Primebar opens in former Il Gatto space in Uptown

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Sliders now available at Primebar
Primebar, the chain moving into the former Il Gatto (and Figlio before it) location in Calhoun Square, is now open for business. After a soft opening over the past weekend, it is ready for the public to check out its 60 taps and gastropub-inspired fare.

Primebar is an import from Chicago, with locations in Chicago, Dallas, and Wesley Chapel, Florida. Its menu is upscale bar food, such as pulled pork and prime rib sliders, tacos, flatbreads, specialty sandwiches such as ahi tuna and pork tenderloin, and entrees that range from a daily mac and cheese to a petite filet, the high-end item on the menu at $30. Most of the dishes run from $6 to $14.

The beverage menu includes good-sized lists of specialty cocktails and wines and local craft beers.

Primebar's original June 28 opening was delayed for unexplained reasons. We'll have a first look at the new Uptown location soon.

Primebar
3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
612.235.4295; www.primebarminneapolis.com


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~B
~B

Sorry -  BELGIN + BELGIN STYLE? Is it not supposed to be Belgian? Did they not have a proofreader for the menu?

Girl danger
Girl danger

Went there for lunch-great service. Had the calamari which was fresh and delicious. my husband had the tuna sandwich and it was super. I had the tuna tacos and the shells tasted like wet sponges.

curioso
curioso

Undercover employee!

Derricktsweet
Derricktsweet

its not a chain because a group owns different concept restaurants.  its a chain when they are all the same.  usually not locally sourcing food and a standard menu without a real head chef

Nate
Nate

I really enjoyed the food and what they had to offer.  The staff was very plesant and knew the menu well.  The drinks were what I felt to be reasonable and were very tasty!  I am definately going back for more. I do miss Figlio but remember that was a chain as well.  It was owned by the same people who owned Il Gatto and a bunch of other places in Uptown.

Ryan
Ryan

I guess you havent been to Butcher and The Boar you get a FULL pints glass for $6.00....! 

It's Huge HDickerson
It's Huge HDickerson

so you liked the only authetic local element during your visit.   hmmmm.  does sound like a shit show....

Pmf1
Pmf1

 Went there and ate and drank. No need to go back for their high prices and mediocre food. Barender/server was good though !

beerisgood
beerisgood

Be weary of Hopslam and other DIPAs when out of season. They won't go 'bad' but the hop character will diminish fast (they say it has a shelf life of 6 months but noticeably different after 3). They're meant to be drank fresh and not aged like a RIS. It usually goes fast. Hoptimum is pretty similar to Hopslam (compared to other DIPAS) but is made year round instead of just as a winter seasonal, so if you haven't tried it, I'd suggest it.

beerisgood
beerisgood

You're comparing apples to oranges (well, IPA to DIPA). How much was the Southern Tier DIPA at Tilia? I haven't been there yet myself but appreciate the suggestion, their tap list looks good and has a nice variety (too many places have a lot of taps but no variety).

beerisgood
beerisgood

 If you know a cheaper place for Hoptimum please share. It's well balanced and masks the 10% ABV really well. $8 is pretty standard from what I've seen.

Ryan
Ryan

Hopslam is a one-time extremely hard beer to find, each establishment only gets one keg per year!  The Erie Monster is nothing special it was literally $9.00 beer night at Primebar (40 year old virgin great movie).   Does anyone know the Happy hour beer pricing I forgot to ask?

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