Restaurant Roll Call, 2009

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Jana Freiband
City Pages named Sea Change one of the year's best new restaurants

This was a tumultuous year for restaurants in the Twin Cities. We lost some of our old favorites (D'Amico Cucina, Café Brenda, Fugaise, and Bayport Cookery, among others). But for every restaurant that closed, another two opened, including a few instant classics (like Bar La Grassa and Bradstreet Craftshouse). Here's a rundown of the restaurants that came and went in 2009, plus a look at what's coming in 2010.


3 Monkey's, Minneapolis
5 Guys, Edina

A25 Sushi & Sake Bar, Minneapolis (Anemoni remodel)
Acqua, White Bear Lake
The Anchor Fish & Chips, Minneapolis

Bar La Grassa, Minneapolis
Barrio, St. Paul
Bradstreet Craftshouse, Minneapolis
Brasa, St. Paul
Brookside Bar & Grill, Marine on St. Croix (new ownership)
Bubble Me, Minneapolis
Bun Mi, Minneapolis
Burger Jones, Minneapolis
The Butcher Block, Minneapolis

Chambers Ice Bar, Minneapolis
Cheeky Monkey, St. Paul
Chef Shack Dos and III, Minneapolis
Cocina Latina, Minneapolis
Cooper, St. Louis Park
Crave, St. Louis Park
Cru, Blaine
Curbside, St. Paul

D'Amico Kitchen, Minneapolis
Domacin Wine Bar, Stillwater

Galaxy Drive Inn, St. Louis Park
Geordies 454, St. Paul
Ginger Hop, Minneapolis
Gold Nugget, Minnetonka

HomeMade Pizza Co., Minneapolis

Il Gatto, Minneapolis
India House, St. Paul

Jackson's Coffee & Gelato, Minneapolis
Jerabek's II, St. Paul

Kimbinh, Minneapolis
King's Wine Bar, Minneapolis
The Kitchen, Stillwater
Kona Grill, Eden Prairie
Koyi Sushi Too, Minneapolis

L'Ecosse, Minneapolis
Loring Kitchen and Bar, Minneapolis
Lush, Minneapolis
Lyndale Tap House, Minneapolis

Manitou Station, White Bear Lake
Margaux, St. Paul
Martini's Grill, Golden Valley
Mt. Fuji, Uptown, Minneapolis
Molly Cool's Seafood Tavern, Lakeville

Northeast Social, Minneapolis

OM, Minneapolis

Prada's Cafe, St. Paul
Punch Pizza Dinkytown, Minneapolis

Real Meal Deli, St. Paul
Risotto, Minneapolis

Saigon, St. Paul (relocation)
Sauce Soundbar, Minneapolis
Savoy Uptown, Minneapolis
Sea Change, Minneapolis
Smashburger, Golden Valley
Smashburger, St. Anthony
Stabby's, Minneapolis
Stadium Pizza and Diner, Minneapolis
Station 280, St. Paul
Subo, Minneapolis
Sweets Bakeshop, St. Paul

Tavern on France Restaurant & Bar, Edina

Uncle Buddy's Minneapolis Style Pizza, Fridley

Victory 44, Minneapolis

Wakame Sushi, Minneapolis

Zake, Minneapolis

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