Convivial 3

Minn-StF Fallcon | October 17 - 19, 2008


The below guide is from Convivial 1 and Convivial 2 so may be out of date. If you notice any errors, please let us know. If you have additions, send them our way. Thanks!

Hotel Dining

The Harvest Café Restaurant is located within the hotel. They serve a hearty Midwestern breakfast buffet from 6am ’til 10am each day for $9.99. (Rumor has it that kids 12 and under eat for free). They are no longer open for lunch, but their lunch menu is served in The Greenhouse Lounge. We think they still serve supper starting at 4:30pm. According to the menu posted outside the restaurant, appetizers will run you $7 - $10, entrees run $14 - $24, salads are $9 - $10, desserts will run you $4 - $5.

The Greenhouse Lounge is the hotel bar. They’re open from 11am ’til 1am Monday through Saturday; 11am ’til 10pm on Sundays. They stop serving food at 10:30pm. It appears to be quite spacious, we haven’t yet had a chance to check it out. They also serve food (per the website: “Our Greenhouse Lounge also offers a full service menu for lunch, dinner and Happy Hour Specials Monday – Friday”).

Restaurants that Deliver to the Hotel

American Pie
Pizza, burgers, chicken, ribs, sandwiches, & more. Rather large menu for a delivery place and they’re open late.
Hours: 10am - 3:30am Friday; 11am - 3:30am Saturday; 11am - 3am Sunday
Phone: 612-243-3777
Menu available in the overflow consuite, also available from front desk.

Eddie Cheng
Standard Chinese restaurant.
Dine in, take out, delivery.
Free delivery (minimum $15 order)
Hours: 11am - 11pm Fri & Sat; Noon - 10pm Sun.
Phone: 612-243-0888
We have a menu available in the overflow consuite, they’re also available at the front desk.

Green Mill
They deliver their full menu, save for some desserts (the ones involving ice cream).
We’ve got a menu in the overflow consuite, they also have them at the front desk.
Phone: 952-884-9898

Pizza Gallery
Pizza, spaghetti, broasted chicken, wings, sandwiches
Hours: 4:30pm ’til 2am Fri & Sat; 4:30pm ’til midnight Sunday.
Phone: 952-881-2252
Menu and coupons available in consuite and from front desk.

Know of another area restaurant that delivers to the hotel? Let Laurel know so she can add them to this list. And if you’ve got a menu, we’d love to have it in the consuite.

Restaurants in the Mall of America

Shuttles run regularly between the hotel and the Mall of America (depart the hotel at the top of the hour between 10am and 10pm Mon - Sat; 11am and 7pm on Sundays).

Mall Hours: 10am - 9:30pm (Mon - Sat); 11am - 7pm (Sun)
Restaurants in the mall probably keep similar hours, though you should check their websites or give them a call to doublecheck.

The Mall of America Dining Director lists all the food options at the mall; a list of some of the sit-down restaurants follows (this data was pulled from the Dining Directory in 2006, hours may have changed since then):

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (South side of the mall, third floor, specifically “S396″)
Their website, MoA profile.
Phone: 952-853-6600 (they do accept “call ahead seating”).

California Cafe (South side of the mall, third floor, specifically “S368″)
Website, MoA profile.
Lunch Hours: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner Hours: 5:00pm - 10:30pm (Fri & Sat); 4:00pm - 8:30pm (Sun)
Phone: 952-854-2233; they do take reservations.

Famous Dave’s BBQ (South side of the mall, third floor, S321)
Website, MoA profile
Phone: 952-854-0225; they do take-out orders.

Kokomo’s Island Restaurant (South side of the mall, third floor, S319)
MoA profile
Hours: 11am ’til 11pm
Phone: 952-698-3072

Napa Valley Grille (West side of the mall, 2nd level, W220)
Website, MoA profile
Phone: 952-858-9934
Lunch: 11am - 4pm
Sunday brunch: 11am - 3:30pm
Dinner: 5pm - 10:30pm (Mon - Sat); 4pm - 8:30pm (Sun)

Rainforest Cafe (South side of the mall, first floor, S102)
Website, MoA profile
Phone: 952-854-7500

Ruby Tuesday (North side, second floor, N234)
Website, MoA profile
Phone: 952-854-8282

Tiger Sushi (West side, second floor, W224)
Website, MoA profile
Phone: 952-876-9410
It sounds like they do some sort of car side delivery (”Special airport service: call in your order on the way to/from the airport; will be delivered to your car at the West Parking Ramp Mall entrance”).

Tony Roma’s (south side, third floor, S346)
Website, MoA profile
Phone: 952-854-7940

Tucci Bennuch (West side, first floor, W114)
Website, MoA profile
Phone: 952-853-0200

Twin City Grill (North side, first floor, N130)
Website, MoA profile
Phone: 952-854-0200

Wolfgang Puck Express (North side, first floor, N100)
Website, MoA profile
Phone: 952-854-9187

Other Nearby Restaurants

“Fresh Mex” Excellent fajitas, lots of other stuff.
Sadly the last remaining location for this chain in the Twin Cities.
Located on Killebrew Drive across from the Mall of America; just take Old Shakopee Road toward the mall and you’ll get there. 2251 Killebrew Dr. in Bloomington. [Map]
Phone: (952) 876-0222

Pancakes, pancakes, and other breakfast stuff.
Open 24 hours a day!
Located on Killebrew Drive (2231 Killebrew) across from the Mall of America.
Phone: (952) 854-3480
[Map & Directions]
Khan’s Mongolian Barbecue

Cheap (but good) Swedish meatballs, seafood salads, and other stuff.
Ikea is located across from the Mall of America.
Our local Ikea is open from 10am ’til 9pm daily.
Restaurant hours: 9:30am ’til 8pm.
They serve a $.99 breakfast from 9:30am ’til 11am.

T.G.I. Fridays
Chain, varied menu.
Very annoying main website.
Less annoying website for this location.
Located at 2201 Killebrew Drive across from the Mall of America.
[Map & Directions]
Hours: 11am - 2am daily.
Phone: 952-854-5112

Just a little further away . . .

Jun Bo
Very large Chinese restaurant which serves dim sum all day every day.
They also serve entrees, both traditional Chinese and Chinese-American.
7717 Nicollet Ave.
Richfield MN 55423
Phone: (612) 866-6888
Hours: 11am - 11pm weekdays; 10am - 11pm Sat & Sun.

Khan’s Mongolian Barbeque
500 E 78th St
Richfield, MN 55423
Phone: (612) 861-7991
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9:30pm; Sun 12pm-9pm

Lots of other things in the area including the usual array of chain restaurants (both fast food and sit down). Ask at the front desk or ask someone in the consuite if you’re looking for something in particular.

Got a restaurant to suggest for this page? Tell Laurel.