French Meadow News

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


Updated: May 10

In the interest of public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota has once again restricted restaurant service to take-out and delivery for four weeks beginning Saturday, November 21, 2020. French Meadow's Minneapolis location ONLY will REMAIN OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT, DELIVERY, & CURBSIDE PICKUP during this period, and will continue to offer wine and beer to take out with food orders; our St. Paul location will be temporarily closed, reopening December 19.

Note that we continue to adhere to strict safety and sanitation protocols on our premises for the safety of our employees and customers: Please remember that you must wear a mask and abide by social distancing -- which includes limits on number of customers allowed indoors -- when coming by for your takeout orders. We ask that you be patient and respect these safety regulations! We look forward to welcoming you back for on-premises dining on December 19th (fingers crossed)! In the meantime, stay safe, wear your mask, and continue to enjoy our takeout and delivery from Lyndale Avenue. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

French Meadow Dough-Sant (TM)

The State Fair in Minnesota may be cancelled for 2020, but you can still get your French Meadow state fair food fix at our Lyndale Avenue restaurant through October 11 only, with special menu offerings of some of the classic favorites known and loved at our annual State Fairgrounds outpost. At the head of the list is French Meadow's signature fair offering -- the one that launched French Meadow's state fair concession at our original humble location in the fair's food building 26 years ago -- the tender Buttermilk Strawberry-Filled Scone with sweet

cream cheese topping. The fair food French Meadow is most famous for, one that's made our State Fair concession a must-stop destination.

Long-time fair-goers will rejoice to see the return of the Dough-Sant (TM), a creamy, flaky confection that was wildly popular from its launch in 2013 through its retirement from the menu in 2017. This cross between our famous croissants and a donut deep fried and coated in powdered sugar, was an immediate mega-hit. That year, James Beard Award-winning food critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, writing on Mpls St. Paul Magazine, called it the best of the "newbie" foods for 2013, "...a humdinger of a tongue-tickler. The exterior is ultra-crisp flakes of dough, the interior is so tender it's almost creamy, the powdered sugar adds a little State Fair decadence." Also on the menu: One of French Meadow's many gluten-free vegetarian fair favorites, Risotto Poppers with chipotle sour cream dipping sauce, is a delectable savory treat, crispy flash-fried balls of tender rice, cheddar, and black beans. And our famous Earth Wings, both gluten-free and vegan, are the one State Fair food that is always on the menu at our flagship restaurant on Lyndale.

french meadow buttermilk strawberry-filled scone
french meadow risotto poppers