French Meadow News

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


Updated: Jan 13

After a state-mandated takeout/delivery-only period, as of TODAY, Monday, January 11, our Lyndale Avenue flagship location in Minneapolis will be open again for indoor dining. Beginning this Friday, January 15, our Grand Avenue, St. Paul restaurant will reopen after a COVID hiatus, offering both indoor dining and takeout/delivery.

We can't wait to welcome you back! Of course, we'll continue to offer take-out, curbside pickup, and delivery, and our Lyndale location offers a full selection of house-made meals and provisions to take home from our French Meadow Kitchen To Go.

Be assured that we continue to exercise strict COVID-19 safety protocols, and remember that, in the interest of the health and safety of our customers and employees, we require everyone to wear face masks and abide by our social-distancing rules.


Minneapolis/Lyndale: 8 am - 8 pm, seven days


St. Paul/Grand Ave (beginning Friday 1/15): 8 am - 8 pm, seven days