After weathering a historically harrowing year and the cold temperatures of a typical Minnesota winter, many restaurants are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel and announce reopening. Some have been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, others paused operations as temperatures dipped and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz set restrictions on indoor dining capacity.
Now, as vaccination rates continue to rise, and efforts mount to get shots in the arms of all hospitality workers, several restaurants are beginning to return to serving.
Restaurants listed here are in no particular order. The level of service is noted at each location. If you know of a dormant restaurant ready to return to service, please email us for inclusion here.
The 24 year old wine bar will reopen May 1.
the classic eatery at the base of the St. Paul Hotel will reopen for private dining experiences with six to 12 guests at a time Tuesdays through Saturdays. It’s a set menu at $100 per person. Reservations are required for the dinners that will start in May. Email for more information and to make a reservation.
Russel and Desta Klein’s French Brasserie closed, except for a few special events, since the beginning of the pandemic will resume in-person dining on the patio, in the oyster bar, and the main dining room, reservations will be required online. Dining reopens April 29.
A re-re-reopening of the restaurant’s stunning just-constructed before the pandemic location is now accepting cocktail tasting reservations for the basement bar. Reservations are pre-paid and available online.
Issac Becker’s beloved pasta and small plates restaurants in the North Loop has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic will begin takeout operations April 21.
This elegant restaurant across the hall from Isaac Becker’s other restaurant, Bar La Grassa had just garnered rave reviews in early 2020 before everything shut down on March 17. Snack Bar will begin takeout operations April 28.
Isaac Becker’s first and well-loved restaurant in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, It will begin takeout operations April 29.
Surly’s behemoth brewery’s taproom closed in November amid controversy as a bid to unionize ultimately failed to pass, will return June 1.
520 Malcom Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414