Via Cafe & Bar
6740 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55435
(952) 928-9500Add Hours
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12/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I recently had dinner at Via, and I couldn't be more disappointed. Dinner started with a bitter and watery Mojito. The waitress was kind enough not to charge me for it, and replace it with a beer. We had the artichoke and spinach dip, which was huge, and the only thing worth the price on the menu. My wife ordered the greek salad, and I had the steak salad. Her salad smelled so foul it made me lose my appetite, which was good because aside from the mound of lettuce, there was very little steak in my steak salad. Four tiny little slices of meat next to a mountain of field greens and huge chunks of blue cheese. For $18 I was expecting a little more meat. My wife also mentioned that the greek salad is better at Panera. Overall, the food was nothing special, and worth no where near what they're charging for it.
03/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I don't know what this other reviewer was trying to say but I got to tell you this is the best thing that has happened to Edian in a very long time. I can take my family, friends and business all to the same place. The service has always been great and I love the food. There is always good parking and the outdoor patio and bar is the best I have seen in Minnesota.
Being there was an error on the page when trying to respond to the first review, I had to respond this way. I was looking for a place to bring some girlfriends for a fun dinner but after reading that review, I will definitely not be making reservations there. I really hope you complained to management about their service. I would really like to try the restaurant but won't be going anytime soon until they've turned it around!
01/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
A friend and I decided to try Via one evening given it's convenience to Southdale mall. Upon arrival, I thought we would have an upscale sit down meal. However, the moment the hostess escorted us to our table I know we were doomed. The hostess didn't even speak to us and pointed us to our table and left! Then, the staff who was supposed to distribute bread baskets walked around haphazardly and put baskets on random tables (we didn't receive bread until we asked for it!). Then, our waitress brought me a beverage and the glass had caked on lipstick around the rim - how disgusting! The waitress also called me ""honey"" and ""sweetie,"" despite me being senior to her. The meal was poor, and the salad I received prior to the main course was pathetic. It was basically a tomato, strips of bacon, and a wedge of iceberg lettuce smeared w/ too much dressing. At the end of the meal, I ordered a coffee because we were seated by the door and a very cold draft resulted in my shivering throughout the meal. The waitress even acknowledged that it was cold at our table but did nothing about it! THE COFFEE WAS THE WORST OF ALL! Hard to believe, I know. As I neared the botttom of the mug, I drank a mouthful of coffee grind! The bottom fourth of the glass was coffee grind. I had to ""discard"" this out into my napkin and for the rest of the evening I was picking out grime between my teeth. I highly doubt this restaurant will survive......You're better off waiting for a table at a mall restaurant than wasting your money and time here.