Travail's Minneapolis Residency

2019 brings lots of exciting changes, starting with a Minneapolis residency. In January Travail will be moving into a temporary home at 1930 Hennepin Ave in the great 55403 zip code. This address may ring a bell for those of you who have dined at Bradstreet Crafthouse, Rye Delicatessen & Bar, or the legendary Auriga.

Construction is already underway for Travail to return to Robbinsdale in the early summer, and the current 4124 Travail building will be undergoing a remodel into the new Pig Ate My Pizza brew pub slated to open late spring of 2019.

But let’s get back to being in residence in Minneapolis. We plan to be hanging on Hennepin for the first six months of the year bringing you three different concepts, each lasting about two months.

We may be getting a temporary new zip code but we ares still bringing our whole Travail team and our tried-and-true Travail concept: a pre-fixe tasting menu sold in advance through ticketed reservations, open Wednesday-Saturday, with a first come first served bar. And we’re kicking it all off by returning to our MPLS pop-up roots…

Travail in Residence
1930 Hennepin Ave
Wednesday-Saturday 5-midnight (food till about 10/11)


The Return of UMAMI


Those of you who are fans from WAY back remember the first time we hit the road while building a new space: UMAMI by Travail, where we turned a fried chicken joint in NoMi into a pre-fixe meal featuring some of our favorite asian dishes and flavors. Well, it’s back! UMAMI will be the first concept at our Minneapolis Residency. Here’s what you can expect….

Our chefs will be serving a pre-fixe menu including Dim Sum cart service, shared family courses, amuse bites, sake bombs and more. Special beverage flights will be also be available, which will include juice, sake, wine, beer and other styles of beverage curated to complement the current menu.

There will be 4 seatings per evening.
Tasting Menu Tickets: $85 per person + tax and service fees
Additional Beverage Flight Tickets: $50 per person (tax included) + service fee
Ticketed reservations are now available on our Tickets & Events page.

Similar to Travail now, we will offer a full cocktail, beer, and wine menu plus a smaller a la carte menu. All seats will be available on a first come first served basis. During the UMAMI run, we will likely have items such as ramen, dumplings, wings, and tonkatsu donburi. AND… these treats will also be available for take out.

We have limited seating for parties over 4 in the new space. If you would like to host a larger group, please contact us at