ABOUT MERCURY DINING ROOM AND RAIL
The perfect convergence of a historic railroad building and the hustle of being in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, Mercury Dining Room and Rail is best described as uniquely familiar inventive and fun.
Cooking is on display in the collaborative kitchen, where onlookers can enjoy the activity, energy, and passion that goes into food preparation. Fare is comforting with a modern point of view. And cocktails are traditional with a twist.
You need not be highbrow to hang with us. All we ask is that you have an appreciation for good food in an easy atmosphere.
Passionate Hospitality & Flavors fuel our community
BLUE PLATE RESTAURANT GROUP
Two servers working together at The Nicollet Island Inn during the 1990s honed their skills at one of the Twin Cities premier restaurant/hotels. After work hours, David Burley and Stephanie Shimp dreamed up the idea for what became the Highland Grill.
With each year becoming busier than the last, David and Stephanie expanded their collection of neighborhood restaurants to become the Blue Plate Restaurant Company, which includes Highland Grill, Groveland Tap, Longfellow Grill, Edina Grill, 3 Squares, The Lowry, The Blue Barn (Minnesota State Fair), Mercury Dining Room and Rail and Shindig Event Center.