Lately, it seems that everywhere you look new farm-to-table restaurants touting locally sourced, sustainable menus are popping up. And it makes sense, given that how food is grown and made has a direct impact on not just the health of our planet but also affects how food tastes. The Red Stag Supperclub, a Northeast Minneapolis institution, has long been leading the charge in serving food that’s grown and made with respect for the planet. Launched by the Bartmann Group, the eatery not only sources its ingredients from local farmers but is also the first LEED CI–certified restaurant in Minnesota.
The Red Stag is a modern-day version of the long cherished northwoods supper club. Serving brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night eats, the menu features inventive fare made with locally sourced and sustainably farmed ingredients. Historically popular menu items like chops and steaks are complemented by a selection of seafood dishes prepared following Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guidelines. For vegetarians and those with food sensitivities, the Red Stag has gone to great lengths to create dishes that are just as satisfying as traditional supper-club fare. The bar program boasts a robust menu of classic and seasonal cocktails, wines, and locally brewed beers.
Farmers play an essential role in the quality and flavor of each dish at the Red Stag. Throughout the past decade, the restaurant has worked to cultivate close relationships with a variety of best-in-class local partners including Larry Schultz Organic Farm, The Back 40 Farm, Pork & Plants, DragSmith Farms, Garden Farme, Future Farm Grown, Stony Creek Dairy, Castle Rock Organic Farms, Footjoy Farm, Pastures A Plenty, Wild Acres, Minneapolis Farmers Market, Tiny Diner Farm, LTD Farm, Bifrost Farm, and Hidden Stream Farm.
When to Go
Stop by on Thursdays for Sip & Sea, which features sustainable seafood and wine pairings, or on Fridays to roll up your sleeves and dig into a supper-club classic: a traditional Wisconsin fish fry.
With the holidays here, there’s no better time to raise a glass and enjoy a bite. The eatery’s dining room comfortably seats parties up to 40. For larger groups, the Clubroom & Courtyard have ample space for a festive gathering.
Or give friends and family a gift they’ll truly cherish: a moment to sit back and share in the comfort and delight of a well-prepared meal. Through December 31, any Red Stag gift card purchase above $50 comes with a 20-percent bonus card. Available both online and at the restaurant, gift cards come in any increment and never expire. Bonus gift cards are redeemable starting January 1, 2019.