I haven't seen any Haute Dish reviews since it opened, so I thought I'd start one. We dined there tonight, our first time, and we will definitely be back.
To start I ordered a Side Car. I must have been high because I thought it was going to be fruity. Yeah, I know. I got a drink my father would love, but I'm pretty sure it would also remove varnish. Just not my thing. I told our sweet waitress, Gina, that I was an idiot. The drink wasn't what I thought it would be and would it be ok to get something different? What a doll - she let me order something else - the Clover Club - no questions asked. The Clover Club, by the way, was much more my speed!
Hubby ordered the soup of the moment to start which was a spring pea soup with king crab - so smooth and velvety and flavorful. I'm not normally a pea soup fan, but this was GOOD! Then we shared an order of their "Mac and Cheese" which is king crab, tallegio, and truffle. Uh - YUMMY and so, so rich. I would have liked a tad more crab, just because I love crab, but it was excellent! Hubby had the Steak and Potatoes - flat iron steak, marrow bone, gremolata, duck fat fries and grilled toast. I had the Tater Tot HauteDish - beef short ribs, baby green beans, porcini bechamel and homemade tots (crispy on the outside and pureed potatoes on the inside. TO DIE FOR. Like, seriously, I almost wept it was so good.
We also had the brownie with apricots and honey sponge cake with pistachio for dessert. Both of those were good, but I'd say that dessert isn't nearly as strong as the appetizers and entrees. Go for the first, middle and main courses. Then go to 112 Eatery around the corner for Nancy Silverton's Butterscotch Budino for dessert.
We absolutely loved this place and as I said, we'll be back. The food was terrific, but the atmosphere and beautiful bar also make it a great place just for cocktails and drinks with friends. Definitely give this place a try if you haven't already. And JFood - get your butt here pronto! :)
112 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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