The recently renovated 700 Central building in northeast Minneapolis has a new restaurant on the way. Central N.E. is set to open up on Thursday, July 16, in the space previously occupied by the Bad Waitress’ second location for the past three years. (Currently closed due to COVID-19, the original Bad Waitress is in south Minneapolis in the Eat Street neighborhood.)
The restaurant is a partnership between Morrissey Hospitality (co-owner Arthur Morrissey is associate publisher of Greenspring Media, Minnesota Monthly‘s parent company) and Bad Waitress owners Mary and Andy Cohen.
According to a press release, Central N.E. will serve “elevated American cuisine made from scratch and innovative cocktails made with Minnesota spirits.”
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☑️ Central N.E. Fun Facts: -We’ve partnered with the team at Tattersall Distilling to bring you their famous craft cocktails. The Habanero Mule pictured below is made with their new Tattersall Habanero Bitters. 🆒 Central N.E. will be the first to make drinks with it. We are proud to serve local MN craft spirits! 🔜 We’re getting SO close to opening. Check back with us daily.
When Central N.E. opens, dinner will be available both in the restaurant and for takeout, and lunch and brunch service will be added in the future.
Here is the initial menu: