The Hilltop

5101 Arcadia Ave, Edina
(952) 925-5628

Recent Reviews

Jennifer S.

Food was alright, got stuck in a corner and forgotten a little. Seems like a hopping local gem. Nice comfort food and cold beer. Close to home. I'l go back and try something else. Maybe it was just an off night. Lots of people i know always rant about how fantastic it is.

Joni Hoff

Right off I figured it must be a good place to eat because the parking lot was nearly full. We had a party of 16 people. We had called ahead for a reservation. The staff was really nice and they didn't try to rush us. Everyone liked their food. It was clean. I highly recommend sitting on the patio.

Bruce Mark

Great food. Would have loved to have been offered a drink though. Waitress seemed really busy.

winnie velner

Staff very friendly...prompt service.

Michelle Chaput

A friend of mine took me to lunch here when I was helping her for the day. I should have taken photos but I will be back to do so. I got the burger which you can make how ever you want, with a long list of cheeses and other choices, even a fried egg! I got my famous cheddar, bacon and barbeque sauce. Since it was my first time here I got the sauce on the side, it was great! The burger was cooked to a fabulous medium rare and the fries were absolutely outstanding! I would come again just for the fries! I only gave a four star as I do feel my bun shouldn't be bigger than my burger and most of the places I go the burger is definitely thicker than here. Other than that it was great. My friend got the chili and the tuna salad sandwich which she said was very very good! Food was extremely hot when it came out which I love and service was exceptional! I highly recommend sitting in the back "outside but inside room", It's sunny and beautiful compared to the darker inside.

Samantha E.

Good food in an interesting place. I had the Cuban and the French onion soup- both of which were delicious. Service was good too.

Sarah G.

One of our favorite go to spots for Happy Hour. Their sunroom is fabulous, love the sweet potato fries and drinks. Bummed the boneless wings are gone but their dry rub for their wings is to die for. Highly recommend!

Michael T.

Lived here for nearly 6 years and I'm so mad I waited that long to try this place. Actually went two days in a row it was good. Best French dip sandwich I've ever had ... ANYWHERE!!! Good beer selection. Impressive menu selection. Only eaten the French dip but excited to try others. Again ... can't believe I waited so long to try it. Highly recommend this place!!

Andrew Jensen

Super friendly staff! Great food! Great daily specials! Great environment!


We stopped at this restaurant on a Sunday morning following church. They were busy, but we were seated quickly. The wait service was very good. The food was simply our of this world - served piping hot, freshly made, and you tell it was all made on site! Highly recommend this establishment to ALL! Even the bread is homemade!

Gita B.

What a lovely find! This adorable bar/restaurant is nestled atop -you guessed it- a hill top in Edina. Clientele around happy hour time were mostly elderly folks, and families. Happy hour service is anywhere in the restaurant including the newly remodeled patio with retractable roof. Dishes on the menu were mostly classics with a twist. They had variety of unique wine selections. I recommend checking this place out

zach Hecksel

We come here for work lunches often and the food is good, the service is great, and the atmosphere is wonderful. I specifically like the outdoor patio area for lunch. I've had the Buffalo Chicken Wrap which is always a good go-to. The Reuben was also delicious. My coworker had the Cuban which liked really good and is going to be my next choice. This restaurant has a good location for us and is usually pretty busy but they do take reservations for larger groups (you will most likely be out on the patio).

Pam Ortman

Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Everything on the menu is awesome. Top notch service. Only downside is not much parking.

Christopher Dennis

Great local restaurant. We came with a small kid and everyone was very nice and accommodating. The menu is comfort and the service was great. We will certainly be back.


This is sort of a hidden gem if you haven't been there. Great service on numerous occasions. It's right on Hwy 100 but a bit challenging to get to.Sort of a bar restaurant and it's almost always busy. They do a great business. Good down home type cooking and great service. One of the best neighborhood spots in Minneapolis. Prices are about what you'd expect. Can't say I have a particular favorite but they have a nice variety of food. Worth a try.

Shiloh W.

Wonderful breakfast, subpar lunch. I love coming here early enough in the morning to catch breakfast. The egg Benedict is so scrumptious! Do yourself a solid and order it, because you will not be disappointed. The decor here is so good! Nostalgic, yet modern. It is the most ideal version of a neighborhood breakfast spot! The service is excellent. Imagine having breakfast at your favorite aunts house, but if your favorite aunt has a huge beautiful dining room. DO NOT COME ON A WEEKEND MORNING. I was made to wait an hour for a table because two groups of old ladies had finished their breakfast, paid, and were playing cards for hours. The wait staff wouldn't ask them to leave, so two whole tables were unusable because these ladies weren't aware enough to realize they were causing a problem for both the restaurant and those who wanted to dine. R.U.D.E

Jeffrey F.

Decent food and service was on point. Nice atmosphere compared to the old restaurant here. Had the carnitas tacos. They were good however next time I would order it without the Cole slaw. It was sweet flavored and the meat was overwhelmed by that. It was also full of liquid and very sticky. But overall enjoyable!

Mark Taylor

Service and server were great! We were however disappointed to choose this place for late night happy hour on Saturday based on the online menu showing they had it only to be told by our server they in fact do not have Saturday happy hour. Website needs to be updated asap.

Andrea Benzschawel

Consistently awesome. Great spot for delicious breakfast and they have a great happy hour too. Super friendly owner and staff.

