Meet the Best of City South 2019

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Here are the best restaurants, shops, salons and more in south Minneapolis and St. Louis Park, as voted by you, the readers.


Best Restaurant
Red Cow Uptown
Runners-up: yum! kitchen and bakery, St. Louis Park, Martina

READ MORE: Red Cow, City South's Best Restaurant, Adds Vegan Choices

Best Tavern/Bar/Brewery
Yard House, West End
Runners-up: Park Tavern, Steel Toe Brewing

Best Breakfast
French Meadow Café & Bluestem Bar
Runners-up: yum! kitchen and bakery, St. Louis Park, Uptown Diner

Best Patio Dining
Rojo Mexican Grill, St. Louis Park
Runners-up: CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar, West End, Amore Uptown

Rojo Mexican GrillPhoto by Emily J. Davis


Best Builder
Anchor Builders, LLC
Runners-up: Gonyea Custom Homes, Bizal Built

Best Remodeler
Anchor Builders, LLC
Runners-up: Lake Country Builders, Platinum Remodeling & Handyman Services

Anchor Builders, LLCPhoto by Andrea Rugg Photography

Best Interior Designer
Jackie Thein (Anchor Builders)
Runners-up: Sarah Bernardy Design, Lenox House Design

Best Landscape Designer
Tangletown Gardens
Runners-up: Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden, Lyndale Ave., Landscape Love

Tangletown GardensPhoto by Andrea Rugg Photography

Best Senior Living Residence
Mount Olivet Home, Careview and Day Services
Runners-up: TowerLight Senior Living, Parkshore Senior Campus

Best Nursery/Garden Center
Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden, Lyndale Ave.
Runners-up: Tangletown Gardens, Sunnyside Gardens

Best Home Furnishings Store
Runners-up: Mama’s Happy, St. Louis Park, Woody’s Furniture, St. Louis Park


Best Fitness Studio/Yoga Studio/Gym
CorePower Yoga, St. Louis Park
Runners-up: Life Time Athletic, St. Louis Park, Pure Barre Minneapolis, St. Louis Park

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Best Dental Practice
Park Dental St. Louis Park
Runners-up: Linden Hills Dentistry, Calhoun Dental

Best Orthodontic Practice
Family Orthodontics, P.A.
Runners-up: Mint Orthodontics, Advances in Orthodontics, Golden Valley

Best Chiropractic Practice
West End Chiropractic & Wellness
Runners-up: Clear Health Chiropractic, Lake Pointe Wellness

Best Pediatric Practice
Park Nicollet Clinic, St. Louis Park
Runners-up: Pediatric Services P.A., St. Louis Park, Partners in Pediatrics, Calhoun Clinic

Best Eye Practice
Park Nicollet Clinic, St. Louis Park
Runners-up: Uptown Vision Clinic, Whiting Clinic LASIK + Cataract

Best Dermatology Practice
Park Nicollet Clinic, St. Louis Park
Runners-up: Uptown Dermatology & Skin Spa, Market Street Dermatology

Best Medspa
LifeSpa at Life Time Athletic, St. Louis Park
Runners-up: Skin Deep by Angie, St. Louis Park, Mesna Plastic Surgery

Best Salon/Spa
Revolution Salon
Runners-up: The Hair District Collective St. Louis Park, Phresh Spa Salon, St. Louis Park

READ MORE: Owner of City South's Best Salon/Spa Talks Cut & Color Trends


Best Apparel Boutique
Evereve, The Shops at West End
Runners-up: Primp, The Shops at West End, Apricot Lane Boutique

Best Gift Shop
Runners-up: Mama’s Happy, St. Louis Park, Bibelot + Good Things, Linden Hills

PatinaPhoto by Chris Emeott

Best Florist
Bachman’s Floral, Gift & Garden, Lyndale Ave.
Runners-up: Arts & Flowers, Brown & Greene Floral Minneapolis

Best Specialty Foods/Kitchen Store
Trader Joe’s
Runners-up: Linden Hills Co-op, Kitchen Window


Best Private Preschool/Childcare
Mount Olivet Child Day Program
Runners-up: Kid Zone Early Learning Center, Kids Place, St. Louis Park

Best Learning/Tutoring Center
Mathnasium, St. Louis Park

Best Place for Kids’ Activities
Wild Rumpus
Runners-up: Westwood Hills Nature Center, St. Louis Park, Kenwood Gymnastics Center

READ MORE: Books, Animals and a Touch of Magic: Wild Rumpus is an Imagination Haven

Best Veterinary Practice
Oak Knoll Animal Hospital
Runners-up: Lake Harriet Veterinary, All Paws Animal Hospital, St. Louis Park

READ MORE: One of City South's Best Vets Cares About You, Your Pet—and the Environment

Best Doggy Daycare/Kennel
Pampered Pooch Playground
Runners-up: ADOGO Pet Hotel, MSP Airport, Lulu and Luigi

Best Law Firm
Sutor Law Firm
Runners-up: Latz Law Office: Ronald S. Latz, P.A., Held Law Office (tie), SeilerSchindel, PLLC (tie)