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- Sports Bars & Brew Pubs
128 Cleveland Ave. N.
Upscale dining with a changing menu of fresh and seasonal ingredients. $$
American Burger Bar
354 Wabasha St. N.
The ultimate handcrafted burger den. $$
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
6 Sixth St. W.
Opening on Wabasha in September 2011 $$
350 St. Peter St.
Build your own pizza for dine-in or take-out. $
Axel's Bonfire on Grand
850 Grand Ave.
American and Southwestern cuisine with a creative bar service and live music. $$
Babani’s Kurdish Restaurant
544 Saint Peter St.
Authentic menu offers a Kurdish take on cuisine. $
432 University Ave. W.
Balancing the five fundamental tastes: spicy, sour, sweet, salty, and sharp. $
Bangkok Thai Deli
315 University Ave. W.
When you see the mosaic-tiled chimney, you’ve come to the right place (one of the publisher’s favorites). $
720 Grand Ave.
Grand Avenue location with inspired Mediterranean cuisine. $$
Barrio Tequila Bar
235 Sixth St. E.
Meet across from Mears Park for happy hour: tacos, enchiladas, seafood, chicken, ribs, or steak. $$
Bennett’s Chop & Rail House
1305 Seventh St. W.
A casual steakhouse atmosphere with nightly specials for top-of-the-line cuts. $$
Big Daddy’s BBQ
625 University Ave.
Old-fashioned BBQ across from the Rondo Library, in the heart of Frogtown. $
400 Sibley St., Ste. 150
Wine and light fare, exposed brick and timbers, and an antique bar. $$
Black Sheep Pizza
512 Robert St. N.
Coal-fired ovens and exceptional ingredients create an American “pizza pioneer” experience. $
Black Bear Crossings on the Lake
1360 Lexington Pkwy. N.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all year round in the historic Lake Como pavilion. $
737 Snelling Ave. N.
Offering fine Turkish cuisine from Ali’s hometown of Akçaabat, Trabzon Province. $
The Blue Door Pub
1811 Selby Ave.
Fun Americana décor and a menu featuring the Juicy Blucy (bleu cheese-stuffed burgers). $
Boca Chica Restaurante Mexicano & Cantina
11 Cesar Chavez St.
Minutes from downtown in the District Del Sol of Saint Paul’s West Side; patio dining and mariachi music. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
Bon Vie Bistro & A Piece of Cake Bakery
485 Selby Ave.
Breakfast and lunch café that serves up “the good life” with a changing monthly menu. $
Brasa Premium Rotisserie
777 Grand Ave.
Featuring local, slow-cooked rotisserie meats for dine-in or take-out. $
The Bulldog Lowertown
237 Sixth St. E.
Stop for lunch, after work, or on weekends for pub grub like Tater Tot Hotdish. $
242 Seventh St. W.
A relaxed outdoor patio and more than 60 beers from around the world. $
850 Grand Ave.
Cafeteria, bakery, and pizza wine bar; this Victoria Crossing landmark is three restaurants in one. $
435 Wabasha St N
Candyland started in 1932 under the name "Flavocorn" on Wabasha St. in downtown St. Paul. Candyland still believes in excellent customer service and the "mom and pop" atmosphere. When you come to Candyland, you travel back in time with all of your senses, to a place where life was simple and sweet.
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W.
Cafeteria-style service, weekly Minnesota menus, free Wi-Fi. $
2356 University Ave. W.
Country favorites and family recipes from all over Italy. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
Capital View Café
637 Smith St. S.
Mexican and American homecooking for breakfast and lunch. $
Cecil’s Delicatessen, Bakery, and Restaurant
651 Cleveland Ave. S.
Committed to quality delicatessen fare for three generations; delivery available. $
800 Cleveland Ave. S.
A full-service neighborhood menu with old-school video games to “bring out the 80s kid in everyone.” $
