The original Butcher & the Boar adorned Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis for some eight years before shuttering in Sept. 2020. Minneapolis-based Jester Concepts bought the rights to the restaurant concept, and in February of this year, the company reopened Butcher & the Boar in a warmly lit, glass-enclosed, formerly industrial space on North Third Street in the city’s North Loop neighborhood.
“We thought that [the original] Butcher & the Boar left far too soon,” says co-owner Mike DeCamp. “From the food menu to the drink menu to the wine menu to the design of the restaurant, everything pays a little homage to the past location.”
The restaurant can accommodate groups of some 40 people for a cocktail reception, with private dining rooms seating up to 26.