Long known as the place where local chefs eat after-hours, 112 Eatery’s own chef is finally getting his due with a James Beard award nomination. There’s good reason: Isaac Becker’s bacon, egg, and harissa sandwich is seriously addictive, and the pillowy panfried gnocchi are generously covered with Parmigiano Reggiano. Reasonably priced appetizers and half-size pasta portions make sampling a range of Becker’s upscale comfort food a possibility as well. With hardwood floors and brick walls, the long, narrow restaurant resembles an intimate apartment; it’s especially cozy late at night. Since the kitchen is open until 1 a.m. on weekends, it’s the perfect place for a decadent dinner after leaving the bars—if you can get a table, that is.
Tip: Reservations go fast, and the most desirable times are typically booked weeks in advance. If you can’t get the reservation you want, it’s worth showing up just before 5 p.m. (when the restaurant opens) to snag one of the few tables held for walk-ins.
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From Food & Wine , DEC 2006
There are many reasons why 112 Eatery is Minneapolis’s top chef hangout, and the lamb scottadito is...MORE
From Food & Wine , JUN 2005
Becker, formerly of Café Lurcat, favors bold flavor contrasts: roasted monkfish with a red wine-ham hock sauce; lamb with herbed...MORE
From Food & Wine , MAY 2006
Off-duty chefs congregate here for Isaac Becker's gastropub dishes, like bacon-and-egg sandwiches slathered with...MORE