Two New Restaurants to Open in Downtown Minneapolis

A new eatery called Devil's Advocate will open in the space most recently occupied by The Inn, and a new Asian restaurant called Marusu Street Food and Cocktails aims to open sometime this spring at 715 Hennepin Avenue.

Two new restaurants are about to enter the downtown Minneapolis dining scene.

The Downtown Journal recently reported that a new eatery called Devil's Advocate is set to open in the original home of Hell's Kitchen, at 89 10th Street South. The space has experienced fairly significant turnover lately, most recently hosting short-lived restaurants Subo and The Inn.

Devil's Advocate owner Erik Forsberg told the Downtown Journal that the cuisine will be “very approachable,” and the restaurant aims to be a neighborhood bar, as opposed to a destination for special occasions.

The restaurant, which Forsberg reportedly hopes to open on February 1, is expected to feature 35 to 40 tap beers, and the kitchen will be led by head chef Matthew Frederick, formerly of Porter & Frye.

The Downtown Journal also recently reported that an Asian restaurant called Marusu Street Food and Cocktails aims to open sometime this spring at 715 Hennepin Avenue.

The menu reportedly includes Asian-inspired items such as bahn mi sandwiches, pho soups, and rice dishes, and most options will be in the $7 to $10 range. Property owner and restaurant partner David Kabanuk told the Downtown Journal that the restaurant aims to provide an affordable option for those looking for alternatives to both fast food and fine dining.

Another anticipated restaurant is the Butcher and the Boar, which will focus on sausage, beer, and bourbon. It's set to open in Minneapolis' Harmon District in February.