CHAR

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Reservations recommended.

At Grand View Lodge’s new 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.

FALL/WINTER

Monday-Saturday | 5:30-9:00pm


JANUARY 21-24

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the main lodge will be closed during this time. Northwoods Pub will serve a limited menu at Cru during the following hours:

Lunch Monday-Thursday | 11:00am-5:30pm

Dinner Monday-Thursday | 5:30pm-9:00pm

Hours subject to change without notice.

BEGINNINGS

WALLEYE WILD RICE CAKE Hemp Seed Tabbouleh, Lemon Caper Remoulade | gf 13

ARTISAN CHEESE PLATTER Chef’s Selection of Three Artisan Cheeses | 18

WARM CRAB DIP Grilled French Bread | 13

SHRIMP COCKTAIL Traditional Cocktail Sauce, Fresh Lemon | 14

FLATBREAD Grilled Flatbread, Asparagus, Sun-dried Tomato Spread, Shaved Parmesan, Baby Arugula, Pine Nuts | 11


SOUP AND SIDE SALAD

CHEF’S SOUP OF THE DAY | 6

CHICKEN WILD RICE | 7

NORTHWOODS SALAD Mixed Greens, Apples, Dried Cranberries, Red Onions, Goat Cheese, Cranberry Pear Vinaigrette | gf 7 | Add Chicken 3


SPECIALTY SALADS

POACHED SHRIMP CAESAR Romaine, Croutons, Kalamata Olives, Heirloom Tomatoes, Red Onions, Shaved Parmesan, Caesar Dressing | 17

SHAVED STEAK SALAD Winter Greens, Roasted Pepitas, Orange Segments, Blue Cheese, Red Onion, Balsamic Vinaigrette | gf 17


FROM THE GRILL

SERVED WITH GRILLED ASPARAGUS

WHOLE ROAST PRIME RIB Certified Piedmontese Garlic Au Jus, Horseradish Cream | gf 12oz - 32 | 16oz - 38

10oz TOP SIRLOIN Certified Prime Black Angus | gf 32

7oz FILET OF BEEF Certified Black Angus | gf 38

16oz BONE-IN STRIP STEAK Certified Piedmontese | gf 46

16oz PAN-SEARED VEAL CHOP | gf 46

TANQUE VERDE RIBEYE Certified Black Angus 22oz Dry Aged Ribeye | gf 56

TOPPERS | 2 ea Smoked Blue Cheese, Cognac Sauce, Truffle Butter, Grilled King Oyster Mushrooms, Chimichurri, GVL IPA BBQ


FIELD AND STREAM

SERVED WITH GRILLED ASPARAGUS

PAN-SEARED RAINBOW TROUT (Driftless Fisheries - Austin, Minnesota) Oven-charred Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon Caper Remoulade | 25

COTE WALLEYE (Red Lake, Minnesota) Pan-fried, Broiled, or Blackened, Bacon-braised Sweet Corn | 27

CAVATAPPI ALLA VODKA Tomatoes, Baby Arugula, Mushrooms, Asparagus, Cavatappi Pasta, Tomato Vodka Cream Sauce | 20 | Add Chicken 3 | Add Shrimp 6

BBQ BABY BACK RIBS Grand View Dry Rub, Side of Hole in the Day IPA BBQ Sauce | gf 23

HALF ROASTED CHICKEN Lemon Chive Cream | 24


SIDES

GREAT FOR SHARING! | 7 ea

MINNESOTA WILD RICE PILAF Green Onions, Cranberries, Toasted Almonds | gf v

GRILLED KING OYSTER MUSHROOMS Garlic, Chives, Balsamic Reduction | gf v

LOADED BAKED POTATO

SMOKED CHEDDAR MAC AND CHEESE

TWICE-BAKED POTATO AU GRATIN

ROAST CAULIFLOWER Brie Cheese Sauce


gf Gluten Free | v Vegetarian


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WINES BY THE BOTTLE

REDS

Coppola ‘Directors Cut’ Cabernet Alexander Valley 2014 | 45

Ghost Pines Cabernet Napa/Sonoma 2015 | 50

Roth Estate Cabernet Alexander Valley 2015 | 55

Charles Krug Cabernet Napa 2014 | 60

Whitehall Lane Cabernet Napa 2014 | 70

Jordan Cabernet Alexander Valley 2013 | 90

Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Napa 2014 | 100

Picket Fence Pinot Noir Russian River 2014 | 40

Ponzi Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 | 60

Whitehall Lane Winery Merlot Napa 2013 | 50

1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel California 2015 | 40

Black Slate Priorat (Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah) Spain 2014 | 35

Yalumba ‘The Scribbler’ (Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz) Barossa 2014 | 40

Whitehall Lane Tre Leoni (Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah) Napa 2015 | 45

Trinchero ‘Mario’s Cabernet Napa 2013 | 9

Jones of Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope 2012 | 35

The Pessimist Blend (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel & Tannat) Paso Robles 2017 | 40

The Prisoner (Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Charbono) Napa 2016 | 70

Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo Piedmont 2013 | 75


WHITES, SPARKLING, ROSE

Blu Prosecco Italy | 25

Korbel Brut Sonoma | 30

Argyle Brut Oregon 2012 | 45

Dom Perignon Epernay 2003 | 200

Murphy Goode Minnesota Cuvee Chardonnay Sonoma 2014 | 30

Wente ‘Riva Ranch’ Chardonnay Livermore 2015 | 40

Chalk Hill Chardonnay Sonoma 2016 | 45

Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros 2016 | 60

Ferrari-Carano Pinot Grigio Sonoma 2016 | 30

Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017 | 30

Trinchero “Mary’s” Sauvignon Blanc Napa 2016 | 40


CELLAR SELECTION REDS

Andrea Orberto, Barolo Vingneto Rocche Piedmont DOCG 2011 | 150
Fruity aroma enhanced by a lively acidity with notes of leather and graphite.

