My wife and I have stopped by the Red Stag a few times since it opened a few weeks back. While we haven't had a full dinner yet, I thought I'd report on what we have had. The Red Stag is owned by the Barbette etc crew and is the first Leeds certified restaurant in town. That means the construction was done under strict reuse, recycle or green guidelines. It's tricky stuff and I am very familiar with it as my wife is a Leeds certified designer. This philosophy makes its way into the dinning room. You'll see photos of endangered species from the Midwest in the entry way and super high-powered hand driers in the restrooms.
While we've only had appetizers they were quite nice both times. We've had the Mac & Cheese with lobster and truffles which surprisingly had actual lobster (not the crawfish I've seen pawned off as lobster in several reputable restaurants) and actual truffles. Not bad for $8. We've also had the triple-cooked fries which are excellent. Not really fries, but huge slabs of potatoes cooked with garlic and parsley. We also have had the grilled oyster mushrooms which are skewered and have a nice char. Unfortunately, the mushrooms were a little cold but I think they got to the table hot and it's just the nature of mushrooms to cool quickly. They are also a little tough, but again, a huge chunk of oyster mushroom is going to be a little tough so no way around that unless you chop them up and that kind of defeats the whole grilling idea.
My wife had her favorite drink both times - a sidecar. A little on the sour side but well executed considering it is really hard to get this made well in the cities.
Anyone else visited yet?
Red Stag Supper Club
509 1st Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413