Cheeky Monkey Deli
525 Selby Ave.
This “deli by day and bistro by night” offers full table service after 5 p.m. $
448 University Ave. W.
A photo album menu of authentic Cambodian cuisine for those who are weary of Americanized Asian. $
886 Smith Ave. S.
Traditional steaks, seafood, and spirits; open every day. $$
Union Depot Place
214 Fourth St. E.
Formal Greek dining or a weekday lunch buffet in a breathtaking Union Depot setting. $
2315 Como Ave.
Food made from scratch: seasonal menus, weekly specials, and catering. $
Costello’s Bar & Grill
393 Selby Ave.
A traditional Cathedral Hill restaurant with a friendly environment. $
Cossetta Italian Market
211 Seventh St. W.
Cafeteria-style classic Italian food and a gourmet grocery shop. Check out the new rooftop restaurant. $
Dari-ette Drive In
1440 Minnehaha Ave. E.
Italian, American, and ice cream! Family-owned and operated from March to October for over 50 years. $
Dar’s Double Scoop
1046 Rice St.
Over 40 tasty flavors of deluxe ice cream from dairies in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as sandwiches and pizza. $
Day by Day Café
477 Seventh St. W.
Breakfast is their specialty all day long; linger over coffee and conversation. $
425 Seventh St. W.
Famous for pasta and a red sauce made daily with ingredients imported from Italy. $
Destiny Café at Sunrise Market
995 University Ave. W.
1151 Clarence St, Ste 101
Hmong deli and sit-down restaurant. $$
Dixie’s on Grand
695 Grand Ave.
Casual dining and Southern comfort; live jazz and soul throughout the week. $$
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 Seventh St. W.
A comfortable retreat with classic cuts grilled over an oak fire. $$
Eagle Street Grille
174 Seventh St. W.
Pre-event sports bar with a full menu and great views of downtown Saint Paul. $$
879 Payne Ave.
Delicious Thai food in satisfying portions. $
629 Aldine St.
Create your specialty pizza with a gluten-free crust: dine-in, take-out, or delivery. $
Egg & I East
2550 University Ave. W.
Open daily ’til 2 p.m. serving quality breakfast for over 20 years. $
El Burrito Mercado
175 Cesar Chavez St.
Shop and eat at this authentic Mexican taquería in the West Side Supermercado. $
Everest on Grand
1278 Grand Ave.
A mix of tastes, from spicy North Indian curries to Tibetan dumplings and noodles. $$
400 Selby Ave.
Classic entrées, salads, pastas, and sandwiches; kids’ menu and weekly features. $$
FACES Mears Park
380 Jackson St.
American cuisine mixing modern and old-world artistry, includes a wine bar, bottle shop, and bakery. $$
510 Snelling Ave. N.
Ethiopian fare with a variety of stewed, curried, and charbroiled meats (vegetarian entrées available). $
2264 Como Ave.
Finnish and European specialties in charming St. Anthony Park. $
490 Syndicate St. N.
Savory East African–Eritrean menu with specialty lamb and goat dishes. $
276 Exchange St. S.
New American Cuisine and 19th century manners in a historic architectural setting. $$
791 Raymond Ave.
Inspired Middle Eastern flavors in a great Saint Paul location. $
French Meadow Bakery and Cafe
1662 Grand Avenue
French Meadow Bakery championed organics before there really was such a thing, promoting sustainable agriculture, making and serving slow foods, and generally providing a tasty little oasis of thoughtful and healthy living, they produce pure, organic and artfully crafted, yeast-free breads. $
465 Wabasha St. N.
A Japanese food experience for lunch or dinner with an extensive happy-hour menu. $$
605 Seventh St. W.
Great chef specials and an exhaustive beer list at Saint Paul’s German restaurant. $
275 Fourth St. E.
Homemade soups, sandwiches, and baked goods served for breakfast and lunch with a healthy side of green practices; now serving wine and beer. $
