Jul 052010

Cuisine: American, All-You-Can-Eat
Restaurant Features: Buffet, Stadium Seating
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Address: 1 Twins Way  Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Target Field) 612-659-3964

  • Upon gates open until 1 hour following conclusion of game.
  • Buffet available until 4th inning
  • An ala-carte menu service (“5th to 9th Menu”) is available after 4th inning.

Links: Metropolitan Club Google Map

Atmosphere: The Metropolitan Club is located inside Target Field, on the Club Level in Right Field between Gates 34 and 29. To access the Metropolitan Club use the escalator or elevators located near Section 103 just inside Gate 29.

The inside of the Metropolitan Club is quite spacious with two-story windows overlooking the field on one side and downtown Mpls on the other.  Very modern.

Here is a view of the field from the outdoor seating area at the Metropolitan Club.  When looking at the field, you are in right field just behind the foul line.

Menu: The selections change every day and depend on whether it is an afternoon or evening game.  There are four stations including the Salad Station, Hot Station, Grill/Rotisserie Station and the Butcher Block

The Grill/Rotisserie Station.  Brunch selections usually include bacon, sausage, potatoes of some kind, eggs, veggie medley

Butcher Station and Hot Station.  Butcher station usually has Prime Rib and the Hot Station usually has an International Dish.

Salad Action Station includes a variety of cheeses, cured meats and crustinis.

There is also a Dessert Station which I was very disappointed to learn is NOT INCLUDED in the $29/person price.  The desserts looked wonderful though.

Price guide:

  • Buffet style with themed cooking stations: $29/person + tax.
    (alcoholic beverages available separately)
  • Full-service bar
    *There is a $5/person table fee which will be applied each order for watching the game at a viewing table or drink rail location during the second seating.
  • Desserts are not included in the price of the buffet and are sold a la carte.

What I ate: I started with a small salad and fruit plate.  The salad was pre-made with smoked salmon and endive.  Garnishments like croutons and sunflower seeds are served on the side.  I also had a couple of fruits with yogurt sauce.

Next I tried a small selection of cheeses, toasted pita chips and the Prime Rib.  The cheeses were good, I had a seasoned feta and a Monterey Jack with dill.  I also liked the prime rib but I prefer it when it is sliced against the grain rather than with it, seems less tender.  The horseradish was slightly creamy but still strong.

The breakfast line had the most variety and also my favorite item I ate, which was a croissant with grilled ham and a fried egg.  Delicious! Other items I tried were the Potatoes O’Brien, Roasted Veggies and Panko-Crusted Turkey Tenderloin, all very good.

I also tried the Cioppino, which is a blend of many different types of seafood including mussels, shrimp, clams and some type of white fish simmered in a broth of tomato, wine, basil, thyme, and oregano.  It was pretty good but not the best I have tried.

Service: There are two seating times,  1st seating: from gates-open to 15 minutes prior to game-time; 2nd seating: from game-time to end-of-game.  Space and seating is limited and will be provided on a first-come/ first-served basis. Reservations strongly encouraged.  To make a reservation request, call the Metropolitan Club reservation line 10 AM-4 PM, Monday-Friday & on weekend game-days at 612-659-3964.  Have your season ticket account # available when making a reservation and indicate which seating you prefer (1st seating or 2nd seating).    Dining tables can be reserved anytime within 2 weeks of each game.

Our service was very good.  We had made advanced reservations and were able to sit outside during the game, eating the food at a leisurely pace until the end of the 4th inning.  Drinks are not included but are served quickly.

Overall Impression: I enjoyed my lunch at the Metropolitan Club and thought the experience was a cool one, but I will probably only go back for a special occasion.  I thought the price was a little high for the selection, especially considering that dessert is not included, however Metropolitan Club is a great place to watch the game (seats in the shade!)
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