Northeast Minneapolis Restaurant Bardo Closes

Chef Remy Pettus had tried a hot dog concept earlier this year in response to the pandemic
Bardo opened in northeast Minneapolis in 2017

Photo by Terry Brennan

Bardo is the latest high-profile Twin Cities restaurant to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chef Remy Pettus made the announcement on Facebook, noting, “Thank you to everyone that has supported me over these last three-plus years, and I look forward to seeing you all again in a new capacity.”

“Every dish had little elements that made it special,” Jason DeRusha wrote in Minnesota Monthly‘s review when the restaurant opened in 2017.

I am very sad to announce that tonight will be the last night for Bardo, after which we will be closed for good. Thank…

Posted by Remy Pettus on Sunday, September 20, 2020


Pettus pivoted Bardo over the summer, turning it into BardoG, a more casual spot serving gourmet hot dogs and featuring live music. Before that, it was known for seasonal offerings and, over the winter, geodesic domes where diners could escape the cold.

Opening in 2017, Bardo had filled in a renovated space on Hennepin Avenue that had previously housed a wine bar, Bobino, and then Rachel’s restaurant.