The recently renovated FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar emphasizes seasonal, local fare, including a blue cheese-stuffed burger and fries served with smoked paprika ketchup.
Inside the Radisson Blu Hotel.
A frequent Mall of America complaint is that there’s nowhere decent to eat (well, outside of Masu). The Radisson Blu hotel is out to change that perception with FireLake. Its soothing neo-Scandinavian setting feels miles away from the megamall’s hullabaloo, and is a fine platform for chef Paul Lynch’s something-for-everyone fare. Lynch makes an effort to source local ingredients — not easy in his corporate world — and he keeps his wood-burning oven busy with well-topped pizzas. A mesquite-burning grill burnishes rich flavors into elk, beef, seafood and a pair of impressive burgers. For breakfast, a vast $12-and-under selection shines a spotlight on trademark Minnesota ingredients and a long list of a.m. favorites. The refuge of a bar fully embraces the craft-cocktail movement and taps a bevy of locally brewed beers.
2100 Killebrew Dr.
6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.-Thu., 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
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