Went for lunch at the Kenwood yesterday. How was it? Simple and really good. close to perfect. Had the duck confit--crisp and well seasoned A member of my party had a nice looking medium burger, others had the pappardelle with a wild boar ragout and a fried oyster and pork belly sandwich. Top quality ingredients handled skillfully. This kind of place is a dime a dozen in Tokyo, but so rare in the Twin Cities. Dinner starts at 5 and I've heard it's packed every night. Can't stop thinking about that place. The only minus is the noise level, way beyond lively, and into construction site jackhammer level.
I had shrimp and grits there last week and it was delicious. I was also ended up getting scrambled eggs because they looked SO good when I saw another table's order; it's hard to find a restaurant that does truly great scrambled eggs and these were fantastic. I really wanted to try the pappardelle, hopefully they'll have it next time we go.
Agree with you about the noise level, it's pretty loud.