New day at Nighthawks: Local restauranteur takes over management at the popular late-night spot

The evening street scene outside Nighthawks Diner in Minneapolis // Photo by Daniel Murphy

The evening street scene outside Nighthawks Diner in Minneapolis // Photo by Daniel Murphy

Nighthawks Diner, located in the Kingfield neighborhood of South Minneapolis, is officially under the management of Bartmann Group, which also manages hotspots around town like Tiny Diner, Red Stag Supperclub, and Bryant-Lake Bowl & Theatre. The restaurant’s future became uncertain in January when it lost its chef Landon Schoenefeld, though this move signals good things to come for the diner and its more intimate dining space, Birdie.

“With Landon’s blessing, we’ve taken on the management of Nighthawks. Our intention is, as always, to bring quality food to the neighborhood,” says Kim Bartmann of Bartmann Group. “We’ll be getting pop-ups and events back into the Birdie space, and continuing with a kick-ass brunch.”

Details on what’s to come are still up in the air, but customers can expect a few modern changes to the space as well as a refreshed menu with the same new twist on classic diner fare. “We will still be honoring the original intentions of Nighthawks,” says Bartmann, “[though] we might add a vegetable or two.”

 
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