Mancini’s Char House & Lounge, the icon of dining on St. Paul’s West 7th neighborhood, has joined the list of restaurants offering food to-go in the new era of the Coronavirus pandemic. Mancini’s first opened in 1948 and is known for an expansive dining room and an even larger parking lot that fills up on the weekends. Known for charred steaks and style from a bygone era, Mancini’s has not been known for change. It wasn’t that long ago, that food wasn’t even served in the bar area - a room that looks like it was designed by 1968 Elvis.
A sign of the new era, in which dining rooms across the state are ordered closed until at least May, includes Mancini’s offering a limited menu for pickup outside the restaurant. In a Facebook announcement made today, the restaurant’s menu includes the charred garlic toast, shrimp cocktail, steak, porketta wings (made famous at the Minnesota State Fair), walleye sandwiches, and walleye dinners.
Ordering online for pick up kicks off Wednesday April 1.