In Bloom at Keg & Case Market
Keg and Case is St. Paul’s most exciting eating and drinking project since beer was first brewed here in 1855! Inside the market you'll find a combination of chef-driven restaurants, craft beer and a uniquely curated market brimming with an eclectic mix of regional goods.
Outside, a bustling park is the backdrop for a diverse calendar of music, pop-up markets and events for all seasons. Revitalized and transformed, these welcoming spaces offer the community access to exceptional fare and new experiences with each visit.
Best new restaurant dining experience we've had in the cities in quite a while! Great food, great service.
Great menu with different offerings. You will love the venison.
Fantastic food. Creative and unusual. Small but adequate proportions. So good dollar value by the end of the night.
Excellent service. I don’t usually order chicken when I go out, but this time I did. The chicken thighs were wonderful! I loved the purée/ sauce. I almost licked the plate clean. My husband had venison ragu/gnudi. Also excellent. We thought we would have liked an appetizer but the charcuterie plate was too big for just the two of us. As it was, we were plenty full and very happy with our choices. We will go back.
LOVE the food. Sitting at the counter by the kitchen is a shoe in itself.
The food was wonderful for the most part, and service was excellent. But it was so loud in there that we could hardly hear each other speak. That could have been solved with a little lesson on “inside voices” for some nearby Millennial diners. I’d go back on a less busy night.
Charming space, but the menu was too limited and the food WAY over-salted. My partner, who always salts his food, even commented on it.
The charcuterie (all venison) was outstanding. Solid Old Fashioned. The Njuda was the star of our three dishes.
We will return.
The asparagus side came on an almost empty plate (there were 4 small spears of asparagus hidden under a dollop of buratta. There were some nice sauces but nothing to eat them with. Very disappointing. The trout was very good indeed.
Anniversary dinner. We’ve been to Keg and Case a couple of times, first time to In Bloom. Long story short, we probably won’t be back. It isn’t our scene. The service was exceptional, beginning to end - best part hands down. My bourbon old fashioned was delicious, but was such a small pour, with an ice cube that nearly filled the entire tumbler. If you’re going to charge a mint for a cocktail, give me a solid pour. The menu is sorta difficult, food is in general categories and the first item or two in each category is an appetizer portion, and the portions get larger as you move down. Menus should not need assistance to interpret. This one does. We had the roasted things, bread service, fennel salad, and chicken thighs. Everything was good, nothing was amazing. I learned what ramps were (garlic like onions that were yummy) and that was fun. We skipped desert to go somewhere else. Overall it was a fun place to try, but it isn’t for us.
We sat at the counter for our 7:30pm resi and ordered drinks and 3 plates to share. The drinks arrived quickly - tasty and attractive - but then we waited for just over 20 minutes for the 3 plates. When they arrived one was hot and perfectly cooked but the other two had cooled considerably. Not only was it cool but the portion of venison back was considerably smaller than the portion our counter neighbors had been served and for $29 was disappointing and felt overpriced. We opted to skip dessert. Overall mixed impression. Might have been better to send out plates as they were ready...
Loved... Loved ... Loved everything about this restaurant!!! Can’t wait to go back!
We dined at In Bloom recently with another couple - party of four. First, the surrounding Keg and Case is really lovely. What a great asset to the community and wonderful use of the Schmitt Brewing facility. Love it. In Bloom, itself is also well done regarding ambiance, decor and setting. We enjoyed our time there and especially are impressed by the staff; very accommodating, knowledgeable and proud of their restaurant. Regarding our dinner; the menu is ambitious and even more impressive when one remembers all is produced on open fire. The dishes we sampled tasted good although we felt as though there was an overall 'sameness' about each dish that we didn't expect. The roasted things were a highlight and we liked the trout and mushroom dishes the best. One disappointment; we had reservations for four people. We had been emailed and called by staff to make sure we would be coming. We arrive early and checked in at the front desk. There were no tables available yet, so we sat in the bar area, enjoying the ambiance with our friends which was fine. Finally, thirty minutes later, we still weren't seated. We were about to leave. One of us inquired with the staff who was very apologetic, comped us beverages and a snack. But going forward, we are hesitant to make reservations and return if this is an ongoing issue. Not sure how this is fixed and maybe we just hit a bad night. But we could see how this could continue to happen as the dining area is not large and people like to linger.
Beautiful setting and presentation, delicious tastes. Loved the bubbles as an extra touch to celebrate our anniversary. Lovely meal at In Bloom. Thank you.
I can think of at least 3 other restaurants in St Paul with better Mussels. Asparagus was good but over-priced. Service was mediocre with inexperienced wait staff. Desserts were $12.00 each so had wonderful ice cream at stand right outside restaurant for less than 1/2 the price.
Great dining experience. Food and service were wonderful!
Went here on a Thursday evening to celebrate a special occasion. Jamie our waitress was amazing and helpful with thorough knowledge of all the plates. The food was delicious (mussels, pheasant/crawfish, Venison w/gnudi, mushroom vegetable plate, raspberry pot de creme). If you like to drink “Old Fashioneds” this is one you must try! Atmosphere/decor was very nice. The one thing I didn’t like was that the music was a tad to loud. This may have been because we had early reservations (5:15 pm) and there was very few customers in the establishment. Perhaps if the din were greater it might not have seemed so loud. We’ll be going back. Many interesting plates to try.
