Restaurant Roll Call, 2009

City Pages named Sea Change one of the year's best new restaurants
City Pages named Sea Change one of the year's best new restaurants
Jana Freiband

This was a tumultuous year for restaurants in the Twin Cities. We lost some of our old favorites (D'Amico Cucina, Café Brenda, Fugaise, and Bayport Cookery, among others). But for every restaurant that closed, another two opened, including a few instant classics (like Bar La Grassa and Bradstreet Craftshouse). Here's a rundown of the restaurants that came and went in 2009, plus a look at what's coming in 2010.


3 Monkey's, Minneapolis 5 Guys, Edina

A25 Sushi & Sake Bar, Minneapolis (Anemoni remodel) Acqua, White Bear Lake The Anchor Fish & Chips, Minneapolis

Bar La Grassa, Minneapolis Barrio, St. Paul Bradstreet Craftshouse, Minneapolis Brasa, St. Paul Brookside Bar & Grill, Marine on St. Croix (new ownership) Bubble Me, Minneapolis Bun Mi, Minneapolis Burger Jones, Minneapolis The Butcher Block, Minneapolis

Chambers Ice Bar, Minneapolis Cheeky Monkey, St. Paul Chef Shack Dos and III, Minneapolis Cocina Latina, Minneapolis Cooper, St. Louis Park Crave, St. Louis Park Cru, Blaine Curbside, St. Paul

D'Amico Kitchen, Minneapolis Domacin Wine Bar, Stillwater

Galaxy Drive Inn, St. Louis Park Geordies 454, St. Paul Ginger Hop, Minneapolis Gold Nugget, Minnetonka

HomeMade Pizza Co., Minneapolis

Il Gatto, Minneapolis India House, St. Paul

Jackson's Coffee & Gelato, Minneapolis Jerabek's II, St. Paul

Kimbinh, Minneapolis King's Wine Bar, Minneapolis The Kitchen, Stillwater Kona Grill, Eden Prairie Koyi Sushi Too, Minneapolis

L'Ecosse, Minneapolis Loring Kitchen and Bar, Minneapolis Lush, Minneapolis Lyndale Tap House, Minneapolis

Manitou Station, White Bear Lake Margaux, St. Paul Martini's Grill, Golden Valley Mt. Fuji, Uptown, Minneapolis Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern, Lakeville

Northeast Social, Minneapolis

OM, Minneapolis

Prada's Cafe, St. Paul Punch Pizza Dinkytown, Minneapolis

Real Meal Deli, St. Paul Risotto, Minneapolis

Saigon, St. Paul (relocation) Sauce Soundbar, Minneapolis Savoy Uptown, Minneapolis Sea Change, Minneapolis Smashburger, Golden Valley Smashburger, St. Anthony Stabby's, Minneapolis Stadium Pizza and Diner, Minneapolis Station 280, St. Paul Subo, Minneapolis Sweets Bakeshop, St. Paul

Tavern on France Restaurant & Bar, Edina

Uncle Buddy's Minneapolis Style Pizza, Fridley

Victory 44, Minneapolis

Wakame Sushi, Minneapolis

Zake, Minneapolis

Next: Closings


City Pages broke the news of the Dinkytowner's demise
City Pages broke the news of the Dinkytowner's demise


Agri, Minneapolis

Bali, Minneapolis Bayport Cookery, Bayport Bellanotte, Minneapolis Boathouse, Superior, Wisconsin Burrito Loco, Uptown, Minneapolis

Cafe Brenda, Minneapolis Chelly's Café, Minneapolis Clicquot Club Café, Minneapolis Cork's, St. Cloud Cue, Minneapolis

D'Amico Cucina, Minneapolis Decoy's, White Bear Lake Dinkytowner, Minneapolis

Espresso Royale, Minneapolis

Figlio's, Minneapolis Fugaise, Minneapolis

Gusto, Hopkins

La Bodega, Minneapolis Lake House, Forest Lake

Mairin's Table, Minneapolis Matty B's, St. Paul Morelo's Mex Grill, Minneapolis Morton's, Minneapolis Mabuhay, St. Paul

Panino's, Minneapolis Pastrami Jack's, Eden Prairie

Sauced, Minneapolis Sam's Wine Shop, Minneapolis Snap! Pizza and Ice Cream, Minneapolis Stone's, Stillwater

Taco Blass, Minneapolis Tejas, Edina The Times, Minneapolis Trocaderos, Minneapolis

Vera's, Minneapolis

Wagner's Drive-In, St. Louis Park Whole Hog Heaven, Waconia

Next: Coming soon in 2010


Kieran's is coming to Block E
Kieran's is coming to Block E
Carlos Luna / Flickr


Barrio Taco Truck, St. Paul Bin Wine Bar, St. Paul Blue Skies Wine Bar, Minneapolis Burger Time, multiple locations Cake Eater Bakery, Minneapolis Caribe, St. Paul (transition from Jay's Cafe) First Avenue, Minneapolis Great Sun Buffet and Bar, Minneapolis (formerly India House) The Hanger Room, Minneapolis Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, St. Louis Park Kieran's, Minneapolis (moves to Block E) Patisserie 46, Minneapolis Piccolo, Minneapolis Ringo's, St. Louis Park Saint Paul Classic Cookie Company, St. Paul Support Group, Minneapolis Tea House, Minneapolis (U of M) Vescio's Trattoria, Minneapolis

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