Grand Ole Creamery
750 Grand Ave.
A classic ice cream parlor and pizzeria. $
1818 Grand Ave.
In pursuit of the perfect breakfast and lunch for more than 20 years. $
Great Waters Brewing Company
426 Saint Peter St.
Award-winning brew pub and restaurant with a year-round patio. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
498 Selby Ave.
Craft beers and culinary adventure. $$
Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market
289 Fifth St. E.
Fresh farm direct fare for gourmet lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. $$
771 Cleveland Ave. S.
Trendy comfort food prepared with flair. $
Ho Ho Gourmet Restaurant
1985 Old Hudson Rd.
Chinese buffet and à la carte items; memorable chicken wings and roast duck. $
Homi Restaurant Mexicano
864 University Ave. W.
Chilaquiles, enchiladas, moles, empanadas, tamales, and caldos made from scratch. $
380 Cedar St.
Lunch, dinner, and take out menus and enhanced karaoke weekly with Ray Evangelista. $
758 Grand Ave.
Try the lunch buffet from 11 to 2:30, or enjoy dinner with quality table service. $
Italian Pie Shoppe & Winery
1670 Grand Ave.
Award-winning pizzas and pasta since 1976 with online and dine-in specials. $
Izzy’s Ice Cream Café
2034 Marshall Ave.
Artisan ice cream with inspired, quirky flavors. $
joan's In The Park
631 Snelling Ave. S
A modern-meets-classic restaurant and wine bar in Highland Park. $$
Keys Café & Bakery
767 Raymond Ave.
504 Robert St. N.
The made-from-scratch recipes “you grew up with” from a family restaurant favorite since 1973. $
Khyber Pass Cafe
1571 Grand Ave.
Authentic Afghan menu, which combines the best of several Asian cuisines, with special attention to chutneys. $$
Kincaid’s Fish, Chop & Steakhouse
380 St. Peter St., #125
Classic American dining; every restaurant is uniquely local. $$$
601 Dale St. N.
True Thai food in a warm and friendly space that is perfect for large groups. $
36 Dale St. S.
Established Mexican restaurant with an ambitious list of tequilas. $$
452 Selby Ave.
Romance and garlic on Cathedral Hill; dine inside or on the patio. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
2467 7th St. W.
Stop by after flights into MSP. $
Lao-Thai Family Restaurant
501 University Ave.
Traditional Lao-Thai cuisine like raw beef laab, yummy pad thai, and chicken wings. $
Lee’s & Dee’s Barbeque Express
161 North Victoria St.
Ribs and catfish served up right by this welcoming husband-wife team. $
1096 Grand Ave.
A timeless Saint Paul landmark featuring steaks, seafood, and nostalgia. $$
175 Seventh St. W.
Irish hospitality and an urban patio view of beautiful downtown. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
The Little Oven
1786 Minnehaha Ave. E.
Reasonably priced Italian fare with monthly coupons and specials that are easy on the wallet. $
422 University Ave. W.
Adventurous, eclectic Chinese dishes alongside traditional favorites. $
Los Ocampo Mexican Restaurant & Bar
1751 Suburban Ave.
Serving food selections made with recipes and spices that have been handed down for generations and combined to satisfy your tastes.$
2060 Randolph Ave.
Fresh and local gourmet Italian food prepared by traditional chefs. $$
433 Robert St. S.
Philly cheese steak sandwiches and Chicago dogs. $
The M St. Café
Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St.
Sophisticated yet casual with à la carte menu items or Euro-style sideboard servings; Sunday brunch. $$
1081 Payne Ave.
Quality family dining with home-cooked comfort food. $
394 University Ave. W.
Enjoy steaming meals and a full-service bar near the Koi pond or outdoor rose patio. $$
Malina’s Sports Bar
691 Dale St. N.
Late-night offerings of tasty papaya salad, beef laab, and chicken wings. $
961 Rice St.
Italian and American eatery for lunch, dinner, and take-out. $
Manana Restaurant y Pupuseria
828 7th S. E.
