For Whom The 4 Bells Tolls? Foodies.
Located on Loring Park in the old Joe’s Garage, is a spectacular newish restaurant called 4 Bells.
4 Bells is from the same team that started Butcher and The Boar, so if you love their food, you’ll love 4 Bells.
Speaking of 4 Bells, if you stand outside the restaurant, you can hear at least “4 Bells” from the local churches surrounding the area.
Although parking is a challenge in this area, they do have valet parking for $8. That’s not too bad.
I had already done a preview vlog on Facebook Live discussing what I was looking forward to: the hanger steak, as well as the cocktail, Black Beard’s Revenge.
For cocktails, I started with Black Beard’s Revenge, which is a spicy passion fruit margarita. Mmm mmm good.
I then tried a Jasmine Sour, which was really interesting. Although this in normally made with Sauza silver tequila, we upgraded to Don Julio blanco tequila. The egg white froth was yummy.
For appetizers, we went with the boiled peanut hummus and the snapper ceviche. Both were excellent and for my gluten-free friends, crackers come on the side. The hummus also comes with a great choice of vegetables for dipping.
As for entrees, while I was looking forward to the hanger steak, I switched things up and went for the house speciality, southern fried chicken and for the brick chicken. Both dishes were delicious.
I have to tell you, Colonel Sanders has nothing compared to the fried chicken at 4 Bells. The fried chicken was perfectly breaded, fried and hot inside. In fact, although the chicken was super moist I had to wait to let her cool down a bit.
For side dishes, we went with the spicy Brussels sprouts and the fried green tomatoes. For four people, including two belles (see what I did there), two side dishes were prefect. But my oh my, both of these side dishes you need to try.
By the time we finished dinner, we were pleasantly stuffed, so we skipped dessert in favor of Surly Brewing’s Todd The Axe Man draft beers.
Our total bill, with tip of 20%, for our party of four was $320. Pricey yes, but we also experimented with a variety of items. Half of the bill was drink and cocktail related.
Lastly, before we went for a walk in Loring Park, I was able to get a quick restaurant tour from the assistant manager.
With three kitchens, private dining areas, rooftop dining overlooking downtown Minneapolis, 4 Bells is a perfect dinner for one or a party of one hundred.
So without further ado, I end my review in haiku:
For Whom the 4 Bells do toll?
4 Bells is at 1610 Harmon Place, Minneapolis. Dinner dining is available Monday through Thursday from 5pm to 10:30pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 11pm and Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. Brunch is also available on Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Full menu here.