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Hotel Ivy’s Breva and Masa & Agave to Launch in October

New American restaurant and Mexican cantina will open this October in the downtown Minneapolis hotel

By Todd R. Berger

9.1.23 Hotel Ivy to Open Breva & Masa & Agave in Minneapolis
Hotel Ivy in downtown Minneapolis will open Breva and Masa & Agave restaurants in October. | Courtesy of Marriott International Inc.

The New York City-based hospitality group Apicii will open two new concepts that will revive the food and beverage program at Hotel Ivy at 11th Street and Second Avenue South in Minneapolis. Breva, a new American restaurant, and Masa & Agave, a Mexican cantina, will replace the spaces formerly occupied by Monello and Constantine. The two restaurants are slated to open this October.

“We’re excited to join the thriving restaurant scene here, owning and operating our first two restaurants in Minneapolis,” says Tom Dillon, founder and CEO of Apicii, in a prepared statement. “With concepts across the country, Minneapolis is a new city for Apicii, and our hope is to continue to grow within this incredible local community.”

In Hotel Ivy at street level, Breva will be a neighborhood bar and grill serving new American fare and craft cocktails. The menus will include approachable, seasonal dishes infused with global flavors. Breva will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

Beneath Breva, guests will step into Masa & Agave, a dimly lit, speakeasy-style cantina. The intimate bar and lounge will offer a regionally inspired Mexican menu from a scratch kitchen committed to authentic ingredients. It will also showcase an extensive list of agave spirits, aiming to be one of the largest such selections in the Twin Cities.

Bar Ivy, inside Hotel Ivy’s lobby will also be re-concepted. Inspired by Europe’s all-day bars, it will offer espresso drinks and pastries in the morning, aperitifs and spritzes in the afternoon, and cocktails alongside light bites served throughout the night.

All three spaces are undergoing renovations by Chicago-based design firm, White Space. As these concepts prepare to open, the hotel will continue to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner service in the lobby with a selection of new menus crafted by Apicii’s culinary team.