Sanctuary, with its chandeliers and vaguely gothic ambiance - protected by gargoyles like the sanctuaries of Europe - is elegant, yet comfortable. It is meant to be a haven where food, service and music please the senses. A fireplace warms cold nights - a patio with flowers and herbs celebrates summer. With thick limestone, rough timbers and ceiling beams dating back to the 1860's, it reminds you of that small romantic place you'd love to visit again. Sanctuary serves New American Cuisine, deftly combining immigrant influences from the Mediterranean to Japan into dishes that are delicious, amazing and satisfying. The menu stays enticing with weekday Tasting Menus, special creations Fri./Sat. and menu changes every other month. The StarTribune said, “[I] loved the well-paired wines, the genial service, the cozy surroundings and the kitchen's finesse." Located one block from the Guthrie, it is the perfect place for dinner before or after a show.
Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Downtown Minneapolis
Cross Street: Chicago Avenue
Menu: View menu on restaurant's website
Price: $31 to $50
Phone: (612) 339-5058
Hours of Operation: Bar: 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. (may close earlier if slow) Dinner: Monday through Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef: Patrick Atanalian
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Public Transit: Washington Avenue buses run in front of Sanctuary. Light rail and other buses stop near the Dome - less than a block South of (behind) Sanctuary.
Parking: Private Lot
Parking Details: Private lots flank the 903 building on both sides and are $4 for the evening. A public lot directly behind the building is $3 on non-Dome-event nights. The Guthrie Ramp is between the restaurant and the theater - directly across Washington Ave.
Private Party Facilities: This is a small restaurant without separate rooms. A private party must reserve the entire restaurant facility.
Private Party Contact: Michael Kutscheid (612) 339-5058
Entertainment: Sexy underground European music plays softly in the background. Live DJ on some special occasions.
Special Events & Promotions:
Monday - Thursday - Chef serves an exquisite, adventurous 5-Course Tasting Menu for only $35. A paired flight of four 1/2 glasses of wine with the Tasting Menu is only $14. Fri. & Sat. Chef serves a Feature dish of fresh, seasonal food. The Bar has a special seasonal cocktails.