Best Places to Eat in Minneapolis for Seniors and Special Diets

With so many options, it can be hard to agree on the best restaurant in Minneapolis. There’s no question that finding good food is easy if you plan to dine out. But how do you find local restaurants in Minneapolis with plenty of options for someone with dietary restrictions?
Our residents love to go out to eat with loved ones and visitors, so we compiled a list of the best local restaurants in Minneapolis for people with restrictive diets.

Spoon and Stable

With menus inspired by French cuisine, Spoon and Stable is wildly popular and highly revered in Minneapolis for their delicious dishes. The farm-to-table dinner menu delivers a fresh and savory take on entrees that change seasonally. You can typically find a lighter fare, with entrees made of fish or chicken, and a few vegetable side options. Spoon and Stable has entirely gluten-free and vegetarian dinner menus to accommodate senior dietary needs.
You may hear that Spoon and Stable’s brunch is legendary, but the menu tends to be heavy on fatty meats, breads and cheeses. So, if anyone in your party eats a restrictive diet, skip brunch and head to Spoon and Stable for dinner.


If looking for a light but delicious breakfast or brunch, you will not be disappointed at Blackbird. Between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., get breakfast during the week and brunch on the weekends. You will find classic breakfast dishes, like French toast, eggs any style and frittatas. Or try the chef’s unique twists on breakfast classics with the Sweet Potato Biscuits & Gravy, the Swedish Pancakes or the Veggie Scrambler.
Starting at 11 a.m. on weekdays, Blackbird starts serving lunch. You can choose from a mix of salads, sandwiches and burgers if you’re hungry for lunch. Have a great dining experience at one of the best restaurants in Minneapolis, even with dietary restrictions, by modifying entrees or ordering from the side menu a la carte.

The Kenwood

Enjoy an old-world dining experience while eating exceptional, locally-sourced food at The Kenwood. Find something to satisfy everyone, especially if you’re dining out with a diverse group. Chef Don Saunders describes his dishes at The Kenwood as “approachable,” yet “adventurous.”
The Kenwood serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert, and the chef updates the menus often. They even offer pastries and a snack menu if eating between meals. The Kenwood is closed on Mondays and requires eight or more people in your party to make a reservation. To observe special or restrictive diets, diners can modify the menu’s European-inspired meals or try their delicious classics. Choose from a worldly menu and while dining in a cozy atmosphere at The Kenwood.
Get out and explore with your loved ones by dining out at one of the best restaurants in Minneapolis. While good food is plentiful, call ahead to be sure the restaurant can accommodate your dietary or disability needs.
Today, New Perspective Senior Living operates 21 senior living communities serving over 2,000 seniors through Independent LivingAssisted Living and Memory Care options, with a goal to be serving 10,000 seniors by 2025. Based in Eden Prairie, Minn., the company has won multiple awards including Top Assisted Living Facility, Best-of-the-Best Dining Experience and Top Workplaces. In addition, Todd Novaczyk, was recently profiled in the Senior Housing News, The Leadership Series, while Ryan Novaczyk was just named to 50 for the Next 50 by Leading Age of Minnesota