Where to eat
Comforting and warming: that’s the recipe for Minneapolis dining, not surprisingly when the Winters are as challenging as they can be in the Midwest. But a new generation of chefs are creating a mouth-watering new food movement so that the city’s fast becoming America’s one-to-watch.
A fun and provocative new restaurant. Think pot roasts, fried chicken and steak ’n’ salad cooked with passion and theatrical flair. Great bourbon bar, too.
One of acclaimed foodie mag Bon Appetit’s ‘top 50 best new restaurants’, Borough offers confident modern American fare in a friendly, sleek dining space (with a great outdoor patio). Parlour is its uber-sleek speakeasy joint serving hand-crafted cocktails and small plates. And one of the best burgers in town.
Spoon and Stable
There’s a whiff of the Scandi-chic about this pared back and assured new North Loop Point – at least in the chic mid-century decor. But the food? That’s resolutely local, with a twist of the classic French kitchen, thanks to award-winning local boy, Chef-Patron Gavin Kaysen.
Butcher and the Boar
The nose-to-tail revolution is alive and well in Butcher and the Boar, a shrine to the sausage. It’s a sociable, easy-going space with craft ale on tap, glowing bottles of bourbon, plates overflowing with charcuterie and salads – a joyous celebration of the best of the Midwest’s produce.
Another relative newcomer making all the right noises, Heyday offers casual dining focused on taking Minneapolis staples and engineering them afresh. Try the rabbit terrine with carrot caramel, or the poached bone-in skate. The rustic decor is about as authentically Minneapolis as it gets, too.