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Jan 24, 2012 02:54 PM

Chef's Table?

I couldn't find anything recent on this(last was circa 2006?), however I was wondering if anybody had any recommendations or inside knowledge of chef's table offerings in Mpls? The current restaurants that I am aware of are:

Corner Table

I've heard that 112 Eatery offers one? But I couldn't find anything on it...any suggestions or information would be great! If there was a more recent post on this, redirection is appreciated as well! Thanks!

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  1. Heartland has chef's table seating. They have up to three chef's tables, each seating 4-6. You can book one or all three.

    1. Some more options are in this thread.

      Sea Change and Porter & Frye may also be options.

      I'd heed the advice to confirm directly with the restaurant, though, especially since the posts pre-date the fire at Heidi's & the sale at Corner Table.

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      1. re: KTFoley

        Heidi's definitely has a chef's table. Have only heard good things about it, but it may be pricey:

        Corner Table lists their table on their website still.

        I've eaten at Vincent's chef's table twice and really enjoyed both experiences - although it's been probably 3-4 years since the last time we did that.

        1. re: bob s

          Meritage has one, I think it seats 4 - 6, and is $125 / min per person. Heartlands is the same (or maybe $135, I inquired once).

          Travail has "Hot Tub Time Machine" booth that seats 8 and is $1,000, "all inclusive" and is the only reservation they really take. I imagine this is their wacky take on a chefs table.

          1. re: semanticantics

            Thank you for the feedback! I'm a little hesitant about Corner Table - I haven't been there since the new ownership, and I've heard negative things. :(

            Not sure what direction I'll go! I'll be sure to check back in with what I decide!

            Thanks again!

      2. I can vouch for the Heartland chef's table experience being stellar. Probably the best and most flawless meal and service I had in 2011. That Lenny does a facility tour is an added bonus, except now I pine for a charcuterie room.

        1. Can anyone provide an update on suggested Chef's Tables (or cooking classes/demonstrations) in the Mpls area? I have to take a group of 6 on a tour of the city and would like to incorporate some hands-on or novel dining experiences.
          Thanks so much.

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          1. re: Edestefano

            We had an excellent meal at the kitchen table at Corner Table in May of this year (12 courses + wine for $125/person). I think they can seat up to 6. The food was delicious and I appreciated the chance to talk to the chefs and learn a few new cool tricks.

            1. re: Edestefano

              I took an excellent cooking demo/class at Kitchen in the Market in the Midtown Global Market. It was a "primal cuts" class with Jack Riebel of Butcher and the Boar. We watched Jack break down a strip loin and then we were divided into four groups and we cooked (with some key pieces prepped ahead of time) and ate a beef-heavy 4 course meal and it included cocktails and snacks to start and wine with the meal. I thought for $85 it was a great value.