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What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

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What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

We're making our annual trip to the North Shore next week. We usually rent a cottage on Lake Superior for a few days, and we've always included a nice dinner out at Chez Jude in Grand Marais. The quality at this restaurant was down a bit recently, so I'm not surprised to see it's closed, but what can replace it? Looking for atmosphere, gourmet food, nice service.

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Minneapolis...
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for Minneapolis
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1. Re: What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

Have you been to Crooked Spoon. I have been twice now and it definitely fits your list of requests. Attentive, friendly but not always looking over your shoulder. Very good food. Small place with a cozy atmosphere. I think it's the closest thing to gourmet you'll find in GM

Burnsville, MN
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reviews: 2
2. Re: What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

I second the Crooked Spoon recommendation.

minneapolis, mn
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for Puerto Aventuras, Grand Marais
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3. Re: What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

Crooked spoon

Minnesota
posts: 717
reviews: 297
4. Re: What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

Crooked Spoon, Naniboujou is also a great place with a unique/quaint atmosphere, and the Pie Place.

Thunder Bay
posts: 436
reviews: 16
5. Re: What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

Crooked spoon as well but I believe chez jude reopened under a new name and has good reviews in the community so far

Minnesota
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reviews: 297
6. Re: What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

Harbor House Grill has opened in the Chez Jude location.

Minneapolis...
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7. Re: What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

Naniboujou is great for breakfast and check out the Angry Trout Café for lunch or dinner.

Sioux Falls
posts: 2
reviews: 4
8. Re: What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

The new - Harbor House Grill - is wonderful, new owners, new Chef, same location as formerly Chez Jude. We ate there last week and had a great meal.

minneapolis
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9. Re: What is a good substitute for Chez Jude?

Yep... Crooked Spoon is awesome... I also love Gunflint Tavern, but it's a tad more casual. They do have a rooftop patio though!

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