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Eastside in downtown Minneapolis is adding lunch service

Eastside won our Best of the Twin Cities award for Best Looking Restaurant. Lunch is coming soon to this stunning space.

Eastside won our Best of the Twin Cities award for Best Looking Restaurant. Lunch is coming soon to this stunning space.

One of the few truly decent restaurants east of Hennepin Avenue in downtown is Eastside. Now the owners are ready to expand their offerings.

On June 6 the restaurant will begin lunch service, introducing a menu in keeping with its new American culinary style. 

Highlights from the menu include ahi tuna tartare for two, a walleye "filet o fish" sandwich with American cheese and shredded iceberg (the way it oughta be), and a house bacon grilled cheese with chilled green tomato soup. There are also powdered beignets and house-made cookies, available to go if you're on the run. A busy workday shouldn't stand between you and your sweet treats. 

Eastside, which opened last September, also has a new chef. Nick Dugan is a New York native who has spent time in some big time kitchens including the Four Seasons. 

Lunch service begins June 6, and runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Eastside 

301 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis

612-208-1638

eastsidempls.com