Cedar + Stone, Urban Table

I have a confession. This mnbucketlist-er was so fitting for my personal taste that I went twice, no joke. Cedar + Stone, Urban Table is the latest addition to the new, updated north side of the Mall of America. Part of the new JW Marriott Minneapolis, it adds a much needed upscale-but-approachable charm to the spaceship-looking foyer. Home to executive chef Everton Clarke and executive sous chef Laura Bartholomew, the place ties itself to Minnesota inspired cuisine and culture. Minnesota cheddar cornbread with maple butter, Jucy Lucy sliders, the pricey but so, so worth it handcrafted cocktails… My favorite? The Cedar Ave. Vikre cedar gin, rosemary, lemon juice and cherry bark vanilla bitters. Crowd favorites have been the short ribs, baked gouda mac and cheese, heirloom tomato pizza with burrata cheese and the coup de grâce charred orange semi freddo with goat cheese and brown butter crumble. I, for one, was impressed with the service and branding, but that’s just me.

 

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