Restaurant Guide

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, The Original Pancake House will open its sixth Minnesota location at the 7-Hi shopping center in Minnetonka this month.

There might be linen on the tables and a wine selection that takes up a whole room, but Victor’s on Water, a culinary favorite on Excelsior’s Water Street, is anything but stuffy.

In December, Bayside Grille in Excelsior launched its new menu, highlighting grass-fed beef; antibiotic-, sodium nitrate-, and MSG-free poultry; and adhering to the USDA and FDA’s Clean 20, a list of the most pesticide-free foods.

There are some restaurants that, when you sit down and order, they’re exactly what you expect them to be.

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