Now Open: Porzana Steaks From Chef Daniel del Prado
As the North Loop continues its evolution as a premier destination for fine dining in Minneapolis, chef Daniel del Prado is among the prominent restaurateurs opening new spaces in the neighborhood.
Porzana, an Argentinian-inspired steakhouse (with seafood, pasta and vegan dishes as well), is now open on North 1st Street inside the former Bachelor Farmer.
“North Loop is like, it’s the 24 hours a day neighborhood,” del Prado said, “more life in the city you know? It’s the best neighborhood to be in.”
He said he was also drawn to the building itself, which was built in 1881 by a horse-drawn carriage maker. The historic brick walls as well as wood floors and beams are on full display, giving the main dining room a very authentic, vintage feel.
“We wanted to do something that, if you wanted to do something casual, you can,” del Prado said. “But if you want to do something like a special night, you can. Also we’ve got a patio that’s a very different experience than the main dining room. And then downstairs (in the Flora Room cocktail bar). So in a week you can come and have three different experiences.”
Del Prado’s other Twin Cities restaurants include Sanjusan in the North Loop, Blondette, Miaou Miaou and Bar Rufus in the Rand Tower downtown, Cardamom in the Loring Park neighborhood, Macanda and Josefina in Wayzata, as well as Martina, Rosalia, Colita and Café Cerés in south Minneapolis.
Porzana is now taking reservations via Resy.
By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer