Bar La Grassa

800 N. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
612-333-3837
Critics' Pick
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Tony Nelson

Details

  • Sun 5pm-12am, Mon-Sat 5pm-2am
  • $$
  • Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Metered Parking, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Chef Isaac Becker, who runs the 112 Eatery with his wife Nancy St. Pierre, partnered with some of the restaurateurs behind Barrio, to launch this trendy, Warehouse District pasta bar. The space exudes the relaxed luxury of a wealthy person's family cabin and even though La Grassa means "the fat" in Italian, the eats aren't necessarily fancy or spendy. The menu looks like an Italian version of a Spanish tapas bar, including raw halibut antipasti, burrata bruschetta, and nearly two dozen fresh and dried pastas, the best of which is the pillowy gnocchi perked up with caramelized cauliflower and citrus. The pork ribs, marinated in garlic, rosemary, and chiles, are better than those at some places that call them their specialty: magically crusted on top, yet moist and fatty underneath. But don't eat too many or you won't have room for caramel crepes or lemon lavender mousse.

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