New Restaurant Alert! “Lynette” Comes to Longfellow

In the Spring of 2024, Lynette is coming to Longfellow’s former Riverview Cafe and Wine Bar, where the 4500 square-foot area will be renovated into a fresh, new type of restaurant for the neighborhood.

Serbus and Ben Siers-Rients are two of the co-founders of Lyn65, a Richfield restaurant that hosted a cozy atmosphere and fine dining but is now closed. However, Lynette is an homage to its existence through its menu. At this restaurant, you can expect a variety of scrumptious, classic dishes such as pasta, rotisserie chicken, duck-fat fries, sourdough pizza, and more. They will also have a wine and cocktail menu to complement their kitchen.

The Lynette co-owners showed a preview at the critically acclaimed restaurant “Petite León  February 18, the casual, fine-dining restaurant in the Minneapolis Kingfield neighborhood. Serbus, also the owner of “Little Tijuana” and according to Star Tribune one of the city’s “top envelope-pushing restaurateurs, told local newsletter “Longfellow Whatever” that the menu will feature “elevated craft cooking with the kind of menu items you would expect from a neighborhood haunt: Pizzas, chicken, and burgers, but also fancier cuts of meats, fresh pasta, and shareable vegetable plates.”

Lynette has a public hearing with the City of Minneapolis at 1:30pm on April 30th. They are applying for an On Sale Liquor License with Sunday Sales and a Limited Entertainment license. Limited Entertainment is limited to literary readings, storytelling, live solo comedians, karaoke, amplified or nonamplified music by a disc jockey or any number of musicians, and group singing by patrons of the establishment, with no patron dancing. The applicant intends to provide prerecorded background mood music on the patio and inside there will also be prerecorded music, TVs and occasional live jazz bands.

This application is subject to final approval of all ordinance requirements which may include zoning, health,criminal background, and financial reviews. You are invited to express your opinions and/or submit such in writing by contacting Inspector Lisa Chmelar at 612-673-3911, , or attending the hearing at 505 Fourth Ave S, Room 220, Minneapolis, MN 55415.

Between Lyn65’s notoriously delicious menu and this restaurant being the creation of two restaurant legends, the hype for Lynette is very much present in the neighborhood. 

Address upon opening: 3753 42nd Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN, 55406

Website (requires a password and says “coming soon”, stay tuned for more):