Holman’s Table is a dining experience that celebrates the spirit of travel, encouraging guests to relax and embark from the everyday. Diners can expect fresh, modern, sophisticated dishes complimented by a beautifully classic bar and wine list.
The gorgeous space captures the beau monde essence of jet set travel, lending guests the luxurious sense of finding themselves at the center of the world. Join us in the Dining Room for an unforgettable dinner, or grab drinks & bar snacks in Cora's Lounge. Fly in and park your plane on the tarmac (for real). Dine al fresco on our tarmac patio in the warmer Minnesota months.
Holman's Table is owned & operated locally by ALLY Restaurants. Started by two friends, Troy Reding & Brad Sorenson, over a bump of bourbon. They decided to open a restaurant in their community where they could have great food & meet up with friends over a drink.
Rock Elm Tavern opened in Plymouth September of 2015. An opportunity arose to rebuild a restaurant in a historic airport terminal in preparation for the 2018 Superbowl hosted in Minneapolis. Holman's Table was added to the lineup in January 2018 boasting a different dining experience from its sister restaurant.
With business growing, Reding & Sorenson decided to open another Rock Elm in Maple Grove in a newly constructed area next to the Maple Grove Hospital. The third brick & mortar opened September 2018. The scratch fare of Rock Elm is also available on the road with the Rock Elm Rig food truck. Watch for it at Twin Cities breweries, or contact us to have the Rig at your next private event.
Charles W. "Speed"
1898 - 1931
Holman was born in Minneapolis and grew up a daredevil. Early pranks and motorcycle racing earned him the nickname "Speed." He learned to fly at the Security Aircraft Company at Speedway Field in 1920, did some parachute jumps and received his first airplane as a gift from his father. Stunting and cross-country racing became his passion. His name became a household word, and when the newly organized Northwest Airways looked for its first pilot, they hired Speed. He became Operations Manager and pioneered air mail routes across Wisconsin and into North Dakota.
His airline career was punctuated by wins in national air races, including the prestigious Thompson Trophy Race in 1930, part of the National Air Races in Chicago. Holman set a looping record that stood for many years*; visited every corner of the State, lobbying the cities to build airports; was considered one of the country's top aerobatic pilots; and every fragment of his life was spectacular. Such was his death during an impromptu aerobatic performance at the dedication of the Omaha Airport. His funeral was the largest in state history, with a hundred thousand persons turning out along the funeral route and at the cemetery.
*His 1,433 consecutive loops over the St. Paul Airport is one of many stories to inspire Holman's Table.
Biography & history provided by Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame, 2017