25 Oct Restaurant review of Grand Café in Minneapolis
This Restaurant review of Grand Café in Minneapolis
We visited the restaurant Grand Café and this is my review.
The Grand Cafe https://www.grandcafemn.com/ was founded in 2017. Not to mention, the chef and owner Jamie Malone was “Best Chef Midwest” for 2014, 2015, 2018. Food and Wine magazine named Jamie Best new Chef. Also one of the country’s best restaurants http://www.startribune.com/grand-cafe-in-minneapolis-named-one-of-the-country-s-best-restaurants-by-food-wine/479192163/. Jamie has written for Esquire, GQ, Saveur and Elle. Located 3804 Grand Ave in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It has a 4.6 Goggle rating with 311 reviews https://www.google.com/search?q=grand+cafe+minneapolis&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS787US787&oq=grand+cafe&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l5.4810j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x87f627bdf10e1537:0xad78ed366f2d678f,1,,, and a 4.6 out of 5 rating from open table. https://www.opentable.com/r/grand-cafe-minneapolis
I found it to have an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Also, it is located in a 70 year old restaurant space. So, the dining room is charming. Absolutely feels like a restaurant located in Paris. David was our waiter and he was professional and attentive. The entire staff never missed a beat. Also, water glasses always full. Food served hot. Bill presented promptly.
Here is our selections and impressions.
Island Creek Oysters
Served with Seaweed mignonette. When I asked for horseradish I was promptly served. These east coast oysters are small in size. So, I suggest ordering a dozen. Excellent flavor.
Smoked Lamb Belly
This was a first for me. Absolutely loved it! One of the best appetizers I have ever had. It is served on a Socca Crepe. And with Cauliflower Giardiniera. I know it doesn’t sound appealing. But this is a must try.
Snake River Farms Zabuton Steak
The steak was presented with crispy chips. Also, Hon Shimeji and sauce Au Poivre. It was cooked perfectly to order. Therefore, had wonderful texture and flavor.
That night they had a left band Bordeaux featured. Very smooth and yet slightly complex. Indeed I would have it again.
Would I go there again?
This was my first time there and absolutely, will not be my last. I will definitely put this on my ‘must visit often” list. Without a doubt this is now one of my top five in Minnesota to visit.