Restaurant Guide

It’s a great time to be a foodie in Wayzata. Over the last year, several new restaurants from some of the Twin Cities’ most respected chefs have debuted in our lakeside community.

Baja Haus has made quite an impression on Wayzata—and the social media world—since its opening last spring.

Restaurant ninetwentyfive opened at the end of June at the Hotel Landing in Wayzata. The menu features New American cuisine, combining traditional American flavors and cooking techniques with fresh produce, meats and cheeses.

Lily Smith, co-founder of Crisp and Green, grew up and went to high school in Wayzata. The fast-casual restaurant opened here last November. (A second location opened in Minneapolis in March.)

When 6Smith owner Randy Stanley first moved to Excelsior, he admits he was stymied by the geographical—and culinary—void that existed in the suburban space between Minneapolis and Maple Grove.

Donuts practically grow on Chris Moquist’s family tree. His grandpa Cliff began selling freshly made ones in the 1950s, alongside grocery staples and ice cream, at his Dairyland shop in Watertown, S.D.

When Black Dog Café opened in Lowertown in 1998, it was the only café or restaurant in the neighborhood. But as the neighborhood evolved over the years, Black Dog Café found the need to change, too, co-owner Sara Remke says.

Have you ever walked in the door of a friend’s house and sighed as you sank into a perfectly padded chair? That’s what comfort feels like, and it’s what the team at Bacio in Minnetonka goes to great lengths to create for its guests.

We can spend hours at the local mall trying to find the most comfortable sneakers or the perfect pair of jeans. With all of the time and energy we put into shopping, it’s no wonder we often need to take a break to refuel at the food court.