After almost two months of revamping the place, Jameson’s Irish Bar in the former Cherokee Sirloin Room in West St. Paul is now up and running. The Rubenzer family purchased the restaurant, in operation since 1933, in July 2017. The pandemic gave the family some time to reimagine the place, and they’ve spent the last few weeks revamping the concept and giving the space a remodel.

The space includes Jameson’s Irish Bar and the Bella Room, available for private events. “A passion that I’ve always had was collecting salt and pepper shakers and you will see those throughout the restaurant. We also discovered many relics in the basement including original paintings for the old Cherokee Tavern,” said owner/executive chef  Brian Rubenzer in a news release. Reubens, bangers and mash, and fish and chips as well as things like burgers, walleye sandwiches and mac and cheese variations are all part of the lineup. 886 Smith Ave. S., West St. Paul; 651-457-2729; facebook.com/Jamesonsirishbar

REOPENINGS

In other restaurant news, welcome back to the following dining spots that have reopened, by either adding dine-in to their existing takeout operation or having reopened altogether.

Be sure to check in with individual restaurants to see how their reservation system works. Some require your table to be booked ahead of time, while others will take walk-in reservations.

Tria in North Oaks is up and running again serving up composed entrees that change with the seasons as well as offering its extensive wine list. For now, patio dining and curbside pickup is being offered. Reservations are required. 5959 Centerville Rd., North Oaks; 651-426-9222; triarestaurant.com

— To add to its takeout operation, The Finnish Bistro in St. Paul reopens Thursday, Sept. 24 for dine-in, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. The spot in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood is where you can find everything from breakfast items and Finnish meatballs to tacos and pizza. 2264 Como Ave., St. Paul; 651-645-9181; finnishbistro.com

Cafe Cravings in White Bear Lake recently reopened its dining room to add to its online ordering and drive-through offerings. That way, you can enjoy the restaurant’s breakfast items, soups, salads, sandwiches, bakery items and desserts on the spot, either in the dining room or, on nice weather days, the patio. 1600 E. County Road E, White Bear Lake; 651-482-7742; cravingsmn.com

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