The Freehouse

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American brewpub

The most ambitious project, by far, from the Blue Plate Restaurant Co., the growth-minded dynamos behind the Edina Grill, the Lowry and other populist destinations. Freehouse is notable for its appealing industrial-chic setting and brewmaster Tim Piotrowski’s watch-them-work beer-making facility, wittily embodied by the restaurant’s calling card, a 30-foot galvanized corrugated iron silo outside the front door. The menu covers nearly as much acreage as the dining room as it moves from morning to late-night. One of the neighborhood’s best burgers (the brisket-sirloin blend is fortified with duck fat) shares the menu with teasingly smoky trout, marvelous bone marrow spread on toast, a kale twist on the chicken Caesar and a fine parade of breakfast-all-day platters. Excellent service.

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701 N. Washington Ave., Ste 101 Minneapolis, MN 55401
6:30 a.m.-2 a.m. daily