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we cook what we love, and love what we cook.


Your cozy-casual corner spot for breakfast, lunch & dinner...

3800 Nicollet Ave S MPLS / (612) 823-4790

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we cook what we love, and love what we cook.


Your cozy-casual corner spot for breakfast, lunch & dinner...

3800 Nicollet Ave S MPLS / (612) 823-4790

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The Restaurant


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The Restaurant


About us

At Blackbird, we cook what we love, and love what we cook.  We're your cozy-casual corner restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We make just about everything from scratch. Our menu changes frequently to showcase the best ingredients in their seasons, and to accommodate the fickleness of Mother Nature. But, we do have some cult classics that stick around or reappear seasonally, so you can count on our silly combination of comfort and surprise. 

Drawing on inspiration from childhood memories and our individual cultural histories, we use high quality ingredients and transform them into our versions of homespun classics. The end result is a hodgepodge collection of styles and flavors for you to mix, match, sample and share.  Pair it all with our ever-changing selection of handcrafted draft beers and food friendly wines, what's not to love?!

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There's always something tasty & fun happening at Blackbird...

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The People


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The People


PETER LUTZ

SOUS CHEF

Hails From
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Secret Food Obsession
Canned sardines

Currently Reading
The Food of Italy, by Waverly Root

Best Way to Spend a Day Off
Loitering around the Kingfield neighborhood

Three Things I Can't Live Without
(1) My baseball cap collection - all of my hats have a "P" on them.
(2) Portable bluetooth speaker.  Every cook in our kitchen has one, because we all like to listen to our own thing, which can get a little ridiculous.
(3) It's a Tie:  Ace Hardware - where else can you get canning supplies and cat food under one roof?  Cinco de Mayo Mercado - where else can you get pig's trotters and fresh tortillas under one roof?

YIA CHANG

SOUS CHEF

Hails From
I was born in a refugee camp in Thailand and came to Fresno, California in 1994, at age 4. I moved to Minnesota in 2011.

Secret Food Obsession
Anything spicy. Super spicy. Thai chilies make my life spicy everyday.

Currently Reading
Vegetable Literacy, by Deborah Madison

Best Way to Spend a Day Off
Fishing, on a boat in the middle of a lake, in the summer sun, with an ice cold Corona.

Three Things I Can't Live Without
(1) My MAC chef's knife, for obvious reasons.
(2) My aquarium.  It's peaceful, keeps me focused, and I like having water in my presence.
(3) My baseball cap - for bad hair days!

SARINA GARIBOVIC

FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER

Hails From
Pula, Croatia - but my family moved to a small town in Austria, where we lived for three years before moving to Phoenix, Arizona. Been loving four seasons since 2011. 

Secret Food Obsession
It's not much of a secret: I essentially subsist on cheese and Salty Tart baguettes.

Currently Reading
Animal Liberation by Peter Singer because I'm trying to guilt myself into being vegetarian again.

Best Way to Spend a Day Off
Chenin Blanc and rearranging my whole apartment.

Three Things I Can't Live Without
(1) My cats- Bob Sacamano and Lingers aka The Licker aka Mr. Lahey
(2) Coffee
(3) Maps

chris Stevens

owner & CHEF

Hails From
Lake Elmo, Minnesota

Secret Food Obsession
Cadbury Cream Eggs

Best Way to Spend a Day Off
Tackling the weeds in my garden.

Three Things I Can't Live Without
1. My pocket knives - I have a small collection. They come in handy for something as boring as breaking down delivery boxes to something as exciting as grabbing a chicken of the woods mushroom you stumble upon.
2. My garden. Every day reveals some new surprise.
3. My bike. I love my morning ride to work from Frogtown where I live. Sunrise on the Lake Street bridge is incredible.  

gail mollner

owner/General Manager

Hails From
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Secret Food Obsession
Bubbles! Champagne, cava, prosecco, sekt - gimme the fizz!!

Best Way to Spend a Day Off
Napping in a hammock.

Three Things I Can't Live Without
1. Post It notes. My desk is covered in them. I would be lost without all of these little yellow reminders everywhere.
2. Soda Stream - a gift from my two old sous chefs who noticed my ridiculous obsession with fizzy water.
3. My back yard bird feeders. They attract a variety of creatures (yep, "blackbirds" too). Sipping my morning coffee and watching the birds is a calming way to begin each day.