Restaurant Roll Call, 2010

The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.
The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.

When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't.

Here's a rundown of every eatery that opened and closed this year, plus a whole slew of projects on the drawing board for 2011, including our five most highly anticipated restaurants.


Hazel's NE (2859 Johnson St NE, Minneapolis)
Cocina del Barrio (5036 France Ave. S., Edina)
The Herb Box (Eden Prairie Lifetime Fitness)
Naviya's Thai Kitchen (2812 W 43rd St., Mpls)
Le Crazy Taste (1316 SE 4th St., Minneapolis)
Buffalo Wild Wings (2001 SE University, Mpls)
On's Thai Kitchen (1613 University Ave, St Paul)
Lucy's Ethiopian (3025 E Franklin Ave, Mpls)

Steepery Tea Bar (783 Radio Dr., Woodbury)
Peace Coffee (33rd and Minnehaha, Minneapolis)
Jack's (former Java Jacks at 46th/Bryant, Mpls)
Dogwood Coffee (Calhoun Square, Minneapolis)
Falafel King, (former Porky's on Central, Mpls)
Chez Arnaud, (13332 Bass Lake Road, Maple Grove)
The Inn, (former Subo on 10th St., Minneapolis)
In Season (former Armatage Room at 5416 Penn, Minneapolis)
Town Hall Tap (48th/Chicago, Minneapolis)
Prairie Ale House (16396 Wagner Way, Eden Prairie)
Blackbird (38th and Nicollet, Minneapolis)
Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis (56th/Xerxes, Minneapolis)
Mozza Mia, (former Tejas at 50th/France, Edina)
Mendoberri (730 Main St., Mendota Heights)
Pinstripes (Centennial Lakes, Edina)
Peoples Organic Coffee - Wine - Cafe (Galleria, Edina)
Scusi (1806 St. Clair Ave, St. Paul)
Sunshine Pizza (1556 Selby Ave, St. Paul)
Vescio's Trattoria (6th/Marquette skyway, Minneapolis)
Paciugo Gelato (MOA, Bloomington)

Whisky Park (15 S. Fifth St., Minneapolis)
Malone's Bar & Grill (12635 Elm Creek Blvd N., Maple Grove)
Chocolate Celeste (652 Transfer Ave., St. Paul)
Hibachi Buffet (111 E. Lake St., Minneapolis)
Amu's Madras Cafe (4920 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights)
Lake Wine & Cheese (404 W. Lake St., Minneapolis)
Scusi, St. Paul (1806 St. Clair Avenue, St. Paul)
Hmong Village (1001 Johnson Parkway, St. Paul)
Bayport BBQ (328 5th Ave. N., Bayport)
Five Guys Dinkytown (1413 Fourth Street SE, Minneapolis)
Dogwood Coffee (Calhoun Square, Minneapolis)

The Hanger Room, Willernie
Poor Richard's Commonhouse (formerly Majors), Bloomington
Burkhara Indian Bistro, Wayzata
Gorkha Palace, Minneapolis
Rice Paper, Edina
Darbar Indian Grill, Minneapolis (former Indio)
BLVD Kitchen and Bar, Minnetonka
Bars Bakery, St. Paul
Purple Sandpiper, Bloomington
Wok in the Park, St. Louis Park
Linden Hills Co-Op (moved to new 44th/Sunnyside digs)
Heartland Farm Market Direct, St. Paul

Taco Party, St. Paul
Szechuan Spice, Minneapolis
Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen, Minneapolis
Rojo Mexican Grill, St. Louis Park
Franklin Street Bakery II, Edina
Pizza Luce VI, Hopkins
Il Premio Italian steakhouse, Mystic Lake Casino

Olive's, Marine on St. Croix
Travail Kitchen and Amusements, Robbinsdale
Surdyk's Flights, MSP Airport
Heartland (move to Lowertown), St. Paul
Simple Sandwich, Minneapolis
Moe's Burger Heaven, St. Paul
Patisserie 46, Minneapolis

FACES, St. Paul (David Fhima reboots LoTo)
Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group, Minneapolis
I Love This Bar & Grill (Toby Keith's deal), St. Louis Park
Depot at First Avenue, Minneapolis
D'Amico's PARMA 8200, Bloomington
Sauce Pizza & Wine, St. Louis Park
Mango Tango, Brooklyn Center

Haute Dish, Minneapolis
Aster Cafe (under new management, Matty O'Reilly of 318 Cafe), Minneapolis
Nonna Rosa's, Robbinsdale

