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.

GETTING HERE & PARKING:

There are many parking options for Mercury Dining Room and Rail including parking ramps, street parking, the skyway system and public transportation.

Monday-Friday after 4pm, there are a few reasonable  parking ramp options. We recommend the heated and secure 517 Marquette Ramp which is connected to the skyway system and the Soo Line Building. It offers $7 parking after 4pm on weekdays.7There is limited street parking in the surrounding blocks weekdays between 7-9am and 4-6pm. We recommend using the resaonable Parking App for convenient and easy payment.

We are on the ground level of the Soo Line Building which is connected to the downtown skyway system.

If you have any questions related to parking or getting to the restaurant on public transpiration, please call the restaurant and they can answer your questions.

MISSION STATEMENT:

Passionate Hospitality & Flavors fuel our community

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BLUE PLATE RESTAURANT GROUP

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

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.