Amazon food, great service
Our service was impeccable and the food was unique, flavorful and delicious!
In Bloom certainly lived up to the hype. The space is beautiful and watching the chef team cook over the open fire was quite a treat. Our server was very attentive and knowledgable. Everything we ate was delicious. I'd highly recommend splitting the Porterhouse for the table and ordering a bunch of vegetable sides. The trout was also particularly wonderful - so light but full of flavor. The cocktails were great. The dessert did not disappoint either. I LOVED the burnt marshmallow - I'm a self-acclaimed s'more-aholic. I can't wait to return!!
we went to in bloom for my dad's birthday. he had such a wonderful time as did the rest of the group. we got a lot of dishes to try and share and really enjoyed them. some of the party left feeling a bit hungry still as most of the plates were small shareables. the larger dish we ordered, pork belly, was not to some of our liking. the cocktails and wine were perfection! we absolutely loved the scallop crudo, halibut cheeks, venison tartare and venison neck. duck hearts were fun to try as well! our server was very helpful and had great suggestions. he checked in just often enough and found out that it was my dad's birthday and that he has a family connection to the schmidt brewery. he wound up bring him a free schmidt beer for his birthday, which my dad absolutely loved! to top it all off the smores dessert was awesome! space is cozy and has a nice ambiance as well.
This exceeded all expectations. I am not a foodie but this a terrific restaurant. I had the vension and my spouse the trout and both were fantastic. We will come back to this restaurant often.
The food at In Bloom is truly phenomenal! We have tried the Trout, Back-strap, porterhouse, charcuterie service, grilled things, asparagus, broccoli, pork belly and cocktails. Everything is delicious. The portion sizes are quite small. The back-strap portion has varied, last night was very small and not a great value. Outside of that, the service is great and the dishes are creative and detailed I will go back. The back-strap is my favorite but slightly heavier taste with the mole sauce. The trout is lighter and not to be missed. Don’t hesitate, book now!
Really a very beautiful space in a great location. Great cocktails and charcuterie. The fish was done to perfection. The main courses and sides seemed to have too many elements thus were heavy and too rich. The seats around the table were uncomfortable enough to notice.
Delicious infusion of flavors & textures. Wonderful service.
Everything was delicious! Great server!
Wonderful service and OMG...the food was awesome! We will definitely be going back.
Everything was perfect!
Great food and cocktails!
Great cocktails, loved the trout, but overall everything was to heavy.
This restaurant is beautiful - they did a great job designing the space. It’s a very meat-centric menu and the meat was hit or miss. The Wagyu was delicious. The pork belly was over cooked and disappointing. They ran out of venison.
Overall it was too expensive to have such forgettable food.
Excellent experience - amazing food, beautiful space. Tip: the 2lb steaks/meats for the table do require about 45 minutes to cook and rest so take that into consideration. We took our time with drinks and a snack and when we were ready to order dinner, our server told us it’d be 45 minutes for the steak - we weren’t in a hurry so it was fine but something we would have planned for had we known this up front.
The noise level reached beyond the comfort level. The food was delicious and well presented, and the service was terrific. At the same time, the meal was overpriced.
Our experience started promising with delicious bread and venison tartare courses, but quickly went downhill. The oysters were terrible, and the pheasant was completely overwhelmed by its fishy sauce. Both entrees were aweful. The service was fine and the desserts were acceptable. But the food was overpriced and the entire meal was not on par with the expectations of such a bill. If you go, order the red meats for sharing-- the preps for other tables looked very good.
Although this place hit it out of the ballpark when it first opened, this most recent visit felt as if the trend points down. We give restaurants multiple tries, as any one can have an off night.
The food: What were well-portioned dishes (i mean reasonably! We're not huge-serving-style diners!) were incredibly unsubtle. We had the pork belly in another iteration, which was sublime, but this one was big and tasted mainly of Asian fish sauce. Our friends had pheasant, torchons, trout--all good, but they each went home and ate again. Not quite amuse-bouche, but... unsated.
The service: we were at odd angles to share menus, and asked not once, not twice, but 3 times for another one, and never received it.
The crowd: no crowd, especially for a Thursday night.
The ambience: still as lovely as ever.
Although I'd be willing to try once more, my partner said "I don't think we need to do In Bloom any more."
But I'm holding out hope.
Butter-basted Poussin was good, though the cornbread stuffing with it was very sweet and quite heavy. Halibut cheeks were inedible - drowning in raw cream and infused oil, stringy, extremely over-cooked and worst of all, not fresh. Broccolini was charred outside and pleasantly smoky, but still essentially raw. I don't mean "crisp-tender." I mean raw. Roasted mushrooms came embedded in a blackened and greasy chickpea pancake and heavily dolloped in herb mayo. Overall, most dishes were overloaded by fat without anything to balance it. "Roasted Things" was also fatty and sweet, but at least had some acid and bitterness from caper berries and olives to offset the almonds, grapes and dates.
It's a very pretty space and service was great - warm and professional.
Great ambience, creative menu. The open fire cooking concept is one of a kind.
Amazing experience! Great food, cocktails and service!
Roasted things is wonderful, simple but different. We also enjoyed the "mushrooms" though not what your think but so num!!!