Something new in DT Minneapolis?
Saffron. On N. 3rd St. right across from the (deservedly) iconic 112 Eatery. It's North African-influenced cuisine with a contemporary twist -- phenomenal food, beautiful room, great service. I've had two memorable dinners there in the last month and intend to go back as soon as I can.
I love Saffron and recommend it.
Other fairly new places to consider -- don't know how "new" you need it to be:
Fugaise (just over the river from downtown - open a couple of years)
Chambers Kitchen (open for about a year)
Toast (lighter menu - more of a wine bar than full fledged restaurant)
901 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fugaise [CLOSED 2009]
304 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Toast Wine Bar & Cafe
415 N 1st St, Minneapolis, MN 55401