Raku, Edina
Amore Coffee West, St. Paul
Darby O'Ragen's, Minneapolis (former J.J.'s Dry Dock)
Caribe, St. Paul (transition from Jay's Cafe)
Forum, Minneapolis (former Goodfellow's)
Swirl Wine Bar, Afton (w/Afton House Inn)
Ringo's, St. Louis Park
Tavern Grill, Blaine
Twisted Fork, St. Paul
Roman Anthony's, White Bear Lake
Tea House, Minneapolis (U of M)

Cake Eater Bakery, Minneapolis
Cafe Kem, Minneapolis (Eat Street)
Fusion, Minneapolis (former Zeno)
Kieran's, Minneapolis (moves to Block E)
Hubert's Cafe & Sports Bar II (replaces NBA City in Target Center)
Amici Pizza & Bistro, Minneapolis

Bin Wine Bar, St. Paul
Angry Catfish Coffee, Minneapolis
Great Sun Buffet & Bar, Minneapolis
Terra Waconia, Waconia
Aperitif, Woodbury
Fusion, Minneapolis (former Zeno)
Smashburger, Eagan

Piccolo, Minneapolis (Doug Flicker, former Agri space)
Lunch Cube II
I Am Coffee
Hell Burgers (reboot of Hell's Kitchen, Duluth)
Smashburger, Woodbury

Next: Closings...


Kieran's Old Pub (Minneapolis)
Cafe Bonxai (St. Paul)
Da Afghan (Bloomington)
Ringo (St. Louis Park)
The Nook (temporarily closed due to fire)
Sauce Pizza and Wine (St. Louis Park)
Ciento Tequila Bar & Mexican Kitchen (Golden Valley)
Subo (Minneapolis)
Hellburgers (Duluth)
Armatage Room (Minneapolis)
Harry's Food and Cocktails (Minneapolis)
The Boxcar (Prescott, WI)
Uncle Franky's (Dinkytown)
Azia (Minneapolis)
Istanbul Bistro (Wayzata)
L'Ecosse (Minneapolis)
Kabobi (Eden Prairie)
Zen Asian (Minneapolis)
Restaurant Cru (Blaine)
Cooqi (Minneapolis)
Rizzo's (aka Il Vesco Vino) (St. Paul)
Porky's Northeast (Minneapolis)
Picosa (Minneapolis)
Bibo (Eagan)
Loto (St. Paul, to repoen under David Fhima)
Zake (Minneapolis)
Sawatedee (Minneapolis Warehouse District)
Jade Asian (Minneapolis)
Heidi's (Minneapolis)
Blackbird (Minneapolis)
Green Room (Waconia)
Stacatto (Minneapolis)
Prima (Minnetonka)
Zeno (Minneapolis)
Pak Zam Zam (Minneapolis)
J.J.'s Dry Dock (Minneapolis)
Manhattan's (Minneapolis)
Laredo's Tex West (St. Louis Park)
Maggiano's (Edina)

Next: Anticipated openings...

The Lowbrow (42nd/Nicollet, Minneapolis)
Heidi's, Minneapolis (reopening in Vera's building at Lyn Lake Jan 11)
Pat's Tap, Minneapolis (Kim Bartmann takes over Casey's at 35th/Nicollet)
Bread & Pickle (Kim Bartmann to operate Lake Harriet concessions)
Sweets Bakeshop II (47th/Nicollet)
Andiamo Ristorante (former Bibo in Eagan)
Crave, downtown Minneapolis (to replace Palomino)
Masu Sushi and Robata, Minneapolis (w/Tim McKee consulting)
Huey's 24/7 Diner, La Crepe Nanou, Wine Loft, St. Louis Park (West End)
Little Szechuan II (West End, St. Louis Park, April)
Sun Street Breads (4600 Nicollet, Minneapolis)
Ahern's Irish Pub, Minneapolis (next to Target Field)
American Burger Bar, Minneapolis (former Manhattan's)
Black Sheep II, St. Paul
Turtle Bread, Longfellow
Vines and Steins, St. Paul
American Burger Emporium, Fridley
Burger Time
Tilia (Steven Brown's Linden Hills project former Rice Paper)
Burger Jones II, Burnsville
Blue Skies, Minneapolis (former Cesare's owner's wine bar)
Henry Chan's sushi restaurant, Lowertown (summer 2011)
Shakey's Pizza (Plymouth, April 2011!)

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