TIMELESS FOODS • CLASSIC COCKTAILS • COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE
Welcome to the Normandy Kitchen and Bar, serving classic bistro cuisine, American cuisine, and cocktails in downtown Minneapolis for 75 years. Located just blocks from the Minneapolis Convention Center, Hennepin Theatre District, and U.S. Bank Stadium. In the heart of the Twin Cities. Whether you're here for a breakfast meeting, a quick lunch, dinner with family, or headed to the bar for Happy Hour, rediscover the timeless food, classic cocktails, and comfortable atmosphere at the Normandy Kitchen and Bar.
The Normandy Kitchen opened here in 1941 as “the steakhouse without liquor”. “The Kitchen” was sunny and bright, and the motif was simple. Mrs. Noble decorated the restaurant with antiques and nick-nacks. Noble’s cousin, “Uncle Clarence”, was the chef and helped to establish the Normandy Kitchen as a favored eatery in town.
“The Kitchen” was a popular venue for power breakfasts where the business and political types gathered daily to converse and strategize over pancakes and coffee.
“The Kitchen” featured a soda fountain and counter with swivel stools, a prominent pie case, wooden booths and a more elegant section called “The Blue Room”. Hallmarks of the Normandy Kitchen menu included roast turkey, meatloaf, incredible homemade cakes and pies, “The World’s BestPancakes’, steaming hot popovers and the Henry VIII hamburger -“fit for a King and a gourmand too!”. The hamburger was most closely associated with the all-night diner formerly located on the corner — well known for late night eating and revelry.
We continue our tradition of hospitality, nutritious and delicious food, always made from scratch with the freshest (often local and organic) ingredients. We hope you enjoy our cafe and our bit of Minneapolis nostalgia.
Mike Noble - Innkeeper