Bachelor Farmer

American in Minneapolis

The dishes at this fun restaurant play on the region's Scandinavian heritage: smoked fish, meatballs and cheese-and-pickled-mushroom-topped toast make frequent appearances on the ever-changing menu. The chef grows all the herbs and veggies in a rooftop garden. Marvel Bar, the restaurant's sibling, hides in the basement behind an unmarked door and is primo for cocktails. Reserve ahead.

During the day, the Bachelor Farmer Cafe serves coffee, pastries and sandwiches (maybe duck confit or ham and Camembert cheese) in a sunny, bright-tiled space next door. It's open from 6am to 5pm weekdays, from 8am on weekends.