Restaurant Recommendation: P.S. Steak Transforms a Historic Space

  • Restaurant Recommendation: P.S. Steak Transforms a Historic Space

    A Legendary Space Reborn as Chef-Curated Steakhouse

     
    FROM THE Summer 2019 ISSUE
     

510 Groveland, a historied address for Minneapolis fine dining as the former home of the iconic La Belle Vie, has officially been restored to its former glory with a fresh take on the classic steakhouse.

P.S. Steak, the grandest project from Jester Concepts, has breathed new life into the space with a complete redesign and an alternative twist on the traditional steakhouse menu, all while incorporating nods to the building’s legendary predecessor.

With the help of chef Mike DeCamp (La Belle Vie’s longtime chef de cuisine), the dining room’s white walls and museum-like atmosphere have been transformed by rich, dark booths, a newly built bar with studded seats and a Victorian hunting lodge ambience. 510’s original chandeliers remain, but careful touches including the hand-picked décor and magnifying glasses at each candlelit table bring character to each cozy vignette.

The light-filled front Lounge underwent a subtler transformation to match the building’s existing design. “We went for a timeless and classic look—bringing back twotone elements on walls and trim, adding cozy lounge furniture near the fireplace. We wanted the light and natural openness to be the stars of the space,” says Brent Frederick, owner of Jester Concepts.

The result? A polished and glam but approachable space perfectly suited for formal dining or a casual cocktail. “It’s definitely a space where you can enjoy the full steakhouse experience, or you can come have a casual burger and fries and an amazing cocktail and still be in a beautiful space,” says Loren Hextall, event sales manager, Jester Concepts.

With four private and semiprivate spaces and a seasonal menu with plenty of options made for sharing, P.S. Steak is also well-suited for groups. The Steakhouse Dining Room can be utilized as a semiprivate space for up to 16, reserved in full or combined with the Steakhouse Bar for larger groups. The Lounge can accommodate up to 33 guests, and the Den, a semiprivate space, seats up to 10.

Guests will love dishes like the popular Denver steak, crab and avocado toast or the La Belle Vie Lamb Burger (a fan favorite revived in homage to the former eatery), marvel at the impressive Baked Alaska served tableside and appreciate a cocktail program that’s anything but traditional. Hand-crafted concoctions like the Clover Club (above) are sure to impress.

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