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A Little Taste of Up North Opens at Lexington and Grand

Iron Ranger throws open its doors at 4 pm

The come-as-you-are style of cabin country
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Iron Ranger, the new up north celebrating restaurant just got the all-clear to open at 4 pm today at 1085 Grand Avenue in St. Paul. The pub is run by Tom Forti, a Hibbing transplant who also operates Sunrise Gourmet Foods, a collection of pastas and sauces available at area grocery stores. The restaurant replaces a cafe that was also called Sunrise.

Inside, Iron Ranger is cozy, with 44 seats snuggled inside with more on a back patio when the weather cooperates. There is a trim selection of local beer on tap with a few more available by the bottle. There’s also a tidy selection of wines at affordable prices.

Food options include some pizzas and flatbreads, fried snacks and a few sharable plates. There will also be a few strong salads worthy of the Great State of Hockey hair.

Right across the street from the old school granduer of The Lexington, Iron Ranger brings a cabin-country counter balance to the fancy, channeling a little Keewatin - or maybe it was Coleraine on this popular restaurant stretch.

Iron Ranger will be open for dinner Monday, Tuesday and for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Saturday.

Iron Ranger

1085 Grand Avenue, , MN 55105 (651) 487-1913 Visit Website