In the few years since it opened, Revival has remained one of the most popular spots in Minneapolis, and spawned a sibling branch in nearby St. Paul.
Revival co-owners Nick Rancone and chef Thomas Boemer were well known for Minneapolis' beloved Corner Table before launching fried chicken spot Revival, first in Minneapolis and then in St. Paul, Minn.
There are a lot of Southern specialties and comfort foods on the menu.
The hush puppies, fried logs of cornmeal, are excellent here, among the best you will ever find, crunchy outside and tender and moist inside. The dish works as a starter or a side.
Fried chicken is the signature dish at Revival and rightfully so. Locally farmed birds are marinated for days and then fried in lard.
The poultry at Revival simply cannot be beat in these parts.
The fried pork rinds at Revival are delicious and addictive.
The Slow Smothered Steak is Revival's take on chicken fried steak, and the breading goes perfectly with the meat, as does the country-style gravy, over easy egg, string beans and mashed potatoes.
Revival serves the cheddar drop biscuits that originated at sister restaurant, Corner Table.
Revival is a chef-driven eatery where ingredients are carefully chosen and almost everything is made from scratch including the house hot sauces on every table.
Revival has a simple bistro-style feel with wood floors and tables close to one another.