Food & Drink

A bistro proud to play in the farm leagues

Delicious chickens and comely, forbidden daughters are no longer the only things raised on farms for your pleasure, thanks to The Lynn on Bryant, a 60-seat bistro paying homage to its owners' agrarian upbringings

The rustic Lynnhurst joint's got barnwood in all the right places, with both the casual cafe up front and "more intimate" dining room in back slinging sustainable, seasonal "updated bistro fare" that starts with breakfast like steamed eggs Florentine. Lunch runs from an English muffin Bearnaise burger, to Tartine (baked ratatouille with goat cheese and olives), while dinner gets hearty with confit duck leg, maple vinegar-glazed chicken leg, and a Bouillabaisse packed with calamari, mussels, clams, monkfish, saffron, potatoes, fennel, and zucchini, also a piece of swimwear you won't fit into next time you visit the zebras. As for sips, they're pouring house-made sodas, a host of organic vinos, brews ranging from Fulton Sweet Child of Vine to Beck's, and a caffeination cull from St. Paul mastermind Andrew Kopplin (though to be fair, coffee masterminds have an easier time staying up late to mastermind than other kinds of masterminds)

To keep it easy for neighborhood folks, they'll also offer to-go picnic baskets and more standard, family-style "takeaway meals", also what angry farmers do to punish their daughters after you leave the next morning.