Red Stag Menu

The Red Stag Supperclub serves contemporized supper club fare, classic cocktails, and an extensive beer & wine list. We're committed to supporting local & organic agriculture through our menus.

The Red Stag opened on November 26th, 2007 as the first LEED-CI registered restaurant project in Minnesota. Please always feel free to contact us with constructive criticism!

Chef J.P. Samuelson

Samuelson began working as Sous Chef at Loring Café at age 21, and he eventually moved onto Mason Guilbert to work as Baker for two years. For three years after, he cooked at the acclaimed D’Amico Cucina before moving to New York City in order to broaden his chef perspective.

In Manhattan, he served as Saucier at Bouley, a prestigious restaurant owned by David Bouley that received four-star ratings from the New York Times seven years in a row. He then moved on to Tropica and Judson Grill, also in Manhattan, and cooked under the noted Ed Brown.


Shortly after, he returned to Minneapolis, and he and his wife, Cheryl, assisted Chris Paddock in opening Bobino in Northeast Minneapolis. He then returned to D’Amico Cucina and worked as Executive Chef for three years. In 2000, he opened his own restaurant, jP American Bistro. Even though jP’s was a local success, he ultimately decided his heart was in the kitchen, and he swapped business duties for an Executive Chef position at Solera Cocina de Espana in downtown Minneapolis.

From Solera, Samuelson worked as Executive Chef at Soprano’s Italian Kitchen, where he was able to refine his innate Italian cooking skills. He then relaunched the Figlio Brand for Kaskaid Hospitality before working with Randy Stanley as a consultant to develop the menu and brand of 6Smith in Wayzata. He has taught cooking classes at Cook’s of Crocus Hill and the Arts Institute International.

Organizations supporting local and organic agriculture

Some links to organizations supporting local and organic agriculture and in our area & beyond:

Alliance for Sustainability
Land Stewardship Project
Renewing The Countryside
Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
Twin Cities Green Guide
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy
Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network
Local Harvest

A special thanks to the farmers and producers that made this menu possible: Fischer Farms, Dry Weather Creek Mill, Star Prairie, Larry Shultz Organic Farm, Pastures A’ Plenty.