La Belle Vie – one of the top 25 bars in America

Men’s Fitness just named La Belle Vie on of the top 25 bars in the country!

One of Twin Cities most award winning restaurants, La Belle Vie’s executive chef, Tim McKee, is the 2009 James Beard Award-winner for Best Chef Midwest. Fittingly you can expect this posh eatery, outfitted with high ceilings and crystal chandeliers, boasts a meticulously chosen wine list, but don’t let an evening go by without sampling a drink form their French-influenced cocktail menu. Among the standouts is the Parlez-Vous made with raspberry vodka, pineapple juice, cava, and topped with orange-passion fruit foam.

To read about the rest of the top 25, click here.  Click here to view a cocktail menu.

La Belle Vie was also named one of the 50 best restaurants in America by Gourmet magazine.  As one might expect, La Belle Vie is not very budget friendly but they do have great specials in their lounge.  Read all about it at City

La Belle Vie
510 Groveland Ave.