. After 15 minutes of waiting without any contact from staff, we left the restaurant. Several staff walked by at this point and were waiting other tables, without coming to ours. I could possibly understand if this was a busy time for the restaurant, but it was pretty empty considering it was so early. We were seated near main bar and the bar staff was grouped, not paying attention and taking amongst themselves. Very disappointed and will not be going back.
I have always loved Coup d'etat. The gnocchi is al ways amazing and it's been one of my favorite go- to places for a long time. That's why this visit was so disappointing. The service was still great- but the food was mediocre at best. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't what I've come to expect of them. Maybe that's why the place was relatively empty on a Friday night?
Terrible service by host and server. After 40 minutes at the table without any acknowledgement we finally got an alternative server to bring us water and take our order. Once served, we have to request utensils, then plates, then napkins. I have never been treated so poorly at a restaurant.
We started with the mussels and the shrimp and grits. The shrimp and grits were delicious.....the mussels, not so much as they lacked flavor. We both had a pasta dish; the shrimp/mussels with squid ink pasta and the gnocchi. Both were good, not great. We also had the smoked Manhattan which was outstanding. The service up until the entree was served was great and that's where it went off the rails. We sat and waited for over 30 minutes for our dinner plates to be cleared. Servers past numerous times and not one stopped. We finally flagged over our waiter and when I commented that we had been sitting there for over a half hour, he acted like it was no big deal. We opted to get the check as we didn't want to wait another 30 minutes. I would give it one more shot.
It was a decent brunch, but it was so loud I would never recommend it to friends. My friend and I considered leaving before we started to eat because we couldn't hear each other. The music was obnoxious. If they got rid of the DJ I'd give it a higher rating.
The best part of our night was the service. Our server visited us no more than necessary, and she perfectly anticipated when we needed her help. The mussel appetizer was delicious and more filling than expected. Dinner was very good, but I think we enjoyed our wine and cocktails more. Definitely worth a visit.
We went on St. Patrick's day with a group of 7. I was really surprised how quiet and empty it was for 7pm. I guess everybody was over in St. Paul. We were seated immediately. One couple arrived early and was seated and we joined them. The place was so empty except for the bar. Our server was so slow and more interested in hanging out at the bar then checking in on us and taking our order. I had the chicken and my wife had the pappardelle, they were both really good and my left over chicken was just as good the next day. Sorry to give this place 3 stars but service is the name of the game.
The Coup D'Etat special was three pieces and two sides for $20. It was perfect for us to meet a nephew and catch-up on the family news. It was the first time for the three of us and we thought all the hype was well deserved. The best part of the meal was the sides - collard greens and mac & cheese. Service was great.
Parking is an underground garage in the middle of the block. Entrances are on both Lake and Laguna. They are tight. Require a card to enter and then the same card to leave.
Meal was well worth the money even at a higher price.
The chef's Louisiana roots/influence shine through in the food at this restaurant. And we are Louisiana food lovers. The cheddar grits with blackened shrimp and a twist of etouffee sauce is an appetizer that can easily be an entree and at $12 is a bargain. While the roux in the gumbo was a little lighter and tamer than we are used to, we loved the gumbo for its nod to all the traditional ingredients including spicy andouille, chicken and vegetables. It too, could be an entree. Our service was very attentive and friendly.
Hi! My boyfriend and I came here for Valentine's Day. We were seated in a giant booth for just two people. We had terrible service starting with the waiter not being familiar with the menu . My boyfriends wine glass was cracked. I was served steak with a butter knife and our water glasses were never refilled. The food was tasty but unfortunately the service ruined the experience. It was also quite loud at the restaurant which I know is out of your control, but it didn't make for a very romantic setting.
We love New Orleans so this is a good fit. The cocktails are the best from the Vieux Carre to the Sazerac. The Gumbo was outstanding but the rest of the meal of was just okay. Nothing bad but nothing outstanding. Our server was attentive but had no personality. It was almost like he wished he were somewhere else. Still, we will go back. Oh, I think the chicken wings are the best!
We visited for brunch and the food did not disappoint. One of the best tasting spreads I've had in a long time! Great selection too! The reason I give a lower review is the service. It was brunch so you don't have to do much but the server only refilled water and coffee if asked and didn't clear our plates until they piled up. He was very nervous and awkward and didn't explain anything. Had I walked in from the street I would have been totally confused since he gave us no details on what was going on. I would go back based solely on the food.
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