Need a restaurant for Monday, June 30
On Monday, June 30, if all goes well, I will finish a 15 month project. DH and I will go out to eat and I plan to have TWO (not just one :0) drinks. Can you suggest a resto or two? My criteria:
** in city of Mpls downtown or warehouse district/loop, but not too close to the Twins game (they play at 7:10 pm)
**I'll be in a non-cutting edge, non-trendy food mood and more in a delicious, comfort food mood. Steak would work, but other foods could work too.
**Prices should not be too high.
**I like almost everything (except not Sushi)
**the 123 Eatery menu looked good, but it looks like they only serve wine
Thanks for any and all suggestions you have.
Haute Dish, Borough, Smack Shack, and Bar La Grassa all fit your requirements. Smack Shack's lobster mac and cheese is comfort food at its best. BLG is great because you can spend as little or as much as you want, and always walk out with an excellent meal.
For something a bit different, Zen Box Izakaya is delicious, and ramen can definitely be considered "comfort food".
La Belle Vie lounge (I count the lamb burgers as comfort food, and they have delicious fries and potato chips). Or Parlour, for their fantastic burger and really good drinks. Not sure if that counts as too close to Twins or not.
I'd suggest Lurcat or Vincent. 112 will be too close to Target Field for your taste (as will most of the North Loop).
You might consider Zentral. The cocktails are superb -- a very creative list. The roast chicken for two is comfort food on steriods. An entire chicken is roasted with a mixture of foie gras and ground brioche (breadcrums) stuffed under the skin. It comes with a side of Kasha Varnishkas, veggies, and a small salad. It is not inexpensive ($52), but it is a TON of food that easily feeds two adults. And the depth of flavor is sensational.
Red Stag is also a fine choice.
Is everyone who's giving recs ensuring that the restos they're recommending are open on Mondays?
As I was reading your post, 112 Eatery was hitting each of your criteria. It is an excellent restaurant for many reasons.
To be sure, they also have a full liquor bar, with many delicious bourbons, and all other manner of potent potable.
re: John E.
We made a reservation for 112 Eatery, but I was so totally exhausted by the end of the day I knew I would not be able to walk there or stay awake past 8 pm. So we cancelled that reservation and I had a large glass of wine at home and then some take out Italian food. I was in bed and sound asleep by 8 pm!
But thanks to your great suggestions, we will be celebrating soon at 112 Eatery. I was also very interested in the menu offerings at Zentral and Haute Dish, so we will try to visit those places as well.
Thanks, 'hounds, for the great suggestions.