Wayzata Restaurants (Top 10 + Signature Dishes & Happy Hours)

BY Dr. McDowell  |  October 7th, 2019
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Dr. McDowell has always been focused on using the latest technology to improve the patient experience. From radiation-free imaging to laser dentistry, he has always been ahead of the curve and is dedicated to improving the practice of dentistry one ..

With so many Wayzata restaurants to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down what it is you are in the mood for. 

You have Italian, American, Mexican, Chinese, Sushi, etc. And then you have to worry about what the atmosphere is like and what type of restaurant you want to dine at, which also brings a lot of options.

Luckily, we took out all the hard work for you and narrowed down to 10 Wayzata Restaurants, giving you a description of the restaurants, along with some of their signature dishes and Happy Hour schedules. 

1. 6Smith

Description of the restaurant6Smith is an artisan-inspired meat and seafood restaurant on the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka. They have a fresh and modern vibe where you can find yourself in the middle of rural luxury and industrial fashion. They pride themselves in making you feel comfortable and cozy inside of an environment that is alive and full of energy. 

Signature Dishes – 

Fish from sustainable fisheries, Midwestern-raised beef, and heritage-breed chicken and pork are the pride of this menu. 

Happy Hour Schedules – 

Happy Hour

*Main Floor Bar ONLY

*Excludes Most Holidays & Special Events

Mon-Fri     3 pm – 6 pm

Sat             Open – 6 pm

Sun           All Day

Late Night Happy Hour

*Main Floor Bar ONLY

*Excludes Most Holidays & Special Events

Mon-Thur 8 pm – Close

Fri & Sat 9 pm – Close

2. Baja Haus

Description From Their SiteBaja Haus has an endless summer, California beach vibe that it brings to Wayzata. It’s modern, fresh, and health-conscious ways make it a unique spot to visit. 

Every item on the menu is crafted and displayed as if you were at a five-star restaurant. Here you can relax and enjoy the many yummy creations in a casual and laid back atmosphere, instead of a dark room and uncomfortable seating. The food is always fresh, as they don’t even own a freezer or microwave, and go out of their way to serve the healthiest options. 

One of the best reasons to visit Baja Haus is for the party-like atmosphere, their large bar area, as well as Wayzata’s top drink masters, Josh Friedt and Tony Vasquez. The pair have established a cocktail program, unlike any other and create cocktails perfect for warm weather. 

Signature Dishes – 

The extensive taco menu does not disappoint

Happy Hour Schedule – 

Mon-Sat 4 pm – 6 pm

3. Primo | Plates & Pours

Description From Their Site – Primo is an upscale Italian restaurant that has a classy, cozy, and casual setting. It is recommended that you reserve a table if you are planning to sit in the dining room. Bar and patio seating, however, is available at a first-come, first-serve basis. There is also carryout options for customers, as they can call ahead and they will have your order ready to pick up and carry home. 

Signature Dishes

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti and sauce from Wayzata restaurant Primo

Happy Hour Schedule

Available every day from 4 – 6 pm at the bar.

4. Gianni’s Steakhouse 

Description From Their Site – Gianni’s Steakhouse opened in the year 1996 with a vision that a steakhouse thrives on classic, great-tasting food to bring in the crowd. Gianni’s has received a reputation for serving only USDA Prime beef at its restaurant. Gianni’s is a great place to have a romantic night on the town, celebrating a special occasion, having a private event, or to relax and kickback during a happy hour. 

Signature Dishes – 

20-ounce bone-in Ribeye

12-ounce bone-in filet mignon

Table-Side Caesar Spun Signature Salad

Happy Hour Schedule – 

Daily from 4pm – 6pm

5. Bellecour

Description From Their Site – Bellecour is a French bistro and bakery in downtown Wayzata. The name of the restaurant came from the town center of Place Bellecour in Lyon, France, and gets inspiration for their cuisine and design from the western world. Here you are able to enjoy yourself in the bar and lounge area, at a table in the main dining room, the Chef’s table, or on their courtyard when the weather allows for it. Guests can also enjoy the bakery pastries, sandwiches, and fresh-baked bread.

