A Minneapolis cocktail bar known for its underground swankiness and smashed-patty burger is growing its footprint with a new location, an expanded menu and boozy milkshakes — across the river.
And the new iteration, at 267 W. 7th St. (down the block from Cossetta), will make some notable divergences from its Minneapolis sibling, which opened beneath Borough in 2013.
First, Parlour St. Paul will drift slightly from Minneapolis’ speakeasy identity and call itself a diner and lounge. In one area, counter seats will overlook the kitchen and banquette tables will add to the food-forward feel. In another separate space, a cocktail bar and lounge will nod to the vibe of the original.
But the biggest tweak? The expanded menu. After Parlour gained a reputation in Minneapolis for its burger prowess, the follow-up is adding the likes of scrambled eggs with king crab, avocado and curry, chili dogs and braised chicken with ricotta dumplings, from chef Mike DeCamp. And bar director Jesse Held will expand his drink offerings too, adding spiked shakes akin to those at the former Town Talk Diner, where he got his start.
Parlour St. Paul also plans to open a patio in spring of 2018.
(Photo courtesy Parlour Facebook)