Walker Art Center

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Come in from the cold and see some art: Free gallery admission January 10–February 7.

Esker Grove

Esker Grove

Sitting at the base of the Walker’s new hillside addition to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Esker Grove provides Walker visitors a chance to relax, chat, and enjoy chef Doug Flicker’s cuisine along with craft beer, artisan cocktails, and Spyhouse Coffee service.

Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch (February). Patio dining opens this spring. Walker members save 10% on food and nonalcoholic beverages.

See the menu and make reservations at eskergrove.com.


  • Lunch: Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–2 pm
  • Dinner: Tuesday–Sunday, 5–9 pm
  • Open Late Friday-Saturday until 10 pm
  • Spyhouse Coffee Service: Tuesday–Friday, 9 am–11 am

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Meet Doug Flicker

Doug Flicker

Blessed with a natural talent and a passion for the craft, chef Doug Flicker possesses a humble assuredness that comes with years of hard work and dedication. Leading the Minnesota culinary community in forward-thinking, cuisine-focused dining experiences, Flicker shines as a restaurateur and culinary artist. He opened Piccolo in January 2010 to critical acclaim. In 2013, he and his wife opened a second restaurant, Sandcastle, on Lake Nokomis. With his newest venture Esker Grove, Flicker brings a layered sensory experience—taste, visual, texture, and aroma—to his artfully inspired food.