Signature Dishes – 

Bouillabaisse and duck à l’orange

Happy Hour Schedule (Cocktail Hour) – 

Monday – Thursday 4 pm – 6 pm and 8 pm – 10 pm

Friday – Saturday 4 pm – 6 pm

Sunday  4pm – 10pm (all night)

6. Benedict’s

Wayzata restaurants - eggs.

Description From Their Site – Benedict’s is Executive Chef Mike Rakun’s spin on the modern diner, a restaurant where good family, friends, and food come together to make breakfast, brunch, and lunch great again. It’s where the food and atmosphere are fun, simple, and approachable, a quintessential breakfast joint in the quintessential lakeside town of Wayzata. Welcome to Benedict’s!

Signature Dishes

Crab Oscar – crab, asparagus, and hollandaise

Hot Fried Chicken – served on a biscuit with hollandaise sauce

The Nordeaster – butter packed lobster with old bay hollandaise

Happy Hour Schedule

Open daily from 6:30 am – 3 pm for all of your breakfast and drink needs.

7. ninetwentyfive (925)

Description from their website – Combining contemporary flavors with high-quality, fresh, regional meats, cheeses, and produce, ninetwentyfive offers up the best in what has been described as Modern Midwestern Cuisine. Our gifted chefs create fun, innovative, and imaginative menu items that include a diverse array of appetizers, small plates, and entrees. The seasonally-driven plates are as much a feast for the eyes as they are for the taste buds.

Signature Dishes

Buffalo Shrimp

Ricotta Gnocchi Puttanesca

Lobster Fra’ Diavolo

Friday Fish Fry from 3 pm to close

Happy Hour Schedule

Daily from 3 pm – 5 pm

8. Sushi Fix

Wayzata restaurants - sushi

Sushi Fix has you covered for all things sushi. This team of incredible chefs offers up some of the best tasting deals in all of the twin cities. Especially if you love sushi. COVID-19 has forced them to adjust their schedule slightly, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your Sushi Fix. Check out the website for great take out and dine in options.

Signature Dishes

Bill San’s Po-Boi

Tuna Poké

Grilled Surume Squid

Omakasé – this $75 experience is one you’re not soon to forget. One of the chefs at sushi fix will prepare specific meals for you directly related to whatever you like or dislike. Give it a shot if you’re looking for something unique.

Happy Hour Schedule

Not currently serving happy hour.

9. vann

Description from their website – Vann (pronounced “von” and Norwegian for ‘water’)is located on Lake Minnetonka in Spring Park, MN. Local Chef, Erik Skaar, returned to the western suburbs of Minneapolis after perfecting his cooking skills in some of the country’s best kitchens. The name pays homage to Erik’s Norwegian roots and his love of fish, seafood, and waterfowl.

Signature Dishes

Fine dining at it’s literal finest. When visiting Vann, be sure to look at their menu, which is updated daily with new courses for their guests.

Happy Hour Schedule

No happy hours here. Just delicious 5-star meals.

10. Cast & Cru

Description from their website – Cast & Cru serves Fresh Modern American Cuisine. Our chef-driven menu features seasonal ingredients grown in our on-site gardens. The food is elegant and sophisticated yet fun and approachable. There is something on the menu for every taste and budget. Our bar serves meticulously selected wines from the top distributors and producers from around the world, as well as fine scotches, whiskey, and craft beer.

Signature Dishes

You can find their current menu here!

Happy Hour Schedule

Not currently serving happy hour.

And those are our favorite Wayzata restaurants.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of great Wayzata restaurants. You’re sure to enjoy any of these meals. Let us know in the comments if you have any favorite restaurants that haven’t been featured, and we’ll work to fit them!

Dr. McDowell
Dr. McDowell has always been focused on using the latest technology to improve the patient experience. From radiation-free imaging to laser dentistry, he has always been ahead of the curve and is dedicated to improving the practice of dentistry one ..

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