128 Café

128 Café
Max Thompson has taken over this old familiar basement eatery and given it a fresh, cheffy eye. You can still find the ribs you're looking for, but also try some braised beef cheeks, barabcoa tamales, or anything hit with housemade Twang hot sauce.


Type: American

Price: $$$

Features: Kid-friendly, Outdoor Dining, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible

Meals: Dinner

Neighborhood(s): Selby/Grand, St. Paul

From 128 Café


Dinner — $30

Appetizer (Choose one):

  • Hand Pulled Mozzarella 
    olive oil, bread 
  • Mussels 
    leeks, endive, blue cheese, orange cream 
  • Farmers Market Gazpacho 
    twelve vegetables, avocado, tortilla & mint 
  • Brown Rice Salad 
    local greens, preserved lemon vinaigrette, heirloom tomatoies 

Entrée (Choose one):

  • Nola Burger  
  • crawfish remoulade, poblano slaw, tasso aioli, pickles & chips 
    make it a steak $5

  • Crispy Walleye Shore Lunch 
  • Minnesota potato salad, bacon, tartar sauce, twang 

  • Orean Noodles
    house kimchi, maitake, asian pear & diakon pickles, farm egg, scallions 
  • Baby Back Ribs 
    black-eyed pea salad, cornbread pudding, sweet & spicy sauce- half rack 
    full rack - $8 supplement

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Buttermilk Panna Cotta 
    cherry preserves, almond nougatine 
  • Chocolate Torte 
    carmelized cocoanibs, espresso caramel 
  • Izzy's Ice Cream
    vanilla bean or salted caramel