Luxurious Restaurant 90 Minutes from Rochester Used to be a Bank in the 1940s
There's a super unique and luxurious-looking restaurant located about 90 minutes from Rochester, Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It looks really unique too and that's because this restaurant used to be a bank back in the 1940s. The restaurant has kept much of the 1940s bank charm and also has a nod to its history in the name. The restaurant is called BANK Restaurant.
The building used to be the Farmers and Mechanics Bank. The huge bank lobby is now BANK Restaurant and "features vestiges" of the original bank, "an open kitchen, large communal tables, private dining spaces and original millwork".
Even the wine cellar stuck with the old bank look by using the old vault as the wine cellar!
The whole feel of the place is so cool, I want to check this place out sometime. BANK is definitely on the high-end side. If you couldn't already tell by the pictures, the menu will prove it to you. You can browse the different menus HERE. If you go for dinner, the main dishes are between $23 and $38. Breakfast entrees range from $15 to $21 per plate. The food sounds really good, so I'm sure you'll get a great meal for that price, it's just a little more spendy than some people may be used to.
BANK is open for breakfast Monday to Friday 6-9 AM, and Saturday and Sunday 7-10 AM. For dinner, they're open every day 5-9 PM. They also have daily happy hours 3-6 PM so the bar must open up at 3 for that.
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