With Pat's Tap, Hola Arepa, Kyatchi, Blackbird, and a smattering of other quality choices, the south side of Nicollet is quickly becoming a full-fledged extension of the well known Eat Street. And there's one establishment in particular that's quite simply on fire.
The newly relaunched Corner Table is only one month into its new location and already owner Nick Rancone and chef Thomas Boemer have pushed their successful farm-to-table concept to another level. Along with the new, beautifully simple, comfortable space comes an expansion of their menu, targeted at weekend brunch lovers. Rest assured, this isn't just brunch; it's brunch Corner Table-style.
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Corner Table's new brunch offerings are available on both Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., leaving you plenty of time to wake up, shake off the night before, and head out for a mega-dose of revitalization. With a variety of options that are all very reasonably priced, the only real problem you'll run into is deciding what to order.
We recommend you give the array of Benedicts some serious consideration. Choose from the hot pastrami Benedict on pumpernickel from Patisserie 46, a Benedict version of Corner Table's classic fried bologna sandwich with mortadella and pickled mustard seeds, and a smoked salmon version with sauce choron and pickled shallots.
On this particular visit, we opted for the eggs Benedict with Corner Table's signature pork belly as well as one with a rich duck confit.
If Corner Table started selling their sweet potato long johns by the dozen, every single donut shop in town would tremble in fear. Filled with a rich but not overly intense maple cream, these things are like pastry crack.
While this iteration of Corner Table is still in its infancy, it's clear that these guys are coming out swinging.
4537 Nicollet Ave. S.
Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday brunch, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.