Locally-Made Cheese Board or Fondue and Wine or Beer for Two at Eichten's Bistro & Market (Up to 46% Off)

Center City

147 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Pairs can share two glasses of wine or draft beer over a board of locally-made cheese or a pot of creamy fondue served with crusty bread

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Must provide 21+ ID to receive alcoholic beverages. Does not include Tax or Gratuity Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for a market cheese board and two glasses of wine or beer ($39.99 value)
  • $22 for choice of fondue and two glasses or wine or beer ($40.99 value)

The market cheese board is decorated with a variety of locally-made cheeses, plus bison sausage, crackers, bread, and fruit. Fondue is available in a variety of styles, such as chipotle pepper gouda, and comes with cubes of crusty bread for dipping.

Eichten's Bistro & Market

Cuisine Type: American comfort food
Established: 1980
Reservations: Optional
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Bison burger
Kid-friendly: Yes
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery/Takeout Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes

It's hard to find a restaurant more worthy of the term "farm-to-table" than Eichten's Market & Cafe. The earliest version of the eatery—a cheese market and deli—opened in the late '80s to provide customers with direct access to the products produced on the Eichten family farm.

Originally dairy farmers, Joe and Mary Eichten expanded their operation in the mid 1970s, when word spread that The University of Minnesota was looking for local farmers to create European-style cheese. The Eichtens answered the call and whipped up their first wheel of Dutch gouda cheese, which still sits in a display on the family farm when it isn't busy doing its chores. Today, the farm churns out approximately 15 varieties of gouda, plus 12 varieties of gouda spreads, and Mary’s own tilsit cheese.

In the late '80s, the couple added healthy, low-fat bison to their product line, and in the early 2000s, after realizing the big demand for specialty food products, they remodeled their store and opened a full restaurant. There, guests can pair wine and beer with Eichten Farms' gourmet cheese boards, gouda fondue, and a number of fresh, bison entrees, including bison chili and burgers.

Customer Reviews

147 Ratings

Nice atmosphere, good food. Fondue for two could easily feed three to four people.
Phyllis S. · March 11, 2016
The meat and cheese platter is more than enough food to feed 2 people for lunch or dinner. It was very good. Great beer menu. This was a lovely, and quaint restaurant. Very small, so if you plan to go on a weekend evening, be prepared, but it will be worth it.
Jodi T. · March 1, 2016
Unbelievable cheese fondue! Better than melting pot! Great service! Fun date night! Cute shop within restaurant!
Teresa S. · January 16, 2016
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    16440 Lake Blvd. (Highway 8)

    Center City, MN 55012

    +16512571566

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