Shafer ‘One Point Five’ Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 | 150
Round aromas of dark fruit and herbs followed by a mouth-filling blend of blackberry, black cherry, balsamic-infused strawberry, blueberry, cassis,herbs and mocha.

Cade Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013 | 160
Aromas of chocolate covered cherries, rose, raspberries, blueberry, and coco nibs. The palate is dense, rich, and thick.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars ‘SLV’ Napa 2013 | 200
Aromas of dark chocolate, currant, date, licorice and baking spice. The wine is full bodied with layered, complex flavors of black currant, wild berry, graphite and vanilla that lead to a bold, yet silky finish.

Goldschmidt Vineyard ‘Game Ranch’ Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville/Napa, 2012 | 225
Deep ruby-black; bright fruit aromas of plum and cherry jump from the glass. Also shows mocha, caramel, and violet accents. Fresh pomegranate, cherry, and raspberry flavors are beautifully framed in French Oak.

Opus One Napa 2013 | 400
Elegantly balanced, the acidity and core structure deliver a persistent finish with hints of dark chocolate.

Shafer ‘Hillside Select’ Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2011 | 350
Notes of subtle burning charcoal, blueberry, blackberry, and graphite, it has a bordelaise minerality with a Napa richness.

O’Shaunessy Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 2015 | 175
Inky purple to the rim, with notes of white flowers, licorice, forest floor and graphite, this wine exhibits classic mulberry, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit.

Leonetti Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla 2012 | 200
Beautifully complex, sultry nose of dark fruits, including plum and cassis with dried herbs. 96 pts.


MINNESOTA WINES

Carlos Creek Winery Minnescato! Alexandria | 25
Moscato style wine made from Cold Hearty grape varieties. Fun, fruity, sparkling, and delicious.

Chankaska Creek Marquette Kasota 2015 | 30
Bold red wine bright with cherry, lavender, smoke, and spice

Carlos Creek Winery Harvest Red Alexandria 2015 | 30
A blend of Minnesota grapes, this medium bodied wine with light tannins is a delicious and easy drinking red.


WINES BY THE GLASS

WHITES & SPARKLING

Blu Prosecco Italy, NV | 8

Francis Ford Coppola ‘Sophia’ Rosé Monterey 2016 | 7

Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017 | 8

Charles & Charles Riesling Washington 2016 | 7

Murphy Good Minnesota Chardonnay Sonoma 2014 | 8

Chalk Hill Chardonnay Sonoma 2016 | 12


REDS

Roth Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2015 | 14

1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel California 2015 | 10

Caposaldo Moscato Italy, NV | 6

Ferrari Carano Pinot Grigio Sonoma 2016 | 8

Toad Hollow Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi 2014 | 7

Steelhead Pinot Noir North Coast 2016 | 8

Jones of Washington Merlot Wahluke Slope 2012 | 9


COCKTAILS

CHAR MM MANHATTAN
Makers Mark 46, St Germaine, Dashfire Orange Bitters, Filthy Cherry Juice

CLASSIC LEMON DROP MARTINI
Tattersall Vodka, Lemon Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Mint

OLD HELL OLD FASHION
Crooked Waters Old Hell Roaring Bourbon, Dashfire Orange Bitters, Orange, Filthy Cherries

LAVENDER GIN SMASH
Vikre Boreal Juniper Gin, Lavender Simple Syrup, Muddled Lemon and Mint, Lemonade, Soda

APPLE BRANDY MAPLE SOUR
Crooked Waters MinneApple Brandy, Grand Marnier, Fresh Lemon Juice, Minnesota Maple Syrup

APPLE CRANBERRY SWEDISH MULE
Vikre Voyager Aquavit, Barrits Ginger Beer, Cranberry Juice, Apple Juice

HONEY SAGE COCKTAIL
Buffalo Trace, Honey Sage Syrup, Orange Twist

SNOWFLAKE MARTINI
Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Godive Chocolate Liquor, Cream, Vanilla Sugar Rim

CHAR MAPLE GINGER TEA
Hot Ginger Tea, Knob Creek, Lemon Juice, Minnesota Maple Syrup


TAP BEER

JACK PINE DUCK POND BROWN ALE

SUMMIT SAGA IPA

BEAER ISLAND SWEET MISS CHOCOLATE OATMEAL STOUT


BOTTLE BEER

BUD

MILLER LIGHT

COORS LIGHT

MICHELOB GOLDEN DRAFT LIGHT

SCHELL’S FIREBRICK

STELLA ARTOIS

SUMMIT EPA

O’DOUL’S AMBER

BLUE MOON

GRAIN BELT NORDEAST

CRISPIN CIDER

SURLY FURIOUS


SMALL BATCH BOURBONS

BASIL HAYDEN’S

BLANTON’S

BUFFALO TRACE

CROOKED WATER OLD HELL ROARING

KNOB CREEK

KNOB CREEK RYE

MAKER’S MARK 46

WOODFORD RESERVE


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