Comfort food garbs your tongue in luxurious velveteen knickerbockers of flavor, as opposed to discomfort food, which clings to the face like an overtight ascot. Avoid the embarrassment of culinary crampers with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of upscale American fare at Jake’s City Grille, which has five locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Jake’s City Grille serves hearty portions of meticulously prepared contemporary American cuisine in its modern dining room and television-laden full bar. Jake’s menu, an eclectic mix of succulent entrees, features a fire-grilled Black Angus burger made from lean ground chuck and topped with gouda cheese ($8.50) and a mesquite-smoked pulled-pork sandwich ($9). In addition to its pastas and wood-fired pizzas, Jake’s original lobster tacos, which come wrapped in a soft tortilla with tomatillo salsa ($14), quiet grumbly tummies. Wash down flavors with a libation from Jake’s cocktail menu. Sip a potent cosmopolitan or the cranberry- and apple-juice-infused Cranapple Breeze, both ideal concoctions to help one relax after a long day of throwing lists of regrets into the backyard regret hole.
Yelpers give the Plymouth and Eagan locations of Jake’s City Grille an average rating of three stars and give the Maplewood location an average of 3.5 stars. Eighty percent of Urbanspooners recommend the Eden Prairie location.
- The food here is great, American Fare, and the interior decor is as nice as it gets for a sports bar. Arguably, the best outdoor patio in the area, they also have large booths in the bar for comfortable indoor seating. – Steve T., Yelp, Maplewood
- This is a nice joint. Decor is fantastic, just the right amount of TV's for me, and the food really is good. Servings are just right or maybe a bit big. – David Pollitt, Urbanspoon, Eden Prairie
Jake’s City Grille
Typically, the only time a public bar is lit like a cozy living room is when patrons bring chandeliers with them. But at Jake's City Grille's Plymouth location, homey lamps illuminate the bar, which competes with the elegance of the fireplace inside Eden Prairie’s dining room. Each location cultivates its own one-of-a-kind ambience, such as the warmly lit interior of Eagan’s space and the rustic feel of Gull Lake’s confines. These finely tuned atmospheres create a welcoming place to enjoy seared Ahi tuna, marinated chicken breast sandwiches, and cowboy ribeye steaks so fresh they still have the lasso on them.