Skip to main content

This Minneapolis restaurant made the list of top North American 'discoveries'

It came in at No. 3 for restaurants in the Midwest and Canada.

A popular North Loop, Minneapolis restaurant has been named one of the best dining destinations to discover in the world.

The Diners Club World's 50 Best, which ranks the best restaurants across the globe annually, has released its "50 Best Discovery Series" list, and Spoon and Stable made the cut.

In fact, it came in at No. 3 on the Best Discovery Series list for restaurants in the Midwest and Canada.

This Discovery Series aims to highlight "the next generation of dining destinations," and the restaurants on it come recommended by The Diners Club's nearly 1,000 independent experts from around the world. And although the restaurants on it haven't been featured on the annual 50 Best Restaurants list yet, they could be in the future (the 2017 version of the list comes out April 5).

The World's 50 Best touted chef Gavin Kaysen for coming back to Minnesota to explore hometown flavors, and encouraged restaurant-goers to try Dorothy's pot roast. The dish is named after Kaysen's grandmother, with the publication noting the chef takes "the homely dish to new levels."

The publication also called the restaurant's bison tartare with harissa aioli and socca chips and the scallop crudo with apple, shiso and chillies "standouts."

Kaysen opened Spoon and Stable in 2014, and just opened a second Twin Cities restaurant – Bellecour in Wayzata – this month.

The other Midwest and Canada restaurants to make the Best Discovery Series list are: Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland; Bauhaus in Vancouver; Alo in Toronto; Momotaro in Chicago; and The Catbird Seat Restaurant in Nashville.

Next Up

Hopkins Basketball

Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends

The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.

argue-wertman booking photos

Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities

They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.

rep nolan west mn house

MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting

The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.

Screen Shot 2022-01-20 at 12.56.52 PM

What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?

The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.

icicles, freezing weather, cold weather

Booming noises in the night could be frost quakes

The loud sounds are most likely to happen during the middle of the night.

coronavirus, coronavirus test, covid-19

Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks

The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.

Reyel Simmons photo 1 - complaint - crop

MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty

He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.


Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates

Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.

Amaya Battle

Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday

The game will feature a pair of top recruits in the Class of 2022.

st. paul federation of educators - teachers

Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations

Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.

turtinen two harbors

MN mayor in hot water for hawking $400M underwater hotel plan

The city council called a special meeting to discuss the mayor's public comments.


13 MN chefs and restaurants are nominated for prestigious James Beard Awards

They're nominated for categories that include Best New Restaurant and Outstanding Chef.

Acclaimed Minneapolis pizzeria makes GQ's 10 Best New Restaurants 2017 list

High-end pizzas and small plates make this northeast Minneapolis restaurant a winner.