The Strip Club owners to open "upscale flannel" Saint Dinette in Lowertown
J.D. Fratzke and Tim Niver to open a new restaurant in Lowertown
Courtesy of Stephanie A. Meyer
The new space will be located at the base of the Lofts at Farmers Market building (adjacent to the St. Paul Farmers Market) at the corner of East 5th Street and Wall Street and christened Saint Dinette. It's an entirely new, completely bare space that they will build out, so the restaurant opening won't happen until spring of next year, at the earliest.
"Upscale flannel doesn't mean hipster," explained Niver. "Feeling casual, but also having a touch of class. In terms of cuisine, it's St. Paul-like. It's artistic, smart, forward-thinking, but there will be a simplicity. So, a low-brow look and cuisine that values simplicity. I think of Tilia as an example. It's casual and down home, but they do things just a little bit differently."
While there will be a full cocktail menu, they aren't necessarily looking to pull in any well-known mixologists right at the start.
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