New French restaurant from chef David Fhima to open in mid-May in a historic Minneapolis building

Maison Margaux, the newest restaurant project from chef David Fhima and his family, will open Friday, May 12, in the former Ribnick Building on the North Loop in Minneapolis.

Chef David Fhima of Fhima’s Minneapolis. (Courtesy of Fhima Minneapolis)

Along with a main dining room serving modern Parisian dishes, Maison Margaux also includes a speakeasy-style underground bar and third-floor event space. He the restaurant has been under development for more than a year.

Reservations will be available on April 24.

Fhima and her family also run Fhima’s, a fine-dining restaurant with Moroccan and French influences, and Mother Dough Bakery, both in downtown Minneapolis. He is also the executive chef for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx.

The building was built in the 1880s and, between 1945 and 2021, was the home of Ribnick Luxury Outerwear, the last fur retailer in the Twin Cities.

Margaux House: 224 First St. N., Minneapolis; 612-900-1800;

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