Midwest Living Review
In Season restaurant is a bit of a shock. Located in southwest Minneapolis, just down the block from a grease-based Chinese restaurant and a gas station, nothing, except the name and a few flower boxes, hints at what's happening inside. It's a whole new world behind the flower boxes -- a small, quietly elegant fine-dining restaurant. A few intriguing paintings warm neutral walls. Wood tables sit at the ready, and the staff warmly welcome newcomers. It feels like Italy. It's only open for dinner. During our summertime visit, we found refreshing appetizers ($7-$18), including a lime-tinged couscous salad with chickpeas and fava beans, and main dishes like wild king salmon wrapped in speck ham ($25) and a seafood salad brimming with tuna mussels and shrimp with a saffron vinaigrette ($19). Try the seared foie gras with strawberry bread pudding and local honey ($18) -- you will refuse to share it! Every dish is artfully plated and attentively served. The vast wine list pleases; the beer list, on the other hand, is tiny. In Season's menu can change rapidly. Dishes are fleeting -- like Midwest seasons. A caramel-lover's bananas Foster ($7) one night was replaced by an amazing deconstructed carrot cake ($8) the next. Overall, the restaurant is the kind of place you go to eat well and be taken care of -- a welcome surprise.