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A Culinary Destination in Downtown Minneapolis

With just a sip of a cocktail, transport yourself from Minneapolis to France at Rand Tower Hotel. This summer, we are excited to debut three new food and beverage venues concepted by Chef Daniel del Prado, beginning with Bar Rufus.


Bar Rufus looks to capture the essence of the hotel’s innovative founder, Rufus Rand. Inspired by a cozy French bistro, the first-floor lobby bar and restaurant will create a joie de vivre through good food, good wine, and better company. 

Indulge in a French-centered wine list and cocktails paired with traditional dishes including Duck a l’Orange with gastrique and serrano peppers, Escargot with bone marrow in a bordelaise sauce, and the Le MacDo cheeseburger with shaved white onion, American cheese, and whole-grain mustard. 

Bar Rufus will be open for dinner and cocktails from 4 pm - 10 pm daily with lunch service coming in late summer 2022.


Also coming in late summer 2022 are two new additions to the hotel’s fifth-floor lounge and rooftop: Miaou Miaou and Blondette. 

Miaou Miaou is a playful, personality-driven cocktail bar that will offer a menu of visually-stunning cocktails in both petite and large formats.

Blondette will occupy the garden dining room which features a grand retractable rooftop and outdoor space. The restaurant will offer an innovative new take on the future of classic French cuisine. Selections from the dinner menu will also be available to order from Miaou Miaou. 


Bar Rufus, Miaou Miaou, and Blondette were concepted by chef and Twin-Cities restaurateur, Daniel del Prado. Chef del Prado is a multi-James Beard-nominated chef and the owner and operator of some of the area’s most successful restaurants including Martina, Colita, Cardamom, Sanjusan, Josefina, and the upcoming Macanda in Wayzata.

The concepts at Rand Tower Hotel mark the first venture into hotels for the DDP Restaurant Group. Through these new and unique culinary experiences, del Prado hopes to usher in a renaissance in downtown Minneapolis through food and community. 

Reservations for Bar Rufus can be made by visiting www.barrufus.com or www.resy.com and walk-ins are always welcome. Opening dates of Miaou Miaou and Blondette will be forthcoming.