MN, United States
- (612) 343-7696
1 reviews for 112 Eatery
Went here for dinner the other night and was very impressed. Every glowing review written about 112 Eatery is well-deserved.
The atmosphere is warm, inviting, friendly, cozy... partly due to the charm of the historic building (exposed brick, tin ceiling tiles) but mostly due to the staff who takes such great care of you, you hardly notice they're there. It's the perfect place for catching up with good friends, making a great impression on clients or a quiet romantic date.
We went in without a reservation around 9 PM and were seated within ten to fifteen minutes. The hostess let us know that the only open table was reserved but two would be opening up as they were paying their bills. While we were standing near the front door waiting, (every seat in the place was full, including at the bar) one of the waitresses brought us a wine menu to look over and then a few minutes later, took our wine order.
The menu is quite unique and allows for great flexibility. With a nice variety of salads, appetizers/small plates, side dishes and entrées, you can mix things up however you like. We elected to go with one small plate, one side and an entrée.
The scallops were done just right and the oyster mushrooms made for a perfect accompaniment. The pan-fried gnocchi with parmesan reggiano were light and tasty. The nori encrusted sirloin with ponzu sauce at medium-rare was juicy, tender and practically melted in your mouth. It was served with a bit of wasabi on the side that helped spice things up a little, but was really not needed.
I can't wait to go back and try more of their interesting and inspiring menu. Next time though, I'll be sure to make a reservation if it's during normal dinner hours. They're needed and for good reason. The place stays full because people love to eat here.