Parlour Bar St. Paul mixes the known success of the Minneapolis bar by the same name with an entirely new restaurant idea: a diner. The weeks-old bar and restaurant at 267 West 7th Street just outside of downtown occupies three distinctive spaces, held behind a whole lot of glass doors.
Enter through the only door painted blue that leads into the first restaurant space, that then flows into the diner area. A low bar, surrounded by stools with an open kitchen is churning out Parlour’s famous burger, offered double patty here with cheese and optional pork belly, alongside breakfast dishes like scrambled eggs with curry, avocado and crab.
The food menu was made by Jester Concepts head chef, Michael DeCamp and all the cocktails done by their head barman, Jesse Held. Jester also operates Borough, Monello, Constantine and Mercado by Earl Giles, all in Minneapolis.
Even with a funky layout and a first foray into the Capital City, Parlour doesn’t seem to have missed a beat, with crowds streaming starting at 10 a.m. when breakfast is served through late night for cocktails.