I’ve been to 112 before, but I didn’t know there were private dining rooms. Where are they located?
The Wine Room which accommodates up to 16 guests is located in the back of the second floor dining room. It is separated from the main room by a short hallway. For larger groups, the main dining room on our second floor is available to buy out for private functions. This space accommodates up to 34 for a seated dinner and up to 48 for standing cocktail receptions. For even larger groups, please contact us for more information on a full restaurant buyout.
How is the Wine Room priced? What is the cost per person?
The room can be booked in one of two ways. The first option is to reserve the space for the night with a food and beverage minimum which allows your group freedom to book at the most convenient time and have the room for the remainder of the night. These minimums vary depending on the night of the week. Alternatively, the space can be booked for just the first or second half of the evening with a flat room fee, as this allows for two parties to book in an evening. We don’t calculate pricing on a per-person basis because it’s often so difficult to determine the exact number of guests who may be attending. For more specific information on pricing, please call the restaurant at 612.343.7696 or submit an inquiry through our website so that we may contact you. Be advised that sales tax and a twenty percent automatic gratuity are added to the check as well.
How can I move forward in booking the Wine Room?
The best way to check availability and to move forward in reserving the room is to call the restaurant. Because all private dining bookings are handled by a manager or events coordinator, generally the best time to call is between 12:30pm - 4pm before we open for dinner service.
Will we need to set up a special menu for our private dinner, or can we order off of your regular menu?
While there are occasions in which we are able to offer full menu to groups arriving at off-peak times during dinner service, it is unusual that we would be able to do this. Because of the small size of our kitchen, setting up a menu with just a few options in each course ensures that the courses arrive in an efficient manner. Keep in mind that any dish from our regular menu can be featured on the menu for that night which can be customized to suit the preferences of the group - we just asks that you limit the menu to three choices in each course. Please refer to the sample menu posted here to get a better idea of what to expect.
Does the Wine Room have a bar, or is there another place we can hold cocktail hour before dinner?
There is a bar in the main dining room on the second level, but as the barstools constitute the restaurant’s only walk-in seating they are often occupied by other diners, making it difficult to know if the bar will be available on any given night for private dining guests to gather before dinner. It is quite common for parties to hold a short cocktail hour in the Wine Room itself as guests are arriving. Though the room has no private bar or lounge space, there is room to mingle around the table with a built-in cabinet and three large window wells providing ample space to rest a drink. We typically recommend that any shared appetizers be served at the table family-style rather than as passed hor d’oeuvres as having the extra staff circulating through the room can make the cocktail hour slightly tighter for space.
Can the Wine Room accommodate an audiovisual presentation?
While the restaurant doesn’t provide any audio/visual equipment for private groups, you are welcome to bring in any equipment of your own or to set up a delivery through a rental company - we can always provide a referral. The amount of space available for A/V equipment depends in large part on the size of the party - feel free to call the restaurant to arrange a time to look at the space if it would be helpful to talk about the specific setup. If you’d like to bring in your own music, our sound system can easily connect to a phone, ipod or other mp3 device through auxiliary cable.
Can we bring extra decorations, flowers or place-cards to set up in the space?
Of course! Just let us know what you are thinking, and we can arrange a time that day for you to have access to the space. In cases when the party has been booked for another group before yours, our waitstaff are always happy to help put out the extra decorations as the space is being reset.
Is there a time when we can come to the restaurant to view the private dining spaces?
Absolutely. Generally the best time to stop in is between 12:30 - 4pm each day, as the room is most often booked during dinner hours. If you would like to swing by to take a peek at the space, we just ask that you please call ahead to notify our receptionist at 612.343.7696.
isaac becker / executive chef / owner
jonathan seltvedt / executive chef
shawn mckenzie / pastry chef