The Star Tribune reviewed the restaurant Sapor (Latin for flavor) Cafe and Bar, which is a four-block walk from Target field.
The 10-year-old restaurant features the cooking of chef Tanya Siebenaler, who offers menus options inspired by cuisine all over the world, including India, China, Morocco, Russia, Italy, Mexico and the American Southwest, the Star Tribune said.
The article described the bar atmosphere as cozy and the restaurant area as pleasant when crowded but otherwise a little cavernous with its beige, copper and brown colors. However, the article mentioned that the co-owner of the restaurant, Julie Steenerson, is usually lurking around the place interacting with customers. She greets and seats customers, hangs coats, runs dishes to the kitchen or drinks to tables, and is just generally amiable and chatty with the customers, the Tribune reported.
The dishes served at the restaurant vary in taste and worldly influence, the Tribune said, but there are a few recommendations that seem to please many people. These include the variety of soups the restaurant offers, Kung Pao chicken, ribs, fish and, for dessert, churros.
The restaurant is also one of few that still accepts personal checks, the Star Tribune said. Because of its "Minnesota Nice" atmosphere and its proximity to Target Field, the article said Sapor hopes to bring in business from the sports fans.