Oceanairre. Downtown. Fantastic.
My recommendations...we eat out a lot in Mpls:
1. Piccolo (43rd/Bryant S.) - Getting more and more awards every day, just swept the new restaurant award, Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations) just did a 10-minute piece on it, calling it his favorite new restaurant in the U.S. It's small, and you'll need reservations.
2. Lucia's (31st/Hennepin) - Was doing the locally grown thing before it was cool. Menu changes weekly, so you should check out their web site, as they only have 3 or 4 entree choices per night.
3. Bar La Grassa - Same chef as 112 Eatery, better food, in my opinion. Pasta/Italian based, very rich food.
Others good options: Manny's, Saffron, Corner Table
As far as soccer watching, someone already posted it, but Britt's in downtown Mpls is where the soccer crowd hangs out. But if you're looking for a good sports bar in the St. Louis Park area, the Park Avenue Tavern (Louisana/Highway 7) has a ton of TVs, a huge menu, and pretty good bar food. And a bowling alley in the back.
I'm heading to Minneapolis for a bachelor party in July. Any must see/must do's? Tentatively have a suite at the Grand Hotel downtown. Other good hotel options for suites downtown?
Anyone care to build on the bar/restaurant list already mentioned?
Manny's is fantastic, if someone else is picking up the check.
Hell's Kitchen has always been enjoyable as well