For perfect Salvadoran pupusas. $
Mancini’s Char House
531 Seventh St. W.
Serving charbroiled steak and lobster with a lounge as classic as the day it was built. $$$
Mango Thai Restaurant
610 Selby Ave.
Mango spring rolls and pan-grilled tuna salad in a hip, visual setting. BYOB. $$
410 St. Peter St.
Sustainable and seasonal New American cuisine that tends toward the French with a Crepe Stand weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $$$
Mickey’s Dining Car
36 Seventh St. W.
Our amusing Art Deco dining car on the National Register of Historic Places; open every day, 24 hours. $
Minnesota Music Café
499 Payne Ave.
"Where the food's great and the music's cooking." $
Mirror of Korea
761 Snelling Ave. N.
Second generation family-owned restaurant with summer and winter menus. $
Moscow on the Hill
371 Selby Ave.
Post-perestroika Russian dining and the essential vodka bar. $$
162 Dale St. N.
Neighborhood bistro with an extensive beer list and “better than pub fare.” $
2260 Como Ave.
An imaginative daily menu of seasonal ingredients, and a wine list tended by a sommelier. $ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
Ngon Vietnamese Bistro
799 University Ave. W.
Contemporary Vietnamese cuisine that holds true to the flavors of traditional dishes. $
492 Hamline Ave. S
After a fire gutted the place, the Nook is up and running, and cooking your favorite hamburger and scrumptious fries. $
Obb’s Sports Bar & Grill
1347 Burns Ave.
Watch your favorite sports while enjoying a wide selection of draft and bottled beer, or wine. $
1613 University Ave. W.
Options from spring rolls to curry, including a few specialty dishes you can’t find anywhere else. $
1193 Payne Avenue
Otra Cocina is a family owned Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner-To-Go and Catering restaurant with diverse, international food inspired by Mexican cuisine. $
Pad Thai Grand Café
1681 Grand Ave.
Homemade Thai food, exposed brick and timbers, and service with a smile. $$
Padelford Packet Boat Co.
A variety of meal cruises including a sunset dinner cruise, “Lunch and Lock,” Sunday lunch, and special occasions. $$
1373 Maryland Ave.
Pizza and Southeast Asian fare: egg rolls, laab, and sesame chicken. $
Pappy’s Chicago Style Eatery
1783 Maryland Ave. E.
Philly cheese steaks, Italian beef, and the ubiquitous Chicago dog; stand in line to order and get your drink (it’s worth the wait). $
Patrick McGovern’s Pub
225 Seventh St. W.
Pub food and drinks in a historic brick building with a three-tiered outdoor dining patio. $
360 Saint Peter St.
Acclaimed Italian cuisine in a stylish downtown location; offers complimentary valet parking. $$
1488 University Ave.
Serving quality homeland Cantonese dishes. $
1183 Selby Ave.
Creative, artistic pizzas with vegan and gluten-free options for dine-in, take-out, or delivery. $
Punch Neapolitan Pizza
704 Cleveland Ave.
769 Grand Ave.
Gourmet pizzas cooked fresh in a wood-burning oven for a smoky crust flavor. $
Que Nha Vietnamese Restaurant
849 University Ave. W.
Unassuming décor belies noteworthy dishes like goat curry and rice porridge. $
Ray’s Mediterranean Restaurant
1199 Seventh St. W.
Features a neighborhood Greek and Italian menu. $
Red’s Savoy Inn and Pizza
421 Seventh St. E.
520 White Bear Ave. N.
Countless topping combinations on that famous red sauce. $
470 Cleveland Ave. South
Romantic, classical Italian cuisine with a multi-course tasting menu. $$
Ruam Mit Thai Cafe
475 Saint Peter St.
Convenient downtown location; family-friendly lunch buffet. $
Russian Tea House
1758 University Ave. W.
Serving borscht, piroshki, cabbage rolls, and real Russian tea; Tuesday thru Friday. $
508 Lexington Pkwy.
Breakfast tacos, Mex tacos, beer, and coffee at the corner of Lexington and Randolph. $
704 University Ave. W.
Familiar Vietnamese favorites with pho, broken rice dishes, banh mi sandwiches, and more. (Closed Mondays) $
St. Clair Broiler
1580 St. Clair Ave.
Burgers, sandwiches, and buttermilk fried chicken in a classic American diner. $
St. Paul Cheese Shop
1573 Grand Ave.
An rBGH-free cheese list, cured-meat sandwiches, and delicious accompaniments. $
St. Paul Grill
The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market St.
