Downtown fare with upscale flair

​If you’re in SimplyGrand Forks and find yourself yearning for a restaurant with an eclectic urban feel, The Toasted Frog fills the bill.

Their carefully crafted menu, with dishes that are both creative and delicious, may not be pages long but it offers something for every taste bud.

The Toasted Frog is located in a beautiful historic downtown building at 124 North 3rd Street. In December of 2005, Grand Forks natives Shawn Clapp and Jon Holth acquired the space and began creation of “The Frog”, thus realizing a longtime dream. After months of remodeling, staff hiring and training, and menu development, the restaurant opened its doors to the public on May 1, 2006.

With its casual metropolitan atmosphere, extensive martini and wine lists, diverse food, and professional staff, The Toasted Frog has become a popular destination for both locals and visitors. Some of the most frequently ordered items on the menu include the Fried Cheesy Pickles, Wild Mushroom Lavosh, Wood-Fired Pork Belly & Egg Pizza, Mahi-Mahi Tacos, Open Faced Caprese Melt, Moroccan Spiced Lamb Burger, Sodbuster Short Ribs, Gorgonzola Butter Filet Mignon, Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin and nightly specials like Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Coffee Encrusted Sirloin and Asian Seared Tuna. When it comes to decadent desserts, The Frog offers some of the best you’ll find anywhere…from Pear Pie with Cinnamon Ice Cream to the Wood-Fired S’mores, it’s a perfectly sweet way to top off a perfect meal.

Shawn and Jon began their careers in Grand Forks, and combined have over 40 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. They previously worked at the acclaimed Sanders 1907 before moving to Fargo to manage the renovated Hotel Donaldson restaurant and lounge. The dynamic culinary duo have always called Greater Grand Forks home and were anxious to return. They are thrilled to have created an establishment that is a huge asset to the community and surely a permanent fixture for years to come.

The Toasted Frog is open Monday through Saturday, from 4 p.m. to close. You must be at least 21 years of age to enter. For more details, go to To make a reservation, call 701-772-3764. The Frog will also be offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14, however; seating fills quickly and reservations are required.

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