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At Grand View Lodge’s steakhouse, CHAR, you will experience classic traditions seared with flavors that sizzle. Committed to excellence, we source only the finest ingredients. Here you will find premium craft steaks, along with local fish and produce—prepared with care. CHAR also features Minnesota beer, spirits, and a unique selection of Old World, New World, and Minnesota wines. Smoked, seared, roasted, or grilled; we let our craft speak for itself.

Daily | 5:00pm-9:00pm

Governor’s Executive Order allows only 4 people per table, unless a family, then a max of 6 people.

Hours subject to change without notice.


Blue Crab Cakes Lump Crab, Crispy Prosciutto, Asparagus Cream | 14

Braised Pork Belly Local White Marble Farms
Fried crisp and tossed with GVL Dry Rub, Carolina BBQ Drizzle, Hot Honey | 12

Steak Bruschetta Roasted Tomatoes, Avocado, Scallions, Loide’s Tuscan Herb Olive Oil | 18

Tuna Poke Nachos Fried Wontons, Ginger Wakame, Daikon Radish, Scallions, Wasabi Aioli,
Avocado, Sesame Seeds, Sesame Glaze | 18

Soup and Side Salad

Soup of the Day cup - 6 | bowl - 8

Cauliflower Bisque cup - 6 | bowl - 8 gf

GVL Summer Salad Segmented Citrus Fruit, Avocado, Feta Cheese, Pickled Onions,
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Passionfruit Vinaigrette | 14 gf

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad Napa Cabbage, Celery, Red Peppers, Sliced Radishes, Crushed Peanuts, Sesame Ponzu Dressing | 21 gf

Roasted Beet Salad Greens, Farro, Blue Cheese, Pickled Onions, Bacon, Pistachios Creamy Avocado Dressing | 14 gf

From the Grill

All Items may be served as a Gluten Friendly option.

Whole Roast Prime Rib Garlic Au Jus, Horseradish Cream 12oz - 33 | 16oz - 40

10oz Top Sirloin | 33

7oz Filet of Beef | 45

14oz Ribeye | 46

14oz New york Strip Steak | 44

Toppers | 2 ea
Smoked Blue Cheese | GVL Steak Sauce | Roasted Garlic Butter
Wild Mushrooms | Chimichurri

Field and Stream

Pan-Seared Duroc Pork Tenderloin Blueberry Gastrique, Sweet Potato Crisps | 28 gf

Cote Family Walleye Your choice of Pan-fried, Broiled, Cranberry-crusted or Blackened,
Bacon-braised Sweet Corn | 28

Wild Mushroom Gnocchi Baby Spinach, Butternut Squash, Roasted Tomatoes,
Brown Butter Sage Sauce | 20
Add Chicken - 3 | Add Shrimp - 6

Char Pasta Lavender Butter-poached Lobster, Asparagus, Artichoke Hearts,
Campanelle Pasta tossed in EVOO | 29
Add Shrimp - 6


Minnesota Wild Rice Pilaf Green Onions, Cranberries, Toasted Almonds | 7 gf v

Wild Mushrooms Garlic, Chives, Balsamic Reduction | 7 gf v

Boursin Mac and Cheese | 7

Roasted Butternut Squash Brown Butter Sage Sauce | 7 gf

Twice-Baked Au Gratin | 7 gf

Loaded Sweet Potato Butter, Cinnamon, Marshmallows, Pecans | 7 gf

gf Gluten Friendly | v Vegetarian

Updated June 2020. Menus subject to change without notice.


Summer Drinks


Blood Orange Spritz Malfy Con Arancia Gin, Aperol, Prosecco | 12

Lavender Martini Lemoncello, Lavender, Grey Goose Vodka | 13

Summer Sun Martini Absolut Grapefruit, Kettle One Biotical, Basil | 13


Gold Rush Knob Creek, Mike’s Hot Honey, Lemon | 12

Char Old Fashioned Old Hell, Cherry, Dashfire Orange Bitters | 11

Berry Mojito Bacardi Lime, Fresh Berries, Mint | 10

Tap Beer

Stargrazer German Schwarzbier Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jack Pine Dead Branch Baxter, Minnesota

Splinter Cat IPA Nisswa, Minnesota

Bottle Beer

Bud | Coors Light | Miller Lite | Michelob Golden Draft Light | Stella Artois | Summit EPA
Blue Moon | Grain Belt Nordeast | Surly Furious - Minneapolis, MN | Crispin Cider | O’Douls Amber

Small Batch Bourbon

Knob Creek | Knob Creek Rye | Maker’s Mark 46 | Blanton’s | Buffalo Trace
Crooked Water Old Hell Roaring - St. Paul, Minnesota | Driftless Glenn Bourbon - Baraboo, Wisconsin
Woodford Reserve | Basil Hayden’s | Angel Envy

Updated June 2020. Menus subject to change without notice.


By the Glass


Blu Prosecco Italy, NV | 8

Lunetta Prosecco Italy, NV | 8

Caposaldo Moscato Italy, NV | 7

Ferrari Carano Rosé Sonoma, 2017 | 7

Cavazza Pinot Grigio Italy, 2018 | 7

Two Mountain Riesling Washington, 2018 | 8

Seven Terraces Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand, 2018 | 9

Sand Point Chardonnay Lodi, 2017 | 8

Chalk Hill Chardonnay Sonoma, 2017 | 12

• RED •

Steelhead Pinot Noir California, 2016 | 8

Basel Cellars Merlot Washington, 2016 | 10

Drumheller Cabernet Sauvignon Washington, 2016 | 8

Chop Shop Cabernet Sauvignon California, 2016 | 12

1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel California, 2016 | 10

Two Mountain Hidden Horse Washington, 2015 | 9

15 for $30

Complete your meal with one of our specially selected wines offered at the value price of $30.

• RED •

J. Lohr Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir Monterey 2016

OZV Zinfandel Lodi 2017

Wente, Sandstone Merlot Livermore 2014

Smashberry (Merlot, Cabernet, Petite Sirah) California 2016

Domaine Rouge Bleu Dentelle (Carignan-Grenache) France 2012

Frescobaldi Remole Toscana 2017

Tournon Matilda Shiraz Australia 2017

Barnard Griffin Cabernet Sauvignon Washington 2015

Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore 2016

Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015


L’Agnostique Rosé France 2017

Ferrari Carano Pinot Grigio California 2017

Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa 2017

Louis Latour Ardeche Chardonnay France 2016

After Dinner

Save room for our enticing selections of desserts, ports, sipping whiskies, brandies and rums.

Updated June 2020. Menus subject to change without notice.