About Esker Grove | Minneapolis Dining

Located in the Walker Art Center, chef Doug Flicker and his team celebrate seasonal ingredients at Esker Grove restaurant. 

 

Doug Flicker
Executive Chef

TJ Rawitzer
Chef de Cuisine

Kim Tong
General Manager

Jon Olson
Bar Manager

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artful dining

 Located at the new entrance to the Walker Art Center, chef Doug Flicker and his team celebrate seasonal ingredients at Esker Grove. 

Not only does the name Esker Grove celebrate the restaurant’s physical location at the base of the Walker Art Center, but it represents the layered sensory experience of food; taste, visual, texture, aroma.

Esker Grove is now open for lunch and dinner with brunch available this winter and patio dining this spring.

ESKER: An esker is a long ridge of gravel and other earth where water from a retreating glacier or ice sheet accumulates. This represents the flow of guests, between the Walker Art Center, Sculpture Garden, Walker Shop and surrounding communities.

GROVE: A grove is a small group of trees, or in this case, a place for people to gather surrounded by modern art, nature and food.

 

Recent Press


OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards


The 15 Best Places to Get a Burger and
a Cocktail in the US
supercall.com


Destination-Worthy Museum Restaurants
Wine Enthusiast


Best Vegetarian Eats - Esker Grove
City Pages


Walker Art Center's Esker Grove pushes the museum restaurant to new heights
Star Tribune


The Taste Of Power
From nitro-charged coffee meetings to fashionable French feasts, here’s where to plug into the Twin Cities power crowd.
Twin Cities Business




The artful beauty of Esker Grove in
the Walker Art Center
City Pages



Doug Flicker's Esker Grove Set to Stun
Eater Minneapolis


Team Esker Grove: Hospitalitarians
Mpls.St.Paul


Esker Grove Announces All-Star
Staff Line-Up

Eater Minneapolis


Esker Grove, Doug Flicker's new
restaurant in the Walker

City Pages


50 Best Restaurants 2017
Mpls.St.Paul


The Past is Never Dead...
Mpls.St.Paul


Food critic Rick Nelson names his favorite burgers of the past year in the Twin Cities
Star Tribune



(Don’t Be) Sorry We’re Closed: Restaurant closings can be good for diners and chefs alike
City Pages



Walker Art Center’s Esker Grove is an experiment in food, art
St. Paul Pioneer Press



Queen of Cuisine: Preview of coming attractions
Southside Pride




Burger Friday: Walker Art Center's new restaurant turns cheeseburger into high art
Star Tribune



The Hottest Restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul Right Now, January 2017
minneapolis.eater.com



5 delicious ways to get a vegetarian-friendly meal in the Twin Cities
City Pages


Eater Minneapolis Cocktail Heatmap: Where to Drink Right Now
minneapolis.eater.com



Craft Cocktail: Contemporary Gin Fizz
at Esker Grove
The Growler


From Piccolo to Esker Grove
Southwest Journal


The Walker's fancy new Doug Flicker restaurant, Esker Grove is now open
City Pages


 

CONTACT
723 Vineland Place
612.375.7542
hello@eskergrove.com

 

For all press requests, please contact:
Rachel Lee Joyce
rachel.joyce@walkerart.org