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  • Review Count
    4
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    June 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    September 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
26pt2runner's Reviews
 
Forepaugh’s Restaurant is located in a beautiful Victorian mansion in the lovely Irvine Park area of Downtown St. Paul; a stones throw from Excel Energy Center and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The building itself is a gorgeous, multi-functional (read: wifi), state of the art venue disguised as a charming, quaint and thoroughly authentic Victorian mansion. The seven intimate and artfully decorated dining rooms straddle the past and future gracefully, featuring both period décor and brilliantly conceived, cutting edge New American Cuisine. The wine list is expansive and supported by a wine cellar/chef tasting room that is available for small, intimate gatherings. The bar, comfortable and cozy, --featuring the finest in distinctive liquors and specialty drinks. And the service is excellent. Join us for a big night or a cozy romantic dinner. Business groups, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and parties of any shape or size are encouraged.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
An off night
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We've dined at Forpaugh's a number of times and although often slowly paced - think European pacing, we felt the experience was gentile and relaxed. On this particular night however, it was annoying. Our bread arrived after our salads which took almost 40 minutes. Shortly thereafter our server announced that they had run out of the Salmon I had ordered. Which meant another 40 minute wait and a mismatched bottle of wine which we had ordered with the original entree in mind. We were offered desert on the house, which we accepted if only because the portions were so small we were still hungry. We departed after 2-1/2 hours, which left no time for other activities we had planned for the evening. It may be a while before we return."
Dined on 9/05/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Good food that is not pretentious. This is the motto of Brown Dog Cafe owner and executive chef, Shawn McCoy. McCoy and his culinary team offer spirited, playful dishes that reflect the diverse influences on American food today. The Brown Dog Cafe continues to specialize in wild game preparation, such as rabbit, duck, venison and boar. <br /><br />The Brown Dog Cafe provides casual fine dining for personal as well as business dinners. Our bar is a fun, personable place for drinks.<br /><br />The Brown Dog Cafe also provides catering for any size event.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A most welcome surprise!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2005
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I researched Brown Dog in advance of a business trip and liked the menu but had some doubt that it could really be as good as it looked. It was better. Our entire party was still bragging about their meals the next day as one in our group arrived late and missed the rest of us and ended up at Bob Evans. Boy did he blow it! We'll be back!"
Dined on 9/02/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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So Classic They Named a City After It. Business or romance, lunch or dinner, casual or upscale, The St. Paul Grill is many things to many people. This Saint Paul icon features a classic, yet surprisingly diverse menu ranging from prime steaks and thick-cut chops, to succulent poultry and fresh seafood. The Grill is known for its classic bar offering the Twin Cities' finest selection of rare spirits and wines, served by friendly and experienced bartenders who know how to mix the perfect cocktail. From the incredible food, generous cocktails and outstanding wines, to the impeccable service and unrivaled location overlooking Rice Park and near the Ordway Theater and Xcel Energy Center, The St. Paul Grill has a reputation that spans generations. It's the kind of place that has regulars, and makes new ones all the time. Read the reviews, or better yet, ask anyone who has spent time in the Twin Cities and you'll find The St. Paul Grill is "A Favorite on Everyone's List."
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Special Occasion
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The SPG is out go-to place for special occasions. The food is always prepared to perfection - we particularly like the fish options, and the service is exemplary."
Dined on 6/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Welcome to 300 East, a Dilworth establishment! We serve an American-Eclectic menu in a casual atmosphere. We specialize in providing friendly hospitality, preparing fresh creative cuisine, and facilitating good times.<br /><br />We invite you to enjoy a grass fed burger and local craft pint at our intimate bar. Slide into a high-backed vintage booth, and savor the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, Hanger Steak or Grilled Filet, Chef Kris’ daily seafood special, and a housemade dessert. Choose from a carefully curated list of food-friendly, affordable wines, and share the Marinated Goat Cheese appetizer or a seasonal pizza with friends on the patio facing East Boulevard.<br /><br />300 East is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve you for any occasion. We look forward to your visit!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice Neighborhood Cafe
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/09/2014
 2005
Dined on 6/09/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Casual ambiance with upscale cuisine. Service was unpretentious and efficient. My server was very knowledgable on all things menu - both food and drink. Very enjoyable meal."
Dined on 6/09/2014
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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