Excerpt from Star Tribune Table Talk article by Rick Nelson

5 Best Things Our Food Critic Ate in the Twin Cities This Week

Prime Rib Sandwich at Baldamar

After transforming a challenging lakeside Wayzata site into his hit 6Smith, restaurateur Randy Stanley has turned his attention eastward, settling on a lot just outside Rosedale shopping center and building a ‘beaut of a modern-day steakhouse from the ground up. (Side note: Welcome to Keeping Up With The Joneses, suburban shopping center edition: Restoration Hardware opens a glitzy restaurant in Southdale’s parking lot, and now Rosedale responds with this glammed-up property). The showy, wide-open space is filled with all kinds of handsome, expensive-looking touches, including walnut- and eucalyptus-trimmed walls and a bar topped with Calacatta gold marble from Italy’s Apuan mountains. After spying (and smelling) the steak frites at a nearby table, I thought I knew what I was having for lunch, but my server steered me toward this massive sandwich ($18.95) instead. I was not disappointed.

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Star Tribune Table Talk

October 18, 2019


minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Restaurateur Randy Stanley has a sequel in the works to 6Smith, the downtown Wayzata restaurant he opened in 2014.

Actually, “prequel” is the term Stanley prefers for Baldamar, the new steakhouse scheduled to open Oct. 16 near Rosedale Center in Roseville. His attempt to reverse-engineer a progenitor to industrial-chic 6Smith produced the just slightly more buttoned-up Baldamar, where the emphasis is on polish and service.

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Eater Twin Cities

Randy Stanley, the owner of Wayzata’s popular lakeside restaurant 6Smith is opening a steakhouse near Rosedale Center in the fall of next year. Baldamar will open near the new Von Maur department store on a parcel of land near the northeast section of the mall. The restaurant will be a rare fine dining option in the area with steaks, seafood, vegetables and sides along with some sandwiches for more budget-friendly menu options.

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minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

A steakhouse called Baldamar, conceived by Randy Stanley, the owner of the popular Wayzata-based restaurant 6Smith, will open at Rosedale Center next fall.

Baldamar will be built on an outparcel adjacent to the Von Maur parking lot. Stanley plans to break ground on the concept in March and open in October of 2019.

"Normally, in some environments, you wouldn't want to do a mall," Stanley said. "Rosedale is the city center for the eastern suburbs. I like what they're doing — they're evolving and heading towards small, local crafty retailers, which is the opposite of other malls in the Twin Cities."

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Twin Cities pioneer press

Steaks and shopping go hand in hand, right?

Maybe not, unless you’re shopping at the fancy new Von Maur in Rosedale Center.

Baldamar, a “modern American steakhouse for the urban suburban,” will offer just that opportunity in the fall of 2019. The restaurant is a new concept from local restaurateur Randy Stanley, who also owns Wayzata restaurant 6Smith.

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