French Meadow News

May 13, 2020

Dear Loyal Customers,

Thank you so much for the wonderful turn out on Mother's Day! Your support was overwhelming!


We did not expect such an incredible turn out, which resulted in our being caught underprepared. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this caused you and your families. 

Like all restaurants and cafes today, we are struggling to survive the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are trying to balance our desire to serve you with the need to keep our valued staff safe. This means less cooks in the kitchen and fewer servers on the floor. 

We are working on innovative ways to bring our signature good food to you, while adapting to ever changing circumstances. 

We kindly ask for your patience during this transition. Keep checking in to see what’s new and we promise you’ll be pleased.

Thank you again for your loyalty.  From me, and all of us at French Meadow, stay safe.   


May 4, 2020

Whether you'll be joining mom in person or remotely this year, there's no reason not to have a lovely Mother's Day dinner at home.  Our St. Paul & Minneapolis locations will be open for pickup and delivery from our new all-day menu;  our Minneapolis (Lyndale Avene) location offers a special full meal menu for two or four -- for pickup only -- that you can order in advance until the end of the day Friday, May 8.   For a special meal, select from our wine list for a bottle to add to your meal.   You choose your pickup time, anywhere from noon to 5 pm on Saturday. May 9, or from 8 am to 5 pm on Sunday, May 10.   Available at Lyndale Avenue / Minneapolis location only; order by calling us at 612-870-7855.

Click on the image below to download a printable version! 

April 21, 2020

Thanks to extensive public demand, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has signed a bill to temporarily allow restaurants to sell full bottles (up to 750 ml) of wine, and up to six cans of beer or cider (72 oz. total) with takeout food orders!! 

Our online all-day menus now offer a full variety of wines and local craft beers that you can add to your takeout (not available for delivery).   Please make sure you have your ID showing you are 21 or older when you come to pick up your order. 


Check out the menus now: 
Minneapolis menu 

St. Paul menu

April 7, 2020

UPDATED 4/4/20, 12 pm

YES. We have persevered, and remain open to serve you takeout, contact-free curbside pickup, and delivery while we weather this crisis.  We will continue to safely serve you fresh, healthy food throughout the Minnesota state of emergency, in keeping with our  35-year commitment to nourishment and good food 

Lyndale Avenue, Minneapolis:  Takeout with curbside pickup 7 am - 9 pm Sunday - Thursday and 8 am - 10 pm Friday - Saturday, plus delivery through BiteSquad, Door Dash, GrubHub, and PostMates.  (ORDER NOW ONLINE!)  Plus, we now offer ready-made rotisserie chicken meals for four delivered straight to your door -- call 612-870-7855.

Grand Avenue, St. Paul:  Takeout with curbside pickup every day, 9 am - 9 pm, plus delivery through PostMates, GrubHub, and BiteSquad. 

We’re also running a special edition of our holiday gift card promotion: get a bonus $20 value gift card with each purchase of $100 in gift cards -- any combination, no limit!

March 28, 2020

Special "stay at home" edition of our popular holiday gift card promo: For each $100 in gift cards purchased, get a bonus $20 gift card!

March 16, 2020

We consider our customers part of the French Meadow family, and it is our greatest privilege to nourish and serve you. 

At this time, we are maintaining our normal business hours. As we all face the realities and unknowns of the COVID-19 virus, we want you to know steps we are taking to protect our valued guests and staff:

We’ve doubled-down on our already-stringent sanitation and constant hand-washing protocols.  We are constantly monitoring and following the best-practice guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health and the WHO.  

We’re mandating that any of our employees, all of whom have paid sick and safe time, who feel sick or been exposed to an infected individual stay home.  

We are eliminating items that are communally handled by guests, including self-service menus, condiments on tables, and more.  

Menus and table signs are being sanitized after each use with an approved antimicrobial solution infused with essential oils.

In addition to...

January 28, 2020

 On Saturday, February, 8, French Meadow & our dive-bar sister, CC Club Minneapolis, will be participating in the inaugural LYN-LAKE HIBERNATION CELEBRATION, a neighborhood-crawl for seasonal warmup fun!

Gather at a cozy firepit on our patio for a spiked Mexican hot chocolate & hot cookie special for $5. Our thinner-skinned friends can retreat to our adjacent Nord Tasting Room -- which will be rolled open for the day --  for an indoor hibernation hang. 

Next door, the CC Club will offer High Noon Hard Seltzer –– in watermelon, black cherry, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors, made with real vodka and real juice –– with a shot of Stoli or Stoli Orange on the side for $8 all day (until 6 pm). As always, the patio will be open. Get an early start on your Hibernation Celebration bar crawl!

For a full rundown of the day's events and specials, visit

November 13, 2019

We love a reason for a party, and are pulling out the stops to celebrate one of our proudest accomplishments of the past year: The anniversary of our gorgeous event space, the Nord Social Hall. 

Tickets are now available for the party on Thursday, December 12, 2019.  $45 includes dinner, drink,* dessert, and a live show with our favorite jazz chanteuse, the fabulous Connie Evingson

Menu coming soon - but be assured we have vegan, omnivore, gluten-free options, because, well, we're French Meadow and that's how we roll. 

*We'll have a full cash bar for additional cocktails, wine, mocktails, kombucha, and more! Don't worry, we wouldn't cut you off at one drink! 

November 11, 2019

You asked, we listened!  Even though we do have two outdoor customer lots an either side of our Lyndale Avenue flagship location, we know parking can be a challenge during peak hours.  So we've added blocks of FREE indoor parking spaces just for French Meadow customers at the REX26 building garage across the street.  There are two areas for our customers:  Just go to the ALDI level and look for the French Meadow signs.

October 18, 2019

 Veteran actor Sue Scott --- if you've heard "Prairie Home Companion" you've heard her, as *every* female character -- and her talented cast have been absolutely killing it every Second Sunday of the month for the  LIVE taping of her Island of Discarded Women podcast at French Meadow's Nord Social Hall! 

The November 10 show with guest Kim Insley is officially sold out!!   Tickets are now available for the Sunday, Demember 8 show with special guest Susan Kimberly,so if you want to join us for a fun night of smart comedy, original songs, engaging conversation, all while enjoying a special menu of French Meadow's signature organic food and drinks, we suggest you jump on it and BUY TICKETS online (only $12!) now! 

AND you can LISTEN to all of the episodes of Island of Discarded Women we've taped at the NORD HERE!  Plus via Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, and Spotify!)

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