I’d like to preface this by saying that Main Street Farmer Eatery in St. Michael is not only one of the best kept secrets in the west metro but also my mom’s favorite restaurant.
Top-notch and exquisite but hidden, Main Street still finds a way to stand out. You can find it nestled on County Road 19 in the old Thrifty White building.
Inside you will find, a beautifully exposed kitchen and long, dim-lit industrial bar; the warm lighting and high ceilings adjust beautifully to the large space. I loved the vintage wall lamps and the bold art work against the brick wall and fixed bench (pew) seating. Cozy, eclectic and modern. While the ambience is reminiscent of a gallery open, the creative and artistic presentation of the food is what really sets Main Street Farmer apart. The unique take on seasonal, regional dishes and the elaborate cocktail list… Suffice it to say, it’s a dining experience. A note; make reservations, it’s the only way to guarantee a table with a place as beloved as this.
Because she knows better than I, here are my Mom’s recommendations;
- Farm fresh bread topped with garlic aioli and whipped butter
- Polish Kielbasa Sausage with homemade sauerkraut and spicy mustard
- Martini Polska (Polish Martini) that is a blend of polish zubrowka bison grass vodka, krupnik honey vodka, apple juice, cinnamon syrup and fresh lime. The warmth and weight reminded me of Christmas.
- Pork chop with a cider mustard glaze, asparagus, a citrus vinaigrette and pan-seared apples.