Might be winter, but it's time to start thinking about The Boat Club.
Local favorite, Midi Restaurant, has closed their doors to their location at the Fitger's Complex in Downtown Duluth and soon a new restaurant will call the space home, The Boat Club.
The Boat Club will be a full service restaurant with James Vincent as the brains behind the operation. He's the owner of the Vanilla Bean in Two Harbors and also the Vanilla Bean Coffee Shop that can be found within the Fitger's complex.
On the menu at his new restaurant will be local fish, fresh seafood and meats, along with burgers, sandwiches, and salads. A Twin Cities chef will be spear heading the kitchen while a local bartender is currently crafting an entirely new drink menu that will be sure to delight diners.
All the restaurants that have been been able to call home the space where The Boat Club will soon open have all enjoyed the iconic view of Lake Superior that is found from within the space. The Boat Club will capitalize on that view and will include shipping schedules on each table so that guests can tell what boats are floating by, a common question that has been asked by customers.
In fact, that view is so important that that is the inspiration for the interior design of the restaurant which is being called "nautical simplicity", A.K.A. "Nothing should distract from the view."
New to a restaurant within this space will be longer hours. The Boat Club will be open at 5am for breakfast and will serve dinner until 11pm. Those hours are great news for the locals and especially for those guests at the Fitger's Inn upstairs.
Renovations are well underway and plans are for the restaurant & bar to be open by February 10th... just in time for that perfect Valentine's Day dinner.
The Boat Club is located at 600 E Superior Street in Fitger's.