Special Events

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The Return of UMAMI

As part of our new Minneapolis Residency, we’re introducing the first of three limited time concepts: 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! Here’s what you can expect….

Our chefs will be serving a pre-fixe menu (in true Travail fashion) 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. Bar service and an a la carte menu will also be available on a first come, first served basis.

Ticketed Reservations

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 and service fees

The first month of UMAMI ticketed reservations will be live next week!

A special pre-sale will be available to Travailian Local, Plus, and Prime members on Monday, Nov 19th. (Look for an email with pre-sale info Monday morning.)

Ticketed reservations will be live to the general public on Tuesday, Nov 20th.

Ongoing at Travail


Family Meal at Benny’s Diner

October & November | travail kitchen

Cozy in for those familiar down-home flavors with Chef Ben Feltmann's new diner-inspired menu full of comfort classics like chicken fried steak, johnnycakes, and even housemade sodas and malts. You'll get the best of breakfast, lunch, and supper all in one soulful, curated tasting menu available throughout October at Travail. Each meal consists of multiple courses served family style (or shared by your party). Dinner will be served at the 16 seat diner bar surrounding our second kitchen in the semi-private dining room, giving you that Travailian-style close up view of the chefs’ labor of love.

Also available with your meal is a curated beverage pairing made specifically for the current menu. Pairings may include wine, cocktails, beer, and house made juices. You may add beverage pairing tickets to your meal after selecting your seat quantities.

Seatings are available throughout October and November:
6pm on Wednesday and Thursdays
6pm & 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Tickets are sold in pairs, starting at $106 plus tax and gratuity for TWO people. (That’s $53 per person, yo!) When browsing available times, be sure to set your quantities in multiples of 2 or else it will show as sold out.

5:00 Seating 8:00 Seating
Wednesday $83 $88
Thursday $88 $93
Friday $104 $114
Saturday $114 $124

Travail's 20+ Course Chef's Tasting Menu

Travail serves an ever evolving tasting menu of 20+ courses with plates and ingredients changing by season and product availability. Our team of chefs are also your servers, and everyone takes part in developing the menu. We have an open kitchen, so you'll get a good look at the chefs hard at work plating and preparing each course. We try to make great food in a fun environment, so be prepared to get out of your seat and interact with your food in a whole new way.

To dine at Travail, guests must purchase a ticketed reservation. Also available with your meal is a curated beverage pairing featuring 7-10 drinks. Preview our available seating times and prices in the adjacent chart (prices listed are before service fees and tax.)

View All Events

If you’re not too picky and just want to get in the door, view all our events and available tickets at once at the link below.

Ticketed Reservations FAQ

For any questions about our ticketing system, what’s including, and what to expect at dinner, we’ve laid it all out for you on our FAQ page.