GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Matty O’Reilly and JD Fratzke recently opened Bar Brigade, an old Italian restaurant turned new French-influenced bistro in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul.

The intimate and quaint French tavern is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and offers a small selection of seasonal salads, small plates, vegetable sides and seasonal entrees.

O'Reilly is also the owner of Republic, Red River Kitchen food truck and City House. With Bar Brigade, he and Fratzke aimed to recreate a 1920s-style, Hemingway-in-Paris, jazz-era feel.

More information is available online.

Bar Brigade is now open in the Mac-Groveland neighborhood of St. Paul.