Lyndale Tap House has emerged from the gold-hued chrysalis that was once jP American Bistro and is attempting to fill the void the Uptown Bar left when it was ripped from the landscape in the name of progress. Egg-centric brunch on weekends? Check. Mega flat-screen TVs blaring SportsCenter or the game? Check. Eighteen beers, mostly domestic with a few craft selections? Check. So what’s different? Well, lots. For starters, the food, which includes mussels in beer with ancho chilies and garlic sausage ($9.95), above-average wood-grilled burgers ($7.95 to $9.95), and the signature pit-beef sandwich, which is spice-rubbed, slow-cooked to melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, thin-sliced, and served on an onion bun with horseradish sauce ($8.95). They even serve a custom blended bloody Mary. If only you could take the glass.
2937 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls., 612-825-6150, thelyndale.com