Saint Paul’s restaurant scene
Many locals favor succulent ribs, broiled steaks or pasta specialties.
A Grand Avenue favorite is Dixie’s on Grand specializing in smoke-house
specialties as well as southern favorites such as Jambalaya, blackened cat-fish, seafood gumbo and key lime pie.
695 Grand Ave.
If it’s Minnesota’s famous walleye pike you’re looking for, visit Tavern on Grand where it’s the specialty.
For dessert or coffee, stroll into Cafe Latte or Bread and Chocolate for killer
And for the Twin Cities best ice cream, served in fresh waffle cones, a stop at the Grand Old Creamery
is a must. Not surprisingly, some of Saint Paul’s finest restaurants are in restored mansions
or historic buildings.
750 Grand Ave, St. Paul.
One of the city’s loveliest Victorian houses is also one of its
favorite French restaurants, Forepaugh’s. The restaurant faces the home of
Alexander Ramsey, first territorial governor of Minnesota. You can dine in one
of nine 19th Century dining rooms, each named for a past governor.
276 Exchange St. S, St. Paul.
The award-winning St. Paul Grill is one of the area’s most renowned restaurants.
Located in the historic Saint Paul Hotel and overlooking Rice Park, this restaurant
is casual upscale. It features the freshest American food items simply pre-
350 Market St., St. Paul.
Just across the street is the critically acclaimed Pazzaluna, serving up
authentic Italian cuisine in a warm and engaging atmosphere.
360 Saint Peter St
More great selections line St. Peter Street.
Meritage is a delightful new French
bistro and bar, and Great Water’s Brewing Company is a local brewpub serving
up handcrafted beers and a casual menu with patio seating on Seventh Place Mall.
410 Saint Peter St., St. Paul.
An architectural classic that shouldn't be missed is Mickeys Diner, where you can enjoy juke box music 24 hours
a day with your eggs and hash browns. Sitting in the shadow of the Travelers insurance company in the heart of the city on St. Peter and Seventh streets., Mickey's is
an internationally famous example of streamline modern design in a classic 1930s diner. It has earned a spot
on the National Register of Historic Places and in the hearts of downtown diners.
36 Seventh St. W, St. Paul.
If it’s Japanese fare you prefer, try Sakura on St. Peter and Fourth Street
in the historical Lowry Building across from The Saint Paul Hotel.
Authentic Japanese entrees, soups, sushi and bento boxes are available daily at this newly expanded Saint Paul favorite.
350 Saint Peter St., St Paul.
Cafe Minnesota, located in the Minnesota History Center, offers delicious homemade soups, salads and daily entree specials at very reasonable prices.
Sunday brunch is also a favorite here, following a visit to the nearby Cathedral.
345 Kellogg Blvd W.
When the temperature soars in July and August, Saint Paulites prefer to dine outdoors under fringed umbrellas.
W.A. Frost, in historic Cathedral Hill, allows diners to enjoy outdoor dining in the warm months or to sit
by wood-burning fireplaces in the colder months.
374 Selby Avenue, St. Paul
Fabulous Fern’s, Costello’s, Il Vesco Vino and La Grolla are other excellent choices, all neatly tucked behind the Cathedral on Selby Avenue.
No matter which neighborhood you prefer to dine in, you can be assured that many tantalizing options await.
Il Vesco Vino, 579 Selby Ave, St. Paul
Costello’s, 393 Selby Ave, St. Paul
La Grolla, 452 Selby Ave, St. Paul