Impeccable service and classic American entrées; Scotch, whiskey, and cognac for connoisseurs. $$$
695 Grand Ave.
Japanese sauté cooking with a bar and teppanyaki grill. $$
Carriage Hill Plaza
350 St. Peter St.
Timeless Japanese food and drink; begin an evening downtown at the full-length bar. $$
Salut Bar Américain
917 Grand Ave.
French-inspired cuisine in an ooh-la-la venue. $$
1806 St. Clair Ave.
A shared-plate approach to Italian dining. $
111 Kellogg Blvd. E.
A convincing combination of Asian and Latin foods gives a unique twist to the menu.
$ (lunch) $$ (dinner)
1124 Payne Ave.
Find homey goodness and old-fashioned comfort food at this step-back-in-time all-American café. $
995 Seventh St. W.
A real Irish pub with live entertainment serving famous Nook food from next door. $
1668 Grand Ave.
Serves winning Mediteranean and American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $
Skinners Pub & Eatery
919 Randolph Ave.
Fun for the whole family with Thursday bingo, Saturday night tacos, and specials every day of the week. $
The Strip Club
378 Maria Ave.
Playful, sophisticated atmosphere for meat and fish dinners on Dayton’s Bluff. $$
Supatra’s Thai Cuisine
967 Seventh St. W.
Chef and owner Supatra Johnson is the author of Crying Tiger: Thai Recipes from the Heart. $
Swede Hollow Bakery and Cafe
725 Seventh St. E.
Menu items made from scratch for breakfast and lunch on Dayton's Bluff. $
Tanpopo Noodle Shop
308 Prince St., # 140
Simple, elegant, and affordable Japanese food. $
Taste of Thailand
1671 Selby Ave.
Order with as much or as little spice as you want, but remember that hot means HOT. $
Tavern on Grand
656 Grand Ave.
Go for the fried walleye and log cabin décor. $$
Tavern on the Avenue
825 Jefferson Ave.
No frills neighborhood bar that offers food made from scratch. $
Tay Ho Restaurant
302 University Ave. W.
Small dining space with big flavors in traditional and old-world Asian fare. $
371 University Ave. W.
Chef Yuwadee Poophakumpanart, born and raised in Thailand, brings her vision of Thai food to Saint Paul. $
The Tea House
1676 Suburban Ave.
A Szechuan gem on the East Side. $
1220 Rice St.
The North End burger bar. $
Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub
258 Seventh St. W.
Generous portions for lunch, dinner, and after the game; serves late at night. $
Tongue in Cheek
989 Payne Ave
Coming in June!
Trieu Chau Restaurant
500 University Ave. W.
Busy shop with outstanding soups and tasty banh mi sandwiches. $
Trattoria da Vinci
400 Sibley St.
Fine Italian food amid antique stone fountains and architectural elegance. $$
Trotter’s Cafe & Bakery
232 Cleveland Ave. N.
Find local and organic food at this charming café in Merriam Park. $
Trung Nam French Vietnamese
739 University Ave. W.
Bakery and restaurant specializing in Vietnamese sandwiches and croissants.
Twisted Fork Grille
1342 Grand Ave.
American-inspired recipes with seasonal foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $
225 University Ave. W.
Lunch and dinner buffets Monday thru Saturday; sushi, seafood, and a variety of Asian cuisines. $
W. A. Frost & Company
374 Selby Ave.
Incomparable ambience and an old-world wine cellar to complement romantic artisanal cuisine. $$$
635 Payne Ave.
Family-owned Italian classic since 1933; famous for Francesco’s sauce, and Bocce Ball. $
184 Seventh St. W.
A new cafe pizza pub for Wild home games. $