Credit: Photo via City Works Facebook page

Credit: Photo via City Works Facebook page

City Works opens in Mayo Clinic Square

Updated: March 8, 2016 - 11:16 am

City Works opens this Wednesday, March 9 in downtown’s Mayo Clinic Square. 

The restaurant from Chicago-based Bottleneck Management is one of the first new main-level tenants to open in the recently remodeled building. City Works, located at the corner of Hennepin & 7th, is a contemporary American restaurant and bar concept.

The 10,000-square-foot restaurant has entrances at the corner and inside Mayo Clinic Square. It will have an event space for private parties and corporate events.

City Works offers more than 90 local and global craft beers on tap, in addition to a unique selection of wines on tap. Paul Katz, corporate executive chef, is handling the menu, which features reinvented American fare. 

“Our City Works menu is approachable with plenty of sharable options. Guests will see some familiar dishes — bar bites, burgers and sandwiches — but we will be adding a contemporary twist to each menu item. One of our main areas of focus for the menu is making each dish pair well with our selection of beers,” Katz said in a statement.

The menu features unique dishes like crab fondue, duck confit nachos, a pork belly burger and build-your-own salad (duck leg, five different lettuces and pan-seared salmon are topping options). The beverage program includes several flights, including one focusing on local beers, a cider-centric flight and a build-your-own flight option.

Mayo Clinic Square will get another food tenant with Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, which is planning a unique innovation lab, office space and restaurant along Hennepin Avenue.

City Works at 600 Hennepin Ave. will be open for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night dining.