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Northeast Restaurant Known for Romance and Jazz Closes After Three Years

Bardo closed last night, in another blow to fine dining in the Twin Cities

Chef Remy is smiling, behind him is an arch int he restaurant, painted with a mural of the Hennepin Avenue bridge
Bardo’s chef and owner Remy Pettus made the decision to close last night
Kevin Kramer

Bardo, the seasonal eatery in the historic restaurant space on Hennepin Avenue closed after dinner last night. Chef and owner Remy Pettus made the announcement via social media, thanking diners for the support through the years.

Pettus led the eatery with a seasonally changing menu and creating dinners that doubled as events. Bardo was one of the first to use the geodesic domes for romantic dining in the depths of winter outside on Bardo’s expansive patio.

A plastic dome with a table set, surrounded by snow
Bardo’s dome dining during winter
Kevin Kramer

In recent months, the restaurant had added more casual eats, like gourmet hot dogs and live music.

Bardo opened in 2017 inside the historic space at 222 East Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. The restaurant had been the location for Bobino, a wine bar, and then Rachel’s before sitting vacant for some time, before Pettus opened Bardo.


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