Lace up your shoes! We’re taking an extra few laps around the Mall in preparation for Mpls. St. Paul Restaurant Week. My logic: burn calories now, eat more (totally guilt-free) later. For $15-$25 (lunch) or $30-$35 (dinner), locals, visitors and guests alike have the opportunity to get a taste of the best restaurants around town from February 19 – 24.
Celebrate the best of the Twin Cities with a week’s worth of great deals and dishes from three of our very own delectable dining hot spots:
Cantina Laredo: A trendy new spot, Cantina Laredo offers a modern take on Mexican dining with fresh, made-from-scratch recipes and hand-squeezed, lime juice margaritas. From Ahi Tuna Tacos to Chipotle Pollo Fajitas, explore more Tex-Mex fare on Level 3, South. Make a reservation.
Lunch: $20 includes your choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
Dinner: $30 includes your choice of an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
Insider Tip: If you’re not there to eat your way through fresh, made-to-order table-side guacamole, the Mango Tres Leches cake will not disappoint—you have my word.
Cedar + Stone, Urban Table (New!): Another new addition to our family of farm fresh upscale dining options, Cedar + Stone, Urban Table, led by celebrated Executive Chef Everton Clarke and Executive Sous Chef Laura Bartholomew, offers refined, crafted dishes inspired by Minnesota’s natural roots and local culture. Make a reservation.
Lunch: $15 includes your choice of an appetizer and entrée.
Dinner: $35 includes your choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert.
Insider Tip: Local charm does the trick. Farm-to-table concepts are popping up across the Twin Cities, and C+S is no exception—supplying ingredients from farms located within a 200 mile-radius of its new home at the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. So go ahead and give the BLT Pizza or 12 Hour Braised Short Rib a try; although I’ve been told, “‘dark chocolate crème brûlée’ are really the only words you need to know.“
FireLake Grill House + Cocktail Bar: Located inside Radisson Blu, FireLake Grill House + Cocktail Bar features a modern yet comfortable décor, chic bar, craft cocktails and deluxe desserts. A welcomed distraction from food court fare, the farm-to-table concept incorporates fresh and local produce wherever possible. Make a reservation.
Lunch: $15 includes one soup or salad, one entrée and dessert.
Dinner: $35 includes your choice of a starter, entrée and dessert.
Insider Tip: Firelake Petite Kale Salad (new to the menu) is a staff favorite. You won’t find another dish equally light and satisfying featuring local produce and incorporating rooftop blu bee honey in their delicious rosemary vinaigrette dressing.
Let us save you some time. Make planning the perfect afternoon of shopping + dining or evening on the town effortless by trying our new valet service, conveniently located at Radisson Blu, JW Marriott and the new North MOA® entrance off Lindau Lane.
See the full Mpls. St. Paul Restaurant Week schedule here.