Twin Cities Dining Guide Card
Where To Use Your Dining Card
Restaurant Profiles
Holiday Calendar
Restaurant Reviews
Advertising With Us
Restaurant Resources
Featured Recipes
Web Design & Hosting
Get Your Restaurant Listed
Contact Us
Twin Cities Links
USA Dining Guides
International Dining Guides



Restaurant Profiles

A la Carte Catering
Adrian's Tavern
Boca Chica Restaurante
Buona Sera
Cafe Twenty Eight
Country View Estate B & B
D. Fong's Chinese Cusine
Girvan Grille
Hell's Kitchen
Jensen's Wine & Dine
Joe Sensers Sports Grill
Joe Sensers Sports Grill & Bar Eagan
Joe Sensers Sports Grill & Bar Roseville
Key's Bar & Grill - Foshay
Key's Cafe - Downtown St. Paul
Kip's Irish Pub
La Casita Mexican Restaurant Columbia Heights
La Casita Mexican Restaurant Roseville
La Fonda de los Lobos Restaurant
Lightly Epicurean Caterers & Deli
Lone Spur Grill & Bar
Los Andes Restaurante
Lotus Restaurant
Luci Ancora
Luna Rossa Trattoria
Mansetti's Pizza & Pasta
Maria's Cafe
Mediterranean Cruise Cafe
O.K. Corral
Ol'Mexico Restaurante
Park Tavern
Q. Cumbers Buffet
Ristorante Luci
Sunsets of Woodbury
Sunsets on Wayzata Bay
The Original Pancake House-Eden Prairie
The Original Pancake House-Edina
The Riverview Cafe
The Riverview Wine Bar
Ursula's Wine Bar and
W.A. Frost & Company

Story by Bob McClain
Email Bob at
D.  Brian's

D. Brian's Deli & Catering

Dine In, Carryout & Catering

Doug Sams, owner of D. Brians, has a mission. Provide fresh, deli-style food to office workers and professionals across the Twin Cities.  With seven locations in skyways, towers, and business districts, his strategy seems to be working.

The best thing about D. Brians is that you can walk right up to the person who cooks your food and tell them exactly what you want and how you want it. That turns the already large menu into a veritable smorgasbord of culinary opportunity.  For sandwiches, you have a choice of fresh breads including Doug’s favorite, nine grain with wild rice. Top that with deli sliced meat and cheese, your choice of greens, and your favorite spread, and you have a healthy and nutritious meal that just might be one of the tastiest lunches going. D. Brians also sports a grill so they can offer your favorite breakfast foods, cooked to order, all morning and into the afternoon.

One of the most remarkable things about D. Brians is their extensive catering services. They have a downloadable catering menu on their website and the selection of catering experiences they offer is amazing. The menu shows platters ranging from cookie, bakery, and fresh fruit, to deli dollar sandwiches and meat and cheese sandwiches. They also have boxed lunches for working meetings and fun party platters such as shrimp, fruit kabobs, and deli wraps. One of my favorites is their Grand Breakfast Buffet. For a minimum of eight guests, the event includes scrambled eggs, bacon strips, American potatoes, and a selection of bakery goods. What a way to start your day-long seminar!

D. Brians is open from 6am until 3pm. If you can slip in before 11am or wait until after 1pm, you’ll avoid the lunch rush. Breakfast prices run from one dollar for bagels or donuts to $4.77 for the omelet combo with toast and hash browns. Entrée salads with breadsticks run $4.49 to $7.99. There are also a number of fresh, hot soups for $3.19 a cup or $3.89 a bowl. The deli, grilled, or wrap sandwiches are too numerous to list but all are amazingly under $6.00. D. Brians also has a large offering of low-carb items in every category at reasonable prices.