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Vincent MSP-Short Review

Samantha | Jan 6, 200510:52 AM

My husband and I were visiting the in-laws over Christmas and thanks to the recommendations here, visited Vincent last Wednesday evening.

At 7 pm, the restaurant was not that busy (must have been the holidays). We were seated promptly at a table for two by the window facing Nicollet. Service was a bit slow, but polite, attentive, and unpretentious. I ordered the three-course prix fix, which consisted of a smoked beef salad, duck leg confit in a wine reduction sauce with brussel sprouts and red potatoes, and three small desserts (creme brulee, chocolate pot de creme, and creme caramel). Husband ordered from the menu and had the special soup of the evening (vegetables in a chicken-type broth), escargot (we shared), wild boar, cheese platter (which we shared), and the roasted apple for dessert.

Everything was delicious-my favorite was the dessert, with the duck leg a close runner up. Husband loved his boar. We let the server pick the cheeses for the platter-he did an excellent job of picking a wide variety from mild to strong. We also enjoyed two glasses of wine each, which the server recommended to us. All in all a very enjoyable and pretty affordable experience. The three-course prix fix is a great deal. Total bill, with tip, came to about $160. Only complaint is that even though the restaurant wasn't full, the two tables on either side of us were seated and happened to be filled by the most pretentious people we've ever heard. Oh, well-made for some good laughs. Thanks again for the great recommendation!

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