French Meadow News

Thanksgiving dinner is a long tradition at French Meadow, and we'll continue this year, with a few "new abnormal" adjustments! Both our Minneapolis (Lyndale Ave) and St. Paul (Grand Ave) are both taking reservations now for dine-in, with seatings from 1 to 5 pm.* For those who prefer the comfort of home, we offer everything on our Thanksgiving menu for advance order; your meal will be safely packaged and ready for pickup from our Lyndale location Wednesday afternoon, ready to heat and eat on Thanksgiving Day (or Wednesday night... we give you permission to cheat!)

As always, our abundant farm-to-table organic holiday menu has something for everyone, so vegans, omnivores, vegetarians, & those on gluten-free diets can all enjoy an indulgent meal together without sacrifice. Whether you crave traditional favorites, a vegan feast, or a gluten-free holiday dinner, we have everyone covered! (VIEW MENU)

Note that our restaurants still observe strict COVID safety protocol, including social distancing between tables, so we encourage you to reserve early.

*THANKSGIVING HOURS FOR BOTH FRENCH MEADOW FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANT LOCATIONS 2610 LYNDALE AVE. S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN & 1662 GRAND AVENUE, ST. PAUL, MN: Normal breakfast/brunch menu: 7 to 10 am Thanksgiving Dinner seatings: 1 to 5 pm


It's been a long, strange, 2-year wait, but yes! The Minnesota State Fair is back, and French Meadow is right in there with our fair favorites, like our signature fresh-baked, Fruit-Stuffed Buttermilk Scones with Cream Cheese Topping (the peach variety was just named one of "15 foods that belong in the Minnesota State Fair hall of fame" by Rick Nelson of the Star-Tribune); our yummy little nuggets of gluten-free indulgence, Mini Sconuts; savory vegetarian Risotto Poppers; the best fresh baked croissants this side of Paris; our crowd-pleasing vegan and gluten-free Earth Wings; plus specialty coffees, refreshing drinks, hot sandwiches and oh so much more...As always, Deb & Chris will be working hard behind the scenes with their dedicated Fair crew starting in the wee hours, and we'll be open bright and early at 6:30 am, making us a best-bet first stop for a luscious breakfast.

Alert for Twin Cities foodies!! Join us for a blast-from-the-past pop-up event on August 17, "Nankin Express Night," where we pay tribute to and recreate the classic dishes from the legendary Minneapolis Cantonese restaurant, Nankin, with a all-you-can-eat buffet at our beautiful Nord Social Hall, adjacent to our Minneapolis location, 2610 Lyndale Avenue South. If you’re old enough to remember Nankin, this will be a delicious trip down memory lane; if you’re not old enough to remember, Nankin was famous for 50s-60s style Cantonese American cuisine rarely seen these days. One night only! GET TICKETS HERE