While it’s technically a suburb just south of Minneapolis, Edina’s restaurant scene holds its own with a host of heavyweight food and drink options. From high-end malls (Southdale Center, Galleria Edina) to one of the metro area’s most vital shopping districts (50th and France), here are 10 essential spots to eat in Edina…

AMA Sushi

Tibetan brothers Sonam Nyorie and Rinpo Yak first built a following with the popular Northeast Minneapolis restaurant Momo Sushi. Their second brick-and-mortar offers several exclusive Tibetan dishes, including a stellar dumpling soup (mokthuk) and a stir-fried curry (shapta) that’ll light your tastebuds up like a slot machine. Sushi is the star of the show though, whether it’s delivered in a delicate “bucket” or several different special rolls. Order the Lungta to see the Tibetan flag sketched with spicy salmon, yellowtail, tuna, avocado and tobiko.

Cahill Bistro

Another family affair, Cahill Bistro channels the Ecuadorian upbringing of Cristian, Alberto and Carlos Pinos. The brothers grew up on an organic farm, which helped them appreciate the importance of quality ingredients in local favorites like beef empanadas, shrimp ceviche, and achiote chicken. For a fresh take on steak, order the Filet De Lomo, which boosts its roasted garlic butter with chimichurri sauce, fried yuca, and a puree of poblano peppers and black beans.

Convention Grill

The long-awaited return of Edina’s oldest diner leans into the “Delicious Foods” sign above its door with a serious hot fudge sundae, a grilled patty melt flanked by fried onions and Swiss cheese, and such master classes in minimalism as an egg salad sandwich on whole wheat bread and meatloaf the way your mama used to make it. Flash back even further with a burger and malt combo that might as well have been lifted from Convention Grill’s original 1934 menu.

Cooks | Bellecour

A pop-up partnership between the beloved store Cooks of Crocus Hill and critically acclaimed chef Gavin Kaysen (Spoon and Stable, Demi, Mara) is now a full-time love affair specializing in laminated dough looks, rainbow-colored crêpe cake, and other light bites. Come for the high-caliber cookware, stay for the signature croissants.

CōV Edina

If the Galleria was pulled through a portal leading straight to Nantucket, CōV would be ready, willing, and able to serve us a New England-style dinner on the other side. Kick things off with some freshly shucked oysters, lobster guacamole, or Prince Edward Island mussels presented alongside house-made chorizo, tomato fumet and a grilled baguette. Lurking right around the bend are lobster rolls, Dungeness crab and shrimp pasta, and a difficult decision between pan-seared black cod, sea bass and walleye.

Hello Pizza

Ann Kim’s nod to her NYC days specializes in the sort of floppy, foldable slices you might order on a Manhattan corner at midnight. Not to mention Sicilian-style pan pizza that piles on the Parm, mozzarella, Wisconsin brick cheese, plum tomato sauce, garlic, basil, and oregano. Specials include lunchtime slices on the weekend, small and large family meals on Wednesday, and a rotating pie on Mondays (Buffalo Chicken, Hello Supreme, Meatball Ricotta).

JK’s Table

A Japanese café with a cult following isn’t the first thing one might expect to see in a subdued office park, but that’s Edina for you. Hiroshi and Junko Kumamoto keep the lunch crowd guessing with freshly rolled sushi and bowls of everything from artfully arranged seafood to spicy noodle soup. Japanophiles can also close their eyes and pretend they’re in a 7-Eleven in Tokyo with snacks, drinks and desserts like Pocky, iced milk tea, and fish-shaped pancakes filled with red bean paste.

Mr. Paul’s Supper Club

The French Quarter meets 50th and France at Chef Tommy Begnaud’s take on timeless New Orleans icons like Commander’s Palace. Supper club specialties include crab beignets, chicken-fried boudin balls, chermoula-topped frog legs, and lobster gnocchi. Drinks are designed by beverage director Nick Kosevich (see also: Bittercube, Heirloom Liqueurs, Earl Giles), so don’t be surprised if your Sazerac is sporting fennel pollen and bittered piloncillo syrup or your gin fizz is layered with lemon meringue.

Muddy Tiger Indian Bistro

Thanks to its rarely seen Marathi recipes and faithful street food, it took Jyotiee and Andy Kistner just two years to outgrow their food truck. Bask in the textural contrasts and pyrotechnic flavor profiles of bhel puri (puffed rice tossed with tomato, potato, mango, onion, fried bread, and sweet-and-spicy chutney), then load up on spiced potato sliders (vada pav), crispy tapioca fritters (sabudana vada), and egg-coated roti wraps made with minced lamb, chili paneer or roasted chicken.

RH Rooftop Restaurant

Named one of the 50 most beautiful restaurants in America by People, RH Rooftop Restaurant is as gorgeous as the 60,000-square-foot gallery selling lux housewares below it. Expect an equally over-the-top menu, whether you opt for shaved ribeye on charred garlic bread, a rich lobster roll, fries that feature truffles two ways (black truffles and truffle aioli), or a generous meat and cheese board starring hunks of Parmigiano Reggiano, piles of prosciutto and seasonal fruit, and a warm, crusty baguette.


Rather than retread the proven menus of its other restaurants (P.S. Steak, Butcher & the Boar, Parlour), Jester Concepts’ long overdue suburban debut charts a course unlike anything else in Edina… or the entire metro area, for that matter. Small plates include popcorn dusted in nori, sesame and bonito, chicken wings slathered in caramelized fish sauce, and grilled sourdough topped with white anchovies, romesco, almonds, and Manchego. On the larger side is green curry walleye, Balinese fried rice, Filipino adobo pork, and chicken yakisoba. Leave room for ube-flavored tres leches cake if you can; it’s worth it.

The Lynhall

A special afternoon tea service is offered every weekend at The Lynhall’s Edina location. Reservations are required for the decadent spread of tea sandwiches, pastries, and desserts, which may include a rhubarb-cardamom crumble tart, several different scones, and a rather creative mortadella and apple combo. The rest of the week shakes up brunch with such welcome highlights as a halloumi BLT, poached pear and maple waffle, and a particularly grand breakfast gnocchi.