Thursday, October 26, 2006


Rossi's Steakhouse is located in the lower level of a new multi-purpose building in downtown Minneapolis. Upon entering Rossi's, you feel like you have entered a private club - well appointed and quiet.

For lunch, I had the Martini Burger. It is a very large burger of high quality beef with vermouth sautéed green olives wrapped in a blanket of Swiss cheese on a pumpernickel rye bun. The burger was perfectly cooked, slightly charred on the edges. The green olives provided an interesting contrast to the thick slice of Swiss. The overly buttered bun was too small for the burger and toppings, making this finger food somewhat cumbersome to eat. The golden brown french fries served on the side were piping hot. Lukewarm fries can easily ruin a meal; this won't happen at Rossi's! The small side of cole slaw had a nice chunky texture, but was too sweet for my taste buds.

Rossi's Steak Seasoning (dry) found on each table adds a fantastic zing to both the fries and burger! Serving tiny bottles of soda (approx 6 oz) is a bit pretentious for me. Order the ice water with lemon - free refills.

The service was adequate and friendly. The dining room was 60% occupied at 12:30; once the order for our table of six was placed, it took 26 minutes for the food to arrive. The food was hot - the wait was not.



$ 10
$$ 20
$$$ 30
$$$$ 40+

+ Stop bothering me!
++ Anyone here?
+++ Stopped when in the area.
++++ As needed and friendly.
+++++ Invisibly perfect!

✦ “One visit too many”
✦✦ “Convince me!”
✦✦✦ “I’ll be back”
✦✦✦✦ “Same table next week!”

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