A glimpse from the back dining room into our kitchen. Behold our new exhaust hood!
Our picnic basket! Crafted by Claire Swanson. Claire grew up just blocks from the restaurant and now lives in Jay’s hometown – Granite Falls, MN.
An architectural rendering of the east wall of the back dining room. By Molly Reichert of Peterssen/Keller Architects.
The space is looking more and more like a restaurant each day. Crews installed the exhaust hoods in both our main floor service kitchen and the basement prep kitchen this week. They also built an office, installed a shower in our staff bathroom, and will be dropping a ceiling early this week. We’ve also laid our eyes on prototypes of our picnic basket and Molly’s wall design. Super excited about it all!
If you haven’t seen our Kickstarter video yet, check it out by clicking on the logo below. We’re offering up PASSES TO OUR PREVIEW DINNER, MEALS FOR 2 or 4, PASTRIES, COFFEE, and so much more. It’s a unique way of being a part of opening our doors.
Well, we’re making steady progress on all fronts. If you’ve walked by the space in the past few days, you’ve surely noticed. The plumbers, electricians and builders are putting in long hours and doing fine work. We’re closing in on a final version of our logo and menu design and can’t wait to share it with you all. A big, big thanks to everyone for all their hard work. Now that things are really starting to take shape, perhaps it’s time to start taste testing some menu items, eh Peter?
A big congrats to Peter’s wife Becky, who just finished taking the bar exam. Once she recovers from studying day and night for the past two months, we’re gonna put her to work as our full-time consultant.
Oh, and in cased you missed it, click here for Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s preview of The Lynn on Bryant.
The team from Maverick showed up today and did their fair share of “cutting and breaking.” Thanks fellas.
Had a great walk-thru yesterday with our landlords – Rick and Christine, owners of Patina – and our general contractor, Building Assets. We’re incredibly fortunate to have both of them on our side.
Pavlova topped with raspberry and white peach curd
On Wednesday, we invited over a few of the folks who are helping make The Lynn on Bryant a reality. The first of many such dinners, this one was extra special because of the surprise last-minute addition of two dear old friends. Diane and Jorge, we hope the rest of your trip goes swimmingly!
Thanks to everyone who came for bringing wine and your appetite.
We all know that Pete’s a whiz in the kitchen, but he’s also no slouch when it comes to painting. We had a super productive weekend in the space and have a beautiful white ceiling to show for it. Many thanks to Aaron and John for lending a hand. And to Guse Hardware on 46th and Bryant for bailing us out yet again!
Chef Pete and Professor John scrubbing the ceiling prior to painting.
Peter and Jay preparing to make a mess.
Needless to say, Pete’s neck was a bit sore at the end of the day.
How did we do?
Phase one of the construction process began this morning. We’ll be polishing concrete for the next several days and hope to begin framing shortly after the July 4th holiday. Here’s a photo of the floor grinder in action.
A big thanks to everyone who came out for Saturday’s festivities at 50th and Bryant. It was wonderful to meet so many of our new neighbors!
Great news! We’re just days away from breaking ground at 50th and Bryant. A big thanks to Molly Reichert and the folks at Peterssen/Keller Architecture for turning a raw space into something we feel will be beautiful and inviting.
We’ve begun to meet our new neighbors and couldn’t be happier with the warm reception we’ve received.
Above all, we want to thank our friends and family for their encouragement and support throughout the past few months.
We can’t wait to welcome you to our tables!
Peter and Jay
The Lynn on Bryant
Our vision is to create a warm, comfortable restaurant that brings people together for delicious, carefully-crafted meals — from morning pastries to prepared meals-to-go, from business lunches to elegant dinners. Imbued with a sense of lightness and playfulness, the restaurant will appeal to the family-focused, community-minded, design-centric food lovers who’ve made the Lynnhurst neighborhood one of the most pleasant places to live in the Twin Cities.
The food will be updated bistro fare, celebrating sustainable, seasonal food with full flavors in a casual setting. Bistro signifies an efficient and tasty cuisine that uses the whole of each food, from the radish tops to the radish, from the hoof of the pig to the snout. With simple, honest cooking that will always outlast trends and with a caring and thoughtful approach to service and management, we aim to develop a loyalty among both patrons and staff. A bistro is a neighborhood restaurant, an indispensable place—a community hub to be shared with friends and family. We want this space to be inviting and inspiring for families with children and will take steps to provide a memorable experience for all who join us, regardless of their age.
Welcome, please explore the site and follow us as we move toward opening!