Check, Please: Try something new

  • Updated: October 6, 2012 - 3:23 PM
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Phil Roberts, right, hands over the key to Figlio to Kam Talebi, left.

Add a new restaurant to your dining-out repertoire.

Figlio has been resurrected and relocated: The restaurant and bar that was once synonymous with Uptown is now operating under new ownership (Crave's Kam Talebi) in the Shops at West End. Chef J.P. Samuelson is paying homage to a number of Figlio favorites (hello, wood-burning pizza oven), but also inserting his own distinctive spin on northern Italian flavors. Lunch and dinner.

5331 W. 16th St., St. Louis Park, 952-345-2400, www.figlio.com

At the Gray House, chef/co-owner Ian Gray (a Cafe Lurcat and Trattoria Tosca vet) and his crew compose seasonally minded, meant-to-be-shared fare, coupled with a small selection of carefully chosen beers and wines and served in the cozy Lyn-Lake storefront that was last home to Risotto. Dinner.

610 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-823-4338, www.thegrayhouseeats.com

The all-American classics (crab cakes, hot turkey sandwiches, deviled eggs, bacon-wrapped meatloaf) that have made Ike's Food & Cocktails such a hit in downtown Minneapolis have been replicated in the restaurant's new west metro location. Weekday lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

17805 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, 952-681-7099, www.ilikeikes.com

RICK NELSON

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