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Desta Klein

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Foreign Legion Adds Sultry Sophistication to the Soo Line Building

    The doors to Russell and Desta Klein's latest Soo Line venue opened last weekend just as the weather gave us all the first hint of a chill. They waited for the end of summer to introduce their wine bar, Foreign Legion, a warm space full of dark, sumptuous colors and decor that features cocktails and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon July '14

    Got a tip on a restaurant opening, closing, or coming soon? Email us! NOW OPENAgra Culture Kitchen & Press2939 Girard Ave. S., MinneapolisAki's Bread Haus Bakery2506 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisBlack Coffee & Waffle Bar (City Pages First Look)1500 Como Ave. SE, MinneapolisBogart's Doug ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 11, 2014

    Brasserie Zentral's new spin on Old World cuisine

    Russell and Desta Klein's European-style dining empire expands

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Russell and Desta Klein's Brasserie Zentral has an opening date and is now taking reservations

    Downtown Minneapolis will soon be home to a new concept from Russell and Desta Klein, the team behind Meritage in St. Paul. Inside the historic Soo Line building, the couple is working on a restaurant complex -- complete with a brasserie, skyway-level cafe, wine bar, and wine and cheese sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon April '14

    NOW OPENBoneyard Kitchen & Bar (City Pages coverage)2841 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisBars Bakery's second location (City Pages coverage)Alliance Bank Building, St. PaulCoup d'Etat (City Pages review)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages review)3025 E. Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon March '14

    NOW OPENBars Bakery's second location (City Pages coverage)Alliance Bank Building, St. PaulCoup d'Etat (City Pages review)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages review)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisA Cupcake Social (City Pages coverage)38th St. E. &am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon February '14

    NOW OPENCoup d'Etat (City Pages coverage)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages preview)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisA Cupcake Social (City Pages coverage)38th St. E. & 28th Ave. S., MinneapolisDay Block Brewing1105 Washington Ave. S. Di Noko's B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon January '14

    NOW OPENChef Shack Ranch (City Pages preview)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisDi Noko's Bar Zia (City Pages coverage)420 S. 4th St., MinneapolisEat Street Buddha Kitchen and Lounge (City Pages review)2550 Nicollet Ave., MinneapolisThe Freehouse (City Pages coverage) 701 Washington Av ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    100 Favorite Dishes: No. 97, Meritage's Oysterfest oysters

    As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.There are few things as tempting and perfect as a freshly shucked oyster. Each year, Meritage's owners, Russell and Desta Klein round up some of the best oysters from both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    James Norton talks about The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food

    Midwestern cuisine is all the rage these days. From the national magazines to the Food Network, everyone seems to have taken note that we have a whole lot of fabulous food. Few know those back roads and byways better than Heavy Table editor (and one-time Hot Dish contributor) James Norton. After a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Top 5 most annoying things servers say: A tiny rant

    The front of the house is what makes the back of the house dance in the footlights. What would Meritage be without Desta Klein? It's her touch of genius to create an atmosphere in which the lovely French-kissed food coming from the kitchen is delivered to the right table at the right time with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Meritage and Hell's Kitchen drop Open Table: The exodus begins?

    Lars LeetaruLocal restaurateurs switch to an Open Table alternative. ​A recent Dish column looked into online reservations' impact on Twin Cities restaurants. While many restaurants, especially those that are new, off the beaten path, or have many seats to fill, are benefiting from using the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Meritage adding oyster bar and absinthe as part of expansion

    Oysters and absinthe are coming our way.​Downtown St. Paul goers now has one more reason to rejoice: The loveliest of French bistros, Meritage, is starting construction on its expansion that has been two years in the planning. Owners Russell and Desta Klein are taking over the former card shop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Best seats in the house

    V-Day 2010 is only 363 days away: Plan ahead or celebrate early by booking these restaurants' most romantic tables.

  • Restaurants

    February 11, 2009
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