A refreshed space adjacent to the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel (the former Sofitel) plays sophisticated and modern with crudo, house-made pasta, and some enormous steaks.
Lela has quickly become a well-loved dining destination in the south metro area. Known as a neighborhood restaurant and a go-to meeting place for the area's many businesses, Lela features handmade pastas, prime steaks and contemporary seafood crudos. An inviting, approachable atmosphere and an open kitchen concept, Lela is located at 5601 W. 78th Street, Minneapolis, on the northwest corner of I-494 and Highway 100. Lela's Executive Chef is Stewart Woodman, voted Best New Chef in 2006 by Food and Wine Magazine, and has received numerous other culinary honors, including being a three-time James Beard Foundation nominee. Woodman is known for using well-sourced ingredients both in classical and creative presentations. This dedication is the ideal pairing with Lela as this compliments the restaurant's same passion for excellence.
Lela features 206 seats in the dining room, bar and private dining areas, with additional patio seating outdoors. Lela is open Monday - Friday, breakfast to lunch: 6 AM - 2:30 PM; Saturday/Sunday, 7 AM - 2:30 PM; Sunday - Thursday, 5 PM - 10 PM; Friday/Saturday, 5 PM - 11 PM. Reservations are available on OpenTable. For more information, visit lelarestaurant.com or call (952) 656-5980.