Zeitgeist Restaurant Reopens
DULUTH, Minn. — After nearly 18 months the Zeitgeist Restaurant finally reopened its doors to the public after hosting several pop-up restaurants throughout the pandemic.
Among the changes, customers can expect no longer having the option to tip your server.
After hiring a new general manager and executive chef with 17 years of experience the restaurant is back open with a new and improved menu.
It features some old favorites, along with some reimagined foods to showcase contemporary American food while also honoring the northland region.
“A lot of people will be trying these things for the first time at zeitgeist anyway as far as things they might have been familiar with. We’ve kind of taken this as an opportunity to do some new things so we are excited to share that with the world,” Zeitgeist General Manager, Nick Weinhandl says.
Along with the changes they made to the menu, the restaurant will be eliminating tips for staff.
Instead, it will be implementing a 20-percent hospitality charge, they say to help provide a higher wage for their workers.
“Which definitely provides more of a collaborative effort between the front of house and back of house. It kinda creates this mentality where we are all in this together no matter what the job role is which has been a really cool shift in the industry into something fun for us to see as our team,” Zeitgeist Business Manager, Sara Rolfson says.
Currently, the restaurant is open Thursday Friday and Saturday for dinner.
They are looking to expand those hours once they bring in more staff.