Larry Nielsen

Very good food. Had the Newberry sandwich--turkey, cheese, cranberry on sourdough served open faced. Great open air dining as well. Full bar. Accessible. Parking limited.

Jackie Wallin

The food is outstanding. Staff Is great and everyone is super friendly. Parking can be challenging but the food is worth the inconvenience .

Lydia Roth-Laube

Excellent and delicious breakfast, friendly servers and cozy environment. Good value.

Dan L.

Busy on Friday at 6pm, but was winding down as we finished. I had open faced turkey sandwich with cheese and bacon. It's was ok. Salad with it was a nice change from fries. Partner had fish tacos, tilapia. Messy and the meat was kinda sweet. Service was pretty good. We will be back to try something else.

Kai T.

We needed something like this in the neighborhood. Great place to go grab a drink, or bring the family to eat at. The beer is cold, the food is good, and it's all reasonably priced. Love the renovation, and looking forward to continued success!

Mike Pitala

We really enjoyed our lunch. The food was excellent and the server was very polite. Reasonably priced...yup... Definitely going back!

Fred P

Always a great brunch with fantastic bar staff led by Tina. Just a great menu anytime of day. Excellent staff taking care of a busy dining area but seamless service always.Great quality food served perfectly.


I often have lunch at Hilltop. I know how busy it gets. I took my spouse to Hilltop for the first time. We didn’t have to wait because we got there for an early dinner. The crowd came soon thereafter. She ordered a custom hamburger. I was surprised because it’s not something she ever ordered in a restaurant. I was even more surprised that she enjoyed it to the last bite. Good job Hilltop.

Jennifer & Jason Simmons

Menu is limited, but our server was great. Sounds like she had been there for quite some time. We sat at a high table near the bar. There was a buzz in the atmosphere and people sitting around the bar seemed to be having a good time. I would guess there are a number of regular locals that hang out here. Nice place for that.


Totally enjoyed my meal. Hash browns cooked to perfection. Mimosas just ok, kinda pricey. Would revisit.

Nancy Bartel Anderson

Favorite local haunt! Food is always great and service staff friendly and accommodating.

Kyle Williams

A place for all ages! Kids from 1 to 92! I stole that from a Christmas song.. Some of the best wings in the cities. Dry rub are the best! Reuben sandwich is very good, fries are perfectly balanced with flavor& crispness. IPA drinkers have quite a selection of mainstays& a few seasonal rotating beers. Great wine selection. Half price bottles on Tuesdays. Great breakfast, happy hour m-f 3-6 PM. Friendly& knowledgeable staff, family oriented.. A lot of regulars. Smart people

Larry Lindahl

We met here for a birthday celebration. It is a nice, cozy little place. The menu is wide, reuben, burgers, wraps, salads, chicken and others. 7 of us and all had a great time and good food and drinks. Wait staff were on it. Just a good place to go relax and have good food. I will certainly go again.

Edwin Visalden

This is a quaint place with very good food and great staff. Enjoyed dinner very much.

Leslie Swensen

It was okay. Parking lot in inadequate for lunch crowd. My food was very good (open faced sandwich). My mom's was under cooked (walleye sandwich) with extremely wilted, brown lettuce. Which she said, "wasn't edible". Waitress was so "busy" I got up to go find her after I was 3/4 done to ask for a refill on my soda and let her know about my mom's food. She then dropped off my soda and walked away w/o addressing the sandwich concern. Approx 3min l8r she stopped back and said, "so, there's a problem with your meal?" I was just about done, so my mom explained and she didn't want a replacement now. Waitress just said, "OK" then took her plate. Not even an I'm sorry. It's too bad, but I think they are under staffed at least at lunch for wait people. Fries were good, desserts were ok.. personally for the price, this wouldn't be my first choice for our next lunch.

Brandon Grady

This place is really good at just about everything, I'm a frequent visitor and they've always had the best service and the best food. Gets very busy at dinnertime plan on a small, but worth it, wait. They don't take reservations for less than 5 people.


I really love this place. It is always busy so be prepared for a full parking lot and perhaps a short wait for a table. The hot sandwiches are incredible, so delicious.

Megan D.

Friends and I went on Saturday night. Easy to get a table only had to wait about 10 min. I got the lemon drop martini and the dry rub wings with sweet potato fries! The wings came with blue cheese which normally I'm not a fan of but you can tell theirs is homemade and it's amazing. I honestly would go back just for the blue cheese. Drinks and food were great! Loved it!

Edwardo Ander

Great service and food! Great atmosphere and overall restaurant. Kind of a joint for older folk but that's never really a bad sign necessarily... my dad and I go quite often for lunch and will continue to go back when working in the area.

Paula A.

Awesome customer service!!! Just held a private event here and I cannot say enough good things about this place. The planning phase was smooth with Bret and Tina, service from our dedicated waitress was wonderful, and the food was great! Also love the interior since their remodel a couple years ago. We will definitely be back, both for regular dining and also future private events.

David Goebel

We were sad that we had never visited this gem until now. They have a terrific varied menu that is perfect for lunch and dinner. It is a very clean and comfortable atmosphere,they have a bar and a "garden room" with great lighting and a fireplace. It is a perfect place to meet with family, friends, or business associates. Parking can be challenging during busy periods. Prices were reasonable and very competitive. Our service was as good as we have had in a long time. We had the Reuben and Club Sandwiches and they were fantastic. Highly recommended.