Now open: Stem Wine Bar & Eatery

Updated: May 27, 2016 - 11:31 am

Stem Wine Bar & Eatery is now open in the Nicollet Island-East Bank neighborhood.

Ivy Taheri, a partner at The Tangiers, is behind the full-service restaurant and wine bar, which neighbors JL Beers on University Avenue Northeast. Taheri told The Journal earlier this year that the approximately 60-seat Stem feels like a relaxed lounge with outdoor seating and a valet service.

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The wine list specializes in French and Italian wines, many curated by Minneapolis-based Small Lot Wine. The American-fusion menu features several small plates ($7-20) from staples like French fries ($7) or crab cakes ($14) to creative options like Korean meatballs ($12) and petite lamb chops ($16). Stem also offers several salads and desserts, such as ice cream from Sebastian Joe’s and baked goods from Three Chocolatiers.

Stem opened May 18 at 24 University Ave. NE. The restaurant is open 4 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Just down the block, PinKU, a fast-casual Japanese street food concept, is set to open in early June.


For more information about Stem Wine Bar & Eatery, visit


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