Isaac Becker's Burch announces opening date

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Tony Nelson
Steak from sister restaurant Bar La Grassa: a little peek into Becker's new Burch

The highly anticipated restaurant from James Beard Award-winning Chef Isaac Becker at the corner of Hennepin and Franklin is shockingly close to opening their doors. What's more, it will be not one, but two restaurants and just wait until you hear about all of their menu plans.

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl reports over on the Mpls St. Paul Magazine blog that the upstairs steakhouse will seat 150 people. In addition to all sorts of different grades and types of steak (Prime, Choice, grass-fed, corn- fed) there will be a raw bar and a wide selection of dumplings. Just as his other restaurant Bar La Grassa (which is also run with business partner Ryan Burnet) celebrates pasta in all its shapes and glory, Burch will serve dumplings for days: pretzel dumplings, spaetzle, Georgian stuffed dumplings and more.

Downstairs will be the Burch Pizza Bar with a central oven turning out the ooey gooey cheesy goodness. They will also be serving salads, cold appetizers, beer, wine and cocktails.

Right now, the cooks are in training and soon Nancy St. Pierre, Becker's wife and the front-of-house maven, will arrive and begin to run her staff through the paces. They'll have to move quickly as the projected opening date is less than two weeks out! If everything goes smoothly, the doors will swing open on February 19th.

Burch Steakhouse and Pizza Bar
1942 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis

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The entrance is not "by the loading dock". It's located on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Franklin Avenue, a necessity due to the near-mandatory valet parking needs, and to alleviate pressure from both Hennepin and Franklin Avenues by cars stopping to drop patrons off. The entrance off Colfax is very appealing, with the host stand at the bottom of a few stairs, fronting an (original) brick column. Handicapped access is from both Hennepin Ave., as well as near the shared wall with Rye Deli. Elevators have been added to access both the two stories of offices above as well asthe pizza restaurant downstairs.


But why is the only restaurant entrance in the back of the building by the loading dock????


Any word if there's gonna be a Happy Hour?


Small sidewalk,tons of fast traffic,blind right off Hennepin and almost no shoulder on that stretch of road. It would create a traffic nightmare and a dangerous situation for people smoking,waiting,etc. in front of the restaurant. Urbanite?  

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