Blue Nile Restaurant & Lounge

Great Ethiopian food, live music and full bar!

(612) 338-3000

2027 Franklin Av E
Minneapolis, MN 55404

44.962733 -93.243658

DexKnows Rating: 4 stars (6 Ratings and Reviews)

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Description for Blue Nile Restaurant & Lounge

The Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant opened in 1989 near the corner of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis, and was the first Ethiopian restaurant in the Twin Cities. Today, we are the longest running African restaurant in Minnesota and the only one to represent the Oromo people, and we have remained an independent, family-owned establishment.

We moved to our current location in the Seward neighborhood in 1996 to become the Blue Nile Restaurant & Lounge, with two levels for music of all kinds, and a full bar featuring fine wine, an array of unique cocktails, and an acclaimed beer list, with local brews, and classics from around the world. Welcome to the Blue Nile, where a world of experience awaits you!

Category: Restaurants|Nightlife|Catering

Reviews of Blue Nile Restaurant & Lounge

4 true authenticity by fksi - 03/02/2010

every thing about the blue nile is authentic. it's not to upscale that you feel out of place and not to hood that you would feel uncomfortable. I really enjoyed my self the times I went and will be going again and again.


Get the Young cute guy With the funky hair and he will make your visit so enjoyable.the food was good could have been more spicy..

5 Love it!!! by I love food - 08/22/2009

We had a great night! The service was right on and the food even better. I love going to the Blue Nile for dinner and live music. I tell everyone I know and meet about this place.

4 Great Food by Husky - 10/29/2007

Underated. Great food. Setting needs work.

4 Fun night by Susan - 10/26/2007

We had a fun evening with great food and live music.

3 LIVE MUSIC IS GREAT by prs1 - 10/09/2007


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