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MN: Road-trip 1-1.5 hour radius from MSP- hole-in-the-wall bistro?

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waaz Apr 4, 2008 01:41 PM

Hello all! I am looking to celebrate my upcoming birthday at a little “hole-in-the-wall” fine dining/bistro restaurant within 1-1.5 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul along the lines of Nosh (Lake City), the former Easy Creek (Arkansaw, WI) and Harbor View (Pepin, WI). In addition, we like to stay at a nearby Motel of sorts… we typically book the entire Motel for an evening of dining, drinking and debauchery… any suggestions?

  1. The Dairy Queen Apr 4, 2008 02:04 PM

    Happy birthday. Old Village Hall in Lanesboro is adorable and might fit your parameters, especially with morel season nearly upon us. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/407008

    ~TDQ

    1. 67.p.car Apr 4, 2008 09:10 PM

      Bayport Cookery would be a good choice.

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        keg Apr 5, 2008 07:21 AM

        The Norton's (may have already relocated to downtown RedWing), also Fermentations in Dundas (near Northfield).

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        1. re: keg
          cheeseguysgirl Apr 5, 2008 09:06 AM

          Confluence in Prescott, WI

          1. re: keg
            MSPD Apr 7, 2008 11:13 AM

            Accoring to their website, Norton's is set for "mid to late June 2008".

            www.thenortonsrestaurant.com

          2. cheeseguysgirl Apr 5, 2008 09:09 AM

            Links to places mentioned:

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            bayport cookery
            bayport, WI, bayport, WI

            Confluence
            211 Broad St N, Prescott, WI

            Fermentations Wine Bar
            236 Railway St N, Dundas, MN

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            1. re: cheeseguysgirl
              bob s Apr 6, 2008 04:57 PM

              Actually, here's the real link for the Bayport Cookery, which is located in Bayport, MN (just south of Stillwater) rather than in Bayport, WI (near the Apostle Islands east of Superior).

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              Bayport BBQ
              328 5th Ave N, Bayport, MN 55003

              1. re: bob s
                cheeseguysgirl Apr 6, 2008 04:59 PM

                Thank you! It didn't seem to be the right link....

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