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The Inn - Minneapolis

LauraB | Nov 23, 201008:50 PM

We tried the newly opened "The Inn" in the former Hell's Kitchen space in Minneapolis tonight. I very much like Strip Club Meat and Fish in St. Paul so I was excited to have a restaurant with (at least some? or all?) of the same owners much closer to my house.

Overall, it lived up to my expectations. We tried a bunch of different things and shared among the five of us. A few favorites:

Mussels - my favorite dish of the night. I kept wanting to eat more bread so I could eat more bacon broth. Eventually, I just resorted to the spoon.

Chicken Wings - the sauce involved bitters which somehow brought it all together and the wings were both a bit crispy and tender.

Amuse bouche of carmelized onions and beef broth - so savory and rich. :-)

Chicken - poached in a broth involving bacon and mustard. The chicken was so tender. The sauce by itself was maybe a touch salty, but with the chicken or bread it was delicious!

Potato dumplings - like cream cheese wontons only with potatoes inside, served with carmelized onions and cheese sauce. A bit odd, but very tasty.

I thought the cured meat plate was fine, but pretty standard. The desserts were from Salty Tart and were good to satisfy a craving, but not as interesting as I have had some other places.

I definitely will be back to try some more small plates/entrees and the cocktails. I had beer (Fulton IPA on tap), but I heard good things about the cocktails from my friends.

Hell's Kitchen
80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

The Strip Club
378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106

Salty Tart
920 E Lake St Ste 158, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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