Burgers. Beer. Battlestar Galactica.
Claire and I recently celebrated our one-year anniversary as a couple and we were looking for a fitting place to rejoice. With Claire working in Minnetonka, we had a little bit larger variety of restaurants to choose from than the northwoods of Wisconsin. We went over a list of possibilities given to us by our friends, Darryl and Robin, but ultimately landed on one of Claire’s favorites from college; Red Cow. We both had a hankering for a good burger and brew and Red Cow fulfilled that void in our souls/stomachs. (Okay, maybe that was a bit dramatic, but it was delicious.)
Red Cow has five locations in the Twin Cities area and we ended up deciding to roll with the Uptown location. With a private parking lot located right next to the restaurant, parking was very easy to find (which is something that always concerns me in the cities). We were cutting it close to our reservation time due to high amounts of traffic, but we made it in the nick of time so as to not miss out on this tasty experience.
Red Cow has a brick exterior and sets the tone for the dining experience you are about to embark on. It has red accents throughout the exterior and interior with booths for a finer dining experience, high tops, outdoor seating on the patio, and spots available at their horseshoe shaped bar. We were directed to our high top table on the bar side of the restaurant by our wonderful waiter, Adrian, and our experience began to take off from there.
As we perused the menus on our phones via QR codes on the table, Adrian gave us some recommendations that we ended up pursuing. He was charismatic, funny and expressed great joy when we chose his beer recommendation of the Pistachio Cream Ale from Indeed Brewing Company and the Lonely Blonde from Fulton Brewing. We both shared sips from each other’s glasses and ultimately came to the conclusion that the Pistachio Cream Ale was our favorite! The food menu offered a great variety from bourbon chicken sandwiches to their choice of burgers. Claire ended up going with the 60/40 burger which consisted of a 60% Certified Angus Beef patty and a 40% ground bacon patty, Wisconsin aged cheddar, beer mustard and candied bacon. She also ordered truffle fries (which I’ve never had before) and they were heavenly. I ended up selecting the ultimate burger, which is your basic American cheese burger dressed up with lettuce, tomato, and the Red Cow signature sauce. The burgers came out faster than a squirrel you discovered in your deer stand on deer hunting opener and were thick and juicy.
With over 20 different craft beers to choose from and many fine wines, there’s a drink for everyone in your party to enjoy. Whether you are going there solo, out on a date night, or catching up with friends; Red Cow is a great destination to add to your list.
Highlights: Delicious burgers, fast and friendly service, wide variety of beverages, parking
Lows: a little on the expensive side, but worth it
Food Menu: https://redcowmn.com/dine-in-menu/
Drink Menu: https://redcowmn.com/drink-menu/#beer