Many, many positives
Posted on 11 / 30 / 2011
Traveling through Minneapolis, I am really happy that my companions and I decided to make our one restaurant Ecopolitan.
Raw food is my absolute favourite and Ecopolitan offers just about all that one could hope for with a nice assortment of food (all organic), and drink (great smoothies, juices and organic wines) plus a good deal of products and raw food elements in their on-site shop.
Among our party of three, we ordered the 'raw'violi, the taco pizza and, listed on the menu, the 'surprise entree' for my friend who was overwhelmed with choice and couldn't decide.
The rawvioli, which I ordered, was okay. It consisted of cashew 'mush' sandwiched between what seemed like a thinly sliced root. There were 4-5 of these rawvioli pieces resting atop a nice salad. Unfortunately, the mix of these two elements wasn't overly tasty. Still, it was a good, filling, healthy meal. The taco pizza was enjoyed by everyone who tasted it; slightly spicy, light but filling and, again, healthy. The surprise entree was a bowl of zucchini pasta with a mix of fresh vegetables, lightly marinated. My friend, who ordered it, couldn't stop raving about how delicious it was. Based on the bite I took, it was very good.
For desert we each ordered a slice of pie from their display fridge. Everything in there looked amazing and what we tasted confirmed it!
I have somewhat of a hard time giving a 5 cow rating to a restaurant where I didn't particularly enjoy my entree but, considering all of the positives that come to mind beyond the taste of my meal - such as: amazing smoothies, organic wines, all day breakfast, free off-street parking, their own organic vegetable garden, the eco-shop, community involvement, etc. - I can't resist giving them the highest marks.
Ecopolitan truly is an excellent restaurant.
All organic, Very healthy, Health/eco shop on site
Somewhat expensive, Limited seating, Food isn't exceptional